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Wedding Expos: Which Booths Are Worth Your Time

Wedding expos are huge conventions centered around one of the most fun (and stressful) events you’ll ever plan. The great part of these shows is that there are more vendors than anywhere else, so it could be your one-stop shop for all things wedding related. But, not everyone has a full day available to casually stroll through the rows and rows of booths. If you don’t have a lot of time to walk all over the exhibition hall, here are some tips on deciding which booths are worth your time visiting.  

Refer to Your Budget at Wedding Expos

In last week’s blog, we told you about the importance of finalizing your budget before you get to wedding expos. This is where establishing that framework will be the most helpful. You should know by now which vendors are on your must-have list. At Wenning Entertainment, we recommend your entertainment, food, and drinks as some of the most important elements of your wedding you don’t want to cheap out on.

Prioritize those booths if you don’t have a lot of time to make sure you get the information you need. Make sure you keep the information from the booths that stuck out to you in a separate pocket or folder than the others. 

Don’t Box Yourself In Too Much

Even though you should always keep your budget in mind, if you do have the time, widen your search. Yes, wedding expos are about planning, but you should have fun too. Look at those booths you might not be planning to buy from for inspiration!

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Prepare for Your First Wedding Expo

One of the best parts about attending a wedding expo show is that it’s for those newly engaged couples in the early stages of the planning process. That means you don’t have to have a hardcore game plan for anything yet! That being said, it is still a good idea to prepare a basic framework of what you are looking for.

How to Prepare

The most important thing you walk into a wedding expo show with is a finalized budget. There will be so many great vendors to meet, and it’s fun to talk to all of them, but odds are some that you love will not be in your price range. Rather than spending all of your time at the most expensive booths, take a look around and find the ones that fit your budget.

It’s also a great idea to create a list of must-haves and could-live-withouts. Most couples do not have the budget to get every element of their wedding provided for them by vendors. So make a list of must-have vendors, like your entertainment, catering, and photographers. And make a list of vendors that would be nice to have, but you can live without (we’re looking at you, fancy table arrangement booth).

And make sure you bring a folder. These booths will give out a lot of informational pamphlets and booklets. This information will be extremely valuable to you and your partner when sitting down to decide what styles of vendors you prefer to keep it all organized. For even further organization, have one side of the folder for the vendors that really stood out to you and the other side for the rest. There will be so much going on, and you won’t remember every detail so it’s helpful to keep the standouts separate.

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Preparing for Your First Wedding Expo

One of the coolest parts of your wedding planning process is going to all those cool wedding places you’ve always heard about but never been to. Wedding expo shows are one of these places. But, these shows can be overwhelming if you’ve never been to one before. And it’s helpful to know someone who’s been to one before. Preparing for your first wedding expo can seem like a challenge. That’s why this month, we give you our best wedding expo show tips and tricks. We will make sure you get the most out of your time.

What is a Wedding Expo Show?

A wedding expo is mainly for newly engaged couples or couples who are in the early stages of their wedding planning process. It is like a department store for wedding vendors. Everyone from local venues to bridal shops has booths and a lot of information to get you the right services for your big day.

What to Know Before You Go

With that in mind, these expos can be very overwhelming. It is helpful to go in with a budget and a solid list of “must-haves” and “could-live-without.” These shows are fun places to meander around to see all your options. Nailing down a budget will keep you on track while having fun going through the rows of wedding vendors. Go in with an open mind and a realistic budget. That way, you and your partner will have a great time.

 

Preparing for wedding expos can be overwhelming. Make sure to check back here next week for our top tips for attending wedding expo shows and learn how to make the most of your trip!

 

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Always Have a Backup Plan

Your wedding day is packed full of things for you to worry about. From ensuring that you greet all of your guests to making time to eat, you’ll have a lot on your plate! The last thing you want is to add worrying about the reliability of your entertainment. That’s why Wenning Entertainment’s professionally trained DJs always come with a backup plan. 

Prepare Your Backup Plan

 What if something goes wrong with the speakers? What if the DJ has car trouble on the way to the venue? Everything should have a backup plan. If you have an outdoor wedding, you should have a rainy day location to switch to. The same is true for your entertainment. It’s life, things will happen. Whether your first DJ gets sick or a piece of equipment breaks, we have backups.

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

We don’t leave anything to chance. Rest assured that if one DJ can’t make it, we have another professionally trained DJ ready to go whenever you need them. If you book your entertainment with a cheaper, smaller-time DJ service, they won’t have the backup plan guarantees that Wenning offers.

So, don’t rely on just one person for all of your entertainment needs on your wedding day. Book your entertainment with Wenning Entertainment and get not only a great DJ but an equally experienced and trained replacement as well as state-of-the-art equipment and equipment backups. Don’t get caught with a room full of people and no way to entertain. Get the peace of mind you need on your big day when you book your DJ with Wenning Entertainment.

 

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Wedding Timeline Planning

When faced with planning your wedding timeline, your to-do list might seem very scary at first. Do you order the catering first? What about the flowers? And of course, you have your dress to think about and that has to be perfect!

This month at Wenning Entertainment, we’re going to cover the exact order you should book your vendors in to make sure that everything runs smoothly for your big day!

Step 1: Your Venue and Reception Hall

To cover all of your bases, you want to focus on the hardest, most in-demand vendors first. So, the first thing you want to do is book your venue and reception hall. These can be separate or combined depending on your location and price point. It’s best to get a jump on this first so that the place you have in mind will be available for your date. Plus, knowing the venue will make planning the fun stuff like flowers and seating arrangements way easier.

Step 2: Your Entertainment

The next step is to book your entertainment. If you aren’t familiar with the world of wedding vendors, you might be overwhelmed with the volume of wedding bands and DJs there are. Entertainers can be booked up to 2 to 3 years in advance so get a jump on that. To make sure that you find the best one to keep the party alive all night long you’re going to want to research and research early.

Step 3: Your Photographer

Then, your next step is to book your photographer. Good photographers can be booked for up to 2 to 3 years in advance so get a jump on that. This is one of the most important days of your life. You’re going to want it captured by a reliable photographer that you trust. So book them early!

Step 4: Your Videographer or Cinematographer

Lastly on this list is your videographer or cinematographer. Some people are still wary about traveling and large parties. To make sure you have a video worthy of showing grandma, book your videographer or cinematographer in advance. They always book up to about a year and a half to three years in advance.

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Keep Your Wedding Memories Alive

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Keep Your Wedding Memories Alive

Wedding videos are so much more than a simple film. It is a collection of you, your partner, your family and friends all living life and having a great time. Your video will stay as a permanent glimpse into your magical day, a collection of irreplaceable footage, and a visual way to keep memories alive on your wedding day!

Keep your wedding memories alive

During your wedding, you will have all sorts of guests in attendance. Young friends and old relatives alike will be laughing, dancing, singing, and having a great time! Having that all in the same video is so valuable. Later in life, It will be great to look back and see old friends, family, and your partner smiling and having a blast!

Preserve their memory forever

This wedding video will also be a testament to the memories captured that day. You never know what what life has down the road. A family member can pass on or a friend can get into an accident, or a loved one could move somewhere far away. However, their memory can be captured in your wedding video in a way that photographs cannot reproduce.

Keep your wedding memories alive

Wenning Entertainment’s own Eric and Heather learned first-hand how important having video can be. 3 days after their marriage, they found out Heather’s father was diagnosed with ALS. Luckily, there was so much recently-filmed footage of Heather’s father giving a toast, dancing, and smiling and having a great time. Even after the terrible effects of ALS had set in, there will always be that night of life and joy captured forever on video.

keep your wedding memories alive with video you can look back and watch in the years to come!

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Take In Moments

Take in the Moments

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Take in the Moments

After a couple makes it official and they are now married, they seem to forget to do something. What is it that they forget? Legalities, thank you cards, or payments to vendors? Nope, they forget to take in all the moments with one another!

Smell the Roses

Once it is official, make sure you and your significant other are taking time to reflect on the life changing decision you just made. Take as much time as needed to realize the level of commitment you just made to each other. For example, go on a hiking trip with one another to take in the beauty of nature and one another. This will help minimize any doubts and reassure you that you both made the right decision!

Prepare for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Organize your plans with one another accordingly to ensure a smooth Thanksgiving Day! Develop a schedule for the day as far as what time and how long you will eat with one another’s side of the family. This will prevent any feelings from getting hurt, and also makes it seem like you both are on top of everything. Therefore, also have an idea of how you will take on Black Friday shopping together! Don’t miss out on deals that will help build areas of your lives together, such as a lawn mower, new furniture, and new vehicles. Make the first Black Friday together hard to beat in the future!

Consider the Future

Think about what both of you want in the future together. Do you want a pet or kids, perhaps both? Realize that no one but yourselves determine this, and decisions you take now will have an effect on things later in the marriage. Tell each other how you feel about this, and when you would consider to be the right time. The more honest you are with your feelings with one another, the more progress will be made!

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Understanding the Legalities

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Understanding the Legalities

Now that you are officially married and loving your newlywed life, there are just a few things you should know. There is no need to stress, because we are here this week to help you better understand the post-wedding legalities!  Everything from paperwork to changing your name, we have you covered.

Marriage Certificate

After you are married both of you must sign your marriage license, this paper is the proof that you were legally able to get married. It is then the wedding officiant’s job to mail the license to your county office.

This should only take a week or two for it to be processed. Once that form is sent out you must fill out a form to request copies of your official marriage license document. Make sure you get a decent amount of copies, because you are not allowed to mail the official document!

Changing Your Name

This is the fun part! You are officially married, but you have not changed your last name yet. Try to enjoy this post-wedding task, because it is definitely one of the more enjoyable tasks. In order to change your name, you must apply for a new social security card and drivers’ license with your new last name. You can take this as an opportunity to finally get a drivers’ license picture you love as well.

Health Insurance

The next step is to either join your partner’s health insurance or put them on yours. Most insurance companies allow you to do this freely up to 30 days after the wedding. Even if you don’t complete this task within the 30 days after your wedding do not worry, because you won’t be penalized. The best rule of thumb is to see whose policy can save you more money in the long run if both of you already have health insurance!

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Writing Vendor Reviews

Want to Write Reviews for Your Vendors, but Don’t Know Where to Start?

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Want to Write Reviews for Your Vendors, but Don’t Know Where to Start?

You’ve Come to the Right Place!

Everyone talks about the “must haves” or the “to do lists,” for planning a wedding; however, no one talks about what happens after the wedding. If you just had your dream wedding or if you are a very proactive bride and you don’t know what to do after your big day ends, we are here for you!

Why You Should Write Vendor Reviews?

The biggest way to thank your vendors is by writing them a review, because it helps their business grow. If you weren’t happy with your vendors, you should still politely let others know. This helps other engaged couples when they are deciding who to hire for their wedding

When to Write It

Only after you have completely ended your experience with your vendors should you write your review. Even though your vendors might have done a great job on your wedding night, it’s not uncommon to run into paperwork problems afterwards. This is something you would want to include in your review.

Do not wait to write your vendor reviews, because you want the memory to be fresh in your mind. The longer you wait the more important details you will likely forget.

Things to Keep in Mind

Regardless of whether or not your review is a positive or a negative one, you should try not to exaggerate. A great way to prevent this from happening is to recall specific instances when you are making your arguments. This leads up to our next pro tip: be specific!

The more specific you are, the more useful your review is. Our final note is to keep in mind that what you say and how you it could either positively or negatively affect other couples. Think about how useful a well written review would have been for you when you were planning your wedding.

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Thank You Cards 101

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Thank You Cards 101

Congratulations! You and your fiancé are officially married, and everyone got to enjoy your big day. Although you no longer need your wedding planner, there is still planning to be done: your thank you cards! This should be at the top of your post wedding to do list.

Thank you cards are very important, because it is a way to show your guests that you care. Although the thought of them can be daunting, thank you cards are a great way to look back on your night and thank family and friends for supporting you on your big day.

Be Timely

The bottom line for sending thank you cards is that they should be sent out within three months. A more detailed explanation for this is can be divided into two parts. If your guest gave you their gift before the wedding, try to send the card within two weeks of getting the gift.

If you wait up till three months depending on when you find the time to write your thank you cards after your wedding, your guests might think you forgot about them or that you did not enjoy their gift. For gifts you receive on or after your wedding day, send your thank you card within or up to three months of the gift exchange.

What to Write?

If you’re at a loss for words or writing cards is not your forte short and sweet never hurts. Try to make your thank you cards personable and specific so that it does not come across as if you wrote the same thing for each card. A quick tip is to express your appreciation for the gift and say how you plan on using it.

Regardless of whether or not your guest gave you a wedding present, you should still thank them for attending your wedding.

Make Your Cards Fun

There are many ways you can make and design your thank you cards. You could send them electronically, do a DIY, or order customized cards. One way to make mailing your thank you cards more fun is by incorporating your theme into the design. Another idea is to take a photo or two from your wedding and make it a part of the card!

If you’re experience somewhat of a lack of inspiration, there are countless amounts of websites that offer templates or designs to draw inspiration from However you choose to make your cards, try to enjoy it. This is one of the last things you’ll have to do as a newlywed!

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The Uninvited Guest

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The Uninvited Guest

A wedding took place on a beautiful night at the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, California. The guests and newlyweds were celebrating, dancing, and mingling all night long. Once the night ended the newlyweds retreated back to their hotel room. In the middle of the night they were abruptly woken up to an uninvited guest standing in their hotel room.

He was a tall ghostly looking sailor who didn’t appear to be threatening. The next morning the couple told the front desk about their night and specifically what they saw. The clerk was confused and explained to them that this was impossible. The adjoining door in their hotel room that the man was leaning on had been closed off years ago. The door was bolted shut making it impossible for anyone to enter. Since their room was a suite no one else was on their floor.

Our Reaction

When we think of hotels in California, we generally think of the classic song by the band The Eagles or beautiful sunset views, not haunted hotels! There is no denying this is a spooky end to your wedding. These two will never forget their first night as a married couple. Hopefully you remember your first night too, but for different reasons!

Final Note

It never hurts to see if there have been any out of the ordinary events at your wedding venue. This is true of course, unless you live for Halloween and love to be scared. It never hurts to see if there have been any out of the ordinary events at your wedding venue for the rest of us who are not hard-core scary movie enthusiasts and the horrors it has to offer.

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Dancing with a Murderer

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Dancing with a Murderer

Imagine that you’re an awkward 10 year-old girl at a wedding full of adults you don’t know. You’re probably expecting the night to be long and uneventful. What could possibly happen at a wedding? This is where our story about Dancing with a Murderer starts.

When Ali was 10 she attended a wedding with her mom. The only other kid near her age was a teenage boy who kept asking her to dance. After turning him down multiple times her mother finally noticed. Against her will Ali’s mom forced her to dance with the stranger. Four years passed and the memory of that night had left Ali’s mind long ago. It was just like any other day when she had reached for the local newspaper. The boy she danced with at the wedding made the front page of the paper for murder! He had murdered his family and tried to run away to Canada with his girlfriend!

Our Reaction

This story left us speechless. Thank goodness the girl wasn’t in any danger! Most people worry that they’ll step on the other person’s shoe or that they’ll trip while dancing; not that they’re dancing with a murderer! Weddings really do bring all sorts of people together.

Final Note

Let this story be the perfect excuse to get you out of dancing with anyone you don’t care to mingle with at the next wedding! This is also the perfect story to utilize when cutting down your guest list; don’t feel like you have to invite everyone.

To all of the brides to be, please keep in mind that although this story is true, the likelihood of this happening at your wedding is almost nonexistent! Remember to have a good time and enjoy your night!

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The Tale of the Upstaged Wedding Dress

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The Tale of the Upstaged Wedding Dress

Weddings always produce those unforgettable memories, but sometimes things can get offbeat and disaster can strike at any time. The horror story we found provides a great example of this.

On the morning of Jane Lu’s wedding day last October, she innocently unzipped her mother’s garment bag to see what her mom would be wearing to the ceremony. To Jane’s horror she discovered that her mother had not only chosen to wear white to the wedding, but a white wedding dress! There was no denying the fact that this dress was meant for a bride. Jane’s friends even asked if her mother was also getting married on her big day. Jane was completely blind-sided by her mother’s selfish act. Now she has to find a solution on how to handle this embarrassing situation.

Our Reaction

Can you imagine your mom planning to wear a white wedding dress on your big day? We’ve heard stories of the bride’s ex-boyfriend showing up because her coworker incidentally brought them. This story takes it to a new level! Jane Lu should definitely find out what’s going on with her mom as soon as possible.

How to Handle Unexpected Situations

Keep calm and be patient! You can handle any stressful situation with the correct mindset. Staying calm along with being patient to let the situation develop can go a long way in how you approach it. Develop acceptance that this situation has evolved and try to put together wise strategies for how you will go about this situation. Have complete control of yourself as well. This will help you become optimistic and positive about the situation so you can handle it the best way possible! Finally, a message to all future brides; don’t sweat the small stuff even if it feels like it’s big. It’s your wedding day! It is a celebration of you and your partner and you should remember it that way!

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Pandemic Wedding Success

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Pandemic Wedding Success

We all have had to cancel plans, vacations, and celebrations due to COVID-19, but don’t let your wedding day be one of them! It is time to get back out there and realize the only thing stopping you from planning your dream wedding is YOU!

If Chris Can, So Can You

Let our very own, Chris, be all the proof you need that you can still have a successful wedding during a pandemic. It is crazy to believe that Chris got married over a month ago! He was able to plan a beautiful destination wedding at an outdoor venue on the beach. Sixty guests attended his big night, not including all of the hired staff and vendors! Everyone had an amazing time and left happy and healthy. It is safe to say the night was a great success and one that everyone will remember.

No Time is Like the Present

Another important thing to remember is that it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed during your wedding planning process, pandemic or not. You just need to have the right precautions in place to have a happy, healthy, and unforgettable celebration. If you are worried that you are one of the few who are getting married during a pandemic, don’t be!

Join the hundreds of other newly wed couples who did not let COVID stop them from planning their dream wedding. Now is the time to start planning your event for the remainder of this year and the start of 2021. Your dream wedding does not have to wait a year to become a reality- start planning now! The sooner you start, the closer you will be to your dream wedding.

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Talk Before You Walk

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Talk Before You Walk

One could easily make the argument that planning a wedding is the most stressful event to plan. If you had your wedding during the pandemic or are currently planning yours now, we feel for you. Our very own Chris had a beautiful outdoor wedding on the beach amiss the COVID craziness. He shared with us the secret to planning a seamless wedding: communicate!

Communication Is Key

Communicating with anyone and everyone leading up to your big day is critical. Do not let this known fact be forgotten until it’s too late, especially on your wedding day! Chris did not realize the importance of communication until he started planning his own wedding. Lack of communication only adds unnecessary stress and creates frustrating setbacks.

Who Should I Talk to?

Don’t be afraid to touch base with your wedding planner multiple times to make sure there are no major bumps in the road. The earlier you catch a problem the better! You can also take the initiative to directly talk with your venue coordinator, DJ, and photographer to ensure everything is on track. The key for a successful event is to find one point of contact that will corral all of these people and tasks together.

The Big Picture

Building a strong form of communication will not only make sure your wedding day is just how you envisioned it, but it will help relieve some wedding planning stress! Communication is a simple and effective way to make sure your wedding day is just how you imagined. Make sure you have good communication so that when your wedding day has ended, you remember it for the great day it was rather than remembering stressing over the little things.

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Wedding September

Wedding Details You May Have Forgotten Part 2

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Did you seem to forget what the ring bearer and flower girl are going to be bringing down the aisle?

You are not the only one.

Planning your big wedding day can become stressful. There are so many details that you and your partner may have forgotten through the planning process. What the ring bearer and flower girl are going to carry down the aisle are small details that are frequently missed. These are two small items that do not magically pop up at your venue on your wedding day.

Our very own Chris had his experience with it. Scrambling around a couple days before his big day, then remembering he didn’t have anything for the ring bearer or flower girl to carry down the aisle. This proves even the experts can overlook the small things!

Where to Purchase Last Minute?

As Chris said, Amazon Prime was there for him. He was able to find many different baskets with dried petals for the flower girls and felt ring box or pillows for the ring bearer. There are over thousands of options for both the ring bearer and flower girl items on Amazon’s website. There even sets that include both items in one price and package.

What to Do If You Totally Forgot?

A pillow for the ring bearer, and a basket filled with petals for the flower girl are the usual traditional go to items to carry down the aisle. Other alternatives such as wooden boxes, glass bottles, and plates can be also used to match your wedding aesthetic. These items can be purchased at your local craft or retail store to do it yourself before your wedding day. Need some inspiration? Visit Pinterest for ideas on how to make the perfect set for your ring bearer and flower girl for your special day.

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Wedding Details You May Have Forgotten

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Forgot your card box for your wedding day?

We are here to help you plan those little details to make your wedding day less stressful.

After you and your partner get engaged, the planning starts right away. The long lists of planning can get pretty piled up and sometimes swept away. There may be those little details you may have forgotten or didn’t even think about leading up to your wedding day. Specifically forgetting about your card box for guests to drop cards in.

Take it from Chris

One item Chris never thought about was doing a card box on a gift table for guests to put their cards in. Having this last-minute thought proceeded into him purchasing a card box on Etsy. It came from out of the country and only arrived a day before he left for his wedding. Was he stressed out? Yes, of course, but in the end it was worth it. Chris never thought he would need such a little detail to make his big day 10x smoother. Listen to Chris, he knows best!

Where to Purchase Your Last-Minute Card Box

The best place to purchase a last-minute card box for your wedding day with fast shipping is Amazon Prime. With over 10,000 results, there is one that will fit your theme and color scheme. Amazon Prime offers 1-2 day fast shipping that guarantee Amazon Prime customers get their package 2 days from when your item ships.

What to Do If You Forget Your Card Box

Totally forgot about your wedding day’s card box for your git table? Don’t panic, you can do it yourself! Going out to your local craft or retail store like Target or Walmart, can help you get what you need you make your DIY card box. Here are some ideas:

  • Use a photo storage box, cutting a rectangle hole on the top and decorating with text, fabric, flowers, ribbon, or bling
  • Taking a simple or vintage wooden box and adding a burlap “Cards” banner
  • Using a basket and decorating with ribbon, “Cards” banner or flowers
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We here at Wenning Entertainment want to make you and your partner’s special day one to never forget, even if it is during a pandemic or postponed until a further date. Just know, we are here for you!

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Precautions as an Entertainment Business

As an entertainment business, we are here to make you and your partner’s special day that you or guests won’t forget. During this time, there are some precautions that are in place, but that doesn’t stop us to give you and your partner the perfect wedding.

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Following All Local and State Guidelines

Wenning Entertainment follow all local and state guidelines on your wedding day. Avoiding close contact by social distancing 6 feet away from your guests. Frequently washing hands or applying hand sanitizer throughout the event. Wearing a mask to prevent spread of the virus. Cleaning and disinfecting equipment guests may touch often. Monitoring employees’ health. Taking employees’ temperature before entering the venue.

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Flexible Setting

We are here to accommodate your special day’s setting. Whether you and your partner decide to do an indoor or outdoor wedding venue, we are still able to provide services for you. Each of our wedding services can be accessible either in an indoor or outdoor venue.

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Staff on Standby

Whether you and your partner decide on having your original wedding date or postponing, we offer professional employees that provide different services. Our wedding services include DJ, Photography, Videography, Cinematography, Photo Booth, and Lighting Design & Décor. Wenning entertainment provides entertainment with professionally trained entertainers. All staff are employees, not contractors.

 

Your special day that you and your partner have dreamed about and planned for some time now can still happen. Even if you want to postpone your wedding day, we will work with you and your partner to find a date that’s perfect for you.

 

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Elope First, Celebrate Later!

Elope First, Celebrate Later!

You and your partner have been planning and scheduling your wedding for days, don’t give up now. Do not let the pandemic take that away from you either. Rather than canceling, think about different options. Elopement has become popular over the years and can help you and your partner stay away from the decision of canceling your wedding completely. We are here to give you different options or ideas on how to move forward during this time.

Elope First

Your wedding day is all about the marriage and love between you and your partner. Rather than postponing or canceling your ceremony, think about scheduling an elopement date. Elope first and celebrate later. You and your partner would be able to still have a photographer or videographer to capture those special moments between you and your loved one. Some vendors you may want to think about still using are the officiant, a beautician, and a florist.

Elopement Attire

This day is about you and your partner’s new life together. Whatever you want to wear you can wear. You can also decide on what to wear from the elopement destination. Themes can include classic, short and modern, bohemian, asymmetrical, and cosplay.

 

Celebrate Later

Nothing is wrong with holding a reception or after party later in the year or even next year to celebrate your elopement between you and your partner. During this time, this may be the best decision for you and your partner instead of canceling your wedding completely.

Announce Your Post Wedding Celebration

This is a perfect time to use those elopement photographs that were taken to let the people you want to invite know there is a ceremony or after party later in the year to celebrate you and your partner.

 

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Are you not sure on how to proceed your wedding day? During this pandemic, guidelines and news change every day. This makes it hard to predict what is going to happen a few days from now. The key is to be prepared for every scenario in case guidelines do change before your wedding day. We are here to help you with some useful tips to have your special day safely during the pandemic.

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Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.

You and your partner need to communicate to your venue, guests and vendors about updated information. Tomorrow could be a totally new day with new guidelines to follow. You and your partner could create a website, Facebook page group or group email list to easily update your venue, guests and vendors.

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Small Weddings are OK

Every county and state is different regarding the amount of people that can attend certain events. The most that has been allowed is 250 people or less. Smaller weddings that include your family and close friends are okay. As long as you and your partner celebrate your special day with love and happiness, it doesn’t matter how many guest are there.

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CDC Guidelines

Your venues and vendors are to follow the CDC guidelines that are in place at that time. In order to follow social distancing guideline, tables and guest must safely be spread out six feet apart from each other. Also keep in mind to let guest know that some venues are requiring masks to be worn in certain areas of the venue.

Vendors

Plans have probably changed due to the pandemic regarding your caterer, hair and make-up stylist or even photographer/videographer. It is important to keep in touch with vendors regarding guidelines they have to follow and what is needed to be included like masks or sanitizing stations in order.

Please be respectful the to staff that is helping make your special day safe and enjoyable. They are doing their job by ensuring social distancing policies, that are already in place, to keep you and your loved ones safe and happy.

 

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Downsizing Your Wedding’s Guest List

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Downsizing Your Wedding’s Guest List

Amazing weather, loved ones arriving on time, and things are just running smoothly. You are able to mingle and interact with all of your guests while having a meaningful moment with the ones you value and love. This may be difficult to achieve if you are planning on having a larger size wedding.  We are living in a different world right now. You may have already scheduled your 200+ guest wedding but are worried that it may not happen. Well you may be able to, just with less guests. It is okay to cut down on your guest list. Your mom’s co-worker and dad’s 3rd cousin will understand. We want to help with the process of downsizing your wedding’s guest list.

With more people, comes more anxiety. Even though it’s your big day, when planning your wedding, keep your guest and their needs in mind is considerate and will affect the outcome of your special day. Having a larger wedding will make keeping your guests needs and safety stressful as you will have more people to accommodate for.

We want you to have your dream wedding as much as you do. This may not be what you and your partner want to hear, but it probably the safest and healthiest option to have your wedding that you and your partner will remember for a lifetime. Take some time with your partner to discuss these ways on how to downsize your wedding’s guest list.

Small Weddings Small Weddings are OK

You and your partner don’t have to invite 200+ guests to have that fairytale wedding. A small wedding with 75 guests can be that wedding you have been dreaming about. Your wedding day is about you and your partner, not about the amount of guests. Having the chance to spend the most memorable times with your closest family and friends is what matters.

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You and your partner want to aim for having 75 or less guests. You may not need to cut down on your guest list, you may already have less than that. If you don’t, you may need to do the following on how to decide how and when you have to cut some people out to keep everyone safe and healthy.

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Consider inviting only close family members and friends for you and your partner. These are the people that have been the closest involved throughout your life. This will make your special day more memorable and will be cherished for a lifetime.

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Of course this is something you and your partner do not want to do, but is probably the best option with the time we are living right now. Friends of friends and plus one’s will understand this decision is for everyone’s safety. Options may include a personalized phone call, text or email to that person or couple. A live stream of your wedding and reception could be an option and can be included in the phone call, text or email where they can watch the live wedding day.

 

 

 

Outdoor Weddings

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Outdoor weddings are in theme during the summer. They may be a better option to host guests on your big day due to the current pandemic going on. Having an outdoor wedding can offer more opportunities for you and your partner to personalize your dream wedding. There’s beautiful scenery to be included as well to ensure the ceremony and reception will be hosted on your perfect day.

Take this time with your partner to decide if having an outdoor wedding is for you. We are here to inform you on the information in regard to celebrating outdoors. Remember to create an environment that is full of love, laughter, and safety between you and your guests. Make your wedding something that will be remembered for your lifetime.

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Photographer

With outdoor weddings, photographers have the free space of moving around throughout the venue to capture moments that you and your partner may not receive in an indoor ceremony. The natural lighting and background of an outdoor venue can capture the natural beauty of nature. Just imagine having your background of your pictures being the beach, a mountain range or a beautiful park filled with trees.

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Guests

Having an outdoor wedding allows guests to dress less formal if they wish to do so. Following the current health guidelines to keep guests safe; it will be easier to separate seating if need be. The most important rule for guests coming to your wedding is ensuring their safety while still enjoying your wedding celebration.

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Family Friendly

The open space of an outdoor wedding can be a better option to have guests of all ages to enjoy the special day of you and your partner. Outdoor weddings offer an open setting for children and guests rather than having them be limited to staying inside all day. Being outside, guests are still able to enjoy time with family and friends while still practicing social distancing.

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Decorations

This is when you can get creative with your ideas. Outdoor decorations for weddings have the ability to have more of that nature feel to it. Set up string lights. Decorate your personalized archway any way you like to have it fit the theme of your outdoor wedding. There are many ways to have your outdoor wedding setup be unique and special.

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Back Up Plan

The weather is always the biggest concern when hosting an outdoor wedding. If rain occurs, there are always backup plans. Have the wedding ceremony under a tent. Another good option is using a barn or pavilion that can hold you and your guests securely. Overall, the weather is a guessing game. Be prepared and have a backup rather than not being prepared at all.

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Published Date: July 1, 2020

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Pandemic Wedding Checklist

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Planning a wedding during a pandemic can be one of the most challenging events during your life. Not everything is going the way you and your partner have hoped for, but we do hope we can assist you by making the process a little bit easier. These are new memories you and your loved one are making together. We want to make sure when you look back on your wedding day, it was still a dream come true for you both. We have come up with a few ideas to guide you during the planning process. This information will be useful for yourselves, guests, and vendors you chose. Take this time to put to ease some of those worries you may be facing and learn more from our wedding checklist about how to handle this properly.

Not sure on how to move forward with planning your wedding day for during or after the pandemic? No need to worry, we are here to help. Take this time to reflect on the important things like you, your partners and guest’s safety and health. We want your special day to happen as much as you and your partner do.

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Guests

Keep constantly checking in with the guests invited to your wedding event, and make sure they are up to date with dates you may be changing. It is also important to get feedback from them and see whether or not they will be comfortable traveling to a wedding. All you can do for now is respect their wishes and keep a positive attitude about everything currently happening. Changes will happen.

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Seating Arrangements

Sit down with your partner and think about a plan on how to seat everyone during the ceremony and reception. Keep in mind to still follow proper health guidelines to make all of your guests feel safe and happy. Have families sit down together. Think about if it would be necessary to have certain seating arrangements during the ceremony like you would the reception. Having people sit in every other seat during the ceremony may cause less panic for the guests invited.

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Gifts for Guests

A unique gift to hand out to your guests would be hand sanitizer, wipes, and masks. You and your partner can discuss ways to hand out necessary sanitation products to hand out to each guest to make sure they are clean and safe. Bundle all three together perhaps and store them in a gift bag. Be creative with it. Hand sanitizer especially will be an essential need for your guests and not everyone will have it handy for usage.

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Wedding Website

There are many different free website builders you and your partner can create to showcase your information about your special day. There are websites that are easily accessible and free to create the way you and your partner like. These websites come with templates or you can create it from scratch. Information you and your partner can include can be:

  • Wedding and reception venue addresses
  • Where guests can stay in town
  • You and your partners contact information
  • How you and your partner met
  • Photos
  • The schedule of you and your partners wedding day
  • Registry details

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Venues and Vendors

Choosing venues and vendors is only part of it during this process. The other hard part is making sure they are available to host for your big day. However, get creative during this process in a lot of ways. For the time being, call vendors through Skype or phone call to sample ideas. Search on Pinterest for flower arrangements, wedding cake decorations, and meal recipes. Even order out from restaurants who cater weddings and see what works or not. There are many ways to make this process fun and ease the stress of choosing the perfect one.

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Published Date: June 25, 2020

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State Restrictions for Pandemic Weddings

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Time to fully understand what the restrictions required in your state in order to host your dream wedding event

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

1. Research Your State Restrictions

Understand what exactly your states are requiring in order to host your wedding. Find out what is the maximum limit of guests you can have. Some restrictions in states are different than others. It is important to understand exactly what the state restrictions are in order to celebrate properly.

2. All Facebook and Instagram Articles are not True

Don’t read into every little article you may find on social media. Not all of them are in reference to where you may be located. An article for restrictions in Ohio may not be the same as it is in Pennsylvania. Don’t stress yourselves out over reading articles online. Just make sure you are understanding the rules in your state and follow those guidelines. Ignore what is happening in other states around you.

3. Contact Your Venues and Vendors

It is important to contact and stay in contact with the venue and vendors you have chosen. Ask them questions you may need clarification on. Understand their rules and restrictions, what it required on them to host, and if your guest limit is approved by them or not. Some venues may require guests to wear masks while walking around. Others may not. Find out those answers to those questions you have so each party has a clear understanding of what to expect.

4. No News is Good News

TV news and online articles you usually see are all the bad things that are happening. Don’t worry and take a step back. People don’t really report the normal things that have positive outcomes. If you don’t see any negative news from venues, vendors, or churches, it must mean everything is going the correct way and on track for success.

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Published Date: June 24, 2020

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Wedding Venues Virtual Tour

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You can now save the time and gas money with virtually visiting different venues to book for your special day.

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

1. Research Venues

This is the time where you and your spouse can find some different wedding venues that you are both interested in. Research the venues you are set on and find some others that could possibly work. Other venues may have something, the other doesn’t. It is always the best to have many options and see what each venue has to offer.

2. Visit the Venue’s Website

Every website has some type of pictures or videos to view of the venue. Some even may have a virtual walkthrough of what they have to offer by clicking through each section or watching a YouTube video. These videos or walkthrough give the feeling of actually being at the venue. Sometimes, venues may not have an option for pictures, videos, pre-recorded or live walkthrough. No need to worry, reach out and contact the venue to discuss some options that can work to your needs.

3. Have A Live Virtual Tour

No need to spend the gas money or changing out of those pajamas. There are many different free applications you can use to suggest to the company to have a live tour around the venue. Applications like Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts and even FaceTime are different ways you and your partner can have the real-life tour you would get in person. This is a way to see the updated condition of the venue and in-vision you and your spouse’s special day.

4. Discuss with Family and Friends

Sometimes through all the stress of planning your special day, brides and grooms begin to overthink and become stressed. Talk to family members or friends to get their opinion on great wedding venues to host your big day. It doesn’t hurt to hear what others have to say, you may just like one of their ideas

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Published Date: June 17, 2020

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Time to use quarantine to your advantage by creating a memorable music playlist

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

  1. Create that Perfect Playlist

It’s time to sit down with your spouse-to-be and discuss your wedding playlist. Think about creating a wedding playlist you and your guests will enjoy dancing to. Don’t go about this is by thinking about the song first. Choose the artists you two have enjoyed listening to the most over your time being together. Then get to specific songs from those various artists. This will save more time than by trying to think of good songs to choose from.

  1. Use Time in Quarantine to Choose the Songs

Discuss with your partner the songs you both like and dislike. Put away your differences in song choice, and come together. A popular choice from previous weddings are songs that involve a certain dance to them. Try to get everyone involved. Examples could be the Macarena and Cupid Shuffle. These kinds of songs are great choices to get all of your guests dancing together.

  1. Stay Away from Explicit Lyrics

This is very important. Do not choose songs about profanity, suggestive themes, and explicit words. Think about your guests since some will be young children. Don’t think because you may like the theme of the song, it should be included. Chances are it won’t be the best fit to have played at a wedding.

  1. Practice Your First Dance

It’s time for the hard part. Learning how to dance. Decide on the perfect song to use for your first dance as a married couple. YouTube is a great tool to access virtual dance lessons while staying at home during quarantine. Take the time being stuck at home to master your first dance as a couple.

  1. Get Insight from Friends and Family on their Music Tastes

Lastly, choose what kind of songs may be a good fit to add to your playlist. Get some insight from friends and family through Zoom calls, text, or phone calls. See what their favorite kind of music is. The goal is to give your guests something they will enjoy and remember for a long time.

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Published Date: June 17, 2020

Tips for Weddings Post-Quarantine

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The quarantine may be over for some of us, but there is still a lot that needs to be done before getting back to normal.

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

1. Scheduling Wedding Events

Currently, guidelines are stating that only small gatherings are permitted, receptions have to be postponed, and venues are even canceled until further notice. Put to ease some of those worries you may be facing and assist in rescheduling those wedding events to still give that traditional feel to them! Get in contact with vendors. Make it is sooner rather than later. Check in with destinations you want to visit for a honeymoon trip so it’s safe to do so. For the time being, Zoom is one of the best tips to host a pre-wedding party celebration with friends and family.

2. Waiting Can Have More Meaning

Give your guests a memory that will last a lifetime! Don’t think because of the pandemic that your dream wedding is ruined. Waiting can mean having that moment to celebrate with a large gathering of your closest friends and family. Remember that there are still ways, and opportunities to have that wedding you always wanted since you were a kid. If you have your dress, or tuxedo staying locked in your closet, that’s okay! Soon enough that beautiful dress and sharp cut tuxedo will be yours to wear walking down the aisle. Until then, stay safe and everything will fall into place!

3. Schedule Accordingly

Right now, you may be experiencing troubled times since you’re not able to plan your party, ceremony, or reception. However, a lot can still be done in order to make your dream wedding come true. Use this time in quarantine to plan your wedding that will fit your needs accordingly. If you plan on finding a new wedding date, make that decision months in advance. Don’t hesitate!

4. Make Sure Vendors Are Available

Of all the tips, this is most important. Make sure you are constantly checking in with vendors and seeing if dates you wish to book don’t line up with dates of other weddings. Set up virtual meetings or talk on the phone. Whatever is easiest for you! Competition will rise during this time; other brides and grooms are now competing for rescheduling dates, so call your vendors today to re-plan your special day!

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Published Date: June 3, 2020

Wedding Planning From Home Checklist

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Although quarantining is still in full swing, you can still plan for your big day by using our helpful Checklist!

Use the following checklist so that you don’t miss a thing when you’re working on planning for your postponned wedding while you’re quarentining.

1. Create Your Wedding Website

First of all, a wedding website is something that every modern wedding and couple needs to have. This is the place where your guests will get all of the most up to date information about your postponement so make sure this is updated!

2. Contact Your Vendors

Whether you are postponing your wedding, which we reccomend, or you’ve decided to cancel it, you must keep in contact with your vendors.  You can do this by setting up virtual meetings with your vendors so that every detail can be fleshed out.

3. Create Your Registry

With all of your extra time, why not use it to do some online shopping! Well not necessarily online shopping, becuase you won’t have to pay for it.   This is th e perfect time to create your registry and with all of the time your guests have due to the postponement, they have more time to buy you and your partner gifts.

4. Organize with Wedding Apps

It can be hard to try to organize your wedding planning at such a chaotic time as this is.  So, a great way to get things in order is to do it on something that you use daily anyways.  In recent years, the saying, “there’s an app for everything” hase become more and more true, especially when it comes to wedding planning.  We’ve noted some of the best of these apps in a previous blog here so take a look and get more organized!

5. Update Your Guests

Finally, you’ve got your wedding website, vendors, and registry on lock and  everything is organized and clear ways through your wedding apps.  Now is the time to get in contact with your guests to update them on the changes to your wedding.  One way you can do this is by sending an email blast with regular updates or send everyone your wedding website on your new save the date cards.

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Published Date: April 29, 2020

Using Quarantine To Your Advantage

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Are you wondering what weddings will be like post-quarantine? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone; however, the show must go on. Things will return to normal and celebrations will continue as planned . . . with, some adjustments of course.  So what are some of those adjustments that you can plan for while sitting at home?

Virtual Tours of Venues

One of the best ways to continue with your wedding planning during quarantine is by doing as much as you can online.  Practically everyone has a website.  Take advantage of the resources they offer. If you are looking for a new venue, take virtual tours online.  If you are trying to find new entertainment, look on their social media accounts to see examples of their work.  Everyone is going to have some kind of online presence so use that!

Consistent Communication During Quarantine

Another one of the best things that you can do for your wedding is to keep planning.  The way to do that is to keep in constant communication with your vendors.  Remember that your best bet right now is to postpone, not cancel.  So, call, email, text, direct message, or smoke signal your contacts to make sure that they’ll still be there for you after all of this is over. Take full advantage of your time and look at online planning tools, discuss your budget, and schedule video conferences to meet with vendors.  This is turning out to be the best time to plan a wedding so don’t waste it!

Focus on Relationships

We understand that this is a really trying time.  But, it is important to remember that just because we are socially distancing doesn’t mean we have to be completely detached from each other.  Take this time to reconnect with your partner.  Call us your guests and make sure that they are doing alright.  Make sure that you’re keeping your loved ones in mind during this hard time and remember that you’ll all be together soon!

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Published Date: April 22, 2020

Weddings Post-Quarantine

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Are you wondering what weddings will be like post-quarantine? Don’t worry you aren’t alone; however, the show must go on. Things will return to normal and celebrations will continue as planned; however, some adjustments need to be considered.

Keep in mind that not all people will be willing or able to travel post-quarantine  If your guests are over a certain age, they may be overly cautious, even after we “re-open” as planned.

Keeping that in mind, consider offering an option to Live Stream your ceremony and reception.  This is the best option to include in your wedding so that the people who are unable to make it, can still participate. Obviously, it won’t be the same. However, we need to respect people’s decisions about their health during the next few months.

Remember to communicate with your wedding planner and/or venue.  Make sure you see what accommodations can be made to allow for virtual guests to attend. The earlier you make plans, the less stress you’ll have on the day of the wedding.  So, try to get in contact with your vendors/planner as soon as possible.  This will make your planning going forward much easier.

Lastly, consider having hand sanitizer available, for your guests to use. Also, this doesn’t have to be as lame as having bottles on tables. Here’s a fun idea: have small bottles branded with your names and date on it, as a fun gift for people to take with them.  That way, everyone who comes to your wedding will feel great knowing that you and your partner took special precautions just for them!

Let’s make the best of a bad situation, as we start to look forward to celebrating in the near future post-quarantine.

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Published Date: April 15, 2020