Wedding Planner For All Brides
While each wedding is unique and you are in no way bound to any formal traditions, we appreciate if you could fill out the following which will help us with the timing of your event.
Bride’s Name: ___________________________
Groom’s Name: ___________________________
Name of Yacht:______________________________
Guests Boarding time:_______________ Ceremony:_________
We allow bride and a few others on 1 hour before guests arrive but know that crew is preparing yacht.
Who will be coming and what time?__________________________________
Name and contact numbers of outside vendors: If we are picking up at a location different from our home port, vendors need to arrive and set up at home port no later than 1 hour prior to when yacht leaves for pickup location.
Set up/Load in time___________
DJ/Band (#of people)____________________________________
Load in time____________
Any special deliveries?__________________________________
Do you want a table for gifts and/or guest sign in? How many?________________________________
Will you have table seating assignment?__________ If so, we need to coordinate this and have a table for the place cards. Florist should bring table numbers.
Are you having your ceremony aboard? _________ Make sure music is properly amplified.
If so, who is your officiant?_____________________Ceremony dockside?___________
With ceremony, please list Wedding Party preferably in the order of ceremony – who is ushering whom down the aisle? Do you want them all to break off and stand beside you or sit down afterwards?
What music do you want played before ceremony?
As bridal party is walking down aisle?
As the bride walks down? Anything other than traditional bridal march?
After ceremony, the yacht begins to sail and cocktail hour begins with passed hors d’ourves.
Dinner: Do you want to be introduced once everyone is seated?__________
Please coordinate all music with DJ/band. Music is very important. Make sure you hire a professional!
After introduction usually comes first dance. Do you want this? Songs?
Do you want bride and groom to dance together and then have everyone else join or do you want bride and groom alone to dance?
Sit-down or buffet dining?______________
If you are doing a sit down dinner, dinner orders are taken after First Dance. Otherwise, buffet is open right afterwards.
Champagne toast/speeches? _______ When do you want this done?___________ Who will give the toast? This is usually done:
1. After the first dance
2. Just before dinner ends
We can have champagne flutes on the tables with champagne poured in the glass just before everyone sits or later.
Will there be speeches? We need to coordinate the dinner service and timing is very important. Long speeches take up valuable time. Please avoid this!
Cake cutting ceremony. Is yacht supplying cake?_______
Will you be supplying cake cutter? ______Topper? _____
After you and groom cut first piece, staff will cut the rest of cake.
After cake cutting, usually comes Father/Daughter dance and Son/Mother dance. Do you want this?_________ You can substitute people. What music?______________
Will you be doing a bouquet/garder? ___________
First bride throws bouquet to unmarried ladies. Then groom takes garder off bride’s leg and throws to single gentlemen. Then man who caught garder puts it on leg of lady who caught bouquet…
Are you giving out favors? _____
If so, where do you want them stored or displayed?