The landscape of special events and weddings have changed over the past five years and the elements that used to be the focus in the event is not so much any more. But one thing remains consistent, you must have the right lighting to set the tone and mood for your event. The tricky thing about lighting and your sound system is that you have to have someone that is knowledgeable about what works best in different venues […]
Keeping organized when there are RSVP’s flooding your mailbox can be extremely overwhelming. That’s why there are 5 easy, affordable, and practical ways to keep track without having a heart attack!
1. Create An Excel Spreadsheet:
Before even sending out your invites, create a spreadsheet! You are going to label each column accordingly: Name of Guest, Address, # in Party, Yes, No, Unknown, Meal and Gift. When the RSVP’s start coming, all you have to do is start plugging! It’s as […]
One: Build in extra time for pre-ceremony preparations.
Ask any officiant for the most common reason weddings start late and I’ll guarantee you he or she will answer with one word hair. I’ve seen it happen many times myself: the hair appointment takes longer than anticipated. If your stylist says it will take one hour to do your hair, allow for an hour and a half. Same thing for nails and make-up. Get it done early! Hair can be re-pinned, make-up […]
Have you ever wondered what a bridal party is responsible for? We often hear about the MOH (maid of honor) and FOB (father of the bride) or the BM (best man) but after that what are the other members of the bridal party suppose to be doing, definitely not sucking up the food and boos. Before you select your wedding party, read this blog and start delegating wedding tasks to your wedding party.
Maid / Matron of Honor
Brides usually choose a […]
Announcing our 2013-2014 Event Internship Program
Spring/Summer 2013 “Rockstar” Event Interns
Fall/ Spring 2014 “Rockstar” Event Interns
Summary of Primary Job Functions:
This is a hands on, hit-the-ground running internship- perfect for someone who seeks a challenging and rewarding event planning and marketing opportunity and is eager to learn. The successful candidate will learn event planning best practices, event design, research, marketing, business and sales training for the Raleigh- Durham territory for Virtue Event Planning & Consulting, Inc.
This position can be virtual and […]
Anyone that plans a wedding or any event for that matter will tell you that it is a huge undertaking, especially if you want it done precisely as you envisioned it. So, unless you are already equipped to handle the stress and demands of selecting your own vendors, negotiating your contracts, designing the look of the event, and creating floor plans you are more than likely going to consider hiring a wedding planner or coordinator.
The first thing to do is […]
I am “all things vintage.” I love anything that has a vintage or rustic feel to it, especially when it comes to weddings. My clients are typically couples that appreciate my creativity when it comes to throwing a party or an event. I believe that it is the “little things” that matter the most when entertaining. When I have guests over for dinner, I believe that they should experience beauty, elegance, my personality, and be exposed to something that they […]
Everyone loves a beautiful gown! I am willing to bet anyone in the weddings industry that most people come to weddings to see the wedding dress and the cake ( that is if they are willing to be honest). There are a multitude of wonderful wedding designers but the ones that typically stand out are names like Vera Wang, Priscilla of Boston and Monique Lhuillier. If anyone were to say that these gowns were anything less than […]