6 TIPS for PLANNING YOUR WEDDING

Why Hire a Wedding Coordinator? Arming the Bride and Groom with Knowledge and Professional Support

Question:

Now that you’ve said “I Will”, how do you prepare to say “I Do”?

Answer:

Hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator

Why, Who, When, Where, What and How

Why?

A Professional Wedding Coordinator can save you Time, Stress and Money!

The fee is often offset by the savings generated, during the Planning process.

  • No matter what the Budget or Wedding size,
  • Will allow you to look forward to your Special Day, versus, wishing it would be over
  • You can determine how much help you need with the safety net of a Professional

Today’s couples work hard and long hours, which leaves little time to devote to the numerous details required to plan an event as significant and of the magnitude of a Wedding.

Who?

Any Bridal couple, who doesn’t have the time or experience, to plan one of life’s most important occasion

When?

Hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator early in the Planning phase …when you have said “I Will” and before you spend a dime.

A Professional Wedding Coordinator

has experience, education, resources and often offers related services and products at a discount

knows money saving techniques

knows how to set and follow a budget

knows how to develop a theme, without going overboard

knows how to review contracts

knows how to manage other vendors

knows Wedding etiquette

A Professional Wedding Coordinator

will conduct a feasibility study to determine how to achieve your Dream Wedding

won’t take over, but will assist you to realize your Dreams

offers a variety of services plans to suit your unique needs

ensure that your wishes and best interest are fulfilled, throughout the Planning process through the ‘Day Of’ activities

Typical levels of service include, but are not limited to:

Consultant

Coordinator for Day Of, Partial or Complete service

or, whatever services you need

Selecting a Professional Wedding Coordinator, a Bride should

ask questions and rate how a potential Coordinator responds

feel comfortable with the Coordinator

have a sense the Coordinator is genuinely interested in fulfilling the Bride’s requests

ask for, and check references

The more questions asked, the more questions that are raised:

Why are you planning a Wedding?

Your reasons for having a public Wedding, versus elopement or civil ceremony

Celebrate

Religious

Dreams

Who are the key players?

Guests

Attendants – your wedding party

Vendors

Financier / decisions makers

Assumes what duties

When do you want your Wedding to take place?

Time of year

Seasonal Concerns / affect

Time of day

Competition

Proms, Holidays, Graduations, Sporting Events

Weather will impact on

Where

Ceremony and Reception sites

Indoors/outdoors – special needs

Home, Church, Rented Space, Hotel, Country Club

Geographic location- site availability and variety

What experience do you possess to organize an event of such magnitude?

Budget – financial resources available

Style

Society, Destination, Family & Friends

Food and Beverage Planning

Bar type

Music

Theme development

Floral needs

Photography style

Formality, Attire

Etiquette

How

To accomplish goals

To select Wedding Professionals for assistance

Hire or fire Wedding Professionals

To find venues

Locate Wedding Professionals

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Sealed With A Kiss – Richmond

201 Towne Center West Blvd. #713

Richmond, VA 23233

804-393-2041

Sealed With A Kiss – Charlottesville

505 E Main St

Charlottesville, VA 22902

434-979-5683

Writer’s Background:

Linda Vaughan

Special Affairs

Wedding Specialists / Event Planners

Since 1989

info@special-affairs.com

(540) 785-7508

International MBA (IMBA), Stratford University

Professional Event Management Certification, George Washington University’s School of Business’ Event Management Program

BS in Fashion Merchandising / Marketing, Pennsylvania State University

30 years’ experience in Marketing, Retail Sales and Management, Wedding Coordination, Event Management and Cosmetics Sales

Special Affairs

Coordinates Weddings of all types, sizes and budget

Coordinates Destination Weddings

Offers:

Consultation only services

Professional service with a Personal touch

In-home services

Complimentary consultation

Installment payments plan

Full services and products for your Wedding or Special Affair

Let Special Affairs customize a Wedding for you, to reflect your individual style and personality.

Contact Linda to schedule your Complimentary Consultation – info@special-affairs.com

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Hi there and welcome!

A little about us —

At Sealed With a Kiss, you will find fashion forward wedding gowns by some of the best designers available in the world.  We have selections by Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Casablanca Bridal, Watters, Wtoo, and Willowby. Our couture collections include gowns from Modern Trousseau, Charlie Brear, Augusta Jones, Amanda Garrett, Rembo Styling, Sorbello Couture, and Farage.  Design and quality play an enormous part in choosing our collections.

We watch designer fashion shows at Bridal Fashion Week in New York, examine, and pick out the gowns that we know our brides will love. The fun continues when we start receiving boxes of the new styles. We enjoy helping our brides try on the fabulous gowns, and we love to see their wedding photos, too!

Susan, owner and designer at Sealed With A Kiss, and her expert and attentive staff have been helping brides in the Central Virginia region fulfill their wedding dreams for almost 20 years. During that time her boutique has transformed and moved to its present location on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall.

More recently, Sealed With A Kiss opened in a second location at Richmond’s Towne Center West Blvd, next to the Short Pump Mall.  Each store has its own unique set of gowns, resulting in more choice for our brides.  Should you wish to see a particular style, please mention this when you book your appointment.

Find your own unique style! At Sealed with a Kiss, you are an integral part of the design of your dress. High quality fabric, beautiful finishing and personalized attention are our hallmarks.

“You just can’t imagine how pampered I feel and how much I have enjoyed the process of getting my dress designed and made just for me.”
— Lee Powell, Charlottesville VA