Archive for the ‘Wedding’ category

Wedding – Brides

December 17, 2009

Dear Brides – You  have looked forward to your wedding day since you were a little girl.  In your thoughts you have created a glorious event centering on yourself.    Bring your thoughts and ideas to me.   It will be a pleasure to give you a complimentary consultation and take you through step by step from inception of planning to end of reception.   This will give you an idea of all details involved including costs, contracts, venues, vendors etc and how your plans can be integrated.      Please email me at info@joanwhalen.com

Also, please check my website – www.joanwhalen.com

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Wedding – additional expenses

November 5, 2009

Question:    The venue where we are having our wedding reception is allowing us to bring in our own wine.  However, they are charging us a corkage fee, which I do not understand and feel is ridiculous.

Answer:  I am a little surprised  that any venue would allow this for the following reasons.

1. They will be stocking  your wine in their refrigerators and any open space (which costs money) before the wedding – using their labor to load and unload.

2. You will be using their labor, glasses, ice, (possibly cocktail napkins) trash etc.

3.  You will also be under their LIABILITY INSURANCE , which is very expensive.  

4.  THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS AND BE GRATEFUL THEY ARE ALLOWING THIS.

To all brides – wedding

November 4, 2009

The most important thing to remember is to  HAVE FUN! – The bride has been dreaming of this day all her life.   Whether she’s 20 years old, in her 30’s , early 40’s or 50’s – ENJOY THE PROCESS.   SAVOR THE ANTICIPATION.  Do all the silly. giddy things you thought about.  Envelop the joy around you.  Don’t overhwelm yourself with details.

If you are a career woman or the CEO of  your own company, treat the wedding like a party, not a business event. Even with all the advice from family and friends – DO IT  YOUR WAY.   Remember no matter how much time and effort went into planning the ‘human element’ will invariably come into play and throw an obstacle or two into the best laid plans. Find the humour in things gone awry. 

 

Coordinating – wedding

November 3, 2009

Question:   I am doing all the planning and coordinating for my wedding.   However, my family feel I should hire a professional wedding planner/coordinator.   I would much prefer to do everything on my own.

Answer:  Do take some time to think about this.  Ask yourself – “Do I want to be floating on ‘cloud nine’or drowning in details gone awry?   You be the judge of a consultant’s services.

weddings – chicken dinner

November 3, 2009

Question:  Why does a chicken dinner in some hotels cost as high as $70.00 per person.  This seems a bit extravagant.

Answer:   The chicken does not cost that much – it’s still a $2.50 chicken crossing the street.  What does cost money is the overhead (labor – production – materials – utilities – liability insurance etc.) that produces this chicken dinner.  It’s like a piece of gum – the stick of gum possibly costs .05 cents but the packaging, overhead etc plus advertising could bring that small package up to $2.00.

wedding – Venue

November 3, 2009

Question:  Some family members feel that because we  have chosen a ‘Five Star Location’ we are putting on the dog.  This is not the case – we just love the venue – how can we convince them of this?

Answer;   BOW WOW AND  HAVE A GOOD TIME

Wedding Day – coordinate

November 3, 2009

Question:

We plan on having the reception in my parents’ home.  The family plans on doing everything – setting up – cooking – serving and cleanup.   I have a bad feeling this is not going to work out.  Someone is going to get stuck with most of othe work.  What do  you think

Answer:  TRUST  YOUR INSTINCTS – or – HIRE A TOP DRILL SERGEANT