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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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Wedding Timeline Planning

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

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

Step 1: Your Venue and Reception Hall

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

Step 2: Your Entertainment

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

Step 3: Your Photographer

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

Step 4: Your Videographer or Cinematographer

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

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Keep Your Wedding Memories Alive

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Keep Your Wedding Memories Alive

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

Keep your wedding memories alive

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

Preserve their memory forever

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

Keep your wedding memories alive

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

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

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What Should I feed my wedding vendors?

What Should I Feed My Wedding Vendors?

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What Should I Feed My Wedding Vendors? | Wedding FAQ    

Your Wedding Videographers, Photographers, and DJs will be spending almost an entire day working to make your big moments feel magical and memorable. One great way to repay these wedding vendors is to feed them a delicious meal!

People often ask what they should feed the small team of vendors who spend almost 12 hours working for them. It is common etiquette to feed them a hot meal for their long day, even a protein and a starch can go a long way. Remember, the better you treat them, the more willing they will be to help you out!

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Vendor Meals

Some venues may offer a “Vendor Meal”, which is a specific meal package made for the Videographers, Photographers, DJs, and others. Sounds perfect, right? However, sometimes this meal is not as good as it might sound. Some places might provide a cold turkey sandwich and an apple, or reheat some pasta and call it a meal. Worst of all, they might even charge the bride and groom up to $60 or $70 for this “Vendor Meal”.

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This is one reason why it is always important to find out this information beforehand. Find out if the Venue offers a Vendor Meal, and if so, what are the specifics? What is included, what does it cost, will you be getting a good value?

If there is no Vendor Meal, make sure you have another plan to feed your vendors. Make sure it is something warm and delicious, because you will see your investment pay off. When your vendors are happy, you’ll see the results, both in your experience that day, and also in the footage afterwards.

 

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Do I Need my wedding footage

Do I Need My Wedding Video Footage?

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Do I Need My Wedding Video Footage?

You might have heard that you need the raw video footage from your wedding videographer. It sounds like a good idea, having the full video in one place right? Well, it might not be as helpful to have as it seems.

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You’ll be missing out on post-production enhancement.

There is a lot of work that goes into your wedding footage before it gets the final seal of approval. A professional editor will improve the video’s tint, saturation, exposure, and much more to make the colors 𝙥𝙤𝙥, and give it a unique style to match your vision.

Even the best raw video footage won’t look as 𝘃𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 as compared to what some post-production work can do. If you are not trained in that craft, it won’t have the same level of polish to it and can almost look flat or dull by comparison.

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The full video files are enormous!

Do you have an external hard drive dedicated to this raw footage? With the videographers recording everything they can at a very high frame rate, with an HD quality, and cameras rolling for 8+ hours, the total file size can get very massive very quickly. Transferring and working with these huge video files will result in an unnecessary headache, and a whole lot of waiting.

Instead, if there is a specific event you want to see in its entirety, let your videographer/editor know! They can put together a separate product independent from your highlight film. Put all the focus on the Toasts, the Best Man speech, the Father daughter dance, or whatever you want highlighted!

It’s important to share this information early on with your videographer/editor. This way, they will be able to plan ahead to capture as much of that moment as you want. This way, you won’t miss a second of a key moment, and you won’t need to edit the raw wedding footage yourself!

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Why You Need 2 Wedding Videographers

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Having a videographer for your wedding will put the motion to the memories so that you can relive them whenever you like. But, have you ever thought of the reasons why you may need 2 wedding videographers to fulfill your video dreams?

Here are some reasons why you need 2 wedding videographers:

Having more cameras is a safer option! You never know when a battery could die, the memory card is corrupt, or a guest could stand up right in front of the couple’s first kiss. So, if any of these things happen, no they don’t! You have another videographer recording from a different angle getting the shot.

Both videographers will be capturing things differently. One will have a wider lens to capture the crowd’s reactions. The other will have a tighter lens that helps get the close-ups and reactions. Put these together and you get a beautiful, cinematic wedding video.

When there is more than one videographer there, there is a chance that they could capture more unique or riskier shots that could end up being beautiful.

Hiring two videographers will make your wedding video more comprehensive. Videographers are not superhero’s and can’t be in two places at once, so don’t be stuck picking between the moments you want to relive.

These are some examples of some things you may have to choose between:

  • The bride and groom getting ready

Most likely, the videographer will be with the bridal party capturing their mimosas and hair and makeup sessions. That means while the groom and groomsmen are hanging out and getting ready, no one will be there to film them. This is where the second videographer comes into play

  • The first look or the ceremony location

Now, one sounds more important than the other, but filming the venue before the guests arrive is essential. The venue sets the tone for your wedding film and it helps the videographer get the audio prepared so that you’ll be able to hear your vows. Be sure you don’t have to pick between the first look and clear audio

  • The decision between the bride’s entrance or the groom’s reaction

This is obviously one of the biggest moments of the day, so having both of these moments captured is very important! You don’t want to have to choose, so it’s better to have both

Having more than one videographer is so important too because anything that can go wrong usually does.

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wedding videographer prices

Wedding Videographer Pricing Breakdown

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Wedding videographers are an essential part to the biggest day of your life, but how do you know if you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck? This breakdown of wedding videographer prices makes it easy to understand how and why they price their services!

Some basics:

ALL videographers price their services and packages differently

The average cost of a wedding videographer in the U.S. is $1,800, but the average range is between $1,000-$2,500

Prices can go up to $12,500 for a luxury videographer that can take your wedding and turn it into a quality, TV-ready star for the day

That’s a lot of money we’re talking about here, so what is included in the cost?

This is depending on what YOU want! The great thing is, is that you can work with your videographer to create and personalize your package to your wants and needs.

One more factor to consider is that between June and October, prices will run higher because it is wedding season during that time.

Packages usually include how much time you will get the videographer and staff for, but you can always request extra time. Extra time can cost around $200-$500/half hour. This is to pay for their time and their assistant’s time, extra editing, and video cards.

Extra services like drone footage or travel expenses can add additional costs as well.

What you’re really paying for is the final product and what goes into it

First and foremost, the videography service! Make sure your videographer matches your style so that the final product is everything you could have ever imagined and more

The post-production is something that people usually don’t consider either. This process is the most time-consuming part of making your dream video. Sometimes the videographer lets you make your own edits, but that could be an additional cost

Your final wedding video is the whole reason you even got the videographer in the first place. Your video will most likely be provided to you on a DVD, Blu-ray, or USB drive. Sometimes, a highlight reel may also be made for your video, and it can be made easily accessible via YouTube or Vimeo.

The last thing included in your cost is your videographer’s equipment. You only want the best for your wedding, and videographers only want the best equipment for their business. You are paying to use their high-definition cameras, lighting equipment, etc.

The last cost established with videographers is tipping and how much you should tip them. It is recommended that you tip the lead videographer $50-$100, and if they have an assistant, $50-$75 is acceptable.

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Getting the BEST Out of Your Wedding Videographer

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It’s not a secret that you can get the best out of your videographer on your wedding day. Now, how to get the best is a different story. You may think you don’t know where to start or what questions to ask, so these are the basics of how to get the best from your videographer.

There are some things you and your videographer need to talk about! Tell them what moments that are the most important to you and your partner

You may be thinking “everything!!” but that can’t be the case, unfortunately. So, curate a list of moments such as the first kiss, cake cutting, reception venue, etc. Be sure to be open and honest so you can relive what you want to and not think to yourself “there’s something missing here.”

Depending on how many videographers you have, they can’t be everywhere at once, just like you can’t! So, if you only have one videographer, they will ONLY be following you and your partner, OR they start scrambling when there’s a dull moment so that they can shoot details, exteriors, and other details.

Letting your videographer know exactly what you want can be crucial to the wedding video of your dreams. The more you can help them out by knowing what you want, the better the final product will be.

Now you’re probably thinking “so they told me the first step, now how do I go about hiring a videographer?” We have the answer for you! At Wenning Entertainment, we provide you with a planning service, and you can hire them for a FULL EVENT!

Other tips for hiring a videographer:

  • If you’re going for a specific look, don’t be afraid to ask for samples! You have to know what you’re paying for before you purchase something as meaningful that you’ll have forever.
  • See if your vendor has any recommendations for videographers! Now this may depend if they have a preferred or exclusive list, but if they don’t they may have people that you may not have heard of.
  • Finding someone who has experience with your venue is essential for a great wedding video! If your videographer already knows the lay of the land, lighting, acoustics, etc. of the place, then your video will turn out amazing!

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Buying a wedding gift

When to Buy a Wedding Gift

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I have a quick quiz for you before the article begins, so True or False: It’s okay to give a couple their wedding gift for up to a year after their big day (the answer will be revealed later).

Anyways… SEND THAT GIFT!! Couples already have enough to worry about on their wedding day, so don’t bring a gift that they need to keep track of.

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The perfect timing

As for actually buying your gift, it’s recommended to do it as soon as you receive the URL to the couple’s registry site! This is usually about 4-6 weeks before their wedding date. Getting on the site ASAP will help find a gift that suits your budget, and you might even be able to find something with a special meaning. Sometimes, the couples are even relieved because that is one less thank you card they have to write after the wedding.

Buying your gift closer to the wedding date can have some kinks to work out. In this case, you should send the gift to the couple’s preferred address. This could mean their new home if they plan on moving, or even moving someone into the other’s place. Sending the gift to the preferred address will make it easier on them because you’re giving them an exciting box to unwrap instead of another box to pack.

ANSWER ALERT: It’s false! You absolutely do not have a full year after the wedding to send the couple their gift. Try to get it in the mail within 3 months of the wedding date. If you’re finding it hard to get a gift, give cash or a cash equivalent instead.

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The gift of cash

Speaking of giving cash, this is a total no brainer, but picking the perfect time to give it can be tricky. You could always bring it to the wedding and put it in the card box. Doing this, you risk the chance of it getting lost in the fast-paced environment, or some sicko could steal it. Other, and safer, options for giving money could be picking a gift card for a retailer on the couple’s registry site. This is a good alternative to a bad gift or just cash. Another option could be contributing to the couple’s honeymoon fund, cash registry, or home improvement fund.

If there is one thing to take away from this article, it’s to get the gift early send it right away.

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Things wedding guests care about

10 Things Wedding Guests DON’T Care About

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I know how important it is to impress your wedding guests on your big day, but the amount of things that your guests DO NOT care about will shock you! There are a few things that you should put your time, effort, and money into, but some things you don’t need to splurge on. Here are the top things that your wedding guests do not care about, A.K.A. where not to spend a lot of money.

Things wedding guests care about

The invitations (shocking, I know)

Invitations end up in the garbage or recycling bin way faster than you would think. So, instead of splurging on them, there are cheaper alternatives! Try getting them made at Target, Walmart, Shutterfly, or you could get them handmade by a small business on Etsy.

Things wedding guests care about

Wedding programs

Does this need an explanation? There a thing of the past, so leave them there.

Things wedding guests care about

Top-shelf alcohol

Let’s be honest, at weddings, people don’t care what alcohol is available; they care if it’s free and if there is a lot of it! There are more affordable ways to stock the bar for your big day. You could pick the option that doesn’t include top shelf alcohol, or you could try the option that’s just beer and wine if your guests aren’t picky.

Things wedding guests care about

Crazy escort card displays

They make a great photo opt for your guests to get pictures for their Instagram’s, but other than that, they’re really unnecessary and can become an extra cost.

Things wedding guests care about

Extra amenities

Some people put so much into decking out their entire venues, even the restrooms, but don’t do that! Keep it simple and have things people might actually need like a bathroom amenity basket or personalized napkins because your extra efforts may go unnoticed.

Things wedding guests care about

Aisle décor

Your aisle décor really depends on where your ceremony will be held, but your venue may not need a ton of décor for the knot tying. Sticking to highlighting the alter or arch may really compliment the place without costing you extra.

Things wedding guests care about

The linens

Listen, does anyone really pay attention to the tablecloths at the reception? I know I don’t! At the end of the day, you won’t even want those tablecloths, runners, or napkins that you paid extra for. As long as they match the color palette and are pretty, your guests won’t care.

Things wedding guests care about

Bouquet toss

Now this one is up to your personal style, but they’re old fashioned and the trend has been dying out in the recent years.

Things wedding guests care about

Wedding favors

Please, please, please do not give out engraved champagne flutes or custom candles, I beg of you! Those are a thing of the past, and they should also stay there. Try doing something like sweet treats for after the reception, those are always great. Or, you could even donate the money put towards favors to a charity of your choice, and that will definitely be a widely received gesture.

Things wedding guests care about

Long ceremonies

Keep it short, keep it sweet, and keep it simple. Guest will be so excited to watch the couple profess their love for each other since that is the whole point but keeping the ceremony around 30 minutes or less will keep everyone happy!

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5 Ways To Impress Your Wedding Guests

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It may be your wedding day, but don’t forget, the reception is all about celebrating with your guests! The reception is meant to represent your overflowing gratitude towards everyone who could make it to your wedding to support you. They deserve the very best!! So today we’re releasing our Top Five Strategies for creating the perfect, show-stopping reception that will leave a lasting memory for your guests, as well as for you and your partner.

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Prioritize Lighting

Concept Lighting! What is it? “The inclusion of lighting design during the conceptual phases will enable the lighting to enhance a perception of space, reinforce the activity within a space or highlight prominent areas” (First in Architecture). You’re now probably wondering “how do I incorporate that into my wedding day?” Well, you could use low-hanging chandeliers to add an elegant luminance to your reception. Or, you could add string lights from the ceiling to give it that starry night effect. The possibilities, and photo ops, are endless when you have a vision and goal in mind.

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Out-of-this-World Entertainment

Entertainment seems like one of things most people forget, but don’t do that! Entertainment is so important for you to impress your guests and keep them wanting to stay. A DJ or band, or anyone that plays great music honestly, gets your guests on their feet and dancing. Picking songs that everyone will love and will be able to dance to is a necessity on this day. Another thing that your guests will undoubtedly love is a photo booth. Yes, you read that right. Photo Booths are the perfect way for your guests to bring home more than just favors from the wedding, they bring memories home with them too.

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Personal Touches

Personal touches are a really good way to make everyone know that you and your partner are in love. Writing your own vows will impress your guests since you aren’t reciting the old and tired vows that are traditional. Another way to incorporate you and your partner’s personal touch is to have custom cocktails! Cocktails are a must-have at any wedding (obvi!), but what if you put a custom twist on it? You and your partner making custom cocktails adds a flare to the bar, and people will (or won’t) remember that you had really delicious, one-of-a-kind drinks at the reception.

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Get Funky with The Food

You’re probably thinking “what does that mean?” I will tell you. You can do anything with your menu since it’s your wedding! Your caterer can create the perfect combination out of you and your partner’s favorite food into an ideal wedding menu, so don’t be shy. Other ideas to take into consideration are incorporating family recipes into your special day. This is so creative, and you can share you background and culture with your guests in a sweet way, and your guests are sure to love your grandma’s apple pie recipe!

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The Exit

Now that the big day is over, you have to think about how you and your forever are going to make a grand exit. If you want to go out with a bang, fireworks are definitely the way to go. For more edgy couples, you could make a fast getaway on a motorcycle. And, if you are a more traditional couple, your guests can send you off with some sparklers from the venue doors to the doors of your car!

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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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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Bach Party

The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Bach Party

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Knowing the certain things you can do and things you should not do for planning your bachelorette party is crucial to having a successful event. You don’t want to get caught up in any sticky situations that would ruin your wedding day.  We have a couple of do’s and don’ts that you may want to consider.

Do Plan Your Party

Do plan out your bachelorette party. Planning is key when it comes to your bachelor or bachelorette party. If you don’t plan, chances are a reservation may fall through. So, plan hotel reservations, airlines tickets if needed, and activity reservations. Finally having every detail for the guest joining you for your bachelor or bachelorette party makes it easier on your and your guest.

Don’t Have the Party Too Close to the Wedding Date

Don’t have the party the night before. When having your bachelor or bachelorette party too close to the wedding date, it can lead to several different outcomes. If you go to the beach, you wouldn’t want to have your wedding day within the next 3 days because you may get sunburnt. Next, if you celebrate by enjoying intoxicating spirits, then scheduling your wedding further from your bachelorette party may help. You don’t want to feel miserable and hung over on your wedding day.

Do Something You Want to Do

Do what you want to do. Enjoy your day. However, when ideas are thrown around, and guests starts to jump aboard different ideas. Is that idea something you actually want to do? Speak up! Make an executive decision! Its your party! You have control on deciding where to go and what to do. Having different dates, with different activities, and different possibilities could give options to everyone who is invited so they are able to celebrate with you.

Don’t Feel Like You Have to Invite Everyone 

Don’t invite everyone on your wedding guest list. Sometimes, the wedding guest list includes your mom’s co-worker’s girlfriend, who you barely know. It is okay to choose only certain guest to invite. Your party is for you to enjoy with the people you love and will have a good time with.

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Published Date: August 26, 2020

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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

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Elope First, Celebrate Later!

Elope First, Celebrate Later!

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

Elope First

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

Elopement Attire

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

 

Celebrate Later

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

Announce Your Post Wedding Celebration

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

 

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Pandemic Wedding

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

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Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.

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

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Small Weddings are OK

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

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CDC Guidelines

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

Vendors

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

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

 

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Downsizing Your Wedding’s Guest List

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Downsizing Your Wedding’s Guest List

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

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

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

Small Weddings Small Weddings are OK

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Outdoor Weddings

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

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

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Photographer

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

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Guests

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

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Family Friendly

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

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Decorations

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

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Back Up Plan

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

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Published Date: July 1, 2020

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Pandemic Wedding Checklist

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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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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