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Unlocking the Magic: Planning your Dreams in Dubrovnik in 2024

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Unlocking the Magic: Planning your Dreams in Dubrovnik in 2024

Hey, Dubrovnik Event Enthusiasts, and all you dreamy destination wedding planners out there! Grab your passports and your Pinterest boards because we’re jetting off to the dazzling city of Dubrovnik, the crown jewel of Croatia, to talk about planning your dream wedding in 2024. XOXO!

Ah, Dubrovnik – where ancient walls meet the sparkling Adriatic Sea, and romance is as abundant as the Game of Thrones references. This UNESCO World Heritage site is not just a vacation spot; it’s a love affair waiting to happen. Imagine the best party against the backdrop of centuries-old architecture, with the sun setting over the shimmering waters – talk about Instagram-worthy!

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Why Dubrovnik, you ask?

Well, aside from its undeniable charm and cinematic beauty (remember King’s Landing?), Dubrovnik offers a unique blend of history, culture, and luxury that makes it a top-notch wedding destination. Whether you’re a history buff wanting to exchange vows in a medieval fortress or a beach lover dreaming of a barefoot ceremony on a secluded cove, Dubrovnik has got you covered.

As we start the new season, we wanted to reflect on our shiniest moments that really set Dubrovnik aside!

The Venue Hunt

Now, finding the perfect venue for your wedding or event is like finding your soulmate – it requires a little bit of magic and a whole lot of clicking through wedding websites. From cliffside fortresses with panoramic sea views to elegant palaces dripping in old-world charm, Dubrovnik offers a plethora of stunning venues that will make your heart skip a beat. To mention a few would be an insult, so let’s mention them a lot 🙂

Lovrijenac, uh just Jaw-dropping. No more words, that enough! This perfect venue is made for all, from the mysterious Masquerade Events to the most elegant of wedding! Art Gallery is SERVING! If you wanted to recreate your own Met Gala moment, these are the perfect places! Met Gala wishes..

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But remember, securing your dream venue in Dubrovnik is no small feat. With its rising popularity as a wedding destination, it’s always best to book well in advance. 

 

The Cuisine

Let’s talk about the real star of any wedding – the food! Dubrovnik’s culinary scene is a gastronomic delight, offering a mouthwatering array of local delicacies that will leave your guests begging for seconds. From fresh seafood caught daily from the Adriatic to hearty Croatian stews and pastries, your wedding menu is sure to be a hit.

And for those with a sweet tooth, don’t worry, Dubrovnik’s dessert game is strong. Think decadent cakes, artisanal chocolates, and gelato that’s practically a work of art. Just remember to confirm those dessert choices early to ensure a sweet ending to your dream wedding feast!

The Details

Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about the little details that make your wedding uniquely yours. Whether it’s incorporating Croatian traditions into your ceremony or adding personal touches that reflect your love story, the possibilities are endless. And let’s not forget about the music – from traditional Croatian folk tunes to modern hits that will get everyone on the dance floor, Dubrovnik offers a vibrant musical scene that will keep the party going all night long.

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So, there you have it, darlings – a sneak peek into planning your dreams in Dubrovnik in 2024. With its breathtaking beauty, rich history, and endless possibilities for romance, Dubrovnik truly is a magical destination for saying “I do”.

Remember, planning a wedding is like watching a season finale of a show – it’s all about the drama, the romance, and the gasping expectations. So, embrace the journey, enjoy every moment, and remember to live your own fairy tale, Dubrovnik style!

Until next time, keep dreaming big and living glamorously. After all, you never know who’s watching (or reading). XOXO!

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Dubrovnik, Your Enchanting ELOPEMENT Destination

Hey, lovebirds, welcome to another Blog by yours truly!

Are you tired of the traditional wedding hoopla? Do you dream of saying “I do” in a place where romance meets tradition, architecture and the Sea? Well, grab your passports and your sweetheart because we’re spilling the tea on why Dubrovnik is the ultimate elopement destination for 2024!

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What is Elopement Anyway?

Now, for those of you who might be scratching your heads, let’s break it down. Elopement isn’t just running off to get hitched in secret anymore (though, that’s still an option for those feeling extra sneaky). Today, elopement is all about choosing an intimate, personalized wedding experience that’s uniquely you. It’s about ditching the guest list, the seating charts, and the stress, and focusing on what truly matters – your love story.

Why Dubrovnik?

Ah, Dubrovnik – where fairy tale dreams become reality and every corner is a photo op waiting to happen. This picturesque city, with its breathtaking Adriatic Sea views, ancient city walls, and cobblestone streets, is the epitome of romance. Imagine exchanging vows on a secluded cliff overlooking the sparkling sea or in a historic church tucked away in the Old Town – talk about swoon-worthy!

But it’s not just about the stunning scenery. Dubrovnik offers a blend of luxury, culture, and charm that makes it the perfect backdrop for your elopement adventure. Whether you’re a history buff wanting to tie the knot in a medieval fortress or a nature lover dreaming of a sunset ceremony on a hidden beach, Dubrovnik has something for every couple’s unique style.

Why Elope to Dubrovnik?

Eloping in Dubrovnik means saying goodbye to wedding planning stress and hello to a romantic getaway you’ll never forget. It’s about creating memories that are just as epic as your love story, without the fuss and fanfare of a traditional wedding.

And let’s be honest, if you’re going to elope, you want to do it right. And by “right”, we mean in a place that feels like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. Dubrovnik offers that magical setting where every moment feels like a scene from a romantic movie – minus the script, of course!

At Dubrovnik Event we wanted to make exclusive offers for our eloping couples. We have our SYMBOLIC OFFER, which is perfect for couples to celebrate their love without the legalities of a civil marriage. It’s a beautiful way to express your commitment and devotion to each other in a unique and personalized manner.

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Our CIVIL PACKAGE is amazing for couples who want to have legally bound marriage in a scenic venue with the most beautiful sunset you can imagine. Bring your closest who will watch your love story being told in Dubrovnik.

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Still Time to Book Your 2024 Elopement

Now, you might be thinking, “But it’s already 2024, isn’t it too late to plan an elopement?” Fear not, lovebirds! There’s still time to book your dream elopement in Dubrovnik with us. Because let’s be real, if you couldn’t book an elopement in time, that would defeat the whole purpose of eloping, wouldn’t it?

With our expert guidance and local connections, we’ll help you plan the perfect elopement that’s stress-free and utterly romantic. From finding the ideal ceremony spot to arranging all the little details, we’ve got you covered.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your partner, pack your bags, and let’s make your elopement dreams come true in the enchanting city of Dubrovnik.

Until next time, keep dreaming big, living glamorously, and remember – the best love stories are the ones that start with “Once upon a time in Dubrovnik”.

DE; “Where D stands for Design”

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To the readers who look up at the starry sky and everything is more beautiful.

To the dreams, creativity, elegance & practicality; Design.

In the glitzy realm of weddings, design isn’t just about pretty decorations; it’s the soul of the soirée. As wedding planners, we are tasked with taking your vision and turning it into design. Simply we need to connect the venue to you, crafting an event that screams, “This is so your wedding!”

Isn’t there a nicer comment someone can tell you! The location is something everybody will remember, especially if it is a vintage stone house elegantly ‘designed’ to fit you.

Welcome, darling readers, to the world of wedding design! Picture this: a grand entrance adorned with cascading florals, guests gasping in awe at the exquisite table settings, and a bride who looks straight out of a fairy tale. What’s the secret ingredient that ties this all together? You guessed it – design.

Let’s dive into the juicy details, shall we?

First off, why does design even matter? Well, picture attending a soirée where the decor resembles a sad high school prom from the ’80s – yikes, right? Design sets the tone. It’s the difference between “Wow, this is fabulous!” and “Did someone forget to hire a decorator?” That is where we advise you best! We love our venues, these venues have deep history and the importance of design is to make your vision in them.

Looking at design suggestions and inspiration, draw from what you like to do in your everyday life. If you like olive oil and olive colors, let’s combine those. We will make personalized olive oil guest favors and table design and stationary in your favorite colors.

When thinking about design we can divide it into few categories, first is the décor which takes the largest portion of design and which we have a lot of trusted vendors we help guide through your vision. Things like Stationary & Signs are our expertise and we pride ourselves with personalizing all aspects of your wedding and personalizing décor is just one.

Design is in the food, drinks, music, entreatment even light decoration. If you want to have a minimalist wedding with a “WoW” effect, wait until the sunset. Once the last sun rays hit the venue your guest will start anticipating. And, WoW! All of a sudden a spectacle begins! All that bring together the whole event.

If you want to design your dreams, and do stare at the starry sky we can help bring those stars for you.

Catch us next week, where we are going to discuss design further, we will dive into the world of Extras! Hmm, interesting… well, see you next time dear reader.  

Aisle Adventures

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Another amazing wedding season is ahead of us my dear reader, we are so excited for the new experinces and new things happening!

We hope you’ve been sipping on champagne and enjoying life’s little luxuries because we certainly have been in preperation for this season. Now, we’ve gathered here not for a little chat but for something really thrilling—the grand makeover of our beloved wedding blog.

Drumroll, please. Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook & other social media pages showcase your work and inspiration. But a blog is the soul of every company.

This is where you can gather some really amazing lessons, tricks, trends, inspiration and a general feel of the people you want as your wedding planners.

Time to start designing change.

You see, change is inevitable, like last season’s wedding trends or the constant stream of celebrity breakups. And so, with a flick of our metaphorical hair and a smoldering glance, we present to you our dazzling new blog design.

Aisle Adventures.

Why, you ask? Well, what are we doing here? We are wedding planners but so much more than that, we are your adventure desginers.

This redesign is not just a cosmetic touch-up; it’s a testament to our commitment to curate a space that mirrors the sophistication and grandeur of the events we hold dear. We our platform  to showcase our adventures and answer a lot of your questions even before knowing us. For example, we even have a catgeory ‘where to start with your planning’.

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So, jump with us into this expereince and find a place where you want to start from.

Let’s talk about the heart of the matter—design.

Designing your own wedding is not merely about color palettes and flower arrangements; it is about making a picture a Whole.

Having your wedding in Dubrovnik is already the best decision you have made, but let’s go further. You are having your wedding at Fort Lovrijenac, and you are surrounded by ancient stone and neverending Mediterranean Sea. Let’s make this a whole picture.

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Design is making your inspiration and ideas into the space you have, bringing the color palletes from the space to your Stationary, Flowers, Food, Guest Favours, Snacks, Decorations, Enetrtainments and so much more.

And who better to guide you through this journey than us—the maestros of matrimonial aesthetics.

This is not the Fin my darlings, set your alarms for next week’s issue that will continue about design, showcasing you what design means, importance of it and all that you can do with it. I will even showcase you some examples we have been working on designing a wedding and all about it, be ready for magic and much more.

Love, Lace, and Lavish Affairs of 2024

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Greetings, dear reader! Grab your Manolos and don your best couture, because we’re about to spill the tea on the hottest wedding trends of 2024!

From lavish event affairs to intimate wedding soirees, this year promises to be a whirlwind of opulence, sophistication, and unexpected twists. So, whether you’re a blushing bride or just an avid spectator, fasten your seatbelts as we dive into the extravagant world of weddings.

Trend 1: Decadent Décor Drama

Say ‘au revoir’ to minimalism, darling. In 2024, it’s all about decadent décor that screams ‘more is more.’ Think cascading floral installations hanging from the Sponza Palace, velvet drapes in rich jewel tones at the Višnjica venue, and tables adorned with towering candelabras and flower arrangements at the Art Gallery. This year, couples are channeling their inner Marie Antoinette, creating sumptuous environments that transport guests into a world of pure indulgence. If your venue doesn’t look like a scene from a period drama, you’re not doing it right.

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Trend 2: The Rise of Micro-Elopements

While grandeur has its place, 2024 is also witnessing the rise of intimate affairs that pack a punch. Micro-elopements are all the rage, offering couples the chance to exchange vows in a secluded, picturesque setting surrounded only by their nearest and dearest. Forget the 200-person guest list; it’s all about quality over quantity. These exclusive gatherings often boast personalized details and surprise elements, making them an Instagram-worthy spectacle with an air of mystery.

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Trend 3: Non-Traditional Bridal Couture

Move over, traditional white gowns—2024 is ushering in an era of unconventional bridal fashion. Designers are pushing boundaries with bold colors, unexpected textures, and avant-garde silhouettes. Brides are swapping classic veils for statement headpieces and, in some cases, even embracing pantsuits and jumpsuits for that fearless, fashion-forward flair. It’s a bridal revolution, and we’re here for it.

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Trend 4: Destination Extravaganzas

Destination weddings are reaching new heights in 2024, with couples choosing breathtaking destinations that add an extra layer of allure to their nuptials. Whether it’s a romantic beach ceremony or a fairytale castle wedding seaside, we assure you Dubrovnik is the destination for you, saying ‘I do’ has never been so wanderlust-inducing.

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Trend 5: Tech-Savvy Celebrations

In a world where screens are an extension of ourselves, tech-savvy weddings are making a splash. Livestreaming ceremonies for virtual guests, personalized wedding hashtags, and interactive digital guestbooks are just a few ways couples are embracing technology to enhance the wedding experience. After all, a wedding isn’t truly modern unless it’s hashtagged, liked, and shared across all social platforms.

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As we navigate the exciting landscape of 2024 weddings, one thing is for certain: this year’s celebrations are all about pushing boundaries, breaking traditions, and embracing the unexpected. So, whether you’re planning your own dream day or simply sipping champagne as a spectator, hold onto your fascinators, dear readers, because the wedding season of 2024 is sure to be a thrilling ride through a world of love, luxury, and scandalous surprises. XOXO, Wedding Whisperer.

A Journey through Flower Palette

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Happy Blog Thursday our brides-to-be and flower enthusiasts!

As a seasoned wedding planner, I understand that choosing the perfect flower arrangement is no small feat. What is more important than flowers and decor on your wedding day? Well maybe your Groom, but that’s a close call… In this guide, I’ll share some valuable tips and insights on how to pick out the ideal floral ensemble that harmonizes with your vision, ensuring that your wedding blooms in full color and beauty. Don’t consider this a decision for later, this is something you should be thinking of from the start. that is because somethimes other things fall under priorities and you loose your vision in the decision making process and your final outcome doesn’t look like you wanted to. We are here to help with that.

Define Your Style:

Begin by defining your wedding style. Are you dreaming of a romantic garden wedding, a seaside event, a chic modern affair, or perhaps a timeless classic celebration? Your chosen style will serve as the foundation for selecting flowers that resonate with your aesthetic and space.

Tip: Create a vision board with pictures of flowers, color palettes, and overall decor that inspire you. This will help you communicate your ideas clearly to your florist. Also ask your planner for photos of the venue to help you picture the idea.

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Color Palette Magic:

Establishing a cohesive color palette is key to a stunning floral display. Coordinate your flowers with the overall color scheme of your wedding. Consider not only the primary colors but also something that will make your wedding pop! Do not think that a wedding needs to be white to be classy.

Tip: Explore the symbolism behind different flowers and their colors. For example, roses convey love, while lavender symbolizes devotion.

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Seasonal Sensibility:

Opt for flowers that are in season during your wedding. Not only will this ensure freshness, but it also helps with cost-effectiveness. Did you know that peonies are often associated with good fortune and a happy marriage? Incorporating them into your arrangement might bring an extra touch of joy to your day.

Texture and Layers:

Create depth and visual interest in your arrangements by incorporating a variety of textures. Mix soft, delicate blooms with lush greenery and perhaps some unexpected elements like different variety of candle vases and hanging details. This adds dimension and personality to your floral design.

Tip: Experiment with different vase shapes and sizes for a dynamic and varied display.

 

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Budget-Friendly Blooms:

While it’s tempting to dream big with flowers, it’s essential to consider your budget. Consult with your planner about cost-effective alternatives or focus on a few statement pieces that will make a lasting impression. Don’t make a mistake of falling in love before you know how much love you have.

Personal Touch:

Infuse your personality into the arrangements by incorporating meaningful elements. Perhaps include flowers that hold sentimental value or represent your cultural background. These personal touches will make your wedding flowers uniquely yours.

Tip: Consider using vintage family heirlooms as vases or wrapping bouquets in lace from your grandmother’s wedding gown.

I hope these tips and steps help you start your wedding journey and as always, see you next week!

 

 

 

 

From Chaos to ‘I Do’

Welcome, soon-to-be-wedded souls and overwhelmed reader tasked with planning a grand matrimonial event!

Ah, the tingling sensation of wedding bells in the air, the rush of excitement, and the subtle panic of not knowing where to start – it’s the grand symphony of emotions when you’re on the brink of planning your big day. Let me help you, think of this as your guide

I will give you some pointers on how to start planning, not your wedding; that is our job. But how to start to plan a wedding. The same way athletes must warm up and practice before the game, you have too as well. The more prepared you come to your wedding planning process, the more you will thank me on it!

The steps:

Embrace the Chaos

First things first, take a deep breath. If you can’t laugh at the thought of choosing between an elegant sit-down dinner or an all-out buffet resembling a royal feast from the Middle Ages, you’re in for a rollercoaster ride. Talk to your partner, even if it is to laugh at some themed options, it is also important to know what you do not want!

Remember, the journey to ‘I do’ is paved with quirky mishaps, unexpected turns, and the occasional bride/groom-zilla moment. Embrace it all with a chuckle and a touch of humor – if you prepare for chaos, you can navigate it and it makes the journey more memorable.

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Define Your Vision… Board

Picture this: you, a glue stick, scissors, and a board, ready to create the Mona Lisa of wedding vision boards. Take a moment to immerse yourself in a world of possibilities. Whether it’s Pinterest, magazines, wedding companies blog posts or a good old-fashioned sketchpad, gather inspiration from all of it. It’s the place where your dream bouquet, whimsical venue, and the perfectly color-coordinated napkins collide in an artistic explosion.

Now, here comes the challenge, although it may be ‘old-school’ – curate your collage masterpiece. There is something in the making of ‘wedding scrapbook’s’ that is special, plus it created another great memory.

Cut, paste, and create your vision board. Pro tip: Don’t be afraid to add a few funny cut-outs or doodles that represent your shared sense of humor. After all, what’s a wedding without a touch of your unique personality? Trust me it makes all the difference if you put your couple personality in the wedding.

 

Prioritize Like a Pro

From Uncle Bob’s insistence on bringing his pet to the ceremony to the Great Debate on whether the napkins should be ivory or eggshell, you’ll face decisions galore. Prioritization is key! Choose your battles wisely. Put people in charge of others, maybe tell your bridesmaids to handle the guests and their requests. The one advice I would give to you is to choose the right maid of honor, he/she is the one who needs to handle all of this for you on the day, so you don’t even know if Aunt Tonya lost her purse or Cousin Roger fell asleep in the garden…

Make a list of ‘must-haves,’ ‘nice-to-haves,’ and ‘if-it-happens, great!’ items. This not only streamlines the planning process but also adds a dash of sanity to the whirlwind of choices.

 

Keep Calm and Wed On

In the grand symphony of wedding planning, mishaps are inevitable, or with a great planner minimal.

A quirky twist, an unexpected turn, or a comical misadventure – these moments will become the fond memories you laugh about in the years to come, trust us.

So, take a deep breath, let the stress slide off you like confetti, and relish the joyous chaos.

To all the couples planning their special day, remember, laughter is the best wedding planner. Embrace the process, enjoy the ride, and hold on to your sense of humor.

We promise to sprinkle your wedding planning journey with more laughter than stress.

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Cheers the beautiful chaos of wedding planning!

A Wedding Planner’s Tale of 2023

‘Not’ Another Clique Story of Endings and Beginnings: A Wedding Planner’s Tale of 2023

In the city where the long lasting Summer and patiently awaited bestie Winter are only true units of time measurement, we make our story.

As the final days set on the season of 2023, we find ourselves reflecting on the endings and beginnings that have graced our summer (insert; emoji with a single tear in it’s eye).

In the world of wedding planning, each year is a unique story waiting to be told.

These tales are not just about the grand finales and new beginnings of countless couples but also about the unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes, weaving dreams into reality.

If we were to write a novel, it would be titled “The Tales of a Wedding Planner,” or more accurately known as „Oh I love it and I hate it at the same time“…

It would be a testament to the dedication, the strength, and the love that goes into making each wedding day truly special.

Endings, in the world of weddings, are bittersweet. They mark the culmination of months, sometimes even years, of planning, creativity, and anticipation. The meticulously chosen colors, the carefully curated playlists, and the painstakingly crafted flower arrangements are all a part of the narrative, add to that that Dubrovnik is truly a magical place to get slim during a summer season.

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The brides and grooms, each with their unique love story, bring their dreams to us, entrusting us with the task of turning those dreams into a magical reality. And when the final dance is danced, the last slice of cake is eaten, and the guests have gone home, we are left with the beautiful memories of an ending that is also a new beginning for the couple.

 

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It is needless to say, wedding planners work tirelessly to ensure that the big day goes off without a hitch, but it’s the behind-the-scenes moments that truly define our journey.

(insert; lengthy direct address – and that are truly the best laughs sometimes.. let’s remember a certain dress malfunction that included: one ‘churhcy’ church, one planner baffled and two laughing their sweet faces off for the rest of the day!).

The stress, the late nights, the countless phone calls, and the endless to-do lists may not be visible, but they are the threads that weave the fabric of a successful wedding. The sacrifices, the unending hours of work, and the unwavering commitment are what set wedding planners apart.

It takes a special kind of person to embrace this role, one that goes beyond mere profession and becomes a passion.

This is our time to say thank you.

Not to you, dear reader; not this time, but to all those who make this sacrifice. We owe our gratitude to our incredible team, who is not just a work family, but true family in every sense of the word. We spend more time with them than with our biological families during the season, and they are the ones who stand by our side through thick and thin. Their unwavering support, their infectious enthusiasm, and the smiles they bring to the job are what keep us going. It’s a smile that says, “I love that I am here with you,” and that kind of energy is truly contagious.

This energy is what inspires us to keep doing what we do, year after year. It creates a circle of people who love what they are doing, and that love, that passion, is what makes your wedding day so incredibly special. It’s not just a job; it’s a calling, a vocation, and a labor of love.

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So, we bid ‘adio’ (famous last words spoken in Dubrovnik..) to the season of 2023.

Thank you.

Season 2023, you will be loved, cherised, cried over, gossiped over (insert; wine bottle) but ultimately; closed.

As always dear reader, this is not a goodbye, endings are necessary for new beginnings. This is…let me rest for a minute. All jokes aside, let me say there are never enought good quotes spoken so..

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

Hope you remember this one.

This is a nod to the hidden stories, the unseen sacrifices, and the relentless dedication that make every wedding planner’s tale a story worth telling.

Yours truly, DE.

The Menu.

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Good Morning Wedding Lovers!

We continue with another week of yours truly giving you valuable tips and tricks of the trade.

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and every detail should reflect your unique style and personality. When it comes to planning your wedding, the menu is an essential aspect that deserves special attention. Presenting your menu in a creative and visually appealing way can elevate the dining experience for your guests and add an extra touch of elegance to your special day.

Now, let us give you some pointers to help you make your mind up, closing down to your wedding day. When designing your menu, try to keep close to your personal style as a couple because it will feel much more familiar and emotional to you. Also think about the food you will be serving, the shapes, the colors and find something that will suit it best. Lastly, try in some way to incorporate the wedding venue, keep in mind that Dubrovnik has a lot of traditional and romantic venues that could be presented on the menu.

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Types of menus differ in a lot of ways, the way you display them to the way you design them. Some types are:

Customized Menus – One of the simplest yet effective ways to present your wedding menu is by designing custom menus that match your wedding theme and personal decor. Consider incorporating your wedding colors, motifs, or even monograms into the menu design. You can print individual menus for each guest or display a large, beautifully framed menu at the entrance of the reception area for everyone to see.

Interactive Displays – Engage your guests with interactive displays that allow them to explore and choose their desired menu items. Create a visually stunning wall or board with different food options and accompanying descriptions. Using decorative pins or magnets, guests can select their preferences. This adds an element of fun and encourages conversation among guests as they discuss their choices.

Tabletop Displays – Incorporate your menu into the table setting by using unique presentation methods. Place individual menus inside elegantly folded napkins or attach them to creatively designed place cards. You can also consider using edible menus, such as personalized cookies or chocolate bars with the menu details engraved on them. These edible delights not only serve as a delightful surprise but also act as a sweet treat for your guests.

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Interactive Digital Menus – Embrace technology and create a digital menu experience for your guests. Set up interactive screens or tablets at each table, allowing guests to browse through the menu options, view food photos, and even read chef’s recommendations. This approach adds a modern touch to your wedding while providing an immersive and personalized dining experience.

Multi-course Surprise – If you want to add an element of surprise to your wedding menu, consider presenting each course in a unique and unexpected way. For example, you can serve an amuse-bouche as a pre-course palate cleanser in small, decorative shot glasses. Another idea is to serve a signature cocktail as an intermezzo between courses, refreshing the guests’ palates and enhancing the overall dining experience.

Themed Food Stations – Create a culinary journey for your guests by setting up themed food stations that reflect your favorite cuisines or destinations. Use decorative signs and props to indicate the different stations, and include small menu cards at each station describing the dishes and their ingredients. This interactive approach allows guests to explore various flavors while immersing themselves in the ambiance of each culinary experience.

Your wedding menu is an opportunity to showcase your personal style as a couple and give people some insight into who you will be as a married couple…it will surely delight your guests and make for a memorable dining experience. As we love seeing people entry their married life together, we have seen a lot of personal styles coming together which makes it so much more special seeing it come to life. Dubrovnik gives that special “umf” to your style, the tradition and pure natural beauty makes everything shine better.

That’s it for now dear reader… cheers to love!

A comprehensive guide to tracking RSVPs

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To all our dear followers, clients and readers welcome to another week of new wedding tips and tricks…Let me tell you something you should be thinking about in your planning stages of your Dubrovnik wedding. While planning a wedding involves countless details, one critical aspect is managing the guest list and RSVPs.

Tracking RSVPs ensures you have an accurate headcount, allowing you to plan seating arrangements, finalize catering orders, and create a memorable experience for everyone attending. In this blog post, we will guide you through an effective approach to tracking RSVPs for your wedding, making the process streamlined and stress-free.

Firstly, start by creating a preliminary Guest List: compile a guest list that includes family, friends, and acquaintances you wish to invite to your wedding, or anyone that comes to your mind in the moment, remember it is preliminary . Organize it into categories (e.g., family, friends, work colleagues) to simplify the list for later.

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Set finalized Guest List and Send Invitations: Once you have your guest list ready, send out beautiful wedding invitations well in advance. Provide clear instructions for RSVPing, including the deadline and preferred methods of response (e.g., email, website, phone). Consider online RSVP tools, such as wedding websites like TTO (That’s The One) or dedicated apps, to make the process more convenient for your guests. *A tip is to send them up to 8 months before, to give more than enough time for everyone to respond before the final deadline to save you some nerves and get your guests excited about your wedding.

Implement a System: Establish a systematic method to track RSVPs and their responses. Some of your options could be:

  • Traditional RSVP Cards: Include pre-stamped and addressed RSVP cards with your invitations, allowing guests to respond via mail. Create a tracking system to record the responses as they arrive.
  • Online RSVP: Set up a wedding website with an RSVP feature, the one website we absolutely loveee is TTO (That’s The One) it enabling guests to respond online with all details included, regarding their plus ones and more.
  • Phone or Email RSVPs: For guests who prefer a more personal touch, provide a dedicated phone number or email address for RSVPs. Is case you would have to again, create a spreadsheet or document to track their responses.

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Set a Deadline for your Guests: Sometimes your guests get a little bit…relaxed, and they need to be reminded to get things done. You need to specify a clear RSVP deadline that gives them time to respond while allowing you to make necessary arrangements in time. Ideally, set the deadline a few weeks before your wedding day to provide room for follow-ups with non-responders.

Finally, follow-up with Non-Responders: As the deadline approaches, it’s common to have some guests who haven’t RSVPed yet. Reach out to these guests through email, phone calls, or text messages to confirm their attendance, be ready to handle with care and a bottle of wine to ease the headache…

Once you are done with pushing everyone to respond… you can finally  relax and enjoy in the idea of your beautiful Dubrovnik wedding with all your close friends and family having the best time of their lives.