When looking for suggestions, recommendations and referrals for wedding vendors or wedding ideas in general, consider asking your venue first. They are like a fly on the wall at weddings and get an objective view of what works and what doesn’t.
Tonya Brown and Alyson Brian of The Citizen Hotel have seen just about everything when it comes to weddings and have their top tips to offer our readers.
Keep it Professional
Making your budget work is always a struggle, but according to Tonya Brown with The Citizen, the old adage: “You get what you pay for,” could not be truer when it comes to weddings. You may have a friend who has offered their novice photography skills or a sibling looking to practice his/her DJ skills, and while their intentions are great and their prices are even better, Brown says it’s imperative to hire professional vendors who have the experience and resources to perform at a professional level. This is your wedding, and you deserve to have it be perfect in every way.
Tonya Brown has seen too many brides stressing on their big day. The common denominator is not having a day-of coordinator. Brown highly recommends hiring a day-of coordinator to handle all of the details, keep the day organized and take on the stress of the day, so you can enjoy it.
Having a wedding theme can certainly aid in making cohesive decisions, but be careful not to overdo it. Alyson Brian of The Citizen has seen all types of themes, but she says taking a less-is-more approach is essential to executing any theme. All too often themes can overshadow the true meaning of the day and can be overwhelming to your guests.
Selecting your venue should almost always be one of your first planning decisions. From there, be sure to ask for their list of referrals to build your wedding dream team.
For more tips and advice, log on to The Citizen Hotel at thecitizenhotel.com, or call 916-447-2700, or visit 926 J Street in Sacramento.
Tune into the Real Weddings Blog for more awesome tips and tricks !
Photos courtesy of and copyright Studio THP.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia.
Subscribe to the Real Weddings Magazine Blog! Click here: