Wedding Talent is a series that introduces some of our favourite wedding industry people. These are people we've collaborated with and worked along side as we put together our happy wedding blooms.
This post introduces our friend Hana of Made by Hana Events. I first met Hana a couple of summers ago, onsite for a small garden wedding in a private home. It was really hot and the wedding was outside under a large tent. Thunder rumbled all day as I set up long garlands on the tables. Family and guests were in and out all day as I worked, and I got to see Hana in action as she deftly calmed overly anxious moms, organized vendors, artfully saw to all the little details on the tables and kept the mood light and relaxed throughout. She is really good at what she does, keeping low key and behind the scenes and I was so impressed with how she kept her cool and soothed ruffled feathers while still bringing the event together on time.Since then we've collaborated on a couple of editorial shoots and I've yet again seen her work her magic. I asked Hana a few questions about what couples should think about when deciding on a planner.
Jess: What is one thing that couples need to plan for but most don’t?
Hana: Couples often times overlook the day of the wedding and the importance of having a “go-to” person in charge on the wedding day. Venue coordinators are great, but they are only really concerned with the tasks associated with the venue and MC’s are able to make announcements but they can’t be expected to chase people down for you. Having someone in charge on the wedding day to make sure everything is running smoothly, is incredibly important! Wedding Coordinators are able to take over everything for couples and make sure that the couple, family and friends can all enjoy themselves without worrying about all the details of the day.
Jess: if a couple is trying to decide if they need a planner or not, what advice would you give?
Hana: Wedding Planners are like the Fairy Godmother you wish you had! They will take what you have and do everything they can to make it all happen in a stress-free environment. Most couples live incredibly busy lives and having someone by their side who knows the industry and is able to focus on the couples needs, makes the entire planning process and wedding day run smoothl
Jess: what should couples expect from a planner?
Hana: Couples can expect planners to direct them to the right people, help them save money, time and (of course) their sanity!
|Photo by Farah Ghazal LoveLightCLick|
Hana: I love my ability to be strong for my couples! There are almost always mini disasters that they never even hear about! I’ve set up cakes mid-reception because the driver got lost, sorted out plumbing and electric switches flipping, sewn up bridesmaids’ dresses, and so many other unexpected last minute problems!
Every wedding is so different and so is each couple. I always walk away knowing I’ve made dreams come true and friends in the process!
|Photo by Farah Ghazal Lovelightclick|
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