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Summer Wedding Tips

Summertime is fast approaching, and with it comes new seasonal wedding trends. Summertime weddings can be so much fun but they can also turn into a drag if you and your guests are slaves to the environment. That’s why this week, we are giving you some of the best summer wedding trends to help you beat the heat and have a great time at your wedding. 

Beat the Heat

With summer weddings, the weather is always a factor. Even f you’re inside, the heat will still find its way in. The easiest way to do this is to place hand fans at every seat for the ceremony. If you’re feeling really generous, spring for customized battery-operated fans to fit the aesthetic of the decore.

Outdoor Weddings

If you have an outdoor ceremony, think about what kind of surface you’re going to be on. If you and your guests will spend all of your time on a patio, no worries! But, if you have any kind of grassy area, consider your guests. You don’t want to have anyone sinking into the mud on your wedding day. Have mercy on your guests in high heels and offer flip flops for them to borrow during the ceremony and reception!

Incorporate Cool Treats

One of the easiest ways to keep cool this summer wedding season is by offering refreshing treats during cocktail hour. If you’re considering having a signature drink, make it something light and refreshing like a mojito or sangria. And for dessert, keep it light with ice cream, Italian ice, or sherbert.

 

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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 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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Wenning Entertainment Pandemic Precautions

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Wenning Entertainment Pandemic Precautions

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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Location, Location, Location!

Location, Location, Location!

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The location of you and your partners wedding day is an important aspect of your special day. Due to the pandemic, each venue has different guidelines they have to follow. Depending on the size of your wedding, there is a venue right for you. We are here to help you think of some ideas on where to hold your special day.

Indoors

An indoor location can have a beautiful or unique background to your wedding. Due to the pandemic, indoor areas are only allowed so many people to properly social distance. If having a smaller wedding guest list, then an indoor wedding venue may be the right fit to stay safe and healthy.

Indoor Venues

Next, some traditional indoor venues include a church, hotel, banquet hall, barn, winery, or country club or restaurant. Unique and creative venues are starting to become popular throughout the years. Unique indoor venues include a library, museum, gallery, aquarium, you or your partners alma mater, or even a theatre.

Outdoors

If you and your partner are thinking about having more people on the wedding guest list during the pandemic, then an outdoor venue may be the best option. Since having an open venue for guests to properly social distance gives you and your partner more invites to hand to guests. With each outdoor venue, thinking about a backup plan like renting a tent or barn for guests to go under incase of bad weather.

Outdoor Venues

Finally, different traditional venues include your family or your own backyard, a park, beach, courtyard, vineyard or farm. Just like indoor venues, there are many outdoor venues that are creative or unique for you, your partner and guests to enjoy. Some creative outdoor venues include a rooftop, stadium, boat, zoo, or garden. 

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Published Date: August 12, 2020

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Pandemic Honeymoon Planning

Not sure on how to move forward with planning your honeymoon?

During this time, no one knows when the pandemic life will change. Right now it is hard to plan anything, especially you and your partner’s honeymoon. We are here to help guide you with some tips to plan that dream honeymoon.

Where Do You Want to Go? 

Everywhere is different when it comes to CDC guidelines and travel restrictions. Research where you want to go and what the current guidelines are there. Some hotels and resorts only have certain pools and restaurants open to a limited capacity. If this is something that makes you rethink the destination, try looking at other destinations to see what other places have to offer.

Decide the Date

No one knows how long this pandemic will last. Other areas are affected more by the pandemic than others. When deciding the date, you and your partner want to be flexible and understand that guidelines can change the next day. Check seasonal weather patterns.  You do not want to be stuck somewhere during your honeymoon and all it did was rain. Having multiple dates in mind can help determine when the best and safest time to go on your honeymoon.

Insurance

When purchasing airline tickets and hotel reservations, choosing insurance for those reservations is a way for your trip to be protected with what the pandemic could bring. This way with insurance, you may be able to reschedule your airline tickets, reserve your hotel reservations for a later date, or be able to get your money reimbursed.

Have a Back Up Plan

Have a backup plan to spend time with your partner to celebrate your marriage together. Back up plans can include renting a house at the beach or a cabin at the lake for the weekend, or even a romantic weekend at home until you are able to make other arrangements. This way, in case your big honeymoon plans do get canceled, your are prepared and you can still spend quality time together and enjoy it.

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Published Date: August 05, 2020

Eloping

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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Pandemic Wedding

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Pandemic Wedding

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.

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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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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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Wedding Playlist

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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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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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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