Dubsdread Real Weddings – Megan Glaser and Ian Smith
- July 10, 2020
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An Interview with Megan Glaser and Ian Smith
At Dubsdread Catering we love being dedicated members of the team that makes your big day your best day. While we are masters at the planning and executing the behind-the-scenes work, we know our clients have a different perspective. We thank recent clients Megan Glaser and Ian Smith for graciously sharing their experience throughout the entire process to benefit others.
Photographer: RadicalAgape Productions https://radicalagape.com/
Florist: Southern Style Floral Design https://southernstylefloraldesign.com/
DJ: Soundwave Entertainment https://djsoundwave.net/
- How/where did you get engaged?
Megan: Ian proposed at the top of Palmer Park in Colorado Springs, CO. It was a park he used to play at when he was a kid and it had breathtaking views overlooking Pike’s Peak, the Cheyenne Mountain Range, and the downtown area.
- What idea(s) did you have going into your first planning meeting that you thought would be the most important and what aspect were you excited to plan the most?
Megan: I was most excited about dancing together as husband and wife, including practicing the first dance and finalizing the playlist. I was also looking forward to the actual marriage and celebration to officially start our life together with our 10-month-old daughter as a new family with the same last name.
Ian: I was most excited about planning, tasting, and finalize the menu for the event. Then the event itself, I was most looking forward to spending time with friends and family and the joining of both sides of the families together in a fun, celebratory setting.
- 90 days out from your event, how did you feel the planning was going?
Megan: The planning went really well, I think! I feel like we had finalized a lot of details in a short amount of time. The only major things we had left to do were to get some last-minute decorative items, print and paint them, set up a demo table so our lovely Dubsdread coordinator could help us set up tables on wedding day, and then we still needed to write our vows. Oh, and get our marriage paperwork completed of course!
- What did you find to be more difficult than you expected?
Megan: The most difficult process was really been finding the right photo and video company to partner with. We've been trying to find someone who has a great portfolio, is reasonably priced, and yet is familiar with the venue and shooting weddings.
- What has been more fun about the process than you expected?
Megan: The thought of planning a wedding and the expense really concerned me in the beginning. But I really feel like we've been good about following our budget, not overspending, and then choosing the right partners, vendors, and stores which has made it more fun than I expected. A couple of our friends recently had their weddings before ours, so attending those has been really helpful for finalizing ideas.
- What was the best, most memorable part of your big day?
Megan: Once the nerves cleared after the ceremony, it was the incredible feeling of being officially married to Ian and we could relax into our celebration more as husband and wife.
Ian: Dancing with my new wife, friends, and family and just celebrating with those we love most.
- If you could change one or two things about your event, what would they be?
Megan: It seems silly in light of all the things that went right, but I might have worn my hair down like I usually wear it instead of half up. Just because it’s more “me”. But otherwise, I wouldn’t have changed another thing and am just so happy we had it when we did with the Coronavirus erupting less than a week later! The Historic Ballroom at Dubsdread with the outside courtyard was just the perfect venue for us for our ceremony and celebrating!
Ian: The venue was beautiful with a lot of great photo ops, however if there was one thing I wish we’d known was that the timing for us meant that the lighting in some of those photo areas was a little dark. The photographers had a tough time getting some of the shots we wanted without using distracting bright lights. But in the end, the photos really came out well, and the memories of the day are nothing but positive.
- Is there any advice you would give other couples planning their event that you wish someone had told you
Megan: Don’t let yourself get too stressed, especially over attendance and RSVPs! The people who are meant to be there will be there and it will be awesome. Other than that, I think I would have gotten to the venue earlier than I did to just have plenty of time and also to soak it all in a bit more. Overall, just enjoy your special day!
Ian: Definitely plan ahead as much as possible. From when you sign the contract to the day of, there is a lot of work and decisions that need to be made. I couldn’t imagine having to do most of that last minute, so having a plan way ahead of time, assured that our special day was fun, not stressful.