Venue Spotlight – Westin Lake Mary Orlando North

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Catering and Sales Team at the Westin Lake Mary Orlando North. Located right off Interstate 4, this venue offers a great location for a wedding, corporate meeting or other social events. Its adjacent to the bustling Colonial Town Park and Heathrow, Lake Mary offers outstanding restaurants, specialty shopping, premium golf courses and is close to Orlando’s unparalleled attritions and beaches. This hotel delivers a signature blend of sophistication and rejuvenation with amenities and a convenient location to sure exceed your expectations for a memorable weekend.

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Florida Wedding Expo – July 30, 2017

I know, I know it’s been awhile. Well, I’m back and I promise to stick around! : -)

Okay so let’s get down to business. This past Sunday I participated in Florida Wedding Expo at the Orange County Convention Center. There were over 800 registered brides and over 2000 people that attended this show! I have to say I was extremely nervous, excited, anxious and thrilled to be apart of this show. Oh, and did I mention this was my first-time participating in a bridal show, so that’s where the nerves came into play.

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Why Should I Hire a Wedding Planner or Coordinator?


This is a question I get asked a lot when meeting with potential clients. I answer by saying two simple words, “reassurance and peace-of-mind”. Reassurance in you will have a professional directing your day, working with vendors and “putting out fires” so you can have the peace-of-mind to focus on the most important thing of the day, getting married! But some of you may be saying, ” I want to plan my own wedding so I don’t need a wedding planner.” In this case, I still recommend hiring a wedding coordinator for the day of coordination. Like I said, you need a professional to direct the day not a family member or friend. Why burden your family member or friend with such an important task? Let them be a guest and enjoying the wonderful day you have been planning. Also, venue coordinator is not a substitute for a wedding planner. I have met some brides that think just because the venue has a coordinator they don’t need a wedding planner. Although a venue coordinator is great and extremely helpful (especially to the wedding planner), outside of the needs of the venue they are limited to assisting you with planning the other details for the day. So with all that being said, here are my Top 5 Reasons to Hire  a Wedding Planner: Continue reading “Why Should I Hire a Wedding Planner or Coordinator?”


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