Tips To Hire Wedding Planner

Congratulations! You’re already engaged and the wedding day is just round the corner. Both of you – the bride and groom – are busy shopping non-stop, finalizing honeymoon destinations and dreaming cozy thoughts all along. While you want more of free time and stress-free pre-wedding days at hand, you can’t overlook the burdensome task of booking vendors, settling on the right decors, preparing invites, choosing dishes and many such things. Plus, there are the details of the reception and ceremonies to take care. All this can freak you out for sure. Thankfully, you have planners to take care of the demanding work while you enjoy the last few rosy days of the bachelorhood!

Here are benefits of hiring a planner for your wedding –

All your responsibilities are gone

Planning a wedding is a time-consuming process. It involves a lot of details and subtleties to go through. Plus, there is always a risk of missing out something very important to ruin all the good work. Naturally, your free-time will be the biggest casualty, which would be the last thing you want prior of the wedding. It thus makes sense to delegate all preparation-related work and worries to a problem and get ample of time at hand to enjoy and feel relaxed. From dealing with vendors to scheduling appointments, the planner will do everything to make the wedding a memorable event.

You will get the best deals and scheduling

Going over-budget is something not all couples would be particular pleased about. There is a certain budget to stick to, and going overboard with preparations can spell stingy days ahead. Event agencies have contacts in the market and know how to get the best deal with vendors. Plus, they can look for discounts and offers so that the budget is never off-balance. Similarly, they will be responsible for keeping things on schedule and ensuring that every preparation is done in a timely manner.

The best vendors in town for your wedding

You definitely can’t match the insider knowledge of event agencies. They know how the cookies crumble in the segment and you can count on them to have the best vendors contributing to the wedding. They can talk to everyone, be it caterers, hair stylists, DJs, florists and photographers and coax the best deals out of them. They will leverage their relationship with vendors and ensure your wedding becomes memorable in true sense. Plus, you can feel relaxed knowing the professional is communication with vendors and getting good things for you.

No worries of contracts, paperwork and innovative ideas

A lot of paperwork and contracts are involved in taking vendors on board. There will be finer points to read through, details to understand and get on with demands of vendors. All this will need an expert hand so that nothing falls off the line and things go ahead on expected lines. Similarly, there will be innovative ideas only the trade people know, which can prove very beneficial for your wedding. You can expect all this by having around an agency with experience of hosting and planning events.

Surety of a hassle-free and smooth wedding

You can’t rule out one thing or another going broken in the nick of time and ruin the whole wedding experience. Tricky situations can come from any quarter, and they usually arrive when least expected. You should not worry since you have an expert event agency by your side, armed with knowledge and resources to ward-off any problems looking to pour cold water over the occasion. This is how good weddings are hosted and guests return back home with tons of cherished memories.

 

Why You Need Photo Booth On Your Wedding

Your wedding is the most important day of your life. And this day is the best one to take some great photos of you and your partner. If you want to take amazing photos on the big day, it’s a good idea to hire a good photo booth. You will get many snaps of all the people present at the wedding. Given below are some tips to help you choose the best photo booth.

Closed vs open air booths

In a closed photo booth, the guests have to step inside. You can find these boxes in shopping malls. Since they are simple and easy to use, they are still used at weddings. This booth is self-contained and appears neat in the room. However, the downside is that they are heavy and can cost a lot to transport from one location to another.

The open-air type, on the other hand, can be easily transported. You can install it anywhere provided there is enough space. So, you can go for the right one based on your needs.

Picture quality

As far as the picture quality is concerned, the closed photo type don’t offer high quality pictures. The problem is that most of these boxes use webcam to take photos. Another problem is that the lighting is poor. On the other hand, the other type uses DSLR cameras to take professional quality photos. For lighting, a professional studio flash is used. As a result, the image quality is the highest.

Backdrops

The open-air type offers a host of backdrop option. As a matter of fact, the majority of companies offer a wide range of backdrops to help you choose one that can meet your needs. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the closed booths may not offer that many options as far as backdrops is concerned.

Size

The closed photo booths don’t offer a lot of space inside them. So, if there are a lot of people, they will look like they are stuffed inside the room. On the other hand, the modern type offers a relatively bigger backdrop. Therefore, many people can stand together for the photo shoot.

Location

Make sure there is enough room for the photo booth installation. To give you an idea, most of the booths need an area of 3×3 meters. Therefore, it’s very important to choose a place where the thing can be installed. So, choosing a good area is important.

DIY photo booth

If hiring a good photo booth is not an option for you, we suggest that you follow the DIY route. In other words, you can design your own based on your needs. Crafting a handmade backdrop is easy. Plus, you can use a Polaroid camera. The quality won’t be high but at least you have something to have fun with the guests.

So, if you are going to hire a photo booth for your wedding day, we suggest that you follow the advice and tips given in this article. This will help you avoid making the wrong choice.

 

Tips To Choose Wedding Venue

San Luis Obispo came up several times in the discussion, and one particular reason weighed in more than any other. The stylist that showed up for the wedding at Morro Bay said, “Hair is Art in my hands… ” and she was a bundle of energy. Often showing up by herself and doing hair, makeup, and presentation for bride, bridesmaids, and moms, the stylist spent long hours smiling and pleasing her customers. But what was it about the Bay that attracted so many of our brides?

Morro Bay is a coastal community featuring one main attraction, Morro Rock. The volcanic mound centered in Morro Bay State Park offers a host of attributes, but as a wedding venue, it sports the advantage of having one of the world’s most renowned wedding photographers, an incredible stylist, and the most poetic wedding feature in a hundred miles of coastline.

I had only dreamed of a Morro Bay Wedding!

Each of our brides, from a wide range of ages had spilled the same concept as we discussed wedding venues. All of them had wanted a Morrow Bay Wedding at some point in their lives, either because of a child hood vacation, a romantic interlude, or some other reason that directed them back to the bay. But it wasn’t until we met the Barden’s that we realized the whole reason for the incredible bay area romantic vision.

We watched the whales feed in the bay every summer.

The sound of big band era music lilting across the water from a wedding on the shores of Morro Bay just felt romantic. Each year we returned for the feeding of the whales, and as the sun set behind the rock, the music began. As if by magic, the feeding frenzy of the whales brough romance, bliss, and that same Los Angeles style big band music. It spoke romance in our hearts. We couldn’t resist.

We’d literally shared several years worth of evenings on the dock, watching whales jump, slap their tails, and dip deep into the water. We met there one summer, and kept going back. Nine years later, I remember seeing her against the railing, her hair tied back and sunglasses protecting her eyes. She wore a white linen sundress that blew in the breezes. I could remember seeing her every single year with her husband, then he wasn’t there. My wife had passed that year as well, and it seemed natural that we meet.A year later we were married there on the bay.

It wouldn’t have been a Bay Wedding without the Los Angeles Brass.

Dancing the night away, with the sound of whales splashing in the bay, fulfilled our romantic expectations of the perfect wedding. A lilting pianist fingering the ivories during the warm afternoon, and then a brass band in the evening, we asked for the ambiance of the Morro Bay, an elitist kind of feeling. And we got it. Every bit of our expectation was met there.

The wedding planner hadn’t recognized our requests at first, but with a little bit of encouragement he sought out every vender we requested.

Every couple had a different story to tell about their bay area wedding, and yet… Every one of them revealed the exact same story, of romance blooming on the bay. Their return to the docks to watch the whales feed, and ultimately meeting the one they loved in the shadow of Morro Bay Rock.

Without exception, we have to conclude that San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay are our absolute favorite wedding venues.

 

All About Wedding Speech

Giving a wedding speech or wedding toast is hard to do. Sometimes the hardest part is writing your wedding speech. Where do you start? What do you say in your wedding toast? How do you write a best mans speech? How do you write a maid of honour speech? Check out 6 tips to writing an amazing wedding speech.

1) Play to your strengths. Don’t think the pressure is on to be someone you’re not – are you funny? Great, everyone loves to laugh. Don’t feel you HAVE to be funny. If your strength is the emotional stuff, don’t try to leave the audience rolling on the floor – tug at their heartstrings. People get way too nervous about giving a speech – but you don’t have to if you keep it simple, and keep it real!

2) Start with a story. No one wants a lengthy introduction – A story starts off with a bang. It draws your audience in and gets them engaged. Plus,they’re more natural! You won’t have to rehearse it, all you have to do is tell it! This could be a funny memory you’ve shared or something more serious – perhaps a scenario that really showed the grooms strength of character or the brides amazing heart etc.

3) Choose a few key things you love about both the bride and the groom, before you begin writing your speech. What are their best characteristics? The best wedding speeches usually only have a couple of key points, and once you’ve chosen yours, the filling in the rest of your speech is much easier. If you’re writing your speech as the maid of honour, you’ll choose a couple more for the bride than the groom. If you’re the best man writing your speech, pick a few more for the groom than for the bride. Make sure they are REAL things you and others love about them – if you’re saying the bride has a motherly heart and everyone knows she hates kids, people will know you’re faking it. If you’re not very close to your friends new spouse, then emphasize the speech towards the friend who you know and love.

4) Once you have your points, think of a story, quote or metaphor for each one. Now is the time to take a trip down memory lane and think about all those hilarious times you’ve had together. This makes the speech easier to deliver because its far more natural, and will also make it much more interesting than if you were reading it straight from the page. Stories, quotes and metaphors strengthen each of your points and give the speech a sense of progression. If you can’t think of any stories to work with your points, ask their other friends or parents – someone will have one!

5) Wrap it all up. Once you’ve got your points, its time to pull it all together into the awesome wedding speech of the century! You do this by taking the things you’ve just said you love about them, and saying why they’re a good match. He’s funny, shes smart? Perfect, he’s the next Ray Ramano and she can be his agent. They both have a heart for helping people? Awesome, they’re going to be world changers together. This can be serious or funny – the main thing is taking time to say why they make such a good couple.

6) Toast the bride and groom, wish them an amazing future together, and thank them for the amazing wedding. Then go sit down and pat yourself on the back. You’ve just given the greatest best man or maid of honour speech of all time.