Reception following wedding on the day of formalities, or on a separate occasion.
Tented Open Space
Rent a Home by the Sea, in the Mountains, at the Lake, at a Cabin, or in the City!
Wedding Gown & Veil
Wedding Party Attire
Gifts for Bridal Party
Bridal Bouquet and Toss Bouquet
Invitations, Save Dates
Online Wedding Site
Email or Test
RSVP by date Card
Food Choice request
Guest Address List
Guest Book and Pen
Some begin to envision their wedding day as children. Cinderella, Beauty & the beast, Snow White, Real life princesses, actual weddings, photos of our parents, all pretty much leading to the start of Happily Ever After. The beautiful gowns, the flowers, the settings begin to form a pretty picture in our minds. We grow up and attend weddings, taking mental notes of what our own wedding might entail. We look through magazines and websites to find our perfect wedding style! But wait.... we are getting ahead of ourselves! Your day will be unique! Tradition might be what you are looking for, but the beautiful moments of the day can be just as mesmerizing as backyard nuptials with a bar-b-que! Remember that the wedding and reception are two different events, traditionally on the same day, but not necessarily. Make the day about you and your love.
First, keep in mind that the important part of the day is the wedding ceremony! Don't let your obsession to have the "perfect party" overshadow the union between you and your soulmate. You need not impress anyone but each other. Guests will be honored to witness such a lifechanging moment!
How much time are you giving yourself to plan this even? Traditional weddings take a year or two for planning and booking. Don't sell yourself short and be disappointed that your favorite wedding venue is already booked. It is for this reason that I encourage you to be flexible with your date or venue choice. One thing might influence the other. The bigger the reception, the more time you will need.
Set a budget! Unless you are rich, you will have to make choices, prioritize what is important to you and your fiancé, make compromises along the way and know that your day will be beautiful and perfectly imperfect! Trust me!
Make lists and keep in a wedding binder, for Guests and addresses, Vendors and contact information, Important dates to remember and appointments to keep.
Be considerate with Guest Seating chart. Keep family close to the head table (and ex's apart). Be thoughtful of special needs, handicapped, and children (if invited). Choose a simple method for guests to find their assigned table at the door, and place cards at their table. Be sure elderly don't have to turn their head's to see the action.
Getting married is a big deal. Big commitment. You will experience better and worse, sickness and health, richer and poorer, good times and bad. Don't expect your mate to be perfect. You will make mistakes. Learn and grow together, and hold on when the going gets tough. You both will change with age and experience. Keep getting to know each other, and keep falling in love with each other, over and over again!
And don't forget to book your HONEYMOON! Your options are limitless, from a dream vacation resort to renting a home away from home, to just "running away" to be alone somewhere local, there are romantic getaways to be found!
I wish you a long and happy life together!
Set an approximate date
Attend wedding fairs
Start guest list
Mail Save the Dates
Wedding Gown and Wedding party attire
Work with hair stylist
Start working on vows
Book rehearsal dinner
Write wedding vows
Confirm all vendors
Create seating chart
Final dress and tux fitting
Start packing for honeymoon!
Giving away bride, Vows Exchanging of Rings, Candle Lighting, Formal Photos, Introduction of Bride and Groom, Bridal Party, Parents and Grandparents, Champagne Toast, First Dance, Parent/Child Dance, Cake Cutting, Toss Bouquet & Garter, Centerpiece Giveaway, Honeymoon Getaway!
When circumstances prevent the gathering, there are always ways to celebrate with the guest of honor by letting them know you are thinking of them! Mailing and social media open the doors to communication and sharing. While it is not a good substitute for a good "old fashioned" party, the purpose is served, and memories are still being made! There are no rules for creating a unique way to celebrate any occasion, nor are there any rules for the timeline to do so. All of the ideas listed above for creating a party may not be feasible during this time of Covid-19, but I hope you are inspired by some of the thoughts and traditions to make your party fly!If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.