There are four or five stages to a wedding and reception. First is the Pre-Ceremony music. Second is the Ceremony music. Your next section is cocktail hour music or if you are not having a cocktail hour then your dinner music. Finally there is your dance music that takes you through the rest of the evening. Every one of the sections is just as important as the other. Once you have all your playlist the way you want them then the music portion of your special day should run very smooth. Please think of every possible question you might have and ask it. Have a great day.
A sure way to save on that Wedding Day Stress. Delegate as many things as you can to Family and Friends. You would be surprised as to how many things there are to do and how many people there are to do them. I will name a few some you may know and some you might not have thought of.
One major one set up and clean up. If you have a Venue where you are responsible to clean up and maybe put things like tables and chairs away or sweep the floor and take the garbage out. You probably set all that up as well. You will need crews for both. Ask the coordinator at the venue how long it takes to do one or the other. Set up should take a little longer with table cloths etc. Estimate at least an hour and a half. I would have at least 5 or 6 people minimum to do the tasks. I have played Music for Weddings where the Bride & Groom and there families are doing the set up and clean up. If I just got married I am outta there when it is time. People will help if you ask them ahead of time. Do not be shy about it. Your Family and Friends will come through.
I can list many many more but the idea is on your Wedding Day you should not have to do anything other than say I do and have a great time at your Reception. Everything can be delegated just start by asking everyone you know that is either in the Wedding or coming to it. Yes people in your Wedding should be able to have a few duties as well, I would make those tasks Pre Wedding time though. After you have he list of people who say they will help list all your tasks and begin and start assigning duties to all those people who said they would help. Maybe show them your list and ask what they would like to do. That makes them feel a little more special. I am sure you have helped at Weddings and know what it is like. A list should consist of Making sure the guest book is in the right place. Maybe have someone stand near the guest book table and perhaps they can direct people to the wedding area. Just a few tips on delegating.
Be sure to do this weeks ahead of time, as your Special Day approaches you might have to tweak it a little but for the most part everything you would be worrying about has now been delegated to your family and friends. One more quick tip. Have a single person who knows everything about your list be close to you at all times just in case an issue comes up. You can let them know what and who to go to for a resolution. For more information call 503-705-6116 or leave a comment here. Thank you wishing you special day is a great success. Jay Jacobsen
If I were to plan my wedding again I would first start with an outline of what I want and need. You can do it with a spiral notebook or you can find many types of planners on the market.
Why outline your wedding? Many couples know in their heads exactly what they want. But once it is on paper and you have the opportunity to view it, things may not look like what you envisioned. The advantage to outlining is you can rearrange things that look out of place such as time of day you want to get married. Before you decide you may want to think of the reception timeline. Will you want to serve a Brunch, Hors d'oeuvres or a Full Meal. That is when you decide the time of day so the reception falls at a reasonable time for one of the those types meals.
You can add and subtract items. Once you discuss the importance of each item. you may want to drop some things you thought you wanted or add something you did not think of until you looked at your outline. However you plan your special day be sure you have covered every item, timeline and all possible scenario's you can think of. It will help you make your Wedding Day happen exactly the way you want.
Once the rough draft/outline is somewhat finished you may want to then involve family members, friends or even a wedding planner and see what they think. Just remember everyone will have an opinion about how they think your day should go, it is your day and in the final draft it should show how you want it to go.
As a Florist, Wedding Planner and DJ for over Forty Years, have seen this method work hundreds of times for Happy Couples on their Special Wedding Day. For more information: Call Jay Jacobsen 503-705-6116
First finding a venue with your date. If your sure about the date then start at least a year early to be sure you get the right one. Be sure it is what you want and not just the first one you visit. Having the perfect place may be hard to find but having 5 out of 6 categories might be ok.
Second be sure to find your entertainment. Most companies are booked a year in advance and if your sure what you want then get a company signed with a contract.
Third inform everyone involved, family, friends, relatives of the date and venue, some may have to travel so they can prepare ahead of time.
Once these are accomplished then you can start to organize all the assignments and menus and music lists.
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Music is a big part of most weddings, and if you've already started planning one, you know there are more than a few decisions to be made. Whether you decide to hire a band or a DJ or provide the wedding's soundtrack with your own iPod, we have a wedding music guide to help you through. Below, you'll find all the major categories for music you'll need to figure out, as well as other parts of the day you may not have thought of yet. Check out the list for guidelines on music you need to think about, whether you're an indie rock bride or a country Western couple.
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