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No matter how hard you try, some unexpected disasters make their way into your wedding receptions. But, don’t worry! There is always a solution to a problem. The answer might not be apparent, but if you think with a sound mind without going crazy, you can solve the problem in a short time without any trouble.

Here are some disasters that can happen.

  1. Rain Disaster

Rain is a blessing from God. But, it doesn’t look like a blessing when you are in the middle of your wedding ceremony in an open area, and it starts raining. This is something we all who want an outdoor wedding, fear from. What to do then? The simple solution always has some backup. Buy some tents that can easily be set up in the least amount of time. If you wanted to have a photo shoot and it starts raining than tell your bridesmaid or a friend to quickly run out and buy some umbrellas for you and the others. Be a daredevil and step out with your umbrella. Believe you me, sometimes photos taken in the rain are much more attractive than the normal ones.

  1. Flowers weltering during the event

There is honestly no solution for flower weltering in the middle of your wedding event. The best you could do is asking your wedding planner to arrange flowers that can withstand a long event without getting dull. The best options are dahlias, sunflowers, and gerbera daisies. Any flower with a sturdy stem will work. There are other ways to keep the flowers fresh for a longer time. Take preventive steps like keeping the flowers away from the heater. That is all you can do. If the flowers still welt than your florist is up for a very serious talk.

  1. Bugs

Bugs are some unfriendly creature that you do not want to see in your wedding. But, these buzzing insects sometimes get into the venue. This issue is mostly faced in open places or unconventional venues. You can spray environmental-friendly spray. It will not harm the environment, and your guests will not be disturbed as well. Another good option is some bug-repellent wipes. You can place them on different tables in the reception. The guests will truly appreciate this kind gesture from you. This problem can be prevented if you do a thorough check of this place.

  1. Mispronouncing the wrong name

What if the band or DJ mispronounces the last name of the couple? It is a cringe-worthy moment. Have a detailed meeting with the band member before the wedding to prevent such an incident from occurring. These are the small details that often left out. Do your best to inform your wedding band or DJ about it. You can send your bridesmaid or friend to go and politely them how to correctly pronounce the name. During the meeting, you can write them out your first and last name and tell them how to pronounce them the right way.

  1. Wardrobe malfunction

All brides fear this moment. This is why having a bride emergency kit is necessary. I have given a detailed post about it in my last blog post. Normally the emergency kit has sewing material, and you can stitch it in time. If the problem is much more complicated like the gown zip broke or a button from the grooms dress fell off, have a professional seamstress with you throughout the event. It will cost you some extra cash, but it will save you from a bigger tragedy. If your budget doesn’t allow you, find a person in your family who will be able to help you out in the hour of need.

Weddings originated thousands of years ago. With each passing century, people added something of their own. These small acts go a long way. Many people even believe in these things to an extent where leaving it will sound a crazy idea. Here are some common myths about the wedding. Some are very deep and serious while the others are rather funny. Well, here you go. Enjoy!

  1. Get something old, something new, something borrowed and lastly, something blue

It is a tradition dated back to the Victorian age. Many people around the world follow this tradition wholeheartedly. Something old refers to the couple’s desire to last their bond for eternity. Something new means the formation of their unique relationship as husband and wife. Something borrowed means family and friends and something blue means fidelity.

  1. Rain on the wedding day

Nowadays, we all have a backup plan in case it starts raining on your wedding day. But in the past, there was no system like this. People had no means of predicting the weather. So if it starts raining on your wedding day, it means the cleansing of both souls, and it also symbolizes fertility.

  1. Break a glass

Why would anyone want to break a glass on their wedding day and increase the bill? This is a tradition that first started in Italy. The couple breaks a glass or vase. The number of pieces the glass will shatter into will be the happy years of marriage they will have.

  1. Not seeing each other before the big day

Back in the day, the couple was not allowed to see each other. People believed that if they meet each other before marriage, it will give them a chance to change their mind. In the modern age, the couple doesn’t see each other because of bad luck and also to create some excitement and anticipations.

  1. Wedding DJ talks too much

A DJ is known to spice an event. A club DJ talks a lot to bring energy and excitement in people. Many people think that a DJ will do the same thing at the wedding. The wedding is a formal event, and no one likes a talkative DJ. Time has changed and there are several experience wedding DJs out there who know when to talk and how to keep the guests engaged.

  1. Either choose a DJ or a band

It is a very misguided fact. You have to either choose a DJ or a band to play on your wedding day. Both have their pros and cons. If you hire a professional, both will do a great job. You can even have them both if your time and budget allows.

  1. Don’t pick the first thing while shopping for your wedding

My opinion to you is to follow your feelings. There are thousands of wedding dresses. Hundreds of venues and many DJs to choose from. If your gut tells you to go for it than have it. You should do your research and all other necessary things. But if you like something at first glance, it is OK to buy it.

  1. Bridesmaid history

Nowadays, bridesmaid wears tacky dresses to make sure the brides shine. But they have a different origin. In the past, Bridesmaids wore similar dresses like the bride. It was done to confuse the bride’s ex and to ward off evil spirits.

  1. People don’t come to destinations wedding

This is just another misconception. Once I had a client whose wedding was is in Bora Bora. Guests from all around the world arrived. Who wants to miss the opportunity of visiting such a beautiful place? In short, people do make an effort to come to your wedding.

  1. Wedding planners are expensive

No! Wedding planners are not costly. They are experts who will arrange your wedding event most affordable and beautifully possible. It is OK to spend some money on getting a wedding planner because they are beneficial in the long run.

Located in St. Louis, the Four Seas Banquet Facility is a delightful place to have an idyllic wedding. This beautiful facility features a 14 foot ceiling with black accented white drapes stretching from the exquisite terrazzo floor to the ceiling accentuated with soft, beautiful up lights.  This facility can seat up to 330 persons in a dinner setting. It also includes a large stage that can accommodate a 12-piece band or DJ, risers for head table with white linen skirting, along with skirted card and cake tables, white linen table cloths with cushioned banquet chairs and white linen chair covers.

We got someone from Four Seas Banquet Facility to throw insight on some questions that were asked.

• What common mistakes do you see couples making?
The most common mistake I see couples making is not having a solid guest list before starting the whole process. The guest count will drive the budget, it always does. Along with that, is unrealistic expectations of what things actually cost. I am asked this regularly, “I have 300 people and want a meal and open bar with a $2500 budget can you make that happen?” Yikes! you can’t feed that many people from McDonald’s for that budget let alone with a full bar and a two entree meal.

• What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Manners. I see far to many clients that have lost all touch with basic manners. No call, no show for appointments. Demanding services. Not reading the contract and then mad because we won’t do something that is in the contract that they signed…… I had a set of clients that were pediatric oncologists, it completely poured on their outdoor wedding. They got married in the rain. I was upset, the staff was upset and you know what they said… They said “It’s completely fine, because today we didn’t have to tell anyone that their child was going to die”. PERSPECTIVE. It’s just one day, and things are going to go wrong and it won’t be the end of the world. I tell all of my clients this story on the day before their wedding, and remind them to take a deep breath and keep perspective.

• What your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Guest Count. Get your list together before doing anything else.

• What don’t couples know about wedding venues that they need to know?
We are people too. Human’s make mistakes, but how they are addressed is what sets us all apart. If you read the same complaint or compliment over and over again, pay attention to that.

• What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
I don’t actually run into this all that often. Most people have done their homework and have a full list of questions for me.

• What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
We work with all walks of life, so nothing shocks me or stands out any longer. However, if the Bride, Groom or crowd treats the staff terribly, that does stand out. You can usually tell everything you need to know about someone by how the treat the staff.

• What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
When the client has appreciation for the work, real vision and taste that is usually what I remember. Along with that, if they are terrible to me or the staff, I usually remember them too.

If you are interested in having your wedding in this venue, and you want to make further inquiries, then feel free to send a message to their email or give them a call.

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So you’re done with the venue selection and catering, it’s time for the really exciting stuff; finding the perfect outfit for your wedding. Personally I think it’s funny how brides tend to fantasize about that moment when they finally find “the dress” the birds singing, angels weeping, etc. wake up! Its time to snap out of it and accept the reality that finding the right outfit for your wedding can get really stressful and overwhelming without adequate guidance. After much consultation we have garnered a few tips to ease your “quest for the dress”.

  • Start early

When it comes to “the dress”, you should start the search early and if possible place the order 8-9 months in advance. Apart from the fact that wedding dresses take quite a while to be delivered, ordering your dress in advance also gives you the ability to make necessary adjustments to your dress. It can be really frustrating to find that the dress you ordered a month ago doesn’t fit properly anymore. 

It’s okay to order your dress in advance, as long as you keep the roaches away from them.

  • Keep an open mind

So you found a gown that you really love on Instagram, or a boutique. Even though it’s advisable to go for what you want, you shouldn’t close your eyes to other opportunities that lie in front of you. What if the pictures lied after all and the gown doesn’t fit perfectly? 

Experts advise that you check for lots of alternatives select your favorites (at least 3) and put them on a Pinterest board before you take your pick. By doing this, you’ll begin to notice some similarities between these dresses and may start to envision the dress that’s really perfect for you. 

Another thing you should take note of is the fact that bringing lots of people to your dress hunt may cause more harm than good if you eventually decide to bring some friends along they should give constructive criticism. It’s quite difficult to make a choice when the opinions get too numerous. You shouldn’t return a dress just because your fiancé’s aunt doesn’t favor polyester – it’s your wedding, not hers. 

  • Comfort is key

After spending so much time standing in front of the mirror, and walking all around wearing that gown, most brides forget one very important detail “sitting”. Your wedding dress shouldn’t cause you any inconveniences on the day. You should try walking, sitting, bending, dancing and if possible running in your wedding gown before placing an order. To most brides, it may seem like choosing between trend and comfort but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. 

Just bear in mind the fact that being comfortable is one of the qualities your dream dress should possess.

  • photos tell it all

It’s funny how we overestimate our memories most of the time. If you’ve ever been on a dress search you would be conversant with the phrase “I wonder what I liked about this dress”. A simple photograph can come in really handy when evaluating dresses. While trying on the dresses, you should have a friend or relative take detailed pictures (from all angles) that would later serve as reminders when it’s time to make your decision.

Photographs also act as fortunetellers in that they give you a glimpse of how your wedding photos will look.

  • Study a little

With a little hindsight every bride is a genius. You should indulge yourself in a little study of how silhouette and figures go prior to going shopping. This helps to keep you more enlightened and makes it easier to find those dresses that best suit your figure hence making it easier to find the “dream-dress”. Also, having this knowledge gives you more time to decide on the secondary criteria like neckline, sleeves, beads, etc.

To avoid the tragedy of “your gown” being sold to someone else, you should make monetary provisions for the gown. A realistic budget is necessary when it comes to purchasing your wedding gown. You have to make room for alterations, shipping and the tax factor when shopping for your bridal gown. 

Here are a few tips to consider if you intend to cut the cost of your wedding outfit:

  • Attend lots of bridal runway shows as designers usually give price discounts during their fashion shows.
  • Do due diligence in conducting research so as to ascertain the market price
  • Make alterations on your dress: You can make your gown more stylish by adding a little touch here-and-there.
  • You should make down payments as some boutiques offer pay-up-front discounts.

You should consider cash-at-hand before you go shopping. It’s really important.

  • Consider scheduling your appointment on a weekday              

 A boutique is much like a highway. The amount of traffic you encounter varies with the day of the week. With this in mind, you should make conscious effort to visit the shop or boutique on days when there’s less traffic (such as a weekday) as this gives you more time to shop as well as more attention from the salespersons. 

  • Your wedding style

“It is said that the wedding revolves around the dress. You should bear this in mind when selecting your wedding dress. If you’ve already made up your mind on the type of wedding you intend to have your prospective wedding dresses should be in sync with this style. However, if you haven’t decided you should have a nice chat with your spouse-to-be to agree about a preferred wedding type. You shouldn’t buy a dress that depicts Halloween when you’re having a Christmas wedding. 

  • Contract signing

So you’ve found the right dress. Don’t be in such a rush to sign the papers that you fail to go through them. Some vendors are specific on details like date of delivery, terms of purchase, etc. This is why you should take your time to carefully go through the contract presented to you by your vendor.

Experts advise that you give the contract a cursory gaze before signing so as to stop you from making avoidable mistakes.

No one knows your body better than you. In selecting a dress you should pick the one that best highlights those qualities that make you beautiful. Even though it’s necessary to take expert advice before picking your dress, you should be the one to pick the dress that feels right for you in the end.

Weddings aren’t cheap and catering services usually make up to 70% of a wedding budget, any wedding planner should be careful when it comes to this aspect. What you want to look out for is the best quality at minimal cost. Here are some tips to help you achieve this.

Find the right man for the job

Finding the perfect caterer for your wedding can be quite a daunting task. You should interview different vendors before making up your mind. In doing this, you shouldn’t restrict your choices to conventional catering services; try to explore all options including food trucks, cafes and restaurants. You’ll be amazed at the discrepancies that exist in prices for similar services.

In hiring a cost-effective caterer you should look for the form and not the package. For example, you should not be cajoled to employ the services of a caterer because he had a remarkable product description (you’re not employing his writing skills).Here are some questions you should ask prospects:

  • How long have you been handling weddings?
  • Have you ever worked at my location?
  • Will you be responsible for a banquet manager to coordinate the meal-service or an all-time event manager to run the entire event?
  • Will you assist other aspects of the event?
  • What type of food do you make use (organic or inorganic)?
  • What food choices do you recommend for my wedding style, budget and guest population?
  • What do you charge for children’s meal?
  • Do you charge per person or per consumption?
  • How will the servers be dressed?
  • What’s your clean-up policy?
  • What’s your refund policy?
  • May I see a list of recent reviews?

You need to be clear on all this issues before you make your choice. The catering service you employ should be in sync with your budget and other aspects of the events. 

Go simple

Giving your guests the memorable ceremony you desire does not depend solely on giving them much food. It’s advisable to give your guests something to nibble on (perhaps a cheese square, a fruit or some crackers) before dinner as some of them may be hungry. 

Provide your own appetizers

You can save up to 50% of catering costs by making your own provisions for appetizers. This doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems all it takes is finding the right recipe and adequate guidance perhaps from a friend or relative and you can have a decent appetizer. 

Optimize staff contributions

Before you choose a particular vendor you should take a closer look at their waiting cost, look for ways to reduce the number of staff to the least possible. What you really need is a few dedicated waiters not some stand-by servers. You could also use a family-style dinner as this saves more money. Besides your guests care more about what they eat than how it is presented to them. Thinking small is the new big.

Cut the cost per guest

If your caterer uses the per person system you should make effort to reduce the food and alcohol consumed by each person. There’s no need to not invite your friends and family just because of the cost. A simple way to achieve this is by making use of cupcakes instead of the traditional cake tins. 

Venue terms

Some facilities are very stringent on their policy on catering. You should look for a venue which allows external catering services so as to give you more options.

Style of service

There are those who think a buffet dinner is cheaper a formal plated meal. Personally, I think it depends on the management: as a buffet can prove to be expensive and clumsy when lines become long and guests don’t handle the plates and glass wares without adequate care.

A family-style dinner is more cost effective as the cost of waiting staff is reduced while orderliness is maintained. However, you need to identify your preferred style and try to make it work for you. For example, if you love a self-service meal you should employ dedicated staff to maintain law and order.

Take care of frivolities

If you give the invoice handed to you a cursory gaze. You’ll find that tablecloths and china have taken up large chunks of cash. You can reduce the cost of your wedding by providing these items yourself.

Limit your selections of alcohol

Alcohol can prove to be quite expensive especially when you’re on a tight budget. You should do your possible best to limit the alcohol consumed at your event. You may serve only wine and beer so as give your guests alternatives.

Serve Soft drinks

Fruit drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages can prove to be really economical as they fun and inexpensive. If served properly, they can make your guests forget all about alcohol.

Request for custom-made bar

If your caterer offers bar services, you should request for custom-made menu. This way you can cut cost by choosing your own favourite drinks. After all, it’s your wedding.

So there you have it, a few tips on how to make cost-effective choices for your wedding catering. However, you should note that when it comes to wedding catering, there are no hard and fast rules. 

In creating the right experience for your guests, what you should know is that it’s not how much money you spend, it depends more on the way you present the event.

1. We provide professional and exceptional performances. Every time. We have more than 100 years of combined DJ experience. We love helping happy couples and clients create truly unforgettable fun events. We have amazing references and a lot of our business comes from referrals and repeat customers.

2. It’s important to work with experienced event planners. Your wedding or event needs the most attention to detail that a planner can give. We are easily accessible via phone or email to help you plan your event, and the benefits and value of our service is unmatched. Everything is first class, from the planning to the performance. You’ll notice how awesome a wedding dance can be when DJ’s are using state-of-the-art, top-notch sound and lighting equipment.

3. We have original and fun suggestions for making your highly customized, incredibly detailed, and unique events that reflect your style. We hear your requests and want to share our experience to make your event perfect. These are the special touches you can only find with us!

4. We have a collection of the most dance-worthy music and up-to-date tunes. Not only do we have the best music collection on the planet, we also make sure the booth and DJ look good as well. This means that your event will look and sound the best.

5. One of the greatest benefits of working with a professional DJ service is the unlimited support during your wedding and event planning. You can contact us any time – we are available to answer any questions you may have or to help you with any aspect of your planning where you need advice.

6. The best equipment with full coverage insurance. As a professional entertainment company, we take great care and pride in our sound & lighting systems. We use the highest quality sound, lighting, and wireless microphones with back up gear built-in. We are fully insured entertainers and a member of the American Disc Jockey Association.

Many couples choose to not hire a wedding DJ until they have found a reception hall. However, it might be better to do it the other way around – put the ceremony music at the top of the checklist. But why? Who would know best about the different reception halls in the area? The experienced Disk Jockey who do a lot of weddings and often go to the same place. Sometimes it might happen that they become regulars to a certain place due to the high demand that it has for receptions.

Since wedding DJs can be of great assistance by giving you suggestions for different reception halls that might have not come to your mind, it might be a good idea that you hire a wedding DJ St Louis before finding a venue. Here you can read some tips that you would learn from experienced St Louis DJ:

  1. The size of the venue

One of the most important thing about a wedding is the size of the hall where you are going to hold it. Consider

  • How many people can comfortably seat?
  • How big is the dance floor?
  • Will there be enough space for the cake table?
  • Is there enough room for the StLouisDJ to set up?
  1. Climate

If you go for an indoor reception hall, make sure that it has the proper climate control. After all, you don’t want your guests to be too hot or too cold during the ceremony. Ask about the heating/air condition before reserving the place.

On the other hand, if you plan on holding the wedding outdoors, make sure that you keep an eye out for the weather and that you have a backup plan in case Mother Nature decides something else. After all, your wedding DJ St Louis wouldn’t want to set up their expensive equipment if it seems like it’s going to rain.

  1. Distance from the hall to the actual wedding ceremony

This is something that a couple should consider when looking for the ideal place to get married. Many couples decide to save up some money by having the ceremony in the same place as the reception. This is also more convenient for the guests who will drive to a single location.

If you find a reception hall that has a beautiful landscape, you might want to consider holding the ceremony there. However, if you want to have your wedding in a church and you can’t hold the reception there, you should consider the distance between the two.

  1. The time between the ceremony and the reception

When you manage to find the perfect place for the reception and another one for the ceremony, consider the time between the end of the one and the start of the other. You should consider the time that your wedding DJ would require to set up their equipment and be ready so that when the guests arrive everything is going to be set and ready to begin.

You want your guests to not lose their mood even for a single second during the whole wedding because you want them to have as much good memories of the whole event as you will.

  1. Smoking or non-smoking

Nowadays this is not such a big deal as it once was. Most of the public facilities and reception halls nowadays are non-smoking. You probably won’t have any problems with this, however you should still consider talking with the venue coordinator beforehand. The last thing that you would want at your own wedding is for someone to light up a smoke and catch something on fire.

Most of the people are considerate of their own smoking habits, especially when there are many non-smokers gathered in the same place as them. When you have your wedding reception outdoors, you should consider having a couple of smoking areas where the non-smokers won’t be disturbed.

If you happen to have hired a wedding planner to help you out with all of the preparations for your wedding day, it won’t be a bad idea to have your weddingDJStLouis to coordinate with the planner and go over some suggestions. Together they might be able to find an even better venue than the one that you had in mind.

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Christopher Abell
DJ Chris Abell

Premier Entertainment Services, LLC
10805 Sunset Office Dr Suite 300
St Louis MO 63127

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By opting for a traditional wedding theme, you should keep in mind that the proceedings of the ceremony will be held inside a church with the church bell ringers and an organ player. It can even be accompanied by a pianist who will be entertaining your guests. Any of these instruments will be able to create a perfect mood for everyone.

It is a fact that each and every wedding couple is different from one another and this is why every couple also has different tastes that will keep them away from traditional things.

While going ahead with your preparations to provide an excellent entertainment facility to your guests, you should have a suitable place ready for the Wedding DJs professional before their arrival. This place should be suitable enough for them where they can easily arrange their equipment so that they are able to perform more freely.

The music which is being played by the Wedding DJs should also not be too loud so as to disturb the older as well as the younger guests during your wedding party. The music which is being played should be soothing and enjoyable for all the guests.

You can also request your DJ to keep in handy a request list in order to play the music of their choice so that it will make the guests to get up and start dancing. Children are one of most exciting entrants to any party. You should also take steps to add music for the children so that they can enjoy as well.

Another way of entertaining your guest at your wedding is by having wedding Photo Booths which will be able to create the most memorable experiences for family and friends.

The wedding Photo Booths are places where people can get into a small space together which is hidden behind a curtain. It is here that your guests will be able to bring out a moment of craziness so as to create a visual memory which would be able to last a lifetime.

On hiring these wedding Photo Booths, you will be able to have them for a minimum of four to five hours duration. During this time frame your guests will be able to pop in at any time they wish. It will also be possible for more e than one person to be inside e the booth making the place to be great for excellent photo opportunities. The booth also has some excellent props which can also be used. These include amongst others funny wigs and silly looking hats.

Having all of these types of wedding entertainment in place for your yourself as well as for your guests will go a long way in working together to ensure that your wedding entertainment if full of fun and merriment for everyone.

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A ceremony in which two people become united is undoubtedly the wedding ceremony. In a wedding ceremony the family gathers to bless the newly wedded couples and this is why the entertainment from a Wedding DJs should be used so that the wedding ceremony can be celebrated with great pomp and show.

The couples who are getting married always wish to make their wedding day to be the most memorable day and this is why they are adopting all sorts of ways and means to entertain their guests. In this way they and their guests will be able to remember their wedding entertainment for years.

There are lots of couples who provide some sort of a theme in their wedding ceremony. By having a theme, it will make it easier for you to choose your type of Wedding DJs music. If you don’t want to give a theme to your wedding then you can choose wedding entertainment based on your family’s choice and location.

When you go about in deciding a wedding entertainment, you should focus on keeping your guests engaged and also that they are able to enjoy each other’s company. A wedding entertainment should be entertainment which will be meant for the others also and it should not be limited only for the family and the couples.

The wedding entertainer which you choose should be a professional entertainer and that he has the requisite experience of making your wedding ceremony remarkable. You will also be able to hire a DJ to play a wide variety of music which your guests would like to dance to. Live music shows are also becoming popular these days.

Another mode of entertainment which you can provide in your wedding is by having wedding Photo Booths which will be able to provide you with props as well as a vivid background for your quality experience. Different types of props are available which include the different colors of wigs, Extra Size Glasses, customized hats etc. These props provide flavor to your events and your guests enjoy it a lot.

The Photo Booths Size is also an important factor which you should take care of before finalizing any Photo Booth. You must take steps to ensure that you ask your booth provider about how many guests will be able to fit inside. In any Photo Booths usually 2-4 people can fit inside a booth. Our can hold up to 10. That’s a lot!

The Photography which is taken inside the booth can be saved as memories for a life time. They will also be able to provide you with a digital upload so that you can have them in digital format and able to share with all your friends and family.

These are therefore some of the different ways with the help of which you will be able to provide an excellent wedding entertainment to your guests.