In the wedding industry (particularly in the Manitoba market), the period of October to March corresponding with the Christmas/Valentine’s holidays are BIG for bookings. I’ve gone into many reasons WHY to hire a wedding planner but in the early stages of your search, it’s important to have a list of what to look for in the same way you’d have checklists for your DJ, a photographer or a florist. Here is my recommended list of considerations as you search for your wedding planner.
PHOTO CREDIT: Rosanna U Photography
MODEL: Open Sky Weddings
I feel compelled to take a step away from the usual wedding related content this month to comment on the Netflix Fyre documentary. I, like millions of others, recently watched this film in total horror and, honestly WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? I have found it challenging to organize a wedding in 4 months let alone a weekend music festival, yeesh! If you have been living under a rock, learn more about the Festival, (or what could have been) here. In theory, this would have been an incredible long weekend music festival set in the beauty of the Bahamas with luxury accommodations, an A-star lineup and a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks to an online push by social media influencers (mainly models who never intended to show up to the actual festival in the first place), the event sold out in record time in 2016 and, in a series of terrible planning mistakes things quickly spiraled culminating with a massive social media back lash that left organizers in a pile of financial and legal trouble. I had no expectations as I settled in one Sunday evening to watch this mess of a wanna-be festival, but as an event professional this documentary stuck with me and I’ve been having anxious thoughts about it ever since. The more I play some of the scenes over and over in my head, the more I realize very basic fundamentals of event planning were not even considered by organizers.
HNY everyone! 2019 is going to be our busiest year yet and we are SO excited for all the events and weddings going down in the next 12 months. After an incredible tour of Hawaii with the family in December, it is time to get back to planning and designing with all our amazing clients and to kick off the New Year, we’ve listed some predicted trends for the upcoming event season. From classic apparel to sustainable weddings, check out what you can expect to see this year.
Photo by: Megan Steen Photography
Last August, I had the pleasure of planning L&J’s beautiful Fort Garry wedding here in Winnipeg. The wedding was unique in so many ways. Click the title for the full post!
Photo Credit: Casey Nolin Photography
To include children or not to include children in your wedding party? Your wedding day is full of memorable and exciting moments and the result of hours and hours of careful planning and no one wants it ruined by a screaming toddler. This doesn’t mean you have to rule out having children in your wedding party entirely but I have some recommendations to make children more comfortable at your wedding and avoid any melt downs as much as possible.
PHOTO BY: Casey Nolin Photography
For many couples, the thought of dancing in front of 100+ of your nearest and dearest can cause minor heart palpitations leading up to the big day. Have no fear, I have some quick tips to look good dancing at your wedding! Click the header on your left for the full post!
Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry Photography
Social media feeds are overrun with wedding inspiration and it almost seems as if there is nothing original when it comes to weddings. Every couple wants to give their guests a unique experience but it can seem like quite a challenge in the beginning. I always tell my clients the strategy to make your wedding stand out is to make it meaningful by considering all your favourite things as a couple in the early stages of planning.
Coordinator, Planner, Designer, Stylist – wedding industry professionals go by many names and it can get pretty confusing to differentiate one from the other. So what are the differences between wedding designers, coordinators and planners and how can you distinguish between each role and figure out the individual best suited for your wedding? Check out the descriptions in today’s blog along with my service packages that best align with each!
Photo By: April Marie Imagery
My brides always get a kick out of my massive emergency kit bag, and I am continually adding to it. Nothing says ‘prepared’ more than a suitcase filled with medical kits, apparel and beauty must-haves. Below, I assembled a handy check list of items (and corresponding categories) you should consider packing on your wedding day.
Photo By Izabela Rachwal Photography