Thursday, August 26, 2010

Challenges of wedding planning

By: Jessica Robinson
The challenges you are faced with while planning your wedding can be enormous.  As you plan your wedding, you take on a new roll: wedding planner.  It's like a complete new job.  Like you don't have so much going on in your life already.  If you have the funds available, it's a great idea to hire a wedding coordinator to help with the daunting task.
Wedding planners offer various packages to fit your needs.  Whether you need help from the very beginning stages to assist you with selecting a venue, the design concept and other vendor suggestions or just planning month of and day of to help keep everything in order.  If you live out of town, but planning a wedding in another state a wedding planner might be a must.  (especially if you do not have a ton of vacation days you can take to take on the tasks yourself)

Some area planners to consider:
Sixpence For Your Shoe
Chandelier Events
Details Wedding & Party Planning
Wedding Istas
EST Occasions

I find it helpful to make check lists.  Now, my husband hates them... but I honestly think it makes me feel as though I'm accomplishing things when I can check things off.  Make a spread sheet in Word and check away!  You'll find it helpful to come up with an initial budget and give yourself an idea of how you want to spend it.  Which areas you have more for (or are more important to you).

Most importantly, don't stress out!  Things go wrong with weddings all the time.  The most important thing is that you understand that and know that you have hired the best of the best to take care of the details.  All of your vendors come together and work well together. 

One of my favorite ladies in the wedding business is Sara Faella.  She's the creative force behind Sara Faella Designer Stylist.  She'll come to you and take care of your hair and make-up needs.  She also designs some pretty fabulous couture hair pieces and accessories.

Have your cake and eat it too!  Kelly's Sweet Rewards makes some amazing wedding cake creations!  Let her creative mind come up with something wonderful for your wedding.  Now, if you are looking for something unique for favors or to have in your out of town guest bags, try her cake balls, red velvet cake dipped in scrumptious chocolate.  Bit size tasty treats!  Lovely Cakes is another wonderful company!  If you are looking for someone to make pastries and confections besides your wedding cake try Toria Dolce Fine Desserts & Wedding Cakes.  Now, for the most yummy candy station, handcrafted sugar cookies and other wonderful treats contact Jennifer at Cookie Creatives.  She just made some of the most tempting treats for a wedding we worked on together.  All I can say is Yum!

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