I'm taking a detour from my usual author spotlight or book promotion to highlight my daughter's business. She recently graduated from Johnson and Wales and had decided to follow her passion.
Ever since she was a little girl doing fundraisers for school or planning her sweet sixteen party, she excelled at organizing events and negotiating deals to get the things she needed for the events she was involved with.
So, when she asked me for some cross-promotion opportunities, I gladly agreed. After all, paranormal romance and weddings do have a key thing in common... love. So it isn't really a digression to shameless promotion.
However, her business isn’t just limited to weddings. She also does social events, like a book launch parties, as well as corporate events and fundraisers.
As a writer, when you craft the perfect wedding scene in a book, you have the location, the colors, the mood, the wedding theme to consider as you are writing, well, an event planner actually delivers on those perfect ideas.
We've all seen both the perfect weddings alongside the disasters first hand, and while the weddings that go drastically wrong make for good fiction, it really doesn't make for pleasant memories for a bride and groom.
This is where an event planner comes in. She, or he, can take your vision and make it reality, and they are the ones that deal with last minute changes, adjustments on the fly so the bride and groom can be stress-free and truly enjoy the day.
Everlasting Affairs is raffling off a complimentary (free) full wedding or social/corporate event plan that includes the following:
- Consultation and continuous communication.
- Venue and vendor selection (up to three venue site visits together).
- Month by month task list.
- Negotiations and finalizing vendor contracts.
- Event design for all aspects of the gathering.
- Vendor contact throughout the process, including onsite meetings.
- Event day timeline, contact list and management of all details from start to finish,
- keeping the day on schedule.
- Event Schedule/Timeline.
- Conducting wedding rehearsal and ceremony logistics, including altar arrangement.
- Management of event reception, including directing vendors.
- Acting as a liaison between clients and vendors.
- Access to our event day emergency kit.
Contest participants are limited to the continental United States only.
Limitations will apply to winners that are not within the company’s primary service areas: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Southern New Hampshire, Southern Maine, New York City and the surrounding boroughs, as well as Long Island, New York.
If a contest winner resides outside of the primary service area, the prize will be modified to being restricted to consultation and communications via phone and email only, and this will include all of the above except being onsite for any vendor meeting or the event itself.
The event planners have prior experience planning long distant events, so you can be assured that whether you are in their service area or not, your event plans will be coordinated with the utmost care.
To enter the contest, please go to the Contests and Promotions page on the company website:
and fill out the entry form.
Winners will be chosen at random on June 1, 2015.
Grand prize is the full wedding package.
1st runner up will receive a 50% discount off the plan of their choice.
All other contest entrants will receive a 10% discount off any service of their choice.
Enjoy and party on!
Until next time,