The Best Romanian Vendors for Weddings

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN ROMANIA

Top Vendors for Your Perfect Event

Top Vendors for Your Perfect Event

Best Vendors for Destination Weddings in Romania
2023
Alexandra TOMA
The
Bucharest
Oana
Amor Burakova/Stocksy
ISBN 978-973-0-39505-1 Cover Photo Copyright:

In this guide:

1.

Steps to Planning Your Destination Wedding

2.

3.

4.

The Best Destination Wedding Photographers

The Best Destination Wedding Videographers

The Best Wedding Gown Designers

5. The Best Destination Wedding Florists

6. The Wedding Weekend Schedule Options

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A wedding is first of all, an assortment of people: you and your guests of choice, coming together one or multiple days and nights to celebrate a new marriage, a new family

Then, because we want the memory to be truly memorable, we add on to it: a beautiful place to meet, decorations on the table, good food and drinks, great music and especially bought clothing. We want to also have it recorded on camera in the best way, so that we can re-live those moments for ever and be able to share them with our dearest ones, now and in perpetuity. For these reasons, we need the best possible assortment of wedding professionals on our team The almost invisible, but most important guests to our celebration And for everything to feel like a dream, everything needs of course to be pre-planned, so that only the joy remains to be seen and felt, no stress or bore

Renata Torok-Bognar / Stocksy

STEPS TO PLANNING YOUR DESTINATION

WEDDING

1.

2.

Check out different venues online or offline and see whether one or more of them looks like the perfect one for you. If you already have a planner, they may also provide recommendations or feedback based on your specific event. The Ultimate Guide that you can find on this website will also be a huge help, as it lists almost all of the options in the country.

Make a short-list and contact them for availability and offer. If you already have a specific date in mind, check if they have it available, but also consider staying flexible.

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4.

If your dream place/places also have an offer that matches your budget, discuss the available/desired dates with the guests that you would not host the party without. Ask the venue to keep the date pre-booked for a few days until you find out if your most important guests can make it then.

Quickly check for flights to the closest airport to that destination for the main places where you and guests would fly from so that you know if it is possible for them to fly in or what the options and costs would be.

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6. 7.

If you already have a dream wedding planner, photographer, band or any other vendor, check also with them if they will be available.

Make the final decision and book your venue by signing a contract and paying a deposit.

Send out “save the dates” to all of your guests.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Book the photographer (&videographer, if you like), entertainment and wedding planner - these are the hardest to come by, if you want someone specific.

Book or pre-book accommodations for your guests, if you already know that you will need more rooms than there are the venue.

Continue booking the rest of the vendors, throughout the year: decorations & flowers, hair & make-up, candy bar & cake, etc

Book your ceremony officiants - civil and religious, or whatever your choice is.

Send out official invitations to guests with venue, dates, times of ceremonies and party. People can then see when they can make it and what is unmissable.

Continue planning all of the details - scheduling, menus, hotel and room assignments, transportation, payments, outfits, etc.

Request RSVPs and re-check who will be joining your partyat least one month before but it can depend on your contracts for rooms and meals (latest cancellation time possible).

Send out all final information to venue and vendors.

If you want or need to provide it, book transportation from the airport(s) for your guests and transfers between hotels and venues. Only now you will have a clear picture of what and when will be needed.

17. 18.

Think of who will be helping you to coordinate the event on site: best friend, mother, hired planner or coordinator, venue coordinator.

If you chose a civil ceremony, file the documents 10 days before at the Mayor's Office. If one of you is not Romanian, make sure you have an official translator coming to the ceremony.

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20.

Go through all of the details, try to imagine yourself going through all of the moments from leaving your house to coming back. What will you need at every step? Pack thoughtfully, ship anything too heavy or complicated in advance and enlist friends to help.

48 hours before check-in, verify that all vendors and officiants are coming and make clear the time that they need to arrive in order for everything to go smoothly. If you have a planner, they will do that for you.

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On the first day, check in to your venue and ENJOY!

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DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ROMANIA

ON CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER

When planning your event, choosing the right photographer is one of the most important things. The main reason is, of course, because you’ll be left forever with the images they were able to capture. But more than that, during the actual day or days, the chosen photographer(s) will be next to you the entire time and their presence and actions can make you feel beautiful and at ease or uncomfortable and awkward.

Here is a small checklist to go through to find the perfect one:

Resonate

Look together with your future spouse as well as separately at the online portfolios (Instagram, Website, Facebook) and see which one has a style that you like: the light, the details, the filters, the vibe. Try to take out of the equation the location or the decorations and focus on the general feel and what the faces of those in the pictures look like (too edited? not edited enough?)

Contact

After you have a shortlist, contact them to ask for availability and budget. If it is a multiple day event, decide how many days you want them to be there, the hours they should work and the budget for transportation and accommodation.

Check

If you already have decided on a venue, ask if they have visited or have already photographed the specific space where you will host your wedding. Experience helps. If they have, ask for a portfolio wedding to see what it could look like If they have not, ask to see all of the photos from another wedding in a similar venue (sea/mountains/barn, etc) or any other full wedding folder. The highlights always look beautiful but you get the best idea of someone ’ s work when you can see what the entire experience was like

Grabazei Photography Deers Photos Diana Costea

Plan

If you want, make a shot list: a plan of who you would like to take pictures with during the day and even a plan of certain shots that you want taken (venue-specific, artsy, lifestyle, etc). Share and discuss with your photographer

Meet

Whether online or in person, meeting your future wedding photographer is ALWAYS a good idea See if you have a good connection and if you feel like you would like to spend an entire day (or two, or three) with them

Sign

Signing a contract stating the date, venue, what is included in the package chosen and what upgrades are available and at what price (adding a couple of hours, for example), is of utmost importance

All of the photographers in this document are extremely experienced and professional and most already have photographed destination weddings even outside of Romania, with brides and grooms that chose them solely based on their talent

All images are owned by the photographers
Photogenica 602 Oana Gociman

ALPHABETICAL INDEX BY BRAND

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Alexandra & Dan Bumbas

andraplusmarius

Andra & Marius Dragan

Belight Photography

Dragos & Laura Ludusan

Radu Benjamin

Radu Benjamin

Lucian Borza

Lucian Borza

Diana Costea

Diana Costea

Deea and Flo

Andreea & Florin Ivan

Deers Photography

Monica & Adrian Cotiga

Emm and Clau

Emm & Claudia Fagadar

Oana Gociman

Oana Gociman

Grabazei Photography

Irina & Adrian Grabazei

Hreniuc Studio

Alexandru Hreniuc

Ioana Porav

Ioana Porav

Rares Ion

Rares Ion

Raul Jichici

Raul Jichici

Land of White Deer

Dana & George Minciuna

Ciprian Lupan

Ciprian Lupan

Razvan Lupan

Razvan Lupan

Madas Photography

Madalina Stoica

Ostafi Photography

Madalina & Andi Ostafi

Catalin Palosanu Photography

Catalin Palosanu

Pavel & Petruta

Pavel & Petruta

Photogenica

Ozana Bilciurescu & Cristian Danciu

Casian Podarelu

Podarelu Casian

Rotund Perfect

Raluca & Florin Ghetea

Silhouettes

Bianca Enache & Silviu Irimescu

sorinandpatricia

Sorin & Patricia Sirbu

Symphony of Light

Alexandra Vaidean

Timewriters

Aura & Alexandru

White Ruffles

Anca & Victor Doldor

ALEXANDRA & DAN BUMBAȘ

Wedding Photography. Husband and Wife. Destination Photographers, available worldwide. Sibiu @602 ro

ANDRA & MARIUS DRĂGANBucharest

Authenticity, Dynamism and Emotion for Couples who Love Real Moments.

World’s TOP50 Photographers.

@andraplusmarius

DRAGOȘ & LAURA LUDUȘAN

Cluj

Wedding, Portrait & Family Photographer based in Transylvania, available worldwide. Featured in Style Me Pretty, Rock’n’Roll Bride, ELLE and many more.

@belightphoto

RADU BENJAMIN

Documenting Weddings and Love Stories. Based in Sibiu, Romania.
@radubenjamin
Sibiu

LUCIAN BORZA

Oradea

What characterizes me as a photographer: photojournalist

ic stylenaturalnesssaying no to stereotypes and patterns

@borzalucian photographer

DIANA COSTEA

International

International photographer with a knack for capturing intimate moments.

@dianacostea photographer

DEEA & FLO IVANBucharest & Brasov

Capturing Authentic Love

Stories Through a Mix of Documentary and Editorial Photography since 2009. @deea and

flo

MONICA & ADRIAN COTIGĂ

Mixing raw emotions and editorial style for brands, portraits and weddings.

@deersphotos

Bucharest

EMM & CLAUDIA FAGADAR

Cluj

Fine Art

Photographers capturing timeless moments with a soft and airy look since 2010.

As seen on Style Me

Pretty, Brides and more.

@emmandclau

OANA GOCIMAN

Visually documenting intimate weddings, elopements & other soulful life stories.

@oanagocimanphoto

Iasi

IRINA & ADRIAN GRABAZEI

Bucharest

A husband and wife team with a passion for wedding photography.

Storytelling and Timeless Elegance.

Featured on Loverly, Authentic Love Mag, Wedluxe.

@grabazei photography

HRENIUC WEDDINGS

Timisoara

Studio founded by Alexandru Hreniuc, two times Romanian photographer of the year.

@hreniuc.weddings

IOANA PORAV Targu Mures

International

Luxury Photographer

& Art Director

Film & Digital Photography.

@ioanaporav

RAREȘ IONCluj

Photo, Video, Tech, Lifestyle, Stories. Wedding Photography. Based in Cluj, Romania. @raresion

RAUL JICHICIBucharest

Over 9 years of experience on photojournalis

m and travel photography with heart stopping adventures all around the world.

@weddings rauljichici

DANA & GEORGE MINCIUNĂBrasov

One soul, two bodies.

Based in Romania, Available Worldwide. @landofwhitedeer

CIPRIAN LUPAN

Passionate photographer since the age of 14.

National and International Projects.

& Perseverance
Creativity
Brasov @cirprianlupan

RĂZVAN LUPANBrasov

about love through photography”
“Storytelling
@razvanlupanstoryteller

MĂDĂLINA STOICA

Bucharest

Dreamer, Believer, Lover of Raw Empotions. Weddings, Elopements and Portraits.

@madaswedd

MĂDALINA & ANDI OSTAFI Bucharest

in Wedding and Event Photography.
@ostafiphotography
Specialized
Bucharest, Romania. Worldwide.

CĂTĂLIN PALOȘANUBacau

I capture moments and feelings, as they come from the soul.
Photographer, Husband, Father of Twins.

@catalinpalosanu

PAVEL & PETRUȚACluj

@pavelandpetruta

Telling stories through photography.

OZANA BILCIURESCU & CRISTIAN DANCIUBucharest

Available Worldwide for Weddings.

Focusing on capturing the real moments of your day, in an intimate and personal way.

@photogenicaweddings

CASIAN PODĂRELU Alba Iulia

Destination Wedding Photographer, Available for Weddings Worldwide.

Weddings are not a photo shoot, Wedding are a story to tell. @casian podarelu

RALUCA & FLORIN GHEȚEA

We like to think that we were blessed and privileged to capture the most incredible and sincere moments from your special events.

@rotundperfect

BIANCA ENACHE & SILVIU IRIMESCU

Bucharest

Destination Wedding & Family

Photographers based in RO.

Won Best Wedding Photographer in 2019 (Looks Like Film)

@silhouettes ro

SORIN & PATRICIA SÎRBU

Timisoara

Influenced by nature and minimalism. A dynamic couple team with a unique blend of storytelling through photography, bringing your cherished moments to life in captivating ways.

@sorinandpatricia

ALEXANDRA VĂIDEAN -

SYMPHONY OF LIGHT

Cluj

Cinematic nostalgic imagery with a hint of editorial.

Digital and Film.

No cliche - no perfectionfor the candid.

@alex vaidean

AURA & ALEXANDRU

Wedding Photographers, Husband and Wife, Proud Parents, Minimalists, In love with genuine emotions and natural light.

@timewriters

Iasi

ANCA & VICTOR DOLDOR

Classic and Timeless Wedding & Lifestyle Photography.

Husband and Wife.

Featured on Style me Pretty, Over the Moon and Wedluxe

@whiterufflesphoto

Bucharest

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DESTINATION WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS OF ROMANIA

ALPHABETICAL INDEX BY BRAND

ART & ROSES

PROMEDIA STUDIO

EDUARD CARP

ROTUND PERFECT

CBO FILMS

MARIUS SFETEA

CINEFORMA STUDIO

THIRSTY4FRAME

CRISTIAN LEONTE

TIMELESS FILMS

CSART FILMS

TRANSYLVANIA PICTURES

DESPA FILMS

DREAM COLORS FILMS

EMOTION COLLECTOR

ADRIAN UNGUREANU

DIMA VUTCARIOV

MARIUS ZAHARIA

FILM 3221 WECRAFT FILMS

HRENIUC STUDIO

LIFE IS A FILM

LOVE FILMS

IONUT PETRESCU

VASILE PORAV

ART AND ROSES

Husband and wife with national and international award winning films.

Framing emotions all over the world.

@artandrosesfilms

EDUARD CARP

Destination Wedding Videographer, Based in Transylvania. @eduartdcarp+ videographer

CBO FILMS

Out of love for nature, people and new challenges

@cbo films

CINEFORMA STUDIO

Studio founded by Razvan Manaila.

Visual Storyteller. @cineformastudio

CRISTIAN LEONTE

Destination Wedding Videographer. Documenting Love Stories. @cristian leonte videographer

CSART FILMS

Filmmaker for the wildly in love.

Destination Weddings.

@csartfilm

DESPA FILMS

A husband and wife team of award-winning wedding filmmakers. @despafilms

EMOTION COLLECTOR

We like to be observers, ready to capture small details that matter the most: a glimpse, a pair of teary eyes or the feeling of a parent being proud for his child.

@emotioncollector

Wedding & Elopement Videography. Husband & Wife Team. @film 3221
FILM 3221
DREAM COLORS
Wedding Videography Team @dreamcolors films

HRENIUC STUDIO

Studio founded by Alexandru Hreniuc, two times Romanian photographer of the year.

@hreniuc.weddings

LIFE IS A FILM

My goal is to listen, share and unfold things that happened. I aim to relive the memories, create ideas, explore the unimaginable and reserve moments.

@lifeisafilm.art

Capturing the love of two in a different culture and environment it's always a desirable thing for us.

@lovefilms.co

LOVE FILMS

IONUT PETRESCU

In all of the films that I have made, there is only one theme: love.

@ionutpetrescu.ro

VASILE PORAV

Destination
locations!
Timeless Filmmaking for romantic couples!
& iconic
@vasileporav

PROMEDIA STUDIO

We believe in beautiful cinematograpy, so we make it happen every day.

@promediastudio.ro

THIRSTY FOR FRAME

Captured exactly how it is, without directing or other means. @thirstyforframe

MARIUS SFETEA

I strive to create videos that you want to watch over, and over and over again.
@mariussfetea

ROTUND PERFECT

We like to think that we were blessed and privileged to capture the most incredible and sincere moments from your special events.

@rotundperfect

TIMELESS
Cosma, Video creator. Wedding Videography. @timelessfilmsro
FILMS Razvan
Dragos Badicu & Team Worldwide filmmakers. @transylvaniapictures
TRANSYLVANIA PICTURES

ADRIAN UNGUREANU

Lover of stories & camper van life. Passionate about real wedding films.

@adrian. .ungureanu

DIMA VUTCARIOV

I find inspiration in your love story. Worldwide wedding filmmaker.

@dima vutcariov

MARIUS ZAHARIA

I love to create stories that are filled with memories worth remembering.

@mariuszaharia ro

WECRAFTS FILMS

Wedding videographers available worldwide. We love crafting authentic stories for people who enjoy experiencing life an cherish genuine moments.

@wecraftfilms

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WEDDING GOWN DESIGNERS OF ROMANIA

ALPHABETICAL INDEX BY BRAND

ANDREE SALON

OANA LUPAȘ

OTILIA BRĂILOIU

M MARQUISE

DIVINE ATELIER

MURMUR

ERSA ATELIER

FREYA WEDDINGS

MARIA LUCIA HOHAN

LA MODE TOUJOURS

LOULOU

NICOLETA NEGURĂ

PARLOR

RHEA COSTA

CRISTINA SĂVULESCU

NATALIA VASILIEV

VALENTINA VIDRAȘCU

ANDREE SALON Bucharest @andreesalon ronania https://www.andreesalon.ro/
OTILIA BRĂILOIU @otiliabrailoiu https://otiliabrailoiu.com/ Constanta/Bucharest
DIVINE ATELIER @divineatelier https://www.divine.ro/ Bucharest/Brasov
ERSA ATELIER @ersaatelierofficial https://ersaatelier.com/ Bucharest
WEDDING @freyaweddingtimisoara https://freyawedding.ro/ Timisoara
FREYA

MARIA LUCIA HOHAN

@marialuciahohanofficial https://marialuciahohan.com/ Bucharest
LA MODE TOUJOURS @lamodetoujours https://www.lamodetoujours.com/
Bucharest
LOULOU @loulouthebrand https://loulouthebrand.com/ Bucharest
LUPAS
bride by oana lupas https://bolfashionofnature.com/ Cluj-Napoca
OANA
@the
M. MARQUISE @mmarquise https://www.mmarquise.com/
Bucharest
MURMUR @murmurclothing https://murmur.ro/ Bucharest

Iasi/Piatra Neamt

NICOLETA NEGURĂ @muliebrity.negura https://muliebrity.ro/
PARLOR @parlor.ro https://www.parlor.ro/ Bucharest
RHEA COSTA @rheacosta https://www.rheacosta-shop.com/ Bucharest

Bucharest

@cristinasavulescu official https://www cristinasavulescu com/
CRISTINA SĂVULESCU
@nataliavasiliev https://nataliavasiliev.com/ NATALIA VASILIEV Bucharest/Craiova/Timisoara
@valentinavidrascu www.valentinavidrascu.com
Bucharest
VALENTINA VIDRAȘCU

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DESTINATION WEDDING FLORISTS OF ROMANIA

ON CHOOSING A FLORIST

Flowers and decorations can upgrade any space and make any event look truly magical. Your bouquet will be a cherished memory and the ceremony can look spectacular with an impressive flower arch and an aisle fit for a grand entrance.

One of the first things that surprises future brides and grooms in planning their wedding is how much real flowers can cost. The really fantastic weddings we see on Instagram can have budgets of dozens or even hundreds of thousands of euros. That does not mean, however, that your wedding can not be beautiful with a budget of a few thousand

This only means that you will need to take your budget into consideration when making choices. Here are a few things you will need to think about:

keeping the chairs, tables and/or linens that the venue provides or renting others using flowers that are in season or opting for out-ofseason, more expensive blooms

opting for a local vendor, perhaps one that the venue works with usually, or bringing in an established destination wedding vendor (as are those on this list) leaning into the style and look of the venue or changing the space completely with lights, installations, flowers and decorations to fit your theme

booking flowers & decorations for only the wedding reception and not also the welcome dinner and other events you may host

Deers Photos Diana Costea Idyllic Events Maison Dadoo Dichis Signature Events Iris

In this document you will find the more established destination wedding vendors. If the flowers and decorations of your wedding are something absolutely important to you, they will definitely be able to do a world-class job.

How are they different from a local flower shop?

To be able to provide beautiful arrangements and rental decorations and furniture far away from their hub, a company needs many (expensive) resources: vans or trucks with cooling, drivers, florists and technicians that can travel, a large cooled storage unit to store flowers until the events, the possibility to work on multiple events in multiple places at once.

They also usually have a creative director, a team for customer service and marketing

The team that is coming on location, perhaps from hundreds of kilometres away, will also need to eat and stay overnight so that they can gather all of the decor the morning after and drive back home Most of the staff is also hired year-round and needs to stay up to date with trends by taking courses. All of these are costs that will show up in the (your) bottom line. If you were wondering why can flowers cost so much, this is why. Even the flowers can be acquired by the vendor at different quality levels - a better quality flower will last longer and not wilt by the time your guests arrive

If you want to have an impressive looking event, go for one of the best vendors in the country If flowers and decorations are an after-thought, then go with the options that the venue recommends and use your budget in another area or for your honeymoon!

All images are owned by the photographers

Seraphic Events Atelier Interesart

ALPHABETICAL INDEX BY BRAND

A COTE FLEURS

ATELIER INTERESART

ATELIER DUAL

CRISTINA BACIU EVENTS

DICHIS SIGNATURE EVENTS

FILOMENA BRISC

IDYLLIC EVENTS

IRIS

LA VIE EN ROSE

MAISON DADOO

MUGUR DE ZOF

SERAPHIC EVENTS

A COTE FLEURSSibiu @acotefleurs https://acote.ro/
ATELIER INTERESARTBucharest @atelier interesart https://interesart.ro
CRISTINA BACIU EVENTS Brasov @cristinabaciuevents https://bowtie-events.ro
DICHIS SIGNATURE EVENTS
@dichis.signature.events www.dichisevents.ro
Bucharest

FILOMENA BRISC

Cluj-Napoca

@filomenabrisc.atelier
IDYLLIC EVENTSBucharest @idyllic.events www.idyllic.ro
@florariairis / @iriseventconcept www.florariairis.ro
IRISBucharest
@florarialavieenrose www.florarialavieenrose.ro
LA VIE EN ROSECluj-Napoca
MAISON DADOOBucharest @maisondadoo www.maisondadoo.ro
MUGUR DE ZOF
@mugurdezof www.mugurdezof.com
Bacau/Bucharest
SERAPHIC EVENTSBucharest @seraphic.events www.seraphic.ro

THE WEDDING WEEKEND SCHEDULE OPTIONS

THE WEDDING WEEKEND - THE SCHEDULE OF A FAIRYTALE

Your fairytale wedding begins on a Friday (or another first day, for a weekday wedding), when after 15:00 guests can start checking in. For guests who arrive earlier than this time, they can have lunch and then get checked in as soon as the rooms are ready. As bride and groom, consider getting to the location earlier to get yourself situated and comfortable

If you haven't gotten legally married yet, check in advance if you can have it on location If you want to have it on the first day, a great time would be around 18:0018:30, when there is still light out in the warm seasons and most of the guests have had the chance to arrive. The first dinner can be a celebration of this and then the second day would be more relaxed Other options are to have the civil ceremony before this weekend or on the second day, together with the spiritual or religious ceremony.

After the big YES, lots of pictures and smiles, host a welcome dinner for everyone. You can usually add a bonfire or even hire a DJ and get everyone to dance and let loose. Check if you can have the dinner outdoors or in a different location than the wedding reception. Don't forget that the evening it can get chilly in most areas and closed shoes and a jacket will allow you to have fun until later.

If the welcome dinner is the first event, it can start at 19:00 or 20:00, depending on when you think most of your guests will have arrived Don’t forget to take into consideration most will probably be very hungry upon arrival.

The wedding day

The next day breakfast is usually served buffet style. Discuss with the hotel to extend the hours until closer to 11 or noon, if you know that your guests will wake up late Do also consider early risers and families with young children, as they will probably need attending around 8 or 9. Afterwards, the guests can enjoy and relax on the property or you can plan a group activity or a short trip

During this time, the bride and groom usually get ready and have photo sessions with the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

For the rest of the day, you get to choose how things will happen: will you have a spiritual ceremony? On or off site? Will your reception start at 15:00 or at 20:00? Do you want your party to last all night or are you thinking more of a 2 AM bedtime? Do you want a four or five course seated meal or a buffet or different food stations? Will you include the famous sarmale?

Every decision that you make will contribute to your final schedule. You will need to coordinate the photographers with the hair & make-up and then with the chefs and the entertainment. You’ll also need to take into consideration the number of hours that the open bar you chose entails and think about what food you ordered and make sure everything makes sense for your guests. For example, don’t let them starve for hours and drink on an empty stomach.

Run your schedule by all of your vendors and make sure that everyone is aware of where they should be and when they should be there. This is also true of the groom, parents and godparents Not once it has happened that just in time for the first dance or the cake, someone important had vanished. In addition, take in the vendors’ feedback and make the necessary changes so that you won’t need to make big changes on the the day Either way, even with a perfectly crafted schedule, there should be a 15 minute buffer for last minute changes.

Note: A classic Romanian wedding has the cake served around 3 or 4 AM and only then guests would be “allowed” to leave. The dancing would then continue until about 5 AM After COVID, we noticed that the vast majority of couples preferred to end the “mandatory” part of the party around midnight or at maximum 2 AM. This would mean that most guests would be able to attend with less effort until the end, even if they were tired or jet lagged All of the schedules in this document took this into consideration. If you want to go until later into the night, just add 30 minutes or an hour between courses (so 2h or 2h30, instead of 1:30h)

A more classic schedule in the western world is to first eat all of the courses while also hearing speeches and playing games and then dancing On the last page, you will find a proposal for this option, too. In this case, four courses would be too much before the cake, so I adjusted it to three.

The last day

Like any wonderful day, Sunday begins with a rich breakfast. You can upgrade it to a brunch style affair or even host a post-celebration “ciorba de potroace”. The guests can afterwards check out and say goodbye It's the perfect time to recall the night before!

CIVILCEREMONYONSITEONFRIDAY, SPIRITUALCEREMONYONSATURDAY

Friday (or DAY 1)

14:00 early check-in for bride & groom and close family/friends

15:00 start check-in for guests

18:30 civil ceremony on site

*18:45 serve celebratory drink*

19:30 welcome dinner for all & (light) open bar

Saturday (or DAY 2)

CLASSIC OPTION: night party, five course seated dinner

8:30 - 10:30 breakfast buffet

*activities on or off the property*

*hair & make-up for bridal party*

13:00 - 15:00 lunch

*hair & make-up for bride*

*preparation photo ops: bride and groom separately, first look* *guests prepare*

16:30 departure to the church

*transfer to the church*

17:00 ceremony at the church

*allow 45 minutes for ceremony, 30 mns to an hour for photos and add transfers*

18:45 back to the property

19:00 prosecco or full bar reception

*some guests will prefer to change*

*bride & groom photos together*

20:00 bride & groom return and wedding officially begins

*snacks available on table*

20:45 entree

21:15 first dance + first dance round

22:15 fish

22:45 second dance round

23:45 sarmale

00:15 third dance round

01:15 steak

01:45 cake celebration *photos*

*chosen traditions: ex. throwing the bouquet*

02:00 cake actually served

Saturday (or DAY 2)

LIGHTER OPTION: night party, four course seated dinner

20:00 bride & groom return and wedding officially begins

*snacks available on table*

20:45 entree

21:15 first dance + first dance round

22:15 fish

22:45 second dance round

23:45 steak

00:15 third dance round

01:15 cake celebration *photos*

*chosen traditions: ex. throwing the bouquet*

01:30 cake actually served

Saturday (or DAY 2)

BUFFET OPTION: night party, two food moments buffet dinner

20:00 bride & groom return and wedding officially begins

*snacks available on table*

20:45 first food moment (entrees)

21:45 first dance + first dance round

22:45 second food moment (mains)

22:45 second dance round

00:00 cake celebration

*chosen traditions: ex throwing the bouquet*

00:30 cake served

00:45 third dance round

Mainschedulingtips

What is the perfect schedule? One where you and your guests will not be too tired to enjoy yourselves but also one that will allow to get all the important moments in without rushing or delaying the entire plan. Allow at least 1h30 between courses and take into consideration 4560 minutes band or DJ sets for dancing. Check transportation times and when the photographer will need you.

DAY OPTION: day party, five course seated dinner

8:30 - 10:30 breakfast buffet

*activities on or off the property*

*hair & make-up for bridal party*

*hair & make-up for bride*

*preparation photo ops: bride and groom separately, first look* *guests prepare*

13:00 departure to church

*transfer to the church*

13:30 ceremony at the church *allow 45 minutes for ceremony, 30 mns to an hour for photos and add transfers*

15:00 prosecco or full bar reception

*hors d’oeuvres or small buffet advised*

*some guests will prefer to change*

*bride & groom photos together*

16:00 bride & groom return and wedding officially begins

16:45 entree

17:15 first dance + first dance round

18:15 fish

18:45 second dance round

19:45 sarmale

20:15 third dance round

21:15 steak

23:00 cake celebration *photos* *chosen traditions: ex throwing the bouquet*

23:15 cake actually served Sunday (or DAY 3)

9:00 - 11:30 breakfast

11:30 p m - optional BRUNCH

“Ciorba de Potroace”

12:00 Check out (or negotiated check-out time)

The times are approximate as they will depend on every location and the distance to the closest/chosen place of worship.

For an on-site ceremony, adjust times.

CIVIL&SPIRITUALCEREMONIESONSATURDAY, DIFFERENTTIMES

Friday (or DAY 1)

15:00 check-in starts

19:00/20:00 welcome dinner

Saturday (or DAY 2)

CLASSIC OPTION: night party, five course seated dinner

8:30 - 10:30 breakfast

*hair & make-up for bridal party*

*hair & make-up for bride*

*preparation photo ops: bride and groom separately, first look*

*guests prepare*

12:00 civil ceremony on the property

*celebratory drink*

*photos with guests*

13:00 - 14:30 lunch

*ceremony preparations*

17:00 religious ceremony on the property

*allow 45 minutes for the ceremony*

17:45 pictures with guests

18:00 reception

*bride & groom photos together*

19:00 bride & groom return and wedding officially begins

*snacks available on table*

19:45 entree

20:15 first dance + first dance round

21:15 fish

21:45 second dance round

22:45 sarmale

23:15 third dance round

00:15 steak

01:00 cake celebration *photos*

01:15 cake actually served

*chosen traditions: ex. throwing the bouquet*

Adjust times for four courses or the buffet option

CIVIL&SPIRITUALCEREMONIESONSATURDAY, ONEAFTERANOTHER

Friday (or DAY 1)

15:00 check-in starts

19:00/20:00 welcome dinner

Saturday (or DAY 2)

CLASSIC OPTION: night party, five course seated dinner

8:30 - 10:30 breakfast

*hair & make-up for bridal party*

*hair & make-up for bride*

*preparation photo ops: bride and groom separately, first look*

*guests prepare*

*celebratory drink*

*photos with guests*

12:00 - 14:30 lunch

*ceremony preparations*

17:00 civil ceremony on the property

17:30 religious ceremony on the property

*allow 45 minutes for the ceremony*

18:15 pictures with guests

18:45 reception

*bride & groom photos together*

20:00 bride & groom return and wedding officially begins

*snacks available on table*

20:45 first food moment (entrees)

21:15 first dance + first dance round

22:45 second food moment (mains)

23:45 second dance round

01:00 cake celebration

*chosen traditions: ex. throwing the bouquet*

01:15 cake served

01:30 third dance round

Adjust times for four courses or the buffet option.

OPTIONWITHFOODFIRST,DANCEAFTER

19:00 bride & groom return and wedding officially begins 19:30 Entrees

*speeches*

21:00 fish

*speeches and games*

22:30 steak

23:00 dancing starts

01:00 cake

Ceremoniesandtimes

How do you decide whether you want the ceremonies one after another or at separate times, separate days? It depends on how you envision it and what times the most important guests can be there. If you want to be dressed differently for the civil and religious, then they would need to be at different times. If an important guest can only make it on the second day, then you may consider having both ceremonies on Saturday. If you want to have an activity on Saturday morning, then relax all day and have both ceremonies in the afternoon, right before the reception. How do you want to do this? It’s your wedding, your choice!

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