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Newlywed couple finds trouble on honeymoon

2015年10月31日

A young couple from Colonie will return to the Capital Region early Friday morning on a medical flight after a disastrous honeymoon in the Dominican Republic.


The newlyweds essentially got trapped, after the husband fell ill and was rushed to a hospital.


"The wedding was Saturday, the wedding was perfect, everything was wonderful," says Kathy Williams whose daughter Caitlyn married Tommy Day last weekend.


The bride and groom headed to the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon on Monday, "Tommy is such a hard working guy, he has two jobs so he's never had 5 days off in a row, they were so looking forward to it, cause he's never had a vacation," Williams says.


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But shortly after the couple arrived, Tommy got sick.


"At 3:30 in the morning she called me, said that he was so bad she didn't know what to do, he was severely sick, he was vomiting, he couldn't straighten up, he's in pain and he's rolling around," Williams recalls of the conversation she had with her daughter.


They were able to re-book their flight home for the next day but "she got out to the lobby to get him to check-out from the resort and get the cab and he collapsed on the floor."


Tommy was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in Punta Cana but the young couple had to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket just to get in the door.


Tommy has Crohn's Disease, it's likely his illness is related to that but doctors at that local hospital, really aren't sure. "You don't know if he has an obstruction, does he have a perforation? Is it just going to keep getting worse?" Williams says of the family's concerns.


After two days of treatment, Tommy wasn't getting better but the hospital and the US Embassy told the couple that commercial airlines will not let him on in his condition.


So, the newlyweds were essentially suck.


Stay at a foreign hospital paying thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for treatment that wasn't working or get home to specialists in the U.S. that know how to best treat Crohn's Disease.


Working from their home in Colonie, family members called their local congressman and senators, the US Embassy, the National Guard, the Governor's Office and the Red Cross and were told there was really nothing that could be done to bring the couple home.


Most U.S. insurance companies don't cover medical costs or transports of patients who fall ill outside the country. If they do, it's normally limited coverage for claims that are submitted after the fact. The family's plight has spread fast on social media with dozens of friends donating money for a medical flight home but with a price tag of $29,000, the family also had to take out a loan.


"I just wanted to give them this great honeymoon because they weren't going to be able to afford it on their own, so we thought we were going to give them a great gift, we never even thought that you're traveling outside the country and insurance would be an issue," Williams says.


The couple also used all of the money they got from their wedding guests to pay for the hospital stay in Punta Cana. A medical team is on stand-by at St. Peter's Hospital, waiting for Tommy's transport to arrive. He'll be assessed medically as soon as possible.


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Wisdom-tested wedding tips and inspirations

2015年10月28日

The LookBook and Inquirer Lifestyle launched last Thursday “I Do! An Insider’s Guide for Brides,” a slim but useful volume designed to help engaged couples lessen, if not totally eliminate stress, while planning their dream wedding.


Written by Carmencita Sioson, Stefanie Cabal Rostoll and Ronna Capili Bonifacio, the 171-page book is full of beautiful images and useful, practical tips from real brides and top wedding-industry practitioners such as wedding planner Rita Neri.


The book’s launch at the Peninsula Manila’s upper lobby coincided with the formal launching of Bulgari’s line of engagement rings and wedding bands. (See related story).


As the book’s major sponsor, Bulgari set up a display area featuring its growing collection of engagement rings, wedding bands and various timepieces and jewelry as gift items. It has become a popular practice these days among Filipino couples to give each other gifts on their wedding day.



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A chapter in the book is devoted to models wearing iconic jewelry pieces from Bulgari and wedding gowns by designers Randy Ortiz, Lulu Tan Gan, Rhett Eala, J.C. Buendia and Ivarluski Aseron.


Organizers also staged a one-night exhibit of bridal gowns worn by real brides featured in the book—Kelly Misa Fernandez, Isabel Roces Trebol, Kristel Yulo Diaz, Bianca Gonzalez Intal, Cybill Gayatin Guynn, Pam Huang Hernandez, Bea Soriano Dee and Beatrice Tantoco Reyes.


“Before this book came out, I don’t think we even had a comprehensive, locally produced wedding guide,” said Bonifacio.


Real brides


What makes it different from articles and tips in wedding magazines is the selection of real brides and their unique stories and personal experiences.


“Since it’s a handy, reader-friendly guide consisting of 12 chapters, including a directory, couples don’t have to buy different bridal magazines to get plenty of useful and current information,” said Sioson.


If certain inspirations and ideas provided by real brides aren’t exactly applicable to some couples because of budget and time constraints, every pair, especially the woman, is sure to benefit from their “top tips.”


“Relax,” Diaz, who married Marco Diaz in Tuscany, says in the book. “Being happy with your groom is more important than the minute details of your wedding, which you should delegate to your planners and suppliers. Things will all work out if you let them.”


Fernandez, who married Carlos Antonio Fernandez at the St. Pancratius Chapel (aka Paco Park), reminded couples to be “smart” with their money.


Realistic budget


“Decide on a realistic budget,” she says. “Don’t blow all your money on your wedding. Remember, you also have to think of your life together after the wedding. You want to start comfortably and not worry about money. Set the date and the rest will follow.”


Guynn, daughter of designer Arcy Gayatin, has a short and sweet reminder to couples based on her own experience while she and then fiancé Kevin Guynn were planning their Cebu wedding: “Regardless of what’s trendy and trending, your wedding should reflect who you are.”


Apart from chapters featuring destination weddings, wedding baubles, including Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary love affair with Bulgari, and his-and-hers gift ideas, the book also devotes chapters meant for the bride like pampering and hair and skincare to help her look her best on the big day.


Leading makeup artists such as Bobby Carlos, Mayesa delos Santos and Paolo Maranan likewise share tips and tricks of the trade on how to achieve various looks—from sun-kissed glow to effortlessly radiant, classic and romantic—with the right makeup and styling.


Minimizing stress


Two of the best ways to minimize stress and make planning a shared, enjoyable experience for the couple are to plan ahead and prioritize, according to the book. Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done.


So there’s a bridal calendar, which doubles as a checklist of various things and concerns the couple should attend to as they start preparing a year ahead.


“We’ve also put together stories of what makes a wedding successful from insiders and industry veterans themselves like Rita Neri and events stylists Robert Blancaflor and Moss Manila,” said Rostoll.


Sioson and Rostoll also wrote “Help! I’m a Shoe Addict!,” The LOOKBook and Inquirer Lifestyle’s first hardbound title launched earlier this year.


Having been brides themselves, Bonifacio and Rostoll drew from their experiences and the real and immediate concerns they had to deal with while planning their weddings.


While she has yet to march down the aisle, Sioson has had ample first-hand experience in planning weddings, as she helped plan elder brother Patrick Sioson’s recent wedding to Jebeth Lejarde.


The authors’ collective experiences are reflected in the book in terms of the importance, length and priority they put on each topic. They also shared personal advice on how to make a difficult and time-consuming process like planning almost effortless and joyful.


“Focus on what you get at the end of the day,” said Bonifacio, who experienced rain, of all days, on her wedding day in Tagaytay. “When you wake up, you’re single. When you go to sleep later that day, you already have a husband. No matter what happens on the wedding day, it’s the union that’s supposed to last forever. That’s what is important.”


On a more practical note, she reminded couples to set a realistic budget and stick to it. All your grand plans would amount to nothing if you don’t have the right budget. And don’t forget to share the “fun.”


“We both wanted our families to have fun on our wedding day,” said Rostoll, who married her Spanish beau in Barcelona. “As the day nears, couples will be swamped with too many options and possibilities. But like in a business, they should be decisive once they’ve set their minds on something.”


Bonifacio reminded couples, especially when they’re in doubt about their decisions, always to “go back to the why. Why are we doing this?”


Sioson added: “At the end of the day, no matter what others would say, and they would always have an opinion, you do it for yourself. What’s really important is what happens to you as a couple after.”


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Lady Gaga And Taylor Kinney’s Wedding

2015年10月23日

As seen in recent photos, Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney couldn’t look any more in love. Their sightings have fans wondering when they’re going to tie the knot and possibly have children.


The Chicago Fire star sat down for an interview with Meredith Viera on her daytime talk show. He discussed his upcoming wedding plans with Lady Gaga. He even dropped a few hints as to when and where the couple could say “I do.” Kinney and Gaga got engaged on Valentine’s Day of this year after dating for four years.


“We don’t have a date. It’s kind of a logistics thing right now. It’s just timing. She’s really busy with the show, I’m busy with mine.”


Taylor is currently filming the NBC hit show Chicago Fire in NYC while Lady Gaga travels to Los Angeles to film episodes of American Horror Story: Hotel. The show’s creator Ryan Murphy also hinted that he wants Gaga to star in the next season of the series. Taylor also hinted as to what kind of wedding they want.


“I could go to the Little White Chapel but I think, well she’s an Italian and that won’t happen. She wants a nice big wedding so I’ll let you know when we get a date.”


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Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga made another red carpet appearance at the premiere of Rock the Kasbah in New York City on Monday, October 19. Kinney also spoke to Entertainment Tonight about their upcoming wedding and family plans. That’s when he revealed that he wouldn’t mind traveling to somewhere exotic for their upcoming nuptials.


“Morocco would be great! I told her I don’t mind doing the little white chapel thing. She wants what she wants. I want to make sure that’s right what she wants.”


As for stating a family, Taylor says that he wouldn’t mind have a “soccer team” of children, but he thinks that Lady Gaga may not be too keen on the idea. “We’ll see. Ask me in 10 years,” Taylor joked to the entertainment outlet.


When Kinney stopped by the HuffPost Live on Monday to talk about his new film, he said that he would love having a lot of children since he grew up with a big family filled with brothers.


Earlier this month, Lady Gaga and her fiancé walked the red carpet at the American Horror Story: Hotel premiere. During her interview with Entertainment Tonight, she was shy about revealing any details about their wedding, including if she already had a wedding gown picked out.


“We don’t have a wedding planned yet, but we are so happy and happy to be here together tonight.”


Gaga may have given fans a taste of what she could wear underneath her wedding gown. The singer is typically known for her over-the-top and outlandish style, so it’s not surprising to hear that she flashed her underwear at an after party at the Hudson New York on Monday night. Gaga wore a red and baby blue crop top and skirt from the Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 2016 collection. She paired her fun look with fuchsia pointed-toe pumps by Brian Atwood.


But what Gaga wore underneath her skirt is what caught the paps’ attention. She almost suffered another wardrobe malfunction. The skirt had a slit that was so high that she almost showed off her black lacy underwear as the breeze blew some of her skirt up. There’s no doubt that Gaga will also wear something lacy and sexy underneath her wedding gown.


Lady Gaga isn’t too shy when it comes to showing off her body. The singer made her big acting debut on the season premiere of AHS: Hotel earlier this month by taking part in a bloody orgy.


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Bride swapping, runaway

2015年10月20日

Grand decorations, gorgeous bridal wear and jewellery that make fashion statements are most commonly seen on our TV sets courtesy Hindi GECs.


Wedding tracks on daily soaps are grand affairs now and 'serious' ones too. Currently, prime time TV seems to be just in the mood for picture perfect weddings, comprising loads of (melo)drama (giving it the serious touch), switched brides/grooms, revenge marriages, fake marriages - you name it and it's on air.


Picture this: Saath Nibhana Saathiya is all set to have a twist in the tale where younger sister Vidya (Sonam Lamba) gets married to a man whose father marries Vidya's elder sister Meera (Tanya Sharma) as part of an elaborate revenge plot.


An instance of bride swapping was in Tere Sheher Mein where instead of Rachita (Anjum Fakih) - Amaya (Hiba Nawab) marries Ramashrey (Rafi Malik) and in Swaragini where Swara (Helly Shah) marries Sanskar (Varun Kapoor) and Ragini (Tejaswi Wayangankar) marries Lakshya (Namish Taneja).


Mere Angne Mein too had an almost groom swapping track plotted by the relatives. And then there are soaps that showcased telly couples renewing their marital vows, like Sid (Ravi Dubey) and Roshni (Nia Sharma) in Jamai Raja, Akshara (Hina Khan) and Naitik (Karan Mehra) in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Neil (Ronit Roy)and Ragini (Pallavi Kulkarni) in Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar. Even Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, Sarojini and Thapki... Pyaar Ki had an elaborate and action-packed wedding track with a murder conspiracy that spoils the smooth run of wedding rituals.


ON A DESIGNER NOTE Since most of the small screen bridal collection is imitated by star-struck viewers, soapmakers are taking utmost care to ensure the trousseau of the couple is extravagant. As Rajan Shahi shares, "Most viewers copy their favourite protagonists' wedding attire-jewellery and head to the shops/designers/jewelry shops to get similar things for themselves. We are allotted extra budget by channels for apparel and jewellery, so we have to extend the budget of costumes to `20 lakhs - `30 lakhs in certain shows." And carrying that perfect look is tough for actors too.



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As Drashti Dhami shares, "After doing a lot of research, they designed a lehenga with exotic ethnic fabric to give it an imperial touch for my wedding track in the show. The detailing was used to maintain the authenticity of the Rajasthani culture. I felt like a real princess after wearing it though it was very difficult to shoot all the scenes with the lehenga as it weighed almost 40 kilos and cost `4.5 lakhs." Shiny Doshi, who designed her own costume for the wedding track in Sarojini says, "As a person, I like everything perfect so even though it was my onscreen wedding, I wanted a flawless bridal look! Being a designer, I was thrilled to the bits at the opportunity to put my knowledge and skills to good use."


DRAMATIC TWISTS UNDER MANDAP Why do producers insist on the 'mandap mein twist' sequences on small screen? Says Shahi, "We Indians love weddings just the way we love our other festivities. With wedding tracks, the viewership is more as the marriage of protagonist is one of the most important sequences for a soap. And if it has an 'unusual' tale to offer, audience is more than interested to watch it. Although, we ensure that while weaving the storyline for the marriage, it shouldn't appear too forced." And what is the actors' take? Helly Shah shares, "Such developments in the track are very challenging.


The recent wedding sequence in Swaragini brings a very interesting twist in Swara's life due to which she will take charge of things and a different side of hers will be shown." Jigyasa Singh adds, "Wedding scenes generally bring in lot of drama in shows. Apart from the larger than life celebrations, viewers get to see major twist and turns in the plot.


In Thapki Pyaar Ki we had major twist - I get married to Bihaan instead of Dhruv. Now the story will see how we deal with this situation which I am sure even viewers will like to see." For viewers, the wedding track means double the fun - a visual treat with extravagant sets, elaborate costumes, colourful celebrations, plus dollops of drama and action. And clearly, if one goes by the numbers these shows rake in, even for remote control junkies, wedding tracks in Hindi soaps have a strong connect.


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WEDDING: Megan George and Lee Lippert

2015年10月16日

Meggan Stephanie George, daughter of William and Stephanie George, of Marion Center, and Lee Michael Lippert, son of Russell and Janet Lippert, of Marion Center, were united in marriage July 18, 2015, at The Church of the Resurrection in Clymer.


The Rev. Stephen Black officiated the ceremony.


The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.



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She wore a white dress of beaded Chantilly lace and bead-embroidered trim, with accents of pearls and Swarovski crystals. She also wore a cathedral-length veil, lightly trimmed with beaded lace appliqu←s. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, white hydrangeas, white lisianthus and baby’s breath, accented with brown and blue limonium and green tree fern.


The matron of honor was Brandie George-Milford, of Pittsburgh, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lisa Sabo, of Indiana; Autumn Vay, of Punxsutawney; Hayley George, of Marion Center, niece of the bride; Devon Kupchella, of Ford City; Danielle Kauffman, of Dillsburg, cousin of the bride; and Lucinda Kauffman, of Dillsburg, cousin of the bride. The flower girl was Sophie Sabo, of Indiana, niece of the groom.


The best man was Chad Getty, of Marion Center, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were RJ LaVan, of Home, cousin of the groom; Alex Sabo, of Indiana, brother-in-law of the groom; Dennis George, of Marion Center, nephew of the bride; Matthew Milford, of Pittsburgh, brother-in-law of the bride; Johnny Loughry, of Clymer; and Ryen Sawyer, of Rochester Mills.


A reception was held at The Barn at Ligonier Valley and the couple honeymooned in Fenwick Island, Del.


Meggan is a 2009 graduate of Marion Center High School and a 2012 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is employed at Bouma Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.


Lee is a 2006 graduate of Marion Center High School and a graduate of the Indiana County Technology Center. He is employed at Gas Analytical Services.


The couple resides in Rochester Mills.


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HOW TO DRESS YOUR ENTIRE SQUAD

2015年10月13日

Thinking of Halloween costumes, especially for a group, is one of the worst tasks imaginable -- it's vaguely creative, so you feel like you're getting something done while batting around ideas, but it's for a decision that ultimately no one will adhere to, and that won't change your night too much. Worst of all, it's really difficult to find a group costume with relevance, thematic coherence, and that will make you look good when it's time to go out on Halloween.


Thankfully, we've got you covered here, with the best possible way of organizing your crew -- several iterations of different celebrity looks, each of which will give you a full, historically accurate* portrait of the life of a particular person. We'll be giving these to you all week, starting with some of the most iconic Kim Kardashian looks, and how you and your friends can successfully say "Oh, we're all Kim K."


Platinum Motorsport Kim


The year was 2007. Debuting in its first season on the E! network was the shaggy, feel-good reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians -- a slice-of-life look at an L.A. showbiz family with vague fame, five crazy daughters, their put-upon brother, and their momager, Kris. That same year, Rihanna's "Umbrella" was a chart-topper and There Will Be Blood would win Daniel Day Lewis a best actor Oscar. And there was Kim, already drinking all of our milkshakes, posing for car magazine Dub.


These are some of my favorite photos of Kardashian, because they capture the early flickerings of "yes, I have my own fucking money"-Kim, which have lead her to her current status as an empowered, savvy business woman who has made her own millions through strategic business dealings. She learned at the alter of her cunning momager and will likely lead North and her future brethren to their own entrepreneurial greatness. Daniel Plainview would be proud.


You need: Pink track suit, Adidas Superstars (or any sneaker), swag and 'tude.


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Crying Face Kim


One of the most endearing qualities about Keeping Up With the Kardashians is the deep emotional connection and openness the family has for another. This is perhaps felt the most in Kim's frequent crying, most recently seen on the season premiere of the show's current season (Kardashian wipes away steady tears as she listens to her mother weep on the phone over Caitlyn Jenner's unflattering comments to Vanity Fair). Other, more notable Kim crying jags have simply had fear, panic and anger at their root -- just like yours and mine! There was the time she lost a pair of 175K diamond earrings while swimming in the ocean, and her then-fiancee Kris Humphries half-heartedly assured her they'd find them if they just looked carefully. There was also a memorable scene in which she cried to a reaction-less Kourtney about the shame she felt over the disintegration of her marriage to Humphries.


Later, in a heart breaking moment that same season, she wept over the death of her father Robert while her stepdad consoled her. Then, in a classic KUTWK scene, she sobbed at the release of her W Magazinecover, which she felt was a gross violation of her body and looked like "porn." (A scene revisited over and over again by the media when our Break the Internet issue came out.) Kardashian is in touch with her emotions and shows no shame in wearing her heart on her sleeve. So, cry on, criers of the universe. Kim K feels you.


What You'll Need: Missing earrings, a bathrobe, tears.


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Bandage Kim


Probably one of Kim's most iconic looks to date is her bandage/body-con vintage bridesmaid dresses australia -- a look she single-handedly revived from the dead when she began always wearing socially-acceptable Spanx as outerwear. It's an incredible look that's not for the faint of heart though, because once you commit to the cling, you never come back.


What You'll Need: A latex or knitwear bodycon dress (preferably in a neutral color) and a pair of nude heels.


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Kim's Wedding Dress c. Kris Humphries Era


While Kim's Riccardo Tisci-designed wedding dress for her marriage to Kanye may have gotten more critical praise, her over-the-top Vera Wang-designed princess explosion that she wore to her 2011 nuptials with Kris Humphries is so much more epic. An avalanche of lace, silk, chiffon and whatever else goes into a wedding dress, topped off by a jeweled headband and dangly earrings, this dress makes us nostalgic for a simpler time, a different time, a "more is more is more is YES, MORE LACE, MORE JEWELS, MORE TRAIN YESSSS" time before Kim's style got Yeezified and became all about those asymmetrical hemlines and bold neutrals.


What You'll Need: While most of us can't afford a tens of thousands of dollars wedding dress, this costume doesn't have to be as expensive as it seems: just buy the pouf-iest wedding dress you can find at Goodwill, a crystal headband (easy has a few), some dangly rhinestone earrings and call it a day.


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#BreakTheInternet Kim


The classic Kim, and the one most likely to be the leader of your squad -- it's the Kim Kardashian from the cover ofPAPER's Break the Internet issue. (Without tooting our own horn too much, we'd say this is probably one of Kim's most iconic single moments, if not the most.) Get your champagne bottles ready to pop, your hair perfectly styled up top, and a long black dress that declares to the world that you are, in fact, worthy of all of the attention you're about to get.


What You'll Need: A bottle of champagne, a black dress, pearls, and an ass.


Chipotle Kim


So it's down to the wire, everyone else in your crew has picked an acceptable Kim outfit, and you're feeling left out/lazy? Try the classic Chipotle Kim, which doesn't require you to do anything other than carry a bunch of Chipotle cups during their early KUWTK days, when they were all more willing to be filmed eating Chipotle (and maybe also have lunch with Kanye, but that part is optional). Remember, Chipotle always gives out free burritos for people who show up in costume, so putting this one together is vastly easier than anything else you could do to dress up as Kim.


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6 common wedding guest complaints and how to avoid them

2015年10月08日

At the end of the day your wedding is about you. But since you’re celebrating with the most important people in your life, and spending a pretty penny along the way, you probably want to ensure that your guests have an amazing time too.


Here are six of the most common wedding guest complaints and some advice on how to avoid them:


1. Dinner seating snafus


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While you most certainly can’t ensure all of your guests will be pleased with the table that you’ve sat them at, you can ensure that they’re comfortable while they’re there and that the seating environment is conducive to conversation.


How to avoid: Avoid packing in too many guests at one table. With standard round tables for example, aim for eight guests at a 60” and 10 guests at a 72”. Be mindful of your table decor decisions. Sure, tall centrepieces can really make an impact; but they’re also a major conversation killer.


2. Cash bar groans


This is not to say that footing the bill for an open bar is the answer, but when you’re hosting a wedding it’s nice for your guests not to have to reach for their wallet every time they want a drink.


How to avoid: Consider serving a limited selection of wine and beer to keep costs at bay and let guests pay for any cocktails. If you prefer to offer more choice, why not provide a few drink tickets to each guest that they can use on whatever they’d like? Avoiding an open bar can actually be a blessing in disguise as you’ll see far less abandoned drinks and hopefully less inebriated guests.


3. Cold weather commotion


There’s nothing worse than freezing your butt off at a wedding because it ruins your enjoyment of, well, everything else at the wedding.


How to avoid: If you’re planning an outdoor reception in Vancouver at any time of year be equipped with heaters and blankets to keep your guests comfortable. It also wouldn’t hurt to remind your guests to bring a warm coat for the evening.


4. Less than good food (or lack thereof)


Bottom line, food is super important so choose your caterer and menu wisely. If you’re straying from the ordinary sit-down dinner, be sure to let your guests know beforehand so they can plan accordingly.


How to avoid: Always arrange a food tasting before you select your menu items so you can avoid dry chicken and pint-size portions. Ask your guests when they RSVP if they have any allergies or special dietary concerns. Also, if you’re only offering snacks and dessert, be sure to let your guests know beforehand. Nobody wants their guests to arrive and leave starving.


5. Never ending toasts / speeches


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It’s tough to tell guests that they can’t speak but most should understand that there’s a limited amount of time for toasts in the overall wedding itinerary. Short, sweet and humorous are three characteristics of a good wedding speech, so keep that in mind when you’re briefing your speakers.


How to avoid: Politely give any speakers a five minute allocated timeframe for their speech and avoid an open mic at all costs (this can be particularly problematic when your guests have had a few drinks). Don’t make serving dinner contingent on your speeches concluding because they, more often than not, run overtime. Instead, kick off speeches once dinner is served and everyone has had a chance to get through the first course.


6. Intolerable music


Okay, so it’s tough to please everyone with your playlist selection as music is so very subjective. You can, however, be strategic with the type of music you play when and ensure that the style and volume suits the time of the evening. A good DJ should also be able to read the crowd on the dance floor as a cue on what kind of music to play.


How to avoid: During cocktail hour and dinner, try to ensure that you’re playing music at a volume that’s low enough to speak over. You should also choose a genre that sets a good atmosphere but isn’t too jarring, something like soft rock or jazz. Generally it’s best to kick off the dancing with some older classics like Sinatra and Huey Lewis and saving the loud party music for later in the night. Also, be cognisant of seating Grandma and any other elderly relatives far away from the speakers, and don’t forget to give your DJ your must-play and do-not-play playlist.

  
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