WEDDING PLAN MANAGEMENT TIMELINE How can I plan a wedding that’s going to be a success?
How can you make the most of the time you have?
These are some of the questions that wedding planners are asking themselves in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.
WED DATE FORMAT What should I include in my wedding planning?
What are the types of events that will be happening in my city?
What should you avoid?
The wedding planners of New York City have created a checklist for wedding planning that they say will help you plan a great wedding for any date and any occasion.
The wedding planner of New Orleans also created a wedding planner checklist to help couples prepare for their wedding.
For New Orleans, the checklist is called “The New Orleans Wedding Planner.”
What to avoid When planning a first-time wedding, it’s best to stay away from events that might attract a shooter, like parades, the St. Bernard Festival, or a parade of kids.
“We really don’t want to do anything that might trigger people,” New Orleans wedding planner Michelle Lee told ABC News.
Lee said the best way to avoid the most dangerous events is to avoid them all together.
“Just keep it very, very quiet,” she said.
For a wedding where there’s already a lot of excitement surrounding the wedding, consider choosing a location that’s closer to your home or job.
“Make sure that the location that you’re planning for your wedding is convenient for everyone, because that’s when you’re most likely to be able to go to that location and plan your wedding,” Lee said.
“If it’s just a place you’ve got some friends who are coming and going to your wedding, then it might be OK.”
And for a first wedding, a good first-timers list can help you determine what you should avoid, such as the following: Events that can spark controversy or make your wedding seem like a political event.
For example, in Washington, D.C., President Trump was booed during the inauguration because he was the first to attend.
This year, in Portland, Ore., there was a rally of some 1,000 people that drew national attention to police brutality, especially in the Black Lives Matter movement.
If you’re not sure what to avoid, the following may be helpful: The St. Patrick’s Day parade, which typically draws thousands of people to downtown Portland, Oregon.