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Wedding Wise Tips: May 2018

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Like Silver Charm Events on Facebook and get daily wedding advice in your feed. Here are this month’s tips:

5/1- Wedding Wise Tip #117 – #emailnotwebsite to follow up on MIA RSVPS.

5/2 – Wedding Wise Tip #118 – #emailnotwebsite – Parking or transportation changes.

5/3 – Wedding Wise Tip #119 – #emailnotwebsite – Rainy day plan.

5/4 – Wedding Wise Tip #120 – #emailnotwebsite – Follow up on dietary restrictions.

5/5 – Wedding Wise Tip #121 – Your guests aren’t going to check your website often, so if it’s something they or you really need to know? #emailnotwebsite

5/6 – Wedding Wise Tip #122: Bring the bra and the shoes you’re going to wear to your last dress fitting. Or shoes with the same heel height.

5/7 -Wedding Wise Tip #123 – When you go over your wedding timeline, focus on what needs to be in each space as far as rentals and supplies, as well as what is happening when.

5/8 – Wedding Wise Tip #124- Don’t be afraid to change into more comfortable shoes during your reception. That’s what flip-flops and bustles were made for.

5/9 – Wedding Wise Wednesday #125 – Find out where your “green room” is in your venue. Where are you and your wedding party holing up before the ceremony?

5/10 – Wedding Wise Tip #126 – Ask around and figure out how much vendors with your style cost, before you start bemoaning a lack of reasonable prices. It’s harsh, but for the most part what you want costs what it costs. If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it.

5/11 – Wedding Wise Tip #127 – Does a lower price automatically mean less quality and less service? No, but it can and sometimes it does. I’m not settling-shaming you, but be happy with your choices, and don’t expect to be given more than what you’re getting.

5/12 – Wedding Wise Tip #128 – Take responsibility for your wedding. 1. Your wedding is not something that’s happening to you. (More to come). #askliz

5/13 – Wedding Wise Tip #129 -Wedding Wise Tip #128 – #weddingresponsibility 2. Whatever you bring into your wedding is your choice. HAVING a wedding is your choice.

5/14 – Wedding Wise Tip #130 – #weddingresponsibily There is a lot going on. Many choices, many decisions, tons of money. But the Wedding industrial complex is not forcing you to do anything.

5/14 – Wedding Wise Tip #131 – Everything that’s happening is something you said yes to. You can also say no. You’re not a victim of your wedding. It’s a wedding.

5/15 – Wedding Wise Tip #132 – And it’s true that “yes” and “no” both have consequences. Own them.

5/16 – Wedding Wise Tip #133 – Candles. First, check and follow your vendors rules about them – and they do have rules. Second, if you’re using real ones, they blow out, so have a stick lighter on standby.

5/17 – Wedding Wise Tip #134 -1. Give yourself an hour AFTER you’ve finished hair and makeup to get out the door and to your venue. So, venue by 4pm, 30 minutes to get there, Finish styling and getting dressed by 2:30pm. More tomorrow.

5/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #135 – 2. That hour gives you time to breathe, to get all your stuff together, to check on where everyone else is, and to saunter out the door rather than run. Literally no sweat. Give yourself the hour.

5/19 – Wedding Wise Tip #136 – Wedding Wise Tip #135 – Bustles. Anything requiring more than two hooks needs to be practiced. I once had a bride with six, and that was, umm, laborious. www.silvercharmevents.com/services

5/20 – Wedding Wise Tip #137 – my assistant is responsible for always knowing where my phone is. Brides, make your MOH responsible for always knowing where your bouquet is!

5/21- Wedding Wise Tip #138 – You don’t have to stick to tradition when it comes to toasts. The two of you can make one thanking your guests, too.

5/22 – Wedding Wise Tip #139 – 1. No, you don’t have to wake up at 6am on the morning of your wedding to start getting ready. But you DO have to construct a day at works around you if you want to get up any later. More to come.

5/23 – Wedding Wise Tip #140 – 2. Get specific with your hair stylist about whether your hair needs to be washed before it’s styled. Have someone else order or bring in breakfast. (More)

5/24/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #141 – #sleepinprep 3. What details does your photographer want? Keep your rings, shoes, dress in easy, “over there” reach.

5/25/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #142 -#sleepinprep Unpack and lay out your morning stuff (toiletries, whatever you’re wearing in the morning) the night before. Sleeping in means no scrambling when you wake up.

5/26/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #143 – What type of meal does your photographer or DJ require? Check their contracts.

5/27/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #144 – On your final walk through, pay attention to where the electrical outlets are, and go through what you’re going to need, and where.

5/28/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #145 – Two things to locate at every venue – bathrooms and smoking areas.

5/29/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #146 – ..after your wedding, WHO is taking the vases back to the florist? The extra rentals back to the extra rental company? Hmmm?

5/30/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #147 – #ifyourebringingingrentals passed apps mean multiple trays.

5/31/18 – #148 #ifyourebringinginrentals passed cocktails mean an extra set of glasses.

What other help or advice do you need for your wedding right now? Complete the form to schedule a complimentary consultation with me, or contact me directly at liz@silvercharmevents.com or call/text me at 1-323-592-9318.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith

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