D.H. Productions DJs For All Occasions
Lehigh Valley Bridal Shows & Events
by Steph Mathews
"Don't drink too much on your wedding day. You are so excited that a drink or two can turn into too many, then your wedding reception passes too quickly. You want to savor every moment." - Diane Kobrynowicz, Easton resident and recent bride.
"When it comes to limousines, book at least six months in advance - May, June, September, and October are the most popular months. Look for a company willing to listen to your needs and make recommendations; you need more than just a price quote. Also, your limousine company should be more than happy to let you come over and peruse the fleet." - Judy Parrey, regional accounts manager, Elite Limousine and coach, Whitehall.
"The one thing we consistently have problems with is that the limo drivers do not know where they are going. Make sure that your drivers have directions to each site." - Tim Miller, Timothy Miller Photography, Allentown.
"Write tasks and deadlines down on your calendar. Use a pencil in case things change. In fact, they will change. Count on it." - Marjorie Monahan, owner, Maison Blanc, Allentown.
Planning and Delegating
"A couple should designate someone to be a go-between between them and the caterer, photographer, deejay, etc. Sometimes that person is a wedding coordinator; sometimes a good friend." - Susan Roth, Susan's Gourmet Shop & Catering, Bethlehem.
Blooms and Budgets
"A good florist will work within your budget, so price shouldn't be the deciding factor when choosing your florist." - Cheryl Bohannon, Mary B's Flower Shop, Allentown.
Make it Sparkle
"Brides should have their engagement rings cleaned and polished two days before their wedding day. The engagement ring needs to look bright set next to the new wedding band." - Trell Vogt-Dikeman, vice president of operations, Vogt's Jewelers, Allentown.
"During rehearsal, get a family member on each side of the family to gather people for family pictures. This way people don't
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Trust the Experts
"The first thing to use is your gut instincts. You know in your gutt most of the time what is right and wrong throughout life. Once you have made your decision let the professionals handle their end." - Dan Wade, disc jockey, D.H. Productions, Bethlehem.
"The couple needs to know that the day is based around them.If they are a little late from taking pictures, it's no problem. A professional has done this enough to know not to do certain things in the kitchen until the bride and groom are in the building." - Susan Roth, Susan's Gourmet Shop & Catering, Bethlehem.
Read the Fine Print
"Read thoroughly through your contract it should list all pertinent information regarding times, prices, lighting, and overtime. Contracts and forms are critical roadmaps for your event."
"Makeup for the bride and bridesmaids should be done by the same person or team so the photos are consistent. Also, the bride needs to learn how to hug with her veil on so that her hair does not get tugged. We give special lessons on this." Dave McCormack, American Hairlines, Bethlehem.
Lessons From Newlyweds.
"After your wedding, remember that marriage is a verb, not a noun." - Diane Kobrynowicz, Easton.
"After the honeymoon is over (literally and metaphorically), don't waste energy worrying about whether you truly found your perfect match. Demanding perfection is no way to treat someone you love. Channel that time and energy into making the best marriage you can with the person who was willing to share a seat with you on the rollercoaster." Matt McGlone, Easton, who married Diane, in 2000.
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