Tips for Brides

We gathered some of our seasoned events managers, who collectively have overseen hundreds of weddings, and asked them what a bride can do to make the big day as smooth as possible. Here is what they had to say:

The Music
Create a list of songs you “do” want your band/d.j. to play, but DO NOT create a specific list and playing order for them to follow.  Many brides and grooms have arrested the ability of the talent they hired, by overmanaging the beats, resulting in missing those “festive highs” the pros know how to attain.

The Menu
Don’t plan a menu thinking you’re going to please everyone.
Do design your menu to celebrate the season and to please the majority.

Be yourself
Voice what is important to you.  The best weddings we see are the ones that are allow the personalities of the couple to shine through.

Traditions
Honor traditions;  they create those touching moments. Try not to combine more than two toasts at a time…it will get tedious. Get the guests back on the dance floor.

DO accept help when offered
You cannot be everywhere and do everything.  If a friend offers to pickup Aunt Millie at the airport – let her!

DO stay organized
Keep everything in one place for easy reference, whether it is on your iPad or in that huge wedding binder your best friend bought for you the second you got engaged; it will save time in the long run.

DON’T forget to enjoy yourself!
Be a guest at your own wedding!!!  This is a once in a lifetime experience and you should cherish every second!