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Wedding Wise Tips – October 2018

Los Angeles Wedding Planner

I’d ask if you’re enjoying the cooler weather, but we haven’t quite gotten there here in L.A. yet, have we? October’s wedding tips included: Wedding safety, guest timelines, couple impulses, and the top reason weddings start late, based on my 15 years in the business. Enjoy!

10/1 – Wedding Wise Tip #274 – Before you decide to make an aisle runner out of rose petals, ask if it’s allowed. They stain, and it could be a problem.

10/2 – Wedding Wise Tip #275 – If your cake is getting decorated by your florist, coordinate those two delivery times.

10/3 – Wedding Wise Tip #276 – Be careful with the end of that stick lighter. Especially on linens. And leaves and flowers.

10/4 – Wedding Wise Tip #277 – If you’re renting portable restrooms, get an emergency contact number. IMPERATIVE.

10/5 – Wedding Wise Tip #278 – Figure out who’s going to monitor the portable restrooms. Toilet paper. Water flow. Sorry.

10/6 – Wedding Wise Tip #279 – More detailed emergency kit – https://www.silvercharmevents.com/my-wedding-emergency-kit/

10/7 – Wedding Wise Tip #280- Don’t feel bad if you buy some of your registry items yourself. It’s the only way to make sure, you know? LOL!

10/8 – Wedding Wise Tip #281 – Many of my weddings that started late has been because of FAMILY MEMBERS who were MIA. Not late guests. Plan and poke accordingly.

10/9 – Wedding Wise Tip #282 – Seriously, who has the marriage license? And a black pen?

10/10 – Wedding Wise Tip #283 – Save the copy of your marriage license that your officiant will give you. You will need it to track down your certificate when you start worrying that it was lost in the mail.

10/11 – Wedding Wise Tip #284 – If you’re having nightmares the week before your wedding, that’s normal. Remember that they have nothing to do with reality. They just don’t, so go easy on yourself.

10/12 – Wedding Wise Tip #285 – Are you afraid your wedding is going to be a disaster? Don’t believe everything you think. For one thing, end of day = married. Yay! Probably going to be cake in there too. #agoodday.

10/13 – Wedding Wise Tip #286 – New coveted emergency kit item? Floral tape. Trust me, and you can get it on Amazon.

10/14 – Wedding Wise Tip #287- Second rule of portable restrooms – decide NOW who can use the restrooms inside the house/venue.

10/15 – Wedding Wise Tip #288 – If your caterer is bringing their own staff, are you paying for their meals? Probably not (seen it happen twice), but are you?

10/16 – Wedding Wise Tip #289 – WARNING – You’ll start to lose your first guests after you cut the cake.

10/17 – Wedding Wise Tip #290 – Third rule of portable restrooms – leave an air freshener spray in the stall.

10/18 – Wedding Wise Tip #291 – #forgotten at the rehearsal – practicing the bouquet handoff to – who? – once you get up to the altar.

10/19 – Wedding Wise Tip #292 – #forgotten at the rehearsal – wedding party is walking down the aisle to…where?

10/20 – Wedding Wise Tip #293 – Wedding Wise Tip #293 – #forgotten photo : One of the groom by himself. (Thanks @MarthaWeddings for the aha)

10/21 – Wedding Wise Tip #294 – Everything on your shot list is going to take 2-3 minutes – AT LEAST – to get. Doesn’t sound like a lot? Yeah, add them up.

10/22 – Wedding Wise Tip #295 – Make it very clear to your family that you’ve paid your photographer multiple thousands of dollars, and they need to get out of the way. Do that before the wedding, spread the word, pick a bouncer.

10/23 – Wedding Wise Tip #296 – #personalopinion If it’s something that’s the same cost as the photo booth? Pick the photo booth.

10/24 – Wedding Wise Tip #297 – Alternative no-candle fire hack: hollow out the bottom of a candle and put the LED votive inside. Or just drop it inside without hollowing the candle out.

10/25 – Wedding Wise Tip #298 – Uneven wedding party number? This is why you have rehearsals. Run through processional alternatives a couple of times until it looks right to you.

10/26 – Wedding Wire Tip – #299 – You will get checks on your wedding day. They will probably be made out in different ways, Mr. and Mrs, Mr and Mrs First Names Last Name, etc. Make a quick call to your bank & figure out how to deposit them.

10/27 – Wedding Wise Tip #300 – If you’re worried about it, odds are your future in-laws don’t dislike you as much as they love their kid, or more than their kids love you. Plus, you’re not living with them.

10/28 – Wedding Wise Tip #301 – Wedding Wise Tip #301 – #inlaws 2. God/inner guide/universe/whomever grant you the strength to change the things you can, accept the things you can’t, and the wisdom to know the difference.

10/29 – Wedding Wise Tip #302 – #inlaws 3. THAT being said, I have seen a few in-laws act out (not mine, thank God) and everyone knows they’re wrong and just being mean. Everyone knows this.

10/30 – Wedding Wise Tip #303 – Are your guests mailing back their RSVP cards? Double check that you put a stamp on the return envelope. Which means you need to get additional stamps.

10/31 – Wedding Wise Tip #304 – And if you are mailing out your invites, pay for extra envelopes. Mistakes will be made, be prepared.

What else do you need and need to know about your wedding right now? Email me directly at liz@silvercharmevents.com, or call/text 323-592-9318.

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