Our My Bridal Budget Team strives to make your day memorable and enjoyable. Most couples say “oh I don’t need a day of coordinator or a planner- I can do it! Or “I can have my friend, cousin, auntie coordinate it”! - But it’s not the same because they wouldn’t know the ins and outs of planning a wedding flawlessly.
On your big day you need to unwind, relax, and not worry about any detail or any vendors approaching you about the smallest details because it interrupts your joy.
We guide you to make affordable and smart decisions on your wedding day that is valuable.
Here are some tips that we advise our brides to avoid obvious mistakes:
1) Always meet with your DJ to hear your final selections of your songs. Never discuss final walk through via phone- it’s always good to meet in person. There can be several versions of your first dance song so you don’t want to be surprised if it’s a wrong selection.
2) Planning a wedding on a budget is key, but making sure you have an upbeat, professional and reliable entertainment is important. Hire a DJ and an Emcee upon selecting your desired package. Do not hire a one-man show. You need an Emcee that is going to coordinate with the crowd and a DJ that can only focus on the music from their technical savvy systems. We have great DJ vendors for you to fall in love with so stop your search because hiring a day of coordinator or a planner from your team; we will only refer you to the best in the industry.
3) If you are not hiring a DJ, instead you are creating a playlist on your IPOD- make sure you have dance music such as, upbeat music for all your guests to dance. If you create dance set that is mainly slow tunes, guests will depart after dinner.
4) Always work on your seating chart a month in advance before your wedding- which means setting an early RSVP date to avoid delay. The seating chart can seem as an easy task, but it can be difficult task because it requires to make sure the chemistry is enjoyable at the table such as if guests can get along and that will talk with each other (even though they may not know each other). Also a seating chart is helpful for buffet dinners to avoid crowded buffet lines. It’s all about structure and elegance!
5) Always request a final mock trial of your centerpiece and bouquet from your florist. You don’t want to be surprised if your florist brings you the wrong florals that you didn’t ask for , most importantly you don’t want to overpay your florist and notice that’s not the exact the arrangement you requested.
6) Always request a final proof of your invitation before you send out your invitations, there can be a wrong date, incorrect spelling of your venue, wrong color of your invitation, and, wrong font. It doesn’t matter if it’s a reputable invitation company or printing company-costly mistakes can occur if you do not double check your invitations
7) Just because you have a park nearby-don’t assume you can take wedding photos at your leisure for an hour. Most parks in NYC require a photo permit to use their property for photography sessions, therefore a photography timeline is essential to coordinate at what time you need to use the park. My Bridal Budget team creates a photography timeline for their clients to coordinate the essential details with our photographers, limos, and bridal party to avoid any confusion on your big day.
8) We all love DIY (Do it yourself) projects, but it would be hectic to do your own centerpieces, favors, bouquets by yourself- why not hire a day of coordinator to oversee all those details. My Bridal Budget team will take care of all the details you have planned and put it into action instead of relying these duties on yourself, your family your bridal party. We want our clients, clients’ families, bridal parties to live, laugh and love on the big day!