~ Wedding Planning Tips ~

>> March 11, 2009

Planning a wedding takes time and creativity. Most brides have an idea of what they want but need some tips in order to pull it all together and understand the scope of what is needed.

When planning take into consideration the formality of the day and making it all run smoothly. A wedding coordinator is great for helping you smooth out your plans, finding vendors , and helping you the day of the wedding.

Here are just a few things to keep in mind...

Create a “day of schedule”

These are a great tool to make sure all involved in your big day know when to be where and lets your planner know what the day looks like as well. Be sure to include what vendors are coming and when with contact information for your planner.

Too many colors…too busy for the eye
Try to keep it to 2 or 3 main colors for your wedding. When you get more than that it can be too visually distracting for guests.

Outdoor weddings
If you are planning an outdoor wedding be sure to take into account all possible weather conditions when planning your centerpieces and decorations.

Saving money on decorations
If you don’t have a huge budget for your wedding, you can cut costs by cutting the amount of flowers you use. There are so many options for centerpieces you just have to be creative!

Select flowers that are in season and locally available.
If you do, you’ll probably find you can save considerably on cost -- especially if you make it clear with your florist that cutting cost is a high priority.

Schedule your wedding “off-season.”
Nearly 70% of all weddings take place May through October of each year.

Save the Date Etiquette
As the world becomes a busier place, more and more couples are helping their friends and family reserve their wedding date with Save-the-Date announcements.

Wedding Party
Decide ahead of time the order in which the wedding party will proceed down the aisle, as well as who will be escorted, and by whom. You don't want your parents to be lost in the shuffle and seated with regular guests, not given front row seats, or left to find their seats on their own.

Put your payments for the event, and any other payments for that day, in envelopes and we will give them out that day.

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