Everyone has their own idea of their perfect wedding. Be it large or small, they all require quite a bit of planning and research to pull off an ideal nuptial event.
Flexibility is the key to simplicity and a smooth planned event.
Modify the Guest List
When there is a larger guest list, things to consider such as venue, parking, menu, and drinks are all a priority. Most places have a per person charge for food and that is whether you have it in-house or catered.
By limiting guests to close family and friends, your finances are free for more venue and menu options. Continue reading
Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with San Diego Party Ride, a local luxury limousine company. They compiled a list of advice from wedding planners all over the San Diego metro. As a featured participant, I’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to offer my advice on how to bring together the two families for a wedding. As a lot of you know, this can be harder than it seems!
At Your Side Planning is thrilled to be part of this interesting piece! With all the different opinions shared by other wedding planners, I believe this is a great resource for any bride and grooms out there currently preparing for their wedding. Keep in mind that your wedding is a unique time and the memory of this day will forever last. Check out the article HERE, you might learn a thing or two on uniting your families on that big day of yours! Continue reading
What is an “unplugged ceremony”?
An unplugged ceremony is a ceremony that asks guests to turn off and put away any electronic devices that will be a distraction to the wedding ceremony. This is a great way to get friends and family away from technology to enjoy the experience of the wedding day. Continue reading
Photo stations have become part of the wedding reception culture. Without a doubt when you attend a wedding these days, there will be a photo booth or photo station! They are interactive, fun and a great way for guests to meet one another.
If a professional photo booth is not in your budget, don’t worry! There are many cost effective ways to create your own photo station without breaking the bank. The first step is to scope out your venue and decide on the best location. The ideal spot is somewhere with a solid wall or a place to hang a backdrop. If you choose to use a backdrop you can purchase a solid or designed sheet, curtain or tapestry. You can even make your own by ripping different solid colored sheets into strips and hanging them. Use a bamboo curtain for a tropical themed wedding or make a sparkly curtain with little round mirrors glued to string. Not too crafty? Choose a shower curtain with a map on it and have guests color in where they’re from with markers!
When your friends and family open their mailbox and see their names written beautifully in a font you lovingly picked out, this is the first gust of wedding excitement for your upcoming big day. Invitations are a special introduction to you and your fiance joining together. One way to really personalize the invitation is to create your own.
We have had the honor of working with lots of DIY savvy brides who created some unique customized invitations. There are some important factors to keep in mind and At Your Side is here to share them. One bride advises, “Remember there are two envelopes! I made the mistake of printing on the interior envelope and should have looked through all the print items before enthusiastically pressing ‘print!’”