Friday, March 16, 2012

Your venue has a coordinator, do you REALLY need a Wedding Planner too?

Check out this conversation recently posted on LinkedIn to see how others weigh in on this question:

Question: The venue I chose has a coordinator included in their package, so do I really need a wedding planner too?

Response #1 (from a coordinator):  "Most venues have their own event/wedding coordinator, who by the way work for the venue and not for the bride!!  A wedding coordinator from a venue is generally one whose duties are for the day of the wedding, a wedding planner means that this professional has planned the wedding from start to finish and works only for the bride/bridal couple."

Response #2 (from a wedding blogger): "The venue's wedding coordinator makes sure things run smoothly for the VENUE not you (sometimes these are totally different things). If a bride can afford it I highly recommend at least getting a day of coordinator, it will lower the insanity level considerably."

Response #4 (from a wedding photographer): "The venue coordinater has no stress.  A wedding coordinator guides them and makes them relaxed as all is sorted.  I have been at weddings where the Bride is so stressed out it is not even worth taking photos of her."

Response #5 (from an actual bride): "As a bride my venue co-ordinator didn't even work on Saturdays so had someone I'd never met before on the wedding day - and didn't see them that much either."

Now you've seen the opinions of various people who have worked with both venue coordinators and wedding planners.  Are you ready to meet with a wedding planner in Green Bay?  Contact me at or 920-366-7973, and let's set up your complimentary consultation!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Get the Conversation Going at Your Reception!

You've put in a lot of effort to carefully seat all your guests at your reception.  But sometimes even the most carefully planned seating chart doesn't get guests talking to each other.  Solve this problem with Table Topics' Wedding Edition.  Get all your guests enjoying your reception right from the start with these wedding inspired conversation starters. Put one at each place setting or scatter a few on each table.  Topics include:
  • If you could plan your own wedding today what would it be like?
  • Which famous couple most reminds you of the bride and groom?
  • If you were going on a honeymoon where would you want to go?
  • Which family tradition would you recommend to the bride and groom?
  • Which song would be most likely to get you onto the dance floor?
 After the wedding, you can find a Table Topics game for any occasion; Honeymoon; Dinner Party, Not Your Mom's Dinner Party; Girls' Night Out; and many more.

Love this wedding idea?  Contact Power Wedding Planning for more ideas and to get "Power to Personalize Your Wedding."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bridal Shower Towel Cake

Bridesmaids, you want to shower your friend (the bride) with lots of love at her bridal shower...and one way to let her know how much she is loved is to make her bridal shower a beautiful, special event.  Help make this event special by presenting the bride with a towel cake, made from towels she may have registered for on her wedding registry.  Have fun decorating the cake with ribbon, flowers, and other elements that fit your friend's personality.

Here are some examples to get you inspired:

Instructions for creating a towel cake

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Four tips for a Unique and Personalized Wedding Cake while Cutting Costs

Wedding cakes can be a great way to continue the theme or decor of your wedding while giving your guests a tasty treat, and creating beautiful photo opportunities.  Here are a few tips for personalizing your wedding cake and cut the cost of it at the same time.

1)  Serve a cupcake tower instead of an actual wedding cake.  You can choose to have the top tier as a small cake for the cake-cutting ceremony, and to personalize with a cake topper if you so choose.  Not only will this alternative probably cost less, it will also save you from cake-cutting fees.

2) Order a small wedding cake for display, and an undecorated sheet cake in your preferred flavor to provide cake for everyone.  The sheet cake can be cut in the kitchen, and guests will never know their slice may not be from the actual wedding cake.

3) Have your wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers, rather than flowers made of sugar.  The cost of sugar flowers can be very costly.  Also, your wedding cake can be very simple, since fresh flowers are so vibrant and beautiful.  A simply decorated cake is always less expensive.

4) Ask to have a foam cake decorated to look like a real wedding cake, but serve guest from a sheet cake that will be cut in the back so they never know the difference.  Bakeries use this trick for trade shows, and it can be used to save you money for your wedding too!

For more ways to personalize your wedding and make it truly unique, contact Power Wedding Planning for you complimentary consultation.