Your Ultimate Wedding-Planning CHECKLIST

Your Ultimate Wedding-Planning CHECKLIST

Your Ultimate Wedding-Planning CHECKLIST

So Much to Think About. So Little Time. That’s Where WE come In.

 

Congratulations! The love of your life has popped the question, and you’ve said yes. Now that you’re on the path to married bliss, it’s time to make the most of your engagement period.

We have a simple but effective checklist for you!

DRAFT YOUR GUEST LIST

If deciding who’s coming (and who isn’t) many wedding planners recommend scaling back and honing in on the people who really matter. Sabine, the owner of AEO suggests to look at extending invitations not as a social obligation, but as being surrounded by those you love and who love you.

FIND AND SECURE YOUR VENUES

Every wedding venue has its pluses and minuses, so find a spot that’s convenient, exciting, and cost-effective.

Also take into account its existing décor. “If you want a red, black, and chrome modern-art-inspired wedding, don’t pick a plantation home and waste money trying to reinvent it.

Once you love a venue, set a wedding date. Avoid holiday weekends. Travel is more expensive for guests, and you’ll pay staffers overtime for working a holiday.

A wedding planner can help find and negotiate with the other vendors you’ll want to start hiring now as well.

DEVISE A RECEPTION TIMELINE

Copy ours below, or create your own play-by-play to keep things moving smoothly.

00 Cocktail hour starts.

1:00 The couple enter and have their first dance.

1:30 At a sit-down dinner, the first course is served. The host and best man offer toasts.

2:30 The main course is served.

3:00 The newlyweds dance with their folks; guests join in.

3:50 The cake is cut.

4:00 Cake and dessert are served.

4:45  The bouquet is tossed.

5:00 The bride and groom depart.

START PACKING

Think like a Boy Scout, and be prepared. You’ll need all of the following gear on the big day.

You Should Bring

  • Your dress, shoes, undergarments, and jewelry
  • The groom’s and attendants’ gifts (if you didn’t give these tokens of appreciation the night before)
  • Your vows, if self-penned, and the wedding bands to hand off to the best man

Your MOH Should Bring

  • Ibuprofen
  • Bobby pins
  • A sewing kit
  • Earring backs
  • Buttons
  • Krazy glue
  • Deodorant
  • Baby powder
  • Stain remover

FINAL ARRANGEMENTS

Day-before tasks include everything from arranging tip envelopes (for certain vendors and waitstaff) to preparing snacks for the getting-ready rooms (unless they’ve been pre-ordered through your caterer).

To look your best on your special day, invest in a mani and pedi (you’ll need the break, we promise!), and after confirming times and addresses with your transportation (limo, etc.) service, head over to your rehearsal dinner and practice, practice, practice.

ENJOY IT

Your monumental day will go by so fast. Take care to stay in the moment.

First, stay close to your new spouse. “Try to stick together the entire reception,” says Kaforey. “Having shared moments of your wedding is so important to set off on your life as a couple.”

Also, don’t forget Dad. If you have a good relationship with your father, build a memory by having a moment with him after you’re dressed, Savage suggests. “It gets forgotten in the first look with the fiancé.” The same reasoning goes for mom, your sibling, or a grandparent.

 

It’s Going to be Perfect!

Let’s Plan Your Big Day!

Tips For Rescheduling Your Event  Due To Coronavirus

Tips For Rescheduling Your Event Due To Coronavirus

Tips For Rescheduling Your Event Due To Coronavirus

We had to postpone a lot of our events this year, especially in the months of March and April and we are sure that many more brides and other people are making this difficult decision given our battle with this global coronavirus pandemic.

So we asked our founder and owner of Avalon Events Organisation, Sabine Bahry Lembo to give us some concise advice on what to do with our already planned and scheduled events for this upcoming spring / summer of 2020:

1. You can postpone without setting another date just yet.

 

I’ve been encouraging my clients to remember that it is okay to make the decision to postpone without knowing when the later date will be. Many have spent months planning this big day.

You’re not expected to come up with a solution in 1 week! If you can nail down a new date, that is amazing! But if not, take some time to weigh your options. Notify your guest list now and let them know an alternative date is to be determined.

2. Be realistic about your guest list and travel

 

Are you doing a local wedding or destination? How many people are you expecting and how soon is your wedding?

This no-doubt has quickly become your biggest decision to make surrounding your wedding (aside from deciding to marry the love of your life!) but taking into account travel needs, the number of attendees and the age of attendees will provide the most clarity on how you need to adjust your wedding day. Making a decision with confidence will allow you to have the clarity to move forward with your plan, whether it’s an adjusted plan or not.

 3. Rebook what you can as soon as possible

 

Gather information from all your major vendors and see what other dates they have available. Do any of the vendors have common open dates? Have you considered a week-day wedding? Weekday weddings are really wonderful as it gives your guests a few days following the celebration to truly enjoy the location and the gathering of friends! We are all in uncharted territory and will do our very best to make your new day just as exciting and joyful as your original.

It may feel like the coronavirus is dictating our lives right now, but the reality is you are in control of your own wedding. There is no one way to go about this, as it is a deeply personal decision.

If you’d like to think of out-of-the-box ways to ensure everyone joins on the original date, try live-streaming your ceremony and selecting a later reception date! Keep in mind this is more of a date adjustment than a total cancellation. And if you have to move your celebration months ahead, you may now be WAY ahead of schedule with the typical wedding planning timeline!

 

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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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?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

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!

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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THE GRAND BALL OF PRINCES AND PRINCESS

THE GRAND BALL OF PRINCES AND PRINCESS

THE GRAND BALL OF PRINCES AND PRINCESS

The Fairytale Event

We are beyond excited to be a part of this glamorous event and we already gave you a sneak peek on our social media last week. We also promised you some more details about the event and we knew that writing it in a social post will not be enough.

So we decided to do some blog posts about the Gala so you know what it is and what to expect; whether you decide to attend or just be informed about it.

And because we would never rise up to the Gala’s glamourous standard explaining in our own words to you what fascinating this event will be, we will give you an excerpt from a presentation made for it, written by professionals.

“An event bursting with glamour will take place in the striking Monaco, at the gorgeous venue that is the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo: a luxury address in the Casino Square. This will be a splendorous event that must be experienced first-hand: the gala will fall nothing short of magical, a real-life fairy-tale that will immerse guests in a dream space. Celebrating Valentine’s Day with this glorious event is a once-in-a-life time experience, unforgettable for any guest, a really momentous evening for royalty. Sophistication, elegance, and ineffable aesthetic will fill the upcoming Ball of Princes and Princesses. It will be an exclusive Gala for lovers of luxury and

grand parties, for whom this is a truly unmissable occasion. This one night will predictably outshine any other glamorous parties with its romantic aura.

The exclusive event will delightfully blend the romance of the most romantic day of the year with the superb royalty of Monaco, resulting in the most exciting evening of the winter.

The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses is the setting of a second-to-none amazing show.

Extraordinarily outstanding artists, top performers, singers, and dancers will grace the eyes and hearts of the thrilled guests, who will enjoy a splendorous, opulent display of craft, reaching the peak of the evening. Heavenly melodies, grandiose dances and thrilling performances will take the fortunate guests inside a dreamlike sphere of their compelling Valentine’s gala. As the air will shine with a halo of love and rapture, the evening will truly feel like entering a fantasy fairy-tale land.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo thus became a favoured place for Princess Grace. In 1956, on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Rainier, dinner was served in this prestigious establishment, which prepared the wedding cake for the official reception. 20 years later, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace celebrated their wedding anniversary, this time in the intimacy of the hotel’s wine cellars. In 1974, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo honoured with big pomp the 25th anniversary of the reign of Prince Rainier.”

 

Who is ready to join us on this magical day? We are waiting for you.

Tickets to be sold by Noble Monte Carlo by clicking HERE. Or you could send us an email for more information about the event.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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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facebook | instagram | pinterest | youtube

© 2020 AvalonEventsOrganisation.com Event Planning | branding & website design by Natalie's Box

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