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5 Steps to Organizing your Wedding Brain {Plus 3 articles from other wedding pros}

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Five tips to organizing your Wedding Brain

Congratulations! You have found the man of your dreams and he asked you to be his wife! Now what? Where do you start? Bridal Show? Wedding Magazines? Pinterest? With so many planing options out there today it takesIt is hard to stay focus on the reason why your getting married with a never ending task list.

Step #1 Show me the Money!
Long are the days of tradition when the “Bride’s family paid for the wedding”. Talking about money is never easy, but it is crucial step in the wedding planning process. Sit down with both sets of parents and discuss the budget and your vision. This will help you narrow down your choices of venues Take care of this ASAP so that you can start planning for the wedding you can afford.

Step #2 Guest who’s coming to dinner?

Your guest list will be dictated by your budget and will assist you in choosing your venue and vendors.

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When creating your guest list think about who in your lives you would want present on your Wedding Day.  Create a must invite list first with your closet family and friends.  These are the people that mean the most to you.  Cut guest that you haven’t spoken with in over a year, eliminate co-workers, second cousins, etc.  Everyone will want to be invited but not everyone is a VIP on this day.

Step #3-So, When is the big day?
The number one question after you tell your engagement story is When’s the big day? Finding the perfect wedding date can be overwhelming. Here are a few key things to consider: season and time, budget, destination, schedules, venue and vendor availability. Then choose 2-3 dates in case your preferred dates are not available.

Step #4  What’s your wedding style?
Step away from Pinboard! With so many beautiful weddings on Pinterest how do you know your wedding style?HELBR309_

Are you Classic? City Chic? Vintage? or Rustic? Your wedding style should be determined by your personal styles; from the way you dress, decorate your home to your passions. Who you are couple should be visible in the details throughout your wedding day

Step #5  Choose your Dream Team
View More: http://brimcdanielphotography.pass.us/angelicapaulweddingChoosing the right vendor can be tricky, so where do you start? Referrals are the best research you can do.  Talk to your friends (especially if they’ve been married recently). Personal referrals are the best. Browse through local blogs, magazines & wedding directories for advice and inspiration. Once you have researched and narrowed down your choices make an appointment with at least two vendors per category to help you compare. It is very important that you not only like their portfolio you also like them on a personal level. You need to have a team that you trust with the most important day of your life!

Bonus-Book your Vendors in the following order:

Ceremony Location
Reception Venue
Wedding Planner
Photographer
Catering if not provided by the venue
Entertainment
Stationary/Invitations
Designer {Floral & Decor}
Rentals

I hope these steps will help ease your “Wedding Brain” and get you focused. Remember to take some time out from planning to stay connected to your fiance and remember the reason why your getting married.

The next stop is  Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography  on Irene Tyndale Events’s Blog Leap! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

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1.  Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events
2. Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography
3.  Corianne Elizabeth at  Corianne Elizabeth Makeup
4.LeiLani Golden at Elle Golden Photography

XOXO,

Irene

Chief Event Officer

 

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Marry Me Monday: Meet our Lead Floral Designer

Robin Smith | Lead Floral Designer
Robin Smith | Lead Floral Designer

Robin was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and her love of events stretches back to a childhood filled with accompanying her grandmother to society parties, weddings, and formal dinners.  A passion for performance and theater developed in her early years and she settled in Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue theatrical training.  In Los Angeles, Robin began working in event and wedding floral design collaborating with some of the top names in the event design world for nearly a decade. A move back to the East Coast has provided Robin with the opportunity to design events in the south that are distinctive, innovative, and personal.  She prides herself on crafting one-of-a-kind occasions that are both client focused and timeless.


Get to know Robin 

Favorite holiday: New Years, I love the idea of a ceremonial “reset” button. It means you’re never stuck with a situation you don’t want to be in. It might be tough (or seem impossible sometimes) but you always have the opportunity to do something differently.

Can’t live without: Being creative. I’ll sacrifice a lot of things to make sure I can do something creative every single day. Hidden talent: I trained for voice classically for over 10 years. That may make it not so hidden though. I’m also unexpectedly excellent at Cards Against Humanity. I could eat this daily: In a world where there was no heartburn, cholesterol, or weight gain, I would Korean barbecue every single day.

Typical day-off: It’s not as glamorous as one might think: I get up, make tea (in a vintage orange tea pot), and sit down to write emails and create proposals. My cats will try to thwart work by sitting on the keyboard and my brain will try to thwart it by wanting to be outside. I buckle down and get it done though! An event week is very different: I wake up early early to either retrieve product from the airport (that’s been flown in from New Zealand, South America, Israel, Holland, or California) or get to a local wholesaler to get the best product. That product is then all processed (cut, thorns stripped, leaves removed, etc) and then over a period of several days is coaxed into the perfect bloom and subsequently arranged for an event.

Event Day: Is hectic: loading vehicles, corralling staff, fighting traffic, unloading everything into elevators that don’t want to work or stairs that seem to go on forever. Once everything is in place, we wait a few hours until the event is done, and then we break it all down, pack it all up, and start all over again the next time. It’s completely worth it though: nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a beautiful bride thrilled with her beautiful room.

Perfect vacation: a mix of relaxation, exotic locale, and adventure seeking. I’d like to go to Bali and stay in one of those huts over the Pacific for a few days and then go on to somewhere like Cambodia to see Angor Wat and trek through the jungles.

 

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New Year…New Services…

Although 2015 is here and we are so excited about everything we have coming up this year, I do not want to forget about all the blessings that 2014 brought us!  We at Irene Tyndale Events want to take the time to thank everyone who was a part of such a great year, and also to recap a little of all that happened.

Irene Tyndale Events Team & Partnerships

In August of 2014, Shelby Conner was added to the team as an assistant and has since then been promoted to Day-of Coordinator and Social Media Content Manager.  With a degree in Business Management and a minor in English, Shelby has experience in social media and a lot of passion for weddings and events.  Just before the year was coming to a close, Avia Shelton joined the Irene Tyndale Team as an intern.  In addition to the growth of our event planning team, 2014 also brought many new exciting partnerships.  Robin Smith is now our Lead Floral Designer.  She holds quite the impressive resume from her time spent collaborating with some of the top names in the event design world in places like Los Angeles and New York.  We were also excited to bring on Abbria McWhite as our Wedding Stylist.  From fashion blogger to magazine editor, Abbria is a style expert who can guide any bride in any walk of life to her dream day.

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Be a Guest at your own event!

Looking Ahead to 2015

  • Invitations!  We could not be more pleased to offer you Simply Personal Invitations as one of our services.  Simply Personal is where custom art marries creative design.  From Save the Date’s to cocktail napkins, Simply Personal will provide you with a custom product that you will absolutely fall in love with.  Head over to our Design Matrix to start creating today!
  • February 18th, 5:30pm, Say “I Do” in Cobb at the Hilton Atlanta-Marietta Conference Center.  If you have not yet heard about this wonderful event, look no further!  Say “I Do” is the event for brides, grooms and their families looking for new bridal trends, inspiration and planning information in an intimate setting.  The show will include live entertainment, a fantastic bridal fashion display, inspirational tablescapes and wonderful prizes.  The first 100 Brides that attend will receive a fabulous mywedding.com “swag bag” with great gifts and prizes from the sponsors and vendors.  RSVP at sayidoincobb.com today!
  • March 29th, 1:00pm, Behind the Veil & Bowtie at the Westside Cultural Arts Center-Behind the Veil will offer Brides-to-Be an exclusive opportunity to define their bridal style with the help of Atlanta’s finest bridal and beauty professionals. While Brides & their bridesmaids are being pampered Behind the Bowtie will be be offering Grooms-to-be advice on tuxedos, honeymoon planning and much more.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit behindtheveilatl.com.

Keep Calm & Read Our Blogs

  • AtlantaGrooms.comAlmost every young girl reads about princesses and dreams of a wedding day where her fairytale will finally come true.  And when that day comes, boy is she determined to make it happen—down to the last perfect detail!  In the realm of weddings there is so much focus on the Belle of the ball (which there has every right to be), but what happened to the Beast?  He is the one after all, in most stories anyway, who swoops in and saves the day!  This blog is dedicated to you, the Groom—the other half of the story that doesn’t always get told.  We at Irene Tyndale Events are here to prep you on everything from the “Will you?” to the “I do,” and all that lies between and happily ever after.   Launching on Monday, February 2, 2015
  • The Wedding SpecialistA few months ago I had an idea, I wanted to create a blog that provided inspiration, ideas and advice for engaged couples from a variety of experts.  Over the years we have worked with some amazingly talented wedding professionals and in December I invited a handful to guest blog on The Wedding Specialist Blog.  Every Tuesday starting on February 3rd we will feature a guest blogger who will share their professional advice and creative ideas to engaged couples planning their Georgia Wedding.  Each expert will post for the blog on a monthly basis, covering everything from beauty and fashion trends, floral and styling inspiration, planning and etiquette advice to photography tips.

Coming soon: IT Events YouTube Channel!  Get ready to have unlimited access to all the expertise that Irene Tyndale Events has to offer.

Thank you in advance for choosing Irene Tyndale Events to dot your i’s & cross your t’s.

XOXO,

Irene

Chief Event Officer

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