Last week I was invited by Meredith of Significant Events of Texas to show my work at her Summer Showcase, which featured many vendors that Meredith wanted to introduce to other planners, coordinators, and vendors. It was my first time to display my work and so my friend Steph helped me coordinate my table and I’m just so thankful to her because I loved how it turned out. It was just a very proud evening for me to be able to share what I do with so many others. My main job was to mingle and meet other people, so I didn’t take too many photos. The other vendors on the line up included:
Venue: Third Space
Florist: Installation Floral
Louge Furniture Rental: Suite 206 (Luxury Lounge Rentals)
Catering: Tastefully Yours
DJ: Glenn Roush (DJ, limited audio visual, limited lighting)
Linens and Decor: Jules Event Décor (Custom Linens)
Party Rentals: Big D Party Rental (Tables, chairs, and basic linens)
Graphic Design: Chrissy Collins (Graphic design, invitations, calligraphy)
Bakery: Sweet Art Bakery (Wedding cakes, special event cakes, cookies, and specialty desserts)
Valet Services: Lone Star Valet
Fine Wine: El Wine Chateau, Ruben Reynoso
Me with my canvas! So happy to be the featured photographer for the night!Flowers by Umi at Installation Floral.Lounge Rentals by Suite 206Linens by Jules Event Décor Catering by Tastefully Yours. They served way more than what I photographed but this was all of the first round while I still had my camera out.Event Space by Third Space
Q: How did you get started in event planning?
A: While attending Stephen F. Austin State University, I became involved in event planning through the Intramural and Freshman Orientation programs. Then, after planning my own wedding, it proved to me that event coordination was something I really loved and had a knack for!
Q: What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching people have a great time at their events and knowing I helped make that happen!
Q: What services do you offer to couples for their wedding planning?
Hold unlimited client meetings regarding event
Make vendor recommendations
Arrange appointments/meetings/site visits with vendors for client
Arrange meetings with vendors prior to vendor-client meetings
Attend vendor-client meetings of vendors
Negotiate vendor contracts
Deliver all contracts to and from vendors and clients
Collect payments from client and pay vendors in manner contingent with their contracts
Maintain event planning schedule to assure vendor decision and payment deadlines are met
If necessary manage vendor deliveries including set up and tear down
Provide suggestions and creative direction for event
Create logistical plan for event, oversee event components on the day(s) of the event
Resolve issues that arise on the day(s) of the event to the best of our ability.
Q: If you could plan an event anywhere in Dallas, where would you want it to be held and why?
Ooooh…good question! There are still many great venues I would love to work in, but recently I visited the Magnolia Hotel and just fell in love with it’s style and interesting spaces. I’d love to have a wedding there with an Old Hollywood feel b/c the pictures would be amazing!
Q: What’s the most valuable planning advice you can give to couples starting to plan their wedding?
Decide on what is most important to you and prepare your budget accordingly – then hire a wedding coordinator to help turn your vision into reality!