Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You Might Be A Wedding Planner if.... \ Toledo Wedding Planner \ Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Here are a few things you may find yourself doing after being in the wedding planning business for a few years!

... you're 3-year old's Hanna Montana birthday party had a seating arrangement & place cards.
... you take notes while watching Bridezillas.
... it takes you 2 weeks and four vendors to plan dinner.
... you throw rice at graduations.
... you fight the urge to bustle every gown you see.
... you've memorized
other peoples vows.
... you insist Thanksgiving begin with a rehearsal dinner.
... you can recite wedding stats by memory.
... when you go grocery shopping, you request an estimate.
... you know the floorplan of every venue within a 50 mile radius.
... your to-do-lists are in calligraphy.
... you've finalized vendors for your kid's PTA school carnival.
... your brunches include a dessert bar.
... your last Easter dinner was more extravagant than most weddings.
... you can fix ANYTHING with two-way tape, bobby pins and lip gloss.
... you ask yourself "What Would Martha Do?"
... you have an emergency stack of linens in your trunk.
... during family vacations, you constantly "cue" your kids for pics.
... your day planner is a guestbook.
... you can tie a chair sash ribbon in 3 seconds, blindfolded.
... your work desk has a centerpiece.
... you've altered a dress with a toothpick and dental floss.
... you've paid a wedding DJ not to play the "Chicken Dance"
... every time you exit church, you imagine sparklers and balloon send-offs.
... you send your dentist a save-the-date to confirm your appointment.
... you've dressed your daughter as a flower girl, just for fun.
... you can no longer digest fondant icing.
... you always show up 2 hours early, just to make sure things are "set"
... you can spot a single missing sequin bead, from 20 yards away.
... you brag about your WeddingWire ratings.
... you've seen more women cry than The Bachelor.
... you've brainstormed & outlined the timing for your son's slumber party.
... when in a pet store, you resist the urge to throw birdseed.
... you carry
other peoples budget spreadsheets in your purse.
... you know during the bouquet throw is the best time to sneak a drink of wine
... you know the exact number of votives that can fit on a 72" buffet table
... you've inhaled bubbles.

Thank you to Rachel at Austin Wedding Blog.

Your Perfect Day....because you deserve it!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Coordinator | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Do-it-yourself brides may think of their wedding as just one more challenge to conquer—until they discover all the little things they never even considered. Luckily, that’s where wedding coordinators come in. Here, 10 local experts list the reasons to put your DIY drive aside and enlist their services to plan your big day:

  1. Experience: “Knowledge and experience is power. With years of knowledge, an experienced coordinator is able to solve last-minute problems on site without panicking. Also, with experience, we are able to match the right vendor to the client due to our relationship with different vendors. With every wedding we learn something new; over time, we help pass off this knowledge for a perfect celebration.” Thomas Bui, Thomas Bui Lifestyle,
  2. Vision: “The ideal experience for a bride and groom and their guests is a day during which nobody has to think or make decisions. Your professional wedding consultant will execute your vision and navigate all the events of the day so that you are free to enjoy your wedding—just as you've imagined it.” Gayle Feallock, Just Imagine Weddings,
  3. Cost-Effectiveness: “It is a wise investment to hire an experienced wedding coordinator so that all of the money and months spent planning a perfect day will actually be executed to a couple's highest expectations.” Victoria Schroeder, VICTORIA Weddings and Events,
  4. The Gift of Time: “Save time by getting valuable and qualified vendor referrals from your coordinator. No need to spend hours researching and wondering if certain vendors are right for you.” Julie Scrivener, The Best Wedding for You,
  5. Cohesion: “With such a significant investment of time and money spent on a wedding, a professional planner will not only make sure that you have the correct pieces to your puzzle, but that they are all put together smoothly. We guide through the labyrinth of options while maintaining the client’s goals. Having all of the best vendors in the world is meaningless if the glue is not there to pull it together.” Liz Beck, Liz Beck Events,
  6. Security: “Having a wedding coordinator ensures less risk of anything going wrong and more security that all the details will be just right!” Rachel Peniche, Plan it San Diego,
  7. Stress Relief: “Having a planner on board allows you to slow down, take a deep breath and truly enjoy the process of planning your wedding.” Ashlyn Carter, Carter and Cook Events,
  8. The Matter of Manners: “Etiquette can play an important role in a wedding, especially for those brides who want a traditional celebration. Wedding coordinators have experience and knowledge necessary to advice bride and families on how to invite guests, on how to deal with difficult family issues, on how to create a processional order at the ceremony, on how to assign seats at the reception, on how to send thank-you notes, and so on.” Sabrina Cadini, La Dolce Idea,
  9. Creative Inspiration: “It seems there are countless decor ideas out there, but your coordinator can help you narrow them down to fit your own wedding style. They can also help you create customized options to make your wedding truly unique and memorable.” Rachel Welland, Bliss Events,
  10. Peace of Mind: “There is nothing like knowing that you have someone to oversee all of the details that you have put in place as well as invested money in.” DeShai Roberson, Oh So Chic Wedding and Event Planning,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Backyard Weddings | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

They're warm, welcoming, unpretentious—no wonder backyard weddings are so popular. But as many of us are lacking a viable outdoor space, it's reassuring that a wedding with a "backyard feel" can be created just about anywhere, providing you include these key style elements.

Comfort food

Stick to simply prepared foods that your guests will enjoy, like roast chicken and mac 'n' cheese. For dessert, treats like cherry pie or cupcakes hit the spot.

Comfortable guests

An atmosphere of hospitality—that is, one in which guests' needs are anticipated and fulfilled—is the most essential ingredient of a wedding with a backyard feel. This event is people-friendly, so devise ways for invitees to get closer.

Intimate tables

Serve the meal family style at long tables and keep the simple, natural centerpieces low, loose, and unstructured.

Exuberant stationery
Set the tone with bright colors, whimsical motifs, cheerful fonts, and nontraditional (but gracious) wording.

Toned-down attire

Obviously, you'll skip the beaded ballgown and heavy satin—they'd feel overly fancy and out of place at a homespun event. Most other dresses are fair game and can be tweaked with the right accessories to make them feel effortless and casual. Patterned dresses are a great option for bridesmaids, or have them choose their own dresses in a single color family, or from a range hues. (And no whining if the shades of blue don't match—a "backyard feel" is about individuality.)

Thank you to for this article!

Your Perfect Day....because you deserve it!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ceiling Decor | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

First off, I want to apologize for not updating our blog. We have 9 weddings in October so it has been a very, very busy month.

We want to tell everyone about the ceiling decor we now offer! We have done these all over Toledo and everyone loves the look of their hall! Below are some of the recent weddings we have done.

Tulle & lights at the French Quarter

Tulle & lights at St. George

Our white lanterns with pink ribbon at Maumee Bay

Our ceiling decor pricing is:
White lanterns: $5 each ($50/hour for set-up & tear-down)
Tulle & lights: starting at $225 (includes set-up and tear-down)

Contact us today to have Your Perfect Day create something your guests will be amazed by!

Your Perfect Day....because you deserve it!

Ceiling Decor | Toledo