Here it is, summer. Wedding time again. I find myself looking forward to doing all I can to help all the couples I can. Keeping brides calm. Wrestling information from vendors. Making sure they are on time and ready to work where needed. Even marrying couples. Helping them come together in wedded bliss. The tears shared are happy ones. I get choked up still. I can't help it. I can feel the joy. Their hope for the future. The love they feel for one another. Knowing that I am a small part of their day makes all the travel and missed parties so very worth it. The people I meet, the smiles I see. There is no better job in this world.
Halloween is past, Thanksgiving tomorrow and Christmas a little over month away. Planning parties and get togethers can take up all your planning time. Meaning your wedding plans might be put on the back burner. Try not to let that happen. Keep up the momentum. Even if it is something as small as your must have picture list, get it done so you can check it off your list. At the end of this festive season, it will give you a real sense of accomplishment. Do something small and it will seem bigger later on down the road.
Happy Holidays to all!!
Although new to my services offered, I do know a thing or two about what it takes to make a wedding memorable. When choosing someone to marry you, to bond you in marriage, you should be selective.
Make sure that the person you choose will give you just what you want.
Never settle for less.
If you want more personalized vows, sit down and talk to them about it.
Tell them your favorite memory with each other. Where you met. How long you have known one another. Anything that might make it that much more special. Make sure you are not surprised on your wedding day with words that don't mean a lot to you. Make that day, every part of that day, your own. Add a bit of clean humor in. Include those little things that describe you as a couple.
There is nothing wrong with tradition but never be afraid to be who you are on one of the most important days in your life.
A destination wedding can be even more of a challenge. Especially if you have never been to where you are getting married. You hire people without meeting them first. Caterers. Florists. Cake artists. You put a lot of trust in the planner you hire as well. You trust that they will be there to make sure your vision comes to light.
Communication is key. You can never give too many details. The more indepth you are about what you want, the better your day will be.
Finding the right planner can be a challenge. You want someone you are going to be able to get along with for the entire time you are working with them. So friendly is important. But not too friendly. They have to be able to stand up for you as well. So a bit of a bear. But not too pushy they scare away your vendors so friendly. It's a vicious cycle. You want a person who is going to work for you and help you bring to life your dream wedding.
Never be afraid to ask questions. Ask for references. If they don't have any, ask about their experience. Feel free to ask why they got into the business. What motivates them to do a great job for you. If the answer is "money", you might want to interview others. Yes, money can be a great motivator but it should never be the main reason.
The better you know them, the better your event will be. Less stress on you equals more fun overall. Take your time and find just the right one.
It is the time of year that wedding plans are in full swing and tons of tulle are being strung up. Stress can make planning a wedding very hard. It can lose it's excitement. Hiring a planner, even if it is just for the day of, can relieve that stress. Having someone there that can worry over the small details will free you up to relax and really enjoy the moments that are ahead of you. You won't have to be the one to watch the clock, to make sure the vendors get paid. With a planner, we take on all the stress and worry so you don't have to.
When you are planning a wedding one thing to think about is what songs you do not want to hear. Maybe you had a serious relationship prior to the perfect one you are in now and really do not want to hear "that song". Make sure to include it on the list.
Maybe you are not a fan of the Chicken Dance. Although a traditional wedding song, never feel pressured into doing it at yours.
Maybe there are songs that you can not live without hearing. Make certain to write those down as well. Talk to your DJ about the list. Also make sure that your planner has a copy as well. That way of there is a song request from a guest and it is on the no play list, it will not be played.
One song I always recommend though is "The Time Warp". It is one of those quirky songs and dances that almost everyone knows. And enjoys.
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The sun was out today! What a perfect day for a wedding. Outdoor weddings can be tricky. Especially here in the Great Northwest.
Always have a back up plan just in case. I know, you say your dream has been to walk under trees covered in pink petals that gently float all around you as a light breeze blows. No, wait, that is my dream. Okay, bunny trail over. You have always wanted to be married outside. Under the big open sky. But, the clouds are telling you to take it inside. Your planner is the perfect person to assist you in finding an alternative. I'm not saying not to go for it, just have a warm dry space for your guests.
Just in case.
One of the most romantic times of year due to Valentine's Day. Have you decided what to get your special someone? Maybe a beautiful ring and pop a certain question.
Unsure how to? A planner can help. A planner can help you come up with a unique way to ask that question. A way that she or he will never forget. Something special to tell the grandkids.
Unsure if you want a themed wedding?
Look at the interests both you and your fiance have. Are there any that would make a good wedding theme? Maybe you just want a memorable wedding that isn't so traditional. Go themed!
Sit down with your planner and go over things you love. Things you are passionate about.
One thing to remember is that no matter what, it is YOUR day. Yours and your future spouse. Don't let anyone talk you out of what you really want.