ABSOLUTE MUSIC Wedding Planning
If you were to draw a Venn diagram of wedding planning that cataloged the parts you thought were going to be fun versus the parts that are actually fun, I think you’d basically end up with an empty Venn diagram, save for some cake and dancing somewhere in the overlap. And listen… if you were to be making that same Venn diagram for your 2020 wedding in the midst of COVID-19, I think it might just light on fire. We can't make the wedding planning process simple and easy but we can provide you with quality links to frequently referenced upgrades, music lists and charts, and local venues.
Hang in there and don't forget to have fun!
ABSOLUTE MUSIC Upgrades
One of the biggest mistakes you can make while wedding planning is blowing your budget on a detail that you end up regretting when no one notices it. Absolute Music knows that couples want their day to be memorable not for only themselves but their friends and family as well. Our upgrades such as Photo Booths, Super Yard Games, Ceremony Sound, Uplighting, and Karaoke can do a lot to make your wedding stand out. It’s important to analyze each offer and determine how much they will contribute to your celebration. We understand that it can be difficult to know what add-ons will actually make an impact on the big day, which is why we provide only the upgrades that we have been asked for, and that makes sense for your big day.
ABSOLUTE MUSIC Music Charts and Lists
Planning your music can be one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding. It can also be one of the most daunting for couples who have never given their wedding music a second thought. Planning your wedding music is much more than simply telling the DJ your favorite songs. The best wedding ceremony and reception music will set the tone for the moment, reflect you and your future spouse's taste, and eventually get everyone up and dancing. Music can add an air of sophistication or amp up the energy, so choosing the right music for those special dance moments is key to a flawless event.
From the ceremony processional to the first dance, figuring out the right songs for weddings can definitely be a challenge. If you're not sure where to start, here's a rundown of the best wedding songs and wedding ceremony music to last through to the final dance.
ABSOLUTE MUSIC Favorite Local Venues
When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, people typically tell you to consider the basics, such as how much and how many people the venue can hold. But choosing a good wedding venue can really make or break your planning experience. The venue sets the tone for your entire wedding and should be a place that leaves you feeling totally confident about your big day. Everything and everyone come together and centers around the wedding venue, so keep these things in mind when choosing yours:
Ask your vendors first. You'd be surprised how often we interact with venues and can tell you who is cool, calm, and collected and who is scattered and stressed.
Think in terms of ease & practicality for your guests and for you.
Get clear on your vision before the wedding venue visits. Visit Pinterest and other sites to create a vision for your decorations, flowers, and everything else in between. Providing visuals for your vendors is a key to success.
Check reviews on the venues you are considering. Visit multiple sites to get a good understanding of the positives and negatives of each place.
Keep your eyes open for red flags during the initial visit. During your initial visit you should be asking tough and specific questions, and if you don't feel like you are in the honeymoon phase of it all, then get out.
Check the venue's vendor policies. One of the worst things is to fall in love with a wedding venue, who only allows you to work with a small list of approved vendors. Do not assume that because the wedding venue is great their list of vendors is great. This can be a total headache if this list is out of date or not your style. Sometimes venues will charge you an additional fee if you stray from the list, some wedding venues won't let you stray from the list at all.
Lastly, don't forget your standard questions for a wedding venue: availability (if you have a specific date or time of year); rates, capacity, restrictions, transportation/parking, caterer (in-house or outside – if outside what is the re-heating situation like), hidden fees/extras (security, additional hours, set up and breakdown fees, music has to stop at a certain time, etc).