Thursday, August 9, 2012

Elegant Weddings by Lisa Featured on Weddings Illustrated...

Elegant Weddings by Lisa is honored to be included as an expert for a Weddings Illustrated article.  Please check out the entire article here...


http://www.weddingsillustrated.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ArticleId=2510&returnTo=expert-advice

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale

Looking for a great deal on a dress? Come to the VIP Cocktail Party tonight to have first hand selection of 1,000 gowns prior to the official sale!

Can't make it tonight?  The sale continues all day Friday and Saturday. 
You wouldn't want to miss this event!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Introducing Our Latest Workshop

Registration is now open for the newest addition to our workshop series:

Elegant Weddings by Lisa Presents:

My Wedding, My Style…finding your wedding design inspiration

Wedding Workshop for Brides and Grooms to be... Are you bored with the same old cookie cutter weddings? Your wedding day should be a one of a kind reflection of your personality. Join Master Bridal Consultant Lisa Burnett and North Florida’s finest creative professionals for a wedding planning workshop, fashion show and luncheon that is sure to awaken your creative side. You will learn alternatives to the often used wedding décor and be introduced to a plethora of items to enhance your event. Tools to create your personal theme will be provided for your usage. After completion of the workshop you will find your wedding inspiration and be able to communicate your vision to your wedding planner, florist and other creative professionals chosen for your special day. Have questions about your wedding? Get them answered by the experts at the post workshop Q & A session. Don’t want to go it alone…bring a friend or family member. RSVP Today! You wouldn't want to miss this event.

Fabulous Wedding Luncheon: Included with workshop. Delicious sit-down meal. Décor sure to inspire. Cameras are welcome.

Live Fashion Show: come see some of the hottest new fashions for your wedding

Doors open at 11:45 AM

Arrive on time to register, mingle plus enjoy a cocktail & tasty hors d’ oeuvres while visiting vendor exhibits.

Learn Tips to save money on your wedding. This workshop will pay for itself.

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

Elegant Weddings by Lisa

Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET)
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel
1515 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32207

RSVP: www.elegantweddingsbylisa.com/workshops.html (904) 268-1429

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Save The Date


Elegant Weddings by Lisa will be hosting our next wedding planning workshop on August 19, 2012.  We will be introducing the newest addition to our workshop series that is sure to inspire.  Stay tuned, more details to follow…

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The "B" Word

Today we will be talking about the “B” word. Yes, to most the ugliest word you could ever speak when it comes to planning an event. When I mention this word there is a moment of silence followed by blank stares. The most common responses I receive when I make mention of the word in a simple question; “What is your budget?”
  • I am not sure 
  • We haven’t decided 
  • We need to get together with the parents 
  • We have no idea that’s why we came to you 
  • What do you think we should spend? 
  • We are just making it up as we go along 
  • We don’t have a budget 
Now the last answer is my favorite (“We don’t have a budget”) and when I say “we can do our best to keep this within six figures” then suddenly there is a budget. Budget budget budget, yes I said it budget. We are not buying a used car here; there is no need for the poker face when speaking with your event planner about the budget. In order to properly assist you with your event the budget is something that must be discussed. Your event planner is on your team. Everything you do in conjunction to planning an event is based on the budget. We cannot recommend venues, event professionals etcetera without knowing how much we are working with. Part of your enjoyment in hosting an event is being comfortable with what you are spending, and it is our job to make sure your happiness is achieved. Therefore when planning any event tackle this tough question in the beginning, as this will determine how many guests you should invite. Please remember to be realistic when determining the amount, as you cannot feed 200 people and include décor along with the necessary vendors on two thousand dollars. Embrace your budget don’t be afraid, and the next time you are asked the magical question you can say with confidence my budget is X$$.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

RSVP…What Happens If I Don’t?






We are continuing our series on RSVP and exploring a couple of common scenarios:


What happens if you do not RSVP and attend the wedding regardless? Not responding and for lack of better words crashing the party can cause an awkward situation for the host, caterer as well as yourself. Often weddings utilize a pre-planned seating chart and escort cards are prepared for those whom sent a favorable reply. Showing up without responding would mean your name would not be included, and the embarrassment will begin. This awkward situation will have to be dealt with by the coordinator, and if the choice was not to hire a coordinator the host will be disturbed to attend to this matter. Strict guidelines may be set forth, and you can be asked to leave the premises. If you are allowed into the function despite not sending a response there will be the awkwardness of which meal to serve you if there were multiple choices to select in advance. Favors, cake and all other wedding trinkets are purchased based on the same guest count, and there may not be enough for you.
What happens if you RSVP that you will attend and do not show?
The host will incur expenses for your food and beverage as well as other wedding goodies that will go unused. Now is that anyway to treat someone who thought enough of you to include you in their celebration? Emergencies do occur, however use good judgment in determining what constitutes as an emergency and handle notifying the host responsibly.

The art of a great planned event allows for a few of these situations, but what happens if the vast majority used the rude practice of not sending a reply? Hmm something to think about…

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Jacksonville Fashion Week Bridal Runway Event

Jacksonville Fashion Week included its first ever Bridal Runway Event, and I had the pleasure of attending. The event took place at Epping Forest Yacht Club, a perfect place for weddings. An outdoor event was planned, and the set up was gorgeous. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans and the event was moved indoors. None the less the show must go on. Featured designers for this event were Heidi Elnora and Leona Bridesmaid. Both designers showed an awesome collection. Please see below some pictures of the event, keep in mind photography is not my calling, thus the reason I plan the events instead of capturing them. I enjoyed the show immensely, and am looking forward to next year.