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Do you need live musicians at your wedding?

Photo by: Katija zivkovic

It really depends on what you prefer as a couple. Remember, only listen to yourselves, not your aunts, cousins, friends etc. It is YOUR wedding, and you should decide whether to have live musicians or not.

Music is a very important factor at a wedding, it really follows all stages of a wedding day. And it should be like that! The music is created to put people in better mood, to keep them moving, smiling, dancing, boosting their Serotonin levels up! And we do want them to enjoy, they’re your favorite people in this world, celebrating your most special day in Dubrovnik with you.

Starting with the obvious, ceremony music. Where we have the live cello/violin or even piano players, playing (or singing) your favorite song as you walk down the aisle. Putting everyone in their feels, they’re getting a bit emotional and so are you… Stop it…You’re going to mess up your makeup!

Anyways, yes, back to music!

You can have live musicians on the boat cruise in between your ceremony and reception. How amazing is that? I’ll tell you. It will wow your guests, they will be talking about it years and years afterwards. The boat cruise on its own it something that brings joy and pleasure to the guests, they are more relaxed now, the sun is shining, you’re having a drink (or two) and you’re cruising on the most gorgeous Adriatic Sea. What a day so far, ha? Love it.

The boat cruise was delightful, the light breeze from the sea is something that they didn’t know they needed. The mood is set, your guests are approaching the reception venue.

Their energy will get even higher if they see a band or a live musician playing. They’ll always keep the dance floor full, that’s a guarantee!

The next option is having a great DJ plus a sax player. Oooooh! Yes, it does sound good. Nothing better than the sax player performance and the sound that perfectly contributes to the summer feel as you’re having your cold drink. That’s heaven right there, and you’re living in it.

Either way, having some sort of music is mandatory, we can agree on that. But live music adds to the experience. Whether you’re having them play your favorite songs or you hired a traditional Linđo ensemble to surprise your guests with music and dance closely linked to this region.

When having live musicians, they contribute to your overall experience with their performance and their individual and personalized approach. Each concert is unique, and we know that. Whether it is a sax player accompanying the DJ or the entire band in front of you. It will be a wedding to remember!

P.S.

You can also have just a DJ on the boat cruise (and reception) or you can put your own music on the speakers. Do as you like. We’re not here to persuade, we’re here to inform 😊But, hire a band or a live player. Just to see how sweaty they can get as they perform. Lol.

Photo by: Fabijan Drnas Photo by: Katija ZivkovicPhoto by: Jure Vukadin Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Libre comme L'Art

Tips on how to write your own vows

Photo by: Mihoci

Something that makes everyone go “Awww” not only the person standing in front of you. Yes, those are your vows. It is absolutely true that some have more talent than others in the way how they express their emotions through writing. Ultimately it is what you said, not how you said it, so don’t stress out about it that much. Just be you, people invited are your closest ones, they’ll notice when you start using words that you’ve never used before. It will probably make you feel uncomfortable. Avoid that, stay true to yourself and be confident.

What will also boost your confidence is following these few tips when writing your vows. So, let’s begin.

  1. Understand that it’s impossible to include everything – You’ve surely had gazillion moments together that are worth remembering. From your first date, learning how to drive, accidents in the restaurant, to different party experiences etc. You cannot mention it all otherwise your Priest might take a break and go sit behind the Altar. Focus on communicating the emotions that you’ve felt while being present in those moments.

 

2. Be unique – Avoid writing things you’re used to hearing in movies. Even though it is nice to have a quote that hits the “soft spot”, make the remaining part of the text really your own. It’s your time to shine, make the best use out of it. Honestly writing down your own words that come straight from the heart is a hundred times more personal (even if it’s shorter), than having all these fancy cliché looking sentences.

 

3. Include a bit of humor – It’s always nice to crack a few laughs. Especially in this moment when both of you are a bit nervous. It comes as a great balance between being serious and sentimental. Such a roller-coaster of emotions. One moment you’re crying next thing you know your cheeks hurt from laughing. LOVE IT!

 

4. If you’re like me and while casually walking around the grocery store you remember what you could have said in the argument the other day, then, write down your thoughts right away!! How many times such perfect sentences get lost because we don’t remember them and don’t have anywhere to write them down. Such a shame. Where are they now? Having a perfect party? Ughhh…

 

5. Plan it ahead – Yes, I’m looking at you procrastinator! If you’re usually used to doing this in the last moment, please change your habits for this. You’ll be much more relaxed, and the words will come out naturally. Nothing great is created from stressful situations. Take your time.

 

6. Read it out loud (to yourself or to a friend) –Hearing your words versus seeing them makes you catch mistakes. You can then word it differently. Change and move the parts to make the flow sound better. You can also practice your reading, emphasize the pauses. Adjust the tone of your voice. Stand straight and be confident.

 

There’s nothing to worry about, you’ll excel it. Let your words come from your soul but include just a bit of brain to make it sound better😊 You two already know how you feel towards each other, but it’s nice to hear it. Be prepared to melt away.

 

Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci

 

 

2 pros and 2 cons of doing a first look

Photo by: Mihoci

Doing a first look is something that is often debatable whether to have it or not. It is really about preferences of the couple and something that you two should discuss between each other. Don’t listen to anyone telling you what to do, or how you should behave. It is YOUR wedding day and do as you like.

With or without doing a first look, you will have the most amazing wedding day. After all, you’re having your wedding in beautiful Dubrovnik. 😊

So, let us begin with the “negative” side or the cons…

  1. First con, and the most obvious/controversial one is that – you lose having your first look at the Altar. Grandma, buckle up your seat belt, we’re taking off! (haha) Seriously now, she or some other more “traditional” guests might feel sorry that you won’t wait for that special moment to happen in front of the Altar or at the ceremony venue. Besides them, some couples really do take a lot of time and consideration whether to have a first look, since they want to make the walking down the aisle as special and emotional as it gets. Or should I say raw. Majority of people associate weddings with the fact that the groom gets to see his bride (for the first time) as she is walking towards him in her white dress. It is up to you to break those stereotypes, or maybe not… P.S. No one even needs to know that you’ve already seen each other.

2. Your wedding day might start earlier now -With having your first look before the ceremony, obviously you’ll have to think about getting up earlier than you planned to. Which is fine if you’re an early bird. But oh boy if you’re a night owl! You should consider getting to bed in some reasonable hours to get your beauty sleep. We all know that having enough sleep highly affects our stress levels but also our under-eye bags. We clearly do not need those!

 

We’re not here to overwhelm you, so doing 2 of each will be enough, agree? Moving on to the positive sides and we do love those (unlike the under eye bags). 😊

  1. First pro is – having some alone time with your loved one. While you’re the only ones being there, the emotions are shared just among you two. And that’s just beautiful. The sheer love and intimacy that is being felt is clearly something that you’ll remember forever. It’s just you two and that’s what matters after all. You’ll also feel more relaxed now while walking down the aisle (or waiting at the Altar) since you released all the nerves beforehand.

2. The second one – You can get amazing photos bursting with your emotions! And maybe a tear will mingle its way through. It is a lot easier for you (especially if you’re an introvert) to show your true emotions when there’s not many people around. Making your photos a true representation of your inner state at that moment. As well as you’ll save time this way with doing your shoot before the ceremony so you can spend more time with your guests after it. Enjoying drinks and just being relaxed and content.

There’s much more to add but we’ll leave it as it is. Think through it and do as you please. It is your wedding day, remember! You should be at ease.

Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci Photo by: Mihoci

Dubrovnik – your event home.

Dubrovnik Event - City

“I had my wedding in Dubrovnik, it was all I ever imagined and more.” This sentence doesn’t have to stop there. And that’s why we’re here. Did you ever consider making Dubrovnik your event home? SO many of our clients are doing exactly that lately! Planning not only their wedding anniversaries but their newly arrived kids parties, birthday celebrations or simply life celebrations with friends. Let us tell you why Dubrovnik is a perfect event home for you…

City of Dubrovnik is truly an architectural and historical masterpiece. That’s easy to explore online. But all those information come to life when you enter the Old Town. When you feel the city vibe personally. When you breathe the fresh air and hear the seagulls and sea bouncing off the city walls. You may think that there’s a huge fuss going on about this city, it’s too popular and not worth paying a visit. Sorry, but you could not be more wrong 😉

The city is more than special, and I’m not saying it because I live and work here. It holds certain power inherited from centuries ago. Whoever has been here will tell you the same. The main street, the narrow alleys, flowerpots, clothes drying on the ropes above your head, the stone, orange brick roofs, the pigeons, sea, sunsets, city walls…. I can go on and on… You’ve probably experienced all the above when you were here on your wedding day. How about experiencing this again, in an even more relaxed tone?

Being in the event planning business for over a decade now brings us the joy of meeting people from all over the world. Making their special day as memorable as it can be. But not only their wedding day! What is truly making us incredibly honored is having a repeated customer/client lately more and more. The real beauty of this is that we don’t see you as customers or clients, we’ve created a friendship by now. Those are life goals really, don’t you think? It serves as a recognition to our work and dedication that is being invested throughout the years.

So what can you actually do here after you have done your wedding here already?

  1. WEDDING ANNIVERSARY- obviously :D. You can have your 5 or 10 (+) years anniversary in Dubrovnik. In the same venue you had but this time more chilled, relaxed, calm, less people and more intimate (or not). Or, you can choose another venue that you maybe wanted to have in the first place and now is your chance to make it happen!
  2. Vow renewal- somewhere in the nature, secluded venue, just the two of you and the sound of birds and waves. Dubrovnik truly has it all!
  3. YOUR KIDS PARTIES: You have a family now and we could not be happier for you. How about organizing a Christening party for your kid or a bar or bat mitzvah in Dubrovnik? Did you know that Dubrovnik is a home to the oldest synagogue in this part of the world?
  4. BIRTHDAY PARTY (if not yours, maybe that of of your kids, parents, friends, cousins…) on a location that’s overlooking the Old Town like it’s on a palm of your hand.  Let’s face it, we got you intrigued, right?

It is rewarding to see our friends coming back and entrusting us with another celebration/event that they want us to organize. Our hearts are full. It is a feeling that cannot be explained. Is it because of Dubrovnik or is it because of us? We hope it’s both. We are a match made in heaven, aren’t we? 😊

Dubrovnik Event - proposal
Photo by: Veronica Arevalo
Dubrovnik Event - Birthday party
Photo by: Veronica Arevalo