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HELP! MY FRIEND IS MY DAY-OF WEDDING COORDINATOR
Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Your Dream Day Cafe (Learning Center)
$39 per couple, includes light refreshments
Your friend will be your wedding planner or point of contact on the day of your wedding.
However, she has never 'planned' or worked behind the scenes as a real wedding planner before. She may have done other events like corporate, birthdays, or church events though, so that qualifies her to execute your wedding day to perfection, right? GUESS AGAIN!!
This two-hour class, taught by award-winning wedding planner Kathy Piech-Lukas, will help the couple and their friend prepare the timeline, things they need to do and accomplish, how to handle curve balls that they never expected, how to coordinate a rehearsal and what they need to know to jump into this role and be prepared for the big day. As a ten year veteran having planned more than 160 weddings in southwest Ohio, she can tell you exactly what to expect from your vendor team, bridal party, family members and guests. One person can only be in so many places at one time!
Both the bride and the friend should come to this class so that both parties can properly communicate with each other on the tasks, rehearsal coordination pointers, the timeline and expectations of the day. The cost includes admission for two people (likely the bride and her helper).
One-on-one private consultations may be booked with Kathy for $125 if you still don't quite feel prepred, or a classroom environment is not your style. Contact Kathy at 937-746-4617 with questions.
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This month, I sat down with television personality Vanessa Freeman (Living Dayton) to talk about wedding planning tips, things to keep in mind when planning a wedding ceremony, and to keep wedding planning fun. Watch to learn things that you need to know for your Indian, Catholic, Christian, or other wedding ceremony traditions!
The Brides Against Breast Cancer team brought the nationwide tour to Dayton this past weekend. More than 700 designer gowns, deeply discounted up to 85 percent off, were available for brides to try on and purchase. Some gowns are donated by bridal salons (so they are 2012 and 2013 styles new with tags), while others are donated by past brides who wore them once.
A total of 10 dresses were sold at Hilton Garden Inn in Beavercreek, and more than a dozen wedding professionals shared information about their services with current brides planning weddings in Dayton and Cincinnati! This weekend, more than $8,000 was raised for breast cancer patients and their families. According to Brides Against Breast Cancer, every $58 raised = 1 hour of free support for cancer patients and their families.
This is the second time this event has come to Dayton. This video, produced by Take One Studio at last summer's event, offers a glimpse into the event itself.
The event was also promoted on Friday morning on ABC 22 Fox 45 in the Morning, Living Dayton and Dayton Daily News. Special thanks to The Hilton Garden Inn and Perfect Wedding Guide Magazine for making this event a huge success! To learn more about the organization, visit www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.
This evening, Kaden’s Cove Yacht Club in Trenton, Ohio, will be having an open house for the public, engaged couples, and wedding professionals from 7 to 9pm. Kaden's Cove Yacht Club is located at 4983 Kennedy Camp Road has a beautiful ceremony area that overlooks the harbour, and a building that can seat up to 250 people for a wedding reception. This venue is centrally located between Hamilton and Middletown, off I-75.
Complimentary food and drinks will be served at the event. To learn more about Kaden's Cove Yacht Club, call 513-893-5585 or visit www.kadenscove.com
Receiving lines give a bride and groom the opportunity to greet every single wedding guest that has come to celebrate their big day with them. For many couples, this may be the only chance they get to talk with all of the guests. However, receiving lines do take time.
On average, a receiving line will take 30 minutes per 100 guests. A formal receiving line happens outside the church (or other ceremony location) after the ceremony has taken place, or as guests enter into the evening wedding reception. Typically, the newlyweds, their parents, and their bridal party participate in the receiving line.
An alternate idea to a receiving line is a row dismissal. This can knock the time of 30 minutes per 100 guest to as little as 15 minutes per 100 guests. The reason -- the couple is able to control how much they speak to a guest and can set the pace for how long the greeting takes. After the processional of the newlyweds, bridal party, and parents, the bridal party is whisked away to a 'safe location,' while the bride and groom go back up to the ceremony area (altar, trellis, gazebo, etc), greet each guest by row, and dismiss them to leave. Once the guest is dismissed, they exit the church or ceremony location. If you plan to do a special exit photo with bubbles or ribbon wands, this is an excellent opportunity for your bridal party (that is in the 'safe location' to begin handing those out to guests and get them excited about the couple's grand exit.
If you have a limited amount of time at the ceremony location, AND you still have a lot of photos to do, it may be best to make a point of visiting all of the tables at your wedding reception instead of doing a receiving line. The amount of time it takes, however, is that 30 minutes per 100 guests figure. Make sure to budget your time accordingly. Your guests are genuinely happy for you and just want to say hello to you on the big day.