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Helping you get from wedding woes to wedding bliss one issue at a time! 

 

Wedding Day Staff

Tips on Managing Wedding Day Staff

 

Your wedding day staff should be there to cater to you, not the other way around, but it’s perfectly acceptable to treat the staff to meals and beverages. Still, there are plenty of things you don’t need to do, and things you definitely shouldn’t do, so it may help to establish boundaries. Here are a few suggestions to keep things running smoothly.

 

Allow brief, staggered breaks.

Your staff members should be able to work the few hours it takes to hold a reception without multiple smoke breaks and private phone calls to their significant others, so you shouldn’t allow unnecessarily long breaks if you’ve paid your staff to work for that time. That being said, you aren’t running a sweatshop, so don’t be inhumane and deprive staff of bathroom breaks or time needed to replenish thirst. Instead, allow staggered, short break times during your reception so that service will not be neglected and staff will not be exhausted.

 

Offer light meals.

You don’t have to go overboard with a Kobe steak dinner per employee, but it’s appropriate to offer light meals or snacks for your employees, especially if your reception is held around dinnertime. Speak to your catering company about meal plans for your employees: you could offer simple variations of the meals you supply for your guests at a reduced cost. Or, simply order a few extra plates of hors d’oeuvres! Fed employees are happy employees.

 

Maintain a strict no-alcohol policy.

You can provide staff members with beverages and give them breaks to consume non-alcoholic drinks, but your servers should not be enjoying your open bar. To ensure that your staff provides the best service possible, and for your own safety and security with legal liabilities, do not supply your staff with alcoholic beverages or allow them to consume alcohol during their breaks. Letting your staff booze on the job is inappropriate on multiple levels. If your catering company belongs to a service association, they should abide by a strict code of conduct, so make sure the staff members follow that code.

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Support Breast Cancer and Leave a Legacy

You may be wondering how can I support Breast Cancer and leave a legacy?  27 Miracles got involved with supporting breast cancer organizations back in 2008 as it was something that they believed in supporting.  It became a reality when Adriana, friend or Wedding Planner Rosie Moore, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.  The battle was not an easy one for Adriana as she continued to work and maintain an “as normal life” for her baby boy.  She always had a smile on her face and looking to see  how she could help others.  One of the things that Adriana always said, was that she wanted to leave a legacy for all to remember her, especially her baby boy.  In February 2010, Adriana lost the battle with breast cancer but she left her legacy behind.  To all women, get help. mammogram screenings and make memories with your family and capture them.

On the same note, another friend of Rosie’s, Barbie, was also going through the same battle, breast cancer .  Barbie tells her story of how she almost cancelled her mammogram because she was too busy preparing for her trip to Alaska and just busyness with the kids.  She went to her mammogram only to find that she had a very advanced breast cancer diagnosis.  Life changed drastically as it does for all who is diagnosed.Cancer does not ask permission to come if it is the right time or not, it just shows up.  After intense chemo and radiation, Barbie beat the cancer, today she is a 5 year survivor!!

Today organizations like Susan G Komen, help women obtain mammograms and to be educated on breast cancer.

“Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.

Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen, the organization Nancy started in her honor.”

Today 27 Miracles asks you to do a few things:

-Check your breast doing self exams every month

-get your mammograms

-If you got married and you still have your gown sitting in your closet and you are not preserving it or selling it, consider donating it so that it can be sold to another bride and 100% of the donations goes directly to Komen to fight breast cancer

-If you are a bride and have not purchased your gown, consider purchasing a gown through 27 Miracles and your purchase will be helping to make a difference.

Here are some samples of gowns, they are all clean and ready for purchase.

 


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www,27miraclesbyrosie.com

407-905-5454

info@27miraclesbyrosie.com

Susan G. Komen  http://www.komencentralflorida.org/about-us/

Treasured Moment Videography: http://tmvphdfilms.com/

Roque Productions/Voice Over http://www.roqueproductions.com/

 

Hospitality and Event Management Student Writes About Rosie Moore and Wedding Planning

Master Bridal Consultant, Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles works with the hospitality and event management students at different schools to provide internships for them to learn how to run a business, plan weddings and events but most importantly how to provide superior customer service to their clients.

Today Ashley Bliss,  Freshman Student at the University of Central Florida shared with Rosie, her project that she had to complete for school.  It was an article written on what is an ideal future profession in the hospitality industry.  When Ashley’s instructor said the word “ideal”, only one thing popped into her mind; being an event planner, especially focusing on the wedding industry.As part of her research, Ashley was to interview a professional in her field of interest, which brought Ashley to connect with Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles.

The article has been shortened by Ashley, for purposes of the blog.

Today’s world is one in which the consumers know what they want. Consumers in the modern market are sophisticated, have a deeper sense of taste, and an urge to be different to stand out from the rest. The bridal industry is no exception of this emerging trend. According to Virginia Postrel (2004), writer for the New York Times, “the cookie cutter is gone,” (p. E2), meaning that brides are looking for some special touch that will make their wedding stand out from the rest. With a current estimation from the Association of Bridal Consultants of approximately 2.4 million weddings a year in the United States alone (2013, para.1), giving brides the unique experience that they want is not such an easy task. With the complexity of planning a wedding most brides seek experienced help to assist with planning as well as saving money (ABC, 2013, para. 2). It is for this sole reason alone that the $42 billion wedding industry is growing at a rapid, constant rate (Blakely, 2007, para.1). Professional wedding planners plan about 10% of all American weddings, amounting to approximately 230,000 a year (Blakely, 2007 para.1). While being a wedding planner requires one to work in great detail around the clock, the feeling of happiness and personal achievement at the end of the day makes the work worthwhile.

As a human being, one has the emotional need to celebrate (J.T Walker, J.R. Walker, 2008, p. 306). One of the most important, memorable days of an individual’s life is that in which their love is celebrated. Most couples feel overwhelmed with the process of planning their wedding find that they do not have the proper resources to do so, therefore they may choose to hire a wedding planner (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). As a wedding planner, one must help the couple, and help discover their unique vision that they want (Wedding Planner, 2012 p.56). Wedding planners must have a clear agreement and understanding with their customers to help personalize their event, allowing every aspect to run smoothly, producing many happy memories for the couple in the end (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). The roles of a typical wedding planner are somewhat diverse. The overall job expected of a planner is to coordinate every aspect of the wedding based on the couple’s vision. While wedding planners are often highly organized and detail oriented, they are also accustomed to having a backup plan for anything that may go wrong (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008). One of the great values of hiring a wedding planner is because of their special relationships and contracts with vendors providing services, often allowing for product discounts (ABC, 2013, para. 6). Networking, therefore, is an important responsibility of a wedding planner (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306).

Weddings today have become more like special events (Blakely, 2008, para.1). Dr. Joe Goldblatt defines a special event as, “ an event that is always planned, always arouses expectations, and usually motivated by a reason for celebration” (as cited in (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). As of recent years, the wedding industry has skyrocketed. There has been a recent 22% increase in spending by couples when budgeting for their wedding (Johnson, 2011, para. 3).  The planning sector of the wedding industry amounts to nearly $400 million each year, accounting for approximately 10.5% of the wedding industry as a whole (Blakely, 2008, para. 3). There are currently over 10,000 planning business in the United States. The average wedding planner plans from ten to twenty weddings a year, charging about a 10% commission of the total cost of the wedding.(Blakely, 2008, para. 4). Because the average cost for a wedding with 125 to 150 guest in attendance can amount from $17,500 to $35,000 on average, commission fees can range anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 per wedding (Blakely, 2008, para. 3). One of the biggest emerging trends in the wedding industry is the increase of popularity in destination and theme weddings (Perry, 2007, p.30). The travel industry noted a 400% increase in destination weddings within the last decade (Johnson, 2008, para 4). The popularity of destination weddings are on the rise because of reasons such as cheap airfare, as well as the ability to share the same wedding and honeymoon location (Perry, 2007, p.54 ).  Local wedding planners are essential in planning destination weddings simply because they know the area, local practices, and customs better than anyone else (Perry, 2007, p. 67). Theme weddings help to guide guests in a certain direction.

Being a wedding planner is a highly diverse job that requires many different skills.  There is no such thing as a “typical day” when it comes to being a wedding planner, local wedding planner Rosie Moore states, because, “everything depends on how many clients you have and the services that you are providing for that specific couple” (personal communication, October 21, 2013).While a wedding planner must be able to think of ideas not everyone else would come up with, they must also do so with good taste (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306).  Basic business management, accounting, marketing, and word processing skills are necessary for a good wedding planner to possess, as well as a strong understanding of cuisine, color, design, photography, religion, and fashion (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). Attention to detail, organization, and good management are key traits to posses as a wedding planner.  In planning a wedding, especially on the day of the event, one must expect the unexpected and be prepared for anything (Blakely, 2008, para. 1).

There are several accredited organizations with a main focus on the wedding industry. The top three professional organizations of the industry include the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), and the Association for Wedding Professionals (Blakely, 2008 para. 6). The Association of Bridal Consultants began in 1955 (ABC, 2013, para. 1), and is currently the largest national organization consisting of nearly 2,900 members (Blakely, 2008, para. 6). Certification through the Association of Bridal Consultants usually takes from three to six months to complete  (ABC, 2013, para. 1). With the association, certification is based upon a system of points. Points may be received in a variety of ways such as obtaining a higher college degree, professional development, industry experiences, attending conferences, publishing industry-related articles, and being a member of other professional organizations (How To Become A Big Day Planner, 2012, p.1). Based on a set range of points, one may be certified as a wedding novice, wedding consultant, professional bridal consultant, accredited bridal consultant, or a master bridal consultant (How To Become A Big Day Planner, 2012, p.1). “There are 69 master consultants in the entire world, and ten in the state of Florida. There are only five in Orlando, and to date, I am the only bilingual one in Orlando,” states Master Bridal Consultant  Rosie Moore (personal communication, October 21, 2013). The Association for Wedding Professionals also certifies individuals in one of three tiers of certification: the certificate of completion, Professional, or Certified (“How To Become A Big Day Planner”, 2012, p.1). A certificate of completion may be reached by a home course study. In order to receive a professional certification, one must join the association, work for one full year, maintain good standing within the organization, plan six weddings, and have several letters of recommendation. A certified planner must have first reached the professional level, and then in addition have a minimum of two years of experience, plan twelve or more weddings, have eight letters of recommendation, and construct a project that benefits the association as a whole (“How To Become A Big Day Planner”, 2012, p.1).

Because the wedding industry is always changing, it is highly important to stay up to date on current trends. Wedding websites such as allweddingcompanies.com are helpful in finding wedding vendors as well as finding out dates and times for upcoming bridal shows and conferences (allweddingcompanies.com, 2012, para.1). Master Bridal Consultant  Rosie Moore explains how she follows the Simon Bailey website to help keep her selling points sharp, along with the Wedding Planner Magazine (personal communication, October 21, 2013).

While it may have not been of high merit in the past, the wedding profession is emerging strongly and rapidly and will only continue to grow into the future (“How To Become A Big Day Planner”, 2012, p.1). With almost 2.4 million weddings in the United States alone within one year (ABC 2013), there is an ever-growing need for wedding planners to help brides reach their own unique image of a wedding (New York Times, 2004, p.E2). Because one must be highly detailed oriented, highly organized, have a wide variety of knowledge on several subjects such as cuisine, music, business, photography, religion, and fashion (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306), the wedding planning profession is not perfect for everyone, but if one does have an interest, it may be the perfect profession for them.

 

ps Ashley’s teacher gave her a 100 with a 98 at the end of the  year in her class! Congratulations to Ashley!!!

By Ashley Bliss, University of Florida Hospitality and Event Management Student

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/

As you can see Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant for 27 Miracles is not only highly experienced in her planning but she is no stranger to working with celebrities and being on TV!

For an interview with Rosie Moore, please contact the 27 Miracles office to schedule an interview.

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A Walking Advocate for Comfortable Shoes

How many times do you go to a wedding or event as a guest and you end up taking your shoes off and going at it barefoot because your feet hurt so bad that you can’t dance?  Well today 27 Miracles wants to introduce you to Angela Nuran.  Angela is a designer of bridal shoes.  She was a ballroom dance teacher and choreographer After choreographing numerous dances for brides and seeing the girls take off their shoes and dance barefoot, she decided to make shoes that were pretty for brides but with the comfort of a ball room shoe.

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Angela and Rosie met at a charity breast cancer gown sale and they hit it off right from the start.  Angela Nuran supports the mission that 27 Miracles has to sell her shoes and donate part of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Awareness. Call us today to order your shoes!

407-905-5454

In the mean time, see Master Bridal Consultant Rosie Moore, sporting her shoes on the go at different events….

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As a planner Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles says, ” I cannot possibly stay in my shoes all day if they were not comfortable to withstand all the running you do at a wedding.”

Watch a Happy Bride with her shoes…..

https://27miracles.com/2011/06/28/the-comfort-of-angela-nuran-shoes/

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Angela Nuran http://www.angelanuran.com

Today Starts Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today is October 1st and it is the start of breast cancer awareness month.  Not that everyday and every month shouldn’t be awareness month, but it is the month designated for raising awareness.

27 Miracles is very passionate about breast cancer awareness after losing dear friend Adriana Yanez in 2010 to breast cancer.  https://27miracles.com/category/brides-against-breast-cancer/

This song by Nicole Nordeman says it all…


Today 27 Miracles has partnered to work with Susan G. Komen in fighting for the cure. When you purchase Angela Nuran shoes from   27 Miracles, we will donate part of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen.

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Custom Ordered starletta in pink and glitz

When you purchase the book, A Story of Faith  written by Master Bridal Consultant Rosie Moore, part of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen.  Just mention that you read this article and that is where you want your donation to go. You can buy directly from 27 Miracles or order through Amazon.  The story  Adriana Yanez  is included in the book.

When you donate your wedding gown to 27 Miracles we will use the gown for our up and coming gown sale to help benefit women that need treatment for breast cancer.  Call us to pick up your gown       407-905-5454 or email us at info@27miraclesbyrosie.com, we can conveniently meet near Millenia Mall, Florida Mall or Winter Garden Village.  If you are close to Oviedo Mall,  contact the Susan G. Komen office conveniently located there  :

Office & Mailing Address:
1755 Oviedo Mall Blvd
Oviedo, FL 32765

Phone: (321) 972-5534

Email Address:
info@komencentralflorida.org

They will be happy to take your wedding gown for us. Be on the lookout if you are getting married for our gown sale, it  will be in the next few months.  If you want to have your name on a waiting list, please feel free to email us your contact information and we will be happy to let you know when the sale is happening info@27miraclesbyrosie.com.

Watch the following videos to see how your gown donation and financial support help women fight for the cure.

 


 

See a bride battling Cancer and listen to how  she tells her story of receiving a gown from the bridal salon and her shoes from the designer herself.

 

27 Miracles

http://27miraclesbyrosie.com/tools/brides-against-cancer.php

Susan G. Komen http://www.komencentralflorida.org/about-us/history/

 

Dream To Reality Show….Brides and Quinceañeras

Brides and Quinceañeras come on out to the Dream to Reality Bridal and Quince show!!!  There will be three fashion shows one for the Brides, one for the Quinceañeras and one for the Prom Girls.  You will have an opportunity to meet with qualified vendors for your event needs. Some of the vendors include photographers, videographers, wedding officiants, florists, bakers for your cake, DJ’s and get to see the season’s wedding/quince/prom dresses and tuxedos without having to travel.  You will have an opportunity to see the ballroom at the hotel and meet one on one with the only Bilingual Master Bridal and Event  Consultant in Orlando, experienced in the wedding and quince industry.  For questions contact Florida Hotel at 407-414-7404 or contact 27 Miracles at 407-905-5454…..

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