Sunday, December 16, 2007

"I went to 7 weddings in the last 3 months"

I have heard this from my clients more times than I can count on my 2 hands. The reason it is an important tidbit of info is because it will without a doubt have a great impact on the direction we go in planning & designing their weddings. It's great because you get a true impression of what its really like. Kind of like trying a dress on. What its looks like on the hanger is never what it looks like on, and it never looks the same on 2 different people.
Okay, so the lowdown. First, nobody wants to have a wedding that resembles that of a friend of theirs. That's like plagiarism! Although flattering...its just not where you want to go. Second, its a great way to note things that you do and don't like about what happens at weddings.
So let's say you go to a wedding and you love everything about it. It's easy to take the foundation of what you saw and loved and make it your own. Make a list of everything that you loved about the wedding. Also make a list of the things you didn't like (if anything at all). Take the lists to your wedding planner. Now you have a foundation to build off of. Your planner will help you find a way to make the things you mentioned unique to your wedding all while retaining the elements that made you excited about them in the 1st place. Really, its the same as looking at the real weddings featured in magazines and online- only experiencing them in real life is so much better!

Friday, December 14, 2007

How the south does weddings

Most people don't consider Florida as one of the "southern" states. I can agree with that because it really is like night and day between Savannah and Naples. But all the same, there is something to be said for an elegant southern wedding. I came across the latest issue of Unveiled yesterday and realized while flipping through that if this is what they consider to be a southern wedding, then I want Florida to be included.
Seriously, just look at this cover! Gorgeous. I could see this being at any metropolitan area of the US. Then I get to page 66. WHOA! Turns out Florida is included! And not only is Florida included, but this real wedding of Courtney & Ben takes place at LaPlaya Beach resort where my clients Jenn & John got married just last week and we have another gorgeous wedding in the works for next April.
So head out to the newstands and grab this issue. Lots of good stuff.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

You said the funniest thing

I got the funniest emails today. Must be something in the air. These made me laugh the hardest:

Smiley bride works not 1/2 mile from the biggest outlet mall in the world (slight exaggeration). She called me today and said she couldn't find any shoes to buy.

Boogie down bride emailed me asking for "my blessing" on a musician for her welcome reception. Yeah, I did get ordained online, but I don't think that means I can bless anything.

Typically calm bride emailed me a bride on crack email. It was 47.3 questions in one paragraph.

And crazy question bride strikes again, "When I walk down the aisle, will someone direct me where to go?"
She got me good. 1 minute later she emailed me, "GOTCHA!" I about pee'd my pants I was laughing so hard.

I love being a wedding planner. And I just adore my clients! You girls are great :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

I missed this!

I really missed blogging...can't wait to get back into it this week. Back to daily blogs starting tomorrow everyone!

The last wedding of 2007

The wedding year ended with a "BANG!" literally. At Jenn and Johns wedding this past weekend, the father of the bride had his yacht parked in the Gulf just behind the ceremony and when the bride & groom were announced "Mr & Mrs..." there were a few huge explosives marking the occassion.
Here are a few photos from the wedding, more to come on their blog tomorrow!

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