Below is an interview with Bridal Potpourri’s, Michele Landers:
What are the most helpful things for
a client to come prepared with when they first meet with you?
Ideas that they have jotted down,
pictures from magazines or ideas from other weddings that they have attended
that they might adapt to their wedding.
What are some of your favorite
‘trends’ that you’re seeing?
The use of bold color in
invitations, still very elegant but with a spot of color using bands and
ribbons, borders and lots of new ink color choices.
Square candle groupings for
reception table centerpieces and square tables that seat 12
Square candle groupings for
What are your tips for brides for
incorporating their personal style into their day?
They need to think about what is it
about them as a unique couple that they want their guests to know.
How do they want their guests to
feel at the end of the day?
What do they want their guests to
take away from their wedding experience.
How do you work with clients from
out of town?
We assist a lot of out of town
clients, with email, faxes, and cell phones it hardly seems that they are not
right here in town!
When they do make it to town, we
schedule meetings with all the necessary vendors, the bride and groom meet at our
office and we have the vendors come one by one to meet with them here, so that
they do not waste time driving all over town. We bring lunch in and although
intense, it really accomplishes a lot very quickly.
What are the top three reasons (in
your opinion) that couples should consider hiring a planner?
Most are unaware of the time it
takes to plan a wedding, the best ways to find vendors that suit their needs,
and how to make sure they get the most for the money that they are spending. A
good planner will relieve stress and save the bride time and money, a great
planner will make the planning process fun and memorable.
What do you consider your
Outdoor Weddings and Out-of-town
Brides. I personally do a lot of outdoor weddings and am very comfortable
working with the extra vendors it takes, having Plan B & C ready if the
weather doesn’t cooperate, and making the guests as comfortable as possible
given the unusual circumstances that arise at outdoor events. Also, many of my
brides are from out of town. I think in the case of both of these types of
weddings, the brides realize early on that they are going to need help in order
to pull it off without being totally stressed. I think they choose me as their
consultant because I have done over 50 outdoor weddings in the last 8 years and
at least 4-5 brides a year are out of state girls coming home to get
Kelly + Eric
Mon – Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
location: Keene Barn @ Keeneland
catering: Turf Catering
event design: Crist Creona Designs (859) 252-6833, 1123 Delaware Ave