If you are having a looser and open dining experience with food stations or heavy hors d’oeuvres, consider seating for half to two-thirds of your guest count.
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“The investment you make in your entertainment and/or Master of Ceremonies should have little or nothing to do with how much gear they bring. You are paying for their talents, skills, abilities to deliver and outcome that is amazing, one-of-a-kind, and only they can flawlessly pull off.”
Few women wore white to wedding ceremony because it was considered to be the color of the poor. However in 1840 Queen Victoria wore a white gown removing the perception.
Precursor to the wedding veil. Became a keepsake and displayed proudly as a sign of their marital commitment.
It was considered good luck if the ring were to drop to the floor during ceremony because this ensured that all evil spirits were also dropped out.
If you plan on having this activity apart of your ceremony, consider giving each guest a candle upon being seated or already placed on each guest seat. Have this be a full unity event when it comes to lighting with bride & groom then be shared to parents, grandparents, and out to all guests! What a photograph and moment to be created!
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Brides on way to wedding were susceptible to evil spirits. Bridesmaids often dressed in a similar way so that such spirits could not distinguish them from each other, clustered around her protectively.
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Named after “Juno”, the Roman goddess of marriage who provided prosperity to anyone married in her month.
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Red heels show wealth and prestige in fashion. Such as Louboutin which all heels and soles are painted red.
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Enhance your bouquet(s) with bells with white tulle around it! Or make this your bouquet and opt for your ladies carrying wreaths, candles or lanterns for a different feel and mood!
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Bring all of your family and friends together with you before walking down the aisle! Fun, interactive, and creates for an amazing moment together!
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Brides wore their best dresses and not the traditional white unless they were royalty.
Calling all sports fans! Consider naming each table after a sports team that is special to you and has a story that you can share with all your guests at each of the dinner tables!
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If you like the outdoors, consider creating a Guestbook Tree where your family & friends sign leaves! You are able to create a design personal to you and a keepsake you can preserve forever!
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One word: IMMERSION! If you are going to create a theme-based experience, go all in and make this reality for all guests to perceive and become a part of it! Having a well-thought out plan, organization, and attention-to-detail makes all the difference!
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Put the focal point where you want guests to look in your reception space! Bring in your theme and vision with the types, colors, and other elements in the design!
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Be original, authentic, and true to you with what you want guests to sign!! Bring out your personalities and don’t be afraid to do something different than everybody else! Josh likes to make things so he made a bench to be used for him & wife Sara to watch their kids when they start a family!!!
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Bring in your love for a rustic theme to your cake with a tree trunk stand!
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There is no other piece of clothing that signifies a life changing experience which has it’s distinction as a symbol of romance throughout the ages.
Preserve memories of all your guests and their words shared on a wood cutout of the state you marry in!!! Seal with chemicals or frame it and put on an open wall in your home!!!
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Have fun with different flowers per lady in the same hue!
Forego the guest favors and make a donation to an organization that is near and dear to your hearts! Acknowledge this on a card at each place setting!!
Give your wedding cake some height by having risers put in between each tier!
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1. Abby Anderson – “Daddy”
2. Jason Blaine – “Dance With My Daughter”
3. John Legend – “Right By You”
4. Charlie Rich – “The Most Beautiful Girl”
5. Krystal Keith – “Daddy Dance With Me”
Inspire and lead your guests to what you want them to do by offering subtle and simple messages!!!
Have your confection artist paint your vows right on the frosting or fondant!
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Enhance the space around your cake with framed photos of parents, grandparents, and other couples near and dear to your hearts!!!
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No matter how unique your favorite is, bring it forward for all guests to enjoy!! Yum yum cinnabons!!
Incorporate a stone or piece of a late loved ones ring into yours!
Have your guests contribute and work to piece together a favorite engagement photo of you during cocktail hour! Then, have it displayed in a frame and hung up in your home as a memorable keepsake!!
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Create a dramatic focal point with this design for you, your attendants, and immediate family’s dinner seating experience!
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Have cute little bags in your colors for guests to fill up with their favorite sweet tooth goodies!!!
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Considering blending simple glassware with neutral china for a clean and fresh modern look!
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Repurpose, cleanup, and use to keep the bubbly cold! Along with be a conversation piece for all guests!
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Cover long dinner tables with greenery-filled floral arrangements!
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Bring a passion, hobby or interest of yours forward with socks that share this!! Have fun with making this subtle detail personal and enjoy!
Signing a leaf is a different and fun way to have guests get involved upon arrival and be a great keepsake!!!
Create a relaxed style for your guest seating with comfy lounges or benches!
Personalize your dessert with family recipes of your favorite cookies team up with cartons of milk for guests to enjoy!!!
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Roll out your interactive version of plinko with custom commands that guests have to complete! Also, makes for the perfect creation that is built specifically for you as gift!!!
1. Do you have pictures of previous brides you helped?
2. Do you book more than one wedding on a given day?
3. Will you provide a contract and wedding day beauty schedule?
4. Who is your backup in case of emergency?
5. How early do you normally arrive before starting?
Feels awesome! Bring on #4!!! Let’s do this!
“Program your reception to allow enough time to cleanup centerpieces, flowers, decor, etc especially if everything has to be out that night and venue has an event or more the day after.”
Choose to have your vows or guest names spelled out on your cake for a very personal look, feel, and story to share!!!
Edible favors work! If you choose to have them, opt for an individually wrapped goody or all the ingredients in a jar for a family recipe!!!
1. Pick a florist with whom you can express your vision.
2. Provide details and share your ideas.
3. Be honest and transparent with your budget.
4. Be open to honesty and direction from a professional.
5. Setup a trial design for you to view and confirm.
Personalize your guest sitting experience and tell a little story by assigning them to the name of a table name that is important to you throughout your relationship!
“If they are special to you, have them a part of your important event! Key is to get them feel involved and engaged!”
The most memorable ones are where an experience is created for the bride!
Make it so simple for them to get involved, feel a part of the experience, and take ownership so they have the information, plans, and logistics to get around with ease! This hospitality will go a long way and they will feel appreciated!
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Ask yourself this question every day, “Are you willing to pay the price?” If so, NOTHING can ever hold you back in life! Get out of your own way and take crazy, consistent action!!!!
Memories were everywhere throughout Angie & Zach’s interactive, fun, and engaging wedding experience!!! A wonderful audience that was up for playing along, engaging, and getting involved!!! A true honor it was to serve and help them create their wedding day over the past 19 months after seeing me perform at her Matron of Honor Becky’s wedding just under 3 years ago!
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Lots of engagement, fun, love, and whole bunch of memories were created at Amber & Aaron’s wedding experience!!! The audience came ready to show their love and appreciation for this deserving and loving couple!!! A pleasure to serve them and their families as wedding customers!!!
Angie & Zach’s 4 year relationship turned to “MARRIED” this past weekend! Beyond grateful and proud to have served and helped you create your wedding experience over the past 19 months!!! I value you and your parents so very much as friends and wedding customers!!!
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Creating with Amber & Aaron, and her parents for their June wedding experience was amazing!!! We made such a great team and honored to have been a part of your wedding day!!! Lots of love to you and your families for being friends and wedding customers!!!
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Drs. Paul, Emily & Parents of the Bride Wedding Testimonial | Union South Madison WI | Brian Kelm Productions
Drs. Paul, Emily & her parents share their experience working with me for their Memorial Day Weekend wedding! A pleasure having you as friends and loyal wedding customers!!!
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Lots of fun video action took place at Lyndsey & Tim’s wedding reception! An intimate, lively, and fun group of family & friends made it memorable!!!
REALITY: “You put your likability, trust, and relationship in the person who is walking you through the reception process, showing the venue, and creating your menu. Don’t assume this person is going to be on-site, let alone serving you your wedding meal on wedding day as they may pass of all of this information to their day-of banquet manager.”
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“Think of how you want all your family & friends to feel throughout each part of your wedding and apply that to music selections played during each piece of your experience!”
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“Don’t spread your budget in many places. Spreading it to thin is a bad idea. Invest in a few many things (your priorities) that impact your wedding the most!”
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“If you are having a kid-friendly experience, setup clipboards with a caricature of you and pack of crayons to keep the little ones preoccupied. Take this moment on step further with candy prizes or mini-trophies for their efforts. You, in turn get to have them as keepsakes from your special day!”
1. Wedding website – Make a simple mention of this!
2. Direct and indirect communication of unplugged – Have your officiant share this at the beginning, along with having it written on a chalk board, and in your program if you are having one.
3. Hire a great professional photographer – Trust a skilled and talented professional to take care of all the special moments with the best quality possible.
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1. Location – Your venue will impact the environment of your wedding.
2. Passion – Bring forward with what is important to you!
3. Time of the Day – Affects the mood and atmosphere of your experience!
4. Be True to You – Bring forward what’s important to you on a deep level!
5. Season – Impacts the feel and style you are looking to create!
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“Have different “zones” created to unveil the individual spaces of your venue when the time comes instead of all at once to build anticipation, excitement, and curiosity!”
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Jacqueline + Mark’s wedding experience that was featured in Premier Bride Wisconsin! I love you both very much as friends and wedding customers!!!
Kayla & Nick’s Wedding Photo Highlights | Wilderness Resort Wisconsin Dells | Brian Kelm Productions
Emotion, love, and a night of fun summarizes Kayla & Nick’s wedding experience!!! We all made a create team collaborating together!!! ❤️❤️
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Kayla & Nick’s Wedding Testimonial | Wilderness Resort | Wisconsin Dells WI | Brian Kelm Productions
I can’t thank Mr. & Mrs. Nick & Kayla Nelson & their families enough for choosing me to serve them for their Sat. February 9th wedding experience!!! Together, we made an absolute AMAZING experience for these two wonderful people!!!! I appreciate you all and can’t thank you enough!!! I love you all!!!!
It was very productive and creative!!!! I can’t wait till their wedding experience is here on Fri. May 17th!!! Thank You for sharing the value you received – “I needed this. Nice to have someone come in and think of things I forget. Lay everything out and fill in the gaps. Timeframe – Hour by hour what is going on. What I need to know and do!”
Kelli & Cale will be united in marriage with all their 250-300+ family members and friends!!! It’s going to be one wild and fun party!!! They love to dance, drink, and get wild since they met on the dance floor at a wedding!!! Always a blast every time we interact and appreciate you both as wedding customers!!!
Along with finally meeting her fianceè Aaron & sister Hannah for their upcoming Sat. June 28th wedding reception experience!!! The ideas, laughter, fun, and plans will be created!!! It will be amazing I can feel it!!! I appreciate you all so very much as wedding customers!!! ❤️❤️
In less than a week, I get to be with future married couple Emily, Paul, and her mom Sandy for our 3rd Planning Session and site visit in downtown Madison!!! I’m so glad we found a date and time that works for us all to take a look around, finalize your centerpieces, floor plan design, and more details!!! Just over two months until wedding day and I can’t wait!! Thank You both and your families very much for being friends and loyal wedding customers!!! ❤️❤️
I can’t wait to learn more about you, your love story, and to start finalizing details for Fri. May 17th coming up this Monday afternoon!!! You are fun, want something different out of your wedding, and want to make this experience all your own!!!! Thank You both very much for choosing me to serve and help you create your special day!!! Lots of love to you both as wedding customers!!! ❤️❤️
We talked about their wedding on Sat. February 9th and shared in the success of the wedding with drinks, appetizers, and tons of fun!!! I value you both very much and your families!!! I love you both lots and can’t wait till we hang out again!!! Thank You for being dear friends and loyal wedding customers!!! Go easy on the Tito’s this weekend at your father Dan’s Birthday tomorrow!!!
“Who is taking responsibility for the success of your wedding and how do you know? Somebody has to with the ability, talent, proven track record, and passion to deliver your amazing outcome!”
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Consider choosing the perfect song for you and your dad based on the lyrics of the song and not the popularity of charts and what others are doing! The relationship you have with your father is unique to you and you only!
Here are some selections to consider reviewing:
1. Scott Keo – “Beautiful Memory”
2. Kendall Payne – “Daddy”
3. Wlco – “My Darling”
4. Jason Blaine – “Dance With My Daughter”
5. Zac Brown Band – “I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter)
“Color is a fascinating discipline especially when it comes to emotion, feeling, and what you are going to convey just by what people see! Consider this understanding when you are choosing the colors for your wedding experience!”