Photo Credits: Artz Photo, Jeff Kolodny Photography, Munoz Photography, Bill Peck Photography

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Do You Need A Professional Bridal Consultant?

As brides begin to plan their weddings, there is always a cross road of sorts. At that point you may or may not decide to bring in a Professional Bridal Consultant to help execute YOUR vision on your most important day. In addition to helping make your wedding dreams come true within your budget, a consultant saves you time. We're not even going to take into account the costly mistakes you may make in the planning process. Today's bridal couples and their families do not have enough time for the detailed planning and work that a beautiful wedding requires.

Now if you want to take care of all the planning yourself, by all means do, but I strongly recommend you consider having a consultant come in for the tail end of the planning process and the coordination. Many consultants provide a "day of" service. We like to say there is no such thing as "day of" because we don't just show up at the rehearsal and try to figure it out. It's truly more like a month of or 6-8 weeks out type of planning. Be sure to go to sites like the Association of Bridal Consultants ( or the Association of Wedding Professionals International ( to find a Certified or Professional Consultant.

Friday, February 8, 2008

"My Wedding Is Cinderella Themed"

I am still learning how to blog! LOL

I want to go back about 3 months to Eusther and Inol's wedding. These clients had a very unique situation. The bride lived in Tallahassee, when I met her. The groom lived in Delray Beach and her parents lived in Georgia. I met Eusther just as she was finishing her final semester in Nursing school at my Alma Mater, Florida A& M. I'll never forget our first conversation in January 2007. She said to me, "I want my wedding to be perfect! And I want my theme to center around Cinderella". Lavendar and Pink were the colors and she was set on it. Well needless to say we set off to planning their elegant fĂȘte. Details, details, details. With staff in tow we glued over 500 pieces of swarovski crystals on printed items.

What a night! Throughout the evening Eusther kept saying, "It is Perfect!" When I received the thank you card from the mother of the bride weeks later it brought me to tears. In it she said, "You are a dream maker!”

Kudos to an awesome vendor team:
Munoz Photography
Elegant Occasions for videography services
Diamante's Banquet Hall
Vision DJ's
Edible Delights (305)308-0478 for the cake stand and cake decor.
Creations By Blanca for the florals.
As for my staff: Arlene and Claudine - You guys rocked!