5 Topics All Couples Have to Discuss Before the Wedding Planning Begins

March 10, 2017. Category: A. Dominick Events Team, advice, wedding planner, wedding tips, weddings

Though she is often behind the scenes are thrilled to see our very own Aimee Dominick featured on BRIDES today with a set of five tried-and-true questions you’ll want to discuss as soon as possible that are guarenteed to make the whole wedding-planning process a little bit easier!

Photo: Megan Beth Photography

Whether you start planning your wedding the second you get engaged or opt to wait a few weeks as you practice introducing your boyfriend as your fiancé, there really is a right way to kick off the process—and it’s not by heading to the bridal salon to try on gowns! Instead, below are few questions you’ll need to answer together before you get down to the wedding details that will help set you up for success! {Below are her 5 tips as seen on BRIDES}

1. What is your budget?

“Whether or not you have a planner, you can’t make any decisions or hire any vendors without knowing what you want to spend,” says Dominick. Discuss what is realistic, based on what you’re able to contribute (as well as what any family members may be chipping in), and use that overall number to help guide you as you start to check off big-ticket items like venue rentals and catering.

2. What is your vision?

This is a fun one! “Compile images and inspiration that speak to the look you’re hoping to achieve,” Dominick suggests. These could be pictures from wedding websites, home-decor or fashion magazines, or destinations you really love. “We pride ourselves on creating an event that is authentic to the couple, so defining how you see your celebration early on will help dictate the details that are included throughout the planning process.”

3. What are your priorities?

In addition to how you want your wedding to look, you as a couple (and also as individuals within the couple) will have things you care about more than others. “Ask yourselves questions about what matters most, whether it’s a specific live band or photographer, as well as what matters less. Knowing where you’re comfortable spending less (such as choosing simple save-the-dates instead of an elaborate design) will allow you to budget more money for the things you really care about,” Dominick explains.

4. What are your family dynamics?

Though not directly related to the look of your wedding, having a grasp of your family dynamics will help you, your planner, and your vendors avoid causing any undue stress. For example, if your planner knows your parents are divorced and are not on good terms, she can make sure to seat them far enough apart, as well as help you figure out how to have planning conversations that won’t ruffle too many feathers.

5. Are you having a first look?

Discussing your first look before you start planning? Yup, it’s worth considering! “Knowing whether you’ll be taking photos before the ceremony or if you’re waiting to do them all once you’ve said ‘I do’ will impact the timing of your entire day,” says Dominick. It affects everything from how early your photographer should arrive to when your bouquet needs to be ready to when the first hair and makeup appointment should be scheduled. She makes a good point!

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Destination Wedding at Round Hill Montego Bay Jamaica

January 25, 2017. Category: destination wedding, real wedding, wedding planner, weddings

We couldn’t think of a better place to kick off our 2017 wedding season, than at the beautiful Round Hill Montego Bay Resort and Villas in Jamaica! With its private enclave of luxury villas, boutique oceanfront rooms and lush tropical hillside it really is the perfect setting for a destination wedding. From understate luxury, rich history and old world glamour it is hard not to want to get married here!

We have been fortunate to plan weddings at Round Hill throughout the years, and as we get ready for the wedding we have this weekend, it is hard not to look back at one of our favorite couple’s destination wedding.

Photography: James Christianson

See more of this island wedding featured on Carats & Cake 

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Tips for wedding dress shopping

December 20, 2016. Category: bride, tips, wedding dress, wedding planner

Is there anything more exciting then shopping for your wedding gown!? We don’t think so, but before you head over to your favorite Bridal Atelier here are a few tips from our very own Aimee Dominick from A. Dominick Events 

“Don’t take too many people when shopping for your dress. Often too many opinions is not a good thing.”

“Do blow out your hair and wear a little make up. It impossible to feel good in a dress if you don’t feel pretty to begin with.”

“Don’t feel pressured to buy the first day you look. It sometimes helps to sleep on the dress decision and go back another day to see the dress again.”

“Do wear boy shorts or full back undies. Your bum will be in a mirror a lot as you get into dresses.”

Of course also remember to have fun! This is supposed to be a wonderful and joyous time so take a minute to soak it all in, this is your wedding day after all!

Photography: Jodi & Kurt Photography

Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier via Bridal Atelier Carine’s Bridal 

See more of this timeless and elegant wedding featured on Style Me Pretty 

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Shaken not Stirred

November 14, 2016. Category: bar, caterering, cocktail hour, details, real wedding, trends, wedding planner

We are big fans of cocktail hour especially at weddings as it is a great way to kick off the celebration and add a few personalized touches.

From a grand custom built bar in a ballroom, a nod to southern hospitality with a bourbon bar, to signature cocktails matching the couples personalities, the possibilities are endless.

Here are a few of our favorite cocktail hour ideas that you may want to try at your next soirée.

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Bourbon Bar  Photography: Abby Jiu

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Personalized napkins  Photography: Bonnie Sen

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Signature cocktails  Photography: Bonnie Sen

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Custom built bar  Photography: Abby Jiu

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Veterans Day

November 11, 2016. Category: veterans day, virginia wedding, wedding planner
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