Basic Wedding Design , Day-Of Wedding Coordination, or Dessert Table from S. Dixon Bridal Atelier (53% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Wedding planners help design the ceremony and reception, make things run smoothly on the wedding day, or provide a table full of desserts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Call prior to purchasing to check availability of wedding date. Valid only within 50 miles of 78701; will travel up to 100 miles for an extra fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

$699 for basic wedding-design package ($1,500 value)

  • Helps a couple design and coordinate their wedding up to the wedding day

$699 for day-of wedding-coordination package ($1,500 value)

  • One meeting to collect and review all vendor contracts
  • One walk-through of the final itinerary and event details
  • Creates a detailed timeline of the setup and breakdown of the event
  • Oversees the rehearsal and day-of wedding and event production
  • Oversees cleanup

$699 for full dessert-table package ($1,500 value)

  • Coordinates desserts for the reception
  • Brings desserts to the event
  • Cleans up the dessert table afterward

Wedding Toasts: Dos and Don’ts for the Big Day

Weddings aren’t just a big day for the bride and groom—members of the bridal party are often expected to give toasts. Read up on wedding-toast etiquette before raising your glass.

Engagement parties. Rehearsal dinners. Wedding receptions. At any of these events, at least somebody—whether the couple’s parents, the maid of honor, the best man, or even the bride and groom—will need to give a toast. These tips can help ease the anxiety of giving a memorable speech:

Don’t

  • Tell Inappropriate Stories: Above all, a toast should be casual and celebratory, more a commemoration of a joyful moment than a Friar's Club roast. To that end, avoid sharing any potentially embarrassing anecdotes or memories that predate the couple—especially when it comes to their exes.
  • Crack Jokes About Marriage: Though a little humor is fine—and most audiences expect a joke or two—jokes at the expense of marriage are off limits. Like in any other situation, the old “Take my wife, please!” line will draw more eye-rolls than guffaws. And besides, the day is all about honoring marriage, not tearing it down.
  • Make it About You: A toast is no time to hog the spotlight. No one wants to hear the speaker solicit dates, talk about their own good deeds, or read off their entire résumé to potential employers in the audience. Keep the focus on the happy couple.

    Do

    • Keep it short: There’s no reason why a toast should run more than two or three minutes. It’s even fine to cap it at just a few lines, giving people a chance to finally find out what’s at the bottom of their tables' Cracker Jack boxes.
    • Rehearse: Unless you’re an all-star ad-libber, it’s best to write the speech ahead of time and practice reading it aloud until you’re comfortable doing so. Feel free to bring along notes, but remember to address the entire room and not the paper in front of you.
    • Be Yourself: Amid all the expectations of the big speech, don’t try to force yourself to be funny—or even to be poignant. Speak from the heart and be genuine and the love will come through. Still, save truly personal messages for a private conversation.


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