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Rain on Your Wedding Day? Here’s What to Do

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Rainy days cannot always be predicted – and much less months ahead of an event. Therefore, regardless of the wedding season you have chosen, there will always be a chance that rain will pour on your Big Day.

Does that mean you have to sit back and let rain wash over your wedding?

On the contrary – you should actually make the most out of this situation. We have some tips to help you – so read on to find out more.

  • Prepare yourself. If your wedding day is approaching and rain starts to take contour in the forecast, make sure to prepare yourself with all the necessary “tools” that will make a rainy wedding a lot A nice-looking jacket and a pair of Wellies, a pretty umbrella – these are golden accessories to have on you once if you are looking ahead at a less-than-sunny wedding day.
  • Yes, you can (and should!) take photos. Photos are one of the main concerns brides and grooms have when rain is forecast for their Big Day. However, you shouldn’t worry about this. On the contrary, actually, you should actually take this opportunity and shoot some really dramatic pictures – they will look so pretty!
  • Take care of your guests too. Make your guests feel excellent, even if it’s raining outside. To begin with, be sure to have an indoor location available at hand if your first option was an outdoor wedding (or at least be sure you can put up a tent to protect everyone from the rain). Mulled wine, hot chocolate, nice music and good food – yes, they will totally make people forget about the rain outside!

 

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Daytime Wedding? Here Are Some Tips for You!

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Planning a wedding can be quite the confusing process, especially when you want to step out just a bit out of what’s usually done in the New Orleans area. However, that shouldn’t put you off, and even more so when you really want to have a unique, personalized wedding day.

For instance, if you have your heart set on a daytime wedding, you have a million reasons to love the idea. From the fact that you save money to the fact that you add a serious ingredient of originality to the mix, a daytime wedding can be absolutely perfect.

How do you plan it, though? Here are some tips to help you with this:

  • Keep in mind that a daytime wedding means you will most likely have to wake up earlier than otherwise. To make sure you have time to wake up and relax a bit before getting ready, remember to set your alarm clock accordingly.
  • If the reason for your daytime wedding is a cost saving one, then start your ceremony after lunch so your guests will have already had a little something to eat, and by the time 2 pm ticks in, your guests should be arriving at your reception for drinks and lite nibbles. You can make your grand exit at 4:45 pm, or, if you want the wedding to be a bit longer and entertain your guests a bit more, you can push this towards 6 pm.
  • Aside from the schedule, most of the other wedding elements will be essentially the same. You can keep the wedding as formal or as casual as you want (although “black tie” at night is quite different from “formal” during the day). The food should be light and seasonal. You can serve drinks. And, of course, you can dance as well!

 

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What Is The Hardest Part about Wedding Planning?

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People keep saying wedding planning is one of the most difficult and stressful times in one’s life – but what is it that makes brides and grooms feel so anxious, in the end? What are the hardest parts about wedding planning?

We have some tips for you – so read on and be prepared for what lies ahead of you as the bride and groom-to-be.

  • Planning a long-distance wedding IS more difficult than planning an event at home. Just think of the logistics involved in this, the number of phone calls and emails, the uncertainty of not knowing exactly who your vendors are… In the end, though, it will be all worth it – but do make sure you are patient, organized and stick to your plan!
  • Speaking of organization, it can be difficult to stay on point even when planning a wedding that’s closer to home. There are a number of factors that influence this: the almost crazy amount of inspiration you can collect from various sources, the lack of experience in planning large events, and even the fact that you sometimes have to rely on other people to “make things happen”. Stay calm, keep your list of to do’s close and don’t panic when things don’t go exactly as planned!
  • Last, but definitely not least, keeping the parents happy may prove to be more difficult than you might have thought. From the fact that they might want to invite more people than you want to the fact that they might want to have a say in terms of menu, colors, wedding theme and even wedding attires, there’s a myriad of issues you will have to tackle with a lot of diplomacy.

 

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Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

 

Wedding Planning Tips Nobody Told You About

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Most certainly, weddings are very stressful and very complicated – from the moment you say “Yes” during the proposal, to the moment you bid your last farewell on the Big Day, you are bound to experience a true rollercoaster of emotions.

What are some of the wedding planning tips nobody has ever told you before – and why are they important? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • If things go too crazy, just take a break and be you (not you-the-bride-version). Grab a drink and sit down with an old friend. Talk about anything but the wedding itself. It will feel like a real break to simply chit-chat with someone you genuinely like!
  • You may have a list of things to pack when you start your wedding day – but do you have something for the end of it as well? If you plan on staying at the hotel, or if you want to travel directly to your honeymoon location, you might have to pack a bigger luggage at least a couple of days before the wedding and send it to arrive ahead of you.
  • It is perfectly fine to assign someone to “save” you from situations that are too energy-consuming for you – such as discussing with people you don’t know that well, or having everyone come over to hug you (which, yes, can be really amazing – but when the same happens with 200 guests, it can truly drain you too).

Looking for a wedding planner who will make sure your Big Day is perfect from A to Z? If you want to have your wedding in New Orleans, Food Art Inc. can help you out! Aside from our well-known catering services, we can also help you plan the most fantastic wedding your guests have ever been to – so contact us today and learn more about our services!

 

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Top tips to planning a large wedding

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Wedding planning can be a great source of stress when you don’t know how to actually organize all of the details. So, what happens if you want to plan a large wedding? What are the absolute essentials to keep in mind before you do anything? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Find the right venue. This is absolutely crucial! Of course, your venue should be pretty and it should go well with your idea of a dream wedding. But most importantly, it should accommodate each and every guest invited. Please note that you shouldn’t book a smaller venue thinking some guests won’t show up or even send their RSVPs – you really need to account for every single invitation you’ve sent out.
  • Provide them with good entertainment. There’s nothing worse than a huge room filled with a lot of bored out people. Make sure your guests have their dances, their food, their drinks, their games, their photos, and everything else you may have in mind for their entertainment.
  • Avoid DIY bars. Yes, they are very trendy and they are quite fun – but not when there are tens and even hundreds of hungry people storming through the DIY bar. You really don’t want to have to deal with the mess that would ensue, right?
  • Want to save some money? Drop the wedding favors. None of your guests actually care about these – as long as they have fun at the wedding, they will be more than happy without the customized cookies, fridge magnets, or mason jars.

Looking for a dedicated, talented and experienced wedding planner in New Orleans? Come visit Food Art Inc. and we promise to make your big day feel absolutely perfect, from all points of view!

 

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Avoid these mistakes when planning your wedding

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When it comes to wedding planning, nobody knows how to pull it off perfectly from the very beginning. What you can do is to stay informed and learn from the pro’s (and from other previous brides).

For example, do you know the most common mistakes to avoid when planning your wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more:

  • Not hiring a makeup artist. Of course, you know how to do your makeup on a daily basis, and even for special occasions. But believe us when we tell you that you will be so jittery and nervous on the morning of your wedding that you won’t be able to actually do your makeup, no matter how much experience you may have.
  • Buying the dress online. We all know those websites in China – but what many people don’t know is that those orders rarely turn out as planned. If you want to avoid a complete wedding dress disaster when your Big Day’s knocking on the door, go to a salon and actually try on the gowns you are considering.
  • Buying the accessories first, before you actually buy the wedding dress. Although it may seem tempting to jump to all those superb accessories first, the truth is that knowing what dress you’ll wear is very important when choosing the jewelry and the other accessories.
  • Ordering too many invitations. Try not to order more invitations than you need – it is costly, and, overall, it is a complete waste of paper.

Food Art Inc. can help you plan the most beautiful wedding ever – so if you are searching for someone in the New Orleans, come visit us and let’s have a talk. With us on your side, your wedding day will be truly and utterly unforgettable!

 

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Don’t have regrets on your wedding day

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Nothing should shadow your wedding day. This is a magical event in your life and you deserve to be the happiest person on Earth. Yet, how do you make sure you don’t have any kind of regrets on your wedding day?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Book very good day-of wedding professionals. You will definitely regret not paying a bit more for a decent photographer or for a DJ who actually understands how wedding “crowds” function. Put in the extra-work, run your research, and choose vendors who are really amazing at what they do.
  • Not eating before the actual wedding. Trust us, this is going to be a crazy day, so you should absolutely have something to eat before you start getting ready. You need the energy – and eating during the wedding may not be as easy as you think…
  • Not prioritizing comfort. Yes, stiletto heels look gorgeous, and oversized wedding dresses do look amazingly “fairytale-like”. But do you really want to spend the most amazing day of your life feeling utterly uncomfortable? Probably not…
  • Not spending some time alone with your loved one. We’ll say it as it is: on your wedding day, all the spotlights will be on you and your partner. And while this is definitely energizing, it can also be quite tiresome – so make sure to take a brief break with your SO and “run” away from the all the eyes, even if just for 10 minutes.

Looking for a wedding planner or catering provider in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. right now and allow us to help you plan the most stunning and unforgettable wedding your guests have ever been to. Hire us and we promise not to disappoint you in any way!

 

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