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!

HOW TO PLAN A WINTER WEDDING. A PLANNER’S EXPERT TIPS

HOW TO PLAN A WINTER WEDDING. A PLANNER’S EXPERT TIPS

HOW TO PLAN A WINTER WEDDING. A PLANNER’S EXPERT TIPS

The festive season may be behind us, but in many parts of the world, there’s still a few months of cold weather and hot drinks to go before we can call it spring.

While a wedding in the colder months does present its challenges, it’s also an opportunity to get thoroughly creative.

 

There’s definitely something magical about this time of the year – huddling around open fires, the crisp clear blue skies and light dusting of frost or snow across the landscape. 

So it’s no surprise that more and more couples are opting for a winter wedding, but planning one does mean you have to make certain considerations that you may not have thought of.

1. KEEP WARM

One of the first things it’s important to consider in any wedding, is your guest comfort and experience.

2. LIGHT IS EVERYTHING

Lighting has an impact, not only on your photographs, but also on the styling and ambience of your venue. 

By the time guests sit to eat the wedding breakfast, it will likely be dark. 

Stick to warm white tones and you’ll create a gorgeous, twinkling effect.

3. THE MENU

Work with your caterer to plan a meal that is warming and seasonal – winter food doesn’t have to be heavy and stodgy, there are some great seasonal options at this time of year so get creative. For the evening, you could even set up a hot chocolate bar, with warm, steaming mugs that guests can personalise from a beautifully styled station.

4. BE PREPARED

A snowy wedding day would certainly look beautiful in your photographs, but snow can wreak havoc with your plans, so make sure that you offer your guests lots of local accommodation options and brief your suppliers to allow plenty of time for arrival and set up.

Or better still, if budgets will stretch, book a wedding planner who can brief all suppliers on your behalf, to prepare and put into practice contingency plans on the day.

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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GET MARRIED IN A LUXURIOUS DECOR WITHOUT OSTENTATION

GET MARRIED IN A LUXURIOUS DECOR WITHOUT OSTENTATION

GET MARRIED IN A LUXURIOUS DECOR WITHOUT OSTENTATION

Corsica is a beautiful island, you cannot imagine its beauty until you get here. Its seems simple, yet luxurious and authentic. The landscapes and the venue’s decor are luxurious without ostentation. First of all, the accommodations, welcome the bride and groom and their guests. In addition lounges and banquet rooms are warm and intimate.

 

Relaxation is not the only asset for a successful wedding in this luxurious area. For example, romantic walks on the paths, bike rides, parties or tennis are offered to you. So many possibilities to animate an unforgettable wedding. 

Finally, the location of the place is very convenient.

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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ROMANTIC WEDDING IN THE MIDST OF THE WAVES

ROMANTIC WEDDING IN THE MIDST OF THE WAVES

Who wouldn’t dream about their ideal wedding taking place on a beach, on an island, on a summer day?

We sure did. We went all the way to Corsica to show you the landscapes and the sea. To show you its beauty and to show you its potential.

The sense of floating on the water there is outstanding. It feels like you could touch the sea from your dinner table.

It is also possible to dance outdoors, with a romantic view over the waves, without fear of disturbing the neighbors by the noise nuisances of the party. 

You will be seduced by the warm welcome of the locals. Great attention is paid to detail and service. This area that we are showing you here is an exceptional place to organize a dream 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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