What will be in your Stocking?

It is such an exciting time of the year for children. I know mine are counting down the days until Santa comes. My eight-year old has a list a mile long and keeps adding things daily. I keep telling her Santa does not take last-minute requests. We are busy here with shopping, decorating, wrapping, baking and cooking but I wanted to take a moment to write one more blog before the holiday.

This magical time of year is also engagement season. Many couples are with extended family and friends and they celebrate with getting engaged. What a wonderful time of year to get a beautiful ring under the tree! So, if you are one of those lucky couples January will be a busy month for you. When you start your planning always start with budget, date and venue first. Of course, if you are looking for a wedding planner we should  be a top priority to get your planning started right.

Ho Ho Ho and Happy Holidays to all!!

The Sally Kit

We all know about the emergency kit or the 911 kit as some call it,  but I also like to carry what I call the “The Sally Kit”.  Now in this kit are a variety of items some odd, some practical but below I list the 10 top things that I use quite often. Now they are not life-saving items but they come in quite handy for the candles that keep going out or the groomsmen with the bad breath. So, if you want to make your own “Sally Kit” start with these.

1. Long Lighters – we are always short of these for lighting the gazillion candles you have to make you evening magical.

2. Ribbon – in a variety of colors is always handy.

3. Corsage Pins – for some reason we never enough.

4. Mints – someone is always looking for a mint.

5. Scissors – used for a variety of reasons. I have come to carrying a pair in my purse.

6. Double-sided Tape – this also is used for a variety of different situations.

7. Pens. Pens. Pens. – I can never have too many and sharpie markers are good to have on hand too.

8. Large Safety Pins – don’t ask but the small ones don’t do the trick

9. Lipgloss – bad things happen when a bride forgets her lipgloss

10. Tissues – lots and lots of tissues

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

10.   Your Time…….Planning a wedding takes an enormous amount of time. A good wedding planner will save you time and energy by doing research for you, hiring reputable vendors and handling all those little details.

9.   Your Money………Weddings can be extremely expensive.  However, by hiring a wedding planner, couples can save a great deal of money by not making costly mistakes. Wedding planners will also help couples set budgets and stick to them.

8. Your Relationships……..Weddings are very stressful.  This stress often results in many arguments for couples as well as with family members and friends.  Wedding planners have been there time and time again and know how to avoid such problems before they begin. 
 7.   Your Dreams………. Most have been dreaming of their wedding day their entire life.  Wedding planners work for the couple and ensure that all dreams are met!
 6.   Your Confidante………. Wedding planners have planned countless weddings and know exactly what works and what doesn’t.  You will have an expert on hand at all times to answer all those crazy questions that come up.
 5.  Your “go to Person”………….Everyone will have questions leading up to the wedding day and especially on the day of the wedding. By hiring a wedding planner, couples can simply tell others “talk to the wedding planner!”
 4.  Your Scheduler………..There are so many events leading up to the big day!  Wedding planners are well-versed at making detailed itineraries for all involved (including other vendors) and making sure that everything happens on time!
 3.  Your Problem-Solver………..Whether we like it or not, most big events involve some kind of crisis.  Who really wants to deal on their wedding day with the missing bouquet or the band turning up late?     Wedding planners know how to handle all unforeseen circumstances.
 2.  Your Day of Coordinator………..Do you want to be responsible for the wedding rehearsal or creating your timeline?  How about making sure the DJ has your first dance song?  Wedding planners orchestrate from rehearsal through the end of the reception, ensuring everything runs smoothly!
 1.  Your ticket to a stress-free and fun day………..Hiring a good wedding planner ensures that you will have a stress-free day, thus, allowing you to enjoy your day like a guest at your own wedding!
Shout Out to all the Great Vendors!

I have been doing a lot of networking lately. A lot!! And it has actually been really fun. We have so many amazing wedding professionals in the area. From photographers to florists and djs to all the great venues to have your event. When I work a wedding with great professionals it is all about the team. We are there to make your day the best ever and it is so wonderful when we have a great team to pull it all together. So, this is a Shout Out to all the great vendors in the area and one reason why I love my job so much because you make it fun. You are all the best!!

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