Friday, November 10, 2006

I forgot my camera

I know! I can't believe it either. My camera is always in my bag. Last night, I attended a wonderful event that hosted and I didn't get a single photo. I did walk away with a new friend; a fellow wedding planner who rocks (Hi Shannon!), a great coffee mug (which I am using this very moment), and some inspiration (very cool draping at this event).

Alright, I need to go finish up the timeline for Krista's wedding next week, and confirm with the caterer, and give a heads up to the venue coordinator, and order the flowers, and send out a contract, and schedule 3 appointments, and's going to be a busy day!

Ciao for now!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Hot Trends...

This was one serious cake fight! By the time they were done, half the wedding party was covered. Just hilarious.

So as you can imagine, I get to see what so many brides are planning for their weddings. I do keep in touch with many wedding and event planners across the country so that I can keep current on what neat things are going on around the rest of the U.S. These are things you'll see in the late winter and spring weddings.

The 3-part wedding reception: 1.Cocktail Hour 2.Dinner & Dancing 3.The afterparty

Two wedding dresses: One for the ceremony & one for the reception

Coffee bars, complete with an array of flavored coffee syrups, chocolate dipped spoons, and flavored sugar cubes

Strapless dresses are still on top

A band and a DJ

Luxury or custom Linens

Big wedding cakes; The bigger, the better

Low long centerpieces on long tables

Candy buffets are still huge

The new drink- Kir Royal

Late evening ceremonies followed by cocktail and dessert receptions

Out of the ordinary rentals such as popcorn carts, photo booths, and cotton candy machines

Friday, November 03, 2006

Silly wedding planner drives bride WILD

Just kidding! This is me and Julie on Halloween. I had stopped by to drop off her spare invitations and she was dressed to hand out candy. She insisted that I have a costume too, at least for the photo. She also had made cute little bags of candy for my kids, which was so sweet! Thank you Julie :)

Last night I had what I think will be my last consultation for the spring 2007 wedding season! The fact that we actually got through the consultation is amazing. We spoke a couple weeks back about her wedding at the new Ritz Beach house, and totally hit it off. Well, between that initial call and last night, just about every attempt to connect backfired. It was awful! Our 1st phone scheduled consultation never happened because of email tag, a follow up email got stuck in the draft file (big oops, and I'll never use it again if I can help it). For the second scheduled consult, I read the time wrong and called 6 hours late. Totally thinking by the way that I was on time. And when we finally did phone died mid-conversation. Anyway, we laughed something fierce about it all, and in the end- there's a new Weddings bride. Welcome Donna!

Side note, I said earlier that I think Donna took the last spring wedding date. Please call to inquire, because dates do change!

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