Friday, March 30, 2007

Ask the Wedding Planner - April 7th

Yes, I'm bringing it back, because I'm pretty sure that there are more than a few of you out there who need professional help. So to speak. (Cough). At this workshop, kept at only 15 people per session, you can ask me any questions regarding your wedding, and we'll work them out together. This will also give you an opportunity to talk to other brides and grooms and see what they're planning for the big day. If you have any specific questions, send them to me early so we can be sure to address them. The $15 fee is for materials and renting the room - each participant will get a copy of my "Top Ten Tips for a Charmed Wedding", and a sheet of discounts from my favorite vendors.

Sign up and find out more information at http://wedding.meetup.com/116/calendar5561265. It will be held at the Avery Schreiber Theater in North Hollywood.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Gala - It was Chamber-tastic!

So, I sat down next a good friend of mine from the Chamber last night, and sighed, "You know, there's nothing like the end of an event that's gone well - It tastes like freedom." And it's true, there's just something about pulling all these separate threads together, all aimed towards a specific goal and time and place, and just watching it all unfold. And I had fun, too!

You might not know this, but the North Hollywood Arts District is the largest one west of New York City. If you watch that show on MTV about the Millenium Dance Theater? That's in NoHo. That and about 22 theaters, umpteen music and acting acadamies, etc. I invited a magician, a theater troupe, and a kid's Improv group to perform, and they were a big hit. We had a free wine tasting from Vendome, a free martini bar courtesy of Krol Vodka, and really yummy bread from La Brea Bread Bakery. Everything went over so well, I HAD to give them all a shout out, including Gary Justice, the DJ.

It's so great to work with people who love what they do. That's actually one of the things I would recommend with any vendor that you talk to - see if you can find not only the commitment, but the love. Someone who loves their job will not only be willing to accomodate you, but doing a great job will be important to them. So, don't forget to ask.