Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rehearsals on the Fly and Paying Your Vendors in Full? (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

My weekly advice column on The Broke-Ass Bride is up:


Not at your venue? Still possible. (Photo by Front Room Photography)
Dear Liz,
Here is my quandary…my fiance and I are getting married in September and our venue is so booked solid that we can’t get rehearsal time in the space the week before. Even though the wedding is in the city where we live (Chicago), nearly all of our families are traveling for it, including most of our wedding party, so we can’t ask them to come in earlier just to do a run-through. We wanted to have a dinner for the wedding party to thank them and touch base with them anyway, so we will actually be getting them all together at a restaurant the day before, so I was wondering if there was some way we could try to do one, or parts at least–there. I’ve heard of this being managed, but I can’t really picture how it would work. I know some people don’t do rehearsal dinners at all, but I really want to be able to have a run-through with everyone—I’m not a control freak (the bridesmaids picked their own dresses and shoes, etc., and we’ve been really flexible with each others’ families and their wishes) but it’s been freaking me out a little not to have this part settled, and to think of everyone going into the ceremony cold. Any suggestions?
Signed,
Practice Makes Perfect

Find out what I told her, and why vendors ask for payment in full, by clicking here. 

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com
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