You’re engaged! Congrats. We at Hunt Country Celebrations are more than excited for you and wish you the very best. In your euphoria, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Not to worry, that’s why we’ve written this article. Grab a coffee cup and get cozy because we’ve laid out the five things you need to do first after you get engaged.
Before jumping into the rigors of your wedding planning, take a moment to bask in the bliss of your engagement. It’ll only happen once in your relationship. And no, this is not the same as the engagement party, we mean a special time between you and your partner where you can savor your engagement before moving on to the next step.
Figure out an organizational system for your wedding planning next. You see, the more you go on in the planning process, the more ideas, checklists, side notes, and tips you’re going to encounter. You could end up mixing things up if you are not careful. Use your Google Drive, Evernote, a wedding binder, or a calendar app. The plan is to be able to keep track of all things wedding related.
Think of A Date Range
Based on the current situation of things, you might not know your exact wedding date for a while, but setting a general date range can be very helpful. You’ll be able to gear up with your wedding planning, and it will help give your plan some structure.
Set Your Budget
Have the money talk. You need to be sure that you and your partner are on the same page where your wedding spending is involved. Agree on your wedding size and then iron out where the finances are coming from. You should be able to come up with a ballpark range when you’re done.
Write Your Wedding Checklist
Based on the dates you’ve chosen above, is your timeline tight, or do you have lots of time? Piece together, a list that contains details and items necessary to you concerning your wedding. This will help you have a personalized and super focused guideline of what needs to be done and when.
Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we offer you all that you’ll need for the success of your wedding. We’re like your fairy godmother when it comes to your wedding in Northern Virginia. Give us a chance to make your wedding wishes come true. Contact us today!
DJ’s have come a long way from what they once were, haven’t they? They’re now
expert entertainers who change as often as trends do and make sweet music to
entertain any type of crown in any kind of event, and your wedding reception is
good DJ can really change the entire feel of an event. Hunt Country
Celebrations from Northern Virginia would know, because we’ve seen our fair
share of talented DJs over the years, and we never get tired of them!
love the way DJ’s add life and fire to a wedding, and we love the way they mix
and change things up to flow with the times. Trends are really important here,
and any good DJ knows that. With that being said, here are five of the latest
wedding DJ trends, so read them and tell us if DJs can’t add flair to your
Most couples prefer to have their wedding DJ play at the wedding reception. This DJ will play right from when the gusts arrive all the way to cocktail hour-and even during the last dance at the end of the evening.
this means the DJ must be experienced enough to know when to keep the volume
low and raise it back up when the guests are ready to slip on their dancing shoes.
That same experience means he should be able to play different styles of music
that will flow smoothly with each part of the event.
Another thing is, many wedding DJs perform the role of the Master of Ceremony together with their role in playing the music. They announce any speeches to be made; when it’s time to dance; the cutting of the cake; even when it’s dinner time.
is important that you always work with your DJ to choose suitable songs that
you will love to hear throughout your event. You can then leave the DJ to do
his/her job of building a beautiful playlist around the selected songs.
music is the in thing now. When Your music matches the beauty and theme of your
wedding, you need little else to make the big day a success. Most wedding DJs
prefer to play themed music for a solid hour once or twice during the event
than to play random, odd-themed tunes.
completes an event, true, but you’ll need a lot more than that to even make the
event possible, right? You’ll need Hunt Country Celebrations!
Planning to host a wedding in Northern Virginia? Great! We’ll tend to your catering, rentals, find a suitable location for you, and numerous other aspects of planning your wedding. Give us a call today and we’ll tell you what we can do for you!
So, you got engaged just before or during the lockdown, right? Well, congratulations! Yes, there may not be much cause for celebrations just yet but Hunt Country Celebrations advise that you take a while to bask in the glow of being engaged.
The problem now seems to be getting started on your wedding planning. Not to worry, with the following helpful tips from us, you’ll be planning your wedding efficiently and with less stress in no time at all.
The more organized you are about this, the less likely
it is that you’ll make mistakes. Start by searching for and talking to amazing
vendors like us about your wedding and then arrange your budget, guest list,
and registry. You can even create a framework for your wedding day timeline to
help you remember vendors and details that you might have left out.
Start Your Personalized Checklist
To do this, you have to decide on the time around
which you want your wedding to happen. With that time in mind, you can then
create a list of your to-dos and split them into a monthly and weekly basis.
Deadlines might be unrealistic and too early to meet at this period.
Set Aside Weekly Time to Plan
Please select a day or 2 out of the week and set it
aside for the planning of your wedding. It would be best if you also made plans
with your partner and delegate responsibilities. Delegating will help you know
what to do and eliminate confusion.
Details, Contracts, and Negotiations
Please read the fine print on all your vendor contracts before you sign them. Try to negotiate so that you get the best deals for the goods and services that you’ll use at your wedding. Make sure that your contract has everything spelled out correctly and avoid selling yourself short.
When it comes to your wedding in Northern Virginia, Hunt Country Celebrations has all that you need. From your location to your rentals, planning, and catering service. All of our members are tested and trusted and will go out of their way to ensure the success of your event. Contact us today!
Your wedding is one of the most special moments in your life, so naturally, you want to preserve it in a medium where you can relive it again and again. Recording everything is the best medium at your disposal.
Photographs are good, but
with videos, you’ll be able to capture more expressions and even the feel
atmosphere at your wedding. But Hunt Country Celebrations advise that you have
both photography and videography used to document of your wedding.
Now, although everyone
has a smartphone and endless mobile, video editing apps, you can’t rely on your
friends and family to capture your wedding the way professionals can. And if
you do insist they take photos for you, that will rob them of the opportunity
to take part in, and enjoy, your wedding too.
For more reasons why you
should get a professional to capture your wedding event, read the following
paragraphs that we’ve put together.
They Have the Right Equipment
You need the proper
equipment to do an excellent job of capturing your wedding. Your friend or
cousin with a smartphone will not have one. You can only get quality content at
your wedding if it is captured with the perfect set of equipment.
They’ll know the right angles, lighting, and editing skills to bring out the best in your wedding videos. This is because they have experience and can handle any situation and make the best out of it. If you want quality video content from your wedding, professionals are the way to go.
They’ll Have Brilliant and Creative
They’ll be able to come
up with a way to make the videos from your day look better and unforgettable.
You’ll be amazed at the variety of options that you have, and you can tell them
exactly which you want. Isn’t that more convenient?
You and Your Cousin Will Be Able to
Enjoy Your Day
Your wedding day is a big
day in your life. You can’t spend the whole day worrying whether cousin Mark
has been getting the right angles with his iPhone or not. You’ll already have
other things to worry about so why add to it? Hire a professional so you can
have fun and enjoy the moment with your family and friends.
Here at Hunt Country
Celebrations, we’ll gladly handle all your wedding services, starting from your
wedding venue to your wedding videography. We’re located in Northern Virginia
and would love it if you got in touch with us. Give us a call today.
Having a first look at
your wedding is one of the recent trends that has taken the wedding world by
storm. But should you have one at yours? Well, we explore the pros and cons of
having a first look at your wedding in the following paragraphs. So, if you’re
still trying to make up your mind, this might help.
Your wedding day will be a whirlwind of emotions, noise, and movement. A few, quiet minutes with your partner before it all starts is not such a bad idea. It can help keep you both grounded throughout the day’s events and activities.
The Emotional Boost
For people who grow
really nervous, spending time with the love of your life before you get started
on your day can ease all the worry and tension. And it’ll give you a moment to
connect with each other and catch your breath.
It’s always such a wonderful feeling the first time you see your wedding photos. Any couple will attest to this. That being said, since you’ve already taken gorgeous pictures at your first look, save time and take fewer pictures for the rest of the event. That’ll even save you time. There’s also the fact that in the winter, the early morning period is excellent for natural light pictures. First looks generally happen quite early in the morning.
A Ruined Moment
The moment the groom sees
the bride for the first time as she walkes down the aisle is supposed to be
something momentous. But first looks ruin it. If you’re big on having a
traditional wedding, you should probably skip having a first look.
You Might Have to Wake Up Earlier
A first look means you’ll
have to get ready much earlier that you might expect. If you’re not a morning
person, you should probably skip this one too.
There are lots of
pictures of first looks floating around. But not everyone will be able to express
their emotions in the same way or manner. Few things can be as disappointing as
your spouse-to-be not reacting the way you want in a particular situation. For
example, the bride is expecting the groom to have a more emotional response,
but his response is anything but
Take heed of this and
we’ll handle the rest. Hunt Country Celebrations in Northern Virginia will tend
to your wedding photography and host your events at some amazing locations.
Contact us today!
In this time of uncertainty, safety is tantamount to anything else. But staying safe doesn’t mean neglecting your wedding plans. So yes, by all means, keep working on your wedding until we’re finally able to celebrate events that mean everything to us. In light of that, here are 7 important wedding tasks that you can do from home while we wait for the pandemic to end.
Create Your Wedding Website
If you do not already have a website for your wedding,
get started on it right away! You can use it to keep in touch and share new
information with your wedding guests.
at Your Guest List Again
This is a great time to work on your guest list and
decide on who you’re inviting and who doesn’t get to come. Think about what
size you’d want your wedding to be. Big or small?
Read Your Wedding Contracts
You have all the time to do it now, so why not go ahead and double-check your wedding contracts? Many vendors have been very flexible in this period but please do not sign anything if you do not fully understand it.
Out Your New Save-The-Dates
If you had to move your wedding date to a later one, don’t forget to update your family and friends. Tell them about the new date to avoid confusion. You can do this by email, an announcement card, or even a small video.
Your Wedding Bands
Custom bands are cool and unique so now that you have the time, you can look into designing one for your wedding. Add personal touches to your wedding bands because on your wedding day, those bands will be things that add a little more of your character into your wedding.
A Wedding Countdown
With all the bad news pouring from pretty much every corner of the world, you and your loved ones deserve to have something exciting to look forward to. That thing is your wedding. Making a countdown is a perfect way to highlight this.
Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we offer you all you’d need for your wedding in one place. Venues, vendors, experts, and more. We’re located in Northern Virginia and would be honored to host you and your guests. For more inquiries, contact us today.