Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Planner’

Weekly Wrap Up

Orlando Wedding Coordinator

Another week gone but we got so much accomplished here at Young Love Events! First I want to wish all the mothers a Happy (late) Mother’s Day, it is such a privilege and an honor to be a mother…and it doesn’t matter how you became one!

This week was full of a lot of personal appointments since I am pregnant. I had appointments with my midwife (who I adore) and did some shopping for the new baby. YLE wise I had a consultation that resulted in a booking, another June wedding! Of course I love June weddings because it is my birth month LOL.

I also had a production meeting for an upcoming bridal show. The show is not your typical bridal show as it has so many different facets and includes non-wedding vendors. The show is based on the premise of being a special event show and introducing a fairly new venue to the city. The space that we have to work with for the show is amazing and I can’t wait to show you the pictures in next week’s weekly wrap up of the finished result. The space is very vintage and not just in looks, it’s the venue is actually a historic building! Look at the space and tell me it isn’t amazing!

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The show will be for the Ocoee Lakeshore Center and is this Friday, May 15th from 5-10pm. Come out and see Young Love Events (your Orlando Wedding Coordinators!) and all the other vendors for a fun evening. The show includes a fashion show and lots of free food from local caterers. We will be giving away something special that you won’t want to miss!

Ocoee Lakeshore Center

Well y’all until next week. Have a great week!

xxx Nichole

Love Tips: 5 Red Flags to Spot on Wedding-Vendor Contracts

Part of my morning ritual is reading through my favorite blogs. This morning I saw this article and decided to change up my post for love tips this week. This article lists key items that you should watch out for when you are signing contracts with wedding vendors. If you have a wedding planner you will most likely have someone that is on top of this. If you book a day of coordinator they will review your contracts and tell you if you’ve missed a red flag and how to fix it. I recently had something like this come up with one of my brides who booked me for day of coordination. After reviewing her contract it stated that all vendors would be setting up their items the day before, including draping, the florist…now this was just crazy! I really could not understand why the venue would have that on the contract to begin with but it was something my bride overlooked and it became a huge issue, thankfully we got it worked out and we were able to go in the day of for setup but it’s just a reminder to read those contracts!

5 Red Flags to Spot on Wedding-Vendor Contracts Рpublished on Brides.com
by Sandy Malone

“Wedding contracts can become a blur, especially if you’re signing a lot of them. If you don’t have a a professional planner reviewing everything for you, you might miss some things that are “red flags” to those who regularly work in the wedding business. Here are five really important things to watch for in every wedding-vendor contract:

1. Never sign a contract with a vendor who has a clause that prohibits you from reviewing them after the wedding.
As a client, you have a right to give your opinion on a vendor’s services on Wedding Wire or wherever else unless you sign something saying you won’t. Why would a vendor not want reviews? Probably because they’ve had a lot of bad ones in the past. Look for publicly-posted reviews on any vendor before you consider hiring them.

2. Pay careful attention to the minimum number of guests required in order for the vendor to honor the pricing offered in the contract.
If you’ve estimated 125 guests and the venue has listed 100 as your minimum, you’re in trouble if your acceptances come in at only 80 guests. That contract means they only have to honor the prices offered with 100 guests and in some cases it can require you to pay for the 20 that aren’t even there. Get the lowest minimum number on that contract that you possibly can.

3. Double and triple-check the dates and times on the contracts.
It’s easy to miss a small numerical error, but if the error happens to commit them to your wedding on Sunday instead of Saturday. Many vendors have multiple wedding clients in one day but some cannot. A florist or pastry chef can certainly deliver successfully to more than one venue. But you have to establish that delivery time early to make sure they’re actually blocked for when you need them on your wedding day. You don’t want the cake being set up in the middle of cocktails.

See more: All of the Financial Loose Ends You Need to Tie Up Before Your Wedding

4. Be wary of vendors with extreme cancellation policies.
It’s not uncommon for initial wedding deposits to be non-refundable, but some contracts require full payment if the wedding is cancelled less than 90 days prior to the wedding date. That’s a lot of money when they have three-month’s notice to book a new client. Sixty days is more appropriate and some are much more lenient.

5. Make sure the details of your order are perfect on the contract before you sign it.
If you told the florist yellow, and she wrote white, and you didn’t notice and signed the contract, you’re going to get white and it won’t be her fault. She’s not going to look at your flower order again until a couple weeks prior to the wedding date, and she’s not going to remember your conversation or notice her mistake at that point because you approved it the way it was written.

Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007.”

Weekly Wrap Up: Garden Wedding

Orlando Wedding CoordinatorHey All –

I must say this week and weekend really flew by! All week we were prepping for our Saturday wedding. Prepping for a wedding includes a lot of calls and emails all about timelines, seating arragements, linen selections and so much more, this week included all of those plus more! Our wedding Saturday was for one of my sorority sisters (I am a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc.) who 2 weeks before her big day gave me a call to come in as the wedding coordinator and get all the details together. It was so much fun watching it all come together and seeing her walk down the aisle to her husband! Here’s a couple shots I took with my iPhone…oh let me say I cannot wait for the pictures to come back because this was definitely a picture wedding! By picture wedding I mean the groom had a million and poses on his list of must haves for the photographer and she was excellent and getting them all! (Last picture: the bride and groom had a private moment where he presented her with a new gift for being committing to be his wife…Ahhh!!!) They got married at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne and it is the perfect garden venue for small weddings.

Courtyard at Lake LucerneOrlando Wedding PlannerDessert LadyOrlando Wedding Coordinator

Oh how could I forget Friday night the hubby and I got to enjoy Kevin Hart live (I totally ran straight for rehearsal home to get ready LOL). He was hilarious and it was nice to have a “just the two of us” night out!

This week we have a meet and greet with a new potential couple who are looking for a day of coordinator (always love these!) and a check in with one of our June brides to discuss her timeline and review a couple items. Here’s to another great week here at YLE!

xxx Nichole

Love Tips: 3 Reasons To Hire A Wedding Planner

Hire A Wedding Planner

You should hire a wedding planner! I promise you this post is not to convince you to hire me (if you do you wouldn’t be disappointed though LOL). This post is simply to give you 3 reasons to hire a wedding planner and the benefits that come with them. I’ve met so many couples that continually saying they don’t need one…until after the wedding!

1. We know people!
Yes, we know other vendors that provide the services you need. We know who has the best rates and does the best work. We know where to go when you want jerk chicken served, or when you want a woman DJ. We know the people that are in your budget so you don’t have to waste time being a price shopper. Our people knowledge is expansive and will save you a lot of time! All wedding planners deal with other vendors on a daily basis so when you hire us, we can show you who else on the team you should hire. Oh and don’t believe the stories that we are all getting kickbacks, when we have relationships with some vendors we’re actually able to get you a discount.

2. We’ve done this numerous times!
We have been doing this for years and are professionals. Wouldn’t you hire a plumber if you toilet was not working? Hiring a wedding planner is giving you the peace of mind that you have a professional working for you. We can tell you about all the items you might not think of, like including your chairs in the final count (we can’t tell you how many couples forget to include themselves!). We bring the knowledge of budgets, timelines and so much more. Hiring a planner not only saves you time it saves you the stress of learning a new position.

3. We deal with the majority of the stress!
Planning a wedding is stressful, seating charts are stressful, tracking down guests to RSVP is stressful so why not hire a wedding planner to assist with it. As a wedding planner we take away the majority of your stress(I will never say we take it all away because the process itself can be stressful). Who doesn’t want someone in their corner that they can hand off the majority of the tasks on a wedding planning to-do list. We are also there on your wedding day to calm your nerves and take care of all the behind the scenes work so you don’t have to think of it. Why wouldn’t you want that?

After all that why wouldn’t you want to hire a wedding planner? Don’t automatically think because of the reasons above and the hours we spend working on a wedding that you cannot afford us. You will be surprised at how cost effective a wedding planner is when you consider what we do and what we save you from doing!

xxx Nichole

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