Category Archives: Robbin Montero

Wedding Vendor Etiquette

When researching sites and vendors for your wedding, there are some basic etiquette policies you should follow. First, do your homework in advance. Don’t waste your time or the vendors’ time by asking to see a location or asking to … Continue reading

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Music to Your Ears – Ceremony Music

Choosing the style and types of instruments for your ceremony can make a huge difference based on the ceremony venue. If you are getting married at a church, many have written rules as to what songs can be played, so … Continue reading

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Reception Music – DJ or Band?

Your reception music is an important part of the overall success of your wedding, so opting for a DJ or band is a difficult choice for many couples. First, a DJ will usually be less expensive, has a larger selection … Continue reading

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Thank You Notes

The most important thing to know about writing thank you notes is to hand-write them! No computer-generated “thank you’s!”  Your note should be personalized, writing a few words about the gift received. If you have a large wedding, hand-writing a … Continue reading

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Hiring a Wedding Coordinator/Planner Makes Sense, Gives Peace of Mind

Who do you want to plan your wedding–somebody who has never done it before or an experienced professional with many successful weddings on record?

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“30-something” Couples, Second Time Around and Renewal of Vows

Love may indeed be lovelier the second time around, as the song says. Many second marriage couples and mature couples renewing their vows would agree. But what is the best way to properly capture the spirit of these celebrations?

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Elopements/Intimate Weddings — Romance, Spontaneity and individuality

Gone are the days when a young man propped a ladder up to his beloved’s window and burst forth in a poetic soliloquy before whisking her off to elope. However, even today there’s something to be said for the romance, secrecy … Continue reading

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Destination Weddings Make Beautiful Memories

A vineyard in summer, a beach at sunset, a glen in the midst of towering trees or an exciting cosmopolitan city—all are great destination choices for a wedding. Many couples choose locations with romantic associations, such as where they grew up … Continue reading

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Modern Wedding Etiquette

What we once considered to be proper wedding behavior was actually held over from the Elizabethan and Renaissance eras. Many traditions have gone out of style in the past thirty years. The following variations on wedding civilities are better suited to … Continue reading

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Turn-Of-“This”-Century Wedding Trends

Around the start of this millennium, there began a trend toward simpler weddings with increased focus on family and friendship. And, after investing so much time, energy, and money in their nuptial celebrations, why shouldn’t couples want more time to savor … Continue reading

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