Diana Andonian ~ Wedding and Event Planner
Weddings by Diana
As a long time Santa Barbara wedding planner, my number one tip for planning a wedding would be to plan the day carefully and create a time line to share with all vendors. A couple of planning problems seems to occur quite frequently and should be avoided. Most brides get their hair and make up done and members of the bridal party and family also do the same, often adding their requests at the last minute. The stylists end up doing the bride last and this makes her late. It is extremely important that the bride is ready early and on time. Another problem occurs when the photos take longer than anticipated after the ceremony. The timing of many of the wedding day events can be flexible but the time of the meal is not easily altered. Serving a large quantity of food at the same time is difficult and to keep 100-200 meals on hold due to delays is problematic. Plan your wedding day carefully with all your vendors to avoid these pitfalls.