March 13th, 2012
DAILY VENDOR TIP: You’ve just booked a terrific wedding. Now is the perfect time ask them an important question, “Why did you choose me over my competition?” Really listen to what they have to say. You will learn a lot about your company and your competition. Better yet, ask clients you DON’T book. There are [...]
March 13th, 2012
DAILY VENDOR TIP: Spend some quality time reviewing all the websites you advertise on. Make sure your photos, links and contact information is current. Make sure all your descriptions represent what makes your company special and the experts in your field. Enter your name into Google. See where you are listed. You may be surprised [...]
March 13th, 2012
VENDOR TIP: Don’t worry if your website is up or down one or two positions in Google. Look for patterns. Just keep doing the right things to increase the amount of content and number of inbound links to your website. You will get there. You don’t workout at the gym and then weigh yourself once [...]
March 12th, 2012
Hey guys - Boring your guests, insulting your inlaws, and pronouncing your love for your best friend’s wife are all pretty much faux pas in the game of life. So why the temptation when making a speech at a friend or family member’s wedding? Well, here are a few pitfalls to avoid, and a few [...]
February 26th, 2012
Planning a Chicago wedding can be stressful. Likely you’ve never done this before.
How can you prevent the arguments and stay in love during this time?
A couple told me their secret for keeping their relationship happy during the sometimes stressful time of planning a Chicago wedding.
What they do is set aside one night a week for [...]
February 12th, 2012
First let’s define what dancing between courses is. It is used for all weddings on the east coast and amazingly enough called East Coast style. It has become very popular for weddings throughout the country because of the many benefits. The biggest difference is that the dance orchestra starts at the beginning of dinner instead of after.
January 29th, 2012
One of the unforeseen wedding costs is the alteration of the wedding dress or bridesmaid dress…
• Wedding dress alterations can range from $300 to $700 depending on the style, design and size of the dress and take a minimum of 8 weeks to complete. Bridesmaid’s dresses take an average of 2 weeks to complete and [...]
January 15th, 2012
You’ve had friends to your home for dinner. Maybe you’ve hosted a Super Bowl party or two. But have you ever planned and coordinated an event for 50-300 guests?
If you haven’t, then welcome to the world of wedding planning.
Caterers, florists, and other wedding-related companies will be banging down your door to get your business. Friends [...]
January 1st, 2012
When it comes to wedding receptions, this is your special event and a way of thanking guests for participating in your special day. For this reason, most bride and grooms want to look at all their options to choose the one that will best match the wedding, the budget, and the guests. Once you know the [...]
December 18th, 2011
Remember back in junior high, what did we do when we had a substitute teacher? We knew they didn’t know what they were doing, so we didn’t really listen to them or take them seriously, right? Why did this happen? There wasn’t a strong leader.
The same applies to your Chicago wedding. Things don’t just happen [...]