Jan's Journal

Tips to make your dream wedding a reality!

2 Tips to start planning

Happiness and Joy, Jan

Hello Friends,You just got engaged and don’t want to wait an entire year to get married? Large or small, it can be done without stress when you have a clear vision and bring the best team together.

1. Create your vision.
This is one of the most important days of your life and you get to decide everything! It doesn’t mean you have to do all of the work but you definitely get to choose. Spend a weekend writing down what your perfect wedding looks and feels like for you. Truly focus on what will fill your heart with happiness and joy (not what will fill the hearts of everybody else:).

Start with the basics. Decide who, what, where and when.  As you develop your vision, ask yourself “why.”  Why get married in the mountains? Why wear an elegant white dress? Why have 500 people on the guest list and so on. If you like the reason for your why, then make it part of your vision. If you don't, leave it off.

Prior to starting Perfect Events by Jan, I spent many years leading large-scale projects. One thing I learned is that setting down your vision gets you halfway there. When it comes to your wedding, many of the answers are inside you. Writing them down just brings them out.

2. Hire a wedding planner.  
A professional project manager will manage the scope, schedule, budget and reduce the risks and stress of an emotional day. On average there will be 15-20 business partners or people involved in making your wedding day perfect. The obvious ones might be a DJ, photographer, florist, or religious coordinator. There are others, however, who are less obvious: a photo booth company, makeup artist or even a speaker coach.

There are many horror stories of wedding disasters where the venue was double booked, the mother of the bride is setting up the table decorations instead of enjoying the cocktail hour, the caterer runs out of food, no one can get a drink because there is one bartender for a 200-person wedding and so on.

With a wedding planner and coordinator, everyone can enjoy the day without the stress of managing the event.

And there you go. There are my two tips for planning a wedding quickly. Of course, you never "walk down the aisle" alone. If you have questions or need extra help, I'm always here to help you plan the perfect wedding.

XOXO Happiness and joy,
Jan

Perfect Events by Jan offers professional planning and execution for weddings filled with happiness and joy.
Let's talk about your perfect wedding. Contact us: 630-689-8749

Read more

3 Steps to Decide on Colors for a Fall Wedding

Hello Friends,

Let the color of changing leaves, golden sunlight and crisp clean air inspire your fall wedding.

Who doesn’t love fall?  It is an exciting season, full of warm, rich colors and change.  

Everything outdoors emanates a golden glow, and leaves on trees are more divers than ever.  

If you want your wedding to hold onto the feeling and colors of this time of year get ready to bring fall colors to your wedding.

 

Does color matter?  Yes!!

Color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, even increase blood pressure.  As Pablo Picasso once remarked, “color, like features, follow the changes of emotions”.  Truly focus on what will fill your heart with happiness and joy (not what will fill the hearts of everybody else:).

Three steps to decide on the colors for your wedding?

I know making decisions can be difficult, especially when it feels like you’re bombarded with them from the time you wake up to the time your head finally hits the pillow. But decisions are an inescapable part of wedding planning, and making decisions that you like is important.  

 

  • Limit your decisions by taking the time to focus on what colors make you feel happy.  When it comes to your wedding, many of the answers are inside you. Writing them down just brings them out.  
  • With a short list of colors in hand, seek outside perspective from your wedding planner and people you trust.  A really good wedding planner is never going to tell you what to do.  I will help you figure out your own answers.  If you ask too many people you will get too many different answers and you are going to end up being confused.
  • Make a decision which feels good for both you and your partner.

 

If you have questions or need extra help, I'm always here to help you plan the perfect wedding.

XOXO

Happiness and joy,
Jan

Perfect Events by Jan offers professional planning and execution for weddings filled with happiness and joy.


Let's talk about your perfect wedding. Contact us: 630-689-8749


Read more

Finding the right location

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Adipiscing elit ut aliquam purus sit. At in tellus integer feugiat. Pulvinar elementum integer enim neque volutpat ac. Pharetra sit amet aliquam id diam maecenas ultricies. Sem nulla pharetra diam sit amet nisl suscipit. Duis convallis convallis tellus id interdum. Sapien nec sagittis aliquam malesuada bibendum. Eget mauris pharetra et ultrices. Egestas erat imperdiet sed euismod nisi porta lorem.

Lacus viverra vitae congue eu consequat ac felis donec. Euismod lacinia at quis risus sed vulputate odio ut enim. Elit pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Et tortor consequat id porta nibh venenatis cras. Et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis. Dolor magna eget est lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Sed ullamcorper morbi tincidunt ornare massa eget. Lorem dolor sed viverra ipsum nunc aliquet bibendum enim. Arcu ac tortor dignissim convallis. Egestas erat imperdiet sed euismod nisi porta lorem mollis aliquam. Arcu cursus vitae congue mauris rhoncus aenean vel elit scelerisque. Nullam ac tortor vitae purus faucibus ornare. Facilisis leo vel fringilla est ullamcorper eget nulla.

Read more

Wedding logistics

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Adipiscing elit ut aliquam purus sit. At in tellus integer feugiat. Pulvinar elementum integer enim neque volutpat ac. Pharetra sit amet aliquam id diam maecenas ultricies. Sem nulla pharetra diam sit amet nisl suscipit. Duis convallis convallis tellus id interdum. Sapien nec sagittis aliquam malesuada bibendum. Eget mauris pharetra et ultrices. Egestas erat imperdiet sed euismod nisi porta lorem.

Lacus viverra vitae congue eu consequat ac felis donec. Euismod lacinia at quis risus sed vulputate odio ut enim. Elit pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Et tortor consequat id porta nibh venenatis cras. Et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis. Dolor magna eget est lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Sed ullamcorper morbi tincidunt ornare massa eget. Lorem dolor sed viverra ipsum nunc aliquet bibendum enim. Arcu ac tortor dignissim convallis. Egestas erat imperdiet sed euismod nisi porta lorem mollis aliquam. Arcu cursus vitae congue mauris rhoncus aenean vel elit scelerisque. Nullam ac tortor vitae purus faucibus ornare. Facilisis leo vel fringilla est ullamcorper eget nulla.

Read more

Where to find inspiration

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Adipiscing elit ut aliquam purus sit. At in tellus integer feugiat. Pulvinar elementum integer enim neque volutpat ac. Pharetra sit amet aliquam id diam maecenas ultricies. Sem nulla pharetra diam sit amet nisl suscipit. Duis convallis convallis tellus id interdum. Sapien nec sagittis aliquam malesuada bibendum. Eget mauris pharetra et ultrices. Egestas erat imperdiet sed euismod nisi porta lorem.

Lacus viverra vitae congue eu consequat ac felis donec. Euismod lacinia at quis risus sed vulputate odio ut enim. Elit pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Et tortor consequat id porta nibh venenatis cras. Et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis. Dolor magna eget est lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Sed ullamcorper morbi tincidunt ornare massa eget. Lorem dolor sed viverra ipsum nunc aliquet bibendum enim. Arcu ac tortor dignissim convallis. Egestas erat imperdiet sed euismod nisi porta lorem mollis aliquam. Arcu cursus vitae congue mauris rhoncus aenean vel elit scelerisque. Nullam ac tortor vitae purus faucibus ornare. Facilisis leo vel fringilla est ullamcorper eget nulla.

Read more

Create your vision

This is one of the most important days of your life and you get to decide everything! It doesn’t mean you have to do all of the work but you definitely get to choose. Spend a weekend writing down what your perfect wedding looks and feels like for you. Truly focus on what will fill your heart with happiness and joy (not what will fill the hearts of everybody else:).

Start with the basics. Decide who, what, where and when.  As you develop your vision, ask yourself “why.”  Why get married in the mountains? Why wear an elegant white dress? Why have 500 people on the guest list and so on. If you like the reason for your why, then make it part of your vision. If you don't, leave it off.

Prior to starting Perfect Events by Jan, I spent many years leading large-scale projects. One thing I learned is that setting down your vision gets you halfway there. When it comes to your wedding, many of the answers are inside you. Writing them down just brings them out.

Read more

Review the list of services we provide that fits YOUR vision for a
perfect event!

View Services