Saturday, October 30, 2010
Recently, when speaking with a bride, she asked me the same thing and wanted to know how to tactfully avoid or answer questions about her photographer, or the cost of her dress or how much did she pay for the venue.
I feel, as a professional , that your wedding information is not to be shared. It is all very very personal and involves only you, your fiance and your family. It is really tacky to ask the questions in the first place but here are some suggestions on what to say to answer that age old question, HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY FOR THAT??:
1. Tell them you really don't remember
2. Tell them your parent's took care of it and you don't know what the final price was
3. Tell them what matters to you is that you got a great ____ and the price was not that important
4. Tell them your planner worked out all the details and was able to get you a great deal.
5. Tell them you have so many things on your mind you will need to get back to them.
Remember, you don't want your wedding to be labeled with a dollar amount. Eventually, if people know right from left, they will figure it out. It is really something you don't want others to focus on. You want them to come to the events and have a wonderful time. Ultimately, you want your guests at the dinner table to talk about how great the food is and not how much the centerpieces cost.
Friday, October 22, 2010
1. Big Baraat
Surprising as it may be weddings can have their fare amount of crashers. There is great dancing, fabulous food and most all all free drinks. This can be a major attraction for uninvited people, especially if you are at a hotel. The security guard can make sure the guest list is strictly followed and if there is anyone that needs to be escorted out they will make sure to do so without creating a scene.
3. Unruly Guests
Like I mentioned before free drinks is a major part of all wedding celebrations and at times guest can get out of hand. A fight between friends can be a great spoiler on an otherwise great event. Security always makes sure to keep an eye out on guests and control any roudy guests.
Try to buy your tickets at least three months in advance.
Book your own tickets online. Travel agents make commission from every ticket sold and this can increase the price.
Order your tickets during on a weekday oppose to the weekend.
It may be a bit more of an inconvenience, but order a connecting flight ticket. Taking a direct flight will cost you more money.
There are also other airline programs offered to wedding guests and these programs can help keep ticket prices down. Many airlines offer wedding registries. Every airline offers different benefits and has different requirements, but they can be an additional help when saving money.
· American Airlines have implemented a Wedding Event Travel Program. They offer 5% off to a group of 10 or more. Wedding guests are given a time period of when they must travel in order to receive the discount. Brides can call the airlines about their upcoming wedding and American Airlines will provide complimentary wedding invitation inserts to be included with the wedding invitation informing guests of the discount.
· Delta requires all guests to be on the same flight in order to qualify for the group discount rate.
· United Airway requires a minimum of 25 people to qualify for a group rate.
The best way to find out about an airline discount is to call each airline directly and ask about their requirements. Remember to ask about travel restrictions applying to the discount rate and how many people are required in order to qualify. The airline will provide guests with a discount code and this code will be used when purchasing discounts online or over the phone.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Trump Soho is a new hotel located in Lower Manhattan. They offer three ballrooms of different square-footage to accommodate different size weddings. Depending on the ballroom, you can chose a room with floor to ceiling windows, allowing your guests to view the skyline of lower Manhattan. This hotel would be an excellent choice if you want your guests to enjoy different views of the city.
Eventi Hotel recently opened and they offer a beautiful view of the NYC skyline, as well. They can offer cocktail receptions for up to 350 guests and s sit down dinner for up to 250 guests. They have special wedding packages for prospective brides. You and your guests will also be within walking distance to Madison Square Garden, Macy’s, and the Empire State Building. This hotel will be an excellent choice if you want your guests to enjoy your wedding, as well as some of NYC’s most famous landmarks. Your guests can explore what the city has to offer.
The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel is located in midtown Manhattan and guests will have a wonderful view of the famous Fifth Avenue. They have four different ballrooms of different square footage. This hotel is extremely luxurious with their vintage wine cellars, restaurant, spa, and custom architectural designs. This hotel can even help you plan your big day. They can assist you with planning a wide range of wedding details, such as choosing your menus or designing your floral décor. They will even help you plan your honeymoon! This hotel can be your one stop choice to planning your wedding day.
New York City is an ever-changing city and will be an excellent choice for your big day. With a wide range of new and old hotels, famous landmarks, and amazing skyline, there is a perfect venue waiting for you. In this city, you will find exactly what you are looking for when planning your dream wedding.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Zoya Couture: http://www.zoyadc.com
Saima Says Design: http://www.saimasaysdesign.com
Alpine Creative Group: http://www.aplinecreativegroup.com
Patel Printing Plus: http://www.patelprintingplus.com
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine. They make donations to 90,000 participating members, you choose your cause and they will donate one penny to your nonprofit of choice.
The creators of this website have also created GoodShop.com. By purchasing items from participating merchants, a percentage will be donated to a cause. Since JJ Ramberg and her brother Ken created GoodSearch.com in 2005, they have raised $34,000 for the ASPCA which helps animals in need, $14,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and $12,000 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can use your wedding as a way to help those in need. When shopping for all of items related to your wedding, why not help others?
So, instead of searching for wedding photographers on Google or Bing , if you go to goodsearch.com, they will donate a penny for every search.