When it comes to planning a wedding, we’ve found that the best planning tips come from experience and listening to our client’s feedback over the last 12 years.
At the end-of-the-day when the event is over, your family and friends won’t care what chairs you chose for the ceremony, but they will remember if they had a great time. You can still have a gorgeous wedding, but it is important to be able to focus on the things that make a successful party, such as the food, service, entertainment and making sure that you plan for the weather.
I think it is important for couples to incorporate their style and not follow everyone else. What is important to you and your fiancé is what matters, even if you buck tradition while doing it.
Once you know the guest count and your budget, then it is safe to start to search. There is nothing worse than trying to fit 250 people in a venue that can accommodate 150 persons.
Once you determine a wedding or event date, then make sure that you have a weather contingency plan in place in case the weather will be a factor.
Normally, the off-season occurs from January through March. This is a slower time for weddings and this can help you negotiate a better deal then on a Saturday night in June or July or August.
If you need more time to set aside the funds for the right venue and event professionals this will help.
Flowers that are in season look prettier and won’t cost a premium price.
I have seen so called “friends” cause unnecessary stress on the wedding day, whereas a true friend goes out of his or her way to keep everyone calm.
Several years ago, one of our clients had a major dress malfunction and all of the ties snapped and broke-off right before the entrance to the first dance.
There are several amazing photographers in this industry and there are also less than favorable ones too. Check-out the photographer’s work on-line to see if it fits your style. Make sure that he or she has experience, along with great client reviews before you setup an appointment. If your goal is to get your wedding published, make sure that you let your photographer know ahead of time (in writing) that you want the details photographed. XO
Love the green and white floral, plus the ceiling as seen in Grace Ormonde.
One of our private estates for a wedding or special event.
One of our private estates in Malibu for a wedding or special event.
Circa 1970s- photo found on-line.
We found this on Pinterest and love this beautiful venue with rafters. The chandeliers, lighting, plus green and white florals bring it home.
Our beautiful bride Hanna. xo
Hanna and Dean’s wedding venue in Palos Verdes with vineyards and ocean view.
One of our private estates in Malibu with a lake, vineyards, bridge and tennis court.
Wishing everyone wedding inspiration and a great Memorial Weekend!