Royal Wedding Today

Was everyone on the Eastern Coast up at 4 am to start watching the preparation for the Royal Wedding?  Insane right?  But for many viewers that could not be on the streets of London watching it live or one of the invites at the church, watching it in your PJ’s from the comfort of your bed with your tea or coffee to stay awake was just as good.

What a simple yet elegant dress Kate wore.  Sara Burton of Alexander McQueen was the designer.  That must have been a hard secret to keep for so long. Here are some pictures of the dress she wore:

Royal Wedding: A Day in PhotosCatherine Middleton waves as she arrives at Westminster Abbey for her marriage to Britain?s Prince William, in central London April 29, 2011.Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton walk to the altar at Westminster Abbey in London during their Royal Wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011.

27 Miracles will be sure to have some Royalty Weddings of their own in the upcoming months( although that is what we tell all our brides, the day that they get  married it is their day to shine and they are the Royal Couple….

Enjoy the rest of the Royal Wedding Day it is nice to be able to watch it on TV or via the internet for those of us that could not be on the streets of London watching or one of the invited guests….we can certainly watch it through the media.

Remember your wedding day should be everything you dreamed of….

I Want a Royal Wedding!!!

There is no doubt the excitement for the Royal Wedding is upon us. Everywhere you look someone is having a Royal Tea Party in honor of the event.  Then there are the fairytale weddings.  ” I want a Royal Wedding” said a bride to me most recently.  She asked me how she can have that beautiful type of wedding.  We at 27 Miracles can plan a beautiful wedding for you, even if the budget is not at the standard of royal family.  What is most important is not to copy what they have, but to bring your own flair of what royalty means to you, because regardless if you are having a beach wedding or a wedding fit for a queen, at the end of the day it is the two people who fell in love that matter.

royal wedding 2011

What we do not want our couples to fall in to is the mismanagement of financial priorities when planning a wedding.  Sadly we see many brides book their wedding at  very exclusive hotels in town.  Hotels that speak of luxury when the name is mentioned.  But at the tune of 150 ++ per person and estimated 130 guests( as one bride recently had)  attending there has to be  sufficient budget to encompass the payments for such luxury.  What happens is that the deposit is made, the wedding fast approaches, but the bride does not have any vendors.  These high-end locations as well as many other locations in town require that you have certified professionals, who have a business license and liability insurance before they can work in their venue. The hotels usually have a list of preferred vendors as well that fit this criteria, however some of these vendors will be your top of the line vendors and they come with a top of the line price. 

One bride came to me 3 months before the wedding without any vendors.  She wanted us to help her on the day of the wedding plus help her to obtain the rest of her vendors; floral, dj, photo and video and a limo to get her from the ceremony to the reception.  Well,  most days that is not a difficult task for a planner at 27 Miracles or any other coordination company when you work with good professionals that you can refer to at any given time if they are available.  The clincher, all those vendors for $2,000.  WHAT??? Yes, I said $2000!!!   This also is to include our services at 27 Miracles.  This means that if we split each of our cost she would like everyone to work for about $330 dollars each.  Hmm…I will speak for our company and say that means that for 20 -25 hours of preparing for the day of  service, plus the 12-16 hours of work the day of the rehearsal and the day of the wedding.   The planner would have worked 25 hours plus 16 total of 41 hours  and would have made $8.04 per hour, spent probably $20 dollars in gas to get to the location between the two days, and  still has to pay an assistant or two.  Wow?  Oh and since the location charges $75 dollars for a vendor meal, the vendors would all have to provide their own meals, but not sure how that would be possible since they cannot bring outside food into the venue and they cannot leave the property because the bride wants to make sure nothing is missed on that all important date.

The moral of this story: 27 Miracles can perform Miracles within reason and God’s help, but we have to be realistic!!! Don’t buy a million dollar mansion and then forget that you have to furnish the house!  Meaning, if you have a budget of $25,000 dollars, do yourself a favor and hire a planner that will help you to be able to budget your spending and get you more for your money than if you tried to plan on your own.  At the end of the day the money that you paid the planner shows itself in multiple savings and stress relief on that important day!

If you are having a Royal Wedding, a beach Wedding or just a good old-fashioned wedding regardless of what your style is and your budget, think of what all your needs and wants are and if you are not sure consult a professional who will help you, but don’t buy a mansion and have it sit empty for lack of finances to buy furniture.

Happy Anniversary Ana and Jay 4/17/10

Ana and Jay have been married for 21 years.  Last year they decided to have the wedding of their dreams that they never had.  It was a wedding full of memories from the guests flying in from Cape Verde and Boston, to the surprise horse and carriage that awaited the bride with their beautiful daughter bringing the rings.  Their were special toasts, special dances and songs dedicated to the bride and groom.  All in all a beautiful day of love after 20 years of marriage.  Today they celebrate 21 years together and 27 Miracles wants to wish Ana and Jay many more years together!

Ever Wonder What The Cost of a Wedding Planner Is?

We at 27 Miracles get calls daily and emails about wanting to hire our services.  We get asked a lot about pricing for different levels of services.  We can meet the majority of our clients’ financial needs but then there are others that we just cannot fit their budget and what we tell them is that is okay.  There is a planner to fit everyone’s needs.  What we explain to the client is simply, by all means obtain a wedding planner even if it is for the day of, assure yourself that they are backed by the Association fo Bridal Consultants( ABC) not that other planners are not good if they do not belong to this Association, but belonging here is like a Dr that is board certified in his specialty.  ABC members are required to maintain certain codes of ethics as well as to keep up with their skills and knowledge through continuing education courses.

Most recently I found this article that talks about what a wedding planner chargers and some of the levels of service that planners offer.

http://weddings.whatitcosts.com/wedding-planner.htm

Enjoy the article…and remember Be a Guest at Your Wedding! Hire a Wedding Planner….whether day of or full service planning, have one there…

Andrew and Diana’s Engagement Session

We are so very excited to be coordinating Andrew and Diana’s wedding.  This happy couple loves to have fun, they are quite the expert travelers and finders of great places to eat.  They decided to incorporate that into their e-session with Bruce Johnson of KBJ Photography, http://kbjphotography.com/index2.php They had a blast in the downtown area with such places as Ceviche Restaurant, a favorite place that they love to eat at http://www.ceviche.com/ Thornton Park was another favorite spot http://downtownorlando.com/life/downtown-orlando-neighborhoods/thornton-park

Check out Some of 27 Miracles New Services

To all our subscribers of our blog and website, if you have not been to our website recently, take a tour.  We have updated a lot of our pages with new services to help you have a succesful event.  Whether you are planning that fairytale Quinceanero, Wedding of Your Dreams, Corporate Event or After Party, or simply looking to that Honeymoon Vacation, we have something for everyone.

I could sit here and list all that we provide but I think by the time I am done I am out of room.  So the best option is to sit back and relax and read the services that we offer, take a tour of our current blogs and past blogs.  You will be amazed at the wealth of information that can be found here to help you in the planning of your event.

Scroll through the top headers of our web page www.27miraclesbyrosie.com and mouse over each one, you will find drop down boxes of many of our services for your convenience.  Some of our newer services include, DJ packages with up lighting, Floral Packages, Creative Design of your  event, Nanny Services for your out-of-town guests and so much more.

Call us today 407-905-5454  for your free initial consultation about our services!!

Quinceanera Where do you Begin to Plan?

Some people who are not of Spanish Heritage may ask , what exactly is a Quinceanera?

It is a Coming Out Party for Latin Girls that are turning 15 years old.  The word Quince means 15 and the word anos( pronounced anyos) means years.

 When your daughter is 2 years away from reaching that big 15, wow what a labor of love it will be to plan one of the most important events in her life!! Hiring a Coordinator to help plan the Quinceanera and implement some of the ideas and planning that is involved will help with the stress that sometimes the parents feel.  27 Miracles has been assisting families to plan Quinceaneras for all the different Hispanic Cultures.  There are so many different traditions these days that are out there.  Some of our parents do not know all of them and some they have seen at other Quinceaneros  and they want to incorporate into their event.  What we tell the parents and the Quinceanera is that it is their day for their daughter to shine, so whatever tradition that they want to incorporate is fine.  We explain to them what the traditions for their country are and then they interject their wishes for what they want to see. 

The process of planning at 27 Miracles incorporates the family tradition, ideas and their overall budget for the event.  Our years of being in the industry allow us the experience and the vendor contacts best suited for this special type of event.  Being of Hispanic heritage also gives us the ability to understand what having a Quinceanera is all about.

See Some examples of Quinceaneros:

 Video by Dan Sweeney of Mega Pixel www.megapixelpro.com

Photography AJ Photography http://www.aj-photography.com/

Hair and makeup by Jose Bethencourt