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The Do’s and Don’ts of Meeting Vendors

Jennifer Nodjak Etiquette, Make it Posh, Vendor Love, Weddings 0 Comments

Unless you plan to exchange vows on the beach in the presence of just yourselves and the universe, you will inevitably need to interview at least one, if not many  wedding vendors. While each vendor is different, there are some do’s and don’ts that apply to every interview. You’ll want to keep these in mind to set yourself up for the best possible relationships …

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What Does a Wedding Planner Do?

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What does a wedding planner do? Wedding planners enjoy a kind of humorous notoriety, thanks largely to the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Martin Short and their over-the-top movie portrayals. There are all kinds of fun misconceptions about wedding planners, including the favorite “they just go to parties and eat cake every weekend!” In reality, wedding planning is pretty complex, …

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Plan Your Way to a Stress-Free Wedding Day: Four Ways to Avoid Last-Minute Nightmares

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The last thing any bride or groom wants to be doing after a wedding rehearsal is pulling an all-night seating chart planning session, or hand-lettering 200 place cards. This often happens when one or both pushes off important tasks until the last-minute, not realizing that when it comes down to the wire, no matter how tired you are, or how …

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Complete Packing List: Reception + Honeymoon

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Complete Packing List: Reception Escort cards, place cards and/or seating chart/list Copy of guest seating assignments sorted by last name (to help lost guests find their reception homes) Copy of guest seating assignments sorted by table (to determine who is missing, or who (gasp) moved!) Copy of the guest list by meal selection, if applicable (for the benefit of the …

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Complete Packing List: Rehearsal Dinner

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Rehearsal: Marriage license Proof of completion of pre-marital counseling/church Pre-Wedding requirements Phone number and contracts for any vendors who are to work, attend, or deliver to the venue (photographers, live musicians, oficiant, DJ, etc.). Unity candle, aisle runner or other ceremonial items Programs (have a copy ready for your officiant, the church coordinator, and musicians) If not included in your …

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Out of Control Budget: What You Should Do

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“Dear Make it Posh. My fiancé and I set a strict budget for our wedding shortly after we became engaged. As the wedding gets closer, I’m starting to get really nervous because everything is more expensive that we expected. We really can’t stretch the budget any farther, but we still have months to go before the big day. What should …

Why Do I Need a Wedding Planner?

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When you’re planning a wedding, the one thing you are guaranteed is an amusing amount of unsolicited advice. Everyone is the expert on what you need most in the world. More than one person you trust may be telling you that you should hire a planner ASAP. We don’t blame you at all for asking yourself, “Why do I need …

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Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties – A Guide for To-Be-Weds

Jennifer Nodjak Education, Events, Just for Fun, Make it Posh, Weddings 0 Comments

When you think of bachelor or bachelorette parties, you might conjure up an image of sash-wearing bridesmaids sticking out of the sunroof of a limousine, or raucous groomsmen with dollar bills in hand at an infamous sort of bar. True, those kinds of parties do still happen, but more and more couples are engaging in less colorful, but no less …

Preparing for Your Vendor Interviews and Consultations: Venue

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When to Schedule: Your venue visits will be some of your first interviews with prospective wedding pros (you have to have the place to have the party!). As soon as you have determined the major details – your date, your estimated budget and possible guest count – it’s time to start exploring venues. In some markets there are more venues …

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Five Top Catering Trends for Your Fall Wedding

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Okay, just writing about the best wedding ideas for perfect fall events makes my mouth water! After some truly out-of-this world tastings and client catering consultations, I can’t wait until another fall rolls around and wedding planning turns into delicious reality! We searched far and wide for the best and latest trends so we can give our clients the very …