With so many wedding websites, blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and let’s not forgot the abundance of magazines it’s clear that planning a wedding is A LOT of work!
It’s likely that the thought of hiring a wedding planner crossed your mind even if for a brief moment. To delegate the responsibility of planning your wedding to someone that can help you plan what can notably be the most amazing day of your life, that can bring YOUR vision to life with a fraction of the stress sounds well…divine!
This week we bring to you a three-part Wedding Planning blog series; we reached out to three up-and-coming New York Wedding and Event Planners that answered some questions that will shed some light on today’s wedding trends, help any newly engaged couple get started, and share some fun ideas!
Today, we spoke with Jeanenne founder of La Bella Planners:
If you had to give only ONE tip to Brides and Grooms when planning their weddings, what would it be? Discuss your budget, and if you need to be strict about it, stick to it! If not, have some fun. Let's be honest, everything you see that is bridal-related is beautiful so you are going to want everything. Remember to make sound-decisions and think purchases through. If you let your budget get out of control it could be harmful to your relationship and cause unwanted stress.
What was the most outrageous or fun request you received from a client? One client wanted to have their wedding ceremony in a castle and the reception in a barn. As you know, finding this in the New York City area could be tricky. We had to go to Pennsylvania to find the perfect spot.
What do you feel are the most interesting or elaborate wedding day trends? We have seen cookie-cutter weddings on the way out (and thank goodness) - the trends now are to focus the wedding day more on the bride and grooms vision and add fun accessories. Some of these accessories include fun chalk-boards with seating assignments, different chef-stations instead of a white-glove sit down dinner and individual desserts.
What was the motivating factor that drove you to launching a wedding and event planning company? Since graduating college, I have dabbled in a few different career choices all of which had the same common theme of event planning. I found that I was on my A-game every time I planned an event for hotel properties, journalists or co-workers. I decided to launch my own business so that I could plan all types of events every day!
Thank you Jeanenne!
Our next blog in our Wedding Planning series will be coming soon!
La Bella Planners is Manhattan and Long Island based agency comprised of result-driven creative visionaries that are dedicated to their clients, exceptional service and a passion for turning any event their client’s dream of into an unforgettable reality. Visit the La Bella Planners website, and find them on FaceBook and Twitter @LaBellaPlanners
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