April 29, 2010

Encore Brides Celebrating Their Day, Their Way

As a wedding coordinator, I get lots of etiquette questions from my friends and colleagues about encore or second weddings or wedding celebrations for mature brides. I do enjoy assisting them with these questions because (1) I am an experienced wedding coordinator with lots of knowledge on the subject of wedding planning and (2) I can speak to this particular group of brides, because I too "have been there and done that," so to speak. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years now and yes, it was my second wedding. (I like to think that I got it right this time.) And, when I married for the second time, I was in the 30 years of age and up crowd. Therefore, I do consider myself an experienced authority on the subject at hand.

Planning a wedding for the mature or encore bride is so enjoyable. It is apparent, from early in the planning stages, that these soon to-be-brides are choosing to truly enjoy the moment. The moment of being in love, the moment of finding their soul mate, the moment of being engaged, etc. These are the moments to remember and treasure, and because they may have had a certain type of wedding before, they now want to do things completely different than the first time. Or for those more experienced, mature brides, the "20 Something Wedding" just won't do.

These brides are choosing more intimate celebrations, and they are choosing to make their resources count. Our mature or encore bride is usually more organized and she will have definite ideas about what she wants and what she doesn't want. Because she may be time challanged due to a career, family or both, she will make good use of resources, information and recommendations.

Alpha Prosperity Events specializes in the "Encore Bride."  We take the time to cater to these busy professionals, making sure that the time spent planning their wedding is used resourcefully. We assure our encore brides that the event is about them as a couple and as a family, "because this time, it's different."

April 20, 2010

Join Alpha Prosperity Events at the Marriott Houston Hobby Bridal Open House

If you are in the middle of planning that fabulous, dream wedding and you missed any of the recent bridal shows, don't fret; we have just the answer for you.

Alpha Prosperity Events will be one of the wedding vendors showcasing at the Marriott Houston Hobby Bridal Open House. We will be sharing trendy information and ideas to assist you with planning your wedding or special event. Lots of great door prizes and special show rates and information will be available. Feel free to bring a guest or share this invite with those you know.

 Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010
Open House: Marriott Houston Hobby
Price: FREE
Event Details: 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017

Stop by and say hello, won't you.

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

April 11, 2010

Meaningful Touches Are What You and Your Guests Remember

You know how dance skits of the bride and groom or bridal party were really hot last year? Well, while assisting Events by Audrey, another wedding coordinator in the Houston area, at a super huge, two-day wedding I had the opportunity to see a very touching twist to the dance skit.

After the bride and groom did their thing together on the dance floor, it was time for the father-daughter dance. I was surprised and amazed when the music started and the song playing was "All Night Long," by Lionel Ritchie. I was even more amazed when the bride and her father began their own dance skit to that song. It was so touching to watch this father attempt to keep up with his daughter to do all of the rehearsed moves and hand gestures. And I must say her father did an excellent job. After all, how many of us could actually get our fathers to do an up tempo dance skit in front of hundreds of family and friends? Watching the interaction between the two of them, while they danced together was so meaningful and touching. Watching them dance together gave you a glimpse of their relationship and what it may have been like growing up in that household. It was also a great reminder as to why we wedding planners and coordinators choose to do this job.

So to those who think or say that the dance skit is passe, I say not necessarily so. When you choose to do anything for your wedding, make sure you are choosing to do it because it is meaningful to you and your family. If you do something for that reason, it really doesn't matter how passe or out of date others may think it to be. When your guests see the enjoyment that you and your family members are experiencing, everything falls into place, and you and your guests have something touching and memorable to think back on for years to come.

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans