Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Engaged! workshop-Part I

As a wedding planner, I meet with a number of brides in different stages of the wedding process, some frustrated, some over budget, some at a standstill. A year ago, an idea popped to mind. I saw a need to help couples with the wedding planning process by giving them some tips to consider along with some money saving tips. I didn't want to do another bridal show or open house, but instead have an event that was going to provide brides with some detailed information that would help them with all of the tasks they need to cover during wedding planning. For example, when a buying a CD of images from a photographer, the CD could be anything from a low resolution disc, to a high resolution disc with a limited number of images or disc formatted to only print 4x6 prints. Often couples are disappointed because they thought they were going to receive something else. So, in an effort to help couples in a variety of areas involved in wedding planning, the Engaged! workshop was born!

This relaxing and engaging workshop allowed the brides to have the opportunity to meet one on one with vendors. Each vendor also made a brief presentation to the brides giving them tips and suggestions and fielded questions from the brides. As one bride said, "Thank you for taking the time to put something like this together for those of us currently at a loss."

The Engaged! workshop was held at the uber cool event loft space in the Crossroads District, Third Eye Event space. The signature colors of the event were black, white and hot pink which proved to be such a fun and whimsical palette. The room was transformed with linens provided by Celebration Party Rental and florals by Bella Design Studio. I can't wait to see the pictures of the event taken by Erica May photography!

Above and Beyond Catering provided delicious appetizers and had a chic food display. Carson Swisher Cinematography served as our resident videographer and provided some live feeds during our presentations. Icing on the Cake not only provided the most moist and flavorful cake, Lynne, the owner, demonstrated how to cut a wedding cake. Archiver's Scrapbooking was on hand to show brides, even our non-creative girls, some easy and inexpensive ideas for save the dates, invites and favors. Debbie Jackson Productions provided the music to groove to!

Thank you to all of the vendors who participated!! KiSS Events was elated to plan this event and enjoyed meeting so many brides and grooms to be! I am still giddy with joy to see how an idea came to fruition. Or maybe my giddiness has something to do with the 5 pieces of cake I have had since Saturday.....I dunno????!!! (Thanks Lynne!!!)

Stay tuned for Part II of the post complete with pictures!!!

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