Can you tell I’m excited? Last night, we presented our project, which was to plan a complete mock wedding in the DC area, providing a budget breakdown, vendor roster, timeline, venue selection, couple's story, program text, invitation wording, menu outline and more, based upon the guidelines we randomly drew at the start of the class.
My project had to feature a Thanksgiving theme, cost less than $5,000 for the entire wedding, and prioritize décor. If you know anything about how expensive the DC area is, this certainly wasn’t easy, but the challenge was actually a great way to get creative and think outside the box.
Working with Stephen, who awesomely took the class with me in preparation for assisting with my upcoming client weddings, we crafted a day that was simple and family-focused, with lots of laughter and joy, along with a décor scheme that celebrated the Thanksgiving harvest and the colonial history of Alexandria, Virginia, by using candles, magnolia leaves, pumpkins and more. From finding an affordable clubroom reception site to finding a vendor who could offer a luncheon of turkey cranberry sandwiches, we had fun working together and finding solutions that worked.
And the best part? After months of hard work, I’m graduating from the program confident in my ability to work with my clients to bring their visions to life. I’m excited, proud and definitely ready to put my knowledge to good use!
What’s a major accomplishment you’ve achieved that just made you feel ecstatic?
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