February 11, 2019

 

My Ideal Couple

My Ideal Couple 


So Exciting!! You got engaged πŸ’ You've been basking in that post engagement glow and now you're ready to start planning your wedding.  Which is not easy.  You've got everyone and their mother giving you their opinions.  Then there's all those ideas sucking you down the Pinterest  rabbit hole and don't even get me started on the Instagram wedding worthy overwhelm.  

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Love letters from Oriental Trading.  Backyard wedding. 


You had all these plans that you were going to plan your wedding yourself but then when you really sat down to do it and all the outside influences started creeping in you were like, Dang, we need a little help.  So you search the net for a wedding planner but that's not really what you need.   A wedding planner is too full service for what you're looking for.  You just want a little help with a few things.  So you type in wedding coordinator and wedding consultant.  Ok, these services look more like what you're looking for.  But which one do you choose? You want to pick someone who matches your style and personality.  

Am I the right wedding consultant for you?

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Photographer A Well Crafted Party 


Your my ideal couple if you like to have fun!  You want to plan your own wedding but dang it it's hard and you still want to have a life. You don't want wedding planning to consume all your free time and you just want a little help here and there.  Or maybe this is your second marriage or a vow renewal and you don't want the big to-do and are looking for someone to help you create a little more relaxed playful wedding.  Or maybe you don't even want a wedding, you're thinking an elopement. 

Your the type of couple that wants to get married on the beach, in a backyard, in the woods, standing in a waterfalls pool, up a mountain trail that ends in a beautiful view, in a park or even a boxing gym. You want to add some wedding elements, dΓ©cor and design to these places but you don't want the big fancy pants go all out type of wedding.
 
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Backyard wedding styled shoot by Fizzy Party 


You want a more causal vibe to your wedding.  No large guest counts, you want a more intimate gathering.  It's not about the numbers at your wedding. It's about sharing it with the people who have special meaning in your life.  No seating charts or 4- course meals. You want your guests to have fun and a memorable experience. Not the same type of wedding they've been to before. 

Your wedding is fun, colorful, whimsical, quirky and very personalized.

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Octopus chandelier from Chandeliers by NK and part of Fizzy Party's collection


I'm that wedding consultant who will help you when that thought hits you and you're like, 'wait, how do we do this idea I just had?' Or, ' I can't figure out how to make these elements look good together.' Being creative, crafty and styling on the fly are my strong points.  I'm the stylist who the morning of a party or wedding will wake up at 5:00 a.m. and think, OOOOHHH, YES! I NEED to add this little detail.  My husband calls that stress. I call it passion. πŸ˜‰

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Photographer Photography Hill 

I help my couples with vendor recommendations, hiking up to your mountain view point and helping you plan out how to add some wedding flair to the spot, send you monthly checklists to keep your stress level down because you think you're forgetting something and so much more. Think of me as your wedding helper who's there for all the little bits of help you need. 

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Photographer Photography Hill 
 
I can't wait to help you plan your fun, unique, whimsical, outdoor, adventurous wedding!
Let's chat- Tiffany.fizzyparty@gmail.com 

February 4, 2019

 

Wedding Crafting with Mason Jars

Wedding Crafting with Mason Jars


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Mason Jars- In or Out for Weddings? 

I was talking to a wedding planner about my July bride and what she wanted for her reception table centerpieces.   Mason jars, wood rounds, flowers, some wood hearts with their initials burned into them.  The planner said, I hope you tried to talk her out of the Mason jars and into using something else. I understood what the planner meant,  Mason jars have been overdone and are out as far as  trends are concerned.  

I didn't try and talk my bride into something else for a few reasons.  The couple is in their early twenties, graduating college and buying a house.  When it comes to their wedding they're on a budget and both feel like while the wedding day is important, it's just one day out of the rest of their lives together.  They'd rather focus on and spend their money on their new house and making it a home together.   I love all these reasons for why this couple is having the wedding that they are.  The most touching reason why I didn't try and talk the bride into using something else was because these Mason jars were her grandma's.  The brides grandma canned a lot and every holiday her grandma's canned green beans would make an appearance on the table.  Sadly, her grandma is no longer with her.  By using her grandma's Mason jar's as part of her reception table centerpieces, she's honoring her grandma.  

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One of the services I offer as a wedding consultant is wedding crafting.  The couples I specialize in are all about DIY'ing their wedding.  And my July bride is definitely DIY'ing as much as she can.  We met at her house along with some of her family, gathered all the supplies we would need and started crafting.   The bride wanted the burlap and lace ribbon wrapped around the jar and a jute bow around the top. 


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We got started by measuring how much ribbon we'd need to go around the jar and hot glued the ribbon in place.  With 5 of us working on it we completed this part pretty quickly. 

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After hot gluing the ribbon onto the Mason jars we cut the jute into strips and tied bows at the top of the jars.  The bride was really happy with how they turned out.  Her brother is going to cut some wood rounds for her that she'll set these jars on.   Gerbera daisies, babies breath and some greens will fill the jars.  Along with the Mason jars on the wood rounds will be little wood hearts with the couples initials burned into them.  Another crafting day may be in the works to make the little hearts.  This would be fun since I've never used a wood burning tool before. 

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Wedding Crafting Service 

You want to DIY as much of your wedding as you can. Which means you're going to be crafting.  What happens if you have to do A LOT of crafting?  Or only a few of your friends are willing to help and you really need another pair of hands?  Or maybe you have enough friends to help you craft everything but you just don't have time to gather all the supplies? Or maybe you have enough friends, have all the supplies and you want to host a little party for your friends because they're helping but you just don't have the time?   All of these reasons is why I have a wedding crafting service.  I can be your extra pair of hands that you need. I can pick up all the supplies you need and deliver them to you. I can set up a little party for you and your friends to enjoy while you're crafting.   

I had a baker friend of mine ask me, Where were you when I was getting married?! I could have used this service.  πŸ˜ƒ  

If this is a service that interests you contact me for details- Tiffany.fizzyparty@gmail.com 

February 1, 2019

 

Why I Became a Wedding Consultant

Why I Became a Wedding Consultant 


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Let's chat about the differences between a wedding planner, wedding coordinator and a wedding consultant.

Wedding Planner-  The all-encompassing everything for your wedding.  They're all about the logistics, from vendor referrals, keeping track of your budget, contract negotiations, day-of executing and more.  Wedding planners are the ones you tell them your ideas for your wedding and the feel you want and they run with it.  They are very involved with your entire wedding process.  They'll create a detailed timeline and floor plans.  And oversee everything on the day of your wedding.

This is not what I do. If you're looking for someone who will pretty much do everything when it comes to planning your wedding, that's not me. I'm not a wedding planner.

Wedding Coordinator- Does a lot of what the wedding planner does but on a shorter timeline.  They'll help you prepare a few months before the wedding.  A wedding coordinator will confirm your vendor contracts, create a day-of timeline, make sure payments and guest counts are in order, create a seating chart. They'll also make sure that on the day of your wedding that everything runs smoothly.

This is not what I do either.

Wedding Consultant- If you look up the term online it'll say that a wedding consultant is the same as a wedding planner or coordinator.  But I don't think so.  The services I offer are geared toward the couples who want to plan their own wedding and just need a little help here and there.  Couples who want a smaller wedding, second marriages, vow renewals and elopements.  Couples who want a more causal vibe to their weddings, fun, colourful, backyard, in the woods, personalized, you- do- you weddings.  No seating charts, no sit down four course meals, no 200+  guests.

So just what do I help couples with? A LOT!
  • Vendor lists- I'll send you a list of vendors I've personally met or used their services. 
  • Dress shopping- Portland is a HOT place to move to. But what if you move here, get engaged and you don't have anyone to go dress shopping with until your friends fly out for a visit?  You hire me! I'll help you pick a dress for your wedding feel and one that looks amazing on you. 
  • Helping with any questions. Planning a wedding means you'll have A LOT of questions.  It's not like you get married every day.  
  • Getting a yes or no from guests who haven't RSVP'd. You should not have to deal with the stress of calling guests to see if they're coming or not. You should be enjoying every minute of being engaged and planning your wedding. 
  • Reminding  and reassuring you that it's YOUR wedding when co-workers, friends, family try to tell you how your wedding should be and stress you out. And ooh boy does this happen. Seems like as soon as you get engaged everyone gives you input on how your wedding should be. Or when you tell them an idea you're really excited about for your wedding, they give you the side-eye look and then you start second guessing your idea you were so excited about. 
  • Monthly to-do's emailed to you so you stay on track with your planning.
  • Taking all your Pinterst ideas and helping you pull a look together so your wedding is Amazing!
  • Finding locations. Especially if you're new to the area.
  • Ways to help you cut costs in some areas so you can get that item, look, service, you REALLY want. 
  • Helping calm the stress.  When you just need someone to talk to, vent to, cry out the stress too. 
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So just why did I become a wedding consultant?

You hear it all the time, I became a wedding planner/coordinator etc because I planned my wedding and loved it or because I just love love or I love helping peoples dream wedding come true. Nope.Nope. and Nope.   I did love planning both my weddings, even the stressy bits.  Seeing people in love always makes people happy. And of course it's a fantastic feeling helping someones dream wedding come true.   The reason I became a wedding consultant is because I know there's couples out there who want to plan their own wedding and just need a little help here and there.  They don't need a full service planner. Being like a couples personal wedding assistant, knowing I helped save them a lot of time and stress, that's the BEST feeling.  I'm good at styling parties and the type of weddings I love to help couples with which are fun, colourful, adventurous, smaller guest count and a little more on the casual side.  Hearing the stress in a brides voice when she calls me and at the end of the call the stress in her voice is gone and she feels relieved and much better about the wedding. LOVE that! I want every couple to enjoy the wedding planning process like I did and especially to enjoy and remember their wedding day.  I love inspiring, encouraging, motivating and seeing people happy.  Becoming a wedding consultant uses all my skills, lights me up, gives me that twinkle in my eye and best of all, challenges me.

Can't WAIT to work with you!!