Orlando Wedding magazine just came out with their premiere issue for Fall/Winter 2010 and I had the pleasure of joining fellow industry planners to contribute some of my wedding expertise to the new publication. Please see below for full article!
Q&A with Wedding Planners
OW: Why should couples use a planner?
HS: A bride and her mother should enjoy the day to the fullest and not worry about a thing.
OW: What were the most expensive and least expensive weddings you’ve planned?
HS: We’ve done weddings for $1000 to $5 million.
OW: What are some of the new trends in weddings?
HS: Color, color, color. Also, traditions and heirlooms passed down from earlier generations, eclectic food and comfort in wedding gowns and shoes.
OW: When is the popular season to be married in Orlando?
HS: It used to be the fall and spring, but now it seems to be year round. With the economy, brides are taking advantage of the off-season here when rates for venues are lower.
OW: What are some ‘dos’ when it comes to Orlando weddings?
HS: Always plan for the sun and rain!
OW: What are some common wedding myths that you have busted?
HS: That the groom can’t see the bride before the ceremony. Couples are breaking from tradition by having the groom see the bride before the ceremony during a special ‘private moment’ or ‘first look’. This time allows for tears to be shed in private and for photography to be done ahead of time so the new Mr. and Mrs. can join the cocktail hour fun! Another myth is that the planning process is a lot of stress and work. It should be a special time for parents and the fiance.