A wedding planner should be there start to finish, they should help you choose venues that are within your budget and your style. They should be there through all your meetings, going through contracts and making sure that anything sent to you is right, you shouldn’t get 10 pieces of paperwork, that’s their job. You can definitely call for references to other brides of course they’ll give you glowing recommendations otherwise they wouldn’t be their references, but make sure to ask specific questions, was she helpful on your wedding day? Did she come to your flower meeting with you? Did she have creative ideas when you were deciding the menu?
Wedding planners travel absolutely everywhere, so you can hire someone from New York, Los Angeles, even Paris. If you’re looking for somebody local, ask your local wedding venue, they might have ideas of who does the most beautiful events. If for any reason over the course of planning your wedding, you decide you’ve hired the wrong wedding planner, get rid of them. Wedding planning should be fun, they should take the stress out of it and you should enjoy every moment, but of course when there are stressful times, they should be there for you and help you through it, they’re not there just to choose your menu, they should be there to help you deal with your family as well. On the day of your wedding day you’re not looking to deal with setup, you want to get dressed, be an absolutely beautiful bride, and take the best pictures and get pictures and get married. The wedding planner should be there from the very beginning of the day through the end of the night making sure that everything goes perfectly. Sometimes you might even feel at the end of the wedding that your wedding planner is your new best friend, that’s a very good sign.
Know the do’s and don’ts for the perfect wedding. When choosing your program for the wedding, there are a few elements you have to decide on.
Are there gonna be any speeches? If so, who’s giving them? Make sure you don’t bog your guests down with twenty minutes of speeches in a row. If you do have a lot of them, break them up through the course of the night. maybe two during the main course and two during dessert.
Fun elements over the course of the evening: your first dance with your new husband, mother/son dance, father/daughter, and definitely cutting the cake.
If you’re gonna throw the garter, wait until the end of the night when everybody is a little bit tipsy. After the cake cutting is a great time to throw the bouquet. Then you have the rest of the night to enjoy the party and not get off the dance floor. Just remember, skip the cheesy stuff.
If your cousin wrote a song for you, the wedding is not the place for it. Try the rehearsal dinner or even plan a bar night before the wedding so that she can showcase herself.
It’s very nice for either the bride or groom or one of their parents to welcome everybody and maybe the best man give a toast. After that, try to keep speeches to a minimum.
When everybody arrives at your wedding, they should go straight to the ceremony. Sometimes it’s nice to have them greeted with chocolate dipped, long stemmed strawberries, or maybe a glass of sparkling water.
Try not to give any alcohol before the ceremony. Skipping cocktails can be a great way to save some money, and then you get to go straight into the party.
Once you’re in the party, keep dance sets to thirty to fifty minutes. Longer than that and your guests will get tired. So break it up with food, speeches, and yummy cake. So your wedding should start off with the ceremony, have cocktails if you want them, have a first dance, delicious food, and party the rest of the night with a few personal touches put in there.
Linens in natural, neutral colors can make any green wedding stay elegant. Choose linens for green weddings with tips from a professional event planner in this free video on green wedding planning.
Choose a romantic place to get married with the help of a celebrity event planner in this video on wedding planning.
1. When looking for a romantic place to get married, consider using a professional’s guide called “Here Comes the Guide” or searching down memory lane for some hot-spots from your relationship.
2. Go down memory lane…. Did you have your first date at this fabulous Mexican restaurant?
3. Place that you really love.
Bio: Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full service event planning and catering company that originates all aspects of large scale functions including menu planning, cuisine preparation, prop styling, floral design, furniture and accessory rentals, staff hires and music. Since the company’s beginnings in 1992, her client list has included Earthlink, Cedars-Sinai, Georgetown University, Art Center College of Design, Rusnak Automotive Group, San Diego Polo Club, See’s Candies, Cal Tech and Whole Foods Market.
This is a sample checklist a mom created for planning a 1st birthday party of her son. Here is her Party Planning Checklist.
FOOD- She name the foods she’s using for the birthday…
Organizing a hen and bachelorette Party do requires a lot of attention to detail, managing guests, being diplomatic and staying on top of things. It is not an easy task and every hen party will be different, but there are some basic ‘musts’ that, if followed, will help with the smooth organization, avoid any political minefields and create a very successful hen party!
Hen Tip # 5: Budget
Set a detailed budget and be very clear with guests what is and is not included. If you are going out for dinner and the cost of the drinks is on top, say so. It the travel costs are not included and people are expected to get somewhere themselves, say so. Be considerate of those you know are on very low budgets. Ask each guest for a deposit well in advance to secure their place and ensure commitment. Download a budget planner use it to keep your costs in check.
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Organizing a hen or Bachelorette party do requires a lot of attention to detail, managing guests, being diplomatic and staying on top of things. It is not an easy task and every hen party will be different, but there are some basic ‘musts’ that, if followed, will help with the smooth organization, avoid any political minefields and create a very successful hen party!
Hen Tip #1: Speak to the Bride/Hen!
It is her hen day / hen night / hen weekend after all. Some Hens are comfortable knowing nothing about the hen do and some want to know exactly what they are doing. The Hen may want to do the organizing with bridesmaid help (leaving room for at least a small, nice surprise for the Hen). Always make sure it is the Hen that dictates the guest list for the hen do.