Monday, October 27, 2008

If you can't say something nice . . .

An anonymous comment was recently submitted on this blog in response to one of our 2008 weddings. The commenter stated that they were a guest at this wedding and expressed frustration over the seating arrangement. Since the commenter chose to conceal their identity, I am not able to address this matter privately with them, so I wanted to take a moment to address it here.

I got the impression that this comment was left in an attempt to point out some sort of oversight on our part, and so I am going to ask this person to consider that as wedding planners, we are not necessarily consulted on every decision made in relation to the event (and even when we are, our recommendations are not always followed by the bride and groom). This is especially true in instances where we are hired to perform day-of coordination services only, as was the case with the wedding in question.

Since the anonymous comment also included some negative opinions about the bride and groom’s choice of flowers and d├ęcor, I am choosing not to publish it, as I would not want the couple to read it and feel badly. I guess it’s true what they say: you can’t please everyone.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bliss in action

There’s a question we get asked -usually by a guest or two - at almost every wedding we coordinate. It goes a little something like this:

“Are you the wedding planners?”
“Oh, so you’re like J-Lo?”
“Well, not exactly.” :-)

Being a wedding planner is a lot of fun, but it’s not always the glamorous career that it’s portrayed to be in the movie. A lot of people get the wrong idea about the wedding planning profession, thinking that it’s not a real job or that it’s nothing more than picking out flowers and dresses. Those are certainly some of the more glamorous aspects, but there’s a lot more to it, especially on the day of. At almost any given wedding, here are some of the tasks you might find us doing . . .

. . . pinning on the groom’s boutonniere:

(photo credit: Russell J. Corriveau)

. . . pinning on the groomsmen’s boutonnieres:

(photo credit: Russell J. Corriveau)

. . . pinning on the father of the bride’s boutonniere (are you starting to see a trend?):

(photo credit: Dreamscape Studio)

. . . helping the bride maneuver up the church steps (no easy task in a billowy wedding gown!):

(photo credit: David Photography)

. . . opening the church doors for the bride’s grand entrance down the aisle:

(photo credit: Dreamscape Studio)

. . . filling in for the bridal party during formal photos (just kidding!):

(photo credit: Ken Lax)

After all is said and done, however, the best part of the day is seeing the smiles on the couple’s faces as they embark on a brand new phase of their lives.

(photo credit: Robert Norman)

And that’s what it’s all about.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bliss gets a facelift!

We’ve been a bit neglectful of the blog lately because we’ve been busy giving Bliss an image overhaul. With the company’s 3rd anniversary coming up this January, we felt it was time for a new, more sophisticated identity. Check out our newly redesigned logo, which will become a permanent fixture on the blog once Bliss’s makeover is complete:

We will also be launching a new website featuring imagery from the insanely talented Eric Langlois of Raw Photo Design, so be sure to check back in a few weeks! For now, here’s a sneak peek at one of our web pages:

Saturday, October 11, 2008