We attended a great bridal event, by Bouche Productions, this past weekend at The Haddonfield Fortnightly in Haddonfield NJ. We were excited to meet all the brides, some who were towards the end of their planning, heading into the home stretch and one bride had gotten engaged on Monday prior to the event. Attending bridal shows is a great way to meet local vendors, talk face to face and even see some of their products as well as their competition. Being a wedding planner, we are basically selling ourselves, a service that we can tell you about and a service that frankly many brides feel they can do without! So for our table we set up displays of unique, what we like to call "Details". In every wedding there is a ceremony, a cocktail hour, a reception; eating and dancing. What makes a wedding unique are all the details. Meghan and I love the detail portion of a wedding. The details pull the entire event together, uniting a common color, theme or ambiance. Meghan and I also know that the details can be very expensive and that's where we come in! The important things are your dress, venue, food, entertainment and photographer! That's where you should spend the majority of your budget. The details should be a small fraction! When we set out to start our business we had a few things in mind, one being that we could offer brides our unique ideas paired with our thriftiness. Thus, leaving them to spend more on the important things. Now, with that being said, I must add that in spending so much on the important things, how can you not afford to hire someone to make sure it all comes together. That's where we come in again! Because you plan your wedding so far in advance, the likelihood that the coordinator at your venue will no longer be employed, is quite high. In fact, during Meghan's wedding planning process we went through three different venue coordinators, each time having to reiterate everything. Not to mention that the coordinator never really knew Meghan and was never invested in making sure her day went perfectly! Having a wedding planner would ensure your day was just as you envisioned. We can also offer you numerous examples of wedding day disasters, there always seem to be at least one. This past weekend we arrived at the venue at 10:00am to find the linens being delivered. Upon opening them we also noticed they were wrong!!!! As we debated what to do the delivery men walked back into the room just in time. They called the warehouse and sent more linens that arrived just in time for the tables to be set. Back in August we arrived at a hotel and collected the flowers from the florist. As we double checked the needed flowers for the wedding party and ceremony we noticed that there were two missing Jr. Bridesmaid bouquets and two missing roses for the parent's of the bride and groom. As the bride finished getting ready we dismantled her "throw away bouquet" and using our emergency kit, fixed the problem. We also had a wedding that needed pipe and drape added to the venue. It was on the contract but as the day went on, no one was putting it up. As the ceremony time was fast approaching I tracked down the venue coordinator and "reminded" them of the pipe and drape. Come to find out they completely forgot and had to call the service men back to the venue to have it put up! I really can't imagine the brides face if she were to have arrived at the venue with no pipe and drape! My point, don't trust that everyone will do as they say they will. When a venue coordinator says they will make sure everything gets done, rest assured when the day comes, and they have your money, they will be nowhere to be found! When a DJ has no idea how to pronounce your wedding parties names, rest assured he won't go and ask. When the flowers arrive wrong, rest assured they won't take them back and fix them. When the limo company doesn't show up, rest assured they don't care that you have to squeeze your dress into a friends Ford Focus. And rest assured, that when you hire a wedding planner that you trust, like Kyle Michelle Weddings, we will take care of it all, leaving you none the wiser! Vendors provide a product-we provide a service and our service is focused on you!!!!!
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