More dates- for you!
Last year (2016) was a busy and exciting year for J. Marie. The calendar filled up quickly. I was proud to invite a partner in crime to join the team and she joins me again this year!
Jannice Rondon is a friend, a passionate creator, and is equipped to take on what 2017 holds.
Reflecting on 2016 I wanted to know what were Jannice’s most memorable moments and experiences coordinating with her brides.
Here’s our conversation:
Weddings are full of surprises- good and not so good- what was one surprise that comes to mind?
The fact that there are so many surprises is actually what continually surprises me most. As these surprises come up, I’m reminded every wedding why my role is important- to anticipate and take care of those surprises so the bride & groom, wedding party, and guests can can enjoy the wedding.
What did you enjoy most about meeting your brides?
Discovering how unique they are and experiencing the connection with each one.
Was there a time when you had a fulfilling moment during one of your weddings?
Yes! A May wedding- 300 guests, 18 in the wedding party, and 2 different locations. This wedding presented a special set of challenges but the fulfilling moment happened when the bride told me all turned out well and everyone was enjoying their time.
What excited you most about your weddings last year?
Seeing couples enjoy thier moment to the fullest!
Both Jannice and I are anxiously waiting to meet our future brides. We're eager to take on more wedding dates and make amazing memories for many couples!
You can find many lists of why you should book a wedding coordinator. No doubt there is value in these lists. However, the best resource I can give you are reviews my past brides have given me. They sum up not only logistical reasons but the emotional and the feeling side of what they went through as the details of their day unfolded.
Here is a recent review from Alyssa:
I used Julianne for a day of coordinator for my wedding in November. I couldn't have been more pleased, and impressed with her services. From our initial meeting, to the day of my wedding it was apparent Julianne was detailed oriented, thoughtful, hard-working and knowledgeable. She also instilled a calmness and confidence in myself, that everything would go smoothly on the day of.
On the big day, I was able to focus on enjoying myself, spouse, family and friends-I never worried once that something was or was not done! Everything went so smoothly, and even if there was a hiccup I would have never known about it. Julianne was so efficient and smooth, she was always 3 steps ahead of what was about to happen next. With a guest count of over 150, I needed a coordinator to ensure everything went smoothly, and most importantly my family was able to enjoy the day as well. Julianne went above an beyond for us, and I would recommend her for any event large and small!
For future brides I’m sure you paid close attention to some key phrases that Alyssa used describing how I made her feel- “instilled calmness and confidence”, “never worried”.
So I could ask you- the weeks leading up to your wedding and the day of, do you want to be calm, confident, and not worried? I’m pretty sure your answer is yes and now you have the reasons and the value of why you should hire us at J. Marie Weddings to coordinate your special day. :)
Please contact me with any questions you have and check out my YouTube page HERE
Our calendar books up pretty quickly in January so don’t hesitate to chat with me!
Let’s Create so you can Celebrate!
Just finished the Northwest Bridal Show at the Tulalip Resort and Casino.
I had a fantastic time with old friends and new.
I enjoyed talking with the many brides. With that sparkle in their eyes they told me about their upcoming weddings. That sparkle is why I do what I do.
Encouraging them to keep that sparkle and how to accomplish that all the way to the end of their special day was my goal at this show.
I shared with them the importance of hiring me to coordinate all their plans so ALL they have to do on their wedding day is to:
1. Have FUN looking gorgeous
2. Soak in the look on the grooms face at the “first look”
3. Smile pretty for pictures
4. Float down the aisle like a princess
5. Laugh & love with those there to celebrate the bride & groom
If you are a bride or know of a bride who wants to fully enjoy their day, get booked on my calendar!!
I’m booking 2016 and 2017 weddings now. Let’s create so you can Celebrate!!
I just completed a perfect summer wedding.
The sky was sparkling blue, trees green swaying in the cooling breeze. There were smiles and laughs for all.
I was reminded how important my role as a coordinator is because the bride kept thanking me. All day she exclaimed "Thank you so much for being here, I don't know what I'd do without you!"
It is so fulfilling to be a part of one of the most important day of someones life. And on top of that, knowing how much they needed my coordination means that much more to me.
My goal is to initially help brides understand what I can do for them and that there is a huge value of a stress free day.
What I can save you in time and stress is going to make your wedding day the best day of your life!
Let's Create so you can Celebrate!
As commodity that exploits many norms, social media has infused the surrounding forces of communication. I can’t help but think this might have been what it was like when the telegraph was invented- an excitement that continues to grow into superior creations.
Through it’s greatness, it has connected us to the point of some annoyance, and informed us to the extent of knowledge overload.
I've had clients question the relationship between their wedding and social media. “What will my guests do with my hashtag?” “Should I be posting about my wedding on my personal FB page?”
Here are 5 tips to best utilize social media for your wedding.
1. Wedding Website
A website dedicated to your wedding is one common place that your guests can fully engage in your celebration. Here guests can get to know the couple and their engagement with an amusing story or photos, get more information about the actual event with date/time, accommodation and direction details, and find links to your registry. A wedding website provides convenience and produces excitement for your big day.
2. Facebook page for your wedding party
This is a great way for your wedding party to get acquainted with each other. A Facebook page can prevent those “day of” awkward moments that tend to develop between the wedding party. This type of social interaction prior to your day can help everyone celebrate without any worries or cares. Posting updates of the wedding plans can encourage your wedding party to be involved and produce clear information where you’re needing their help.
3. Customized Hashtag
How great to be able to see all the photos your guests have posted from your wonderful day. You can see all these in one place with a customized hashtag creating a type of unity with all who are involved in your wedding day. Develop a one-of-a-kind, easy to remember hashtag and tell guests this hashtag on your website, invitations, and guestbook table.
To best utilize your hashtag, visit Tagboard.com. There you can create a tagboard which will collect all the posts tagged with your hashtag from Facebook, Twitter, and instagram.
#greatidea #letscreate #letscelebrate #jmarieweddings #jmarie
4. Live Stream
For guests and loved ones who can not make it to your wedding, why not provide a way to put them in the middle of the action. Take advantage of the many outlets to video stream your nuptials and share the love with those miles away.
5. To Social Media Or Not To Social Media
Although contradictory to my previous tips, To Social Media Or Not To Social Media is always my brides choice. A great portion of the brides day is what the brides desires.
Would you rather your wedding not look like these pictures?
Devices today have not only become our cameras but at the same time an instant connection to the outside world. Which for some is good, and for others not. If you’d like to decrease the chances of your wedding becoming a “device happy” event, construct tasteful requests of your guests. You may want to make a request like “no phone or camera use during the ceremony”. Many may not agree with these requests but it is YOUR day and you certainly have every right to see it’s everything you’ve imagined.