I am a wedding celebrant and have been involved in the wedding industry for nearly 20 years. I have also owned a wedding directory website and more recently started New Zealand Wedding Packages with a team of local wedding professionals.
Today’s wedding planner interview is with London based planner Bernadette of Dream Occasions! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.
I’m Bernadette and I launched Dream Occasions in 2003 as a boutique wedding planning business. Prior to this I spent 10 years working for TV companies as an executive assistant, much of my role was organising people, events and systems so the leap to wedding planning was in fact a small one.
I can offer clients honesty, professionalism and experience gained through my ten years (and counting) years in business. I am also one of two directors of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners which exists to inject and maintain professionalism in an otherwise unregulated industry, so you can be certain you are in safe hands.
I aim to offer clients the best value for their budget and recommend only our approved professional vendors. Clients are in essence hiring Dream Occasions for our experience and knowledge, so whether giving advice on design or solving family disagreements, we are there, always by their side.
A Splendid Occasion is a full service wedding planning + design boutique in the heart of Chicago, IL. My goal is to make the planning process of your wedding or event enjoyable. Forget the stress, I love the details! I was born and raised in Nashville, TN but have thoroughly enjoyed living the city life here in Chicago. I am definitely more of a city girl! My experience encompasses planning and styling weddings, corporate and government events, and social parties, as well as styled photo shoots.
Today’s wedding planner interview is with Erik of MONRREAL & Co., based in Houston, TX! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.
My name is Erik Monrreal the owner/president of MONRREAL & Co., I have always had a passion for interior design and party planning,and what sets me aside from other event planners is that I treat every event as if it were my own and like to be involved in the entire process. It’s amazing when you get to work in the industry that you love- it never feels like work! My favorite part of being in this industry is meeting new people from all around the world and learning new traditions and techniques to ensure our brides are getting the best for their money!
Hi, my name is Fidan and I am the owner and the principal certified wedding planner at Designed Dream Wedding Planning. I started the company to help couples design their wedding the way they have always dreamt. Designed Dream Wedding Planning launched successfully in 2010, with a firm belief that I could also help and support other people in making their dreams come true. My clients tell me they love my personality and really admire my passion for this business. I design each wedding as my own, putting my heart and soul into every single one!
My name is Christa DeHuff and I am the founder of A Central Park Wedding. I currently live in Hoboken, New Jersey as a newlywed!
A Central Park Wedding specializes in planning and coordinating wedding ceremonies in New York City’s Central Park. We work with local clients and couples traveling from another state or overseas to have a destination wedding in New York. We offer full-service ceremony packages and take care of everything for the couple from permits to photography to floral arrangements.
Today’s guest post is by Regina Brooks, of Régine Danielle Events & Design. Régine Danielle Events & Design is an award-winning wedding planner serving an exclusive clientèle in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas. She specializes in up-scale weddings with exquisite finishes and provides personalized service for all of your wedding planning needs.
It’s one month before the big day – your wedding. You’ve spent months diligently and carefully planning your ideal wedding; nonetheless, anxiety abounds as you fret over last minute details and long to see your wedding vision perfectly executed. You would gladly trade in this anxiety to focus solely on enjoying your last few months of engagement with the person of your dreams, but how could this ever be possible?
Enter “Month of” wedding planning services. “Month of” wedding planning services gives you time to enjoy the twilight of your engagement while leaving the last minute planning details to a professional wedding planner.
By focusing on tasks such as finalizing the logistical details with the vendors for your rehearsal and wedding day, a professional wedding planner will coordinate all of the final touches of your wedding day, ensuring that you and your family can relax and have fun. All you have to do is show up and enjoy!
Starting approximately a month prior to the wedding, a “Month of” wedding planner will:
• Help you create a wedding day itinerary that includes items for your wedding vendors and bridal party
• Confirm and coordinate details and logistics with your vendors, ceremony speakers and other service providers
• Meet with you to review the planning you’ve done to date and to discuss any details you
may have forgotten
• Provide recommendations on any services or items you may have forgotten
• Visit the venue with you to discuss the floor plan and make suggestions on how to execute your vision
• Meet with the reception musicians to discuss the flow and order of the reception
• Hold a final meeting the week of the wedding to discuss the wedding day timeline
• Collect all of the items for the wedding before the big day
• Coordinate your wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception
The investment for your “month of” wedding planner can vary depending on your location and the planner’s experience but you should budget to spend between $900- $1,600. This investment includes all the coordinating for the last, and most hectic, month of wedding planning and for the planner and their staff to work your event.
If you’re looking to leave the burden of last minute wedding planning anxiety with a professional wedding planner at a budget friendly price, then “Month of” wedding planning service are designed for you! Go ahead and treat yourself to a stress-free end of your engagement and a flawlessly executed wedding day!
We have a lovely wedding planner interview for you today with Samantha from Milk & Honey Special Events based in San Francisco, CA! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company
My name is Samantha Spector and I’m the founder of Milk & Honey Special Events. I worked in event planning for 10 years before I started my own company. My career began with planning fundraising events, including the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which raised over $1 million each year, a series of walks for the National Kidney Foundation, luncheons, conferences, receptions and even a golf tournament and a fashion show.
I am a local wedding planner from Dubrovnik, Croatia. After I graduated from American College of Management and Technology, I lived and gained the working experience abroad starting from USA, Germany and Ireland…