The Wedding Rehearsal

Although wedding rehearsal are very standard its easy to forget the details that go into planning. Add some excitement to all the nervousness involved in planning a big day. It is important that all of the wedding party be fully involved in the rehearsal. It’s even more important that they pay close attention when the service is nontraditional or unfamiliar. Below are some guidelines to consider for a traditional wedding rehearsal:

Who attends?
Bride and groom
Best man and the maid and matron of honor
Bridesmaids
Groomsmen and ushers
Ring bearer
Flower Girl
Parents of the bride and groom (Typically the rooms parents have no active part of ceremony they don’t need to be present)
Officiant
Anyone speaking or preforming in the ceremony
Musicians, DJ, audio technicians who are handling the music and the sound system during the ceremony.
Photographer and Videographer

What should they wear?
Clothing that’s acceptable for the house of worship.

When is the rehearsal held?
Typically the rehearsal is held one week before the wedding or two days before. The closer to the wedding rehearsal takes place the better chances that all will go smoothly.

What happens during the rehearsal?
At the rehearsal, the wedding planner or officiant reviews the order with the couple. The officiant might ask the couple to recite one verse so they can find the right tone and volume.If there is an aisle runner, use the timing and signals for placing the runner once the brides mother has been seated The organist plays the processional so that the pace and spacing can be practiced. The order of procession is established and the attendants walk up the aisle two or three times until all goes smoothly. Everyone makes sure things are comfortable and that the order looks symmetrical. The maid of honor then learns when to take the brides bouquet and how to arrange the brides train with out attracting attention to herself. The officiant will explain when the veil if worn should be turned back and a decision is made on who will do so. After the kiss the bride and her party will follow her then the guest.
Then off to greet bride and groom and party or meet at the reception hall.

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Until next time, Blessings and Happy planning!!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

All about Tent Weddings

When considering using an outdoor tent for your ceremony or reception, there is a list of options to choose from. Many tents today run from simple to palatial. There are bridges and pathways, arched entryways, parquet floors, stained – glass panels and chandeliers. You can also have colored tent that matches your wedding colors. keep in mind that depending on the weather you will need generators for heating or cooling and ceiling fans to keep air circulating.
There is various choices to choose from so keep in mind to have a reputable supplier that know how to measure your tent, that will accommodate your guest and all vendors involved. This is very important and plays a crucial part in your budget. Simply Perkfect Event Boutique works with the best companies and can help you execute your vision while keeping your budget in mind.
In general you will need at least 60×60 or 40×100 tent per 200 people for dancing and dinner. If you want restrooms or plan on having a cocktail hour you will need extra footage. Also consider a generator backup, sound system hook up, permits required by local ordinance and other personal information for tent installation and maintenance.

FYI: Don’t order a tent over the phone, go in person to see what you are paying for.

Below are some photos of beautiful tent weddings… Enjoy!!!

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(Photo Credit: Belle The Magazine, Estate Weddings & Events ,Jacqueline Chapelle )

Until next time, Blessings and Happy planning!!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Personalize your wedding envelope

Adding personalized stamps to your wedding envelope is becoming a popular trend. Many clients and myself love to have the clients details throughout the entire wedding process. Invitations and postage normally set the tone for your clients, they then will get an idea what type of wedding there will be. The overall color and theme.

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Photo credit: Mewpaperarts

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Photo credit: TGK Designs

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Photo credit: Gourmet Invitations

Follow the link to order your personalized stamps: Zazzle

Until next time, Blessings and happy planning!!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Exit in style!

After you’ve had all the fun on your wedding day one thing you definitely don’t want to forget… The exit! Right before it’s time to send you off to what will be a fun unforgettable evening, why not continue the fun. Here are some fun and unique ways to exit with love and not to mention a great photo of all your guest saying ‘FUN Night’…. Enjoy!!

Confetti Poppers
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Ribbon Wands
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Sparkle
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Rose Petals
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Confetti
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Birdseeds
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Happy Planning!!

Antoinette

All photo credits have been attached to photo once you click!!

Selecting Bridesmaid Dresses

I love helping my brides with selecting bridesmaid dresses. Bridesmaids come in many different shapes and sizes and sometimes it’s hard to find that perfect bridesmaid dress.Two Birds offer this amazing dress that is definitely a one style fits all as it can be worn 15 different ways. The classic bridesmaid dress comes with a high waist, is available in 19 colours and can be worn again and again and again. In a couple of weeks I’ll have the pleasure of assisting my bride with making a good choice. Take a peek at some of the unique styles.
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One shoulder flat back

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Full coverage

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Halter Bow

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Strapless

What style bridesmaid dress will you choose?? Would you consider TwoBirds Bridesmaid??

Check them out at http://www.twobirdebridesmaid.com

“Who pays for Wedding Party Attire?”

Most of the time the wedding party will pay for their own attire. Sometimes the bride will offer to pay for the jewlery or makeup. And groom will offer to pay for socks or hair cut. Generally the bridesmaids and groomsmen will foot their bill of their own attire, festivities and travel cost’s. When thinking about being part of the bridal party keep in mind the expenses that come along with being part of a friends special day. Having HONEST communication is key because no bride or groom wants their friends in debt just to be part of their wedding. If this becomes a problem see where you can use that special friend to help out for the day.

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