#MrandMrsFB, Anne & Charles are one of my faaaaavourite couples and their wedding was so much fun to plan and execute! It was such a joy to see them enjoy the day with people who truly loved them! Enjoy the photos 🙂 Continue reading
3 words to describe this wedding!! Intimate, fun, unique!! Amit & Caroline were so easy to work with and they deserved every single amazing minute of their beautiful beach wedding at Labadi Beach Hotel. More photos from their wedding on our facebook page. Enjoy!! xo Continue reading
Hi lovely people!!! I am so excited to introduce you all to our new Twirly Tuesday Blogs!!! So here’s what’s gonna happen. Every Tuesday, (as much as possible), our Purple Twirl blog will feature a blog post or article from anyone who wants to write one!! (Of course it’ll have to be Twirl Worthy)
Now, let me tell you guys about our first post. It’s from a really good friend, our business consultant and a Recruitment & HR professional extraordinaire, Aba! I tell you no lie…she is good at what she does. My lovely & talented PA, Nana Adwoa, is a product of a grueling interviewing and recruitment processes designed by Aba. The HR people call it an “assessment centre”.
Anyways, so as part of the recruitment, Aba had to experience the role she was recruiting for. That meant she had to play my PA for a day. Reading her experience from her perspective was both insightful and funny! I’ll give you a sneak peak. Until then, you’ll have to wait for Twirly Tuesday!!!!
Aba writes: “After two slips into sleep and several “relax, I am here for you’s”, I finally heard Abokuma cheerfully assure the bride that everything was in the hotel room where we left them. I mentally shook my head in exasperation and slipped into a near coma only to be prodded awake at 6am. I am not a morning person and today was no different…I was murderous.” Read Part 1 of her experience on Twirly Tuesday!
On that note, anyone who wants to feature on Twirly Tuesday is hereby invited to submit their articles. Kindly send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“i don’t know where to start!!”, “What should i do first?!”, “I am so confused!”. Many brides-to-be reading this can relate to at least one of these statements! I get frantic calls from lovely brides to be all the time asking where to start the planning process. Relax…Breathe…and read on…
- The NUMBERS – It is very important to decide first the number of people you want to invite to your event as this sets the tone for everything else in the planning process, particularly the budget. Make a list of people you want to invite and BE REALISTIC about it. Your best friend from nursery school whom you haven’t heard from in 10 years does NOT have to be on your list. If you won’t be offended if they don’t invite you to their wedding, then think twice before putting ’em on your list.
- Budget – This can be a tad difficult to do, but t is doable. Prepare a budget on an excel spreadsheet by first listing every element of your wedding. Put down anything and everything at all that comes to mind. The cost of food, rings, hair pins, drinks, décor, MC, transportation, photography, EVERYTHING. Make a rough estimate of how much you’re willing to spend on each item on the list. Please be realistic and don’t make the common mistake of pricing a champagne reception on a beer budget.
- Decide whether or not you would engage the services of a wedding planning professional – Rely on a wedding planner, not because you cannot do it alone but because you risk to get too tired, too worried or be nervous without a reason before such an important day. Plus, you take all the decisions but leave the implementation to someone else. If you’re not engaging the services of a planner, make sure you have only one person you can trust in charge of your event. With your direction, this person can delegate all the different elements of the wedding to other people. This way there is cohesion and flow of the event is better managed. Be sure to keep your “person” in the loop at all times during the planning process. He/she must know every detail of the wedding so they can execute your vision while you sit and look pretty with your new hubby on your wedding day.
- Execution – Budget in hand, go-to-person by your side, take one item on your budget list at a time and execute completely before going to the next item. For example, if photography is number one on your list, look at many photographer options and decide on one which suits your budget and your taste. Meet with the photographer, discuss all the details, book your date, make a deposit, close the photography chapter and move on to the next item on your list. Depending on how much time you have to plan, assign deadlines for each item on your list to be completed.
And there you have it!! Get to planning…or contact us.
We’ll gladly take up your wedding planning stress 🙂