Archive for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I am taking a few days off in celebration of the holidays and in preparation for an upcoming wedding in sunny Florida! Before I do that, I want to take a minute to share the things that I am thankful for this year.

Of the things to be thankful for, I can honestly say that it is the people that rank the highest for me:

1. My wonderful husband and daughter – I couldn’t run my business and be the person I am without their love and support. Ellie is growing into the coolest person in the world and I love watching it happen. Randy is a great husband and I am so lucky that he puts up with me and loves me even half as much as I love him.

2. My fantastic friends and family – I seriously have the best friends in the world. They make me laugh until I cry, let me cry until I laugh and they kick me in the butt when I get lazy. My family is incredibly supportive, loving and they ground me. They really are the bedrock of the life I have built.

3. My amazing clients – I am the luckiest person in the world that I have the job I do. I am so thankful that my clients trust me enough to turn over the details of their weddings and events. It is a great responsibility and I never take it for granted.

4. Opportunities. I am also thankful for all the things in the works including some big changes to EDEP and the new studio space. I am so excited to see these plans come to fruition and am having so much fun working on them!

I am thankful for a lot more but I will leave you with those for now.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and take a moment to remember the things we sometimes take for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving and we’ll be back next week!

Nudge, nag – tomato, tomatoe

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

47 and 53.

Those are the numbers of days left until Christmas and New Year’s Eve, respectively. I remind you of this not because I want you to get on the gift shopping and NYE plans (although you probably should) but to tell you to get on your wedding vendor shopping!

If you are getting married in 2009, now is a great time to book those last few vendors that you haven’t secured. I know, I know, you are probably thinking I am crazy. After all, you still have Holiday expenses coming up, you need a new outfit for New Year’s Eve but hear me out.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are two of the most popular times for proposals and if these new brides and grooms want to get married in 2009, they will start planning as soon as that shiny ring is out of the box and on the bride’s finger.  Wedding vendor’s phones go CRAZY and they often find their yearly schedules filling up right after the 1st of the year due to these newly engaged couples.

So, if you have any major holes in your vendor roster (like planner, photographer, videographer, DJ, florist or your locations) get on the phone now and beat the Christmas rush.

Consider yourself nudged or nagged, you’ll thank me for it later.