Monthly Archives: November 2016

How to Create a Breathtaking Wedding Event That Leaves Your Guests Wanting More

weddingWeddings are absolutely meant to celebrate the love of a new chapter between you and your spouse while also creating a guest experience that generates lasting memories.

Try these 4 recommendations to create a stand out affair that will leave your guests talking about your wedding long after the toasts are made!

Pick the Perfect Venue

A venue can influence everything from decor to what time of year you say, “I Do”. Waterfront venues allow guests to experience the outdoors, amazing views and unique location while celebrating. Read Having a Waterfront Wedding to see more

2) Build the Excitement Early

Create unique save-the-date cards that will set the tone for the months leading up to the wedding. When choosing your invitations continue your personal theme and experience that you want your guests to have when they arrive on the big day.

3) Consider a Theme

This special day is a reflection of you and your spouse. Look at what hobbies or experience you share with your partner- can the table cards be pictures from all the vacations you both shared, or college dorm names where you first met?

4) Personalize Your Wedding Favors

Wedding favors today are surpassing the traditional Jordan almonds and pulling in personalized pieces that continue telling the love story of the newlyweds. Many couples decide to showcase their favorite foundation and make a donation in their guests name or provide a favor that guests can bring home like branded coasters or jewelry boxes handmade by the bride’s father.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Create The Perfect Vendor List

vendorlistWeddings are one of your most special events, filled with decisions, an ever increasing guest list and numerous references and referrals. Creating the perfect wedding team of professional vendors will undoubtedly help you confidently walk toward the perfectly planned wedding we aspire for, while still keeping your sanity firmly intact and enjoying every minute of the wedding process.

1) Rely on Recommendations

In our present day it is almost impossible not to read, hear and see testimonials or recommendations about anything from the local restaurant to the popular venue to say, “I Do”. Within your network of friends and family, someone is bound to have experienced planning or attended a wedding. Start your quest for the perfect wedding vendor list by culling recommendations from friends, family, colleagues and the community

Venues, such as Danversport, have worked with thousands of vendors over the years and can be a gold mine of information that can help match your style with the perfect wedding team. While gathering your vendor endorsements, ensure that the ratings of previous clients’ events complement your wedding style. That is, a caterer who got an A+ for their execution of a Southern-style backyard buffet may not be the best choice for a four-course gourmet wedding dinner. Look for reviews from clients who had celebrations similar in scale, setting, and theme to yours in order to build a more reliable list.

2) Book Far in Advance

Great vendors fill their calendars well in advance of the busy wedding season. Professionals recommend booking your vendors 12-14 months from the date of your event so you can ensure that your favorites are available on that date.

3) Keep Everyone in the Loop

On the day of the wedding or event, your mind is going to be filled with excitement along with the overwhelming emotions of the amazing experience. Designate a point person that you trust who will handle any unplanned emergencies or questions. Provide your list of vendors (or better yet, a booklet containing contracts, contact names and numbers, and backup plans) to your venue’s point person. At Danversport, each wedding has an Event Coordinator that oversees the entire wedding from the ceremony to the end of evening sweets. They will be your point person to ensure the day runs as planned so you can enjoy your dream day!
Every event and especially a wedding, involves numerous moving parts that make the day truly a memory.

For more information on how to help your vendors be at their very best or for details on the vendors trusted by the team at Danversport, reach out to our wedding experts.