Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Tips’

Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Wedding Do's and Don'ts

There are so many different things to remember and consider when planning your wedding. Everyone will give you advice on what to do and it can be information overload. Here are some top “Do’s and Don’ts” from our wedding experts.

Wedding Invitations

Do: Double-check the wording on your invites several times and have someone proof-read them to make sure all information is correct.

Do: Order a few extra invites just in case you forget to add someone to your list.

Don’t: Include your registry information in the wedding invites. This information should go out with bridal shower invites or save the dates.

 

Budget

Do: Hire a wedding planner. This single decision can help save you from a lot of unnecessary stress up to and through your wedding day. (They can even help you save money!)

Do: Clearly communicate your budget with your partner and anyone else involved in the financial aspect of your wedding.

Do: Make a budget and stick to it!

Don’t: Ask guests for monetary gifts.

Don’t: Overextend your bridal party. They may be on a budget as well. Make sure everyone is clear on what they are expected to pay for (if anything).

 

Beauty

Do: Have someone else do your hair and makeup. You will be too nervous!

Do: Make sure to do a trial run with hair and makeup prior to your wedding day. Take photos when you are finished and bring them with you to ensure that you look as beautiful as you did on your trial run!

Don’t: Look drastically different from how you look every day.

Don’t: Look like a lobster (or an orange). Work on your tan well in advance. Or, test out your spray tan before the big day.

 

The Reception

Do: Set up a time for a menu (and cake) tasting prior to your wedding day. It is important that you are completely satisfied with the food at your reception and it is also a good time to clearly communicate with your caterer.

Do: Offer a vegetarian entree option.

Do: Seat older guests away from the music or the DJ. They may not enjoy the loud music as much as the other guests and may be happier talking to the others at their table.

Don’t: Drink too much. You’ll regret it.

Don’t: Go over 4 minutes when delivering a toast. As a rule of thumb, ask the bride and groom is there is a certain time allotted for each speech.

 

Do make sure that when you are planning your wedding, you are happy with the choices you have made. If you have any questions about planning your wedding or would like to learn more about weddings at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.

 

 

 

Celebrating National Wedding Month

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

February happens to be National Wedding Month! For brides looking to comparison shop or check off key items from the wedding planning list, here are a few helpful tips to prepare for national wedding month.

wedding idea board

Overwhelmed on Pinterest? Create a wedding idea board the old-fashioned way!

1) Buy a few bridal wedding magazines. Refer to the latest publications to create your wish board. Tear out wedding dresses, wedding venues, honeymoon destinations planners and other vendors specific to your vision. Many wedding planners use this concept to produce spectacular wedding events.

Be sure to visit online wedding magazines such ModernLuxury Brides and TheKnot to create your own Pinterest wish list board.

Check out our wedding Pinterest board here!

2) For the wedding dresses, make note of which styles, features and designer prices appeal to you the most. Maintain a list of the wedding gown prices so you can compare this information during your quest for ‘the dress.’

 

3) Next, evaluate the wedding destinations from your tear sheets. Visit the websites to gain an insight on amenities, menus and other details.

WEDDING VENUE COMPARISON NOTE: It’s a popular mistake to compare wedding venue day rates only. However, most wedding destinations charge an assortment of fees. From venue to venue, charges range from set up, wait staff and other minimums to compare when analyzing venues.

4) Attend one or two bridal expos. Use your research from step 1 (above) to help you price wedding dresses, vacation packages, wedding venues and visit wedding vendors comparable to your wish board.

5) Find a wedding trunk show! Trunk shows often offer a large variety of dresses at reduced prices. Click here to search for a trunk show in near you.

6) Schedule wedding tastings. February is not just National Wedding Month, but also prime-time to schedule tastings, especially after Valentine’s Day.

Learn more about weddings at The King and Prince Resort.