Episode 8

We need to reschedule our wedding! Now what? - With Margaret Brower of Bonura Hospitality Group

Welcome to the Step-by-Step Wedding Prep Podcast - The weekly show where we teach you everything you need to know to plan your wedding like a pro! 

On today's episode, we welcome Margaret Brower, Director of Sales for the Bonura Hospitality Group. Margaret is a planning powerhouse who's planned over 3,200 weddings in New York and Long Island Combined, and her expertise has led her to speaking engagements at leading hospitality conferences all over the Country.

If you've come to the decision that you'll need to reschedule your wedding, and aren't sure where to go from here, we got you covered. We discuss all the things you need to know and be aware of other than just changing your date.

Margaret and I discuss...

  • How to find a new wedding date
  • Making sure you ask about the "What-if's", even if, right now, you plan on going ahead with your wedding
  • How to deal with guest minimums at your venue if people can't make it on your new date
  • Being aware that a new date on a new day could effect your budget, both in a positive or negative way
  • making sure your menu reflects your new guest list and isn't too much or too little food
  • Deal-breakers such as specific family members not being able to make it to your new date
  • Working with your vendors
  • Notifying your guests
  • Working through your emotions

Stay tuned to the end of the show when I ask Margaret 5 Fun Questions! Learn about an interesting conversation she had with a complete stranger that changed her entire life and her appearance on a beloved game show!

To learn more about the Bonura Hospitality Group or to book a venue tour at any one of their four locations, please visit:

www.BonuraWeddings.com for a complete overview of all their properties and venues which include -

The Grandview

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Anthony's Pier 9

West Hills Golf and Country Club

Shadows on the Hudson

Blu Pointe

As always, if you have a wedding planning questions you'd like answered on the show, we'd love to hear from you. Join the conversation online at:

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If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.

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Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

About the Podcast

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!