Behind the Scenes of a Wedding Planner

Behind the Scenes of a Wedding Planner

behind the scenes of a wedding planner

Ever wonder what it would be like to have the glamorous life of a wedding planner and helping cute couples tie the knot?

Well,  we have the inside scoop.

1. IT IS NOT LIKE YOU SEE IT IN THE MOVIES

You may have watched movies like the “Wedding Planner”, “27 Dresses”, or even “Revenge of the Bridesmaids”, which makes wedding planning seem a lot more glamorous and exciting than it actually is. 

You have to think of wedding planning as a business. In today’s age, you need to market your company and be on top of your social media game in order to get customers and keep up your reputation.

There is a lot of work involved and most of it is contacting different vendors and assisting with contracts and Banquet Event Orders. While you do get to see many different venues, you will learn to hate driving far distances as part of your work. Also, I hate to break it to you but you will most likely not be at the cake tasting with your clients. You will direct them where to go, set up the appointment, and then they will report to you later on which cake they chose.

2. CONNECTIONS ARE NEEDED

Just like any business, your success relies on your connections. In the wedding planning world, everyone begins to know everyone in the industry. You have to be familiar with all of the different locations in your area, wineries, caterers, bakers, florists, DJs, and tent rental companies in the area.
Over time, you will get to know the work method of all these different places and attend a lot of open houses and bridal shows. Bridal show season will make you very busy, especially on weekends.
So connections are essential in this business. You have to know managers, you have to know different people at the city hall, you hav eto get different permits so wedding planning involvs a lot of logistics 🙂 sorry 🙂

3. WEDDING PLANNING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE

Let’s be honest here: wedding planning business s not for everyone. Not every old stay-at-home-mom can do this job. 
First of all, you need to be a planner. If you’re not an organized person, you will never be able to put together a whole wedding, never mind juggling 4 or 5 weddings at once. Your job is to make sure your clients are on the right timeline in wedding planning and keep track of all the details for them. In addition, your company will not be just wedding planning but corporate events, too.  You need to have a strong, take-charge personality in this business because you’re going to have to be the go-to person who organizes the bridal party, wedding rehearsal, setup, and clean-up on the wedding day. Lastly, you need to be able to give advice to your couples, which brings me to my next point.

4. YOU WEAR MANY HATS

This business require wearing many different hats. The biggest thing we learned during the many years we have done this is we often have to play couples counselor. Many times, wedding planning brings up arguments between couples and as the wedding planner, you have to help them compromise. You have to be the mediator with mothers trying to take charge, divorced parents not agreeing to sit near each other, and bridesmaids being difficult. Your job is to stand up for the bride and groom since it is their day.

At the end of the night, your job still isn’t done as you have to make sure the clients tip and the venue is properly cleaned up before you leave.

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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Our Advice on How to Create a Luxury Wedding in 2019

Our Advice on How to Create a Luxury Wedding in 2019

OUR ADVICE ON HOW TO CREATE A LUXURY WEDDING IN 2019

We have worked and planed hundreds of weddings: small ones, big ones, abroad, in Monaco, you name it. But what we are good at is planning luxury weddings. And we want to share with you some of our top tips on how to create your own luxury wedding this year.

SOURCE YOUR DETAILS AHEAD

Our first tip on planning your luxury wedding is to consider your bespoke details fairly early. Mainly because a luxury wedding often include a few really special details: handmade wedding stationery, locally sourced flowers and even handmade table decorations.

Creating bespoke pieces takes time, especially when they are being made in volume. Start searching for your supplier/artist early on and ask to see samples to check the quality and materials in advance if possible. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, get your order in to allow plenty of time and avoid any kind of rush which can result in poor attention to detail.

TRY AND TASTE EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU COMMIT

This luxury detail is a hit or miss. When planning a wedding the food and the drinks say a lot about how luxe does it feel. You got to hit this just right. Not only do wedding guests really look forward to a lovely sit down meal, they also need quality sustenance to help them thoroughly enjoy the day.
Because of this, I always recommend trying anything you might provide to your guests on the day before saying yes.

CONSIDER WORKING WITH A LUXURY WEDDING PLANNER

Here at Avalon Events Organisation we have a lot of couples who juggle life and full time careers and most of them rely on us exclusively to help them with anything that has to do with wedding planning and details that are involved. In deciding to work with a luxury wedding planner you can free up a lot of time for yourself, while also being confident that your planner has experience in the luxury market and connections with premium suppliers.
If you are looking for more information on weddings and planning your perfect day give us a call or send us an email and we would be more than honored to help you out! We are always available for you!

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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WHY CASTLES MAKE THE MOST INCREDIBLE VENUES

WHY CASTLES MAKE THE MOST INCREDIBLE VENUES

WHY CASTLES MAKE THE MOST INCREDIBLE VENUES

So let’s all agree to this fact: you don’t need to be a history fan to appreciate old buildings, I mean who doesn’t love castles?

We personally think that castles make for the most perfect wedding venue and we are going to look into just why these structures could be the most incredible location in which to say I do!

 

THE HISTORY

Castles have a rich past of historical figures, documented events and treasured antiques that make them a fascinating yet beautiful setting to hold a wedding. A castle wedding will be the talk of your guests for years to come, not to mention a destination wedding to a beautiful histpric place abroad.

INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE

We do love all of our brides who decide on a castle theme wedding. It makes it so easier to decorate, so easy to manage the whole event in one amazing/incredible/jaw-drapping grounds.

A castle can make the perfect backdrop to reception drinks, stunning wedding photography portraits, fun and games or simply kicking back in the evening and soaking up the atmosphere.

EXTENSIVE ACCOMMODATION

Castles do offer more than just a wedding or a special event place, which means more choice, more flexibility and more potential to really make your stamp on your wedding. No two castle weddings are the same thanks to their numerous ceremony and reception locations.

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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Destination Wedding Details: The Ultimate Destination Wedding Packing List

Destination Wedding Details: The Ultimate Destination Wedding Packing List

DESTINATION WEDDING DETAILS: THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST

So you decided to travel to another country, get married there, get all of your guests there?
Good, you made the best decision ever. But do you also know that packing for a wedding destination is not exactly like packing for your vacation?

We have got you covered. We have planned and organized so many destination weddings – more than we can count and we always make sure to tell the couple what to bring with them for this major event.

And we thought to share this with you in case you don’t work with a wedding planner.

 

Destination Wedding Packing List: Most Important Items

  • Passports
  • Wedding Rings
  • Wedding Dress/Gown
  • Veil
  • Wedding tux/suit
  • Wedding Day Shoes
  • Visas (where necessary)
  • Copies of your birth certificates
  • Plane tickets/itinerary/boarding passes
  • Credit card/travelers checks/cash

*All of the above should be packed in your carry on luggage

Destination Wedding Packing List: Pre-Wedding Week

  • Strapless Swimwear (to avoid tan lines on your wedding day)
  • Welcome bag items (if you decide on this of course)

Destination Wedding Packing List: Wedding Day Essentials

 

  • Wedding night lingerie/undergarments
  • Guest Favors
  • Wedding day Jewelry (earrings, bracelet, necklace)
  • Something old, new, borrowed, blue
  • If you’re bringing your own silk/Real Touch bouquet, don’t forget to pack it
  • Smartphone loaded with music for your reception
  • Your Vows
  • Change of shoes/slippers for dancing at the reception
  • Garter
  • Tiara or hair clip
  • Cake topper
  • Programs
  • Menu
  • Seating/place cards/Table Numbers (if you’re bringing your own)
  • Aisle runner
  • Guestbook
  • Traditional Ceremony celebration items (i.e. Unity candle or sand ceremony supplies)
  • Ring bearer accessories (i.e. Pillow)
  • Decorations
  • One of your invitations for the photography 

Destination Wedding Packing List: Important Paperwork

  • Copies of all vendor/Resort/Venue contracts
  • List of all vendor contact info
  • Proof of down payments you’ve made to vendors
  • Receipts for favors/welcome bags (to show when crossing Borders & Customs)
  • Photocopies of any vaccination document/prescriptions/health insurance cards
  • Trip insurance
  • Your wedding planning binder with all the details you’ve already arranged, printouts of all email communications with vendors, contracts, etc
  • Phone number of the closest US embassy
  • Marriage certificate if you had your legal ceremony at home and will be having a religious ceremony abroad (they will sometimes require proof that you are legally married)

This is our main checking list for every couple who decides on a destination wedding, so hopefully you find it helpful! 
There are of course many other items and other categories that we did not cover mainly because those are relative to any couple, it depends on your destination etc.

But do let us know if we missed some items:) or what would you add to this list.
Have the best wedding, dear friends!

Each of these places is exceptional and has its particular charm. Whichever you chose you can be sure that this journey will be unforgettable.

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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5 Reasons You Should Hire A Professional Wedding Planner

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Professional Wedding Planner

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PLANNER

There are real benefits to hiring a wedding planner, particularly if you plan on getting married in another country. in today’s post we are going to cover our top five reasons on why enlisting the services of a wedding planner is a good idea.

1. Legal aspects will be covered

When we say all legal aspects will be covered, we are talking about destination weddings or planning your wedding outside your country.

If you plan to get married in another country, there can be legal aspects to take care of and a wedding planner will be able to offer advice and ensure everything runs to plan. To make things easier, a good wedding planner will help you with the finer details here.

2. A wedding planner will fight for your wedding vision

In addition to helping couples with their budget and supervising important details like legal contracts, the most important perk of a planner is having someone who’ll fight for your wedding vision from start to finish. While many wedding planners tackle more than one wedding per day or per weekend, a professional luxury planner is focused only on your special day and will push to make sure everything goes according to your unique plan.

 

3. Planners can get you vendor discounts

A wedding planner already has a list of preferred vendors, a list of discounts, that you can easily benefit from.

Hiring a professional wedding planner will take this stress aspect out of your planning. The person you hire to manage this will already have everything established and under control so you don’t have to think about it.

4. Your wedding planner is your best mediator

We all know how stresful it is to manage and organize a wedding. Especially a luxury one, outside the country. We all know how many ups and downs and how many people we need to please. We all know that.

What does a wedding planner do? Takes that away from you! A good planner is your buffer in tricky situations. It’s easier to tell your future mother-in-law, “My planner thinks we need to…” instead of “I think we should…” RIGHT?

5. You can focus on other important matters

You already have enough on your plate. We all know that. Working with a professional luxury wedding planner instead of directly with the bride or groom or their parents can keep things streamlined and stress-free for everyone.

The planner takes care of absolutely everything so the couple can enjoy their time up until the wedding and on the day of the wedding.

Your planning experience should be filled with bliss and enjoyment and hiring a professional planner will allow you to relax and enjoy every moment. Hiring a specialist is the best option.

There is little margin for error so it makes the most sense to hand it over to someone who is the expert.

If you are looking for more information on weddings and planning your perfect day give us a call or send us an email and we would be more than honored to help you out! We are always available for you!

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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