Wedding Tips on Brides.com
Simply Charming Socials and Atlanta Wedding Planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke frequently offers expert wedding tips on go-to resource Brides.com. Keep up with planning suggestions, wedding etiquette, and our best advice for recently engaged couples, brides & grooms, and newlyweds. Read the most recent articles.
“We always look to the environment for inspiration, especially in non-traditional venues,” she explains. “There’s something so thrilling about whisking guests away to an unassuming location and have them be wowed.”
Whether it’s a bride/groom DJ battle, fire dancers or a late night food truck pulling up, anything that surprises your guests will make them go bananas, says event planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke, owner of Simply Charming Socials.
It’s got to be different or it won’t do! As event planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke, owner of Simply Charming Socials, puts it, magazine features are meant to inspire brides and designers to create something new and one-of-a-kind.
Event planner and designer Kristine Cholakian Cooke of Simply Charming Socials recommends looking for any form of tasty edibles that the town is known for, such as taffy by the sea, hand pies in the south, or jams and honey harvested from local farms.
As event planner and designer Kristine Cholakian Cooke of Simply Charming Socials points out, every guy could use a refresher on tying a tie or bowtie before the big day.
Become the hostest with the mostest! Once you’ve planned a wedding, coordinating any other small event will feel like a piece of cake, notes newlywed and event planner and designer Kristine Cholakian Cooke of Simply Charming Socials. “Put your Pinterest boards, registry gifts and entertaining skills to use by hosting gatherings at your home. Take advantage of smaller ‘holidays’ such as awards season and the Super Bowl or invite friends over for a just-because dinner party.”
Fortunately, heaters, heated tents and even sunrooms and solariums allow you and your guests to be one with nature, even in the coldest climates, says event planner and designer Kristine Cholakian Cooke of Simply Charming Socials. If you plan on taking photos outdoors, and you absolutely should, she recommends being weather-ready from the get-go (something you’ll need to instruct your friends and family to do as well).
While registering in-store can be a blast, it can also lead to forgotten items, duplicates and a whole lot of excess, notes event planner Kristine Cholakian, owner of Simply Charming Socials. She recommends utilizing online resources for accessing and amending your registry. “Once you start the initial process, you can log in to edit quantities, remove items or add things as you go.”
Organize all your wedding items and décor in clear, plastic bins and label them for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, says event planner Kristine Cholakian, owner of Simply Charming Socials in Atlanta. “This way, you can keep all the items you accumulate over the course of your engagement in one place.”
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