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JOSH + KIM MIGHT TIE THE KNOT PAGE


THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • GUEST COUNT 
  • ELEVATORS FOR ELDERLY AND HANDICAP
  • OUTDOOR INDOOR ENTERTAINING
  • DO I WANT COCKTAIL TABLES AND REGULAR HEIGHT?
  • DO I WANT A FULL BAR? (LIQOUR, BEER AND WINE) 
  • DO YOU WANT AN OPEN BAR? (YOU HAVE PREPAID FOR GUESTS TO BE SERVED AT NO CHARGE)
  • WOULD YOU LIKE A PARTIAL CASH BAR? (TYPICALLY WITH A CASH BAR COUPLES WILL GET A BEER AND WINE PACKAGE, OR WELL LIQOUR AND BEER PACKAGE AND QUESTS PAY FOR ANYTHING ADDITIONAL THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE.
  • A FULL CASH BAR IS WHERE ALL NIGHT GUESTS AND YOURSELF MUST PAY CASH (RARE BUT SOMETIMES AN OPTION DEPENDING ON VENUE) 
  • FINGER FOODS I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
  • PASSED CHAMPAIGN? 
  • WHAT TRADITIONS DO I WANT PERFORMED? (TOASTS, CAKE CUTTING, BOUQUET TOSS, FATHER DAUGHTER/MOTHER SON DANCE
  • DO I WANT LIVE MUSIC OR AN DJ/MC?
  • FOOD STATIONS?
  • TRADITIONAL CAKE OR SOMETHING CORKY?
  • CEREMONY AND RECEPTION AT SAME LOCATION (RECOMMENDED)
  • DO I WANT TO RENT A HOTEL BLOCK FOR CLOSE FAMILY AND WEDDING PARTY?
  • HOW MANY GROOMSMEN?
  • HOW MANY BRIDESMAIDS?
  • DO I WANT THE RECEPTION TO RUN LATE? 
  • WHAT IS MY IDEAL CEREMONY TIME?
  • WHAT IS MY IDEAL RECEPTION TIME? 
  • DO I WANT AN EXTRAVIGANT FAREWELL? (SPARKLERS, CONFETTI, BUBBLES, ETC) 
  • DO I WANT AN AFTERPARTY WITH FRIENDS AND WEDDING PARTY?
  • DO I WANT EVERYONE TO TRAVEL TOGETHER TO THE AFTER PARTY? OR UBER SEPARATELY?
  • DO I WANT A COCKTAIL OUTFIT FOR AFTER THE CEREMONY?
  • WHAT MUSIC WOULD I LIKE PLAYED?
  • DO YOU WANT AN ADULT ONLY WEDDING AND RECEPTION?
  • DO YOU WANT A VIDEOGRAPHER?
  • WILL THERE BE A PRAYER SAID BEFORE FOOD IS PASSED?
  • (BRIDE ONLY) DO YOU WANT A PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR YOUR BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHER AND MOTHER IN LAW? (RECOMMENDED BUT OPTIONAL)

 


TIPS FROM THE PROS (RONNI)

  • DO NOT HAVE A NIGHT CEREMONY 
  • MAKE SURE YOUR VENUE HAS AN ELEVATOR IF LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR
  • MAKE SURE YOUR VENUE OFFERS THE ABILITY FOR PRIVATE PARKING GARAGE OR VALET FOR ELDERLY
  • BOOK ROOMS FOR YOUR CLOSEST FAMILY AND RELATIVES (POSSIBLE WEDDING PARTY)
  • IF YOU ARE NOT HAVING A FIRST LOOK THEM PLAN YOUR CEREMONY WITH ENOUGH SUNLIGHT TIME FOR PORTRAITS AFTERWARDS. 
  • HAVE A LIST OF FAMILY MEMBERS YOU WANT FORMAL PHOTOS WITH AND PROVIDE THIS LIST TO DAY OF COORDINATOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER. 
  • FOR BUDGET SAVING REASONS YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ONLY GET BOUQUETS, BOUTONNIERES, CENTERPIECES ON COCKTAIL TABLES AT A COCKTAIL ONLY STYLE RECEPTION. SOMETIMES ENTRY FLORALS ARE NICE.
  • PHOTO-BOOTHS MAKE FUN ENTERTAINMENT AS WELL.
  • FOR COCKTAIL STYLE RECEPTIONS IT IS BEST TO DO A SMALL CAKE FOR THE TWO OF YOU FOR "SHOW" DURING CAKE CUTTING BUT HAND OUT MINI CUPCAKES TO GUEST. 
  • ALSO PROVIDE LOW SEATING WITH TABLE HEIGHT TABLES FOR ELDERLY AND KIDS (IF INVITED)
  • MAKE SURE VENUE OR YOURSELF CAN PROVIDE AT LEAST TWO HIGH CHAIRS FOR GUESTS WITH BABIES ( THIS IS JUST A PLUS AND SUPER CONSIDERATE TO NEW PARENTS )
  • TO HELP WITH PHOTOGRAPHS MAKE SURE TO RENT ADDITIONAL LIGHTING OR STRING LIGHTS TO HELP IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS PHOTOGRAPHS