I want to start out by saying that this post may hurt some feelings. Though this isn't the reaction I'd like to stir, this is a topic I've been wanting to cover. All of us know a person who bought a nice DSLR and decided to be a photographer. We all know that girl who helped her friend plan a party, and now considers herself an event planner. Or that friend who brings cupcakes to a party, and overnight decided to be a wedding cake designer. As someone in the event industry, maybe this pushes a button for you.
Hi all! Samantha here, Meredith’s assistant and social media manager. I’ve taken over the blog, and am really excited to share all of the neat things going on with Rain Wedding Planning, as well as cool industry happenings. To start, I thought my first post should give you a little background on who I am, and why I chose to leap into the event industry!
I was a sophomore in high school when I decided to start my home-based bakery. I loved making cookies for classmates, muffins for teachers, and I always loved to try new cupcake flavors.
Bridal season is just around the corner.
We here at Rain Wedding Planning, understand how over whelming planning can be.
So if you are just starting, or looking for a final touch, this is the perfect chance to sit one on one with a planner and make sure you are at a good place.
Stop by our interactive Planners Lounge at theEver After Bridal Event on January 5th at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven for your chance to sit down with one of our talented planners, and get your questions answered.
Rain Linen Rentals
Need Couture Linen Rentals for a Wedding, or Special event Rain Linen Rentals
has something for everyone and every budget. We specialized in wedding
linen rentals, chair covers including sashes, and napkins. Our linen
rental delivery, and set up team travels all of North East Ohio, including Akron/Canton and Youngstown/ Warren.
Our linen rentals range from simply elegant to intricate and runway
worthy. We understand each and every event is different, therefore our
designers can accommodate most needs.
You are engaged!
Many of us have dreamed of this
special day when our white knight rides up and “wisks” us off to happily
ever after. Reality is, he may be the white knight and you will have
the happily ever after, but there is not any “wisking”!
You have a wedding to plan.
There is a date to choose, venue to find, your DJ, photographer,
flowers, bridal gown…so many things. Where do you start? Hire a
So why does Wedding Coordination cost
"So Much" ?
We have noticed that many couples don’t understand the importance of
wedding coordinators and some wedding planning professionals have cut
wedding coordination out of their list of services altogether. As such,
it seems that many brides and grooms fail to appreciate the role of a
wedding coordinator and their costs– as we have heard things said like:
- “I only need someone for the day. Can’t you just come on the day of?”
- “I’m a type-A personality and highly detailed so I enjoy the planning, so I don’t really need a lot of help”
How to Work Well with Your Wedding Coordinator So, the day is finally here!
All the hard work, preparation, planning and hard work is about to
pay off. You’ve, in your infinite wisdom, hired a wedding coordinator
to protect your investment and allow you to actuallyenjoy your wedding day. Here are some tips if you decide to work with a personal wedding coordinator:
Assume they (the planner) knows nothing!
If your wedding
coordinator is coming in about a month prior to your wedding (as most
should), they have not been with you throughout your planning process and
do not know the details of your wedding.
Tipping Wedding Vendors:
Rain's tipping guide
Who gets tipped and How much?
Tipping your wedding vendors is completely
optional and should never be forced on ANY couple. Some vendors do offer
tipping as part of their fees, but generally as a rule of thumb great
service should dictate if tipping your vendors is warranted.
As in any other service industry, if your wedding
vendor does an exceptional job, tips are always appreciated. It's a case
by case basis and depends on your individual experience and what you
believe to be fair.
Creating Your Wedding Plan
By The Knot Editors
The secret to a gorgeous wedding is a definitive style and color
scheme. And though carrying it through all the wedding day details may
at first seem overwhelming, just take it one element at a time. To begin
envisioning your perfect wedding day, you need to make some big-picture
decisions. Decide the date (springtime, fall, winter?); the location
(at home, in a ballroom, at a restaurant?); how formal it will be
(sit-down dinner, laid-back brunch?
What to give as a favor for a bridal shower????
Here is a "Sweet" idea.
Gourmet Sugar Company adds everyday elegance to your coffee and tea
experience by going “outside the cube” to offer you beautifully shaped
sugars to sweeten your coffee and tea.
They use only the finest
organic sugar that is produced from 100% organic sugar cane juice as
well as vegan sugar that goes through a 100% animal-free refining
process. Their gourmet sugars come in a variety of shapes and flavors
including: organic seashells, cinnamon hearts, peppermint shapes and
vegan fleur de lys.