Wenning’s Wedding Tip Wednesday

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

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