Learn the tips of the trade from Victoria Stankoski, Lead Coordinator at Wed With Style.

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Mind Your Budget

Although the amount tends to vary from one bride to the next, I have yet to come across any bride that is not on some sort of a budget. First, I always recommend that my couples select the areas of your wedding that are the most important to you and cut back in the other areas. For example the band may be more important to some than having upgraded linens.

Think of Your Guests

It is your day indeed and your wedding should represent your style and incorporate all that it is important to you. However, you should consider the comfort level and well-being of your guests, too. Things to take into consideration would be the temperature and time of year, especially if you are planning an outdoor wedding. I would not recommend making your guests wait for a beverage or food. Drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres are a great way to keep your guest happy while they wait on your grand entrance!

A Timeline is a Must

Having a realistic timeline for your day and sticking to it (as closely as possible) is very important. Consult your vendors on time frames and time requirements; they are the pros! Of course a good wedding planner will take care of all of this for you ;) An itinerary is the best way to notify the wedding party, families, and vendors of exactly when and where they should be. It also ensures all important events take place in a timely manner!

Victoria Stankoski – Lead Coordinator, Wed With Style

Vicki grew up on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, where she and her husband now reside and are raising their two boys. She earned her B.S. from Auburn University and a degree in Bridal Consulting & Event Planning from Ashworth College. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and is a Certified Mediator, both of which come in handy with wedding planning! She is also the bridal director at Christ The King Catholic Church.

Wed With Style is the fulfillment of a life-long dream to plan weddings and events. And while Vicki has turned her dream into her career, she doesn’t think of it as a job but a creative way to assist others in planning their big day! While based out of Fairhope, Ala., Vicki welcomes opportunities to plan events outside of the Gulf Coast.