Your Ultimate Wedding-Planning CHECKLIST

Your Ultimate Wedding-Planning CHECKLIST

Your Ultimate Wedding-Planning CHECKLIST

So Much to Think About. So Little Time. That’s Where WE come In.

 

Congratulations! The love of your life has popped the question, and you’ve said yes. Now that you’re on the path to married bliss, it’s time to make the most of your engagement period.

We have a simple but effective checklist for you!

DRAFT YOUR GUEST LIST

If deciding who’s coming (and who isn’t) many wedding planners recommend scaling back and honing in on the people who really matter. Sabine, the owner of AEO suggests to look at extending invitations not as a social obligation, but as being surrounded by those you love and who love you.

FIND AND SECURE YOUR VENUES

Every wedding venue has its pluses and minuses, so find a spot that’s convenient, exciting, and cost-effective.

Also take into account its existing décor. “If you want a red, black, and chrome modern-art-inspired wedding, don’t pick a plantation home and waste money trying to reinvent it.

Once you love a venue, set a wedding date. Avoid holiday weekends. Travel is more expensive for guests, and you’ll pay staffers overtime for working a holiday.

A wedding planner can help find and negotiate with the other vendors you’ll want to start hiring now as well.

DEVISE A RECEPTION TIMELINE

Copy ours below, or create your own play-by-play to keep things moving smoothly.

00 Cocktail hour starts.

1:00 The couple enter and have their first dance.

1:30 At a sit-down dinner, the first course is served. The host and best man offer toasts.

2:30 The main course is served.

3:00 The newlyweds dance with their folks; guests join in.

3:50 The cake is cut.

4:00 Cake and dessert are served.

4:45  The bouquet is tossed.

5:00 The bride and groom depart.

START PACKING

Think like a Boy Scout, and be prepared. You’ll need all of the following gear on the big day.

You Should Bring

  • Your dress, shoes, undergarments, and jewelry
  • The groom’s and attendants’ gifts (if you didn’t give these tokens of appreciation the night before)
  • Your vows, if self-penned, and the wedding bands to hand off to the best man

Your MOH Should Bring

  • Ibuprofen
  • Bobby pins
  • A sewing kit
  • Earring backs
  • Buttons
  • Krazy glue
  • Deodorant
  • Baby powder
  • Stain remover

FINAL ARRANGEMENTS

Day-before tasks include everything from arranging tip envelopes (for certain vendors and waitstaff) to preparing snacks for the getting-ready rooms (unless they’ve been pre-ordered through your caterer).

To look your best on your special day, invest in a mani and pedi (you’ll need the break, we promise!), and after confirming times and addresses with your transportation (limo, etc.) service, head over to your rehearsal dinner and practice, practice, practice.

ENJOY IT

Your monumental day will go by so fast. Take care to stay in the moment.

First, stay close to your new spouse. “Try to stick together the entire reception,” says Kaforey. “Having shared moments of your wedding is so important to set off on your life as a couple.”

Also, don’t forget Dad. If you have a good relationship with your father, build a memory by having a moment with him after you’re dressed, Savage suggests. “It gets forgotten in the first look with the fiancé.” The same reasoning goes for mom, your sibling, or a grandparent.

 

It’s Going to be Perfect!

Let’s Plan Your Big Day!

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE WEDDING INDUSTRY

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE WEDDING INDUSTRY

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE WEDDING INDUSTRY

We are so proud to say that we have been in the wedding and event planning industry for about 20 years now and 10 years since Avalon Events Organisation was born. And we have learned so much from this career.

And because so many of you read our blog posts every week we thought that you would enjoy this one too. We would like to share a few of the most important things that we absolutely love about the planning industry.

1. 100% UNIQUE

No two couples are alike, so no two weddings are alike. We love that we’ve been able to meet such a diverse group of people, and help put together so many different events that reflect their very own unique vision for the wedding!

We love this aspect of this industry. Everything we organize and plan is customized according to the client’s requests. Nothing gets copied or over used here. 

Everything we do here at Avalon Events Organisation is done with love and appreciation of you – the client.

2. CHALLENGES

Finding solutions to challenges is what we boast about.  We have a saying here at Avalon Events Organisation: If there’s a way, there’s a will!

Wedding planning isn’t always a walk in the park; problems arise, but we love finding solutions!

 

3. RELATIONSHIP

We believe in serving well and we like getting to know who we work with. We love that we get to know the special couples and even their families! 

From Save the Dates to Programs, our relationship can span over more than 3-6 months. 

4. THE COLLABORATION

You already know this but we love our vendor collaboration and professional relationship that we have achieved in our 20 years since we work in this field.

When there is a wedding to be planned and executed, all vendors come with their best efforts and their unique take on the table so everything will look perfect for the big day,

5. IT IS WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

There’s something really special about being a part of something this important – and seeing it come to life, from brainstorming to show time is truly a fulfilling feeling! 

We believe in love and marriage and we are honored to play a small part in such a beautiful display and celebration!

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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THE GRAND BALL OF PRINCES AND PRINCESS

THE GRAND BALL OF PRINCES AND PRINCESS

THE GRAND BALL OF PRINCES AND PRINCESS

The Fairytale Event

We are beyond excited to be a part of this glamorous event and we already gave you a sneak peek on our social media last week. We also promised you some more details about the event and we knew that writing it in a social post will not be enough.

So we decided to do some blog posts about the Gala so you know what it is and what to expect; whether you decide to attend or just be informed about it.

And because we would never rise up to the Gala’s glamourous standard explaining in our own words to you what fascinating this event will be, we will give you an excerpt from a presentation made for it, written by professionals.

“An event bursting with glamour will take place in the striking Monaco, at the gorgeous venue that is the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo: a luxury address in the Casino Square. This will be a splendorous event that must be experienced first-hand: the gala will fall nothing short of magical, a real-life fairy-tale that will immerse guests in a dream space. Celebrating Valentine’s Day with this glorious event is a once-in-a-life time experience, unforgettable for any guest, a really momentous evening for royalty. Sophistication, elegance, and ineffable aesthetic will fill the upcoming Ball of Princes and Princesses. It will be an exclusive Gala for lovers of luxury and

grand parties, for whom this is a truly unmissable occasion. This one night will predictably outshine any other glamorous parties with its romantic aura.

The exclusive event will delightfully blend the romance of the most romantic day of the year with the superb royalty of Monaco, resulting in the most exciting evening of the winter.

The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses is the setting of a second-to-none amazing show.

Extraordinarily outstanding artists, top performers, singers, and dancers will grace the eyes and hearts of the thrilled guests, who will enjoy a splendorous, opulent display of craft, reaching the peak of the evening. Heavenly melodies, grandiose dances and thrilling performances will take the fortunate guests inside a dreamlike sphere of their compelling Valentine’s gala. As the air will shine with a halo of love and rapture, the evening will truly feel like entering a fantasy fairy-tale land.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo thus became a favoured place for Princess Grace. In 1956, on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Rainier, dinner was served in this prestigious establishment, which prepared the wedding cake for the official reception. 20 years later, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace celebrated their wedding anniversary, this time in the intimacy of the hotel’s wine cellars. In 1974, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo honoured with big pomp the 25th anniversary of the reign of Prince Rainier.”

 

Who is ready to join us on this magical day? We are waiting for you.

Tickets to be sold by Noble Monte Carlo by clicking HERE. Or you could send us an email for more information about the event.

Can’t wait to see you there!

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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3 THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO ON A WINTER WEDDING

3 THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO ON A WINTER WEDDING

3 THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO ON A WINTER WEDDING

Since fewer weddings take place during these chilly months, yours will naturally stand out, and there are so many wonderful ways to embrace the season! 

Here are our top 3 things you can get away with if you plan on getting married in the winter season:

1. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow....

So yes, think about this: Make it snow as you walk down the aisle or during your couple’s first dance together.

We promise you it will look MAGICAL!!!

2. Behind the Bar. Heat it UP!

Winter drinks are the best! Think about Hot-Chocolate Bar with different mix ins: candy canes, marshmallows, cinnamon + alcohol to enhance the flavour!

3. Free Decor for Everyone

If you plan on getting married around the winter holidays, chances are the venue is already filled with themed decorations so you will only have to fill in the gaps, like centerpieces and flowers here and there. So WIN-WIN!

Tell us: Are you planning a winter wedding?

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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HOW TO PLAN A PHOTOGENIC WEDDING MENU

HOW TO PLAN A PHOTOGENIC WEDDING MENU

HOW TO PLAN A PHOTOGENIC WEDDING MENU

Let’s face it: everyone loves good, professional photos. But the magic does not happen just by letting the photographer do his thing. If you want to have a special photogenic wedding, we as a planner have to take into account lots of details. Like wedding menus and how to make them look special on camera and off camera too.

To get picture-perfect food, you have to start by planning a photogenic menu.

1. WHITE PLATES.

The plates you use to serve your guests have a significant impact on how any food will look at your wedding. You may worry using white plates will look boring, but it’s the best thing you can do for your food.

White plates make every dish look more vibrant, enticing people to take a closer look and maybe even a bite or two. 

2. DECIDE ON A SERVING STYLE.

Making your wedding food look pretty will depend on how you choose to serve it. Have you thought about that yet? Your guests can get their food from a buffet-style setup, or have servers bring the plates of food out to them.

3. TALK WITH YOUR CATERER.

Most likely, your wedding is not the first event your caterer has worked. Talk with your caterer to see if they have a history with making food into picture-perfect plates. They might be able to suggest types of food or preparation techniques that will change what you picture people eating at your wedding.

4. AIM FOR VARIETY.

Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to planning your reception menu. Your guests will want at least some kind of choice in their food. Whether they get to serve themselves at a buffet or choose between two entrees on the menu, they’ll appreciate having a variety to choose from. It especially helps those who have food allergies or kids who are picky eaters.

Having a variety of food will also make your pictures turn out much better. You won’t end up with a million identical photos of baked potatoes. Instead, you’ll get to look back on guests having a great time while eating different salads and desserts.

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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3 REASONS WHY I LOVE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

3 REASONS WHY I LOVE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

3 REASONS WHY I LOVE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

I honestly feel so happy when I have a trip coming up in my agenda. I think it’s so exciting to step off a plane in a new place (or a beautiful one I’ve visited before). So for this reason, planning a destination wedding really excites me!

THE WEATHER

WE GET TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

A destination wedding is an excuse to break away from wedding traditions. You can think outside the box. Experiencing a new culture and taking on some of their traditions is a great way to add a unique twist to your wedding day.

SPENDING LONGER WITH THE WEDDING PARTY

I always think destination weddings are lovely as (most of the time) the wedding party is quite small. The pressure is off having to spend time going round everyone because there’s less people, less stress for the couple. We get to also control how the day is going and make sure everyone is taken care of!

Would you get married abroad? Did you get married abroad? What are your pro’s and con’s to a destination wedding?

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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