Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wedding Nightmares To Avoid

Wedding Nightmares & Mistakes To Avoid

  Weddings aren’t all feels and cheers sometimes. Unfortunately, it also a platform for some of the nastiest incidents you won’t ever forget. A blissful wedding should be about the bride and her groom. However, there will be plenty of people who will try to steal that spotlight from you. A great example of this is the continuous outpour of guests. Your so shocked to find out that there’s an almost 200 people in the reception hall despite the fact that you only received 100 RSVPs. Expect annoying outcomes from unexpected events like this. Here are some of the worst situations and ways to handle them.  Our goal is to help you recognize possible issues and how to manage them properly.  No weddings go exactly as planned and you will just want to relax and handle them the best you can.

Buffet Lines that are Similar to a box Office

After an almost hour long of waiting for the ceremony to finish, your guests will be famished. Their priority is they should be the first in line in the buffet table. With no one to control the crowd, people will be rushing at the same time. To avoid this situation, designate someone to arrange the line by letting the guests at table 1 go first, followed by the next table, and so on. If expecting hundreds of guest, it would be ideal to have two buffet tables in order to serve foods fast.  It's all about proper control, if you let the entire wedding party rush to the buffet you will certainly have a giant problem.

Parents who don’t Control their Children

  You’re currently uttering your month long prepared wedding vow. It’s a solemn moment and everyone in the crowd is silently holding back their tears. It’s a peaceful ceremony yet all of the sudden your sister in law’s 4 year old son intentionally pushed her 2 year old sister off the chair resulting to loud cries and noises. Children are angels, we always adore their presence but not during this kind of “adult” themed gathering. Guests with undisciplined children can be annoying. What’s the worst part is that parents don’t seem to realize the commotion their children is already causing. When bringing children on your wedding is unavoidable, create an activity that will catch their interest such as artworks, face painting, or balloon making.  Sometime having an adult only wedding is something to seriously consider.  It's best to draw up the positive and minuses when trying to figure out which way to lean.

Guests who forgot to Settle their Means of Transportation and Accommodation

  Finally, the long and exhausting day of getting hitched is finally over. You and your husband are about to go to your hotel room and be all cozy and cuddly. On your way out, you noticed that some of your guests are stranded. Apparently, they overlooked the situation and forgot to make an arrangement to the cab who drove them to the venue earlier. As inconvenient as it sounds, you are obligated to deal with this mess. To prevent this, remind guests that the location of your venue will be an hour drive from the city. If they don’t have their own private transportation, make sure they’ll notify you so that they’ll be included in the coaster intended for the guests. 

The Shy Girls who don’t Want to be Included in the Bundle Hurl

  In most movies that has a bouquet tossing scene, all the girls from all sorts of ages are exhilarated to snatch that bundle. Surprisingly, that traditional ceremony no longer interests any ladies to join. In fact, once the host announces that the bouquet tossing is next, you’ll notice the bridesmaids disappearing one by one.  You will want to make this moment as welcoming as possible, as everyone knows, everyone is shy.  Wedding's should be focused on cutting loose and not worrying about small things, so just try to make sure the entire wedding is having a good time! 

Awkward Situation in the Round Table

  Obviously, the way you assign guests on their designated seats will not always turn out on how you want it to be. There’s always be a group of people who wanted to seat closely together, thus, ruining your sitting lay out. Once you enter the venue and you notice that there’s an inconsistency, well it’s beyond your control already.  This is always a major concern when planning the wedding is where who and who will sit.  Our best advice, once you have made the seating arrangements stick and no longer fret about it.  The best part about the seating arrangement is your sitting with your new life partner and what's better than that?

Insanely Alcoholic Guests

  Not all people were a fan of weddings, some only go there for the hopes of having free foods and drinks. Either a member of the family or a close friend should make sure that the amount of alcohol that will be served in your wedding is in moderate amount. Let them know that they have to pay for those extra drinks if they continue. This will actually help you save money from overspending on beverages.  Some guests get drunk to the point that their behavior is already in appropriate. If you’re expecting guests that have alcoholic problems, then it would be a smart move to not serve any alcohol at all.  The golden rule is you know your family friends the best, so judge accordingly.

Long Exhausting Talks

  Be careful on the person you choose to give a speech in your wedding. Make sure that he or she will be trustworthy and will not embarrass you in your own wedding. Also, remind them ahead of time that they should maximize the allotted 3 minutes of pure romantic and tear jerking message.  Our motto for your wedding speech is quick and sweet! 

Unexperienced and Boring DJ

  You always envision of a lively wedding party where there is a sensible music and the guests are really showing off their hidden dance moves. Music plays a major role in the entertainment of your wedding. When you can hear crickets all over despite the loud music in the background, there’s something wrong with your DJ. One of the reasons why it’s best to go for a live band in great celebrations such as wedding is that they are more vibrant and interactive with people. Make sure that the DJ you’re about to hire has plenty of experiences, especially weddings. Give him a list of your favorite songs and your chosen genre to let him know your expectations.

In Laws who have a talent in getting on your last nerves

  Not everyone is blessed with sensitive in laws. Most of them are there to ruin your moment. They will not get tired of pinpointing the flaws of your wedding. They’ll even bring up unnecessary issues like why their son is not the ring bearer, why the wedding location is too far away, why this and that, etc. It’s an eye opener for you that once you get hitched, you also become a part of their family. Therefore, you have a lifetime to deal with them so don’t stress yourself on your wedding day.

Make Sure To Have Enough Sparklers For The Wedding Exit

  The last thing we hate to always see at the end of the wedding night is not enough wedding sparklers.  When the end of the wedding night is upon you and your wedding party are grabbing sparklers to lineup for the grand wedding exit nobody wants to be empty handed.  Not only will your wedding night end sour for your guests, but you won't be able to have the sparkling exit you envisioned when buying wedding sparklers.  We recommend buying approximately the same number of wedding guests as sparklers.  The majority of time some of your wedding party leaves early so you can always use the extra wedding sparklers for fun bridal photo's or some guests can even use two at a time!  When buying wedding sparklers for your wedding you will want to make sure you purchase true wedding sparklers so they are nearly smokeless and ash-less.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Planning an Adult Only Wedding

Steps in Planning an “Adult Only” Wedding


  Children are a blessing from heaven. Their tiny laughs and innocence brings such joy to any adult who’s struggling in the real world. However, there are also many things why you don’t want children in your wedding. It’s not like you hate them, it’s just that after you put off so much effort in planning a wedding, the last thing you want is your groom’s nephew who’s having a tantrum in the middle of the aisle.  Believe it or not, adult only wedding's are becoming increasingly popular over the years.

You can start by being clear with your wedding invitation. Guests might assume that they can bring their children when you address them with “To Mr. Smith and company”. Instead of using this, write their exact names on the response card such as “To Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. This will give them a hint that their three bundle of joy is not particularly welcome to join the event.

Although you want to be clear that you don’t want any children at your event, don’t be too literal by placing “for adults only” on the invitation. It’s an insensitive way to handle a sensitive issue which might persuade even the adults not to attend to your wedding. Your friends and relatives might find it disappointing if they don’t get to bring their children. But a tactful way to inform them is through dinners and occasions before your wedding. This will give them plenty of time to find a suitable baby sitter.

Don’t make an “adults only” note on the actual invitation, but you can certainly announce this on your wedding website. Your wedding website is a great platform for you to spread out information about your wedding such as transportation options, dress code, registries, and other important factors. It will also a good area to mention that your wedding ceremony and reception are exclusive for adults only. However, you can also provide suggestions on babysitting options if there’s any.

Dealing with Children at the Wedding

Aside from your flower girls and ring bearer, of course there’s a 99% chance that guest might insist in bringing their children. Be ready to handle this unavoidable situation with sophistication. Isolating the children away from their parents will make them feel like they are missing out which will turn to loud cries and screams. The best way to overcome this is by creating a distraction through pizza parties or by hiring a clown. This will temporarily get their attention from their mommy and daddy who are busy attending a solemn wedding ceremony.

Try to be strict when it comes to letting children in the ceremony and reception. If you allow someone, people might notice it and will think that you are having favoritism. Inform your wedding coordinator ahead of time to guide the guests with children on a baby sitting area where they can leave them for a few moments.

Dealing with Adults who is a Child at heart

There will be plenty of people who will be disappointed to find out that you are planning an adult only wedding. They might question you why your nephews, nieces, younger cousins, godsons and goddaughters won’t be included in the wedding. You just have to tell them straightly that you are aiming for a hassle free and solemn wedding. Aside from that, you could also point out that your budget is limited which is w

hy you are trying to narrow down the guests as much as possible.

Don’t back down on angry guests who keep on insisting in bringing their children inside the reception. First off, you’ve already informed them beforehand that it’s a strictly no-children event. You can guide them on a baby sitting area or they could gladly leave. It’s not that you’re being pushy or aggressive but this occasion is about you and your partner. Those who are invited are expected to respect your decisions.

Eliminates The Concern For Use Of Wedding Sparklers

When it comes to using sparklers for your wedding you always have one major concern and that is with the use of kids.  Wedding sparklers are safe at wedding with children, but ViP Sparklers does urge adult supervision. Having a wedding without kids does alleviate the concern and need to worry about that aspect.  You must always remember that sparklers for weddings are just like any 4th of July sparkler and they can get extremely hot.  So even if kids are not present at the wedding you will still want to be careful when lighting and holding wedding sparklers.  It's also important to remember that you will want to keep the lit sparklers away from your body, we recommend holding it out and up. After being in the wedding sparkler business for over ten years we have never had one instance of any accidents or issues when using our true wedding sparklers.  Our ViP Sparklers are made with a steel wire core to ensure a smokeless and ash-less display.  We take pride in the quality of our wedding sparklers.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our sparklers do not hesitate to reach out to us.