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Tips and Tidbits

Wedding Soirée Tip No.5

August 18, 2009

Gail Johnson with Wedding Soirée will be joining us every Tuesday for the next few weeks to share a few tips and tidbits from a planner’s perspective…

Do you need a wedding website? Absolutely! Informing wedding guests of any changes in wedding planning is important and wedding websites are one of the fastest modes of communication. It is totally up to you whether to make the site public or private.

When used correctly, the website can be a very effective wedding tool. It can act as hub for family, friends and guests and can be the key to what’s happening in your wedding world. This of course means that it should be frequently updated with the latest and greatest information.

Wedding social networking sites such as Twitter are also playing a major role in the modern bride’s wedding. Brides can communicate with family in real-time using Twitter which can be quite helpful during the last few hectic days before the wedding. Brides can also stay on top of the latest news and trends in the wedding industry with Twitter feeds such as Knotties Get-Together and other social networks.

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Thanks Gail!

If you missed them, catch up on Gails past tips here:
wedding tip no.1
wedding tip no.2
wedding tip no.3
wedding tip no.4

Tips and Tidbits

Wedding Soirée Tip No.4

August 11, 2009

Gail Johnson with Wedding Soirée will be joining us every Tuesday for the next few weeks to share a few tips and tidbits from a planner’s perspective…

Get the groom involved in the planning process – after all, it is his wedding too! Ideally, the groom should be involved as early  as possible – the week before the wedding is not the ideal time to fill him in on all the details.

Okay, there are some guys who want nothing to do with the wedding planning, this is true…but maybe you can persuade even the most unwilling groom to handle just one area of responsibility, for example, the music.

We recently had a groom admit to wedding guests that his biggest regret was that he didn’t help his new bride with the wedding planning.  When it comes to marriage and wedding planning, teamwork is the best solution.

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If you missed them, catch up on Gails past tips here:
wedding tip no.1
wedding tip no.2
wedding tip no.3

Tips and Tidbits

Wedding Soirée Tip No.3

August 4, 2009

Gail Johnson with Wedding Soirée will be joining us every Tuesday for the next few weeks to share a few tips and tidbits from a planner’s perspective…

Although you may never be an expert in the wedding field, there is something to be said about being an educated consumer. When planning your wedding, be sure to do lots of research and comparison shopping. Obtain the best quality at the best price by making good decisions on all your purchases. Hire the best vendors that you can afford; read reviews, shop wisely and be an educated consumer.

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If you missed them, catch up on Gails past tips here:
wedding tip no.1
wedding tip no.2

Tips and Tidbits

Branding Your Event

July 29, 2009

When most people think of a brand, they think of the Nike swoosh or the Apple logo…recognizeable icons that represent a particular company. Well the same principles that go into a business brand can be applied to something much more personal and fun like a wedding!

The idea is to make your event memorable…to incorporate details which your guests will associate specifically with your wedding. Most brides will instinctively brand their event with color by choosing a color palette which they incorporate throughout the event (bridesmaids dresses, flowers, linens, etc.) but event branding goes further than colors alone. The best way to really tie elements together is to use one signature icon throughout the event (like a bird or a particular flower) or to use a wedding logo.

A wedding logo works the same way as a business logo – it’s a unique icon that will represent you and your wedding. First, use your wedding logo on the save the dates and invitations to introduce your brand to your guests. The style of the logo should reflect the style of your wedding and give guests a glimpse of what your wedding will be like: casual or traditional, rustic or modern, etc. When guests arrive at the ceremony, they could be greeted with a “wedding this way” sign with the same symbol which could also appear on the wedding programs. At the reception, your brand can be incorporated into the place cards, menu cards, on the cake, favors and even projected onto the dance floor with special lighting.

Here is a great example of a beautifully branded wedding. This bride used our Love Logo #14 wedding logo design to help create the ‘rustic chic’ feeling she wanted for her winter wedding in Vermont. Her wedding colors and wedding logo were incorporated into every aspect of the wedding, creating a really cohesive look:

(see more photos from this wedding here)

Branding your event to create a cohesive look can be the difference between a nice wedding and a stylish, stunning and truly unforgettable event.

Photo Credits:
Top image: Featuring Love Logo #13 from betsywhite stationery. Clockwise  from top: DIY tag, DIY favor sticker, Love Logo #13 place card, Love Logo #13 wedding program, Love Logo #13 menu card.
Rustic chic wedding: Leigh Miller Photography