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Do I Need a Wedding Invitation?

By | Planning Tips, Uncategorized, Weddings & Events

Tracie, the owner of Very Blessed Events is my go-to vendor for custom printing.  I asked her to share some “key” information about wedding invitations. Here’s what she has to say…

Tracie –

The question was popped!  The answer was “Yes”! Now what? It’s time to start planning your dream wedding, starting with the perfect wedding invitation! Are wedding invitations still a thing? Yes! The wedding invitation is one of the most essential parts of planning a wedding because it sets the tone of what guests are to expect on the wedding day, while at the same time helping them prepare for your event. It not only tells them who, what, when, where and what time, but it also communicates your vision and unique style. Your vision leaps off the page and speaks to your guests when they unveil a beautiful, unique wedding invitation that is tailored to your personality.

No two wedding couples are alike and there is no “cookie cutter” invitation design. Whether you select a simple, one layer invitation, rustic “shabby-chic” theme or a three-layer pocket invitation with glitter, belly band, and a custom monogram, your wedding invitation should reflect your vision.

Do we include a traditional RSVP? Should guests respond online? It’s totally up to you! Younger couples may want to do away with traditional RSVP cards, opting for online responses instead. But, will Great Aunt Bertha respond online? This is something to consider when choosing your design and invitation style and content.

The perfect event starts with the perfect wedding invitation! Very Blessed Events offers a wide range of custom invitations for all occasions: Book signings, baby showers, birthday celebrations, retirement parties and, of course, weddings! Your ideas come to life with premium paper and expert design. Very Blessed Events is dedicated to providing you with the very finest in invitations. Our motto, “keep working until the client loves it”, will ensure your invitations “wow” you and your guests!

I hope this helps.
Blessings, Mogda

Check Traci out at:

Tracie McClinton
Very Blessed Events
www.veryblessedevents.com
708-738-1618

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Choosing Music for a Wedding

By | Planning Tips, Weddings & Events

Choosing the right music for a wedding reception is an important part of wedding event planning so I asked a close and dear colleague Shaun Kelly who owns Spinnin’ Productions, a premier DJ, Uplighting, & Photo Booth Company to share information about selecting a playlist.

Shaun –

When planning and creating a playlist for your DJ or band keep your guests in mind. Guests may be from different cultures or have varied tastes in music. Your DJ must provide music for “everybody” not just hip hop for your closest friends. Give your entertainer a list that includes some classics like Sweet Caroline, Don’t Stop Believin’, Shout, You Shook Me All Night Long, Pour Some Sugar On Me, etc. Keep in mind that grandma and grandpa might want Frank Sinatra and Elvis. Other guests might like country. So, as an example, play country music during the cocktail hour and dinner. Limit this kind of music to a few country songs during the dancing portion of the night unless you have 30-40 people that really dig country.

Millennials make up a large portion of our client list. So, most of the music that is requested is dance, hip hop, pop, and 80’s and 90’s. If you fall into this category, start out with something to keep peers happy and then transition to music for the older folks.   It’s all about balance and providing a diverse mix at a wedding. Find an entertainer that is great at reading the crowd. Don’t make your playlist all about you. Keep in mind that there are 100+ other people in the room. Create an eclectic mix to keep everyone happy.

At Spinnin’ Productions, we sit down with our clients and get to really know them. We ask questions about their guests. We help our brides select their songs. We also provide an outline for a master song list and an actual bridal itinerary. If you are stumped and can’t think of what your guests might enjoy, create a song request on your RSVP card. Most importantly, please remember that a playlist is only a guide. Let your entertainer do his/her “thang.” Refrain from micromanaging, as hard as it might be to do so otherwise. You hired a professional. So, stand back, dance, and enjoy!”

Shaun Kelly
Spinnin’ Productions

 

So, there you have it. Check out Shaun at djshaunkelly.com.

Blessings,
Mogda