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Your New Favorite Wedding Vendor May Be One on Wheels…

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Looking for a fun way to bring a little whimsy to your wedding? May we suggest… a mobile wedding vendor! Bars on wheels are making the rounds trending in 2020 weddings and they just get cuter every time we turn around. One perk to bars on wheels? They travel! Wine, beer, champagne, cocktails and mocktails – mobile bars literally bring the fun to you. Couples looking for a twist on standard wedding food have also been looking to fancy food trucks as a way to spice up their big day. Food and drinks aren’t the only fun that can be served up on wheels during your wedding, though. Think DIY floral bouquet favor stations and vintage Airstream-converted-super cute boho photo booth. Keep reading to discover these Oklahoma wedding vendors on the fun side of nuptial trends.

Airstream Photo Booth

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Memory Lane Photobooth

The ultra-trendy staff at Memory Lane Photobooth know just how to create the perfect balance of nostalgic and new at your special event. The interior of this gorgeous Airstream has been refurbished to a bohemian, desert-chic theme, and we just love the way all its decor, potted plants and throw pillows make it feel just as warm and homey as it is picturesque. Your older guests will have so much fun posing for pictures and reminiscing about a simpler time while your younger guests will be amazed at their first time inside an Airstream!

Photo // Loganna Photography

 

Mobile Camper Bar

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Bubbly Camper Co.

For brides who want a more subtle vintage flair, Bubbly Camper Co. is a sparkling wine and beer tap camper available for rent! They specialize in bringing delicious bubbly, perfectly chilled and ready to serve your guests from their super stylish camper. With its incredible charm, the adorable white camper trailer is the perfect addition to your wedding. Featuring four brass taps, you can completely customize your bubbly menu – serving up to four kegs simultaneously! Their step-by-step process makes it super easy and oh-so-seamless. Since their camper utilizes kegs, there are no pesky bottles to be disposed of, so this low-waste option also means one less thing left for clean-up duty after your wedding night ends! A licensed bartender is included in each rental to ensure every glass is perfect from the first sip to the last bubbly drop, so get your party pants ready!

Photo // Amanda Watson Photography

 

Mobile Prosecco Bar

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Bubbles and Brews

This vendor truly puts the “pro” in prosecco! Bubbles and Brews is a vintage Piaggio Ape from Italy that has been converted into the cutest little vintage mobile prosecco bar! Small enough to drive through a set of double doors, this bar is just as comfortable inside or out, leaving you endless options within your wedding scenes! They can provide up to seven taps to pour perfectly chilled prosecco, craft beer, cocktails and even non-alcoholic selections at your special event. Whether it’s a wedding, executive entertainment, employee or personal or client party, Bubbles and Brews is just the memorable touch to make your special day over the top! Cheers!

Photo // Hannah Donze Photography

 

DIY Flower Cart

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Les Bouquets

This prairie-based, Parisian-inspired flower cart encouraging guests to build their own bouquets is taking the mobile wedding vendor world by storm and it’s no wonder why! The Les Bouquets flower cart is available for anything from birthdays and bachelorettes to holiday parties and wedding receptions. They specialize in providing gorgeous, locally-sourced flowers (along with the most precious set-up ever) so that your guests and party-goers can build their own bouquets as a fun activity and take it home as a fabulous party favor. The entire experience can be customized from start to finish! Les Bouquets and their floral shop on wheels strive to bring the fun and frivolity of a Parisian flower stand stateside to Oklahoma, and they look forward to adding a fresh and fun floral favor option to your upcoming wedding or event.

Photo // Carsyn Abrams Photography

 

Wedding Food Truck

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The Abbey Road Express

Putting your wedding meal on wheels is a cool, casual touch that can make your guests feel like letting their guard down. That being said, how dinner goes can certainly affect the rest of your big night! The Abbey Road Express is a full-service food truck that specializes in bringing restaurant-quality catering to your event, so you don’t have to sacrifice quality of food for the novelty of having it served from a food truck! This laid back style of dining will have your guests relieved they don’t have to stumble through a stuffy five-course, sit-down meal hoping they chose the right eating utensil. The Abbey Road Express team is devoted to bringing the very best service to any location, and they are ready to help bring your event to the next level with amazingly crafted food from the heart!


Still looking to make your ordinary Oklahoma wedding details a little more extraordinary? We know the best in the business! Browse a vast variety of Oklahoma wedding vendors here. Cheers!

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Playlists

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There’s no denying it – music matters! The type of music you play at your wedding can help solidify your overall theme, as well as convey added emotion on, let’s face it, one of the most emotional days of your life! That’s why we are here to help you choose your perfect wedding playlists! If you’re anything like us, you have those sweet songs that bring back all the relationship feels, and then those jams you KNOW will get your friends moving and grooving on the dance floor. There is a time and a place for both on your wedding day – after all, the party doesn’t stop! From the ceremony to the ultimate dance party, having playlists for each part of the evening can ensure that your guests are mixing and mingling to those tracks that pull at your heartstrings (or make you grab another drink from the bar!). Every couple’s wedding day soundtrack should be unique, and we have some tips for you on how to make that possible.

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Playlists

Photo // Peyton Byford

1. Make Different Playlists for Parts of the Day & Night

Now, this is the fun part! From waking up and realizing the day has FINALLY come, to mimosas with your besties and the elaborate getting ready routine…you get to decide what vibe you’re going for. Is it the ultimate hype playlist with high-energy hits to elevate the mood, those throwback jams you wouldn’t dare miss a word to after endless car singalongs with your friends OR delicate hymns that allow for a little calm before the storm? That’s up to you! There are other parts of the day that deserve some well-thought-out music, such as:

  • Arrival of Guests
  • Ceremony Time (including processional and recessional)
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Reception Entrance
  • Dinner
  • First Dances
  • Party Music
  • The Send-Off!

When picking out this background music for the big day, it’s important to curate something that matches you and your significant other, but also fits the mood of the evening. Chances are, romantic love songs will be the move for most, but there’s always room to get creative. With the mood shift after “I do,” your guests are going to be ready to celebrate the sweet matrimony with a little bit of dancing, fingers crossed! We know couples want all of their guests to be engaged in the music selection, from your Uncle Kirk to your TikTok obsessed cousin, so curating a party playlist with multiple genres will ensure everyone gets a chance to scream Mama Mia and do the Renegade dance. Want to use similar songs for different parts of the day? We feel you! Our tip is to create a playlist, throw all your faves in there and hit shuffle!

2. Check out our Playlists

Having trouble creating your own or in search of a little inspiration? Check out our curated playlists on Wed Society! With options from top-entertainment vendors and our own music-loving team members, here you will find a wide variety of selections that are sure to appeal to every couple’s taste! Not into the cheesy love songs that you hear on repeat 24/7? We have you covered with some more obscure tunes you likely won’t find on the radio.

Check out one of our faves:

3. How your DJ or Band can help!

We know there’s nothing like a live band or DJ to connect with your guests at your wedding! You can still communicate with your entertainment pro if there is a certain song you would like played or even EDITED to best fit the current moment! Don’t be afraid to be specific and tell your DJ/Band what NOT to play. Remember, your entertainment vendor is there to help curate and deliver the music you and your guests will enjoy! If you are making the transition from your fave hits to the classics that the whole family will enjoy, be sure you’re on the same page with your vendor on when to flip the switch.

 

Each wedding requires an enormous amount of creativity to ensure the day perfectly reflects the happy couple. Wedding music is no different! While there are thousands of romantic songs to sway with, classics to scream along to  and popular tunes with 15-second dances attached, think about what soundtrack will best tell your love story. Be sure to follow along with us on Spotify for even more specifically curated playlists that cater to this exciting season of engagement!


Looking to connect with a local band, DJ or musician to play at your wedding? See our list of favorite Oklahoma wedding entertainers here!

Boho Southwestern Wedding Inspo in Desert Tones + Art Deco Arches

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Every wedding inspiration shoot tells a story, but this one actually tells two! Consisting of all the must-haves and staples of boho southwestern wedding inspiration, this shoot held at Spain Ranch is like a holy grail mood board for those who crave desert tones or anyone on the art deco arch trend! Our solo bride models a more traditional, wild-spirited bohemian look, while our faux bride and groom embody a contemporary, art-deco take on the style. We are absolutely obsessed with both! Party Pro Rents has all the linens and decor you need to create a breathtaking, vintage-inspired tablescape complete with elegant candles in shades of terra cotta, gilded candlestick holders, ornate amber glass chalices and resin-pressed botanical cameos. Is retro furniture more fitting for your wedding theme? Scavenged Vintage Rentals specializes in larger furniture pieces that are just perfect for any vintage, bohemian affair – just mention the word “wicker.” Dried florals abound make every wedding scene feel just a little bit closer to Sedona, and we say you can never have too much pampas grass! With all its romantic, desert-toned details, we are definitely bookmarking this boho southwestern wedding inspiration for later. Read on for a note from the planner about the venue as well as the vision behind this stunning styled shoot. Cheers!

Photo // Boston Mountain Photo

From the planner: “For those of you who have not been to the gorgeous venue, Spain Ranch, you are totally missing out on this multifaceted modern barn! In the white barn, we went full out boho focusing on dried florals with pops of pink, tan, and terra cotta. We even crafted this gorgeous backdrop by hand the day before. We thought it wasn’t going to work out, but the wedding gods have a funny way of making impossible things come to life.”


Still on the hunt for more gorgeous inspo? Check out all our styled shoots and curated wedding inspiration here.

Find Your Perfect Pair of Wedding Shoes

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Finding the perfect shoes for your wedding day is almost as crucial as the wedding dress! You have to pick a pair (or two) that will not only coordinate with your wedding gown but last you the whole day, too. We’ve put together some of our top picks for must-have wedding shoes – all available on Amazon

Finding The Perfect Wedding Shoes

  1. Pointed Toe Studded Pumps | 2. Badgley Mischka Cher Pump | 3. Badgley Mischka Salma Loafer  | 4. Badgley Mischka Jeweled Mayra Heel | 5. Corral Angela Western Boot | 6. Badgley Mischka Paxton Pump | 7. Badgley Mischka Octavia Flat | 8. Badgley Mischka Ginny Dress Pump | 9. Badgley Mischka Fran Heel | 10. Jessica Simpson Layra Boot | 11. Badgley Mischka Quintana Heel | 12. Loeffler Randall Camellia Heel

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Stilettos

You only have your wedding day once, so you may as well go all out! If you are all about fashion and don’t mind a bit of discomfort, these are for you. Strut your way through the day with a pair of stilettos that will make your legs look nice and lengthy. Plus some of our favorite designers have the most incredible wedding lines!

Flats or Shorter Heels

Flats and 1-2in heels make for the ultimate comfort level. If height isn’t a make or break deal for you, then these are your perfect wedding shoes. They’re classic, cute, and you’ll be able to move around all night long without having to worry about any discomfort!

Chunky Heel

The chunky heel is a perfect compromise for comfort, style and height. If you weren’t born and bred wearing 5-inch stilettos, this option is for you. Chunky heels are great because they are not only easier to walk in but are also (thankfully!) trendy right now. 

Boots

Boots are a staple for any Oklahoma bride! So why not rock your country style (with a bit of glam) on your wedding day? These pair really well with short or high-low dresses during the reception or are a fun surprise under a classic ball gown.

Featured Image // Andi Bravo Photography


See all of the shoes we love for your wedding day here!

Rehearsal Dinner 101: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Best Rehearsal Dinner

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Wedding planning isn’t all about the big day. The rehearsal dinner is an important — and enjoyable — part of the wedding celebration, so we’re walking you through all the basics. From who to invite to where to have it, we’re covering everything you need to know to have the best rehearsal dinner. 

This wedding tradition can be casual or formal, large-scale or intimate, etc. It all depends on the couple and their preferences. While there is no wrong way to do it, it’s helpful to know the general etiquette along with some pro-tips to get you started in the process of planning. 

(Let’s dive into the details!) 

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REHEARSAL DINNER 101

There are many wedding traditions, but none so pleasant and enjoyed by so many as the rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner has been around for hundreds of years, back to when guests often had to travel for days or weeks to attend a wedding. Whether it was an elegant castle or the local public house, guests would be treated to the hospitality of a meal upon arrival with all the other parties involved. Over the years this has evolved into a sophisticated celebration with planned speeches and more, but ultimately it’s still about bringing people together.

The big day can often be a whirlwind for the couple, the wedding party, and the family, so this is a lovely opportunity for the inner circle to gather and have a quiet (or loud depending on how you celebrate) moment together. 

 

What is the Purpose of the Rehearsal Dinner?

The purpose of the rehearsal dinner is to show hospitality to the wedding party and out-of-town guests. This is a time for the two families to meet and enjoy each other’s company.

It is most commonly held the night before the wedding day after running through the wedding rehearsal. In some cases, couples opt to have the rehearsal dinner two days before the event in order for people to recover, but this isn’t always convenient if you have a significant amount of out-of-town guests. 

 

Does It Have to Be a Dinner?

Not at all. Rehearsal brunch, lunch, etc. All of those options are valid and common. The idea behind the rehearsal dinner is to feed the people in your wedding party (often just after the wedding rehearsal/walk-through) as well as any out-of-town guests, which are most likely extended family. 

In some cases, the rehearsal and the dinner or meal have to be scheduled separately. While it’s preferable to do them together, don’t feel forced into anything. Each couple and their family have a unique circumstance. The heart of the tradition is about being together, sharing your hospitality, and a special moment before the wedding. 

 

What Do You Serve at the Event?

When it comes to the rehearsal dinner menu, the world is your oyster! (Come to think of it — an oyster bar sounds amazing.) The beauty of this event is that you have a lot of flexibility to get creative. With a smaller guest list than your wedding, family-style or foodie-chic options are a lot of fun to delight your family and wedding party with. 

If you aren’t sure what type of dinner you’d like to serve, talk to your wedding planner and significant other. Ultimately, this is the choice of the host, but be sure to give any important details to them ahead of time.

Things to consider include — 

  • Budget
  • Dietary Restrictions/Needs
  • Guest List Amount (You need a location that can accommodate everyone.) 
  • Important Details  (This could be determining the even close by or having it at a meaningful location to you as a couple.) 

 

Who Hosts the Rehearsal Dinner?

Traditionally speaking, it’s the groom’s family that hosts the event. Another name for this event is Groom’s Dinner. These are essentially two names for the same event depending on who is responsible for planning and paying. 

The hosts are responsible for putting together the guest list and sending out the invitations. 

 

Who is Invited? 

Essentially, anyone who needs to be at the wedding rehearsal should be invited to the rehearsal dinner.

Rehearsal Dinner Guest List Includes —

  • Bridesmaids / Junior Bridesmaids
  • Maid/Matron of Honor 
  • Groomsmen / Junior Groomsmen
  • Best Man 
  • Honor Attendants
  • Ring bearer and/or Flower Girls (and their parents)
  • Parents of the Bride and Groom
  • Immediate Family
  • Out-of-Town Guests (Optional) 
  • Officiant

Any roles in the wedding beyond these are optional but nice to include. Especially when it comes to roles in multi-cultural weddings, the standard rule is if they are participating in your wedding in some way, it’s proper etiquette to invite them. 

Invitation Etiquette — Give guests a plus-one option.

Invitations should include —

  • The name and location of the venue.
  • The time of the rehearsal practice. 
  • The time of the meal and location where it will be hosted.
  • RSVP contact and deadline information.
  • Menu information whenever possible. 

 

Where Do You Host a Rehearsal Dinner? 

This is completely up to the couple. Whether it’s a country club or a restaurant — or even a family home, the options vary by couple and situation. Many venues have rehearsal dinner options on-site, but if that is not the case for you, find a meaningful spot that is not too far from the rehearsal location.

It’s a good rule of thumb to keep this event more informal than the day itself. This is for multiple reasons. You don’t want to overshadow the big day, but also, you want this to be a warm and inviting environment where people can get to know each other. 

What Happens at the Event?

Because this event is chiefly about the two families coming together and everyone getting to know each other, it’s best to keep things simple and easy to navigate. For you, this may mean having some games to encourage people being able to engage more easily or simply keeping it low-key with a family-style dinner vibe. 

However you choose to plan your event, here is what is traditionally done at the rehearsal dinner—

  • Give everyone an opportunity to meet and greet each other. The hosts, as well as the parents and couple, should initiate introducing people to each other.
  • The host often welcomes people collectively before the meal. 
  • If appropriate, this is also when the officiant or party member blesses the meal.
  • After the meal, gifts are often presented to the wedding party by the couple with a collective sentiment of thanks to the entire group. (In some cases, this includes the parent’s gifts, but many prefer to make that a private moment.)
  • The groom often toasts his new bride at this time. 
  • Toasts and speeches are then given by the Fathers f the bride and groom.
  • Some take this time to allow for general toasts by guests but remember that primary speeches should be saved for the wedding day. 
  • At the closing of the event, this is a good moment for the hosts, couple, or wedding planner to make any announcements and reminders about logistics for the big day. 

As much fun as these evenings can be, remember that this should be wrapping up by 10 p.m. and not getting too raucous. You will need these people refreshed and at their best for the wedding day. 

 

PRO-TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO HAVE THE BEST REHEARSAL DINNER

Now that we’ve answered the initial questions, let’s talk about the pro-tips you need to know to have the best rehearsal dinner — ever. 

  • Don’t forget to hire a photographer for the rehearsal dinner.

(Even if this is just a friend, this is a special and intimate moment in your wedding celebration that is very worth documenting.)

  • Make a schedule.
  • Pick a theme. (This helps when picking the venue.) 
  • Don’t plan an extravagant event because that’s not the point of the dinner and it could overshadow the wedding. 
  • Don’t host it at a location far away from the wedding venue/rehearsal location. 
  • Be sure to give yourself (and your guests) plenty of time to get from the rehearsal location to the dinner — but also be mindful that it isn’t too long in between. 
  • Remember that this event doesn’t need to have a huge budget or lots of moving pieces. Keep it simple.
  • Be sure to help guests by letting them know what to expect from the meal details to the dress code. Don’t make them work to find out, and worse, don’t answer 20 of the same questions via text on your rehearsal day. 
  • Be mindful not to overeat. You don’t want to feel bloated or ill the night before the wedding. (It’s not a must, but just something to keep in mind.)
  • As fun as the party might be — don’t keep your guests out too late. (You want everyone feeling their best and well-rested for the big day.) 
  • Remember the purpose of this event and soak in these moments with the important people in your life. Be sure to let them know how grateful you are for them and how happy you are that they are part of this celebration. 

All this talk of rehearsal dinner has us hungry — how about you? Check out some amazing local spots to host the best rehearsal dinner ever!