When planning your Lesner Inn wedding, it is important to remember that your vendors are not there to make decisions for you. We love to offer suggestions when asked but, unless you are dealing with a wedding planner, it is not our duty to make the big decisions. We’ve recently published a blog to help you prioritize when you should book each of your vendors, but let’s take a closer look at what comes after booking these vendors!
Every vendor’s planning process is different, but here are some of the best tips to make sure that you are prepared for every planning meeting up until your wedding day!
At Lesner Inn, we have two planning meetings after booking. The first will take place 90 days from the event, and the second will be two weeks out. If your wedding venue is doing your catering, this is something that you will need to consider before these meetings.
Planning with your photographer includes making decisions such as the amount of time they will stay to take photos and what types of photos and poses you are interested in taking. If you’re unsure of how to respond to these questions, here are some suggestions on what questions to ask yourself before going into the meeting:
Your florist is going to be interested in several aspects of your wedding design, and you may be overwhelmed with the amount of details they will need. Here are some of the topics you should be ready to discuss with your florist:
Whether you’ve hired a DJ, band, or ukulele player, they’re going to want to know the type of music you will want played during the contracted time. This includes letting them know that you DO NOT want the “Chicken Dance” played at any time throughout the event. Additionally, they will need to know your timeline, names of anyone being announced, special dances/games for during the reception and the songs that you want played for each, etc. Don’t forget that 9 times out of 10 your musical entertainment will also be the MC for the event.
Obviously this is going to be one of the most enjoyable planning meetings because you get to taste a bunch of sweet treats! Make sure that you are ready to discuss any intricate designs that you want for your cake, so that your bakery can know what you are expecting.
We hope that you are enjoying the planning process and that you keep in mind what this celebration is all about! Nothing is better than the day you get to walk down the aisle and enjoy a beautiful event with your friends, family, and new spouse!!