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Blizzards! (or when things get messy)

On this blustery and cold blizzardy day we thought we’d take some time to reflect on some past events. Part of hiring an event planner is to give yourself peace of mind.  At AE Events, we pride ourselves on our ability to think the event through – forwards and backwards – so there are no surprises, but let’s be honest… there’s always something that can sneak up on you.  Our goal is to keep everything running smoothly, so that you as the client can continue to enjoy your event.  Some things, however are beyond our control…

Wedding in New Hampshire:
The bride and groom are enjoying cocktail hour, meanwhile AE is out back throwing extension cords over a stone wall and climbing into a basement that doesn’t have full ceilings (in a dress and heels, mind you!)- so that the band could connect to power – the original power plan ran into it’s own set of issues and there was always a chance that we would blow every fuse in the place, but we didn’t. But there was a brief moment where we thought the band might be acoustic for the night!

Conference in Local Boston hotel:
There are some things that we all know to be true, but try not to believe.  One example of this: mice in hotels.  We can say (with certainty) that mice do exist in hotels – even the nicest and fanciest of them – and one decided to join our educational conference (talk about things that can sneak up on you).  Luckily, the conference goers didn’t see it, but with some quick work on our end, a hotel “mousehunter” was immediately on the scene and the situation was handled quietly and humanely.

Wedding in Cape Cod:
At the end of the night, we’re packing things up and who appears drunk?  The videographer.  Long story short, the local police gave him the option of sleeping it off in a cell or in the parking lot.  He chose parking lot and they came back with his keys at 6am.  I still don’t know if the couple received their wedding videos.
*Please note – this particular vendor wasn’t hired or vetted by AE, the couple hired many of the vendors on their own. We do our best to guide clients, but certainly don’t force them to hire all of our recommended vendors.  Needless to say, this particular vendor will never be on our list! 

Fundraising Gala:
A headlining singer was the entertainment for the night, but unfortunately was wheel-chair bound due to an unforeseen injury.  With no wheelchair access to the event’s stage in sight – we had to send someone to a venue nearby to beg for their wheelchair ramps – and then get the cab driver to wait while we loaded them in! Luckily, guests got to see the show and not the madness backstage.

There are so many more stories we could share on this snowy day, but we leave you with this – like a snowflake, every event is unique and we at AE Events treat them that way.  We love our clients and do everything we can to ‘shovel them out of the blizzard!’

 


2015: Be Engaged

Happy New Year and Congratulations to the newly engaged!  The holidays are a season of giving and receiving.  We’ve found that a lot of those gifts include giving an engagement ring and receiving love to last a lifetime!

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Image courtesy of Zev Fisher Photography – to see the full photo and more – go here!

In celebration of all that lies ahead for you and yours, here are a few websites that we like to check out when looking for new or unique wedding ideas (or just fall in love with Love!).

Dorfman Jewelers – If you don’t have the ring (but know there’s a promise), be sure to have one of their specialists help you with the Art of Engagement. Discover the newly renovated Dorfman’s when shopping for your wedding rings as well! (and fiances of the world – have your sig-other keep a running list of things they like here – it will make future gift giving easy!)

How He Asked – a website dedicated to marriage proposals, with thoughtful words, photos and even video.  If you’re in the mood to cry out of joy and all things good in the world – go here.  If you’re in the mood to share your story of love – go here.

BHLDN – vintage, delicate, ethereal are all words that describe the dresses, accessories and other beautiful things you can find on this wedding website from Anthropologie.  Sometimes all you need to complete the look is that one perfect thing…

Vows – searching for your wedding dress can be fun, exciting and overwhelming.  The staff at Vows in Watertown, MA will help you find that perfect look. This bridal outlet offers high-end designer wedding gown samples and overstocks from famous designers.  You are one of a kind, maybe the dress should be too!

Style Me Pretty – See what other real couples have done for their weddings – great for inspiration and current trends. We love to see what wedding trends are happening around the country.

Squarespace – thinking of designing a personal website for the Big Day? Check this out – they have wedding templates and make it easy to customize to suit you and your fiance’s style.

Recycle Your Wedding – figured out your wedding style and feeling a little DIY?  We do our best to help our brides find ways to save some dollars here and there.  Sometimes this means buying accents (votive holders, lanterns, and other little tidbits) which can be hard to store.  From the Ruffled Blog – here are some classifieds to buy and sell your wedding goods!

Congratulations again on your recent engagment!  AE Events is here to help you create a beautiful and magical day for you and your family – give us a call or email us to inquire about our services and how we can help you go from Ms. to Mrs.!