Creating the #EPIC Wedding Experience
Updated: Mar 2
Each wedding planner has their own process, their own checklist, their own “template” when planning a wedding. We all have things we need to check off our list, and believe me, that list is super important. But what about the things that don’t pick perfectly in that little box? The things that stand out? The things that aren’t for every bride, the things that make each wedding unique and signature to that couple? I’m talking about creating an experience. By definition, the word EXPERIENCE means “having firsthand knowledge of situations, emotions, or sensations.” I want every guest that attends the wedding to feel something whether it be a sense of community, excitement, anticipation, closeness, love or just plain ol’ joy. I love for guests to experience something for the first time, whether it’s the brides arrival in a horse drawn carriage, a magnificent fireworks display or an amazing spoonful of caviar (which they thought they didn’t like, but they really do). That’s what it’s all about, sharing the things you love with the people you love.
FYI, I tend to eavesdrop during each event- I NEED to know what they’re saying. Good, bad or indifferent. When I see tears of joy, smiles, laughter, looks of surprise- well, mission accomplished. Yawns and watch watching, not so much. Let’s face it, weddings are about love, not just for the couple but for everyone else there. Weddings spark romance for the guests attending, hand holding, and PDA’s are much more common at a wedding than anywhere else. Why? Because love is in the air. Let’s encourage that!
Let’s talk about food, another favorite topic. Food should be interesting and create yet another experience. Even if your menu is super traditional, there are ways to make it interesting. Serve it uniquely, put a spin on a traditional recipe, pair it with something unexpected. A good caterer and wedding planner are a wealth of knowledge in this arena, don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions. Dinner stations continue to take the lead in service style and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s for sure an upgrade from the standard buffet but also lends a more casual vibe than a formal plated dinner. Chef attended stations add this kind of elevated sense of style to the presentation, big white Chef hats, live flames, carving boards, sautée stations… love them all equally!
When assembling the overall feeling of a wedding, it is important to consider the little things. When planning your special day, my services are sure to create perfection. Whether you want a fairytale forest wedding or a beachside breeze wedding, a wedding expert with vast knowledge of venues, caterers, and florist can make this happen. Wishing you endless happiness and memories.
Eventfully Yours. Xoxo