How to Have a Perfect Wedding – 4 Tips to Relax and Enjoy the Day

Posted February 14, 2011 by Star Talent Events
Categories: Blog, Planning Tips

Bride and Groom after the ceremony

Enjoy Your Wedding Day

Relax and enjoy the day? REALLY, are you serious? Yes, it is possible with a little help from your friends and a Planner who is willing to give you a little advice.

This step occurs from the start. It will carry you through your entire planning process. No, I am not going to tell you to get a massage or do relaxing meditation. I am going to tell you that if you set a realistic budget from the start to the finish it will keep you relaxed and you will enjoy your day. Why, because you will not be worrying about all the bills coming in the week of the wedding. This is the best tip I can give you. It is better to be happy with a little less, rather than be miserable with much.

Don’t have a planner? I am sure you have a trusted friend that you can rely on. Ask that dear, dear person if they will act as your go between the week and day of the wedding. This cannot be anyone in the wedding. It cannot be your Mom. This has to be someone that will be available to help. Someone who can take care of any “oops moments.” Yes, I said “oops moments.” They happen at every wedding, your wedding will not be the exception. If everything goes exactly as planned, believe me go buy a lottery ticket. You will win the odds are obviously with you, for the rest of you make sure you have a trusted helper.

Make a few lists.

Vendor Contact list with phone numbers where each vendor can be reached in case of an “oops moment.” While creating this list a month before the wedding contact each vendor and check basic details, date, time, location. Believe me it wouldn’t be the first time that the Hostess at the Restaurant made the rehearsal dinner reservations for the wrong time. Yes, your trusted friend will have a copy of this list so the day of the wedding when an “oops moment” arises she will get her dandy list of phone numbers out and call them.

Bridal Party contact list. Yes it never fails the groom’s best buddy is no where to be found during pictures. Ta Da, your phone list is there for you dear, dear friend to call Bob so he can get his rear end over to the Church for pictures.

Itinerary. Create an itinerary with times and locations. For example

9:00 AM Hair and Make-up Oh Baby Salon 201 Veteran’s Pkwy 123-123-123

12:00 pm Girls meet at St. Patrick’s Church to start dressing

12:00 pm Guys meet at the Parke Hotel to dress.

1:00 pm Photographer Begins with Bridal Party

2:00 pm Family Photographs meet at the front of St. Patrick’s Church

4. Have a sense of HUMOR. There is no such thing as a perfect wedding but all weddings are wonderful events when two loves become one and a new family is created. Take a deep breath during an “oops moment” and ask yourself, “25 years from now, what will I remember?”

There is no magic bullet to make the day perfect. If I had one, I would be a millionaire. Nevertheless, weddings can be magical even with an “oops moment.” It all depends on how you look at it.

So, you’re getting married, keep it in perspective and enjoy the moment.

Simple Elegance Events and Wedding Designs serving Central Illinois

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How to Make Planning Your Wedding Stress-Free

Posted February 11, 2011 by Star Talent Events
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Bride at the Palmer House Chicago

What will your wedding day be like?

So you are getting married. The excitement, the attention, it is your day and you want it your way! Balance! How can you find it? There is no real magic that will make everything just perfect. Every bride wants a stress free day. Is that really possible? The reality is, there is no absolutely stress free wedding day. BUT, you can decrease the stress level with a few simple steps.

First the most important thing to remember is that the sun will go down on your wedding day, then it will come up, and now you have a new life with the love of your life. Once you realize that everything will not be perfect, you will cut your stress level tremendously. Why, because you will not be panicking every time something does not go exactly as planned. I will tell you as a Professional Wedding Planner, it never does.

The biggest stress factor for many couples is money. You do not want to start out your new life buried in debt. The next step is to set a budget and do the best you can to stick to it. It is so easy to get caught up in things and before you know it you are thousands of dollars over what you thought you would ever spend. You can find many wedding sites online that offer free budget calculators along with a wedding website, take advantage of them. The week of the wedding is not the time to try to figure out how you are going to pay for everything. Instead, sit down with you fiance and families and discuss how you are going to pay for this wedding.

You need to have a go to person, whether that is a hired Wedding Planner or a dear friend that you will be indebted to for the rest of your life! If you have a friend help you make sure it is someone who is not in the wedding and that take care of the “oops” moment. Really, they do happen so make sure this person is the one that can deal with it. Will she be able to run to the Tux place when the groom’s college buddy realizes he doesn’t have his vest?

Start tying up loose ends a month before the wedding day. Call all your vendors thirty days before the wedding and verify all your information, date, time, place, and last payment details. Yes, I said verify! It would not be the first time the nice receptionist “Suzi” put your ceremony down at 4:30 when it should have been 5:30. Make a “Day of Itinerary” and a contact list of everyone involved in the wedding. It is important that you get a cell phone where everyone can be reached the day of the wedding. When i say everyone, I mean everyone, bridal party, family, and vendors. Make sure you have a phone the where vendor can be reached. What if Callas start to droop, can you call your florist? What if the shop closes at 3 pm on Saturday and your wedding is at 5:30, make sure you have numbers where they can be reached! You will give this itinerary and contact list to that dear trusted friend.

The week of the wedding make a final check with all the vendors, hand the list off to your trusted friend. Keep a basket in your kitchen or wherever, where you will put last minute items to take to the ceremony and one for the reception.

The “day of” wake up and take a deep breath. Realize that this is the day you have dreamed of since you were eight years old. It will not be absolutely perfect but it will be your wedding. The day will unfold into a beautiful day for you to remember. If there is an “oops” moment realize this will only add to your memory, it will not destroy it.

So, you’re getting married? Keep it in perspective and enjoy the moment.

Simple Elegance Events and Wedding Designs serving Central Illinois
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Posted January 19, 2011 by Star Talent Events
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