(Closed) Ok Brides ask me ANYTHING–I’m a Wedding Planner

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Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What a great thread!

I was wondering in your experience how strict venue’s are about outside vendors having liability insurance.  We signed a contract with our venue hoping that they would be lax with that rule considering we have a lot of “hobby” vendors that don’t have the means to buy liability insurance.

How do most venue’s enforce this and do they ask the vendors for actual paperwork?

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thank you so much for all the help and advice! I read all the comments and was very impressed by your ideas and insight. Perhaps you can give me your opinion on my wedding.

We will have a wedding which is a destination wedding for most guests. This means that some guests will have their own car, others will use the bus we will setup for them.

During the wedding day, which is on a lake, we would like to go to the ceremony venue with a boat. We have two alternatives we think could work for this:

1.

All the guests would need to arrive in town A, either by bus or by car (parking is not so easy there and they will have to pay for it). We then meet at the port and take the boat.
We get by boat to the ceremony place in town B. We get married. We go back to the boat and return to town A.
Everyone gets back to the cars / bus and drives to the reception place (it’s a 5 minute drive).

2.

All the guests arrive directly in town B, where we will have the ceremony. After the ceremony, we go to the port and have a ride on the boat on the lake.
We then get back to the port and everyone gets back to cars / bus and drives to the reception place (15 minute drive).

Which option do you think is better? Or do you have any other ideas on how to integrate the boat in our wedding day?

Thanx so much again!!!

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Thanks so much Phebe!

 

My question is: we’re already having a formal military wedding. Is this our theme?

i want to somehow include the letters we wrote to one another while he was deployed as these are what started our relationship and turned it into something (but at the same time I don’t want them out because I don’t want to lose any of them or let them get damaged). Can I include some kind of “letter” theme? Or have the letters on display and still have a military wedding?

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Phebelasha:

Fantastic thread! I have a question for you too which if you are able to help with would be incredible!

My ceremony is taking place at a church at 4pm and the reception is at a venue 15mins away from the church. The cocktail hour starts at 6pm. I am planning on providing a bus/coach to transport guests from the church to the venue but cannot for the life of me figure out how to work the timing. I need to make sure that the bus doesn’t bring people till the venue until 6, but what do I do with them between the end of the ceremony and the beginning of the cocktail hour?

Post # 55
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Phebelasha: Thank you so much for offering your generosity to us ladies on the Bee!

My question: When you have a bride on a budget, what are some of the first things that you will recommend for the bride to cut/eliminate/size down/etc? For example, I’ve seen a lot of brides on here say that eliminating favors is an easy way to help out the budget. Any other advice?

Thanks again!

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Thank you so much! I LOVE your idea!

Post # 57
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Phebelasha: Thanks so much for offering your extertise.

I have a quesiton regarding favors. I would like to do something but find that it’s hard to appeal to the masses as most favors are often tossed into a drawer or left on the table. Have you ever encountered a favor that was well received by guests? I love candy and thought initally a candy bar, but it became overdone and gets really messy. One thing to note is that most of our guests are traveling so it has to be small and preferably non-liquid. Thanks!

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just want to say that I think that you’re being so helpful to us brides!!!

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

We’re having our reception almost 6 months after our wedding.  We eloped this last December. Since none of our family or friends were there, they want us to have a reception. I know their expecting something informal, but I want to wear my gown which was very formal. 

Beyond the style of the invitations, what’s the best way to indicate that this is a casual affair? We’re looking at using my parents backyard, which will also make them think it’s casual. 

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Phebelasha:  Wow- how wonderful of you to offer advice.  I have a question about tipping.  We are getting married at a country club so they charge an additional 20% for gratuity.  I am wondering about everyone else we are hiring- primarily:

1)  DJ (an employee of the company)

2)  Photographer (owners of the company)

3)  Florist (an employee of the company)

4)  Officiant (my cousin by marriage, not charging us but we are paying for the hotel room for 2 nights.)

Thank you in advance!!

Post # 61
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Lolasmomma: Great question! I’m in the same exact boat on all but the officiant and am wondering that, too. 🙂

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