Continuing along with some of our favourite wedding planning tips to help you navigate through the wedding planning process:
Get Wedding Liability Insurance:
We strongly recommend that every couple gets this for their wedding. This is a specialty policy that covers injuries or accidents to you, your guests or the wedding team that occur during the ceremony or reception. Venues are requiring it more than ever before as it also protects the venue from damage that can occur.
Your DJ Can Make or Break the Dance Floor:
Ultimately the party starts and ends with them. Check references and trust us when we say they are worth the investment. No one wants their dancefloor empty and the reception to end early. A professional DJ is licensed and insured (and will also have backup equipment in case things go awry). He/she will read the crowd and change the music accordingly. In your meetings with the DJ prior to the wedding he/she will ask about what type of music you and your friends listen to and if there are cultural must-haves, as well as the ages of the guests.
Keep Speeches and the Timeline on Track:
Speeches can be the best or the worst part of a wedding reception. We recommend keeping the speeches 3-5 minutes each.
P.S. Parents don’t count for speech time patrol. You are their babies.
P.P. S. We STRONGLY advise against having an open mike as this almost never goes over well.
Hire a Planner!
We feel that this is your best tip of the bunch. There are so many things that need to be investigated. Let a professional break down the tasks and guide you through this wonderful and exciting time, so that it stays that way.
This should go without saying, but we are saying it…
Be nice to your vendors!
Treat vendors with respect and kindness. It really goes a long way in the scheme of things.
They are going to be much easier to work with over the course of the planning process and wedding day when there is mutual respect.