Tips and More …

 

We know you’re out and about mingling, attending BBQ’s, pool parties and vacations so we thought to make your summer a little easier, we would provide you with the lowdown without taking up much of your precious summer hours. So sip your refreshing drink away as you learn useful tips and more from our preferred experts!

Music – Picking the perfect song for you to walk down to is our number one asked question. I always recommend thinking about the ambiance of the ceremony that you are trying to produce. Will you be keeping it more on the traditional side or something a little more contemporary? Once you have that set, go through your iTunes playlist and listen to different samples until you find the perfect song. How do you know that you found the song? It is usually a song that prompts an immediate smile or a moment of “that’s the one” should occur and you’ll know you found the perfect song to walk down to your fiancé. – Alan Andai, www.aamusicians.com

Flowers – Come prepared with information to receive a more concise proposal for your wedding flowers: a) The size and detail of your bridal party (number of bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc.); b) Approximate number of tables for dinner; c) Decisions on escort table, gift table and cake table; d) Color theme or linen choices; e) any restrictions for ceremony and reception venues.

Budget: Setting a cap on your floral budget can avoid unnecessary back and forth between you and your florist in finalizing your proposal.

Sample: It would be a smart move to schedule a reception centerpiece sample in conjunction with your menu tasting – and set up the table to include the linens, tableware and centerpiece in order to see a cohesive look as close to what you will be seeing on your actual wedding day.

Trends: Bolder statements in color and design are making its way into reception tabletops.  Black and white stripes, textured tablecloths, a mix of high and low arrangements and clusters of glass elements featuring clean accents of flowers give off a more sophisticated and contemporary flair to the occasion.  Modern brides are not afraid to make their own mark. – Touch of Paradise, www.touchofparadise.com

Photography – “Hi, my name is Bride and I would like you to send me your wedding packages.”  Sounds familiar?  In my opinion “Packages” are convenient yet impersonal and may offer you components you don’t need/ want.  They can be out of budget and discourage you from calling back a caterer who you really wanted or that be the right fit for you.  Schedule meetings with different caterers to discuss your likes and dislikes, must haves and those things you don’t care for your reception.  Customizing your menu can be a way to having your wedding with in your budget.  – Fernando J. Asencio, www.tosscatering.com

Catering – “Hi, my name is Bride and I would like you to send me your wedding packages.”  Sounds familiar?  In my opinion “Packages” are convenient yet impersonal and may offer you components you don’t need/ want.  They can be out of budget and discourage you from calling back a caterer who you really wanted or that be the right fit for you.  Schedule meetings with different caterers to discuss your likes and dislikes, must haves and those things you don’t care for your reception.  Customizing your menu can be a way to having your wedding with in your budget.  – Fernando J. Asencio, www.tosscatering.com

Wedding Dresses – Develop a big picture, general idea of what you like best in a wedding dress. You can do this by looking through bride magazines and at online shops.  Why do this? It will help you narrow down the extensive selection of wedding dress.  – Francesca T. Maestrales, www.nuovavitaonline.com

Stay tuned for more! Looking for something specific? Give us call, send us an email, respond to the blog, tweet us, or ask us on FB … whichever you desire.

Time to refill your glass!

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1 Response to Tips and More …

  1. Steve Duke says:

    Excellent Blog – thank you for having Touch of Paradise be part of it.
    – Steve Duke, Managing Director
    Touch of Paradise
    http://www.touchofparadiseevents.com

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