Organising a Wedding

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Wedding organising companies for Asians is done with meticulousness and with such patience and that is the standard you want to emulate. How many people are you going to be organising a wedding for? How many different companies do you have to coordinate to have things run smoothly on the big day? These questions all matter when it comes to planning a wedding and you need to ensure you have a team ready to assist your efforts. Love spreadsheets? Love parties? Love your smartphone? Then you’ve got the tools you need to start planning an amazing and beautiful wedding of a large or small scale.

Weddings aren’t just chucking a few balloons in a room with some party favours it can take an awful lot to organise a large scale wedding and even the intimate ones have a lot of attention to the small details required. The very first step is for you as a planner is to set a tangible goal – or rather, your bride to set your goals! These people can come in the form of entertainers, speakers, sponsors and venue management. Caterers are also part of your team as the wedding breakfast is likely to be a logistical nightmare in some cases while catering for different tastes and you need to ensure the caterers are up to speed with the rest of the plans in your event book. If you aren’t working with a wedding company then you know that the organising will be down to you without help.

You need have the date for the wedding six to twelve months ahead of time so you have enough leeway to plan and for things potentially going wrong. Be aware of any religious or statutory holidays around the time of the event as these can really influence the things on sale (thus potentially interrupting the theme of your event). Also any holidays can up the prices of venue hire or bar service hire as well. School holiday times can also bump the costs of certain venues as popularity of booking gets in the way. Ensuring you coordinate the date of the wedding with all participants like speakers/guests/presenters etc is going to be paramount in choosing the date. If you want the wedding to be memorable, you need to have excellent communication with your bridal party. Your plan should consider all the logistics of an event and include the venue, catering management, speakers and presenters, activities and you’ll need to keep track of everything as you book it.

Establish the budget you have to work with and where possible, incorporate estimates for all key items identified on your plan, don’t forget to include any travel or accommodation costs for entertainers etc. You want your event to shine and you want them to remember you because repeat business really matters when it comes to generating new contacts and clients for your event planning business. Coordination is truly key for your event as you want everything to come together in a smooth and timely manner and all in time for it to kick off.

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6 Save The Date Mistakes

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Do you really need save the date cards? Yes, you do, not least because someone somewhere is bound to book their summer holiday on your chosen date! Here are 6 save the date mistakes to avoid when you’re spreading the big news…

  1. Sending them too late

The earlier you can notify guests that they are going to be invited to a wedding, the better. That gives them all the more opportunity to book the time off work, confirm hotel reservations and so on. However, think before you post… See rule 5!

  1. Not making it personal

Your save the date doesn’t have to exactly match the colour scheme or wedding theme you’re having – who knows what that will be at this early stage, anyway! Just make it personal to you and your h2b and your guests will never forget! Perhaps a photo booth picture of you both? Or you with your pets? Whatever immediately says ‘us’ will be fine.

  1. Not including plus ones

If you definitely know that you want a single guest to bring a plus one at this stage, add this to the save the date. It will help them to arrange hotel bookings, transport and so on.

  1. Not saying the location

OK so you may not know the exact venue yet, but try to decide on a destination and include this on your save the date cards, especially if it’s going to be abroad. If you’ve always ever lived in London and you send a save the date, people may assume that’s where you’re getting hitched – but that may not be the case.

  1. Sending a save the date but not an invitation

Think carefully before sending out save the dates because they have to go to people that you are actually going to invite to the wedding. You can’t send a save a date to someone who you might bump onto the evening-only guest list at a later date.

  1. Making it too obscure

Save the date cards give you the opportunity to be creative and fun, but don’t go over the top. The most important thing is that the main information like your names, the date and location are clear.

Companies like desibridedreamsplanning.co.uk will always tell you the importance of a well-written save the date. Few words can mean so much and it precedes the wedding invitation which should be a mini book all about your big day. Don’t just send a text around to your friends and family, make the entire experience an event. Magnets are a great tool to get people to remember an important date as they can be stuck on the fridge and seen throughout the day.

 

Your wedding day matters and you should treat it as such. If you’re too busy, hire a planner to take the load off for you!

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City Wedding? Yes Please

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Planning a wedding is exciting as it is but planning a city wedding with a rustic, historical feel is even more exciting than usual. Castles and beautiful palace grounds, royal parks and even boat weddings on the Thames, there’s something for every Asian wedding planner to organise. Choosing to have your wedding here really depends on whether you are interested in history or countryside greenery and we’ve put together some top tips for visiting one of the truly buzzing cities in the world!

The amount of times people go and visit and become changed because of London is written all over the history pages. There’s nothing like London. It may be a grey and very busy city but it is the capital of England and the business hub of the country. It’s also filled to the brim with wedding venues and churches of all denominations. There is so much of our past weighted heavily in London and it is still a twenty four hour city that never sleeps. Choosing the city to hold your wedding is about weighted history and beautiful photography with one of the most iconic cities in the world. Being able to impress your guests and look back on your wedding day knowing you made an impact, and had the most memorable day is key.

Having a wedding with a theme like an Asian wedding should prepare you for a colourful, authentic wedding. Less wearing white and more wearing red, as Asian bride’s don’t believe that red is bad luck for a wedding, just that it signifies love. We don’t mean the food although there are plenty of restaurants that serve such a delicacy, we mean the travel card. Being able to hop from bus to train to tube and back within the six zones of the London perimeter sounds complex but ensuring that you pick up an Oyster card from any tube station means all that hip-hopping around London won’t cost you anywhere near as much as the paper ticket. Oyster up before you go and make sure you map your route around the underground. Advance booking your meals, especially if you’re a family and don’t want to stick to the likes of McDonalds and Five Guys, means that you can ensure you’ve a dinner reservation in some of the busiest places. Being able to turn up at TGI Fridays in Leicester Sq and not actually have to wait for a table can really make the difference to the evening especially with younger kids in tow. Exploring London for wedding venues can get tiresomely busy!

Be aware of the trains! If you’re unlucky enough to not have a car, train travel is usually the method of transport to get into London from further away and the earlier you book the cheaper it is. Make sure that you have a railcard if you travel as a family or a Two Together railcard works for couples.  Make lists! List temples, list venues, list halls and palaces and make plans with your planner to put down deposits and broker deals with some of the swankiest of places. Make a timetable of meetings you have to attend and ensure you’re sorted for travel costs and lunch etc before you start.

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