Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 is coming to an end...

"OMG.... where has the year went"
These are the words being muttered everywhere. Brides are finding that they are running out of time in preparation of their Spring Wedding in 2011.
Here are a few tips to help you get organized and ready to hit the aisle:

Check and make sure your guest list is ready: to many times we think it is ready to go and all of a sudden you forgot about addresses

Check with your Venue: Go ahead and call them up and make sure you and they have done everything that is needed to make sure your Wedding Day is perfect. Sometimes little details can be missed in the beginning of your planning that need your attention now

These are just a couple tips to help you stay on track with your wedding planning. If in doubt it is never to late to contact Party Planners Plus to help pull all the details together for you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

2011 Bride's Seminar

Party Planners Plus is proud to bring you the 2011 Bride's Seminar.

2011 is going to be a bigger year than last for Weddings. Brides are smarter than ever, (not that they were never smart) but they are researching more and finding exactly where to spend the budget money. Our Seminar will help teach you what you need to know before hiring the perfect vendor and making sure the services you contract for is what you need and want.
Join us for an afternoon of education and fun!
Goody Bags for all Brides and Guest
$18.00 each person
March 6, 2011
Heritage Golf Club
Hilliard Ohio

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Party Planners Plus.....Some Of Our Weddings in 2010

Wow, our Wedding Season is starting to slow down for the year. We all need a small break to gear up for 2011 and 2012 brides. Remember to contact us to set up your Free Consultation so that your Wedding becomes part of our Calendar for next year. Check our Website at for Specials going on now and take advantage of our No Interest Payment Plans.

Enjoy some photos of some of our 2010 Brides...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gearing up for the next Bride's Seminar

OK, so I loved doing the first Bride's Seminar and I have had so many positive responses that I am ready to get started on the next one.

Help me out by letting me know your interest in attending or donating to the Goody Bags (the last Goody Bags were great)

Go to my website at and click on the Seminar page. Fill out the form and send it to me. Add a little note and tell me what month and day works best for you along with answering the other questions.

I will post again soon about it.

Hopefully I will be posting updated information and pictures here in the near future now that I have a short time off. Sorry to all the Bride's I turned down for June and July, but I just needed a little time off with family and friends this summer. I am scheduling for 2011 and 2012 already so please email for a consultation from my website page.

Take care,


Be Kind to the Bride...she can't predict the weather!

Wow.....what a May it has been!
May weddings are behind me now and I will miss all of my couples.
Heat played a big part of the weddings in May, we are in Ohio so you never know what the weather will bring.

Last Saturday, the 29th of May was so hot and Erika and Matthew had an outside ceremony at a local Park at the Gazebo. The day was beautiful no rain in sight, but the heat was horrible.
The bride held up wonderfully and never complained....the guest, little different story.

When a Bride plans her wedding day, she decides on the month, the day and the time. She goes out of her way to make sure her guest will have the very best she can afford for them. Predicting the weather is one thing she can not do. She can pray and hope for rain to hold off for her outside ceremony, but always have a plan "B". When it comes to cold or heat hopefully the guest will dress the part.

Here is a short list of "DO NOT DO THIS" at an outside wedding no matter how hot or cold you may be.

1. DO NOT......complain because it is cold or hot, DO wear layers so that you are more comfortable. If it is cold, wear your coat, hat, mittens and scarf.
If it is hot, wear cloths that will breath. So many dresses out there now that are so adorable with just a little pair of sandals. Pack a bottle of water...just in case the bride does not provide it at the ceremony.

2. DO NOT......move the chairs. The Bride has worked very hard to line these things up just perfect. Most of the time she may not of seen the set-up beforehand because she hired a Planner/Coordinator to do this and is excited to see the outcome when she walks down the aisle.
When you arrive if you can not be in the sun seek out the Planner or Coordinator or a member of the brides family and ask if you could be in some shade and out of direct sunlight. Let them provide the chair for you so that they can adjust the seating.

3. DO NOT.....complain! If you feel you must, do it quietly so that other guest do not hear you. Trust me it gets back to the Bride and her family. Do you really want your 15 to 30 min. of being slightly uncomfortable to make the Bride cry because you were not in air conditioning.
Bring along a hand fan in case the bride does not already have them on the chairs for her guest. It is always hard to judge the weather in April and May and if budgets are tight, that may be an expense that she can not afford.

4. DO NOT......forget your umbrella! No matter what the weather man or woman says there is always that risk of a sprinkle or worse yet downpour at an outside event.

Be smart at weddings you attend. The invitation will let you know if the wedding is inside or outside and by being prepared not only will you enjoy the will the Bride by knowing her guest were there to share in the happy day.

Till next time,


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sign up for the 2010 Bride's Seminar

We have lowered the price for the Bride's Seminar
Brides: $16.00 each
Guest: $16.00 each
Sign up before April 19, 2010 for the discount at
You must register to attend

Sunday, March 14, 2010

2010 Bride's Seminar Update

We are so excited at Party Planners Plus to bring this Seminar to Brides and their guest(s).
The Goody Bag Vendors are so generous with the contributions they are sending and Brides and guest alike will be receiving a Goody Bag full of samples, information and discounts.
We are now taking reservations for the seminar! Just go to our Website at to sign up.
Mention our blog and receive 10% off, but hurry this will not last long.
(when signing up on the website mention "Party Planners Plus Blogspot sent me"
to get your 10% off)

Bring your Questions with you to ask the Professionals, there will be a Q&A at the end!
Space is limited so email today to

A Big Thank You to all the vendors participating to help make this a Seminar to remember!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 Bride's Seminar

Please read and call or email to sign up!

2010 Bride’s Seminar
When: April 25, 2010
Where: Heritage Golf Club, (Host) 3525 Heritage Club Dr Hilliard Ohio 43026
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $30.00 Bride and $20.00 per guest
Visit or call 614-394-7344 for more information and to sign up for the Bride's Seminar

Party Planners Plus is proud to present some of the best vendors in Central Ohio

Heritage Golf Club
JT Michaels Entertainment
Artistic Captures
An Occasional Florist
Cakes of Elegance
Eye Candy Cosmetics
Hair by “Alicia”
How Inviting ltd
Miriam Brown (614) 898-0900
Connie Duglin Linens
She Said Yes! Bridal & Formal

As you begin your journey through the maze of overcrowded bridal shows and stacks of magazines, you will begin to have questions. It can be overwhelming! You are invited to a Seminar organized to answer all of your questions, ease your stress and have fun while doing it. You will be introduced to some of the best Vendors that will take you from “I will” to “I Do”.
Brides will receive a three ring Binder full of information and forms to begin this breathtaking journey. Everyone including your Guest will receive a “Goody Bag” full of great samples and discounts from local and Internet Vendors. So come join us for a great lunch prepared by Heritage Golf Club and a day full of information and fun.
Goody Bags Vendors
Bare Escentuals
Wired Up!
Save the Date Originals
Neoteric Expressions
Belle Jardine Seating Charts
The Painted House & More
Every Event Elegant
Invitations with Personality /
Take it Personally by Christine
Custom Wedding Details
& so much more!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bride Seminar

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to let everyone know that Party Planners Plus is getting ready to hold a Bride Seminar!!!

If any Bride's are interested in signing up (before all of the details are worked out or if you should have any questions feel free to contact me through and click on the contact page.

The Seminar will be a 5 hour Class on everything you need to know about planning your wedding. There will speakers from every group of vendors such as Photographer, Cake, Florist, Venue, DJ, Caterer, Hair and Make-up along with hopefully a Small Bridal Gown Show (still working on the details on that)

Each Bride and her guest will receive a Goody Bag full of samples and discounts.
Each Bride will receive a 3 ring Binder to help keep her organized as the planning process continues throughout the months before her wedding.
So much is being planned and you do not want to miss it!

Along with everything a light lunch is being planned and demonstrations.
You will get to have one on one with the vendors unlike you do at a Bridal Show. Please remember this is not a Bridal Show it is a seminar for you to learn what you need to have to pull off one of the Biggest Days Of Your Life.

Cost of the Seminar is being worked will be very affordable!!!
Let me know if you will be interested in attending because I see this filling up fast.
Each Seminar will only be for 25 Brides plus one guest ( I may rethink the guest, because I know every bride has her mom and best friends that they would love to share the day with. Let me know your thoughts on this...who would you want to bring?)

More on the Seminars will be coming soon!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Congratulations you just got engaged!!! Now what?

The Holidays are past now and so many engagements happened over the Christmas holiday leaving future brides asking the question "what do I do now".
As a Wedding Planner I should be saying "Girl get busy", but instead I am saying
"take a few deep breaths, enjoy the moment and pick a day where you both can sit down and truly talk about what you both want".

Pick a date that you both agree on, dates that are memorable to the both of you (this will make it easier for him to remember your anniversary ladies) such as first date, first kiss or the first time you said I love you to each other.

Figure out what you both are comfortable spending on your wedding, who will help contribute.
Think of where you want your ceremony and reception to be. Should it reflect who you are? Couples today are making big statements in the way they are getting married. Most brides still want a Church Ceremony and a Country Club Reception, others are going for the ceremony and reception in the same venue not only to help cut cost, but to have more of a large Party than a traditional reception.

Start with a summary of guest you would like to invite, feel free to put them all on paper, but be prepared to narrow it down. Weddings for 2010 are forecast to be smaller and more intimate. Brides are learning if they want a more lavish wedding, then the guest list has to be cut. We talked about this in a past post how much you can save by taking off just ten (10) guest, think about what you can do when you subtract thirty (30). Believe it or not girls size does matter.

Have fun planning in the first few months of your engagement, it is such an exciting time. If you find that you are becoming to stressed a Planner can help with all the details while allowing you the fun of picking colors, choosing themes and finding the perfect dress.

For a free consultation visit our website for more information at