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It Will Be An Honor…

November 22, 2010

Effective January 1, 2011 it will be my pleasure to serve as President of the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP). I am humbled and honored to serve as the leader of this great organization of wedding planners whose main purpose is to educate its membership to best serve brides in the DFW area. If you hire a wedding planner, please be certain your planner is certified and if you see the AACWP logo near their name, you have hired the best in the area! Thank you AACWP members for your votes of confidence!


Why a Planner?

February 12, 2010

Professionals are present at every major event in life! Doctors deliver babies, school officials preside at graduations, directors stage major productions, and licensed officiants perform marriages. The list goes on and on and in each of these events rituals are involved, using a system for each and carried out by someone trained to do so.
With the high cost of weddings and the time involved to pull all the facets together, it is all but impossible for a bride to do this while keeping her daily routine intact. A certified wedding planner is trained to plan and coordinate every detail of your wedding and oversee all to be sure you and your families enjoy one of the most important days of your life.
Is a wedding planner expensive? If you compare the cost of a wedding planner to the price of your wedding gown, musicians, photographer, videographer, wedding cake and florist (just to name a few), the money spent for a certified wedding planner becomes a small percentage of your total wedding budget.
As important as it is to save money, the major advantage of hiring a planner is the time saved. The legwork is done for you, always working within your parameters. You are not dictated to — you are offered options. The pressure of contacting all your vendors, coordinating their arrivals, your attendants, his family, your family, writing thank-you notes, etc., is overwhelming. Add to that the big day itself, and all the last-minute details that take place, and you will begin to realize what a task it is to plan a wedding.
Most important, before entrusting one of the most important days of your life to someone else, be sure you are both headed in the same direction — your happiness!
Most brides are unaware that a wedding planner might spend anywhere from 150 to 200 hours of planning time on a full-service wedding. This is time spent by someone who plans weddings on a regular basis. Perhaps you are just beginning to realize how important it might be to enlist help for one of the most important days of your life.
Enjoy the planning time during your engagement with your fiance and your families. Call Dream Weddings to set up an appointment for your initial interview and allow yourself the luxury of a dream wedding ~ without stress. Don’t you deserve the best?


December 31, 2009

Congratulations to both the bride and groom on your engagement! Don’t wait until you are overwhelmed and in a state of panic to hire a wedding planner!
At the very least, every bride and groom should have a wedding planner on hand for the weekend of their wedding so that everyone, including their families, can enjoy this special event. Dream Weddings refers to this service as “The Final Stage”. This service can be contracted as soon as possible.
It only happens once in a lifetime – a certified wedding planner is your insurance of a flawless day and will save you time, energy and stress.

What happens next?

October 16, 2009

If you want to plan your own wedding you certainly can do so. With all the internet assistance and print advertising it should not be too difficult to do so.

Just a thought, however – if your car was really acting strange and all those wonderful dashboard lights were popping off and on, would you not seek the assistance of a professional? It would be the same circumstance if you were learing a new computer program or trying to set up a network, or going to trial for that nasty speeding ticket, or even getting a haircut! I would never even consider cutting my hair and expecting it to be the most beautiful cut I had ever had – I seek out those who do these things on a regular basis.

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life (without a chance to do it over again!), and to try to go it alone is asking for stress, stress, and more stress! Give it some thought and include a wedding planner in your budget. We can help you at any point down the line from the very beginning, step in after you’ve already done a few things, or even come in at the last minute to implement your plans so that you and your family can enjoy every minute!

Early congratulations to anyone getting engaged over TX/OU weekend – it’s going to be a beautiful weekend.