WHAT BEING A WEDDING PLANNER IS REALLY LIKE

WHAT BEING A WEDDING PLANNER IS REALLY LIKE

WHAT BEING A WEDDING PLANNER IS REALLY LIKE

Every year we receive hundreds of applications for internships from young women who want to become a wedding planner.

We also have learned through experience that we need to be really thorough with whom we choose for the internship mainly because young women have different views of what exactly is involved in being in the wedding and event industry.

 

We would like to give you our perspective on this field as so many of you want to learn what this industry is all about. We don’t plan on being too detailed but just enough information to know if you still want to follow this path or maybe this is not for you.

Wedding and event planning is a very detail-oriented—and sometimes emotionally intense—career choice. There are no industry-standard business hours. There are no holidays. We rarely have a free weekend. And we work when clients hire us to work.

 

As much as we would love to tell you that what you see in the movies about planning a big day for your clients, unfortunately this is not the case. This career, although extraordinarily fulfilling and satisfying in so many ways, is also a very stressful and exhausting business.

 

We are going to mention only a few general points that we have to always face when we deal with clients, potential clients and couples.

Random Calls and Emails

Although we love each and every one of our clients, there are some issues when it comes to what they think is an emergency 🙂

We are being called and emailed every single day from morning to the next morning and there is always something urgent that cannot be delayed … this is from our client’s perspective.

We do have a limit to our working hours but we do try to reassure them everything will be resolved in a timely manner.

Working Long Hours

Avalon Events is not just another wedding planning company. We are based in Monaco and we provide our clients the most luxurious experience of their life. Whether its a wedding, a party or a corporate event, we make sure that everything runs smoothly and without any issues.

In order for us to provide top tiered events, we must work extra, that also includes working late at night and getting up really really early. We never complain about this but we are exhausted.

Keeping Everything on Hand

Sometimes, planners even need to have a back-up plan for some of the bride’s planning decisions. We have to always be the reasonable ones before and on the big day. We cannot let our emotions, or the bride’s emotion get in the way of decision making, so as planners, we need to be very realistic and on point.

Being the Bad Guy

Wedding planners are used to being the “bad guy.” From harassing a rental company until they go back and get the correct chairs the bride ordered, to having to enforce whatever rules the bride and groom want to be observed on their big day (no pics at the wedding, no social media posting, etc.) this is essentially what we have to always do!

So what is your opinion after reading this? Still interested? Let us know.

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

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

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WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE WEDDING INDUSTRY

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE WEDDING INDUSTRY

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE WEDDING INDUSTRY

We are so proud to say that we have been in the wedding and event planning industry for about 20 years now and 10 years since Avalon Events Organisation was born. And we have learned so much from this career.

And because so many of you read our blog posts every week we thought that you would enjoy this one too. We would like to share a few of the most important things that we absolutely love about the planning industry.

1. 100% UNIQUE

No two couples are alike, so no two weddings are alike. We love that we’ve been able to meet such a diverse group of people, and help put together so many different events that reflect their very own unique vision for the wedding!

We love this aspect of this industry. Everything we organize and plan is customized according to the client’s requests. Nothing gets copied or over used here. 

Everything we do here at Avalon Events Organisation is done with love and appreciation of you – the client.

2. CHALLENGES

Finding solutions to challenges is what we boast about.  We have a saying here at Avalon Events Organisation: If there’s a way, there’s a will!

Wedding planning isn’t always a walk in the park; problems arise, but we love finding solutions!

 

3. RELATIONSHIP

We believe in serving well and we like getting to know who we work with. We love that we get to know the special couples and even their families! 

From Save the Dates to Programs, our relationship can span over more than 3-6 months. 

4. THE COLLABORATION

You already know this but we love our vendor collaboration and professional relationship that we have achieved in our 20 years since we work in this field.

When there is a wedding to be planned and executed, all vendors come with their best efforts and their unique take on the table so everything will look perfect for the big day,

5. IT IS WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

There’s something really special about being a part of something this important – and seeing it come to life, from brainstorming to show time is truly a fulfilling feeling! 

We believe in love and marriage and we are honored to play a small part in such a beautiful display and celebration!

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

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HOW TO PLAN A WINTER WEDDING. A PLANNER’S EXPERT TIPS

HOW TO PLAN A WINTER WEDDING. A PLANNER’S EXPERT TIPS

HOW TO PLAN A WINTER WEDDING. A PLANNER’S EXPERT TIPS

The festive season may be behind us, but in many parts of the world, there’s still a few months of cold weather and hot drinks to go before we can call it spring.

While a wedding in the colder months does present its challenges, it’s also an opportunity to get thoroughly creative.

 

There’s definitely something magical about this time of the year – huddling around open fires, the crisp clear blue skies and light dusting of frost or snow across the landscape. 

So it’s no surprise that more and more couples are opting for a winter wedding, but planning one does mean you have to make certain considerations that you may not have thought of.

1. KEEP WARM

One of the first things it’s important to consider in any wedding, is your guest comfort and experience.

2. LIGHT IS EVERYTHING

Lighting has an impact, not only on your photographs, but also on the styling and ambience of your venue. 

By the time guests sit to eat the wedding breakfast, it will likely be dark. 

Stick to warm white tones and you’ll create a gorgeous, twinkling effect.

3. THE MENU

Work with your caterer to plan a meal that is warming and seasonal – winter food doesn’t have to be heavy and stodgy, there are some great seasonal options at this time of year so get creative. For the evening, you could even set up a hot chocolate bar, with warm, steaming mugs that guests can personalise from a beautifully styled station.

4. BE PREPARED

A snowy wedding day would certainly look beautiful in your photographs, but snow can wreak havoc with your plans, so make sure that you offer your guests lots of local accommodation options and brief your suppliers to allow plenty of time for arrival and set up.

Or better still, if budgets will stretch, book a wedding planner who can brief all suppliers on your behalf, to prepare and put into practice contingency plans on the day.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

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

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3 THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO ON A WINTER WEDDING

3 THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO ON A WINTER WEDDING

3 THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO ON A WINTER WEDDING

Since fewer weddings take place during these chilly months, yours will naturally stand out, and there are so many wonderful ways to embrace the season! 

Here are our top 3 things you can get away with if you plan on getting married in the winter season:

1. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow....

So yes, think about this: Make it snow as you walk down the aisle or during your couple’s first dance together.

We promise you it will look MAGICAL!!!

2. Behind the Bar. Heat it UP!

Winter drinks are the best! Think about Hot-Chocolate Bar with different mix ins: candy canes, marshmallows, cinnamon + alcohol to enhance the flavour!

3. Free Decor for Everyone

If you plan on getting married around the winter holidays, chances are the venue is already filled with themed decorations so you will only have to fill in the gaps, like centerpieces and flowers here and there. So WIN-WIN!

Tell us: Are you planning a winter wedding?

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

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HOW TO PLAN A PHOTOGENIC WEDDING MENU

HOW TO PLAN A PHOTOGENIC WEDDING MENU

HOW TO PLAN A PHOTOGENIC WEDDING MENU

Let’s face it: everyone loves good, professional photos. But the magic does not happen just by letting the photographer do his thing. If you want to have a special photogenic wedding, we as a planner have to take into account lots of details. Like wedding menus and how to make them look special on camera and off camera too.

To get picture-perfect food, you have to start by planning a photogenic menu.

1. WHITE PLATES.

The plates you use to serve your guests have a significant impact on how any food will look at your wedding. You may worry using white plates will look boring, but it’s the best thing you can do for your food.

White plates make every dish look more vibrant, enticing people to take a closer look and maybe even a bite or two. 

2. DECIDE ON A SERVING STYLE.

Making your wedding food look pretty will depend on how you choose to serve it. Have you thought about that yet? Your guests can get their food from a buffet-style setup, or have servers bring the plates of food out to them.

3. TALK WITH YOUR CATERER.

Most likely, your wedding is not the first event your caterer has worked. Talk with your caterer to see if they have a history with making food into picture-perfect plates. They might be able to suggest types of food or preparation techniques that will change what you picture people eating at your wedding.

4. AIM FOR VARIETY.

Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to planning your reception menu. Your guests will want at least some kind of choice in their food. Whether they get to serve themselves at a buffet or choose between two entrees on the menu, they’ll appreciate having a variety to choose from. It especially helps those who have food allergies or kids who are picky eaters.

Having a variety of food will also make your pictures turn out much better. You won’t end up with a million identical photos of baked potatoes. Instead, you’ll get to look back on guests having a great time while eating different salads and desserts.

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

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TIPS FOR PLANNING THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION WEDDING WEEKEND

TIPS FOR PLANNING THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION WEDDING WEEKEND

Tips for Planning The Ultimate Destination Wedding Weekend

Planning a wedding abroad seems daunting for every new engaged couple. We know that, we heard that.
We are here to give you a helping hand. And some tips for planning the perfect wedding destination abroad.

Hire a Planner

We all know this is our top tip whenever we give you advice on weddings and corporate event organisation. No matter the location, if you need something to be done 100% satisfaction guaranteed, we recommend hiring a wedding planner.

Securing Your Date and Guest Accommodations

Dates and locations are crucial when planning a destination wedding. Please make sure you book your event and your guests room in advance and plan ahead for any inconveniences that may occur. Two weeks before the actual event, email aor call the venue and hotel to make sure the reservations are still ok. We know this step is also a hustle, if you don’t want to manage the stress, leave it to a planner.

Don’t Skimp on Guest Care

You need to take care of your guests. Not only on your wedding day, but also throughout their stay. 

Make an itinerary for them if some come earlier or would like to extend their stay.

 

Or call us to take care of everything.

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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