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Rehearsal Ceremony Tips
Of course, I have tips for all areas of your wedding, but I'll start with the Rehearsal Ceremony.  Not one the most difficult aspects to wedding planning but certainly one that can cause some headaches.
1. Make sure everyone knows what time it starts.  If it starts at 6pm, then it needs to be clear it STARTS at 6pm, not that people should just start arriving at 6pm.

2. Figure out who is in charge.  Does your pastor/rabbi/officiant want to run the ceremony or will your wedding planner be in charge of organizing the ceremony?  Or, do you have a ceremony coordinator on site?  If so, try to meet with him/her before the rehearsal so you will get a feeling for their style. 

3. Have directions to the rehearsal ceremony and then to the dinner after.  This way there is no confusion for the people that have come in from out of town. 

4. This may seem silly, but make sure everyone stays sober.  Depending on your religions and traditions there may be a lot for your bridal party to remember AND to listen to, the last thing you need is someone being tipsy then and missing our on their part the next day.

5. Try to explain what roles each person will have and whether you want them to practice at the rehearsal ceremony.  If your uncle is doing a reading, tell him if he should do the actual reading or if you just want him to stand up to acknowledge he is doing it.

6.  Have all the props that you need, there that evening.  You are going to be nervous and stressed and the last thing you want to do is just "wing it" without something there.  Make a list of items, have someone make sure they are all there, that way they will be there when you arrive the next day as well.

7. Make it clear to everyone that this rehearsal is a BIG deal and that they need to pay attention.  Be sure to explain to your family and friends WHO is running the ceremony so they know who to listen to and follow for direction.  Rehearsals have last two or three hours long because of "rowdy" bridal parties and too many people trying to give direction.

8.  Have opinions on what you want to see.  You will be at the end of your ability to make decisions at this point, but force yourself through one last night of details.  If you don't "care" or it doesn't matter anymore, someone else will be making the decision for you, and you may not be happy with the results.

9. Stay on schedule.  You will more than likely have some type of event scheduled after the rehearsal so keep track of time.  Your guests may have just come from work, or from driving a long way, and they too will want to head out for dinner sooner rather than later.  You'll have plenty of time to catch up with everyone at the rehearsal dinner, so keep on track with doing only what you came for, rehearsing. 

10. Relax.  This is the one part of your wedding day you get to "practice" and it doesn't get much better than that.  You actually get to run through this process one, maybe even two times so trust me, you will be ready by your wedding day.  You'll be too nervous/excited/anxious the next day to remember much anyhow, so just enjoy the night before your wedding day. 

Hope those tips help!  Keep on the lookout for more to come!

Happy Planning!
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Northeast Ohio Bridal Soiree
This will be a one of a kind event, for any bride who is planning her wedding and is still in search of a few vendors and more wedding information.  While, I will not personally be working at the Soiree, I know that you will rest in good hands with the amazing vendors who are.  Hope to see a few of my clients there!

OHIO BRIDAL SOIREE 

Tricia Dever from Always Eventful and Genevieve Nisly Photography are proud to announce the first ever Northeast Ohio Bridal Soiree! This is an opportunity for savvy brides to meet and talk with some of the areas top wedding professionals in a relaxed setting while being inspired by the lavish displays of local talent.
Come experience a one of a kind event at Brookside Country Club on Wednesday January 27th from 7 to 9pm. Limited tickets available at $15 for 2, since we know you won’t want to come alone.
The evening will begin with different wedding displays of local talent. Food and drinks are available while you mingle, relax and gather inspiration from the different flower arrangements, linens, cakes, lighting and music available. Discuss ideas with the weddings professionals who are also mingling or attend one of our four mini workshops.

Check out their site for more information-
http://ohiobridalsoiree.com/
New Wedding Magazine
As a few classic wedding magazines close down shop, a brand new magazine has opened its doors to the wedding industry!

making wedding planning a piece of cake 

I've handed an issue of this magazine out to 15 brides over the last month and the feedback has been exactly the same, "love it"!  I take an issue to a consultation appointment and hand it to them when we sit down, before we are half way through our meeting we are both checking out the magazine and pointing out ideas and colors for their reception.

The magazine is fun, fresh and "bride" focused.  They offer great ideas and tips and all of them in a (gasp) reasonable price range for any bride.  The best part of the magazine is that you aren't bombarded with 100's of ads, page after page.  This is a very clean layout that I think everyone will really enjoy.
Check it out, you will not be disappointed that you did!


You can look for it is your local stores & shops soon!!