Every single detail is important to the bride and groom on their wedding day. It is often these special touches that make the ceremony and reception meaningful for the couple, guests and family. When selecting professionals who will help create your ultimate dream wedding, consider these details:
A color palette won’t do. Brides are now looking to make their entire event from décor to food selections centered on a theme from “Hollywood Glam” to “Woodland Rustic.” These themes showcase the personality and lifestyle of the couple. Think about what is unique to you and your partner, start with the big picture then focus on the details.
Location, location, location
The big picture will no doubt include a vision of what type of venue will be picture-perfect. Some couples seek to simplify logistics by selecting a “one stop venue” such as Heritage Isle Clubhouse which can accommodate a ceremony and reception with established catering. The benefits include:
- Avoiding transportation worries.
- Guests arrive at one place, relax and enjoy.
- One site means one site fee which may save on costs.
Heritage Isle Clubhouse — HeritageIsleClub.com
Just like a theme, the food and experience of eating will remain in the memory of guests. Beyond a signature drink and appetizers, caterers like Edible Art Catering are able to assist with innovative ideas and dietary concerns like gluten-free and vegan. Catering involves so much more than just the food, which is why it is extremely important when determining cost to consider all factors that go into producing a successful and memorable event. Make sure you have a team of professionals that will arrive early, help set up, maintain all food and beverage service, enrich the guests, and clean up thoroughly.
Edible Art Catering — EdibleArtCatering.com
No matter the theme, tablecloths, napkins and chair covers can elevate the look and feel of the reception. Table linens tie the décor together and create a “wow” factor when guests enter the venue. A perfectly selected tablecloth, napkin, chair cover and tie gives personality and brings a reception to life.
- Don’t forget to include the florist in the linen selection process as all elements must work together to create a cohesive design.
- Don’t wait until the last minute so availability is guaranteed.
- Don’t be afraid to mix linens in one space. Just make sure they all work from the same color tone.
BBJ Orlando — BbjLinen.com
Even the bride’s traditional “something borrowed” doesn’t have to be part of her attire. Consider borrowing a family heirloom as part of the décor.
Besides the formal portraits that will no doubt be cherished for future years, many couples are also opting to have a photo booth as both entertainment for guests and a keepsake to take home from the wedding. Silly props like wigs and feather boas add to the fun! A few questions to consider:
- Does the venue have a proper location for the set up?
- Is the photo booth attractive?
- How many people can fit in the booth?
- Can the company provide samples so you know what the final product looks like?
Simple Media Productions — Facebook.com/SimpleMediaPro
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Vendor:
1. Does their style fit your personal style?
Discuss what you like and what options they can offer you. If you’re looking for vintage and the vendor specializes in modern, it might not be the right fit.
2. Do you get along?
You’ll be spending a significant amount of time with your vendors. Make sure you are comfortable being open and honest.
3. Can they offer testimonials from previous customers?
Also consider recommendations from other vendors you may have already booked.
4. Do they provide you with quality?
Don’t be lured in with a good deal that you won’t be happy with the final result.
5. Finally, what’s your gut feeling?
Trust your instinct. If it sounds too good to be true, it could be.