I believe in keeping current with all the latest and greatest trends to insure that the Brides that I come in contact with feel a certain comfort level with me-they know that I have their best interest at heart and want them to have the “Party of their lifetime”!
Colors, flowers, dresses all change; but the one thing that doesn’t change is the importance of having that special rapport with the person that has booked you into their venue. When I do a site tour with a bride and her fiance, I paint the picture of what I feel would be the best way to layout the venue, because I am a firm believer that everyone should feel a part of the event in every aspect.
I feel that the Bride and Groom should be the center of attention (literally) for the entire event and being surrounded by family and friends is what this day is all about. Your guests want to feel that you appreciate their being there to celebrate your union. From the ceremony (in the round is really cool) down to the bouquet/garter toss; make sure to include them in the festive mood that will make your event memorable for everyone attending. It isn’t all about the food and beverage (even though that is a key factor)-it is about the atmosphere that you create. It doesn’t cost a fortune to create this atmosphere (almost every bride I come in contact with is trying to save some money), but it is the attitude, ambiance, and surprises that you have thought about during your planning stages. Remember that this is a once in a lifetime event; so make it the “PARTY OF YOUR LIFE” and always keep the FUN FACTOR in the forefront of your planning stages.
Your guests will not remember the flowers on the table or even the food that you serve; they will remember that they also had the “party of your life” and will leave saying that your wedding was the best one they have ever attended.