Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Questions to ask your transportation company

Booking transportation for your guests can sometimes be more of a necessity than a convenience, especially if you decide to hold your ceremony and reception in two separate venues on the same day. Rather than relying on attendees to provide their own transportation, which can get messy and confusing, take away the hassle by booking large buses or coaches to shuttle everyone to where they need to be. It is important to ask all the right questions when selecting your transportation, as different companies offer varying qualities of service and by the same token, will also have different reputations, methods and terms of operation.


Here are some of the crucial questions you should consider before signing a contract:


Quotes:
- What are the maximum passenger capacities for your shuttles/buses?
- Do you charge by the hour, by mileage or is there a fixed price per vehicle?
- Is tax and gratuity included in the quoted price?
- What percentage do you require as a deposit?
- How do you handle tolls and parking charges?


Company information:
- What is your safety record?
- Are you fully insured?
- How many years has your company been in business?
- What are your hiring practices for screening Chauffeurs? Are they professionally trained? Do they wear a uniform?
- What is your policy on leaving personal items in the shuttle/bus?


Vehicle information:
- Are the vehicles equipped with GPS Navigation Systems?
- How old are the vehicles in question? And how often are they cleaned?
- What are the contingency plans if the vehicles were to break down that day?
- Are your shuttles air-conditioned?
- Can guests drink water and eat snacks on board? If yes, do you provide these?
- Do you bring signage to identify that it is our vehicle?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wedding Favor Idea: Digital Photo Frames

A photo frame always makes a great gift, but gone are the days when you had to select just one perfect photo to display. In today's era of digitalization you can avoid all the hassle of having to pick your one favorite photo, and instead display of all them! If you want to gift your guests with something unique and unexpected, consider a Digital Photo Frame. The best part about it is that it depending on which style you pick, the digital photo frame can also have multiple uses, even doubling as a pen stand or a clock. This will undoubtedly be a great keepsake for your guests to store all their photos, including those from your fabulous wedding! 

Here are a few of our favorites:



















Friday, January 23, 2015

Our Favorite Online Websites: Save the Date cards


Nowadays, many couples choose not to send Save the Date cards, instead turning to the Internet and social media to share the news of their engagement. As planners, we can certainly understand the need to stay within budget, but believe that Save the Dates can be an equally important part of the wedding process. After all, these are the cards that will announce your upcoming nuptials and set the tone for the rest of your wedding. Ordering online is easy, with plenty of great wedding stationary websites dedicated to these cards and with so many different options to choose from. Be it traditional or fun, letter or foil pressed,  there is a design and style out there for everyone! Here are some of our favorites:





3. Evite  






6. Minted

Monday, January 19, 2015

Unique Place Card Ideas


Many people don't know the difference between an escort card and a place card. An escort card. Escorts Cards are essentially cards with a guests name and table number printed. Once the guest knows what table they are seated at, Place Cards are then found at their appropriate seat. 

Place cards are not very common actually. Usually, only very formal or black tie events provide place cards and they literally dictate the place you will be sitting. The hosts have taken it upon themselves to place you at a seat at your assigned table. 
It's very important to match your place cards to your decor as you want them to blend in with your table setting. You can get very creative with your place cards, even making them your wedding favor. 
Here are some unique place card ideas that we love: