Brides (or grooms who wear makeup, we are all inclusive here), can we talk? That friend who “does great makeup” who has offered to do yours for your wedding day and has a heart of gold? Give them a huge hug and thank them for their generous heart, but ask for a raincheck for some other night- like maybe date night with your partner.Read More >>
This article was featured on Special Events Magazine and made it to the top of Google News.
Many wedding planners (or their clients) may have seen (thank you, Pinterest) how charming it is to share the general event time line for guests to see—either on custom-crafted framed signs, in the wedding program, or on the couple’s wedding website. While many ideas are appealing in photos, they do not translate well in reality. For the inexperienced wedding planner and for the couple, who is triply more inexperienced, this can look like a charming touch—or if really naive—a way to keep guests “informed,” or a way to keep the event on track because “everyone” will now know the time line and be in sync.Read More >>
No, I will not just put down what time you “think” or “want” guests to arrive at your reception when I’m your Reception-only Coordinator and have not been involved with planning your entire wedding. I need to see exactly what your guests see, and this is why I ask for a copy of your actual ceremony and reception invitation. It guarantees that I will view it as your guests will and what they will inevitably end up doing as a result of what you told them. This is also so we as the event supply partner team can be ready to meet this expectation. And for most of us, we not only want to “meet” the expectation, but we want to exceed it.Read More >>
Tickled to have professional wedding photographer Michelle Warren submit a piece from the heart based on her experience – including some sage advice for stellar wedding day photography and ensuring all the detailed elements that tell the heart and soul of your day are captured. We agree wholeheartedly with a photographic plan pre-ceremony and post-ceremony and work with our photographers and brides toRead More >>
Myth: A professional event coordinator takes care of everything automatically.
Reality: “Everything” is too broad of a term with too many possible interpretations. Generally, an experienced event coordinator will offer aRead More >>