Etiquette sounds like a stuffy word, doesn’t it? Fortunately, etiquette in today’s society has evolved into less formal, more fluid rules. Use of good etiquette can actually alleviate unnecessary planning as well as day-of stress and anxiety.
Dreamcatcher Events will assist you in navigating the sometimes delicate waters of wedding and event protocol so that both you and your guests enjoy the time of your lives.
Following are just a few typical questions that you may run across when doing your planning:
– How and when do we tell people that we’ve decided to marry?
– How do we select a date that everyone can make?
– How do I word my invitations?
– Should I send invitations to people that I know can’t make our date?
– Who pays for what?
– I haven’t spoken to a family member in several years — should I include him/her in the wedding?
– Where should divorced parents sit?
– When must thank-yous be sent?
– When do I start dress shopping?
– Should I pay for my bridesmaids’ dresses?
– Some of the most stressful areas of planning and etiquette issues revolve around family dynamics.
Now is the time to be as honest and forthright as possible with your coordinator. Allow her to keep an eye on little headaches before they become throbbing migraines. Does ‘Aunt Marie’ get a little boisterous at family gatherings? Worried about your brother-in-law’s never-ending toasts? Your coordinator can tactfully step in to prevent unwanted disruptions and keep things moving along. Regardless of the issue, your wedding day is not the day when you or your groom should be managing family members. In the end, a good coordinator can be worth her weight in gold!
And remember, etiquette is not just about avoiding ugly situations. Today it’s also about the latest trends and styles, as well as communicating your personality in a memorable and appropriate way. So don’t hesitate to ask your coordinator how to make etiquette work for you — you might be surprised to find out how much flexibility and fun there is in today’s rules.
He proposed. Or you did. Or you both did one day… One of the most beautiful times of your life has arrived and now you are ready to begin planning! For some, it’s an adventure full of excitement and happy emotions. For others, it can be a stressful and nerve-wracking jumble of decisions and never-ending to-do lists. Wherever you and your soon-to-be spouse are on the spectrum, Dreamcatcher Events will assist you in planning the wedding of your dreams.
55 percent of all couples consider eloping at some point because of the stress and strain of planning a major event. In spite of this, many couples feel that planning and budgeting their own wedding is a task they can take on themselves. Often as the day nears however, the number of loose ends and details to arrange and confirm can be overwhelming — especially for couples that both work full time. At this special time in your lives, the assistance of an experienced and creative wedding planner will ensure that your day is as wonderful as it’s meant to be.
Here are just a few money and time-saving benefits you’ll gain from working with us:
♥ Timing and planning: learn the advantages and disadvantages of when and where to plan your event and how it can affect your budget
♥ Learn to prioritize your wedding wish list, set up a budget and stick with it
♥ Creativity! Make your event truly personalized and memorable by adding custom-designed party favors, elegant invitations or other unique elements
♥ Gain immediate access to a select list of some of the best wedding resources in the Bay Area — all tested and approved by Dreamcatcher Events
♥ Learn tips on negotiating the best deals with your wedding vendors
♥ Choose from a variety of vendor prices and service levels to find the best vendor for your budget
♥ Learn to navigate the waters of etiquette and protocol so that you can enjoy your wedding as much as your guests will
Get the newest and hottest tips on wedding styles and trends so that your event is a true reflection of you and your groom’s personalities
Certified Wedding Planner / Consultant:
♥ Certified Wedding planner provides a higher level of comfort for everyone. She is able to recommend the right professionals for you. Professionals enjoy working with other professionals.
♥ Wedding planner is trained to handle difficult scenarios and unexpected occurrences at weddings;
♥ The right planner is familiar with the latest trends and have the best resources;
♥ She knows the best locations and services for each couple’s particular needs;
♥ Wedding planner has access to exclusive locations that couples would otherwise never hear about;
♥ She can recommend the right wedding professionals for all aspects of the wedding;
♥ She is trained to help create a budget, keep expenses within that budget, and protect couples from making costly mistakes;
♥ She will save couples time in researching options. She already knows what works best and why.
Dreamcatcher Events performs the following with wrap-up and Day of Wedding Coordination :
ext Ann at 925-788-5003 to organize your social event!
Ann Saavedra of DREAMCATCHER EVENTS in No. Calif. was featured in the Chicago Tribune Life and Style Section suggesting creative ideas for Solstice-themed parties.
Ann Saavedra, owner of Dreamcatcher Events in Walnut Creek, Calif., suggested a casual and fun festival big on color and lights.
“You want to have a wow element. The wow element can be lots of outdoor lights, lots of color. The colors that come to mind to me would be bright pinks, yellows and golds — really bright colors,” Saavedra said.
For her party, she suggested activities that let people use natural materials to get in touch with their creative side. For a lighthearted theme, people can decorate summer hats and then wear them at the party. To celebrate nature, she suggested placing leafy greens cut small and flowers on a table to make wreathes held together by wire, or to decorate wicker spheres.
“People love to do things with their hands. They like to get creative. You give them something like that, and you can’t go wrong,” she said.
To pick up color, she suggested using colored linens or at least colored napkins to be served with hors d’oeuvres, which are inexpensive ways to brighten up the party. Plates in shapes like shells or other natural items accent the earthy theme, Saavedra added.
To celebrate solstice’s ancient origins, she suggested having a toast with mead, the honey-based liquor, as the sun goes down.
As the day ends, that’s when hosts can amp up the lights. This is a good time to light votive candles and use mirrors to reflect the light. Tiki torches and fire pits are good choices, but so are lighted ice cubes in drinks, lighted sticks to put in flower arrangements and string lights in trees.
“You definitely want to create energy that goes way into the night,” she said.
Your chosen wedding location for your wedding day can contribute a lot to its success. This is the main reason why you have to pick a gorgeous venue without going beyond your budget. Here are some unique ideas that you can use in your hunt for the best wedding location for you and your partner:
We highly recommend the following venues:Brazilien Room, Berkeley CA
Julian Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Scott Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA
Something very unique, Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, CA
The groomsmen play a vital part of a wedding. They are the ones who help the groom all throughout the process of planning for the wedding – standing by him when he tries on wedding suits, offering help during the wedding day itself, organizing a great stag do, and giving a best man’s speech.
With all the tasks and responsibilities that your groomsmen hold – from the planning down to the wedding day itself – it’s just right to give them the best gifts. If you’re still unsure what to give them, then here are some of the best groomsmen gift ideas that are worth checking out.