Monday, December 1, 2008

My Big Fat REAL Wedding.

Lessons from a Hip Hostess Wedding.

As event planners, we have very strategic ways that we approach all elements of an event. The idea is that no matter what budget, we want to make the most impact that we possibly can with every part of the evening. As a bride, you are bombarded with an extraordinary amount of images and ideas everywhere that you look. Because there is so much emotional attachment to your big day, it can be very difficult to let go of some things in order to best serve the overall picture - like falling in love with a cake that costs more than a down payment for a car…so you have to save money by serving Old Milwaukee from a keg. It’s all about perspective.

As a recent bride, I think that I can speak fairly accurately from both sides. So over the course of the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share elements from my wedding and the thought process that I used behind it. It wasn’t easy being objective when dealing with my own day, but thankfully my planning side of the brain beat out the impulsive side. I hope this is helpful to any future brides out there…and it will also give you a glimpse of how Hip Hostess operates. Don’t hesitate to shoot us an email with any questions or thoughts. --a

1 comment:

jasmine said...

I love this photo from your wedding. It's really sweet and beautiful.

I was a wedding and event coordinator for about 5 years, and I get a bit nervous thinking about what i'll do for my own wedding. I don't want to be a crazy control freak, but i know how things are supposed to be done! I'm sure my professional experiences will be half blessing, half curse. Anyway, I look forward to catching myself up on your real wedding posts to see how you handled the day as a bride versus a coordinator/planner. :)