Saturday, August 15, 2009

Why You Wouldn't Hire a Wedding Planner!

Photo by One Memory at a Time with Alisha Shaw
Check out the article in The Spectrum neighborhoods
by Julie Hinton at Forevermore Events

In these economical times we are all trying to cut back. This concept even applies toward your special day. Weddings that use to be lavish events are now turning to simplistic trends.

One thing still rings true: whether you are trying to conserve or splurge, there is a long list of to-dos before you can say, "I do". These lists can sometimes feel endless and take away from the excitement during your engagement. This is where a wedding planner eases the pressure.

Is a wedding planner right for you, your budget and your overall event?

Do not hire a wedding planner if you want to spend more money. You heard me right, you can save money with a wedding planner. In the past, planners have been perceived for only indulgent couples with money to spare. This is not the case these days.

Wedding planners are becoming affordable and can even get you discounts and special rates by consulting through them. Wedding professionals build up relationships with each other and will sometimes give benefits for referring them.

On multiple occasions I have seen free services thrown in by a vendor or a price even deducted in half because they went through a wedding planner.

Planners can also help you get more bang for your buck. They know how to cut back on certain expenses to make your event look like a splurge even though you might be on a tight budget.

Another reason you would not hire a wedding planner is if you can be in two places at once. Brides have a large role. That is, of course, being the bride. On a wedding day it is not uncommon to have a 16-hour work day, a mop in one hand and an iron in the other.The last thing a bride needs to do is to be steaming linen or polishing silverware before she is about to walk down the middle aisle.

Finally, don't hire a wedding planner if you already spend eight or more hours a day reading, writing, researching and dreaming about weddings.

Wedding planners are professionals that obsess over weddings, daydream about wedding and are always scheming new trends for weddings. They are full-time wedding guru's that have been doing this for years, not just for a few months of engagement.

By tapping into their skills and involving them from the beginning of your initial planning, you will be amazed at the creations that will come to surface giving you the wedding you did not even know was in your reach without breaking the bank.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tere + Will: Great Gatsby Wedding



The Ring Ceremony
Bell Tower Reception Center Gardens




The Ring Bearer
Holly, The Family Pet








The Beautiful Shoes
A Fun Pop of Aqua and Green with Jewels



The Maid of Honor
Chellsey









The Reception



The First Dance
Mr and Mrs William Shake






The Father Bride Dance
An Emotional Bob and Tere




The Wedding Cake
Bridal Cakes by Yvonne











The Floral
Gorgeous Towering Arangements by TaiPan Trading






The Table Decor
Beautiful Osterich Feathers with Elegant Black and White Damask Linen



The Send Off
Aqua and Lime Green Ribbon Wands



The Get Away Car
The Green "Thing"
Will and Tere....your photo's say it all....it was a "GREAT' Gatsby wedding!
I wish you all the best that life has to offer and more.....
Laura


Of Course, a "GREAT" many thanks to "Moment to Moment" Photography for the sweet images and the pleasure of working together. Check out Toni's website to see more of her work!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Montgomery Wedding at the BellTower

video

Chase and McCall's wedding at the BellTower.

This video was done by RB Studios. They do such a great job. My favorite part of the wedding was that people danced on the dance floor. It always makes a wedding so much fun when people stay to the end and dance! Best wishes to the bride and groom!

-Julie