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Answers to Brides Most Frequently Asked Questions

We are on day 3 of answering your most frequently asked questions and here are questions 3 and 4!

Question 3: I have my date and venue selected, what's next? If you are able to hire a wedding planner, they will guide you through the process with providing you with a monthly planning timeline so that you know what you should accomplish each month. If you are unable to hire a planner, there are resources such as theknot.com that offer more generic planning timelines of what you should accomplish every few months or so. Keep in mind that some vendors book more quickly than others, so hiring your band or DJ and photographer should be the first two vendors to focus on after selecting your date and venue.





Question 4: Open Bar or Not? While it's not a requirement to have an open bar, it's certainly a generous gesture to your guests. If you know that a majority of the guests on your list enjoy a beverage or two,  then there's no question as to whether you should have an open bar. However, if you know that only a small amount will partake in a beverage, then perhaps have an open bar during cocktail hour and into a small portion of the reception and transition it into a nonalcoholic bar or cash bar for the rest of the evening. Do remember that when you're offering an open bar for your guests, there should be no tip jar on the bar, since you'll personally be handling the tip for the bartender.
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