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Monday, September 27, 2010

To Be a Bridezilla or Not!

Filed under: Wedding Articles,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Before you think, “Me? A Bridezilla? No, that’s definitely not me!” let’s define the word!

Bridezilla – noun. Formed from blending of the words bride and Godzilla (Japanese movie monster). Used to describe a woman whose behavior becomes outrageously bad in the course of planning for her wedding.

Or. . . as someone else put it: Bridezillas are a new breed of soon-to-wed women who abuse the idea that weddings are their “day.” They terrorize their bridal party and family members, make greedy demands and break all rules of etiquette, to insure that they are the single most important person on the planet from the time they are engaged to the time they are married.

Ask yourself, “What kind of bride are you. . . really?”

Do you need to chill out or crank it up a notch? No one likes a drama queen. Stay cool. Don’t blow your top!

bridezilla_by_xubblesIf you are a “do-it-yourself” bride and have not hired a wedding consultant to help you plan your wedding and save you money. . . you will most likely experience moments of stress. Your goal should be to remain as cool & calm as possible through all phases of the wedding process.

Here are a few tips that are designed to keep Bridezilla from rearing her ugly head:

My first tip is to hire a professional wedding consultant. They will help you get things done without a hitch. There will be no mishaps at your wedding and a lot less for you to worry about. They have terrific time-lines that will keep you on track. They know the deals and can point you in the right direction AND that can save you money or allow you to have more cash to hire someone that may have been “out of your budget” before.

It’s important to remember that once you set the rehearsal and wedding date and times DO NOT change them unless you inform everyone BEFORE you do. In my case, I often do two weddings in one day during the busy wedding season. I once had to hire another minister to do one of my weddings because the bride changed the time to the same time I had another wedding scheduled without bothering to ask if I was available at that time.

Be sure you ask “reliable” people to be in your wedding party and to read readings, etc. The maid of honor has a BIG job. She is expected to give the bride her full attention on the day of the wedding and be ready to handle anything that comes up. Part of her job is to make the entire wedding process as stress-free as possible. If she isn’t will to do that or gives you a bad time about it. . . find someone who will. Losing three wedding party members, or finding out just days before the wedding that one of your readers really didn’t want the job can cause you un-needed stress – to say the least.

Have a conversation with your Groom. It’s not just “your” wedding. It’s his wedding too! Assign some of the work to him and be sure to follow up.

Always ask for references from wedding vendors. The really good vendors appreciate working with a bride who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask questions before signing on the dotted line. Reading the contract and asking questions will save you a lot of heartache later. When you make a wedding appointment – keep your word. Be on time. And for goodness sake, please don’t stand anyone up.

Always bring an “Emergency Kit” to the wedding! Check our “Wedding Day Emergency Checklist.”

My Wedding Checklist is a treasure. It will help you to remember all of the details that you need to be aware of. Every bride should have a copy. It begins 2 years out. It’s a good idea to review this list and its important time tables. Click here to see it.

Be organized! Keep good records of all your appointments and be sure that if for some reason you cannot make the appointment or that you need to reschedule please give the vendor a courtsey call to let them know. Check back periodically, but don’t nag.

Indecisiveness doesn’t work. Waiting to the last minute often means that you may have to hire someone that is less qualified to do a “great” job. Sometimes – not always – but sometimes, if they are available at the last minute that may mean that they are not that busy or not that good. When you find a wedding vendor you really like. . . hire them! It has been my experience that most brides and grooms think that they have plenty of time to find the “right” vendor when in fact those of us who are full-time wedding professionals often book 6 months to a year and a half in advance.

When you book the wedding venue, remember to book the rehearsal too. I would guess that 9 out of 10 brides get so tied up in booking the wedding that they often forget about the rehearsal. If you are only having a maid of honor and best man and that’s the extent of your wedding party, you may not need a rehearsal.

Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! Stay in touch with your vendors – by phone or in person. Check your e-mail often. You may want to have a special e-mail that is used only for your wedding. I send a lot of e-mail reminders and find that sometimes it may take 2 days to a week before someone acknowledges the e-mail.

Plan your wedding so you and your partner can experience the excitement at the reception cocktail hour. Plan to take some of your photos “before” the wedding. Read: “The Bride and Groom’s Reveal Moment.”

bridezillaIf you plan to write some of your own vows – I call them “Personal Promises” – don’t wait until the last minute. When I first meet the bride and groom they are often excited about doing this but wait until the last minute to write them and will evently decide not to do it as time get short. This is an important part of the ceremony for you, your partner and your guests. It allows you the opportunity to share what you feel in your heart for your partner and to allow your guests to see your personal side. Some couples will add a little humor to spice things up a bit.

Are You a Bridezilla? Take this quiz from the Knot to find out. Bridezilla Quiz.

If you have a wedding Website or Blog, grab yourself a “Wedding Ticker” from The Knot to help you countdown to your wedding day. It’s a simple, stylish way to create your wedding countdown and help you stay on track.

When you are dealing with any professional relationship, that’s when you need to be firm and clear about your needs. If you do not state your requirements clearly from the beginning, you kind of have nobody but yourself to blame if the vendor fails to deliver. The vendor also needs to know that you know what you want and what you asked for. ~ Courtsey of “Manolo for the Brides

BONUS Articles: Be a Cordial Bride: Top 5 Tips
Serving Her Majesty the Bride: To Be a Maid of Honor. . . or Not
Grooming the Groom! Staying on Track for the Big Day!
Five Proven Tips For Calming a Cranky Bride

Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website. Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Signature Plates! Another Guest Book Alternative

Filed under: Guest Books,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

sigplateLooking for a unique wedding guest book? Having a way to record signatures and well wishes is a must for a wedding. You may want to reinvent what the guestbook is at your wedding.

For those wanting something different – how about a guest book platter or plate. It’s pure, simple, and personal. These are the traits that define the guest book platter – a creative new approach to the traditional wedding guest book. An ordinary platter becomes extra special when the thoughts and signatures of your loved ones are added.

Several plates were available for guests to sign with a special pen at Raquel & Jim Johngrass’ wedding at Villa Siena, Gilbert, AZ, Friday, September 10, 2010.

They asked every guest to write their name and message on their guest book platters with the pen they provided.

It’s a good idea to keep in mind that not every guest will sign your plate and many guests will sign as a couple. Have your disc jockey make a special announcement at the reception.

Your signature plate will be the hit at the reception, and will make the perfect keepsake, ensuring that your memories of the past are not forgotten. Truly a one-of-a-kind item. They are available in a variety of styles and shapes, making it easy to find the right wedding guest book platter for your special day.

Your guest book platter certainly won’t be gathering dust somewhere or stuffed in an old shoe box like the traditional guest book.

The guest book platter welcomes your guest’s signatures and well wishes that can be instantly written at the reception. Forever a part of their hearts, the couple can easily reflect on their wedding day with this elegantly engraved platter as it is proudly displayed in their home.

sigplate2Guest book platters are fun, easy and a unique way to preserve your event! They are especially great for small, intimate weddings. Signature plates will last for many years to come to display wonderful keepsake mementos! They are also great for anniversaries and other special events.

BONUS Article: Tired of Boring Wedding Guestbooks?

Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website. Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 445 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Terrific Wedding Surprise for the Bride!

Filed under: Wedding Tips,Wedding Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

If this doesn’t make you smile. . . you are probaby dead and they haven’t buried you yet! 😉

NOTE from the husband of the bride: My surprise for my wife Vanessa on our wedding day. All of Vanessa’s close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. What we lack in polish, we hopefully make up for in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We’d do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her.

A heartfelt thanks to all our friends and family who participated. Special thanks to Alex Lacamoire, who went above and beyond on the music tip, Sara Miller, for her incredible patience and choreography, Andy Blankenbuehler for letting us use his studio, and Films by Francesco, for filming and putting this together so quickly and beautifully. And thanks to Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, for writing an unbelievably good song. L’Chaim!

Congratulation to Vanessa (Nadal) & Lin-Manuel Miranda, married September 5, 2010. May you both be blessed with much happiness!

Read more about this couple and how they met. Click here!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Who Walks on the Wedding Aisle Runner?

Filed under: Wedding Articles,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Are you up for a little aisle runner etiquette? An aisle runner adds a touch of class and sophistication to any wedding. Even in the most contemporary of weddings, some traditions continue to be followed. Traditions says the aisle runner is for the bride and the bridal party alone. Some even say the aisle runner – just like a red carpet – should be rolled out down the aisle just before the bride and her escort makes their way to the altar. You decide.

There are usually two different times that the aisle runner can be rolled down the aisle. It can be done before any guests arrive, provided the center aisle is blocked off so that no one else can walk on it. The ribbon blocking the middle aisle is removed just before the bride or the bridal party begins its procession. The guests are seated from the outside aisles. The second time is when the ushers roll it out as an announcement that the bridal party and the bride are about to enter the area and the ceremony is about to begin.

The use of an aisle runner originated out of superstition. It was used as a barrier, protecting the bride and groom from evil spirits that were believed to live under the church floor. Practically, the aisle runner provided a clean area for the bride to walk upon in early days, when roads were not paved, as guests could track in a lot of dirt and mud. Traditionally, a white aisle runner symbolizes a “pathway of purity” or walking on “holy ground”.

If you intend to have ushers seat guests at your wedding, the general rule-of-thumb is one usher for every fifty guests. If you’re inviting 100 people, you will have at least two ushers; for 200 people you will need four, etc. An usher’s responsibilities include seating guests, rolling out the aisle runner, and generally helping guests (“Where are the restrooms?” or “When does the bar open?” 😉 ).

If your wedding is an outdoor event here are some things to consider: Consider eliminating the aisle runner. Because of the softness and unevenness of the ground below the runner, placing a fabric or paper runner directly over the ground could be dangerous, and the runner may be torn and punctured by shoe heels. The last thing you need is a trip hazard! If the runner is not secured properly, it will start to be pulled out of place or blown out of place by a breeze during the processional. If it’s windy anchor it down to the ground.

Keep in mind too that your photographer will be taking pictures from the back of the area, so one of the most prominent features in your ceremony photos could be the aisle runner that’s been pulled askew by the processional. Never use a cloth or plastic aisle runner over fresh grass unless it is backed by plywood or something solid: Your heels will go right through it into the soft ground beneath.

Here’s an aisle runner alternative: Sprinkle rose petals on each side of the aisle or all over the aisle (a rose petal runner). Go floral. Flowers are common decorations for weddings. Using flowers at the sides of the aisle ensures your guests will only notice the beauty of the bridal aisle. Use low-to-the-ground floral arrangements like flower balls or small topiaries. Consider placing rocks in the bottom – if you use pots – so they don’t blow over.

aislerunnerYou can personalize the runner by having your name and date, family crest or monogram imprinted on the runner. For couples looking to add a meaningful twist, a scripture, personal quotation or message can also be imprinted. In addition to a personalizing the runner with names, the wedding date or a monogram, aisle runners are also available in different colors and with patterns imprinted on them. Do a Google search for “personalized aisle runners.”

aislerunnerIt your wedding is indoors, have the wedding coordinator at the venue tape the aisle runner down. The venue will most likely place double-stick tape on the bottom of the runner to keep it in place.

Having a beach wedding or a beach wedding theme? A wedding aisle runner is important to a beach wedding to help establish an aisle for the ceremony and visually delineate the ceremony area. Even an informal beach wedding can benefit by a wedding aisle runner since it adds a look of festive celebration to the event. Remember to have your aisle runner backed by plywood or something solid because sand will shift.

If you want to protect your shoes or wedding dress, an aisle runner is important for you and your wedding guests – either that or wear sandals and line the aisle with sea shells placed along the edges and sides of where the aisle runner would normally be. I perform beach weddings in Rocky Point, Mexico and do not recommend using an aisle runner but rather allow the sea shells to outline where the aisle runner should be. Others use sea glass, which often comes in pretty shades of blue, green, turquoise and white. However, make sure the pieces are pretty and have no rough edges.

If you use sea shells, be sure to use colors that are visible against the background color of the sand so you can see them in photos and guests can see the visual effect. Be careful to not put shells in the walkway of the bride. It is too easy to trip or snag dresses when the bride is walking up the aisle looking at her groom. Keep them on the sides. These are great inexpensive decorating options for the do it yourself bride.

Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website. Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

10 Tips for Your Perfect Wedding Photography

Filed under: Guest Authors,Photography Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am
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Laura Segall, Guest Author

1. Tell the photographer what kind of photography you are drawn to. Are there particular photographers or artists that you love? Look through wedding and fashion magazines to get inspired. There are many different kinds of wedding photographers out there, such as traditional, photo journalistic and artistic. Communication is key, tell your photographer what you like and what you don’t like.

Laura Segall2. Make sure the photographer you meet with is the person who will be photographing your wedding. It is important to meet your wedding photographer to get a sense of their personality. You will be spending the majority of your wedding day with your photographer so you want to get along with them! If you are comfortable and relaxed around your photographer your pictures will look more natural.

3. Does the photographer use a contract? A signed contract protects both you and the photographer. The contract should include services the photographer will be providing, pricing, termination resolution terms, etc.

4. Don’t be afraid to talk to the photographer about customizing a package that best suits your specific needs. Most wedding photographers would be happy to create a package especially for you. Every couple is different, maybe you want a bridal portrait shoot instead of pictures at the rehearsal dinner, maybe you want to do a boudoir shoot as a gift for your fiancé instead of an engagement session- just ask!

5. Tell your wedding photographer who the VIPs are at your wedding. If there are special friends or family that you want photographed be sure to point them out to your photographer. Your wedding photographer is there to capture the most important people and moments of your wedding.

6. Give your photographer a list of portraits that you want taken on the day of the wedding. For those couples that don’t mind seeing each other before the wedding I highly recommend shooting all the portraits before the ceremony. By shooting the formal portraits before the ceremony you can relax and get to the party that much sooner!

laura2Remember to inform your friends and family to get to the ceremony early if you want them in some of the portraits. If you do not want to see each other before the ceremony you can shoot all of the separate bride and groom combinations and save the remaining portraits for after the ceremony, usually during the cocktail hour. Be sure the photographer has the list with on the day of the wedding so no one is forgotten!

7. Remember everything will take longer than you think it will! Allow for at least one hour for the formal portraits and possibly longer depending on the number of people involved.

8. Find out how long it will take for you to get your proofs and your album. Every photographer and photography studio has their own workflow and delivery schedule.

9. Book your photographer early. Unlike other wedding vendors a photographer only books one event per day. In Arizona there are certain weekends and times of year that are extremely popular. Once you find your perfect photographer don’t wait to book them!

10. Try not to stress out too much on your wedding day! This may seem obvious but the more relaxed and excited you are the better the pictures. Don’t sweat the small stuff, your wedding is going to be amazing not matter what happens. In the end it is all about you and your partner committing your life to each other.

NOTE: Photos by Laura Segall.

Here is a link to the excellent presentation Laura made at the Arizona state meeting of the Association of Bridal Consultants. Read: Tips for Taking Better Photos.

Also read: “The Top Ten Things You Need to Know to Ensure Wedding Photo Bliss” and “Hire a Professional Photographer or Friend?

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Copyright © 2010 – Laura Segall Photography LLC. Reprinted with permission. Laura studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. After graduating from college she worked for newspapers all over the country from Maine to Iowa. As a freelance photographer her work has been published in the New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, USA Today, Phoenix Magazine, The Washington Post as well as countless national and international publications. Visit Laura’s Wedding Website at: http://www.SegallPhotography.com or her Photo Journalism Website: http://www.LauraSegall.net.

Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tell Your Exes to Stay in Texas!

Filed under: Wedding Articles,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Never invite your ex, (or exes if you have more than one) to your wedding! Never create drama when it can be avoided. No matter how well you all get along, weddings tend to bring out the emotional side in people. There is nothing worse than looking over during your vows to see your hubby’s ex-girlfriend sobbing and mouthing “It should have been me!” or worse, looking longingly at him while showing ample cleavage and a thigh-high split skirt.

Hmmm. “How did she manage to get in the first row anyway?”

As a rule of thumb, if the thought of inviting any individual gives you more than a moment’s pause, that person does not belong at your event. Who is so important that you can’t imagine getting married without them there? When it comes to the people in our pasts, the decision to keep them there or bring them into our futures can leave us totally perplexed.

When deciding whether or not to scratch off or add your ex’s name to the guest list, ask yourself why you want to invite this person to your wedding and be honest when giving your answer.

texasheartIt is generally better to leave your ex out of your big day plans, especially if:

• Your break-up was messy and complicated and there remains unsolved issues between the two of you

• One of you still harbors romantic feelings for the other

• The sight of your ex brings up mixed emotions or feelings and takes your mind off, in some way, your fiancé and your wedding day

• Your motive for inviting them is primarily to show off how happy you are, now that you are with someone else (not a good idea!)

• Your fiancé does not feel comfortable having them at the wedding

• It will make family and friends uncomfortable

While amicable divorces are not the norm, an increasing number of couples have ongoing contact with their exes, experts say. If you’re uncomfortable with ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends coming, even if your fiancé is on friendly terms with them. . . you better speak up now!

My opinion. . . unless there is a VERY GOOD reason for inviting your Ex (other than we are still friends). . . I say, “No exes. That’s a no-no!” No – you should NOT invite your ex-fiancé (or husband or wife) to your wedding. It makes everyone uncomfortable.

Need another reason for not inviting the ex? No matter how amicable your divorce, it can be awkward for your guests to show happiness for you in front of a former partner with whom things didn’t work out. It says a lot about you that you can remain friends after a break-up however, on your wedding day, the declaration of your love and commitment to your real fiancé should be the main focus. It’s your wedding. Have fun and don’t worry about your ex.

There ought to be an ex etiquette (wedtiquette) rule that states that you should never invite an ex-wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or ex-anything-else to your wedding, regardless of how much they tell you that they’re over you or you say you are over them.

One final thought: If you and your ex have children together, then you may all decide that it would be for the best for your ex to also come along for the occasion. Children are very sensitive to the way their parents feel about each other, even after they have been divorced for years. If they sense any sort of exclusion or animosity, then they might become distressed to still see their parents at loggerheads with one another.

But before coming to this decision, try to gauge your childrens’ feelings on the subject of your marriage. Do they want to see their father or mother at your wedding? Have they expressed indifference? Based on their feelings and the feelings of your new partner, you should then decide what the best course of action will be. At the very least telling your ex about the wedding ensures that your kids don’t have to break the big news – and that they won’t have other plans with your ex the day of your wedding.

wedEtiquetteUbertraditional etiquette expert Peggy Post agrees that exes shouldn’t be present, but her concern is mainly for the children, if you have any, and those coming to your wedding. In her book, Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, Fifth Edition (Harper Resource, 2005), she says that even when you have children with an ex-spouse, it’s better not to invite your ex. “It can be confusing to your children, who need to see you and your new groom (or bride) as a family unit, separate from the ex. They also need to understand that while you are all still their parents, you are otherwise not connected to each other.”

Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you discuss your options with your new partner.

NOTE: Thank you to the Knot for contributing to this article.

Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website. Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Surprise Wedding Reception. . .

Filed under: Receptions,Wedding Tips,Wedding Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Time to take a break! This should make you smile. . .

This video is by a group called Improv Everywhere, and they stage scenes in random places at random times.

This scene really is really cool because not everyone has the luxury of throwing a wedding and having all the amenities that come with it. Enjoy!

Read the complete story of how this surprise wedding reception was set up at: http://improveverywhere.com/2009/06/02/surprise-wedding-reception/.

Watch an interview with the Big Cheese (Charlie Todd) at Improve Everywhere.

Copyright © 2010 – Improv Everywhere.

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