Planning a wedding is hard – whether you're doing it yourself or you've hired a team of professional consultants and event designers. With all of the items on your to-do list, it can be easy to forget certain details in the planning process. Once the big day comes, there are even more opportunities to wish you had done something differently. Of course, every bride and every couple is different, but in an effort to help you avoid anything you may regret, we asked 15 real brides to share what they wish they had done differently. No matter what, your celebration will be the best day of your life – but minimizing wedding-day regrets will help you look back on your nuptials with a smile. Take a look at 15 wedding regrets from real brides, below. Having these in the back of your mind will ensure you don't make the same mistakes! ... Read More »
There are a million ways to wow guests at your wedding: personalized details that make them feel special, gorgeous floral centerpieces, and amazing entertainment. Related to the latter, many couples cite wanting a fun party for their loved ones to enjoy as one of their ultimate goals for the reception. One way to ensure everyone heads to the dance floor is to decorate the area above it, making it the pièce de résistance of the space. Some banquet hall and hotel ballrooms come equipped with a beautiful chandelier; however, many modern couples are taking it one step further and adorning the ceiling above the dance floor with gorgeous installations of crystals, lanterns, or florals. From opulent floral chandeliers ideal for formal fêtes to cascading string lights overhead for laid-back soirées, the options are plentiful. Not only will these beautiful décor pieces encourage attendees to dance the night away, but they will look incredible in ... Read More »
Selecting the music for your wedding is a special process for most couples. It's important to choose songs that mean something to you as a pair, as well as tunes that your guests will love. While ceremony music is typically kept classic – think Pachelbel's "Canon in D" for the processional – modern duos are starting to personalize even a traditional service with contemporary music that they love. Whether you choose to have the version of a song heard on the radio or a string rendition performed by a quartet, we encourage engaged couples to personalize their ceremony with melodies that share their love story. We've found that many couples select iconic tunes from the '60s and '70s that won't go out of style, while others choose the "it" love song of the year. For some advice on where to start, we asked the professionals at Bob Gail Special Events to share their tips, as they have an entertainment ... Read More »
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