Turning Your Ceremony Location Into Your Reception Site: Ensure Your Wedding Day Flip Doesn't Flop (5)

Today’s informative guest post comes to us from Leigh Karsch of La Petite Fleur Weddings, based in Philadelphia, PA! Enjoy:

Flip, turn, somersault… these are all terms (albeit, the last one’s kind of a ‘stretch’) that industry pros use when referring to the process of changing a space— typically mid-event, while guests are celebrating— to serve a different purpose for the same affair.  In the wonderful world of weddings, a ‘flip or turn’ is necessary when both the ceremony and reception are held in the same space—literally in the same ballroom, pavilion, deck, etc.— at a venue. Subsequently, ‘flipping’ the space typically occurs during cocktail hour (which isn’t a full hour since guests need time to travel to and from the spaces).  So, you can see why these industry terms are pretty appropriate, because in order to make something like this happen, there is a bit of acrobatics (and sometimes even smoke and mirrors) involved.

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Photo Credit: Tim Will Photography

Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Sheila Weiner, President and Founder of The Event Group.  Enjoy!

To tip or not to tip, that is the question! When first putting together a wedding day budget, brides should always factor in the total amount of tips to avoid those last minute “surprises” the week before the wedding. Tipping is not only expected from certain vendors, but also serves as a thank you for all of their hard work on your special day! To minimize your wedding weekend to-do’s, place individual tips in sealed envelopes with each vendors’ name on the front of the envelope. Give these envelopes to your wedding planner, maid of honor, best man or a parent and have them take the responsibility of delivering them to the appropriate vendors on your wedding day. But the question remains, who should you tip and what is the appropriate amount? We’ve compiled a list of guidelines to simplify this money mystery.

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Today’s wedding planner interview is with Kristen Ley Green of Something New for I Do, based in Atlanta, Georgia! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m a recently married wedding professional living in D.C. while co-owning an Atlanta-based wedding business. Something New for I Do combines our love for both the planning and business side of the industry, as we’re known as wedding PR/marketing experts to vendors and vendor brokers to brides looking to brand their wedding. When I’m not working with brides to match them with various vendors that can help them pull off their themed wedding, I’m helping vendors grow their business or sharing insight as a blogger.

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