(Closed) Ok Brides ask me ANYTHING–I’m a Wedding Planner

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Post # 62
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Phebelasha,

We are getting married around July 7th…(which means it is the 7th but we have not booked any venue yet)…I am starting feeling desperate about everything…neither of us have relatives close to us that can help us (they live in a different country). We live in Denver, and wanted to have an outside wedding where there is water (lake, river) but some kind of facility so we won’t have problems with such things as restrooms…

Should I say I can’t pick a dress….they all seem the same. I loved Atelier Aimee (Eme di Eme) floral dresses, but don’t think there is a way I can ever get one.

Another side question. What is the aisle runner for?

Post # 70
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3138 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

I know in the beauty industry, it is customary to tip the people who work at the salon, but it isn’t necessary to tip the owner of the salon. Is that true as far as wedding vendors go? 

Post # 72
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Phebe,

 I was just wondering, how are some ways that I can find a park around my area that is nice for a wedding? I live in the East Bay CA and it’s hard finding beautiful parks without it being on the coast and having that unpredictable weather.

 

Thank you so much!

Post # 74
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3138 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

@Phebelasha:  No.  I’m asking if you have to tip a vendor when the vendor owns the company.  

Post # 75
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hi!

Thanks so much for offering to do this- it’s so sweet of you. I know it has probably been taking up a lot of time!

My question is a small, technical one. I’m getting married in a rose garden and the aisle is all grass. I have to wear heels since I am 5 feet and my fiance is over a foot taller than me. I have been considering wearing wedges for the ceremony and heels for the reception, but in all honesty I really don’t like the look of wedges with the kind of dress I am wearing and I would much prefer to have only one pair of shoes for that day. 

Have you ever done a wedding on grass? Are there any creative ways to wear heels, yet avoid sinking into the ground with each step? “Heelstoppers”? Any aisle runners that work on grass perhaps?

THANK YOU so much for your time on this seemingly unimportant question (it’s been bugging me and I’m not sure who to ask)!

Post # 76
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3 posts
Wannabee

Hi there! Count me in as another who really appreciates you doing this 🙂 It’s great to get a professional’s opinion.

My main issue is that I have a wedding planner, but I don’t trust her. I’ve told her my budget and my limits, and she has respected them all except for my budget for HER services. I’ve told her I need to stop accruing planning charges because I’m already almost 2x over my budget in that area, but she keeps finding things to do and help me with and then charging me for them. I foolishly allow her to because she has a “15 minutes free per day” clause and I think the stuff is fairly simple, but apparently it’s not. I’m most upset about a lot of work I did on my linens vendor – I spent HOURS combing websites for both rental companies and companies who sell linens and told her the company I wanted to use. I had to have her rent the linens, because they would only rent to business entities and not individuals. Having her call the company and rent the items turned into a a $100 research charge… when I did all the research! I finally told her I wouldn’t be needing her services until the wedding day.

Okay, I know that was a bit of a rant, but my real question is how do I deal with her on the wedding day? I have a lot of negative feelings for her right now. 🙁

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