According to Forbes The 10 Most Stressful Jobs In 2016 event coordinators for which wedding planners are included is the 5th most stressful job in America.
Thank you to Choco Studio for the picture above! Congratulations on your engagement! Now, what? If I were you, I’d hire a professional wedding planner.
In the case of the people working on your wedding a lot.
This week has been strange, I have been asked Why Do You Still Do This? About planning weddings and producing networking events for my colleagues.
Few things in life are more personal than a wedding. Recently I've noticed a shift in couples; they fall into one of two categories; I call them “The Model Home Wedding” and “The Family Home Wedding.
I get asked this question daily. Particularly here in the San Francisco Bay area where I’m based.
I covered the past 25 years; it’s time to look ahead. I asked myself, what would a wedding look like in 2041? Essentially like weddings do now because weddings today are not that different from weddings of the past.
After this last remembrance blog, we are back to the future.
My second cancer diagnosis was much harder. The treatments were longer, and required more surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
I don’t share my personal life often. Primarily because keeping my work and personal life separate is easier for my clients.
The Kardashian’s and their ilk influence weddings. There I said it.
What do you need for a wedding? I get that question almost every day.
People will have a wedding no matter what. Why, because love will not be denied its day.
January 2016 marked 25 years for my business. It is hard to believe that it has been that long.
Out in the wide world of weddings, the most common term for complete wedding planning is Full Service.
There is a term in the wedding planning vocabulary that I dislike; actually, I hate it.
My job as a wedding planner is like being a guide in the wedding wilderness.
Wedding professionals should not expect tips, but somewhere along the way it has become expected.
Let’s talk more about the function of the wedding venue, precisely how to function when the wedding and reception are in two different locations.
Now you know how to choose a venue that will accommodate all your guests and the needed service staff, let’s talk about how to use the space.
“Form ever follows function.” Louis Sullivan, an American architect believed the style of architecture should reflect its purpose.
As a wedding planner, I know better than most how frustrating and costly it is when guests don’t respond, say they are coming but don’t come; or RSVP for one person but bring three.
Is it possible to have too much information? Yes, especially if that information is mediocre or flat out wrong.
You love your grandparents but do you want their wedding? Wouldn’t you rather have a wedding unique to you and your fiancé? Something old can be new again.
For our purposes, the dictionary defines trend as: Noun The general course or prevailing tendency; the trend of events Style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
Once upon a time in the land of wedding planning there was a time when there was no Pinterest.
As an engaged couple, should you care if your wedding planner has won awards? Good question.
According to the dictionary Perfect is defined as follows: Conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type: a perfect sphere.
Experts say the “new” engaged couples are the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) generation and that I should be worried.
One of the first questions I am asked by couples is “Where are you located?” I find it curious because where I am physically plays a very small role in whether or not I’m the right wedding planner for them.
Or Why was Cinderella right? By Gwen Helbush, cwc, President, Where To Start, Wedding Management Why are you a wedding planner? Weddings are old fashioned and out of date.
What are the four biggest trends shaping the wedding industry today?
We were excited to have Bridget and Karl’s wedding featured on the Wedding Wire blog.
Who Goes Rustic? Couples who choose rustic and vintage looks run the gamut, professional planners say, but share a desire for a wedding that feels warm and welcoming.
Armed with a wealth of online data about wedding options and pricing, brides today are challenging professional planners to justify every penny of the bridal budget.
We were honored to have our work for Lindsay and Matt’s wedding featured on
My gut tells me that my blog needs to speak my truth, the things I don’t tell my clients, that I keep to myself. My Plannertude.
Where To Start is more than the company name - it is my process.
Bay Area Wedding Coordinator Receives Industry Award Gwen Helbush, CWC of Where to Start, Wedding Management, and Karl Heitz, CSEP, DMCP of the AXS Group, were awarded an International Special Event Society (ISES) Esprit Award for their collaboration on the “Oak Trees and Grapevine” wedding held during the 2013 calendar year.