Skip to main content

Tips from REAL Wedding Vendors

I asked REAL wedding vendors what they wished their clients knew and here are their answers:

Kory, owner of Kingston Photography:
Backgrounds and Locations-
"I wish they would discuss if there is going to be sort of color coordination so I can decide in advance what background or location to use." 

Wedding Planners-
"YES! You should definitely hire a planner, someone to be in charge of the event....there is nothing worse than getting orders from 10 different family members!"

Children-
"If the children in the wedding tend to get cranky when they are tired, make sure they take a nap before the shoot."

Weather-
"Check the weather on the day of your wedding. Keep in mind that if you are taking outside photos and it is windy, you need to have a comb, brush, mirror, hair spray, etc on hand."

**********************************************************

Private Chef and Caterer Liz Davis:
"The total head count is the most important thing! I can work with any budget, but it does not do you any good if the head count is not accurate. Also, please hire a wedding planner. I have been a part of too many events that had too many people in charge. One key person that I can communicate with saves time and confusion."

**********************************************************

Cosmetologist Jamie of Hair by J requests 3 simple things from you:
1) Be on time for your appointment on your wedding day. The day will already be hectic and filled with time constraints. Make sure that your wedding party is on time for their appointments also. 

2) Know what hair style you want. Do trial styles several weeks before your wedding day to determine which style looks best. 

3) Wear a button up shirt to keep your hair style in tact. It also comes in handy when you are getting your makeup done...no worries of rubbing your shirt against your face!



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen 8.9.2019

May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcome as the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage. – Jalalud’din Rumi Maryam and Matt were married on August 9, 2019 at The Olana Mansion. This Persian-American wedding was filled with love, gorgeous flowers, and the most exquisite Sofreh I've seen. The Olana Setup Gorgeous Floral Centerpiece from I Am Styling USA Mr. & Mrs. Pedersen Sofreh Aghd by Kimia Dream Team Wedding Planner: Kiss and Tell Weddings Florist: I Am Styling USA DJ: Uptown Sound Vide

Food Terms You NEED to Know!

WEDDING RECEPTION FOOD TERMS (via: www.weddingsforaliving.com ) ANTIPASTO: (“before the meal”) traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Unlike hors d’oeuvres, antipasto is served at the table and traditionally consists of cured meats, marinated vegetables and cheeses. BUFFET : Casual way to serve a large group of guests; a variety of dishes displayed on tables that guests can pick and choose from. Typically doesn’t work for venues with numerous small rooms. FAMILY STYLE: Platters of food are placed at each table. Wedding guests help themselves and pass the food around to one another. FRENCH SERVICE: This individualized and highly skilled type of food service is not very common in the U.S. Rather than being plated in the kitchen, white-gloved waiters prepare food table side from a single large dish or platter held by another waiter. Each guest is served individually. HORS D’ OEUVRES : (“outside the work” in French). Appetizer typically served befo

After the Ceremony, Before the Reception....Do This!

  You have exchanged rings and vows! You are done taking wedding party pictures...now what?! Before you enter the reception hall and dance the night away take a few moments to enjoy being married. After all, this is the moment that you both have been waiting for! Don't worry about your guests, they will be fine without seeing you for another 10 minutes. Take some time to be alone as a couple. Once you enter the reception doors you will be swamped with conversations, hugs, kisses, pictures, toasts, and dancing. Eat!! Sounds crazy but my husband and I did not get to eat at our reception. I remember the wait staff preparing our plates...they handed them to us...we sat at our Sweetheart Table...was about to take a bite...and then guests started talking to us! At the end of the night we realized that we only had a piece of cake (the small piece that you feed each other for the photo op) and a sip of Sprite during the toast. Have your wedding planner prepare small plates for you and your