It's finally happened-one of the most important people in your life has gotten engaged-and they asked YOU to be a bridesmaid! But now…what do you have to do? You just get a dress, show up, then enjoy the open bar-right? Well...not exactly. But luckily, I'm here to tell you what it takes to be a good bridesmaid:Read More
Most people are trying to be more environmentally conscious these days-I know I am! And while we are recycling and choosing paper straws over plastic, you may not realize that there are ways you can make your wedding more eco-friendly too. These are my top 5 ways to make your wedding more enviromentally friendly:Read More
Most people can agree that one of the most important decisions-and investments-you make for your wedding day is your photographer. They are pretty much single-handedly responsible for capturing all the memories of your big day and will provide the images that you look back on for the rest of your lives together-the pictures you hang on the wall or put into an album to show your children. Not to mention, photographers frequently have a hand in making certain aspects of the day run smoothly (although if you hire a wedding planner that's not as necessary!)Read More
Frequently, when people say wedding planner they could be speaking about a day of coordinator but it's super important to understand the difference between the two so you can decide what you really need for your big day!Read More
Today I am talking about what time your wedding ceremony should start!
I've been asked by a few of my brides recently if they should put down a half hour earlier on their invitations just to make sure everyone gets there on time. My short and [not so] sweet answer is this: if adults can’t respectfully arrive at least 10 minutes early to your wedding, that is not your problem, nor your responsibility to accommodate them on their tardiness.
Here’s a scenario for you: you receive an invitation in the mail with a ceremony start time of 4:00. You arrive to the church at 3:30 just to be safe. 4:00 comes and goes, and still no bridal party walking down the aisle. 4:30 comes and the ceremony finally starts. You’re annoyed and wondering what could possibly have delayed everyone a half hour.
When I coordinate a wedding, we start at the time on the invitation. When I make the master timeline for the day that is what I follow, and give to all the vendors. If the ceremony is late, it delays everything else for the rest of the day.
If your an engaged couple, plan to start at the time you put on your wedding invitations, and if you're a wedding guest, plan ahead and get to the ceremony at least 10 minutes before the start time.
What’s your opinion?