Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Day in the Life...

I thought I might share what a typical day looks like during peak wedding season for me, just in case you were wondering what my job actually entails.

~Wake up
~Check email
~Call three different vendors to confirm upcoming wedding plans
~Take another call from a vendor about changes
~Work on the timeline for one wedding
~Add songs to another bride's ceremony and reception plan
~Eat lunch
~Email back two brides about their questions
~Email another bride about her updated to-do list
~Finish working on reception layout for one of the brides
~Proof one brides menu and program wording
~Email bride about suggestions for vendors
~Eat dinner
~Say that I'm done for the day, but end up working on more timelines
~Go to bed

I really love this job! I hope everyone finds a job they love to do, because I really understand that saying now, "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." It's not work, it's something I get to do!

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I thought I would also share with you a few of my favorite things that I've found or been given by some of my brides:

This is a photo wall created by a bride for her guests to utilize at the rehearsal (http://www.kissthegroom.com/). It's a wood wall covered in wallpaper, and the pictures are from the bride and groom's family weddings. There are three cut-outs covered with empty frames. Then the guests can stick their heads in any of the three openings for a photo-op:

I love the use of ostrich feathers in bouquets, and two of my current weddings are doing shades of purple and plums so I thought I share this particular bouquet:

Before every bride's big day they have a "Must Shoot" list for their photographer. These are the pictures they have to have from the wedding day. This was one of my favorites when I was getting married, from another bride's getting ready shoot. She's just so beautiful and calm looking, right before she puts on her dress.

The last two photos were from www.theknot.com.

Monday, July 6, 2009


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