Having friends provide their services for weddings is never a good idea. Even if they are great friends and always follow through, it usually ends badly. They don’t know what they’re signing up for to work your wedding night, and the temptation to leave their post and join the party is too high. This leads to Angela's team picking up the slack, and doing other people’s jobs taking away from their planning responsibilities. Together with Angela's co-host Alison Burry, they will unveil the importance of keeping friends as guests, and not vendors.
This week, Angela shares her experience working a destination event on a private island with absolutely no resources for backup plans. Together with her co-host Alison Burry, they will unveil how to creatively formulate new ideas on the spot, with nothing but some palm fronds and the beach!
A resounding message Angela shares on the podcast is to always have a plan for the details of the wedding before the day arrives. In this episode, Angela and her company's lead consultant, Alison, recall the details of one of their previous weddings to discuss the important topic of what to do with the flowers when the wedding is over. For this wedding, this particular bride wanted to keep some of her baby’s breath flowers, which we thought was a great idea — they were so beautifully done! However, we didn’t know this prior to the wedding, resulting in some interesting maneuvering to get the flowers into the getaway car. There’s also a twist we think you’ll find entertaining. (Hint: Always ask the couple if they have any allergies!) Enjoy!
Whether your client is on a tight budget or operating with a blank check, it’s common to encounter friends or family members who are providing a gift to the couple in the form of free services. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Angela and her lead consultant Alison share an experience where most of the vendors were friends of the couple and how it affected the work behind the scenes. Through their experience, they hope you’ll learn how to confidently work with vendors unfamiliar with your process.
In weddings, everything goes. It’s your job as a wedding planner and event designer to make sure everything goes smoothly and make sure the clients and guests are none the wiser. Your clients are depending on you to have a level head and have answers for the day’s toughest problems. Today, Angela and her lead consultant Alison are sharing one of their more unique experiences. They hope this story lets you see ways you can potentially respond if you ever find yourself in similar, unchartered territory.