Be Your Best Bride

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Be Your Best Bride

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT KIND OF BRIDE YOU ARE GOING TO BE ON YOUR BIG DAY...? AT A DREAM TO CALL YOUR OWN HAVE WORKED WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT PERSONALITY TYPES AND STRESSFUL SITUATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO PLANNING. WE HAVE ALSO WORKED WITH A LOT OF COUPLES WITH VARYING STRESS LEVELS LEADING UP TO A WEDDING DAY. THERE IS A REASON AS TO WHY PEOPLE HAVE LABELLED THIS DAY ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, RIGHT? PLANNERS AND COORDINATORS ARE THE PROFESSIONALS THAT KNOW JUST HOW STRESSFUL AND HOW MANY WORKING PARTS CAN BE INVOLVED IN EXECUTING A WEDDING! THAT IS MAINLY WHY HIRING A COORDINATOR OR PLANNER CAN BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR MANY COUPLES. WE ARE THERE TO TAKE ALL YOUR STRESSES AWAY IN REGARDS TO THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF YOUR DAY. NOW I’M EXCITED TO INTRODUCE A COLLEAGUE WHO SHARES THIS MINDSET FOR BRIDES, FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. 

BACK IN APRIL, I MET WITH DR. CAMILLE KRAUSE, NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR IN KITCHENER, ON WHO SPOKE TO ME ABOUT A PROGRAM THAT SHE STARTED THAT DEFINITELY CAUGHT MY INTEREST. AFTER SITTING DOWN OVER TEA, SHE BEGAN TO TELL ME ABOUT HER PROGRAM AND HER PASSION ON HOW SHE IS HELPING BRIDES BECOME THEIR BEST SELVES LEADING UP TO, DURING AND AFTER THEIR WEDDING DAY. WE ALL KNOW THAT STRESS IS NOT GOOD FOR ANYONE. 

WHEN ASKING DR. KRAUSE ABOUT HER PASSION FOR THIS PROJECT AND HOW IT CAME TO BE SHE BEGAN TO GET ME EXCITED AS WELL! SHE DESCRIBED TO ME THAT, TEN WEEKS BEFORE HER WEDDING SHE HIT A WALL. "IT WAS STILL TOO FAR AWAY TO GET REALLY EXCITED AND FINISH SOME LAST MINUTE THINGS, BUT THE DAY WAS LOOMING AND MY TO-DO LIST STILL NEEDED ATTENTION. AND YET, JUST GETTING THROUGH THE WORKDAY SEEMED SO TIRING, AND MY ENERGY WAS JUST NON-EXISTENT IN THE EVENINGS." SHE NOTES THAT WHEN SHE IS TIRED, SHE IS "ABSOLUTELY NO FUN TO BE AROUND, AND IT WAS WEARING ON MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY FIANCÉ." NOW HAVING MET HER, I FIND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE SHE IS SO KIND, LISTENS TO YOU AS IF YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON IN THE ROOM AND IS INTENT ON HELPING OTHERS. LUCKILY, SHE HAS THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO FIX THESE ISSUES FOR HERSELF – AND DOESN’T WANT ANY OTHER BRIDE TO HAVE TO STRUGGLE THROUGH IT WHEN THERE ARE THINGS THAT CAN HELP.

DR. KRAUSE CONTINUED TO SAY THAT SHE TRULY BELIEVES THAT WHEN YOU ARE FEELING YOUR BEST, YOU ARE GIVING THE BEST POSSIBLE CHANCE TO EVERY ONE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. WE CAN ALL RELATE TO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE NOT FEELING YOUR BEST… SHE STATES THAT "THE PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OR CONCERNS LEAD TO IRRITABILITY OR UPSET. PMS CAN TAKE A TOLL ON THE PERSON AND EVERYONE AROUND THEM. FATIGUE MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THINGS DONE AND STRESSFUL WHEN DEADLINES COME UP. SPEAKING OF STRESS, THAT PESKY THING THAT MAKES YOUR SKIN BREAK OUT AND CRAVE SWEETS AND HIJACKS YOUR SLEEP… YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO DEAL WITH THESE PROBLEMS!

DR. KRAUSE WANTS TO GET BRIDES THROUGH THIS STRESSFUL, CRAZY, WONDERFUL TIME OF THEIR LIVES IN THE MOST ENERGIZED, CALM, RADIANT WAY. WE AT A DREAM TO CALL YOUR OWN FELT THIS WAS IN ALIGNMENT WITH WHAT WE WANT FOR OUR BRIDES TOO. A STRESS-FREE WEDDING DAY WHERE YOU CAN SIT BACK, CELEBRATE AND ENJOY YOUR WEDDING DAY TO THE FULLEST. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ENERGY LEVELS, PMS, DIGESTION, ALLERGIES, BREAK-OUTS AND COMMUNICATION AND WILL HELP YOU TO BE THE BEST BRIDE YOU CAN BE! 

IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT DR. CAMILLE KRAUSE FOR MORE DETAILS, SHE IS LOCATED AT HEALTH SOURCE INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL CENTRE IN KITCHENER, ON.
WWW.HEALTHSOURCEIMC.COM
DRKRAUSE@HEALTHSOURCEIMC.COM

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Wedding Planner vs Wedding Coordinator

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Wedding Planner vs Wedding Coordinator

AS A WEDDING PLANNER AND CO-ORDINATOR, I HAVE LEARNED TO BECOME A JACK OF ALL THINGS WEDDING! WHEN DUTY CALLS OR TROUBLE STRIKES (THOSE OF YOU IN THE PROCESS OR HAVING PLANNED A WEDDING KNOW THAT OBSTACLES ARISE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT), I NEED TO BE THERE BEFORE ANY ONE IS THE WISER! I AM THE ONE THAT TAKES A COUPLE'S UNITED VISION AND HELPS MAKE IT BECOME THE REALITY THAT IS THE WEDDING OF THEIR DREAMS. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “WEDDING PLANNER” AND “WEDDING COORDINATOR”?

A WEDDING PLANNER AND COORDINATOR ARE VERY SIMILAR HOWEVER THE DIFFERENCE LIES IN THE ROLE THEY PLAY LEADING UP TO THE DAY AND THE EXECUTION AND CO-ORDINATION OF THE DAY. 

A WEDDING COORDINATOR USUALLY HAS LIMITED INVOLVEMENT LEADING UP TO THE DAY OF, HOWEVER I LIKE TO MEET WITH MY COUPLES A FEW TIMES WITH MY WEDDING PREPARATION PACKAGE TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS ALL SET AND THEY ARE STAYING ON TASK. AS A COORDINATOR MY MAIN ROLE IS TO OVERSEE THE ACTUAL WEDDING BY MANAGING ALL THE DETAILS THAT THE BRIDE AND GROOM HAVE PLANNED AND BRING EVERYTHING TOGETHER AS THEY HAVE ENVISIONED. THIS TAKES ALL THE STRESS OUT OF THE BRIDE AND GROOMS DAY AND ALLOWS THEIR GUESTS TO RELAX AND ENJOY THEMSELVES! VENUES LOVE US AS WELL BECAUSE IT TAKES MUCH OF THEIR POTENTIAL WORKLOAD OFF SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN HIRED FOR AND NOT ALL THE ADDED EXTRAS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO BE SET UP AS WELL. 

OUR WEDDING PLANNING PACKAGE ALLOWS US TO WALK ALONG SIDE THE COUPLE, ADDING OUR EXPERTISE TO THEIR PLANNING, RECOMMENDING LOCAL VENDORS THAT ARE RELIABLE AND EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD AND THAT WE KNOW WILL DO ANY AMAZING JOB IN EXECUTING THEIR VISION. IT INCLUDES LOOKING OVER AND NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS, CREATING AND DESIGNING THEIR VISION, KEEPING THE COUPLE ON TRACK WITH THEIR TIMELINES AND MOST IMPORTANTLY KEEPING THEM WITHIN OR BELOW THEIR BUDGET, PLUS SO MUCH MORE!  I HAVE EVEN BEEN HONOURED TO BE ASKED BY THE BRIDE TO ATTEND BRIDAL SHOPS WITH HER TO HELP HER "SAY YES, TO THE DRESS!" A WEDDING PLANNER BECOMES QUITE CLOSE WITH THE BRIDE AND GROOM AS THEY BECOME INVOLVED IN ALMOST EVERY PART OF A COUPLES DAY. ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MEMORIES WAS WHEN A BRIDE AND GROOM WERE JUST ABOUT TO BE ANNOUNCED AS MR AND MRS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THE BRIDE LOOKED AT ME AS ASKED, "CAN WE BE FRIENDS AFTER MY WEDDING?" THIS ATTESTS TO HOW CLOSE YOU REALLY DO BECOME! THIS IS A GREAT OPTION FOR COUPLES WHO AREN'T QUITE SURE WHERE TO START AND WANT A PLANNER TO WALK ALONG WITH THEM IN ALL STAGES OF PLANNING.

A WEDDING PLANNER OR COORDINATOR WORKS FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM! NOT THE VENUE, NOT THE PHOTOGRAPHER OR ANY OTHER VENDOR, BUT FOR THE COUPLE. WE ARE WHERE YOU CAN'T BE TO MAKE SURE YOUR DAY GOES OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! 

A FEW THINGS COUPLES FORGET TO THINK ABOUT: 

* A PEN FOR THE SIGNING OF THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE - IT CAN BE NOTICEABLE WHEN ARE REGULAR GENERIC BALLPOINT IS USED
* A CAKE KNIFE FOR THE CUTTING OF THE CAKE - ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU ARE USUALLY PHOTOGRAPHING THE CAKE CUTTING
* A VENDOR TABLE AND MEAL - VENDORS ARE USUALLY WORKING THE LONGEST AND HARDEST AT TIMES UP TO 12- 16 HOURS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY. KEEP THEM ENERGIZED, HYDRATED, AND HAVE A PLACE FOR THEM TO SIT SINCE IT'S A LONG DAY ON THEIR FEET. 
* CHARGERS FOR LAP TOPS, IPADS, OR PHONES - I'VE BEEN WITNESS TO THE IMPROMPTU SPEECH THAT OCCURRED WHEN THE ORIGINAL WAS ON AN UNCHARGED PHONE. 
* STAY WITHIN YOUR BUDGET BUT PRIORITIZE OR SPLURGE ON THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU. FOR SOME IT'S YOUR PHOTOS WHICH WILL KEEP YOUR MEMORIES, FOR OTHERS IT MAY BE FOOD, DECOR OR THE DRESS. 
* SKIP THE RITUALS YOU DON'T LIKE. FOR EXAMPLE IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE A BOUQUET AND GARTER TOSS. JUST BECAUSE IT'S AT MANY WEDDINGS YOU'VE ATTENDED DOESN'T MEAN IT'S A MUST. 

STAY TUNED FOR WHY HIRING A WEDDING COORDINATOR EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE AN EVENT COORDINATOR AT YOUR VENUE IS EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL FOR YOU! 

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Outsource Your Stress

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Outsource Your Stress

I DECIDED TO START UP THIS BLOG AS A STARTING POINT FOR NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES IN HOPES THAT I COULD BEGIN TO GUIDE YOU, ASSIST YOU AND HELP YOU PLAN, BUDGET AND FIND THE DISTINCTIVE STYLE THAT EACH OF YOU DESIRE FOR YOUR DREAM WEDDING DAY! READ ON!

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