Looking at a new feature at the Columbus Weddings Show
This year, the Columbus Weddings Show presented by Worthington Jewelers will have a brand-new feature for brides- and grooms-to-be. It's called Ask-A-Planner, and it's your chance to get the expertise of a wedding planner (without hiring one).
Just head over to the Ask-A-Planner booth this weekend and sit down with one of the five planners who will be on hand to answer questions throughout the weekend. There's no appointment necessary and no fee; just walk right up and ask away. Of course, if you love the planner you speak with-and who wouldn't? They're all fab-you can hire them on the spot to help with the rest of your wedding planning.
Read on to learn more about each of the planners, including what times you can find them at the show.
Red Letter Day Events | Angela Rango-Patterson | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday
I'm Angela, the owner and principal wedding coordinator of Red Letter Day Events. A red-letter day is any truly memorable occasion, and my goal is for you to enjoy yours worry-free! I have a background in business and logistics with bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration. As a corporate professional, I coordinated events and tradeshows for a home organization company. Over five years ago, I had the pleasure of working with an award-winning wedding florist as a business consultant. This life-changing experience allowed me to gain wedding industry experience and eventually lead me to fulfill a personal goal of becoming a wedding coordinator. I love being a part of such special events and take pride in making a client's wedding vision a reality. I specialize in wedding management and coordination. I look forward to being a part of your Red Letter Day!
Nina Marie Weddings | Nina Banks | 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday
I'm Nina Banks with Nina Marie Weddings, a boutique wedding and design company. This experience for my couples is a precious and happy time, and my focus is to encourage them to stay calm and enjoy the adventure. When a couple gets engaged, the process ahead can be overwhelming to all involved without professional guidance … but it doesn't need to be. We at NMW take things on one at a time so all can still enjoy their life in the process. I myself have been mother of the bride, mother of the groom and a bride again, so I am familiar with each person's needs. I will guide you along the way staying organized for you and focusing on each and every detail until the wedding of your dreams become a reality. My greatest joy is in watching my couples on their wedding day and the smiles that come!
Distinct Event Planning | Lucretia Williams | 2:30 to 4:30 pm. on Saturday
Operating a premiere wedding and event planning business has always been my dream. I knew it the moment I started planning my first wedding! Now, with over 18 years of event planning experience behind me, my organizational skills have earned my company, Distinct Event Planning, praise throughout Central Ohio. Best of all, I get to have my own "dream come true" every time I help a new bride and groom down the aisle. I'm passionate about getting to know my clients. They inspire everything I do when it comes to creating fabulous, unforgettable experiences. While weddings and engagements will always be my first love, I love planning and designing parties and conferences too. Distinct Event Planning wants you to experience a beautiful and worry-free day no matter what you're celebrating. Let my team and I handle all of the details. Come on-let's celebrate in style!
Bliss Wedding & Event Design | Holly Brinkman | 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday
I began my event planning career while living in Chicago. I have spent seven years in the hospitality industry, working directly with brides, grooms and parents to make sure every detail was flawlessly executed. My passion is in planning, making sure the bride and groom's vision of their wedding comes to life and creating a wedding day that is not only beautiful, but also stress-free. My husband, Dave, and I are celebrating six years of marriage, with two beautiful daughters and a baby on the way.
MMJ Events | Meleka Joliff | 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday
MMJ Events is a boutique, full-service event planning company that specializes in unforgettable weddings and stylish social events. MMJ designs with the belief that your wedding day should be an extension of you as a couple. This allows us to take your vision and infuse personal touches and beautiful details to create an exquisitely tailored, customized event. MMJ opened in 2009, and since then has been recognized in top publications and blogs including Martha Stewart and Inside Weddings. We also have added destination services to our resume, designing and planning weddings in Nashville, Dallas and Montreal thus far. At MMJ, our team loves stories, details and building relationships with our clients. We would be honored to talk with you about your big day.