Selecting Vendors

Selecting Flowers

The staff at Danverport typically decorates the cake, hors d’oeuvre tables, sweet tables, and head tables with flowers that are included in your Wedding Package. Usually we do not like to depend on a florist to “run” from the church to decorate your hall. We offer lots of flexibility in flower selections. Normally, a bride will come to Danversport a month before her wedding and will either tell us the specific flowers that she has chosen and/or the color schemes that she would like us to emulate. Danversport provides a crystal candle centerpieces for you to use on your guest tables. Some brides put a ring of flowers around our candle centerpiece (3.5″ base) or they bring in their own centerpieces that they want to give away. We have seen everything from simple votives to elaborate pedestals with cascading flowers.

One of the most important things to remember is that brides have the right to choose whatever flowers and styles that pleases them. For floral guidance, talk with at least three reputable florists and use their knowledge to help you create your dream come true Wedding Day. Please note that the fire marshall does not allow open flames in our hall.

Choosing a Photographer

A professional photographer is a must. You can capture and preserve your wedding day with pictures that will last a lifetime. A good time to start looking for a photographer is about 9 to 12 months before the wedding. When shopping for a photographer you should seek someone who specializes in wedding photography. When interviewing photographers, be sure to look at portfolios nd ask questions pertaining to the special pictures that you would like to have in your wedding album. It is important that you meet with the photographer that will actually be working your wedding. Most photo studios offer the packages in detail so you can choose the one that is best suited for your budget. A few helpful hints:

  • Deter family and friends from taking pictures next to the professional photographer.
  • Make a list of the special pictures you would like to have and let the participants know. This will save a lot of time.
  • It may be necessary to have permission granted prior to taking pictures in a public place, such as public gardens, check with the local recreation department.
  • Be on time! It keeps everyone at ease.
  • Let your photographer preserve the romance of your wedding day with pictures that will stand the test of time.

Information for the Band of DJ

Information for the DJ and Band include the following. It’s always best to give them the information of the wedding party in order of entrance and to phonetically spell out difficult names for them to pronounce.

List out for them:

  • Parents of the Bride
  • Parents of the Groom
  • Bridesmaids and Ushers
  • Flower Girl
  • Ring Bearer
  • Matron/Maid of Honor
  • Bride and Groom
  • First Dance Selection,
  • Bride  & Father’s Dance Selection
  • Groom and Mother’s Dance Selection
  • Cutting of the Cake song
  • Throwing of the Garter & Boutique songs
  • Last Dance Selection
  • Special Requests of Songs or Announcements