In honor of March 20 being National Proposal Day I thought I would share with you one of the best proposals I’ve heard from Eric and Kathryn.
Eric proposed to Kathryn on Christmas Eve, but this is much more than a Christmas proposal….
It was Christmas Eve in 2014 and for the past four years Kathryn has catered a family Christmas Eve dinner in their home. She had asked if Eric could come up towards the end of the evening to help clean up so they could get off to their own family Christmas Eve dinner. When Eric arrived Kathryn noticed he was acting very strange but strange in a good way. She was busy working when she looked up and saw Eric talking to the family, who she was catering for, like he had known them for years but Kathryn knew they had never met Eric before. She was plating the dessert when Santa arrived to give all the children their presents. This was nothing unusual as it had been this way for the last four years. All the children had received their gifts when Kathryn heard Santa say, “We have one more present!” Kathryn turned and saw Santa motioning towards her. She still didn’t think anything of it and figured it might just be a gift from the host. She made her way toward Santa and sat on his lap. She began unwrapping the package and discovered it was a box with a beautiful ring inside it. Even looking at the ring it still took her a minute to realize what was happening but this was the moment! Eric walked toward her and proposed! Afterward, with huge smiles, Eric and Kathryn headed off to their Christmas Eve dinner to share the wonderful news with their families!
“It was a glorious evening that I will always remember!” said Kathryn.
We love to hear the proposal story when our brides meet with us so feel free to share your proposal story too! Whether yesterday or 10 years ago, your proposal will always be a great story to tell and remember for years to come!
-All Events Planned
Kathryn & Eric on their wedding day in 2015
Here is what they had to say about All Events Planned, wedding planning services.
Q: What types of things attracted you to each planner that you interviewed?
A: We stopped after the first interview!
Q: What was something you found that made you WANT to hire a certain planner?
Q: What was the best thing your wedding planner did for you?
A: Everything! She took control at all of the most important transition points of the night; she could look ahead to make sure that things flowed very smoothly, and addressed things before they became an "issue". Took all of the stress away.
Q: What was something your planner did that you would never have thought of doing?
A: One thing? Let's see...how about setting aside an area for gifts, and coming up with a way for the gifts and cards to be transported away from the reception without us having to worry about it. Also, making sure that the transitions were not distracting; she knew exactly what to do, and just said, "Let me take care of this..."
Q: Did you feel that your wedding planner was worth the cost?
A: Absolutely. We would recommend her to everyone we know that's planning anything at all, for anything, ever.
Q: Was there anything you would have changed about your experience with your wedding planner?
A: Paid her more! (If one more client answers that way, I'm raising my pricing, lol)
Q: What was something you wish you would have known before hiring your planner?
A: That a planner makes EVERYTHING easier, and really they are there to iron out every detail. We wish we would have started talking to her a lot earlier.
Q: Is there any situation where you could see why a bride would NOT want a wedding planner?
A: Only if she's insane! (I love that answer)
Q: Any other input you have on your process with your wedding planner (me) any advice, ideas or feedback, it is all welcome.
A: Her associate was a great help as well; both of you made our day perfect and we still talk about the fact that our day would not have been as special without your help. It was amazing!
Now you can see why I love hearing back from bridal clients. They have the most wonderful things to say and nothing makes a planner feel better than knowing she made someone's most important day, even better!! Have you asked your clients to give feedback on your services? I bet you'll be just as thrilled with what they have to say. If you are a bride who has hired a planner, why not send her/him over a thank you note right now, it is the best thing a planner can receive.