Tips from Sabrina
Do: give yourself plenty of time to plan.
Do: outline a realistic budget and timetable. These are mandatory to keep
you on track.
Do: organize all of the pieces of your wedding. Purchasing a binder,
which includes separate tabs for wedding professionals, appointments, contracts,
gown/dress swatches, etc. is a great investment.
Do: prepare and follow a timetable of events. These should include
appointments, deposits & payments, review contract terms,
Do: coordinate every aspect of your wedding day. To ensure your wedding
day is truly your special day, every item must be coordinated. Do not
leave important decisions to someone else. This is your day and you are in
Do: hire professionals that you are comfortable with. If you are not
comfortable speaking with someone, or if it seems like your questions or
inquiries are just brushed off, then it would probably be a good idea to seek
out someone else.
Do: consider the recommendations/suggestions of your
vendors. A good wedding vendor's seasoned council and
experienced opinions may help you avoid potential pitfalls.
Do: take breaks during your planning. If you begin to get stressed or
irritated, take a break, step back and work on something else for a while. Often
times, the decisions made under extreme stress are later regretted.
Do: enjoy yourself. This will be one of the most memorable times in your
lives. Be sure to spend plenty of time with your friends, family and most
importantly, your fiancé
We would like
to leave you with this final thought: Most brides and grooms
will struggle to keep their wedding costs low and maintain a
reasonable budget. Recent bridal magazine surveys have
determined that guests will remember the entertainment at
your wedding reception, more than any other single item.
On your special day you deserve more than some
band just playing another gig. Make sure that whomever you hire for your musical
entertainment is excited about celebrating with you and your
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