I’m going to let you all in on a bit of a secret. Every person that has ever worked in the wedding industry has a shared list of dos and don’ts for a wedding. For the most part, these are common sense and can be found on numerous blogs and social media posts. They can be anything from tips to save money to unique traditions you should consider. I think these tips are efficient but only scratch the surface of what could make your special day even better. I polled the crew at Crown Entertainment and compiled a list of our top Dos and Don’ts for your wedding. These are just suggestions, but I do think they should be considered. So without further ado, here is our list.
Your DJ is not just in charge of playing music. They are running the show, and they need to be able to see everything. Every vendor wants the event to be excellent, and the best way for that to happen is for the DJ to have that line of sight. Please place them near the dance floor, not on another level or in the back of the room.
I feel like this one should go without saying, but unfortunately, outdoor weddings still exist. I get the appeal, but at what cost? Someone created air conditioning for a reason. Don’t make you, your guest, and your vendors suffer through the heat. Everybody will have a more pleasant experience if they aren’t worried about sweating for hours.
If you are going to hire a wedding coordinator, hire a professional—someone with experience with this position. Often, the venue will supply or have suggestions for someone to fill this role. They will ask you the questions that you need to think about and solve the problems that you didn’t know you’d have.
Kids are great, but unattended children can be a handful for guests and vendors. I cannot tell you how many weddings I have worked where children have been allowed to run wild during the reception and ceremony. If children are allowed at your wedding, make sure their parents know that they have to be constantly supervised. Those parents don’t want to be remembered for allowing their child to ruin the first dance by joining the new couple.
I understand that you want to save money on hiring a coordinator or other vendor, but don’t put significant responsibilities on your friends. Your friends are going to play some role in your wedding, but they should not be your employees. Let your friends be there for you, have fun, and enjoy the celebration. If they do take on some responsibility, make sure they are compensated for their work and time.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR VENDORS! I know you hired them, and they are there for you, but it’s just common courtesy. These people spend their day making sure you have the best wedding possible. Their goal is your happiness. The least you can do is make sure they have food and something to drink. Also, a thank you goes a long way.
I’m going to let you all in on a bit of a secret. Every person that has ever worked in the wedding industry has a shared list of dos and don’ts for a wedding. For the most part, these are common sense and can be found on numerous blogs and social media posts. They can […]
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