Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2011 Bride's Choice Award....I WON!!!

Thanks to all the many Brides who helped me acheive this Award.

Yes.....I am doing the HAPPY DANCE....join in

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Finding the right Jewelery for Your Wedding

ON SALE Classic White 3pc Bridal SetON SALE White Cluster Pearl and Crystal Necklace for Your Special DayON SALE Swarovski Crystal Disco Sparkle EarringsON SALE Alissa Bridal Collection - WhiteON SALE Fancy Pearl Earrings with a touch of GreenON SALE Bridesmaids Gift - Bracelet and Earrings - Customize your favorite colors on your special dayON SALE Lilac Alexandrite and Silver Chinese Crystal 2pc SetON SALE Black Organza Hair ClipsON SALE Navy and Ivory Chunky Illusion NecklaceON SALE Yellow Aventurine Asymmetrical NecklaceON SALE Sabby Chic Sage and Ivory NecklaceON SALE Purple Pansy EarringsON SALE Pink Calla Lily EarringsON SALE Wire Wrapped Swarovski Crystal Baroque EarringsON SALE Golden Purple Elegance

Wanted to let you in on some fantastic Wedding Jewelery. DesignsByShauna on Esty makes every piece and she can customize whatever you need. Think of it this for your Wedding Party couldn't be easier.

Visit Shauna at the 2011 Bride's Seminar
March 6, 2011 at the Heritage Golf Club in Hilliard Ohio where she will have some of her great pieces with her and be taking custom orders.
Click on her link below to see more of her great pieces.

Nora McCoy
Wedding/Event Planner
Party Planners Plus
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What a Cute Gift for the Bride and Groom

Vintage Bride Groom forks silver plated flatware wedding cake forks with just married cake topper Eternally Yours pattern by beachhouseliving etsy 
Hi Everyone
I just ran across these and wanted to share. This is such a cute set for a Wedding Present.
I found them on Esty for $48.00 from Beach House Living

Valentines Day silverware Hearts silver plate forks by  beachhouseliving  on etsy

Then there is this super cute set for only $22.50
Check out the site at the link below

Nora McCoy
Wedding/Event Planner
Party Planners Plus

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Party Planners Plus Announces A Day Of Coordination Give-Away Contest on Facebook!

A Day Of Coordination Package Give-Away.....Imagine getting to have a Day Of Coordination Package for FREE!!! For Your Wedding Day!!! Here is how to enter: You must fan my FB Page to enter (also to vote) Post a picture of you and your fiance on my Fan Page in the Photo Section. Include your: Names, Wedding Date, City and Zip Code and How he or she asked you to marry them...give some details to get fans to vote for you. You must post by January 31, 2011 to enter. Voting will start when your picture is posted and ends on February 12, 2011. That is four(4) weeks your friends and family of FB will have to vote for your picture and rally all of their friends and family on FB to vote for you. Everyone must be a fan in order to vote or the vote will not count. (Only one vote from each FB fan please) They simply comment on your photo and you have a vote! You must be getting married within 30 miles of Columbus Ohio to enter. (in case your date is not available for Day of Coordination Package, Party Planners Plus will  give a Wedding Details Package up to eight (8) hours please see website under packages at for package details.) The Second and Third Place Winners will receive a FREE PASS to the 2011 Bride's Seminar on March 6, 2011. So get those pictures posted and let everyone you know who is engaged or planning a Renewal of Vows to enter. (In case of a tie voting will be extended for 48 hours for First, Second and Third Place. Anyone can vote so let's get started...Good Luck!

Go to  this link to enter or to vote

Monday, January 17, 2011

Don't forget to Register for the 2011 Bride"s Seminar

Just wanted to put out a reminder to all the Ohio Brides to get registered for the 2011 Bride's Seminar!

    2011 Bride's Seminar
March 6, 2011
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Heritage Golf Club
3525 Heritage Club Drive
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
$18.00 per person

Party Planners Plus is proud to bring you our Second Annual Brides Seminar

As you begin your journey through the maze of over crowded 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 in Central Ohio that will take you from "I Will" to "I Do". You will have the chance to ask questions of all the vendors and not feel obligated.
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, information and discounts from Local and Internet Vendors.

Style Show by The Wedding Plantation

So come join us for a great lunch prepared by Heritage Golf Club and a day full of information and fun.

Below is a list of current vendors, with many more to come!

Our Vendors

Heritage Golf Club
JT Michaels Entertainment
Artistic Captures by Selena
An Occasional Florist
Eye Candy Cosmetics
Hair by "Alicia"
How Inviting, ltd
Miriam Brown(Harpist)
The Wedding Plantation, Dresses
Colleen Barta, Alterations
Scrumpious Crumbs
Holiday Inn, Columbus
Hope to see you there,

Nora McCoy
Wedding/Event Planner
Party Planners Plus

Fun Wedding Sites

Remember when you were a little girl and you played with Barbie? You would spend hours dressing her up for dates with Ken. Countless hours are spent planning your Wedding Day now so I wanted to bring a little bit of fun into the mix for you.

I found a website called Fashion Games 4U this site is a blast to look around and you may find yourself playing a few games while your at it. (they have some free ones)
Everything from dressing up to make up to nail art to anything girlish. Take a quick break from your planning and the stress and play around with a few gamesJust Fashion
again the website is

Sweet Pring WeddingAnother one that looks to be fun is
It looks like a mixture of all sorts of fun games such as Bridal Couple Dress Up, Wedding Nail Design, and many more .
Have fun searching for different things to take your mind a little away from the planning and stress and around a little with some of the fun stuff. Wedding Planners Orders
If you find that the stress of planning your Wedding is starting to interfere with the fun stuff you should be doing after getting engaged such as being with friends or just being with each other a Wedding Planner can be your best friend and help relieve some if not all of the confusion of me...let's chat

Monday, January 10, 2011

Planning the Cost of Your Wedding

Photography by: Artistic Captures by Selena

We never want to face it, but the day comes when you have to decide a Budget for your Wedding.
It's true....every Bride dreads it. Here is a website that can help you figure out what it is going to cost you to put on the Wedding you want.
Look at the numbers and decide, can I afford this?
You start by putting in your Zip Code, easy enough right. This is what I found out when I did it.
For the Zip Code 43026 (Hilliard Ohio)

"On average, US couples spend $19,581 for their wedding. However, the majority of couples spend between $14,686 and $24,476. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring. Understanding wedding cost now can help you with your wedding budget later."

For a Professional Wedding Planner in the 43026 Zip Code

"On average, couples that live in or travel to Columbus, OH spend between $1,468 and $2,446 for Planner/Consultant > Full Service.

You should expect to pay, on average, between $2,936 and $3,914+ when choosing well-experienced professionals.

Average based on spending of other brides and grooms not wedding vendor prices. Spending and prices can vary widely"

The list goes on and on and you can calculate your entire wedding. As you can see the price of a Wedding Planner varies in our town. Party Planners Plus tries to make sure every Bride can afford to fit a Planner into the budget by offering "NO INTEREST MONTHLY PAYMENTS"
Visit our Website for Package Prices or we can create a Package just for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through our Website at

Party Planners Plus has a FB Page

I finally did it.....Party Planners Plus has a Facebook Page.
Please visit and "LIKE IT" for me and feel free to ask any questions on it as long as they are Wedding or Party Related.!/pages/Party-Planners-Plus/264538908107?v=wall

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Remember to Register for the 2011 Bride's Seminar

2010 Bride's Seminar Image by
Artistic Captures by Selena
Just a reminder, the 2011 Bride's Seminar is coming up soon...
March 6, 2011
The Heritage Golf Club
Hilliard Ohio
Register at and to get more information.

This is not a Bridal Show this is a Bride's Seminar full of information, learning and fun. Seats are limited so register early.

Style Show by Wedding Plantation

Thinking About Your Venue

Photographer; Artistic Captures by Selena
       Selecting Your Venue

Picking the right venue takes time and effort. Knowing what you want and what you can afford will be a task every Bride and Groom must tackle. I hope to help you in deciding what will fit your personality as well as guest count and budget.

Think about what you both like to do such as Hobbies, Art, Collections, Movies, Dancing and Games.

Think where you would like to have the Venue, indoors or outdoors. In a Downtown  or Small Suburb area. Do you want your venue to be close to Hotels and Attractions.  Brides and Grooms pick this for convenience for not only themselves, but for guest as well. 

Photographer; Artistic Captures by Selena

Wooded Area
Would you like a Wooded area secluded from the city or a Barn Reception out in the middle of nowhere. How about a Country Club or Large Hotel where guest can stay afterwards. The sky is the limit when picking out what type of Venue you would like to have even an Airport Hanger is used for Receptions. I had a couple do their departure on a plan flying over the lights of Downtown Columbus. All the guest were amazed and excited to see them depart the the Reception.

Golf Clubs are another option to look at. Some are secluded away from all the noise and traffic and offer packages to the Bride and Groom containing Menu and Bar, Chair Covers and Table Linens.

Hotels are a choice Brides make because of the ease of having the room to get dressed in and to come back to when the day is done. They offer packages to include everything from Menu to Cake....DJ/MC to Photographer. These can be a bit pricey, and some of the packages may not fit your budget. It is a good idea to meet with the Hotel and discuss what you would like to have or have your Wedding Planner do this beforehand and give you the details of what they can do for you.

Gantz Park

 Outside Weddings in a Gazebo...every Brides dream. Receptions under white tents with the lights and music. Oh and don't forget the bugs, rain and depending on the time of year cold and heat. I'm not trying to discourage this, but want to make sure before you start dreaming of an Outdoor Reception, remember there can be more cost with one. I love outside ceremonies. Maybe think about having your ceremony outside and your reception inside with an area to be outside if need be. 
Parks are abundant in the United States!!! That's the good news, bad news...they have started charging so always check with the Park to make sure your date is available and pay the deposit so that it is saved for you  on your Wedding Day.

Brides are focusing more on Family and Close Friends in 2011. Casual Elegance is what I refer to this as. 
Photography by: Artistic Captures by Selena
Finding a Barn can be the hard part unless you already have one. Transforming the structure into a Reception can be the easy part. Long tables of white linens with centerpieces made from glass jars. Comfort food served family style along with a small band and you are set for a Party....except never forget all the other things you will need to pull this off. Everybody has to use the bathroom, so you will need to make sure there is enough Port-a-Pots to go around and put in a place not to far, but hidden out of site...unless you can find some really cute out-houses to rent. Electricity for lighting may also need to be found as some old barns do not already have it . I would never discourage this, I love Barn Weddings. Just knowing what is needed to pull this type of Reception off is critical to the event running smoothly for you and your guest.

Golf Club at Muirfield

I hope I have given you a few options to think about as you begin to look for your Reception Venue.
A Wedding Planner will have loads of information and contacts to choose from and will help fit your wants and needs to a Venue that will be perfect for your Wedding Day.
Planning such an Event can be very time consuming and stressful. If you would like to set up an appointment for your free consultation please go to my website at

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

2010 surely was a year for ups and downs in the Wedding Market and for the Brides and Grooms planning their events.

2011 is already looking to be a better year in some sense of the word. Here is my take on what to look for in the begining of 2011 for Wedding Trends.

Look for 2011 Brides to be more aware of what they will be spending on their Wedding Dress

Watch for more metallic again, but with a more toned down look with a matching color such as....Metallic Copper as the accent color with lighter browns and navy's

More and More Comfort Foods are already being talked about. Family Style wins big with Small Weddings under 100 guest

Small centerpieces, some with just a flower or two to add color (some brides are giving this up to put towards a Wedding Planner, Photographer, Florist or Transportation.

Nora McCoy

Wedding/Event Planner

Party Planners Plus

Centerpiece by An Occasional Florist for Christine and Bens Wedding at the Country Club at Muirfield