5 things to ponder about your wedding day
Hi All! #WeddingTipsTuesdays is your newsletter of 5 tips, hacks, tricks and helpful tidbits to help your wedding planning. If there’s anything you would like for us to tackle, please let me know. Enjoy this week’s hacks and thoughts!
- Vendor I’m following
Floriagraphy Flowers We work a lot of events with Emily and her crew at Floriography and I had to give a shout out for the flower spread they did at our wedding last week at Los Poblanos. It was absolutely AMAZING! I mean, there was a lemon tree… what else do I have to say? The photographer was @MauraJanesPhoto, so keep an eye out on both of these vendors social for this super cool wedding and for couples looking to do some crazy cool flowers, hit up Floriography.
- Tip from Bindi Irwin
The Crocodile Hunter’s daughter, Bindi Irwin is engaged! Something we can learn from her initial wedding plans is to make that day your own! In lieu of the traditional Father-Daughter dance, she is going to dance with her mom. To honor her late Father, she is having her Brother walk her down the aisle. It’s the little details like this that can make your wedding super special for you and your guests. I like that we’re seeing more and more couples play with traditional formalities to make them their own.
- To play or not to play?
Since the R. Kelly and Michael Jackson documentaries have come out, this is a great opportunity to discuss your event and how music can sometimes make or break your dance floor. We have definitely seen an increase in both of these artists on the Do Not Play List. Here’s my advice on the issue. Take your guests into consideration. If you think these artists, or any others for that matter, will cause controversy at your event, DON’T PLAY THEM. A great DJ can get through a night just fine without MJ or R. Kelly. If you and your guests don’t care, then maybe it doesn’t matter. As a DJ, I’m there for you and making sure your dance floor stays poppin’. I personally stay away from controversial artists and songs because I’m confident in my ability to take you on a musical journey without them.
- Social Pro Tip
ALL WEDDING PROFESSIONALS ARE ON INSTAGRAM. A planner, a designer, an event company, a photographer and videographers Instagram feed can give you a lot of information and insight about their product. All the great vendors are on Instagram. Instagram offers a much more comprehensive look at their most recent work. And if they’re not updating, then I personally would start with ‘why’? Instagram is the new ‘Pinterest’ for wedding planning.
- Something you can take off your checklist
Extracurriculars. Don’t feel the need to be responsible for every single second your guests are at your event. As cool as it sounds to have the yard lawn olympics outside, a photobooth in another room inside, a 3 piece band in another room and a bouncy house on the lawn… you can and will spread your guests thin and leave them having multiple, different experiences of your event. Oh… and did you want a packed dance floor? Forget about it. There are so many things to do and have spread the room too thin for your DJ to have any semblance of a party on the dance floor. We recommend keeping your guests together as much as possible.
PRO TIP! What if I told you, that you can do all of these things and still have a great party. Keep everyone in the same spaces as much as you can. Cocktail hour should be in one area, keep everyone together for dinner, and keep everyone in the ballroom for dancing. So, put the yard games away after cocktail hour and don’t put the photobooth outside. Keep it in the ballroom and you will keep your guests in the room longer as well 😉
Please give me feedback on social @cutmasterchris. Which bullet above is your favorite? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Let me know! Just send a tweet to @cutmasterchris and put #weddingtiptuesday at the end so I can find it. Have a wonderful week, all! Chris