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    Having a vendor team that works well together level up your wedding experience TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL! Unfortunately, a lot of soon-to-be brides don’t even know where to start because they just don’t have the network and relationship to gather the best team in this “once in a lifetime” event.

    If this is you, I want you to skip pass the long hours searching for the perfect vendor and share with you my best team that is proven to work well together. To make this article even more meaningful, I’ve asked each of these amazing wedding vendors to share with you their best tips on DJ songs, Wedding Florals, Wedding cakes, as well as music ideas for your best wedding experience. 

    Let’s jump right in!

    DJ Groove

    Q: What is your ONE best tip of advice you want to give to upcoming brides?

    A: My best advice for brides is to enjoy every aspect of their big day — make it the best. party. Ever. Also make sure to work with fun people and hire professional vendors only! 

    Q: What are the most popular songs on the wedding day?

    A: Entrance: Best Day Of My Life – American Authors, 

    First Dance: Perfect – Ed Sheeran, 

    Father Daughter: My Girl – Temptations, 

    Mother Son: Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler, 

    Bouquet: Single Ladies – Beyonce, 

    Garter: No Hands – Waka Flocka Flame, 

    Party: All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled,

    Last Song: Last Dance – Donna Summer.

     

    Laurens Florals

    Q: What is the ONE best tip of advice you want to give upcoming brides?

    A: Have a budget in mind, it is much easier to give our brides realistic options if we know what they can afford. 

    Q: What are the best flowers for weddings in (Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter)

    A: Garden Roses are right now the most popular for all seasons (and are always available. 

    Spring: Tulips, Ranunculus, Iris, pastel Hydrangeas

    Summer: Sunflowers, Daisys, Gerber Daisys

    Fall: Antique Green & Red, Hydrangeas, and roses in burgundy, tan, and brown colors

    Winter: White hydrangea, Baby’s Breath, Blue Delphinium

    Q: What is your work process on the wedding day?

    A: For our business, we arrive with your flowers approximately 3 hours ahead of your wedding time so your photographer can get “detail shots” and so we have ample time to set everything up, then stay until the reception starts, to make sure everything runs smoothly. 

    Q:  How far in advance should Brides order their wedding floral?

    A: For the “busy seasons”, which would be: March-June and September-November booking at least 9 months in advance. This doesn’t mean you have to have all the details finalized, but you should “lock in your vendors” so you know you have the ones you want. 

     

    Lark Chamber Music

    Q:What is the ONE best tip of advice you want to give upcoming brides?

    A:Listen to the recordings of prospective musicians first. If you can picture yourself walking down the aisle to that sound and it makes you excited, it is a right choice for you.

    Q: What are the TOP songs for: 

    A: Prelude: Spring/Vivaldi, Rondeau/Mouret, Can’t Help Falling in Love/Presley, All I Ask of You/Webber

    Processionals: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sheep May Safely Graze, Viva la Vida, Clocks/Coldplay

    Bride entrance: Canon in D/Pachelbel, Bridal Chorus/Wagner, Trumpet Voluntary/ Clark, A Thousand Years/Christina Perry, A theme from Beauty and the Beast.

    Lighting of the Candle/Sand Ceremony: Ave Maria, The Lord’s Prayer, The Prayer, Be Thou My Vision

    Recessional: Wedding March/Mendelssohn, All You Need is Love/The Beatles

    Q: Tell us a little more about your business and how you work on the wedding day?

    A: On the day of the wedding we arrive at least 30 minutes before the prelude. As the guests are walking in and being seated to the sound of the music, the right mood is created right from the start. The prelude flows into the processionals. After the ceremony we play for the Bride and Groom and the bridal party as they exit the ceremony site and then perform one more piece for the guests while they move to the cocktail area. We are also available to play for cocktail hour or a reception.

    Q: How far in advance should Brides book their musicians?

    A:Generally, we book approximately 1 year in advance, but I would recommend to secure the musicians at least 6-8 months before the wedding.

     

    O’ How Sweet!

    Q: What is your ONE best tip of advice you want to give to upcoming brides? 

    A: Choose your wedding cake design and cake flavors that are a reflection of you.  You may find it hard to make a decision if you’re trying to please everyone’s taste. 

    Q: What are the best wedding cakes for simple elegant weddings? 

    A: There are endless designs.  Designs with clean sides and fresh flowers or sugar flowers provide for a classic, elegant look.  The internet is the best source for brides to get ideas. 

    Q: How far in advance should Brides order their wedding cake?  

    A: It’s never too early.  But I would suggest at least 6 months to 1 year. 

    Q: Tell us a little more about your business and how you work on the wedding day?  

    A: On the wedding day, punctuality is my my focus.  I deliver at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours before the wedding ceremony to assure that I have ample time to get there and for the setup process.

    Q: Anything else I missed feel free to add 🙂  

    A: At the consultation and tasting, I strive to make the process of choosing the wedding cake(s) a fun and stress-free experience.  I do realize that brides are considering their budgets and other factors. I work with them to provide what meets their needs to make them happy at the end of the process.

     

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