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Wedding Invitation RSVP

How to Reply to an RSVP

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You must be new to the wedding scene, welcome! The first thing you need to know is what does RSVP even mean? Well, RSVP means répondez s’il vous plait, or respond if you will, in French. These are sent back to the bride and groom to confirm your acceptance or denial of the invitation that they sent you. There are some basics that you can find on all RSVPs, but how they come sometimes looks different.

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The Basics of RSVPing

All RSVPs are set up, generally, in the same way:

  • Include your first and last name and your plus one’s first and last name (or whoever will be coming with you).
  • Your response, if you are happily accepting or regretfully declining
  • The number of guests attending (weddings rely on head counts!).
  • Your entrée selection, you want to eat right? Make sure to include your initials next to your selection along with your guest’s choice and initials so your meals don’t get mixed up!
  • Respond to any special prompts the couple may give you- this could be song requests or anything else that the couple might ask of you.
  • Follow the instructions the bride and groom gave you! This can include when to send the RSVP back, or if there is an alternative way to RSVP.
  • Send those responses back ASAP (refer to the latter part of bullet #3)!

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Types of RSVPs

There are many different forms of RSVPs. You have cards, invitations with no preprinted RSVP card, online, or even by email. Cards are the most popular type of RSVPs to send out. They come with your invitation, so make sure not to miss it! An important part of the RSVP card is the “M” line. The M line is designated to the first letter of your formal salutation (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss). There are also invitations that don’t come with RSVP cards and that’s okay, don’t be alarmed! Usually, the bride and groom include instructions on what you should do from there. For example, they might have a website to RSVP on. 

RSVPing on a website sounds intimidating, but it’s the modern thing to do. The couple will provide you with the right URL to go to and you can access that on your preferred browser. Depending on which website the couple chooses to use, they generally have the same layout as the printed versions, so don’t sweat it! If this isn’t the option they chose either, then it may be sending your RSVP as an email.

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Wenning Entertainment Pandemic Precautions

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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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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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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

Wedding Pro Tip

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Are you overwhelmed with ALL of the planning that goes into making your big day perfect? Are you in the process of trying to postpone or reschedule your wedding but don’t know where to start?  Wenning Entertainment’s wedding professionals are here to give you all the pro tips you need for the hectic process of rescheduling your wedding.

Pro Tip #1: Have Realistic Expectations

Our first wedding pro tip is: if you’re booking or postponing your wedding, the best thing to keep in mind is to be realistic.  Before all of this happened, you might have had the perfect Saturday picked out in April or May. And if you did, then you know how hard it is to get your venue as well as all of your vendors to be available on the same day. Now, we have to go through that process all over again.

So, if you’re looking to reschedule your wedding for this coming fall, be realistic with your expectations.  Not only are you going to be scheduling around other couples who had planned their wedding for the fall in the first place but you’re also going to be competing for dates with couples who are rescheduling their weddings as well!

It stinks but do not expect many Saturdays in the Fall of 2020 to be available. Like the spring, autumn is one of the next most popular times to get married.  These are the busiest times of the year under normal circumstances!  So if you are looking for a new date, be flexible!

Pro Tip #2: Be Flexible

In times like this, you have to learn to roll with the punches.  Your venue and vendors are trying to learn how to do that now too!  We know how nice it is to have a Saturday wedding. But, if you really want your wedding to be in 2020 then you might need to compromise on the day of the week you hold it on. Our second wedding pro tip is to try to be flexible!

Due to the high volume of couples looking to reschedule their weddings for Fall 2020, the availability of those Saturdays are low and the ones that are available will be super expensive.

So think about if you really need to have your wedding in 2020.  If you can push it until next spring, that might be your best bet with how uncertain things are at the moment. Or, if you need to have your wedding this year, consider booking your date on a Friday or Sunday.  On average, those days’ rates are lower than Saturdays too!  Whatever you choose to do about your wedding, remember to keep your communication channels open with your venue and all of your vendors to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Keep your head up during these trying times and keep safe!

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Published Date: April 8, 2020

Viewer Questions: Part 4

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Are you having trouble finding the answers to your wedding questions? This month we will be answering the most common viewer questions we get!

There are never stupid questions to ask us when it comes to planning your wedding. We are professionals for a reason, so we have more than likely dealt with these viewer questions or problems in the past. Don’t go into your big day with unanswered questions and uncertainty.

Question 1: “How do I narrow down my guest list?”

We of course can not tell you wether you should invite Uncle John or cousin Jenny to the wedding.  But use the following questions as a template for who you should invite and who can be crossed off the list:

  • What is your venue capacity?
  • What is your budget?
  • Is your day going to be incomplete without this person there?

A good rule of thumb is to think about who has been there for you and your spouse in the past, who are you in close contact with in the past year or two. Those are the main people you want to have with you on your special day.

Part 2 to this question is whether or not you should invite kids.  Again, this is completely up to you’re personal choice.  However, if you are going for a more upscale, adult, or classy event, you might want to limit the minimum age to 18 years old. Whatever you decide, make sure you are clear about who can attend in the invitation!

Question 2: “Is it rude to tell guests what the dress code is?”

Of course it isn’t rude! It is expected that the couple will send out information about the dress code for the wedding.  This is as much for your guests comfort as it is for your’s.  No one likes being over or under dressed.  If you’re looking for a way to inform your guests about the dress code, you should include that information on your detail cards. Those should be sent along with your invitations. 

Most guests should understand that your wedding is an elevated event.  So, make sure you are clear on your detail cards so that every one is on the same page.

Question 3: How do I choose my songs for my wedding?

Like we have said in the past, communication is key!  Talk to your DJ in advance, they are the experts after all! Make sure they have a system or online planning tool in place so that it is easy to update the playlist they create for your wedding.  And don’t limit yourself to just looking for specific songs either. 

Branch out and see what genres you want playing broadly.  Ask yourself: What do you want to hear after dinner or during cocktail hour, do you have a “do not play” list?  Above all make sure that the music you are picking is appropriate for a wedding.  This goes beyond just making sure there aren’t too many cuss words in it.  Keep subject matter in mind! Noting’s more awkward than hearing “Gold Digger” right after the first dance at a wedding

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Published Date: April 1, 2020

Special Report: Postponing Your Wedding

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With all of the uncertainty that we are now facing, it can be hard to know what your next steps should be.  You had a super important event planned and now everyone is postponing or cancelling all events indefinitely? Now what are you supposed to do?

Next Steps: Postponing Your Wedding

So, now what?  The first thing you need to do is decide between you and your partner whether to postpone your event or cancel.  We a Wenning Entertainment highly recommend that you postpone your event rather than cancel.  When you cancel services from vendors late notice you will usually be slapped with cancelation fees.

Avoid paying more than necessary.  When postponing with us, we will not charge you any other rebooking fees. We are here to help.

Once you make the decision to postpone your wedding, your next step is to contact ALL of your vendors to come up with a new date to have your wedding.  We have seen brides in the past who made the mistake of only contacting their venue first and booking a new date with them alone and not being able to their DJ for that day.  Remember: All of your individual vendors have separate calendars.  Don’t run the risk of having to find all new caterers, photographers, etc. after you’ve already spent so much time choosing the ones you like the best.

Communication is key in this stage.  Talk to all of your vendors first, then find a date they are all available, and then schedule.

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If you want more information on how Wenning can help with transitioning your event please email or call us at:

[email protected] or 866-9-WENNING (993-6646)

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Published Date: March 25, 2020

Viewer Questions: Part 3

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Are you having trouble finding the answers to your wedding questions? This month we will be answering the most common viewer questions we get!

There are never stupid questions to ask us when it comes to planning your wedding. We are professionals for a reason, so we have more than likely dealt with these viewer questions or problems in the past. Don’t go into your big day with unanswered questions and uncertainty.

Viewer Question 1:”How do I make sure that my vendors and venue and me are all on the same page?”

This is one of the most common viewer question that we get.  The best rule of thumb to go by when coordinating with vendors is this: There Is No Such Thing As Over-communication!  Most vendors and venues will schedule one last meeting with you the week of the wedding.  This is to make sure that everything is ship shape.  Try to be available for these, and all, meetings. You want to be there so that the vendors don’t assume anything that you want.  With assumption, so comes confusion and miscommunications.

Also, make sure you designate someone reliable to be your point of contact on the day of your wedding.  This can be a member of your bridal or wedding party or even a member of your family.  So long as they are a trusted and reliable person that you can count on to be your voice in communicating with your vendors.  Lets face it, the last thing you want to do on your wedding day is worry about some detail of the catering. So, make sure you are clear before the day on your expectations and pick someone trustworthy to carry out all that needs done day of.

Viewer Question 2:”What wedding customs are ok to skip?”

Which ever ones you want!  It is 2020! If you don’t feel like doing something that your parents did at their wedding YOU DON’T HAVE TO.  Your wedding is meant to be a celebration of you and your partner.  Maybe you think the bouquet toss is antiquated.  Maybe the thought of your partner removing your garter in front of your parents and extended family is gross to you. Whatever it is, if you don’t like it, then it’s cancelled.

Odds are your guests are going to know you well enough to know that you might be unconventional.  And no one for that matter will be upset if you don’t do a series of special dances before the party starts.  Do what makes you happy and the rest of your guests will have a great time.

Viewer Question 3:”Do I really need paper invites?”

Yes.  In the age of technology, it’s easy to scoff at the tradition of paper invitations and save the dates.  But, think about it.  Remember the last time you got a Facebook invite or a text about an event that you said you would go to? Did you actually remember or even want to go to it? Odds are, probably not.

People are less likely to reply and more likely to forget to respond when invitations are sent to groups.  Paper invitations make the invite more personal and will make people more likely to respond.  Also, if the first impression your giving off about your wedding is a Facebook group, you give a super casual vibe right off the bat.   Paper invites will make your attendees take your wedding more seriously and make a point to come.

If we didn’t get around to your question this week, don’t stress it, we will be doing this segment all month long!

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Published Date: March 18, 2020

Viewer Wedding Questions: Part 2

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Are you having trouble finding the answers to your wedding questions? This month we will be answering the questions that we get the most from you OUR VIEWERS!

There are never stupid questions to ask us when it comes to planning your wedding.  If we didn’t get around to your question this week, don’t stress it, we will be doing this segment all month long! We are professionals for a reason, so we have more than likely dealt with this question or problem in the past. Don’t go into your big day with unanswered questions and uncertainty. 

“When Should I Book My Vendors / Venue”

We here at Wenning Entertainment know that it can be super challenging to know what the time frame is for planning a wedding.  You’ve never done this before, or you have and it’s been so long that you don’t know all of the changes to the system yet.  Wedding vendors and venues can book for as far as 2 to 3 YEARS in advance.  Don’t have that much time to plan ahead?

No worries!  The following is a good rule to go by.  Once you pick a date for your wedding, pick your venue and book your professional vendors.  This includes photographers, videographers, DJs and the like.  The farther in advance you book these services, the less you’ll have to stress about when you are planning the rest of your wedding.

“Where Should I Cut Costs In My Wedding?”

Another great rule of thumb that we recommend is to think of what your guests will actually remember from your wedding.  People will remember how great you food was and how fun your reception is.  So, those are the areas where you wouldn’t want to skimp.  DJs, photographers, and catering are all components that make a wedding memorable.

On the other hand, most people don’t remember the finer details of the flower arrangements.  Flowers are pretty! And thats just as much of an opinion people have on them. So, save money on those little things like flowers and spend the real money on what will make everyone have a great time.

“How Do I Plan For Bad Weather?”

We all wish we could control the weather but unfortunately most of us lack that super power. So, how do you plan for bad weather? By being as prepared as you can be with back up plans. If you are planning a beautiful outdoor ceremony or reception, make sure you consider the following things.

Does the venue have options for an indoor or secondary space? Should you rent a tent? Can you utilize an indoor aspect of your wedding to go to instead, i.e. the reception space?  Try to plan for the worst while hoping for the best and you will be ready for anything that the elements throw at you.

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Published Date: March 11, 2020

Viewer Questions: Part 1

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Are you having trouble finding the answers to your wedding questions? This month we will be answering questions that our viewers have sent in!

There are never stupid questions to ask us when it comes to planning your wedding.  If we didn’t get around to your question, don’t stress it, we will be doing this segment all month long! We are professionals for a reason, so we have more than likely dealt with this question or problem in the past. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions to help make the special day run smoothly.

The first question we received was, “Should I Purchase Event Insurance?”

YES! You’re spending tens of thousands of dollars on your wedding. With this big of an investment it is important to protect your assets. In the case of something going wrong, the event is cancelled altogether. Also, what if someone gets hurt at the event, you want to make sure that you’re not liable for that. A simple Google search will help you figure out who offers such insurance and you’re not looking at a lot of money. This will run you around a few hundred dollars, which in the scheme of things is not that much money.

The next question asked was, “Should I Tip My Vendors?”

Remember this key rule when it comes to tipping, “tips are earned, they’re never expected.” If you are at the event and feel like somebody went above and beyond, such as a DJ, catering staff, event planner, then feel free to tip them. You’ve already paid them for their services, but tip them if it feels appropriate. If you really want to give somebody a compliment, give it to them in the form of a review. This will allow them to share it and get more business for themselves as well. But, tips are always welcome.

For the final question of this week is,”What Questions Should I Ask Vendors/Venues?”

There’s a LOT of questions you want to ask vendors and venues. Here is a list of some simple questions you should start with!
1. How Long Have They Been Doing This?
2. What Sets Them Apart From The Competition?
3. Why You Should Select Them?
4. Do They Have Proper Liability Insurance?

Realistically, it’s not rocket science! Just think about the questions that you want answered. It’s not like a secret menu at McDonald’s or anything. Write them down before you get on the phone with somebody because really, you may forget to ask a question once they hang up. Then you’re like, “oh crap, I forgot to ask XYZ.”

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Published Date: March 4, 2020

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Wedding Apps : Organizational Tools

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Do you get overwhelmed just thinking of all the things that go into organizing your wedding?

We all use mobile apps to help with all aspects of our daily lives. Why not use apps to help to plan one of the biggest days of your life? Using these wedding apps as organizational tools will make preparing for your big day on the go a breeze.

After you get engaged, the long list of things to plan and organize for your wedding can be super overwhelming. From finding a photographer to picking the best vendors, the list seems endless.  Trying to save money on a wedding planner but not having access to their organizational tools makes the DIY planning approach seem impossible.  So, how can you plan my wedding and keep all of your ducks in a row conveniently?  This video is designed to help answer that question and provide recommendations for wedding apps that keep pace with your on the go lifestyle.

To Capture Every Moment: The Guest App

We’ve all been there before.  You’re at an event and everyone’s taking their own photos.  You find your self scrambling to see them all and asking for people to airdrop them to you or send them to you afterwards.  But, people forget and the connection is bad so you don’t end up getting all the pictures you want. The mad picture struggle is now over with the Guest app!

Get all of the photos and videos that your wedding guests take at the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one place. With The Guest, there is no head ache trying to upload or tag everyone in photos.  All your guests need is their normal phone camera to be linked to The Guest. The app then automatically pulls pictures from their camera roll and uploads them to a shared cloud.  This way all of your guests can access everyone’s photos so there is no confusion!

Of course this is not a replacement for your professional photographer. But, to get to see what your loved ones captured is going to add personal touches and great additions to your photo album that your photographer might miss.

Talk With Your Vendor About Their Organizational Tools

Now you know that all of the previous apps are just a download away from making your big day more manageable. But, did you know that your vendors also have resources to help you? A lot of wedding vendors offer online organizational tools to assist their brides in the planning process.

For instance: here at Wenning Entertainment, we offer online assistance in a wide variety of wedding planning goals. From picking out a the best songs, developing your time line, to coordinating your guest list, your vendors might surprise your with how much they offer.  So, always make sure that you are having that conversation with your vendors to find out what they offer.  At the end of the day, they’re all there to make sure your big day is a success!

For more wedding app recommendations and other wedding tips, check in every Wednesday right here at Wenning’s Wedding Tip Wednesday.

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Published Date: February 26, 2020

Wedding Apps: Venue and Color Scheme

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Do you get overwhelmed just thinking of all the things that go in to planning your wedding?

Lets face it, we all live busy lives. Using these wedding apps will make organizing your big day on the go a breeze.

After you get engaged, the long list of things to plan and organize for your wedding can be super overwhelming. From finding a venue to picking out your color scheme, the list can seem endless. Taking your time to plan everything effectively while still trying to save money on a wedding planner can seem almost impossible. So, how can I plan my wedding and keep all of my ducks in a row conveniently?  This video is designed to help answer that question and provide recommendations for wedding apps that will keep pace with your on the go lifestyle.

To Find the Best Venue: Wedding Spot

Finding the perfect venue is almost as important as finding the perfect dress for your wedding. But you and your partner have jobs and responsibilities that take up a lot of your time. How can you make sure that a venue checks off all of your requirements before scheduling an appointment?  Try the Wedding Spot app!

Wedding Spot is an app that lets you search, price, and compare wedding venues from your mobile device.  With access to over 10,000 venues nation wide you can compare prices and book your free appointment all in one place.  Don’t waste your time and confuse yourself trying to make a spread sheet to compare all of your venue options.  Give Wedding Spot a try and get access to exclusive venue deals and discounts!

Build a Color Scheme: Pantone

Now that you found your venue, you can now start thinking about how all the other parts of your ceremony will come together. These will include your flowers, your linens, and the colors of your bridal party to name just a few.  You want to make sure that the colors you pick don’t clash with the decor of the space. To develop easy color scheme ideas for any venue try the Pantone app.

Through a simple snap of a picture, the Pantone app will generate specific colors that will look great on your special day.  Just use your phone’s camera to take a picture of your space and Pantone will build a palette suited to your photo using 3D-rendered materials and designs. Or, you can have total independence and create your own color pallet!  The best part is that once you finalize your colors, you can share them with via the Creative Cloud or on social media to make sure everyone is on the same page about your colors.

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Published Date: February 19, 2020

Wedding Apps : Accommodations and Transportation

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Do you get overwhelmed just thinking of all the things that go in to planning your wedding?

Lets face it, we all live busy lives. Using these wedding planning apps will make organizing your big day on the go a breeze.

After you get engaged, the long list of things to plan and organize for your wedding can be super overwhelming. Taking your time to plan everything effectively while still trying to save money on a wedding planner can seem almost impossible.    So, how can I plan my wedding and keep all of my ducks in a row conveniently?  This video is designed to help answer that question and provide wedding planning app recommendations that will keep pace with your on the go lifestyle.

Find the Best Out of Town Guest Accommodations: Hotel Planner

Being realistic, most of us don’t live in the same place as some of our friends and families due to one reason or another.  With everyone so spread out nowadays, it feels overwhelming to find a block of hotel rooms that are cozy and won’t break the bank.  Now, theres no need for the headache of trying to do this all by yourself with the Hotel Planner app.

The Hotel Planner app compares group hotel rates and ratings for your wedding guests for free!  Gone are the days of making confusing spreadsheets you can’t understand to try and manually compare hotels.  Now with the Hotel Planner app, you can see each hotel’s stats as well as images of the rooms so you see exactly what your getting.  Put the minds of you, your partner, and your guests at ease with easy accommodation planning through the Hotel Planner app.

For Reliable and Affordable Transportation: UberEvents

Now that you have your guests all settled in their hotels whats the next step in your wedding planning process?  Finding reliable transportation for them to get to your wedding of course!   Sure, you might think your out of town guests can help a taxi driver to navigate to the ceremony space. But why chance them getting lost on your big day? Make sure that all of your other guests are at ease with their transportation with UberEvents.

UberEvents is an extension of the regular Uber app. Therefore, UberEvents allows you to manage how, when and where your guests ride through a promo code specialized to you.  The best part is that you only pay for the rides that are used and not a penny more!  So, don’t feel like you’re restricted by a hotel shuttle bus.  And most importantly, don’t take a chance on your guests driving inebriated from your wedding.  Put your mind at ease and make sure everyone arrives on time with the UberEvents app.

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Published Date: February 12, 2020

Wedding Apps: Registry and Budgeting

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Do you get overwhelmed just thinking of all the things you have to plan for your wedding?

Lets face it, we all live busy lives. Wedding apps will make organizing your big day a breeze. 

After you get engaged, the long list of things to plan and organize for your wedding can be super overwhelming. Taking your time to plan everything effectively while still trying to save money on a wedding planner can seem almost impossible.    So, how can I plan my wedding and keep all of my ducks in a row conveniently?  This video is designed to help answer that question and provide wedding planning app recommendations that will keep pace with your on the go lifestyle.

Organize Your Gift Registry: HoneyFund

There is always pressure when trying to decide where you’re going to register for wedding gifts.  You have to consider where there is the most variety, the best prices, and more. You might even like the gifts from two different places but aren’t sure how to keep track of multiple registries.  Now you can track your registries easily with HoneyFund. HoneyFund is an app where you can consolidate all you’re registries in one place. Now you wont have to worry about wether to register a Target or Crate & Barrel. Register at both and easily keep track of all your items!

HoneyFund is also a great option for alternative registries.  Maybe you don’t need gifts and want your guests to contribute to a goal fund you have.  That could be a fund for your honeymoon, house renovations, or even paying the wedding bills!  Your guests will love the organization, convenience and variety of options you get when using the Honeyfund app.

Develop Your Budget: Mint

Now you have your registry all squared away for your guests. The next thing you need to lock down is your budget. There are so many aspects of your special day that need to be individually payed for.  Moreover, you need to be able so see how much you’re spending on each single element, while also keeping track of how much your wedding will cost all together.  Keeping all of this organized is easy and convenient with the Mint App.

Mint is an app that connects to your bank account and lets you organize your finances in every area of your life, including your wedding!  So create a list of all you and your partner want for your big day and use Mint to see how those costs will effect the rest of your finances. Make sure you’re sticking to your budget and maybe get other financial tips along the way! Keep your bills, budgets, and payments in line with the Mint App.

Lets face it, we all live busy lives. Online wedding planning apps will make organizing your big day a breeze. 

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 Published Date: February 5, 2020

Gift Registration : Too Unnecessary?

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Are you finding that trying to build your gift registration is too overwhelming or stressful? 

Thinking about all the gift registry options you have for your wedding can be stressful.  Taking time to find a balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

So, you’ve tried out our previous tips in an attempt to nail down a solid list for your gift registry but it hasn’t been working.  You’re getting too overwhelmed with your options and you’re stressed out over if the items on your list are the best choices. Are you wondering if having a gift registry is too unnecessary? Well, there is another option for you if you are facing wedding registry burn-out.

Refocus Your Gift Registration

In our previous Wenning’s Wedding Tip Wednesday posts, we have stressed the overall importance of creating a list that works for both you and your partner in the most practical ways possible.  We’ve focused on sticking to classic and timeless items; ones that are appropriate for a newly wed couple won’t break the bank. But, what if you’re in the position of already having all the kitchen accessories you’d ever need?

Think Outside the Box

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Asking for all this stuff just seems unnecessary!” heres’ an idea: DON’T.  No one said you have to have a traditional wedding registry with this long winded list of things you don’t need.  Instead, if you’re able, think about asking your guests to donate to a charitable organization of your choice! 

Make Your Gift Registration Your Own!

Don’t worry, you can still make your registry your own even if it isn’t with hand selected gifts.  There’s a cause that everyone has close to their hearts, so why not use your big event to contribute to those in need! Your guests will feel great about their donation to help a cause in your name to honor your happy day.

And it can’t hurt to start your new life together with some good karma!

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Published Date: January 29, 2020

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Wedding Registry: Too Impractical?

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Are you registering for gifts don’t fit your current lifestyle?

Thinking about what you want to put on your registry for your wedding can be stressful.  Taking time to find the balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

You have your budget in place. The gifts you have in mind aren’t too personal and have classic, timeless qualities. Now what? Now is the time to look at the list you and your partner have come up with and decide how practical those gifts are for your current lifestyle.

Where are you at now?

Your guests want nothing more than to help support you through the beginning of your marriage. The registry helps to direct this so, it is important to register for items that you will realistically use.  When making your registry, you need to take in to account what will benefit you and your partner as soon as you’re married.  Consider this question: “What can fit into my home right now?”

How big is TOO big?

If “not this” is the answer to the previous question maybe rethink if it should be on your registry.  You want to ask for gifts that will easily fit into the lifestyle you have now and will translate well to the future you are going to build. Keeping this in mind, stay away from large items like furniture.  While your at it, keep away from asking for multiple sets of things like sheets or dishes.  These will clutter your current space.

Be Patient!

Sure, it’s fun and exciting to think of all the things you are going fill your future forever home with; however, if that dream is not going to be fulfilled in the near future though, be patient with your purchases! There will always be time to purchase larger items at a later time. Consider saving some of the cash you may get to pay for these items later.

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Published Date: January 22, 2020

Wedding Registry should not be Too Trendy

Wedding Registry: Too Trendy

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Thinking about what you want to put on your registry for your wedding can be stressful. Taking time to find the balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

 

After you have created the budget for your wedding registry, the next thing to consider is what to ask for. You want to make sure the items listed are going to last a lifetime. If a gift is too trendy, it will end up in a box in your basement. Or in a storage unit. For years to come. People do not want to waste their money on gifting items that you are not going to use!

Your Registry Should Last

When creating your wedding registry, it is important to put things on there that you are going to use for a lifetime. Items that you are only going to use for a year or two should not be on your registry. Your guests are already spending money to come to your wedding and you want to be considerate of that. Your wedding registry should not contain items you are barely going to use. Doing so is not only a waste of your time, but also their money.

Items To Ask For

Some items that will last a lifetime include kitchen tools, entertaining products, bedding, linens, and household essentials. A blender, napkins, comforter, towels and a vacuum are likely to be used for years. These items are not likely to end up in a storage unit which means they are great for your registry! Asking for practical and everyday items will be beneficial to both you and your spouse for a long time.

Registry Needs vs Wants

Lastly, putting items on your registry that will last a lifetime will help make sure that the majority of your items will be bought. When looking at what to gift, people are more likely to purchase items they know you will use for a long time. This is important to keep this in mind because you don’t want to be stuck without something you need because you put too many things you just wanted.

 

Remember, people want to give great gifts! Giving your guests a reasonable and long-lasting registry will make sure that the gifts you receive are what you want and need for a lifetime.

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Wedding Registry: Not Too Personal

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Thinking about what you want to put on your registry for your wedding can be stressful. Taking time to find the balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for on my wedding registry? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

 

After you have created the budget for your wedding registry, the next thing to consider is what to ask for. You want to make sure that the items listed are going to represent you both as a couple, and not a personal gift for one of you. If a gift is too personal, guests are less likely to purchase it and it can be seen as tacky.

Not a Personal Registry

When making your registry, it is very important to make sure that the items on there will benefit the both of you. Personal items such as jewelry, sporting equipment, or other accessories are not appropriate for a wedding registry. Before adding an item to your registry, ask yourself, “is this going to benefit our new life together?” If the answer is no, reconsider if you want it on there.

Not a Registry for Your Children

If you are a couple with children, putting anything on your registry for them is strongly discouraged. The guests at your wedding are there to celebrate you and your commitment to each other, not your kids. You want to make sure that your registry reflects the purpose of your wedding, the new couple.

Registry For You Both

The main purpose of your registry is to receive items that will make your new life together better! Make sure that every item on your registry is beneficial to both people, not just one.

Registry Needs vs Wants

Lastly, putting items on your registry that makes sense for the both of you will help make sure your guests have peace of mind when purchasing. People want to gift something that you both can enjoy together, so include this on your registry. Your future husband may want a new set of golf clubs, but that does not mean that your guests should feel obligated to buy them.

Remember, people want to give great gifts! Giving your guests a reasonable registry to choose from will make sure that the gifts you receive are what you both want and what you both need.

 

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Wedding Registry: Too Expensive?

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Thinking about what you want to put on your registry for your wedding can be stressful. Taking time to find the balance between what your guests want to give and what you want to receive is important. So, what do I ask for? This video is designed to help you answer this question.

 

To begin, the very first thing to consider for your registry is what you want your budget to be. Your guests will most likely already have additional expenses they have to pay for when preparing for your wedding. Make sure you factor these things in when thinking about what to put on your registry.

 

$250 Budget

Ask yourself, are your guests going to pay for: A new outfit? A hotel? Other travel expenses? Time off of work? Given the fact that they will most likely have these expenses, we suggest keeping the gifts under $250. Keep in mind, this is a maximum, meaning this should not be the average or the standard. This can fluctuate between weddings because of different average incomes, however, $250 is a great base budget.

 

Next, it is recommended to have the majority of your gifts be on the lower end of your budget. Doing this will prevent your guests from feeling like they have to spend a fortune to attend your wedding. Large scale items are great to have on there, but avoid only having pricey items.

 

Registry Needs vs Wants

Lastly, keeping a realistic budget will help make sure that the majority of things on your registry will be bought. When looking at what to gift, people are more likely to buy several smaller items rather than one big item. This is important to keep in mind because you don’t want to be stuck without something you need because you put too many things you just wanted.

 

Remember, people want to give great gifts! Giving your guests a reasonably priced registry to choose from will make sure that the gifts you receive are what you want and what they can afford.

 

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Cocktail Hour: Entertainment

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The aspect of a wedding that couples tend to overlook because they don’t participate in it is, the cocktail hour. More specifically, the entertainment during cocktail hour. This is a very important part of the wedding and today we will providing considerations that you need to think about.

 

The cocktail hour is a great time for everyone to come together and start celebrating. Some considerations that the bride and groom have to think about are, what kind of entertainment they will be providing. Even though they are not participating in this, it is important to entertain your guests and keep them occupied before you return.

 

While you are most likely taking photos still, your guests are back at the venue anxiously awaiting your return. They are going to expect food and drinks, but then what? Do they have to talk to each other? What about the family drama between your Aunt Suzy and Aunt Michelle? They can’t have any award silence or something will go down…

 

It is very important to provide entertainment in the form of music during cocktail hour to help set the vibe. Background music will not only prevent awkward silence, but will also ease the mood and provide an environment that encourages side conversations instead of yelling.

 

If you are going to have two separate forms of entertainment for your cocktail hour and ceremony, it is important that each of them know this. When two forms of entertainment work together, it is important that they coordinate before hand. This will help make sure the transitions are smooth and timely. It is not uncommon to have a band or solo player for cocktail hour and then a DJ for the reception. If there is one entertainer, make sure it is known that entertainment for cocktail hour is required.

 

Enjoy your special day and make sure that the guests are enjoying their time as well. Don’t let your guests wait around in silence. For more tips and tricks about weddings make sure to check out the links below.

 

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Cocktail Hour: Mocktail Hour?

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The aspect of a wedding that couples tend to overlook because they don’t participate in it is, the cocktail hour. This is a very important part of the wedding and today we will providing considerations that you need to think about.

During this time it is perfect for everyone to kick back and relax after the ceremony has finished. The Cocktail Hour is a great time for the guests to get some snacks until the dinner is served along with getting drinks. Even though the bride and groom do not participate in this, they still need to take it into consideration.

In some weddings, some accommodations that will need to be made are for the people that are under the age of 21. Obviously, they aren’t allowed to drink alcohol. There needs to be other types beverages that can be served for them. There are also more than likely other guests that would prefer not to drink as well. Juices, sodas, and several other beverages are great for these people.

When it comes to what type of alcoholic beverages are going to be given out there, it is important to not do the bare minimum. There are plenty of different special drinks out there that can be made. Make sure there is an elevated menu for your guests allowing them to pick from a variety. Lastly, say no to the plastic cups. They look cheap and make it look like you didn’t bother with what your guests were receiving.

Just because people aren’t drinking doesn’t mean they can’t still have a good time. Make sure that everyone is occupied with the festivities. Guests that aren’t drinking still want to be just as involved as everyone else so try to make them feel comfortable being there. No one likes to be asked “why aren’t you drinking” when everyone else.

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Cocktail Hour: Feeding Your Guests

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The aspect of a wedding that couples tend to overlook because they don’t participate in it is, the cocktail hour. This is a very important part of the wedding and today we will providing considerations that you need to think about.

The cocktail hour is a great time for everyone to come together and start celebrating. Some considerations that the bride and groom have to think about are, what snacks and drinks they will be providing. Even though they are not participating in this, it is important to occupy your guests as long as possible till you make your grand entrance. Make sure you don’t keep them waiting too long or you can expect some impatient guests.

While you are most likely taking photos still, your guests are back at the venue and they’re hungry. A lot of your guests probably skipped lunch because of the ceremony. You need to be able to have some hors d’oeuvres passed around. Another great idea is to have a small plate station where guests can help themselves to some finger foods.  Make sure there is something for people to snack on, because they likely haven’t had a chance to stop to get food on the way.

The next thing to take in consideration is the alcoholic beverages. Make sure that they are able to grab a drink easily and enjoy their time. However, the longer you make them wait for the reception party, the more they will consume. You don’t want to many people out on the dancefloor too early because they’ve drank a little too much chardonnay.

Enjoy your special day and make sure that the guests are enjoying their time as well. Don’t let your guests wait around to long for your big arrival especially if they had to travel for it. For more tips and tricks about weddings make sure to check out the links below.

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Cocktail Hour: Where? & When?

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The aspect of a wedding that couples tend to overlook because they don’t participate in it is, the cocktail hour. This is a very important part of the wedding and today we will providing considerations that you need to think about.

The cocktail hour is a place for everyone to get together as soon as the wedding ceremony is over. Here the guests will able to enjoy some finger foods along with having some beverages as they wait for your grand entrance. During this time, you want to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible as they wait patiently. However, this doesn’t mean just throw everyone in a room and make them wait, make sure that they are still enjoying their time.

The first big thing to consider is, where are you having this cocktail party? It is okay to make people drive to the cocktail hour, but we recommend that you make it as close as possible to the ceremony. Making people drive long distances may hurt your attendance rate as those people might just go home that don’t want to do that.

Keep in mind that everyone just sat through the whole ceremony and probably arrived too it on an empty stomach. Don’t make the guests wait a long time for them to get their hands on some snacks and beverages to keep them occupied. The longer you make the guests wait, the more alcohol will be consumed which may cause a problem by the end of the night.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you enjoy one of the best days of your life. Make sure that your guests feel comfortable and that they aren’t waiting around to long. Driving a decent distance for the cocktail hour is also probably not a good idea and should try to find something closer.

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