Things Guests Don’t Like About Weddings

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Events

Simply put, Wedding Guests don’t like these 17 things about weddings… Bride and Groom asking for CASH Gifts Very Specific Dress Code Too large of a gap between the Ceremony and the Cocktail Hour/Reception Wedding date planned during a Holiday Weekend Long Readings at Ceremony Social Media Bans Long Lines at the Bar Outdoor weddings planned mid summer Too many speeches and never ending speeches Receiving lines Seating guests with complete strangers or with guests who have nothing in common with them Too many Traditional Dances Bad Music, No Music, No Entertainment Really Loud...

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Priceless Moment, Priceless Memories, Key West, FL, June 2016

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Events

Kathleen from Weddings by Kathleen celebrates 38 years of marriage in June, 2016, and visits the place she and her husband were married in 38 years later to the day, in Key West, Florida. Priceless moment, priceless memories!     Did you like this? Share...

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Wedding Vendor Contracts

Posted by on Nov 21, 2015 in Events

It is absolutely critical that you read and understand completely all of your contracts with your wedding vendors. Make sure you read the fine print. Every contract should have the following information: Confirm the date, time and location(s) of the wedding event. It is also good to make sure the day (i.e. Sunday) is written in the contract, just so that there is no confusion about the day of the wedding. You don’t want your vendor assuming your wedding is a certain day! You will want to make sure that your contract contains important contact information for your vendors. Wedding Vendors...

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Wedding Planner vs. Venue Coordinator

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Events

There is a big difference between a Wedding Planner and a Venue Coordinator. A Wedding Planner will answer your questions, assist you with vendor and venue contracts, help you with event décor/design, create a very detailed time line of the wedding day events, assist the Bride and Groom, the Bridal Party and Family on the day of the wedding. They will ensure that you aren’t forgetting anything (material or detail), set up your decor, keep you on your timeline, collect your wedding party and family for photos, toasts, entrances, dances, etc. They will make sure that your wedding flows...

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Quick Guide to Tipping Your Wedding Vendors

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Events

As a wedding planner, I get asked this question quite often: “Who do I have to tip, and how much do I have to tip them?” A tip is a voluntary amount of money given in exchange for a service performed. Gratuity is solely at your discretion. While giving gratuities is not required, it is good etiquette to do so. Here are some guidelines for tipping your wedding vendors. Vendors Who Should Be Tipped • Your hair stylist • Your makeup artist • Your limo driver • Musicians • DJ • Valet parking attendants • Caterer/waitstaff • Bartender • Wedding planner Unless your vendor...

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How Much Do Wedding Vendors Charge?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Events

This is just an average of what you can expect to pay for Wedding Vendors. Please keep in mind, your geographical area can have a lot to do with the prices you will pay for a Wedding Vendor. Wedding Planners: Full service wedding planners will charge anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000, while month-of-coordinators will likely charge between $1,500 to 3,000. It all depends on the scope of the work involved, number of guests, budget of wedding, etc. Stationer: You can expect to pay between $4.00 to $8.00 per invitation. You can go on-line and order invitations for less.  The more you customize an...

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