Saturday, September 12, 2015

30 Days Out: Nicole and John at Heritage Square Museum 10/10/15 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

Confirmed their cake yesterday with Hansens.
Just like this, except with the green flowers
and white frosting.
I start constructing day-of timelines one month out, which was Thursday, 9/10. The museum also requires one then, too, and a list of vendors.
I always get a little itchy about giving any kind of timeline to the venue this early, for a few reasons. One, it's so basic at this point - wedding starts at this time! Rentals get dropped off at this time - that it doesn't reflect what actually is going to happen. So, on my end, it's managing expectations, "This is going to change, this is going to change, hey, watch out for changes!"
And it already has. I sent the timeline to Nicole, too, and talked to her this morning.

I'd asked if hair and makeup is taking place at her house or at Heritage, and it's going to be at her house, which is going to make it an early day for her - 3-4 hours of styling for 6 people, an hour of grabbing everything and getting in the car (Trust me, give yourself that time) and travel time over to the museum.  And, no First look, so John has to keep away from her until the ceremony. Good for him, because he doesn't have to show up until 2-ish. And she doesn't want to do the first dance until after dinner, as opposed to right as she and John enter the reception. The latter is a good way to free up some time for the rest of the night, especially for an event you have less than 8 hours for. But, they want it later, and we can make that work, too.

What other issues have come up...Invitation time says 3pm for the ceremony, but there's some confusion as to whether we actually need to start at 3:30pm. I hope not, but we'll cover why next time. I've already talked to their caterer about his team's arrival time, I'm set to talk to the photographer tomorrow, and the hair stylist on Monday. The rentals are a little complicated because we have to bring EVERYTHING in, and guest numbers keep changing, but we're getting there.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

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