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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

FIVE Great TIPS For Hosting A Summer Wedding - Beach Weddings and Lakeside Weddings

                                             TIPS For Hosting Summer Weddings
Pajaro Dunes, California

Destination Weddings and Local Brides Planning a Wedding in California may find planning for wedding celebrations easier than those who live in the tornado or rainy mid-east USA.  No matter where we live, a bride will find herself dealing with weather conditions and problem solving.  I used to think tents were for rainy days, but umbrella tables and tents and awnings are really important in the heat of sun. Here are some tips regarding weather.

1. Even if your wedding and reception are indoors, couples often like to provide water bottles for the guests between the ceremony and reception.  They can be labeled with your names and wedding date, and placed in a basket near the exit.  Offered by the flower girls and ring bearer.  You can also ask for a "water service" set up from your caterer at this time.  


2. Tents today come with misters, air conditioning and heat.  They are amazing, and work well to house your guests.  The protection from the elements is a great asset and they can be beautifully decorated for ceremony and include dance floors, audio etc.   The biggest concern for tents is to not place one of their stakes into your water lines. So if you have a water sprinkle system, you must give them the diagram.  Also anything on a lawn party, your watering systems must be taken off of their timers, so the grass will not be over-soaked and soggy.  Shade the food with  awnings - colorful or white. 


3. Beach weddings are a major concern for those who sun burn easily.  We see a multitude of creative ideas for beaches that include:  Everyone gets, sun block lotion, a large sun hat and sandals to wear - small individual tents are placed on the sand for children to play in, beach umbrellas, awnings affixed in the sand and sometimes the ceremony on the beach and the reception in a nearby ballroom or hall ... away from the elements. 

4. Coastal communities often cool off quickly with fog rolling in. So brides may choose a specific time of day for garden or beach weddings that can move from super hot to down right chilly for their guests.  Encourage many to bring wraps, or you will see your guests leaving early out of desire for warmth.  Many couples rent fire pits for those possibilities and the party rentals also have gas heaters that cover a great deal of area with extra warmth. 


5. Food can really be an issue with a beach or lakeside wedding.  This is one time you want to take the caterers advice on best foods to serve.  Warm sun contamination sets in quickly and dryness to breads and ice melts quickly.  Barbecue and picnic style foods work very well. 
 

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Writing Our Wedding Vows, and What is Love, and The Meaning of Love

Deciding to write your wedding vows is an exciting idea and VERY romantic.  Yet it does add to your Stress levels and lead to arguments in your relationship.  So discuss this carefully with your intended before going forward with the idea.  


This decision can hinge on several things:  
1. How a person feels about public speaking.
2. Whether each of you wants to participate.
3. If you are good writers.
4. Whether your officiant or clergy will assist or encourage this.
5. Lead time before the ceremony.
                                            photo by DUphotography.com

There are many websites, books, video and special areas of great interest you may want to investigate as you begin to write and make valid points for a brief, but meaningful message
to your bride or groom.  I have listed a few links for you.

Anne Wycoff's White Paper on   LOVE IS A VERB

Love Poems and Quotes.com

The Poetry Foundation

Video   Couple saying their marriage vows

Video   10 tips on creating wedding vows

Please give us your comments & ideas on wedding vows.  
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Wedding Attire Decisions - Wedding Veils and Hair Style Ideas

Photo by Hughes-Photography.com

The Big Day is coming up and you are still trying to decide on hair, make up and whether you want a wedding veil.  As a wedding planner I've seen a few mishaps with veils, last minute hair dos and these are a few tips worthy of being passed along. 

1.  When at all possible, consider having one or two pre-style hair salon appointments with your beautician.  Even if your stylist will not go onsite to a destination wedding, it will give you the photos and vocabulary to direct the person who will be completing your look for the day.

2. If you are having a veil with your dress, bring the veil to your hair stylist to understand how this will be attached to your hair style.  The pre-day appointment helps you relax and feel prepared. See the video below.  Also find exciting designer house dresses and veils on WeddingLinks.co plus your local bridal shops are linked in each area.

3. If you are having an outdoor or beach wedding, the long veils can get away from your head in a stiff breeze.  Consider a shorter veil  or hair clip style, and/or flowers - securely attached.

4. Some alternatives to veils are the beautiful designer hair clips, flowers placed on combs that the florist creates for you, and delightful hats that match your dress.  Hats too can fly off with a brisk breeze.

                                                  Photo by Hughes-Photography.com

5. If  you have decided on a very long chapel veil, consider having some help lifting this as you go down the aisle.  Jr. Bridesmaids can help ease the strain on your head.  Yes, the veil looks light and airy, and barely weighs a pound or two, but it can really tug on your head and neck.  No bride needs a headache on her special day.

6. Flower garlands and floral clips on the head are lovely for those who do not have allergies.
Consider this problem for your groom too. Either take a pill or plan to sneeze your way through.  There are many less-allergic flowers to choose from.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

12 TIPS on Selecting An Engagement & Wedding Photographer in New York City to Los Angeles, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Bay Area, East Bay & San Jose

Subject:  Tips on Selecting Your Engagement & Wedding Photographer
We would love your input & ideas on selecting a photographer.

Whether a local wedding or destination wedding, YOUR  PHOTOGRAPHER  provides you with the history and record of your wedding day.... many years later. Those photos trigger your memories of a very happy occasion.   

When selecting a photographer you will want to review several websites for their work. The internet websites gives you an idea of how creative they are in capturing the backdrop, as well as the couple's love for one another.  Here are some tips for your engagement and for your wedding day:
                                                    Photo by Hughes-Photography.com
#1. Select a photographer according to their time in the business and number of photo sessions they have done. Ask for references and call them to find out if they would hire the same photographer again.
#2. In evaluating the photographer's work... Look first for the clarity or unique styling or capturing of the couple. Then the wedding party and children, and then the guests
#3. Look at their various packages.  Some include a free engagement photo when you book them for the wedding.
                                                       Photo by:  DUPhotography.com
#4. Often a very popular photographer offers lower prices for Friday and Sunday weddings.
#5. With the exception of a destination wedding, Couples also consider using the same photographer for baby, family, business and boudoir photography. 
#6. You may also want the convenience of reviewing your proofs online. 
#7. Understand, the albums offered by the photographer are often at a lower price than what you would find outside of their services.
#8. Many photographers provide a multitude of "unique photo services" and most can photo shop skin and weight in the photos upon request.
#9. Look for humor, romance, story-telling and intimacy in their work.
#10. You may also want a photographer who does video or a photo booth service combined with photography.
#11. Often couples seek a photographer who will travel with them to a destination. While this may add to your costs, it can be very worthwhile.
#12. We suggest selecting three photographers and then interview each to find your personality fit. 
                                                          Photo by HighCarats.com
With a destination wedding, you may want to interview online with Skype or come into the area ahead of time to interview and sign a legal contract with your services.

Questions For Interviewing the Photographer and the other important services you will hire can be found on WeddingLinks.co              Join us on The Wedding Coach Blog to discuss your ideas?

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Select Your Wedding & Reception MUSIC In Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, San Francisco Bay Area To Los Angeles & New York City


Deciding on your wedding and reception music takes a few thoughts on planning. This can include small jazz bands, organist, piano-keyboard, large dance bands, guitar solos, soloists, recorded music, disc jockeys, string quartets,  flute or violin players, etc.  In your ceremony you may want a more quiete tone with classical modern love songs.  For the reception, it can move to dancing favorites and on to something for all ages. 

You may have a very formal  or casual wedding ceremony and reception planned and like only pop or jazz or or or music. Talk to a pro if you are not familiar with music names and ideas or watch a few videos on YouTube.com
below...    

WeddingLinks.co offers a number of creative music makers in the region you choose to complete your wedding.

You will need to decide the...
Ceremony Seating Music
Wedding Party Entrance Music
Any Solos or Performances During The Ceremony
Exit  The Aisle Music
First Dance Music
Dance With Father Music
Fun Dance Numbers
The Reception Dance Music







Monday, January 25, 2016

2016 Wedding Trends With New Ideas For Brides In New York City to the Sonoma & Napa Wine Country & Los Angeles To Houston, Miami & Chicago

                                                  Photo by CreativeLightProductions.com

Don't Do Weddings The Old Fashioned Way - 
Let Our Modern Day Wedding Coach Assist You... with our Blog details & tips.

WeddingLinks.co brings you all types of designer wedding dress tends to popular wedding venues. And our "Best Style Wedding & Honeymoon Magazine" give you a jump start on your wedding planning.  Judith, our wedding coach loves to provide some of the BEST and NEWEST  TRENDS with a 
Pinterest Parade of IDEAS... 

2016   COLORS

2016  SUMMER HOTS~!!

2016  WINTER COLORS

MOST....ROMANTIC  DRESSES

STYLES FOR  EVERY TYPE OF WEDDING 

A UNIQUE TIME OF DAY FOR A WEDDING

FAIRY TALE DECOR

NAKED  CAKES & DESSERT  IDEAS  ???

FOR THE DO IT YOUR SELF BRIDAL IDEAS

GEORGEOUS HAIR COLOR - FOR YOU OR THE MOMS

Find articles on how to interview, and what questions are important when you meet with your vendors
and wedding experts.    Put yourself in the drivers seat with our  free digital Wedding Planning Book.  E-mail us, your name, apx. date of the wedding and what city you will be married in..... to  JRmoore@WeddingLinks.co


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Monday, January 11, 2016

Questions To Ask Your Limo Services In San Mateo, San Jose, Monterey, Santa Cruz To Fresno, Bakersfield & Los Angeles

We love any excuse to add a limousine service to our events, weddings and special occasions!  From vintage cars to hummers and sleek white limos or party buses, we find they are sleek, funky, historic and add to the elegance and fun of celebrations.  

1. Is the car licensed through the state is used?  ie - if you request a limousine in Lake Tahoe, there are two California counties as well as the State of Nevada. 
2. Is the car insured and for how much?
3. If hosting under aged or non drinkers ... is the alcohol swapped out for soft drinks?
4. Be color specific about your vehicle.  Weddings white or    Funerals black or
5. How much training has the driver had?
6. If a wine tour, is the driver knowledgeable about wineries & area history?

Photo by JR Moore

There are additional questions to ask prior to hiring your service.  We trust the list you will find on WeddingLinks.co provides all the assist you require.

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