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Chuppah Set Up
Chuppah set up for Jewish cermonies can be a tricky thing. Because there are so many different looks to a chuppah your rental company may not entirely understand what you're wanting to achieve unless specific pcitures and words are used to describe your vision. And even that isn't always enough! Some are draped in cloth with special uplighting, others are simple with pole covers around 4 poles and a tallit (cloth) providing the canopy. When it comes to a chuppah covered with draping, make sure your rental company knows that no poles are to show. Unfortunately for one of my clients, the rental company had a hard time envisioning completely covered poles, even after pcitures were given to them. Also, most if not all chuppahs are to have 3 or all 4 sides open depending on the style, since both sets of parents are typically under the chuppah and the bridal party stands during the ceremony. Here is a before picture showing incorrect set up and a picture taken (of one corner) after we (along with Carolina Curran of The Phoenix) worked on it to cover the pole. All 4 poles on this chuppah were incorrectly set up. After we put our special touch on it the finished product was much prettier which resulted in a very happy bride!
As weddings have evolved, so too has the way that guests sign in after arriving for a loved one's wedding. The old-fashioned, traditional guest books are a thing of the past and more personal, fun options for guest books has take a front seat. Take a look these unique ideas to get that signature!
For the wine loving couple! Have your guests sign a handful of wine bottles that you can open up on each of your anniversaries. Or save up those corks for the big day and have your guests sign them at your wedding! You can either display them as shown in this pic, or make a cork wreath out of them.
A tree full of well wishes!
For the more rustic/ natural feel, they can sign part of a tree stump, a reclaimed wooden board or rocks.
Why not have them type in their name!
Photo Credit: Casey Brooks
The classic photo guest book that your photographer can probably do for you.
Unfortunately, things haven't changed much in the wedding industry regarding the confusion between a venue coordinator and a wedding coordinator. Couples still seem very confused between these two roles and end up not hiring a wedding coordinator after speaking with their venue. Their day ends up in disappointment because they assumed they would have that one, key person to go to and rely on for their entire wedding day. Instead, they have to wait until they walk through their venue doors to receive some coordination by their venue coordinator or banquet captain, who's primary responsibility is to the get the meal out on time and at an ideal temperature.
Photo Credit: Leppert Photography So, when you begin visiting venues and you learn that a venue has an event coordinator who tells you that you do not need to hire a wedding coordinator/planner, ask them if they will show up at the hotel while you and your girls are getting ready earlier in the day. Ask if they will be with you …
One of the perks of being in this business as a planner is the opportunity that we're given to really get to know our clients. I worked with such a special family last season and felt privileged and honored to be their planner. I felt like "one of the family" with this bride's family. The closeness and openness they have with each other and the way they are enjoying life is so refreshing and inspiring. They possess a unique family closeness that I can only hope for with my family as my children grow older. Emily was so easy-going and appreciative when it came to planning her wedding, as well as with the particulars that her mom and dad expressed. Her groom Tom was equally as expressive. These two are so much in love and I had so much fun working with them!
I love this pic of the girls kissing their mama!
In case you're wondering what this is, they are "Rolling on the River"!
Thanks to Michael Brown of Nina'sFlorist, the ballroom at Drees looked beauti…