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One of the most important aspects of planning your wedding is establishing contracts. They are crucial for protecting the rights of both the couple and their vendors. Tune in to listen to one of Chicago's top attorneys, Kelly Saindon. She'll give you tips for making sure you're 100% protected.
Hello and Welcome! ModernWeddingMom.com, is devoted to the mother of the bride and mother of the groom covering fashion & style, beauty & well-being, wedding mom basics, and budgeting & planning.
This episode will focus on planning a destination wedding with tips and advice for avoiding common pitfalls with travel accommodations, family drama, and many other great tips!
Episode #3 : This episode's guest is Marlett Berry from a Berry Special Event. We are very fortunate to have Marlett and her expertise on the show. Not only does she run the very successful business that she started, Marlett is also involved with launching the newly formed Multicultural Wedding Association. Her experience across different backgrounds in culture and faith is unmatched. She will field questions and give you tips on all aspects of your wedding day.
You can take a look at her website at www.aberryspecialevent.com and you can view the teaser page to the multicultural association here, www.multiculturalweddingassociation.com. The full site launches in the summer of 2010.
Finding the right wedding favors — neither too cheap nor too grand — can be difficult. With wedding favors, the line between cute and kitsch is hin. If you either can’t or don’t decide to spend money on favors, then you should forego giving anything at all — it’s not necessary. With a little creativity, however, you can probably find or make the perfect favor.
The Wedding 101 Radio Show is a weekly radioblog broadcast through our website. The radio show is designed to be a helpful resource for both brides and grooms as well as wedding professionals. It will give listeners real insights from the top wedding vendor professionals in the nation. Each week we will feature a wedding professional from a different aspect of wedding planning: Photographers, Caterers, Wedding Planners, Florists, Venues, Marketers, and many more. These interviews will give you a lot of great ideas about how to get the best results for your wedding. Wedding vendors can also learn from fellow professionals.
If you have an idea for a guest, please let us know. We hope you enjoy our radio show!
Our very first guest is Wedding Marketing Expert Alan Berg
Alan is a popular and in-demand speaker for live and virtual meetings and events. His book "If your website was an employee, would you fire it?" is getting rave reviews as are his new DVDs. David Rothstein is a celebrity business owner. He owns a successful wedding and music business. Ilana Greene is a graduate of Cornell, Harvard and LSE. She is an active reporter for Forbes, Chicago Now (Tribune blog), Street.com and many others.
How to be the best wedding guest
What not to wear
Who to bring
Why decline an invite
Where to buy a gift
Grab a glass and sip and speak to us this wedding wednesday we want to hear your horrors and your funnies
We'll be talking about what the process of planning their wedding has been like so far. This is a couple that has recently booked everything for their 9.14.13 wedding. They've done a LOT of research into all kinds of things related to their wedding planning, including researching 13 venues and dozens of vendors before making their final decision. Find out what they liked and didn't like about the vendors they reviewed, no names will be mentioned of course. If you're a vendor and ever wanted to get into the mind of a bride and groom you MUST check this out. If you're a bride or groom, you'll get great advice from a fellow couple as to making the best choices for your wedding.
Bill has a widely diverse background in his chosen field of catering. He has achieved success in such varied markets as Chicago, Vail, Denver, Maui, Madison, Memphis, and Hamburg, Germany.
He matriculated from The University of Massachusetts, having earned dual degrees in Business Administration and Hotel and Restaurant Administration. Having eighteen years of experience specifically in the Chicago catering arena, Bill maintains his passion for weddings and exclusive catered special events and feels that his reputation is strongly grounded in an understanding of customer satisfaction and his innate ability to exceed expectations for all his clients' personal preferences.
Bill's expertise, care and special knowledge will be a helpful resource to anyone planning their wedding at the historic Drake Hotel.
Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) was the first luxury hotel in Chicago. Nestled behind Water Tower Place Shopping Center, the hotel features an amazing Ballroom with floor to ceiling windows of views of the surrounding city and a dramatic 400,000 piece crystal chandelier, along with the Concorde Room as a Junior Ballroom. The hotel features amazing event space with Chicago feel, but with Four Seasons service and quality that you would expect. Amanda Belton is the Assistant Director of Catering at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago and has been with the hotel for almost five years now in total. Starting as a Catering Manager for four years and then leaving for a brief stint to open the newly opened Pump Room and PUBLIC Chicago only to return back to her “home” as Assistant Director of Catering at the Ritz. Amanda has and continues to work with some of the most fantastic weddings in Chicago, bringing together all the components that the couple wants combined with the culinary teams amazing cuisine. Amanda enjoys staying in touch with couples and loves nothing more then to hear “my wedding was absolutely perfect, exactly what we expected from the hotel, thank you!”
We are honored to have Amy Little of Amy Little Photography joining us again to answer all your wedding photography questions
Amy Little is an artist who shoots couples all over the globe on their special day, do not miss this episode, her consultations are gold just as her heart.
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