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The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Wedding Planner

At some point in everyone’s life, the thought of getting married has come across their mind. Within the LGBT community the thought of having a wedding presents unchartered challenges in this new age of acceptance. Some thought it would never be a possibility, but there were those who have fought long and hard for marriage equality. I myself have always believed that this right should be afforded to everyone. As the mother of two gay children myself I have witnessed the strides that we have been taking towards true equality where marriage is in question, and we’ve certainly come a long way. I’m impatiently looking forward to planning my own children’s weddings in what I hope to be the near future. (Grandkids soon to follow).

Weddings are a great opportunity to bring families together and to express the love and joy of a committed couple. Gay, straight, bisexual or transgender a wedding is a lot of work from day one of planning to the moment vows are exchanged. Taking on the challenge of planning your own wedding is not an easy task. Therefore, hiring a wedding planner will save you from a lot headaches and heartbreaks.

Here are some of the benefits of hiring a planner.

  • Wedding Planners are trained professionals who are available to help you with all of your planning needs from beginning to end.  They are experienced and have the knowledge to make your day come together so that you and your guest can sit back and enjoy.
  • Planners do all the legwork for you, from finding your venues to choosing the vendors that best fit your needs and budget.
  • Planners help you score the best rates available therefore saving you money.
  • Planners schedule all of your appointments and act as the liaison between you, your vendors and venue, all you have to do is show up for the appointments.
  • Planners are there to provide a wealth of ideas, designs and information which in turn will save you time.
  • Planners help create and design your day, deal with all of the back end details on the day of to make sure your day is flawless.

When hiring a Planner –

Make sure your planner is involved with a professional organization and has professional credentials. Here are a few organizations you may want to research when choosing a planner:

  • National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) There are various chapters nationwide, so search the chapter in your city or city you will be getting married in.
  • Association of Bridal Consultants also a national organization where you can find reputable consultants.

Having good chemistry with your planner and feeling comfortable is key, since you’ll be spending a lot of time together, and they will basically become your best friend for the length of your planning, so feeling at ease is definitely a must.

I highly recommend hiring a wedding planner for your special day, whether it’s full, partial or day of planning. A planner will save you money, time, and reduce stress so that you are able to truly enjoy your day. “We bring your visions to life!

Bobbie Outerino
Fortuna Event Management & Promotions
FortunaEventsMiami.com
786.479.3220

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Do We Need Entertainment?

Do we need an event planner?

What would you like to achieve with your wedding? The answer should be to entertain my guest and ensure they have an awesome experience. Most importantly, a wedding or event planner will allow the couple to enjoy the planning process without the “headaches.”

All events, whether a wedding, birthday, anniversary, corporate function, bar-mitzvah – the  goal  is to make sure your guest feel taken care of,  special and entertained. You can provide your guests with spectacular menu items, while offering them elements of surprise that keep them visually excited. All of these can occur with or without music and entertainment – but music no matter how subtle, makes the difference. An enchanting string quartet can enhance the flavor of the mood and add so much. A mime can place a smile on your guests face. A live band guarantees that your guests have just attended the best event ever.

We need to save money on our wedding – why not cut the entertainment?

Absolutely not. Your wedding won’t be the way you have dreamed it would be. An experienced DJ can take care of making sure everyone has a good time. It is essential that there is music. Your guests need to be engaged with you and your wedding. If they were entertained -your event will be talked about for a lifetime. You will have unforgettable pictures, one of a kind memories and ensure smiles that speak for themselves and show everyone’s joy.

Choosing the right entertainment for each event is crucial. Asking the right questions to make sure that a Drag Diva is for you or A Spanish Flamenco dancer will take your dinner guest on an international journey, is where the professional planner’s experience comes into play. Creating the right package and matching it to the right guests sets the tone of your special day.

This is your day and a lot of planning and detail goes into making it flawless. Leave it to the professional to achieve what you have dreamed of.

UME Productions
954-243-3751
UniversalMusicEvents.com

10 Bits of Gay Marriage Advice from 25 Couples

Gay Marriage Advice

By: Gay Pop Buzz

Are you a gay man who is about to get married? Are you thinking about proposing to someone special in the near future? Are you wondering about things that you will need to have in place before saying “I Do” to the man that you love?

If so, you are not alone. Many people who identify as gay or lesbian seek out advice before obtaining their marriage certificate.

Here at the blog, we were thrilled when news came out in late June of 2015 that same sex marriage had become a reality for everyone across the 50 states.
More and more, LGBT individuals are publically sharing their relational bonds through various kinds of ceremonies – be it a traditional wedding or something with a fun theme.

Perhaps you are wondering what things you will need to have in place in order to make your special day extra meaningful?

Click here to read the full article.