So....to all bride-to-be ... plan your wedding properly...hehehehehe
Comments (0) | 16-Mar-09 12:50:27 PM
What will a good planner do for you ?
He or she will suggest vendors and negotiate with them for the best price and service. She will take care all the huge responsiblities you'd prefer not to tackle. And also she suppossed to be there, the day of the event to make sure everything run smoothly; and serve occasionally as an improptu therapist when mounting wedding stress turns you into crazed, tulle obsessed mess.
Many of the best planners even have backgrounds in areas such as catering ( like Pak Engku from Kuzie Catering ) or floral design ( like Pak Abu ) and will work with you to come up with color scheme and deco elements to make your day as unique as you are.
** When I first started doing this bussiness, the 1 thing that i learned is how to become a good negotiator, know what to ask and what to expect from vendors. And in order to have your own style and image, I also learned how to be a good florist....so that people can see its your ' touch' each time you're handling one.
Not every bride requires a full-service planner. If you've already done most of the work yourself, you may want a 'day-of' coordinator who will only assist you during your wedding day and resolve any snafus that may occur. You can also hire someone for the final weeks leading up to your event. She will help you in your final decision of all the things needed and ask things like " Did you reserve hotel rooms yet ? ", " How many flower gals that you have ? Do they have their baskets ready? What about petals ? " .
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Comments (1) | 14-Jan-09 1:13:02 PM
Ana and Adam knew that planning their wedding would take more than picking a date, showing up and strolling down the red carpet. For one reason, the two were living in UK, but wanted to get married and have their wedding reception in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So that most of their friends and relatives can be gathered together to celebrate the best moment of their life. For another, she was about to start her Ph.D ; he was always on trip to visit sites and attend meetings. While her mother wanted to help, she couldn't do everything, especially those tiny litlle things she wanted to have during the reception... the colors, the right typefont, the design and the do n don'ts. And they were expecting more than 500 guests.
By having an experiences coordinator, who held their hands to every parts of the process, from achieiving the mood the couple sought, to supervising the reception-hall setup to make sure that there were enough forks for all the guests. " She ended up saving our sanity . " I'm sure some things went wrong ", she says. But thank to their planner, " we never knew " .
These days, hiring a wedding planner is increasingly popular. Why ? Women are marrying later in life, at least with 2-3 years working experiences. Often have jobs that don't leave them a lot of free times, and may well be trying to plan their events from hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
Having a cool-headed, organized professional around to take on some burden is still a luxury, but many brides feel that the payoff - less time focused on the little details, more time focused on the big day - is priceless
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This article is based on " Meet the planner " from Martha Stewart Mag - Fall 2008 . Some of the details is changed to make it more relevent to our culture.
Comments (0) | 12-Jan-09 4:21:35 PM