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Archive for December, 2007

Hiring the Caterer

When selecting your wedding site, catering issues will arise. Your options and limitations will vary depending on whether you choose a hotel sit-down reception or a beachside buffet barbecue.
For hotel or banquet hall receptions, set up a meeting with the caterer and map out your budgetary constraints, dietary restrictions, dream menu, and other food-related […]

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A Surprise Christmas Wedding

A Surprise Christmas Wedding?!
Can you imagine having a surprise wedding? Some would ask, “How could you not know you were getting married? How can you have a surprise wedding?”
Back in 1942 an unsuspecting young lady went to spend Christmas with the love of her life who was awaiting orders in Texas to be shipped off […]

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

The ceremony is over and the guests are hungry. Full tummies mean happy people, so be sure you have planned for ample food and drink to keep your guests in a celebratory mood. As you will discover below, there are many ways to feed your guests besides the traditional sit-down dinner. As wedding ceremonies have […]

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Married by Santa

Colorado tends to have a magical affect on people, especially during the holidays. Perhaps it’s the fresh air or the beautiful snow covered mountains. Whatever it is, it seems to bring people very unique people together, with very unique ideas.
On Christmas Day a couple from Congress Park, Colorado, who originally met at a Christmas party, […]

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Bride & Groom Transportation

Consider alternatives to the traditional (and expensive) limousine exit. You could go by horse-drawn carriage, boat, hot-air balloon, taxi, streetcar, vintage automobile, motorcycle, convertible, horseback, or even tandem bicycle if your dress permits. Choose a fun and clever send-off if that suits your style or wedding theme.
Have a friend be your chauffeur in a rented […]

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What It Looked Like - The Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding

So now that we’ve covered the wedding etiquette nightmares of the Nightmare Before Christmas themed wedding, let’s talk about the good stuff and how they decorated and pulled it off.
This wedding planner really went all out for this wedding. Despite the concerns of it looking to Gothic, they were able to make it look beautiful […]

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Nightmare Before Christmas Themed Wedding continued…

In continuation from yesterdays wedding etiquette blog…
Although it was wonderful to find an old building that fit the theme so perfectly, it came with the typical “old building issues”. Apparently the air conditioning was inconveniently “broken” in that specific room. The reception hall had conveniently left out this little detail until it was apparent to […]

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Guest Transportation

Provide guests with detailed directions, the phone numbers of wedding-related locations, and an emergency cell phone contact number to call if they have any problems getting from place to place.
For out-of-town guests or those who do not rent cars, you may want to provide group transportation by buses or minivans.
Arrange for your local […]

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Reception Dancing and Music

If you are having a Mardi Gras or New Year’s Eve theme wedding, audience participation dances may be more appropriate than at a formal sit-down affair.
Be sure to select a few songs that appeal to every generation attending so that all guests will feel included and inspired to get up and dance.
Have your wedding coordinator, […]

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Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding

There are two ways you could interpret this title. You could interpret is as someone had a themed wedding inspired by Tim Burtons Nightmare Before Christmas. Or you could interpret it as the wedding took place before Christmas and it was a nightmare. Both interpretations would be completely accurate in this particular situation.
I found this […]

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