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In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we had to post about this lovely couple’s fiesta inspired wedding.  This bride wanted everything in her wedding from the food, music, and decor to be influenced by her Hispanic culture.   You would think we would see this theme a lot more often being Phoenix Wedding Planners, but it really isn’t as common as you would think.

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Scottsdale wedding venue, Windgate ranch wedding, phoenix wedding planner, bts event managementWhen we first got the call from Jessica, the lovely bride pictured in this wedding, we knew it was an instant connection.  She had a great sense of humor and a story straight out of a fairytale.  Jessica was going to marry her childhood friend who turned into her high school sweetheart, who then became her husband, Rob.  This couple has been together for longer than some couples who are twice their age.  We were referred to this couple by Mike Olbinski, the amazing photographer who captured this incredible wedding.

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Brides: Will you be hosting your wedding date during these beautiful, but warm, springtime months? We recently encountered a solution to the sunny blues that you may have- parasols! Not only are they elegant and classy, but they can shade guests and also work as a unique element to your theme. Parasols By Design recently released a new line of custom designed, handmade parasols that are made especially for weddings and events.

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The Engagement Party

Traditionally, the bride’s parents (although anyone can host) will throw an engagement party for their daughter and her husband-to-be, for the intention of welcoming him and introducing friends and extended family to the groom and his family and friends. Although this isn’t required, it can be a great way to get future wedding guests together to establish a rapport before the event — familiar faces always make for a more convivial affair.


The Rehearsal Dinner

Both the groom’s parents traditionally organize (and pay for) the rehearsal dinner. This can range in size from a small occasion for members of the wedding party only to a grand soiree (never to outdo the wedding, of course) that includes half or more of the wedding guests. But they should never be expected to pay for a larger event than they are comfortable with.

Traditional Roles for the Bride and Her FamilyThe bride and her family are responsible for all planning expenses, the bride’s attire, all floral arrangements, transportation on the wedding day, photo and video fees, travel and lodgings for the officiant if he/she comes from out of town, lodging for the bridesmaids, and all the expenses of the reception. The bride personally pays for the flowers and gifts for her attendants, the groom’s ring, and a present for him.

Traditional Roles for the Groom and His FamilyThe groom’s family is responsible for corsages and boutonnieres for immediate members of both families, the lodging of the groom’s attendants, and sometimes the costs of the rehearsal dinner. The groom is traditionally expected to pay for the marriage license and officiant’s fees, and buy the bouquet for his bride, as well as her engagement and wedding rings and a gift; he should also purchase gifts and boutonnieres for his attendants. The honeymoon expenses are classically his, as the head of his new household.


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