Nicole Penny - Saturday, March 31, 2012
Many people ask us what makes Six Cents Events different from other planners in the business. The answer is, multiple things and way too long for this blog. Most recently however, it is definitely our addition of groom's services! That's right ladies, the men need love and attention too. In addition, the groom's service gives the bride peace of mind and allows her to feel at ease that someone making sure her groom is where he needs to be when he needs to be there. In recent events, our groom's attendant has fixed stains in suits, helped east a best man's nausea, found the groom's favorite drink and even helped a groom's dad with his speech, and that's just for starters. Having his own attendant takes some of the burden off of the groom too. Our attendant has passed out tips, quieted rowdy party goers and escorted crashers out of the room - all without any disruption to the event! So, to answer the question of what makes us different from the rest - it's our attention to detail, our desire to go above and beyond for our couples, our love of the wedding process and of course - our groom's services!! Call us today for a free consultation and see how Six Cents Events can help you plan the event of your dreams...with change left over!
Nicole Penny - Monday, January 02, 2012
Another ball has dropped and 2012 is upon us; Happy New Year! However the ball in Times Square wasn't the only bling to be seen this past week. With the holidays comes a whirlwind of wedding proposals. Research indicates that over 1/3 of all engagements in the U.S. happen between Thanksgiving & New Year's Eve. All of those engagements bring new trends and ideas for 2012 weddings. This wedding season it's all about natural decor, illusion necklines and having fun.
Tree bark, natural colors and leaves. It might seem like we are talking about a nature painting but in fact, wedding centerpieces are the topic here. Many brides are using potted plants (which can double as take home favors) as centerpiece mainstays. Greens and leaves are also very popular, especially given their very reasonable price and durability. Finally don't forget to mismatch. Centerpieces that don't all look the same are hot, hot, hot. So, don't forget to use different flower types, colors or even elevation levels to make your centerpieces stand out.
It may have started with the royal wedding but the illusion neckline has now made it's way to the trend meter. 2012 wedding dresses are all about personal style and wearing what you, as a bride, look good in and are comfortable with. The illusion neckline can make what was a strapless dress or open back, a bit easier to wear for the common bride. After all, confidence is the most important accessory for any woman. When you feel good in what you are wearing, it shines through.
The proof is on YouTube and it can be seen on invitations and in reception themes; brides and grooms want to have fun at their wedding! Forget the stuffy events of the past; brides want to dance down the aisle to R&B favorites, grooms want to dawn sneakers and bust a move into their reception, forget the formal menu and bring in food trucks with burgers and fries. It's all about being fun, unforgettable and fancy free. After all this is your big day and it should be your style. Make it fun, make it creative and most important make it your own!
Nicole Penny - Friday, November 18, 2011
Great news! We are one of the first wedding planners in South Florida to offer groom's concierge services. Now, you may be asking yourself what are groom's concierge services? Think of it as a personal assistant especially for the groom. After all, although the wedding day is technically all about the bride, groom's need love too! Our line of groom's services is centered around both the days and weeks leading up to the event date, as well as the wedding day itself. In the weeks prior to the wedding, our coordinators can assist grooms with scheduling sporting events for friends and family, obtaining event tickets, entertainment outings, scheduling grooming, planning the bachelor party and finally working with the event coordinator on the event day to assist the groom with any needs, all at a very reasonable price. Call us today to talk about how Six Cents Events can help you plan the event of your dreams with change left over!
Kevin Garcia - Friday, July 08, 2011
I’m sure by now that many of you are inundated in the wedding process that takes place in today’s market. It’s hard enough to find well educated and talented vendors, let alone trying to find them reasonably priced. That is where your wedding planner should come in! A good planner can help you shave about 10% from your wedding expenses. One of my favorite suggestions, and often the most under-utilized, is the use of a signature drink. Signature drinks can add style and sophistication to your event and save you money on the bar tab!
When I say “signature drink”, I’m not talking about just serving a rum drinks all night. I’m talking about reaching out to a good mixologist or drink website and creating a beverage that goes with the theme, style and colors of your event. Bright vibrant colors are very popular and add a element of shock and surprise to the bar area. Blue drinks go well with tropical weddings and winter themes while reds are a good compliment to an Asian inspired affair or chic evening theme. I like to use oranges in the Fall or for sunset or picnic styles and of course yellows can easily be paired with brunches, lunches or even country styled events. I like to keep the alcohol to a common type like vodka or rum. Those seem to appeal to the largest variety of crowds.
Finally, don’t forget to draw attention to your drink. A great name, incorporating the couples names or even the married name is always fun. If that doesn’t work, try utilizing your theme as a naming device. Whatever the case, classy signs and markers around the bar areas with the drink ingredients are always a crowd pleaser.
Not into serving just one drink, no problem. Try beer and wine in addition to your signature drink. Those items can be purchased by the bottle or case and unused portions can be returned in some cases. Speak to your caterer and ask about using a contingency bar. In this option the caterer allows the couple to purchase the liquor separately. Using this method allows the couple to control the liquor cost. Whichever option you choose, make sure you have fun with the whole process. Don’t forget, if you have any questions about any of these methods Six Cents Events is here to help. Also, catch some of our other great money saving techniques on Facebook!
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