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How to Have an Offbeat Wedding

Learn how to have an offbeat wedding from celebrity wedding planner Barbara Esses in this Howcast video.


My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding. A lot of brides and grooms today want to do something different, they just don't want to do what they've seen, they don't want to do what their friends or their relatives have done and they want to do what's called an "Off Beat Wedding". Generally speaking, that requires finding a space that their friends and family have not been to before, it requires decorating in a different manner than traditional flowers and being there so much stuff on the market today, one can find very unusual props and very unusual growing natural things to make an off beat wedding. But first and foremost, is to choose the space. Then, one can also do very different kinds of music. We have used Steel Bands, Rastafarian Bands, all different kinds of music that might not be what's considered interest and it wouldn't be top forty's, it's just different styles of music which brings a smile to your face and makes you want to party. The same with food, there are lots of way of dong food today and the bride and groom can pick all their favorites not service heated meal, and every part of the food, whether it's the cocktails, the dinner, the desert can be represented as the bride and groom's likes and they can just be a mix and match from all different walks of life. It doesn't have to be one genre, doesn't have to be one ethnicity. So you can have a really, really good time making an off beat wedding.

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