Picking your entertainment is CRUCIAL to your event. This is why…
We can plan and strategize your timeline and how you would like the events to unfold, but when someone is on the “mic” it is ultimately up to them on how the events will unfold. As wedding planners, we aren’t going to sprint to the Emcee and tell them (in front of all the guests) that what they just announced is wrong. WE (meaning the bride/groom and wedding planner) are the only ones that know that it is out of order or not appropriate to the timeline that you spent hours thinking about. The guests don’t know, so why draw attention to it?
Wedding planners will work with your entertainment, but they have control of the announcements.
Not that that this is a bad thing. It’s how it rolls at weddings. There are many times when we change things up (because of the bride/groom) at the actual reception. Vendors know this and roll with the punches.
My personal biggest pet peeves are times there is silence. “Dead Air” is so noticeable at any event. Professional entertainment will not let this happen.
Just food for thought, as you plan your wedding!Read More »
Not what you would usually find at a wedding planning website, but that’s how we roll.
Take a moment and listen to this rap about a true love story of immigrants, Jake and Olive. It’s beautiful, promise (no bad words). And Mac Lethal is a lyrical genius.
ps Thanks to my son who finds these crazy videos on YouTube when he should be doing his homework.Read More »
The first dance is something that all your guests look forward to. It’s a sweet moment and the first time you will dance as husband and wife.
Many couples are taking dance lessons to make their first dance extra special. Then there is our clients, Priya and Rob who were married, 10.10.10.
Priya Milani is an accomplished and retired ballet dancer and Rob, well he’s no slacker in the dancing department (but let’s face it, he has to work hard to keep up with Priya).
Their beautiful infused Indian & Italian wedding will be highlighted later, but for now, please enjoy their beautiful first dance. As Rob’s father told me, the judges of Dancing with the Stars would have given them a: 10 10 10 !!!Read More »
We all know that for outdoor weddings, it is critical to have a backup rain plan.
But have you considered the other weather elements? Like oppressive, humid, glaring, blazing heat from the sun?
This year we have had an tremendous shift of venues for wedding selections. More people are choosing personal residences or outdoor venues for their wedding ceremony (and/or receptions).
It’s a fab idea, as bride and groom’s are looking for something different for their special day. The concern is mostly with the potential of rain, but you have to remember other weather elements. In southern Indiana, the humidity factor is a huge concern as it is oppressive to a woman in a beautiful, layered wedding dress and men in full tuxedos. This can lead to crabby attitudes, sweaty faces, heat exhaustion and fainting.
Keep these points in mind, when planning your outdoor extravaganza:
- Your elderly guests need to have shade and comfort.
- Outdoor musicians will not play in direct sunlight. It’s not the uncomfortably factor (although that should be a concern, imagine YOU trying to play a violin dripping of sweat and exhaustion for an hour), musicians WILL NOT expose their high dollar instruments to direct sunlight. It ruins them.
- Should you proceed with the outdoor, sunny plan; then make sure you are choosing garments to wear that will allow some coolness factor. This includes your wedding dress, groom/groomsmen attire, bridesmaids and parent attire.
- Prepare for helping the guests cool off: A shaded location to wait until the last minute to be seated for the ceremony, fans (electric and handheld), cool non-alcoholic drinks to refresh themsevles.
- Choose a short vow ceremony. Short…. very short.
- Have an inside backup plan to move the ceremony. You don’t want to think about this now, but once you step outside in full dress, you may change your mind.
- Do NOT choose a month that an outdoor wedding will almost 98% sure to be miserable. In this area, August is the worth month of the year with high humidity and heat.
- Encourage more casual dress for guests; open collar shirts and sundresses for the girls.
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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when he asked for her hand,
And shortly thereafter a wedding was planned.
They first looked at places for a reception so grand,
Then pondered the question “A DJ or Band?”
They wanted things festive, classy and fun,
And with that thought in mind the search had begun.
They first shopped for bands and their music was nice,
But they took pause to book them because of the price.
So they met with a DJ and booked him with haste,
With a wide range of music for everyone’s taste.
So they planned and they planned for the big wedding day,
And they picked out the songs for the DJ to play.
The DJ had all of the tunes that they chose,
With the radio versions that everyone knows.
And when the time came for the big wedding night,
The DJ introduced them and said the names right.
The guests all were dancing and then danced some more,
And they danced the whole evening til’ their feet were sore.
And when it was over, and the music was done,
The guests all agreed it was sure lots of fun.
Thank you Craig, that was an awesome poem!
Happy Holidays, everyone!