Lets get this party started!

So you know all the details of our ceremony now…lets get to the party!!

Here are some shots my sister took this weekend when we went to see the venue…this is the reception hall when you first walk in.  Pictures just don’t do it justice-it’s amazing!

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This is the dance floor area…and the two steps lead up to the tables for the wedding party…

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Ah, I just can’t get over how beautiful it is up there.  I didn’t want to leave-and I cannot wait until our wedding!

Our venue is run by one woman, Suzy.  She is a Godsend to brides-as she has thought of EVERYTHING and takes care of every detail.  Here is how our timeline is going to be: After the ceremony-our guests will walk to the reception hall while we go take a few pictures.  When they arrive in the hall, they will be served beer or wine.  There will also be a soup station serving Pumpkin Soup (which is out of this world delicious).  The music will be playing, and guests will use this time to get acclimated to the venue.  Once we arrive, we will do our first dance (TBA)-but we’re only doing a minute’s worth of the song.  Our slow song will break into a dance song and we will run out and grab guests to dance with us.  I can’t wait for this-because it’s going to be so much fun to get everyone on the dance floor-and I think it will set the mood for the rest of the evening: FUN!

I have told Suzy that I want to leave everything up to her as far as timeline for the reception.  I don’t want her to ask me if we’re ready for dinner to be served, or ready for the cake cutting.  This is one of the best pieces of advice I give to brides: TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS, and hire a wedding coordinator.  I have been to so many weddings where the bride tried to do everything herself, and it breaks my heart to see a bride stressed out on her wedding day because she is still coordinating and telling everyone what she wants.  You work so hard to plan a wedding-you shouldn’t have to work on the wedding day!  I’m so thankful we won’t have to worry about anything and we can just enjoy our day and our guests.

Have you girls been lucky enough to have a great coordinator to work with?  What are your thoughts on hiring (at least) a day-of-coordinator?

Up next…reception details: pashminas, flip flops, ring bowls…oh my!!