DO make sure you are heard! Whether you are outside or in, you want to have your guests be able to hear you! So practice speaking louder than normal during your rehearsal or you can have your DJ supply a microphone for the room.
· DO have your younger flower girls and ring bearers get plenty of rest and sleep, and have them practice what they are supposed to do. The last you thing you want is a crying and screaming baby or kid that is holding up your ceremony.
· DON’T freak out if something goes wrong. If things start late, that is ok and normal.You want to make sure your all your guests are there. And remember, you are marrying the love of your life, so do not sweat the small things.
· DO ask your officiant to attend the rehearsal. Every minister or officiant is different and might want to add things or take certain parts out, so going over with them is not only great for you but for everyone else as well. Such as practicing what your father says when he gives you away, when it is time for the rings, who has them and who your officiant should ask, etc.
· DO supply the essentials for an outdoor wedding.Whether it is a fan, sunscreen, bug spray, water station, etc. Make sure your ground is even and there is access for anyone who may be handicapped. And most importantly, have a rain plan!
· DON’T look down while walking down the aisle. You want your very soon to be husband and all of your guests to see your smiling face, so make sure you are wearing shoes you can walk in, not tripping over your dress and on a level stable ground.
Until next time, happy planning!
In keeping with our sweet ‘bars’ this week, we love the idea of a s’mores bar. Whether you are having a super fancy or relatively laid back reception, it is still an impressive and fun idea to include in your wedding.
S’mores bars are relatively new, but we’ve already seen a few here at Plaza Lecea last year. A few of our vendors actually have the set ups available for you to rent (www.gotitcoveredsa.com). Now doing this on your own is acceptable as well, but make sure you have someone available to oversee this station just in case. Most people do not need instructions on how to make a s’more, but just in case you can either have an attendant, or have sign giving them ideas on what are the best flavors to mix. If you are doing this on your own, here is a list of items you’ll need for this station:
- Graham crackers: Think beyond the traditional graham cracker and also add in chocolate and cinnamon flavored ones
- Marshmallows: Get the large ones! And if you are planning your wedding around the spring time, there are some pastel colored marshmallows, or even Peeps!
- Chocolate: Now this is where you have some serious fun! Definitely do the staples of milk, white and dark chocolate, but you can also do chocolate with add-ins, like almonds, peppermint, strawberries, etc. Have a good selection of 4-5 different chocolates broken up into the graham cracker size pieces.
- Skewers to roast your marshmallows
- Sternos which can be purchased at Ace Mart (http://www.acemart.com/prod8638.html) or a mini hibachi grill.
- Vases, bowls to hold all the ingredients
- Additional decor
Even offering a package of s’mores to go is a sweet way for guests to remember your wedding.