Confessions of a
Wedding Planner

Work Life Balance: How to survive when the s*!? really hits the fan

Of course, you know that I’m a Wedding Planner.  That’s a huge part of my identity. But that’s not all I’ve got going on.  I’m a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a neighbor . . .  Yup, I’m just like you.  Most of the time my life is hectic and challenging, but […]

A Wedding Planner needs help too! Five ways to find your staff.

I planned and coordinated my very first wedding all by myself.  It was a great success, but to be honest, I don’t know how I did it.  Almost immediately on wedding day, it was clear to me that one person is not enough to properly oversee all of the details and moving parts of a […]

Divine Wedding Design: It’s all about the details

As a Wedding Planner, I am naturally obsessed with details.  When I meet a couple who is as detail-oriented as I am, it’s a match made in heaven.  Megan and Adam were like my planning soulmates. When they hired Inspired Occasions for full-service planning and design of their Capital District destination wedding, their vision was all about […]

Place Card v. Escort Card: What’s the difference?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from clients as well as new planners learning the ins and outs of logistics and wedding design is . . .       Question: Is an Escort Card the same thing as a Place Card?       Answer:  NOPE! So what IS the difference? […]

Ask a Wedding Planner

I absolutely love to talk to people about what I do.  That’s because I absolutely love what I do! Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Rochester and speak to a group of Hospitality students at Monroe Community College about what a career in Wedding and Event Planning is really like.   I […]

5 Tips for Working with Long Distance Clients

Whether planning a destination wedding or one back in their home town, many couples will hire you because they need assistance planning their wedding from afar.  Because both collaborating on visual details and building a great rapport with clients are critical to planning a successful wedding, it’s critical that you have a system for working […]

Are all weddings perfect? Not this one!

When people think of weddings they think of picture perfect couples in picture perfect settings. But are weddings always picture perfect? I’ll let you in on a secret, the answer is no! Sometimes little things go wrong and sometimes BIG things go wrong. Regardless of the scope of the problem, the job of a professional wedding planner is […]

Typical Services Offered by Wedding Planners

One of the first decisions that new wedding planners need to make is what services they are going to offer potential clients, but if you are brand new to this industry, how do you know what you should be offering?  Here’s a few insider tips to help you figure it out. The Magic Number is […]