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Do you want your wedding to start on time? Do you want cold food?
Many people wonder why they need to hire a wedding planner...well, I am going to give you a few reasons why. Now these reasons come from my professional experience and my experience attending events as a guest.
Let's get started!
Your invitation states that the ceremony will begin at 6pm. You arrive at 5:45pm, seat yourself, and wait...and wait and right as you are about to leave, the ceremony begins promptly at 6:53pm. Not only does this throw off your plans for the rest of the evening but it also interferes with the photographer's timeline, the caterer's serving time, and it rushes the rest of the events because the venue is only booked until 10pm.
After waiting almost an hour to hear your friend say "I Do", you walk into the reception hall to find out that all of the seats are taken. What was the point in RSVPing?? So now you are stuck sitting by the restroom door in a chair that was pulled from the venue's office.
Since the ceremony was late in taking place, the meal is now cold. Before you can finish eating it, the servers remove your plate because dessert is supposed to be served at 8pm. What you don't know is that the caterer and serving staff are only booked until 9pm.
Well at least you will get some cake.....or so you think! The final payment was not made to the baker so the cake was not delivered. The mother of the Bride is upset and fussing at everyone who approaches her. The Bride and Groom are embarrassed but they try to go on by preparing for their first dance. The DJ is the Bride's cousin but he has not shown up yet. But never fear, another cousin is there with her iPhone and Pandora app. She finds a microphone and places it next to her phone so that the first dance can commence.
It is now 9:41pm and family of the wedding party are asking you to help clean up the venue. Chairs need to be stacked, tables wiped off, and floors swept. You look to the right and you see your friend, in her gorgeous wedding dress, stacking chairs. You feel bad so you partake in the clean up.
Finally, you get to hug and congratulate your friend while checking your GPS for the nearest Burger King.
My job as a wedding planner is to make sure your wedding starts on time. I provide the timeline for the wedding party and all vendors involved. Guest list management is a service that I provide to ensure that guests who RSVP'd have a seat and warm meal. I check with all vendors consistently to work out the logistics (final payment due dates, delivery times, set-up/take down times, etc). I have no problem with with working with your family as vendors but my number 1 goal is to act in your best interest. A timeline is set in place so that guests nor clients see the breakdown part of the evening.
No one is perfect and things happen, but it is my job to perfect the imperfections and alleviate your stress.
I will be glad to assist you in planning and executing your big day!!
May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcome as the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage. – Jalalud’din Rumi Maryam and Matt were married on August 9, 2019 at The Olana Mansion. This Persian-American wedding was filled with love, gorgeous flowers, and the most exquisite Sofreh I've seen. The Olana Setup Gorgeous Floral Centerpiece from I Am Styling USA Mr. & Mrs. Pedersen Sofreh Aghd by Kimia Dream Team Wedding Planner: Kiss and Tell Weddings Florist: I Am Styling USA DJ: Uptown Sound Vide
WEDDING RECEPTION FOOD TERMS (via: www.weddingsforaliving.com ) ANTIPASTO: (“before the meal”) traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Unlike hors d’oeuvres, antipasto is served at the table and traditionally consists of cured meats, marinated vegetables and cheeses. BUFFET : Casual way to serve a large group of guests; a variety of dishes displayed on tables that guests can pick and choose from. Typically doesn’t work for venues with numerous small rooms. FAMILY STYLE: Platters of food are placed at each table. Wedding guests help themselves and pass the food around to one another. FRENCH SERVICE: This individualized and highly skilled type of food service is not very common in the U.S. Rather than being plated in the kitchen, white-gloved waiters prepare food table side from a single large dish or platter held by another waiter. Each guest is served individually. HORS D’ OEUVRES : (“outside the work” in French). Appetizer typically served befo
You have exchanged rings and vows! You are done taking wedding party pictures...now what?! Before you enter the reception hall and dance the night away take a few moments to enjoy being married. After all, this is the moment that you both have been waiting for! Don't worry about your guests, they will be fine without seeing you for another 10 minutes. Take some time to be alone as a couple. Once you enter the reception doors you will be swamped with conversations, hugs, kisses, pictures, toasts, and dancing. Eat!! Sounds crazy but my husband and I did not get to eat at our reception. I remember the wait staff preparing our plates...they handed them to us...we sat at our Sweetheart Table...was about to take a bite...and then guests started talking to us! At the end of the night we realized that we only had a piece of cake (the small piece that you feed each other for the photo op) and a sip of Sprite during the toast. Have your wedding planner prepare small plates for you and your