Archive for August, 2015

12 Aug

5 Ways to Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy Before, During and After the Wedding

In Blog by Breeze Taylor / August 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

There comes a time in your life when you realize that your bridesmaids are your best friends- the people who have watched you grow; the ones who have always stood by your side no matter what and who are eager and ready to watch you say your “I dos” with love and grace and plan the rest of your days alongside your better half. But sometimes, even if you care about the people who have always been there for you, you may end up taking their efforts for granted and hurting their feelings completely unintentionally.

Stress and lack of time and patience can deteriorate your relationship with your bridesmaids. I can tell you that you could easily avoid this unpleasant scenario by letting a professional Boca Raton wedding planner take care of every single detail related to your grand event and focus on the special connection that you have with your girlfriends. Moreover, follow these five easy tips to keep your bridesmaids happy before, during and after your wedding ceremony and reception.

  1. Be Careful When It Comes to Allocating Responsibilities. As an experienced wedding planner, I know that most people (especially the ones with poor organizational skills) have a hard time trying to break down big, pressing tasks into more manageable components. This is why you may want to ask for the help of a Boca Raton event planner to create and allocate responsibilities in a more effective manner. Instead of urging all bridesmaids to invest a certain amount of time in your wedding planning process, be respectful of their personal lives; some may be getting ready for a career upgrade, a baby or their own engagement parties. Factor in their other responsibilities before assigning tasks to avoid frustration and potential conflicts.
  2. Make Sure All Your Bridesmaids Are Well-Dressed. Don’t make your bridesmaids go for a certain dress style, length or color just because you find it appropriate and tasteful. Instead, advise them to opt for similar styles reflecting your color scheme and let them express their own personality in a creative manner, by adding details that represent them and flatter their silhouette at the same time.
  3. Maintain a Balance Between Giving and Receiving. First of all, you should keep in mind that bridesmaids have to deal with considerable expenses. They have to book hotel rooms and flights, do their hair and makeup, organize your shower and buy you an extravagant gift. In this context, you should try to acknowledge and reward their efforts by employing different tactics to lower their costs and underline your appreciation. Start looking for low-cost flights and consider covering their lodging expenses. Moreover, opt for bridesmaids gifts that are similar, but not identical, to demonstrate that you love all your bridesmaids and respect them as unique individuals.
  4. Create Manageable, Fun To-Do Lists. In addition, I should also tell you that planning a wedding doesn’t have to seem like a stressful, time-consuming chore. To help your girls get their wedding groove on, keep your demands reasonable and ask yourself the following questions: “Would my girls actually enjoy this activity? Would I do the same things in return without any hesitation?” This type of reality check will help you put your empathetic thinking to good use and implement minor attitude changes to make every single step of the process (dress hunt, shower and so on). Also, make a list of all the people who could lend a helping hand (aunts, cousins, other close friends and coworkers) to relieve tension and let your bridesmaids get in the party mood.
  5. Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy with Help from a Professional Boca Raton Wedding Planner. Sometimes, you will need more than a handful of people to allocate responsibilities, adjust your wedding décor, deal with vendors and service providers and still keep a large smile on your face at the end of the day. This is why you should consider opting for professional Boca Raton wedding planning services. At Dream Concierge, we have envisioned different packages offering you the expert guidance and support that you will require before, during and right after the big day. Contact our team today and select the one that matches your bridal planning, expectations, needs and demands to a tee.


05 Aug

Discover the New Social Media-Friendly Wedding Planning Etiquette Rules

In Blog by Breeze Taylor / August 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

In the era of speed, engaged couples have very little spare time on their hands to plan every single detail related to the opulent, unique and absolutely stunning wedding that they wish to organize. Assuming that you’ve already said YES to everything, including the dress, chances are that you’re dying to share the news with your loves ones. So do you have to call or meet everyone in person?

Why You Should Be Focused on Social Media-Friendly Wedding Etiquette

Do you have to write dozens of emails to keep your closest ones up-to-date with your Boca Raton wedding planning efforts and post dozens of pictures on social media platforms to showcase your beautiful ring from different angles?  More specifically, how should you model your social media behavior to comply with the new wedding planning etiquette rules? Even if you’re not exactly tech-savvy, you should still do your best to prevent common social networking websites-related wedding faux pas to keep all attendees happy and avoid embarrassment. Here are a few pointers that will guide you and your soul mate in the right direction.

  1. 1. Call or Meet Your Loved Ones in Person before Announcing the Big Event on Twitter or Facebook. As soon as you can admire the ring on your finger, spare a few moments to call your loves ones and share your joy and enthusiasm with them. This kind gesture will fill their hearts with positive emotions and make them count the days left until the big event. In short, always establish a deep 1-on-1 connection with your friends or relatives before hitting the “post” or “tweet” button to spread the news.
  2. Reach Your Guests via Email or Phone, but Also Send Out Traditional Printed Wedding Invitations. We are all aware of the fact that electronic forms of communication are gradually replacing the traditional ones; however, do not neglect the importance of printed wedding invitations with a unique design that could highlight your exquisite taste and creativity. Your grandmother may not know how to open an email or join an event on Facebook, but she will definitely appreciate and cherish the wedding invitation that you will send her way.
  3. Designate a “Social Media Manager.” During the big day, you will barely have time to breathe. You will have to make your guests feel as comfortable as possible, socialize with friends and relatives, focus on a few meaningful touches designed to individualize your ceremony and enjoy the intensity of each moment that you will get to spend in the company of your better half. Naturally, you won’t have time to post updates on social networking websites; this is why I advise you to designate a social media manager for the big event. Rely on a so-called “tweeter of honor” to celebrate your union and make your event visible on social media platforms. This way, you will succeed in honoring your love story and sharing this magical moment with close friends who are miles and miles away.
  4. Encourage Your Guests to Use Your Hashtag. Start using your hashtag early, to document every single prominent elements related to your wedding. By incorporating this key phrase as soon as possible, you will capture and highlight the most memorable aspects of your union (dress hunt, bachelorette party), while building momentum. Ask your guests to do the same to take your event to a whole new level.
  5. Keep in Mind That Social Media Platforms Are Not the Best Place to Mediate Disputes. Last but not least, do remember that you shouldn’t express any negative wedding-related thoughts or feelings on social networking websites. Even if you can’t convince your mother-in-law to appreciate the theme, music and decorations that you’ve selected for your wedding, or can’t seem to make some people understand that they can’t bring their youngsters to your party, remember that you should always pick up the phone or visit your loved ones to clarify potential misunderstandings. Moreover, note that a professional event planner in Boca Raton can help you mediate such disputes in a prompt, elegant manner.

My experience in the Boca Raton wedding planning sector has enabled me to give all engaged couples a valuable word of advice: when it comes to organizing a truly outstanding wedding, you shouldn’t leave anything to chance. Get ready to face the unexpected by hiring a good event planner. For more on-point wedding planning tips and inspiration, reach the team of experts from Dream Concierge and get the first-class guidance and service designed to turn your ceremony and reception into the most glamorous highlights of the year.