Planning for the big day is never an easy task. The preparation that comes before it can push couples to another level of stress. Some of them even look to wedding planners to assist them in every aspect of their wedding planning process. A number of these organizers provide various kinds of wedding packages containing items that you would be needing to have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
These packages can differ from one another; the differences would depend on many factors that would involve the organizing body’s decisions and the couple’s personal preference on what they want to feature on their wedding day.
However, it is important for couples to know the basic and essential things that should always be included in a wedding package.
Equipment is needed in weddings and receptions to set up their ambiance. Without them, the ideal setting cannot be created to complement your entire wedding program and ceremony.
Some of the basic equipment you can expect to be included in a wedding package are sound systems, a projector, lights, and the like. Usually, organizers can offer a plethora of equipment. However, keep in mind that you don’t have to use them all. You can simply select which ones you need and want to incorporate on your special day.
A Great Emcee
If a DJ is to a club, then an emcee is to a wedding. Like a talented DJ, a great emcee is one that knows how to properly gauge and cater to the mood of a crowd. The difference between the two is that a DJ usually has a crowd with a certain age range while an emcee has to deal with all ages in a wedding. The emcee that you choose to hire must be able to put all your friends and family in the celebratory mood despite their age. Only the most talented hosts can do this and you will want one for your wedding.
A talented emcee will be able to rile up your guests and get them excited when important segments in your reception take place, such as the grand entrance, first dance, toasts, cake-cutting, banquet toss, garter toss, to engage the audience in the celebration.
The perfect venue is so essential to a wedding that some couples even choose to base their themes around a location. Sometimes it even dictates the program, food, and entertainment; all aspects of your wedding and reception are affected by the location.
Take note that some places will only allow you to choose from a certain set of caterers and designers when you hold your wedding in their venue. This is to protect their branding. Multiple places have rules and limitations for this purpose. For this reason, choosing a good location should be one of your first steps in determining your wedding plans.
Once you have chosen your venue and you are ready to book it, make sure to ask the management regarding their wedding packages – because some places often include the option of working with an organizer.
This news is very convenient for any couple because they will have a list of suggestions based on the specifications for their wedding that they can give to the organizers. This list will be properly evaluated by the organizer and he/she can help the couple decide on a specific room in the venue depending on the size of the wedding, its theme, and budget.
Decorations and Favors
Ceremonies are made stunning through the decorations that are put up. They solidify the theme the couple chose and are riddled in the ceremony hall and reception areas. These decorations encompass everything from the color scheme, flowers on the aisles, to the centerpieces placed on the dining tables.
The reason why your decoration must follow the theme perfectly is that it is what will set the feel for the entire celebration. Psychologically, properly themed décor will set the celebratory mood for your guests, whether they are in the wedding ceremony or reception. Having mismatched decorations for both venues could turn them off.
Another option provided to the couple is guest favors. After all, couples want their guests to be included in the celebration as well as remember the joyous occasion that they all celebrated together.
Though often overlooked, the wedding car is one of the most important services you can avail of when choosing a wedding package. Since the car will be used to transport the couple to the wedding and reception, it is important that it caters well to their needs to ensure smooth transportation. For this reason, different wedding cars are offered in packages. This is so the couple may choose a car that is compatible with the theme and has the capacity to hold what and who they need to be with them.
Aside from what is already discussed, couples may also avail of transportation for their friends and family if desired.
Photography and Videography
One important wedding package inclusion, which you will appreciate in years to come, is having a photographer and a videographer. If you have an event organizer helping you plan your big day, clarify with them if these are included in the package. In case it isn’t, try talking to them so they can properly arrange these details for you.
Remember, documenting such a momentous occasion is significant, especially since it’ll be something you would want to relive years from now.
Essentially, this could be the best wedding gift you can give to yourself.
For those who don’t know, an SDE is a video that is edited, produced, and shown on the same day on which it was shot. It is a great way to truly capture the raw, intimate moments that happen before, during, and after the wedding ceremony. These are usually showcased during the reception. This would be a great addition to your celebration because, not only is it entertaining to see a cinematic version of the events that just transpired, but it also puts your guests in the celebratory mood when they see true love coming full circle in a beautifully done video.
This is also a great alternative to a full video edit, which could be more expensive and could take a long time to complete. With an SDE, you can immediately share it with all your friends after your special day.
If you choose to avail this special service, be sure to view a sample first from the videography team. Also, be wary as some directors can be pushy; you want a director that will give the right amount of direction and freedom.
When it comes down to it, the first decision you have to make is whether you will have a full band playing or whether you will hire a DJ to play the songs. Either way, the organizers should be in charge of booking the band or the DJ. Your job is to create the playlist that they will play on your special day.
When creating your playlist there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- The music has to showcase your individual personalities and your love for each other to show your guests exactly what all of you are celebrating.
- The pace of the music is a factor as well which depends on the part of the celebration in which the pieces of music will be used for.
- You can ask for the advice of your musicians or DJ about which songs are fitting.
You’ll be glad to know that many wedding organizers’ specialty is creating the bulk of your wedding package. Usually, this would include the food and drinks that the couple will be serving to their guests. It is completely up to you whether you want to serve it all on a buffet or as set-courses. Furthermore, you have the freedom to select every element of the meal (e.g. appetizers, main courses, and desserts). You will also be given the option to choose your drinks; both alcoholic and non-alcoholic ones.
All of these are the few guidelines that you need to keep in mind when selecting the type of wedding package you want to incorporate. Wedding packages make it extremely convenient for couples to plan their wedding, especially if they opt for an all-inclusive deal. Basically, this would provide them a one-stop shop for all their wedding needs.
Juan Carlo is more than just another wedding catering service; we can provide you a top-notch package and help you host a wedding you’re sure to remember. If you want a complete list of our services and offerings, visit this page for more information, or call us at: (02)929 – 3674/ (02) 416 – 5134.