Brooklyn, New York is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it’s no surprise that many couples choose to tie the knot here. If you’re planning a Brooklyn wedding, there are some tips and tricks you should consider to make sure your special day goes off without a hitch. Read on for our best planning tips for a Brooklyn wedding!
Location, Location, Location!
Choosing the perfect location for your wedding is key. There are many great venues in Brooklyn that you can choose from including rooftops with stunning skyline views, historic lofts with rustic charm, or even outdoor spaces that can be made magical with fairy lights and lush greenery. Consider what kind of vibe you want to create at your wedding and make sure to check out the venue beforehand so you can get an idea of what needs to be done to bring your vision to life.
Conch Concierge Weddings
“Take the stress out of destination wedding planning and hire a planner who knows the top locations and has strong relationships with talented event professionals,” says Michael Vernon owner of Conch Concierge Weddings, a company specializing in Key West wedding packages.
Big Daddy Walker Productions
“Be sure to add a couple of bridal shows or venue open houses to your planning mix,” says Allen Walker, owner of Cincinnati DJs Big Daddy Walker Productions. “You’ll find lots of fresh ideas and it’s a good way to get to know your potential vendors.”
My Event Pros
Alan Chavez, a Los Angeles wedding DJ and owner of My Event Pros, is a firm believer in entertainment teams. “The DJ experience kicks in only when the dance floor is open. A talented MC will keep your event on schedule, keep your vendors on track and engage your guests while they are seated.”
“Don’t forget your ceremony,” reminds Brendan Lafferty, one of the top wedding DJs in Rhode Island and owner of B-Sharp Entertainment. “Not only your musical selections but mics and a sound system as well. You worked hard on those vows – make sure everyone hears them.” Live ceremony music can also enhance the guest experience.
The Details Make All The Difference
Once you’ve chosen your venue, it’s time to think about all the little details that will make your wedding unique. From custom menus printed on beautiful paper stock to carefully curated decorations and furniture rentals that perfectly match the theme of your big day – don’t forget all those small touches! They will help bring your vision together and ensure your guests have an unforgettable experience.
“DJ’s are an invaluable resource when it comes to putting together a reception timeline. They understand there’s a flow to a reception and know how to adjust a timeline when necessary – we do it all the time,” says Rob Schneider, owner of Volume Entertainment and a wedding DJ in Connecticut.
“Take advantage of multiple consultations and planning sessions with your vendors,” advises Jim Slaiman, a wedding DJ in Buffalo NY and owner of Premier Sound. “Whether it’s face to face, Zoom, or a phone call, these opportunities are the place to iron out details and do some creative brainstorming that will make your wedding uniquely yours.”
“Consider live streaming your wedding,” suggests William Sanchez, owner of Hercules Entertainment, specializing in DJs in Northern Virginia, including bilingual. “It’s a great way for those who can’t make the wedding to still enjoy being part of your day.”
Exquisite Sounds Entertainment
“Don’t micromanage your playlist,” says Toryn Lankford, a DJ in Atlanta and owner of Exquisite Sounds Entertainment. “You’ve hired a professional to create an amazing party atmosphere. We’ll make sure we get your favorites seamlessly blended into the mix and avoid songs you do not want.”
Make It Unique To You
One of the best things about having a Brooklyn wedding is that there are so many ways to make it unique—and tailor-made for you as a couple! Whether it’s incorporating traditional elements in new ways or finding creative ways to express yourselves through music or art – find something special that truly represents who you are as a couple and incorporate it into your big day. This will not only help make your celebration memorable but also provide plenty of conversation starters for guests during cocktail hour!
The Mackey House
“Get your partner onboard with planning and delegate certain tasks,” says Trey Mackey, owner of The Mackey House, an elite wedding venue in Savannah, GA. “It’s only fitting that you take this journey together. And you’ll get a lot more done – and quicker – if you have your other half help you.”
The Estate at Florentine Gardens
Says Ciro Diadone from The Estate at Florentine Gardens, a top wedding venue in north New Jersey, “Venues are great resources for finding other wedding professionals. They witness the talent of vendors on a regular basis. Build your vendor team with experienced pros who work well together.”
Coastal DJ & Video
“Entertainment companies offer more than just DJ’s,” explains George Wainwright, owner of Coastal DJ & Video and a wedding DJ in Wilmington, NC. “Ask about packaging entertainment with other services like lighting, photo booths, and videography that really enhance the event.”
As wedding decorators in Chicago, Aly Heintz Raddatz and his team at Elevated Events, affirm “Lighting is one of the most transformative decorating elements and always adds a “wow” factor to any reception. It creates amazing ambiance for your reception.”
Planning a Brooklyn wedding can be overwhelming but also incredibly rewarding when done right. Follow these tips for choosing a location, paying attention to details, and making sure it’s unique to you—and before you know it, you’ll have created an unforgettable celebration! Good luck!
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