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Posted on | July 17, 2014 | No Comments

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Jaime and Sandy celebrated their special day in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with this elegant five tiered wedding
cake. Layers of white ruffles, subtle lace textures and white pearls created an elegant look for the evening.
Large pink blush peonies add the finishing touch to this seaside affair.

Category: Ivory, Wedding

Alice in Wonderland
Posted on | June 3, 2014 | No Comments

This Alice in Wonderland themed wedding cake features top hats, tea cups, red roses and falling rose petals.
Its dramatic red, black and white color palette and bold patterns fit perfectly into this wondrous setting.
Category: Red, Wedding

Shades of Pink
Posted on | June 3, 2014 | No Comments

This four tiered wedding cake features various shades of pink flowers, ranging from pale blush to bright
fuschia. Accents of brown vines and satin ribbon complete this elegant look.
Category: Pink, Wedding

Best Wedding Cake Nominees 2012
Posted on | January 29, 2013 | No Comments

Say Yes to the Cake, The Jamaica Observer, Vows, January 28, 2013.
The Jamaica Observer featured the nominees for the Best Wedding Cake of 2012 in Monday’s Vows
Magazine. Out of a total of fifteen selections, Selena Wong secured seven nominations. Please help us vote
for Selena by picking your favorite wedding cake. You can vote by emailing your pick
to [email protected] See below for her selected cakes and be sure to include the
name of your selection as written below.
8-FOOT WONDER
Wedding of Jason John McKenzie and Lianna Marie Wong

“… a spectacular wedding cake— a nine-tier creation, which was over eight feet tall. The cake featured
intricate sugar lace patterns and oversized peonies in various shades of pink wrapped around each tier.
Vintage brooches, rhinestone banding and Swarovski crystals shimmered under the spotlight placed on the
cake, which was topped with a glorious brooch bouquet.”
STUNNING REPLICA
Wedding of Ryan Daniel Nassau and Danielle Marie Foreman

“Several of the guests did not even realise that the flowers were edible, as they looked so natural. “As for
flavour, we went back and forth over that. I love vanilla birthday cake and this particular lychee cake that’s
made down in Jamaica. Ryan loves German chocolate cake,” she explained. They were finally able to work
out a compromise where the main cake was vanilla with a delicious fruity layered icing, and German
chocolate cake (which had to be kept refrigerated all day) was served alongside it at the dessert station.”
TRADITIONAL MASTERPIECE
Wedding of Samuel Prescod and Dr. Simarta Brennan

“Their four-tier traditional wedding cake was yet another masterpiece by Selena Wong. The cake was
decorated with hand-crafted sugar flowers that cascaded down the side. Gold ribbons also delicately adorned
the base of each tier.”
GREEN WITH ENVY
Wedding of Dr. Desmon Antonio Brown and Misty Dawn Hubbard

“While trying to come up with the design, I wanted something whimsical and fun which was indicative of our
personalities and relationship. I also wanted something that was elegant,” recalls Misty. “I looked in a few
magazines for some ideas, but Selena was able to take my wishes and the colour scheme for the wedding
and tie it all together. She is a genius. Not only was the cake beautiful, but it tasted amazing!” she
exclaimed.”
MAGICAL MASTERPIECE
Wedding of Keshtina Campbell and Shane Bonner

“Their cake absolutely stunned their guests with its beautiful design. The attention to detail by Selena Wong
was evident on the decadent five-tier fruitcake with hundreds of flower appliqués, Swarovski crystals and
rhinestones.”
ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY
Wedding of Horace Messado and Dr Lisa-Gaye Thomas

Photography by Tiffany Lue Yen Photography.
“Their four-tier traditional fruitcake, which was created by Selena Wong, was anything but ordinary. It was
decorated with handmade fondant roses and orchids, silver beads, rhinestone bands and pendants.”

DELIGHTFUL INSPIRATION
Wedding of Dr. Zwade Jabari Marshall and Roshal Leigh Erskine

“The idea for the cake,” shared the beautiful bride Roshal Marshall, “came from a design I saw on Pinterest.
I loved the design so much that it became the inspiration for our cake. Our initials in gold and the flowers
along the cake were added touches that made ours unique. We thought a passion fruit-flavoured cake was
Caribbean-inspired and complemented the traditional rum cake that was also served.”
Don’t forget to vote by emailing [email protected] with your favorite cake
selection and be sure to read the full story from the Jamaica Observer here.
Category: In the News

Simply Golden
Posted on | January 20, 2013 | No Comments

Cake Photography by Tiffany Lue Yen Photography.
This three tiered celebration cake is simple yet striking with its oversized sugar pom pom tied to the top tier
with a ribbon. It features an intricate gold pattern on the base tier painted with 23k gold dust.
Category: Celebration, Gold

Hydrangeas in Bloom
Posted on | January 14, 2013 | No Comments

Tanya and Juan celebrated their special day with this elegant four tiered wedding cake. Blooming hydrangeas
in various shades of powder blue wrap each tier, cumulating at the top and creating a beautiful centerpiece.
Satin blue ribbon and pearl accents complete this look.
Photography courtesy of Tiffany Lue Yen Photography.
Category: Blue, Wedding

Shimmering Daisies
Posted on | January 7, 2013 | No Comments

Hundreds of white daisies and tiny crystals shimmer as they cascade down this beautiful wedding cake. All in
white, this four tiered cake is simply elegant and full of intricate details. It sits on a vintage silver cake stand
and is surrounded by the lush gardens of the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.
Category: Wedding, White

Bride and Chic
Posted on | December 4, 2012 | No Comments

Image from Bride & Chic.
One of Selena’s cakes was recently featured in a UK Wedding Blog, Bride & Chic. The story featured a chic
beach wedding in Jamaica, with a soft pastel theme. Fabric like ruffles were the main feature of this light
pink, three tiered cake. Read full story here.
Category: In the News, Wedding

Ivory Roses
Posted on | December 4, 2012 | No Comments

This four tiered ivory wedding cake features dozens of sugar roses in various sizes and subtle blushes of
pink. Each tier is intricately decorated to create a unique, yet elegant look. A vintage style silver pedestal
completes this regal look while complementing the royal blue decor.
Category: Ivory, Wedding

Weddings Jamaica Magazine
Posted on | September 10, 2012 | No Comments

Weddings Jamaica Magazine, Summer/Fall 2012. Cover photo by Tiffany Lue Yen Photography.
Selena Cakes was recently featured in the Summer/Fall issue of Weddings Jamaica Magazine, a leading
resource for brides and event planners who desire a successful wedding in Jamaica. The magazine featured
a three tiered wedding cake, decorated with edible sugar seashells, coral and tropical orchids. Pearlescent
blushes of light pink and vibrant coral red create the perfect color palette for any Jamaican beach wedding.

Weddings Jamaica Magazine, Summer/Fall 2012.

Mariana and Soren celebrated their special day in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with a beautiful five tiered wedding
cake. Pink hibiscuses and light purple orchids create the perfect tropical feel. For a hint of fun, this cake also
features an edible sugar cake topper of two turtles dressed in a tuxedo and bridal gown.

Weddings Jamaica Magazine, Summer/Fall 2012. Photography by Tiffany Lue Yen Photography.
Empress and Steven shared their special day at Vale Royal in Kingston, Jamaica with a five tiered fruit cake
covered in a variety of animal prints. This bold and exotic cake featured vibrant colors and fit perfectly into
this African themed evening. Take a closer look and read more about this cake here.
Click Here to get this issue of Weddings Jamaica Magazine and to read the full articles.
Category: In the News, Wedding
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Bake Me, I'm Yours
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Garfene Grandison, Gleaner Writer
The centrepiece of any wedding reception is the cake display. Whether you are planning an elaborate formal
reception or a casual celebration, there are creative wedding cakes that will inspire you to coordinate a beautiful look

for your special day. Remember also that it is customary for you to keep the top tier for your first anniversary
celebration. The Flair team partnered with one of Jamaica's newest and premier sweet-treat providers - Forever
Sweet - to showcase a few pointers that all brides should consider before the BIG day comes.
Choose a bakery or cake designer with a good reputation

Start the search for your wedding cake right from the comfort of your home, almost every business is into social
media these days. Look through digital albums via Facebook, Twitter etc., and read comments from other clients
which can give you an impression of the quality of service offered. If the photos aren't up-to-date, their work isn't
either. You want to work with a bakery or designer with positive feedback from married couples and a wide range of
cakes to offer. Next, you should visit the bakery or set up a consultation to meet the designer or staff. It's important to
walk out of the consultation with an image of the cake either drawn or rendered from a computer so that there are no
surprises on your wedding day. If you don't feel comfortable with the designer or staff, you won't be happy with your
cake.
Give yourself adequate time to pick that perfect wedding cake

Three to six months is enough time to plan the cake, the Internet/Google is a great place to look for design ideas in
your own time. Once you've chosen a colour scheme and venue, it's a good idea to finalise the cake design right
after.
Make sure you know how the cake tastes

Arrange for a cake-tasting before you have paid your deposit. If the cake has multiple flavours, taste all of them.
Basic flavours like chocolate, red-velvet, black forest and vanilla will vary depending on how the cake is made, its
formulation, its frosting and more. Don't assume taste!
Get creative with the design (bye bye royal icing)

The age of the plain tiered white wedding cake with a plastic bride and groom figurine at the top is long gone and,
personally, we at Forever Sweet are happy to see it go. Fondant is the way to go as it allows for a lot more creativity.
Many brides bring their colour scheme (wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, invitation, décor) into the design. Others
are coordinating jewellery on their special day with cake adornments such a pearls, diamonds and gold for example.
If a bride is wearing them, we can replicate the look on a cake.

Also, themed weddings need a thumbed cake. From beach weddings to religious ceremonies, any type of wedding
can be accommodated with a custom cake.
Don't commit these two deadly sins

There are two deadly sins of planning a custom wedding cake: The first is waiting until the last minute. Bakeries or
designers will have their custom cakes calendared weeks in advance. Special ingredients and decorations are
usually needed and in some cases, created from scratch, which takes considerable experimentation at times.

The second mistake is having too many people provide input. We have seen many brides go crazy because they
involved both sets of parents, friends, cousins, the entire bridesmaid party, etc. When you come to the consultation,
keep your entourage down to one or two persons at the most. Choosing a cake is about what feels good to you as
the bride after all, it's all about you on your wedding day.
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Full Caption: The 'Illusion' cake as named by Forever Sweet was designed
for Kingston Bridal Week at the Wyndam Hotel. Designers, Preston Haynes
and Suejen Edwards came up with the idea of having something crazy or
different at the Expo so they said how about an upside-down cake. And
while planning the structure of the cake, they then concluded that they
were going to have the cake hanging by a hook. They wanted prospective
brides to see how creative their wedding cake could actually be, staying
true to their slogan, 'It's not just a cake, it's art'. We are tired of
seeing beautiful brides without a cake to represent them or fit into
their wedding theme. The four-tier upside down cake is certainly a
centrepiece at any event. The cake is hung safely by a steel hook and
supported by a steel structure. The Illusion is certainly one of a kind
and a first for Jamaica. - Photos courtesy of forever sweet

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Selling hundreds of $20-bags of candy and enduring months of toil and labour in fast-food restaurants were
the stepping stones to dreams becoming reality for two young university students who saw the need for
creative, perfectly detailed designer cakes.

Suejen and Preston Haynes, who just recently tied the knot, had life fairly easy growing up. However, as the years
progressed, they realised the value of and the need for hard work

"We were always business-minded and willing to work. It was this mentality that saw Preston selling gummy worms
on campus and me joining him while we were dating. We made a lot of money, to our surprise - even more than what
our colleagues made as student workers," said Suejen.

Suejen and Preston, who studied English with a minor in law and information science and a minor in mass
communication, respectively, at Northern Carib-bean University, came up with the idea for their business, Forever

Sweet and Glow Inc, in 2011. After three months of research and numerous experiments, things started to look
promising.
The beginning
"We attempted our first designer cake by covering a bowl with fondant and making edible teddy bears and roses to
decorate the covered bowl. Having succeeded, we realised that we needed the tools that would help us to create the
type of cake that we wanted to provide," they told Rural Express.

Though the profit made from candy sales was impressive, it was not enough to start the business, and so the Haynes
applied for work on the United States work and study programme.

Toiling 16 hours a day, six days a week for three months at fastfood joints was not easy, but they persevered, and
soon, they were fully equipped with the well-needed tools. On returning to Jamaica, the business, Forever Sweet and
Glow Inc, was officially started.

"We started advertising right away on social media and started getting orders two weeks after we started advertising.
We have been in business ever since. We have grown exponentially in terms of our business by successfully catering
to the customised needs of all our customers," said Preston.

Suejen, who is the head pastry chef, and Preston the designer, have no formal training in the field but are pleased
with their output.

"Our cakes are not created by only using concepts seen in books or taught in schools. We have garnered ways to
create cakes that we have managed to ascertain through practice, imagination, and a creative knack. The designer
cakes we produce do not entail only icing sugar and butter. It includes graphic designing, sculpting, among other
things," said Suejen.

Forever sweet currently offers customised cakes for occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby
showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, baby christenings, among others. The company also has authentic
fondant for sale and offers cake-designing classes.
Anything is possible

"There's nothing too difficult for us to do. We have developed the requisite skills to be able to master any design once
it is possible. A cake is created in our minds before our hands go to work. Thus, once we can imagine it, we can
create it," they told Rural Express.

Boasting a wide clientele that includes Konshens, Tifa, Jah Cure, Aidonia, Bounty Killa, Movado, Warren Weir, Asafa
Powell, Kemar Bailey Cole, Digicel, National Commercial Bank, and Magna Rewards, the forever sweet team hopes
to establish boutiques and cake-supplies stores in Mandeville, Kingston, and Montego Bay, and a Forever Sweet
designer cake school to teach baking and decorating skills at all levels in a bid to improve cake standards in Jamaica
and the Caribbean.

The team, which completed an 11-tier wedding cake recently, one of the biggest in Jamaica, intends to sculpt a cake
of a life-size car and person sometime in the future.
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Wedding Boutonniere Tips
Posted on March 2, 2015 by heleng Leave a comment

The word boutonniere is derived the French word for buttonhole. Most brides I
know overlook the boutonniere selection process. It is often the florist or
wedding planner that raises any concern or questions re the boutonniere
selection. Choosing the right boutonniere is very important.
There are two main types of boutonnieres:
1. Classic Boutonnieres such as a rosebud or a miniature calla lily as show
below.

2. The Contemporary Boutonniere such a tiny branch of berries or an orchid as
shown below:

But how do you choose your wedding boutonniere:

The color of your wedding boutonniere can be chosen to either complement or
contrast the color of the groom’s outfit. Once you have chosen the groom’s
boutonniere you need to ensure that the bestman and groomsmen
boutonniere’s are selected also along the same guideline and that they look
good. If you select a yellow rose for the groom in a turquoise and yellow
wedding you can select a turquoise bloom for the men. Keep in mind the
bestman and groomsmen should complement the MOH and bridesmaids.
How do you wear a wedding boutonniere?
The boutonniere should be worn on the outside of the left lapel. Many persons
use various methods to pin the boutonniere. One method is holding the
boutonniere by the stem in your left hand, place the boutonniere on the lapel
below the buttonhole. Holding the pin in your right hand start from the back of
the lapel push it through the fabric just below the head of the flower. Cross the
length of the pin over the stem and reinsert back into the fabric so the pin head
rests behind the lapel or I prefer to do the opposite and letting the pearl head
pin show.

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Categories: Jamaica Wedding Tips, Wedding Style

Wedding Vendors in Jamaica
Posted on March 2, 2015 by heleng Leave a comment

Great wedding vendors are hard to find. So if you are looking for professional
and high quality wedding vendors for your wedding in Jamaica visit Helen G
Events list of wedding vendors in our Wedding Directory to find your prefect set
of wedding vendors today.

Check out the list of Helen G Events Preferred Wedding Vendors in our Wedding
Directory at: http://helengevents.com/weddingdirectory.php

Jamaica Wedding Vendors to register with Helen G Events as a wedding vendor
in Jamaica and be highlighted in our wedding directory please go
to http://helengevents.com/vendor_registration.php or call us 876-541-7772 for
details

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Fashion of Weddings Bridal Affair
Posted on February 1, 2015 by heleng Leave a comment

On Sunday, January 25, Helen G Events hosted its inaugural Make Your Day
wedding workshop at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa. The workshop
offered potential brides and prospective event planners tips on making their
special day perfect. Guests received presentations from wedding vendors who
are experts in their fields. Ranging from how to create and stick to a reasonable
budget, bridal-wear tips, and make-up to hair and photography.
Giving back
Helen Hutchinson-Graham, CEO of Helen G Events, told Outlook: “I believe in
giving back and, as a result, we invited two participants of the Re-Birth Project to
take part in our workshop, free of cost. The hope is that these young women
would be enlightened to other income-earning possibilities.”
The daylong event was completed on schedule, just in time for the cocktail hour,
courtesy of CPJ, and the guests were ready for the grand finale fashion show.
Decor
The lawns of Eden Gardens were transformed into a runway, with the decor
taking on a funky and modern theme.
Hutchinson-Graham told Outlook: “We looked at Pantone’s colours of the year
and went with a non-traditional pairing of navy and lime green to create a

backdrop that would pop. Careful colour selection is an easy way for event
planners and future brides to stay ahead of trends. The location, Eden Gardens,
was specifically selected for this event because we wanted to showcase that
Eden Gardens has the perfect setting in Kingston to host an intimate wedding or
special event.”

Fashion
Guests were treated to bridal and resort wear trends for 2015, featuring
collections from Courtney Washington, Sobelio Boutique, Bliss Bridal, White
Lotus, Beautiful Brides, Etal Jewlery, and Fashion Statement Boutique. Models
strutted down the runway in trendy rompers, shift dresses, maxi dresses, and
closed the show in awe-inspiring gowns. Designer Courtney Washington showed
alternatives for the beach bride and embraced a nude and calming palette.

Hutchinson-Graham told Outlook: “We would like to thank all our sponsors –
CPJ, Gorgeous Flowers, and Eye-Q Optical – who helped to make this annual
event a success. Next year, our aim is bigger and better.”

For pictures from the event please click the links below:
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Jamaica Wedding Market
Posted on December 24, 2014 by heleng Leave a comment

Helen G Events will be holding its annual Wedding Market in Jamaica on Sunday
Feb 1, 2015 at the New Kingston Shopping Centre. Brides Save The Date to Shop
Shop Shop and get those discounted deals for your wedding in Jamaica on

Sunday Feb 1, 2015!!!! Click here to confirm if you will be
attending https://www.facebook.com/events/1529680573936580/
For wedding vendors who want to participate in our Wedding Market please
email us at [email protected]
Brides get your wedding planning questions answered one on one with Helen G.
Register now to get your free Wedding Planning Consultation with Helen G at our
Wedding Market by emailing us at
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10 Wedding Cake Tips from Helen G
Posted on December 22, 2014 by heleng Leave a comment

At Helen G Events for brides getting married in Jamaica and everywhere the
wedding cake is important and will be on display your entire wedding reception
and photographed as well. So paying attention to the wedding cake is important
Check out our top 10 wedding cake tips below. Please note our wedding cake
tips are not in order of importance:
Wedding Cake tip #1: A square cake will yield 10 to 30 percent more than a
round one. So if you arent stuck on having a round cake this could be a viable
option for you.

Wedding Cake Tip #2: You can choose a small display cake or choose a display
cake where only the bottom tier is real for cutting and then serve sheet cakes.
This will help keep this cost factor down.
Wedding Cake Tip #3: If you are on a budget you can serve the display cake
instead of doing additional sheet cakes and the display cake.
Wedding Cake Tip #4: Remember the main reason why wedding cakes cost alot
is the design, so if you are on a budget the simpler the cake the more budget
friendly it will be. So simple but nice is the way to go as shown below.

Wedding Cake Tip #5: Another way to save money on your wedding cake for
your wedding in Jamaica is to reduce the number of tiers on the cake. You can
choose a very nice design but with less tiers and still have a fabulous cake.

Wedding Cake Tip #6: If you are doing a cake tasting the maximum number of
people that should be there is 4 and ensure one is the groom. Remember the
saying “Two many cooks spoil the broth” this applies to weddings too and
persons you bring in when making important decisions.
Wedding Cake Tip#7: Find the best cake baker your money can buy. Ask your
wedding planner or wedding venue for suggestions. Also think about the last
time you loved a piece of wedding cake. Then find out from the bride or groom
who baked it!”

Wedding Cake Tip #8: When choosing your wedding cake you need to consider
the weather. If you are having a wedding outdoors in Jamaica you need to stay
away from butter cream, meringue and whipped cream. Fondant is a safer
option.
Wedding Cake Tip #9: Do not forget to use the correct table and table size for
your display. Most persons forget these details.
Wedding Cake Tip #10: If you are storing you wedding cake for a first
anniversary be careful of freezer burner. Suggestion from the Knot “Think about
indulging on your two-week or one-month anniversary, and treat yourself to a
fresh cake in the same flavor when you’ve survived the first year. If you must
adhere to tradition, wrap the cake in plastic wrap, then bag it in an airtight
baggie. Stay away from aluminum foil — it might not protect against freezer
burn as well as plastic wrap because it’s not an airtight material.”
At Helen G Events we know you are on a budget and we are willing to work with
you to get you to your ideal price point or budget. We are also open to
suggestions. But the wedding cake tips above should be a good start for you
when trying to select that perfect cake for your wedding in Jamaica.

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Booking Your Wedding Venue in Jamaica
Posted on December 18, 2014 by heleng Leave a comment

One of the first things to note if you are getting married in Jamaica is that you
need to book your wedding venue early, especially if you are getting married
during peak times such as June, July and December. Great venue are in limited
supply and you want to get this out of the way early.
Our second tip for booking your wedding venue in Jamaica is that if you are
getting married in Jamaica we suggest to those who are not opposed to having
their wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue to try and book at a
venue where you can stay at as well as host your wedding and rehearsal dinner,
why? A good wedding planner will be able to negotiate better discounts with
that property for you as you will be bringing alot more business to them. They
will not only be accommodating you and your guests which in itself is enough if
you are booking over 10 rooms but also catering your event.

Our third tip for booking your wedding venue in Jamaica is when booking using
pictures from the internet you need to find out how old these pictures are or
request recent pictures as the location may have deteriorated etc.
Our fourth tip when booking your wedding venue in Jamaica is to get expert
advise. You want to make sure that the location will suit what you want for your
wedding decor and guests.
At Helen G Events we do offer a location search service, where we help brides
find the right location for their destination wedding in Jamaica . Its also cuts
down on the cost of having to fly to Jamaica to find a venue as we send pictures
to you of all locations recommeded. You only fly in if its a must for you. But for
brides on a budget this helps to eliminate that cost.

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Why Hire A Wedding Planner
Posted on December 15, 2014 by heleng Leave a comment

Planning your wedding should be an enjoyable and exciting experience. A
wedding is one of the most important times in a man and woman’s life. It can
also be one of the most stressful. It does not have to be. Every bride and groom
knows deep in their hearts exactly what they want. The vision of what you
imagine your special day to be, what you dream it to be is right in front of you.
It just takes the resources, guidance, expertise and dedication of a seasoned
professional to make your vision come to life. Below are a few reasons why
hiring a wedding planner could be one of the best decisions you make when
planning for your wedding:
1. Hiring a Wedding Planner Saves Money – You may think that you cannot afford
a wedding planner, but you can. A wedding planner since it is not an extra
expense if you consider the planning part of your wedding budget. Your wedding
planner will even be able to save you money by suggesting the appropriate
vendors that will provide professional services to accommodate your budget. A
good wedding planner will almost always pay for itself. It is a fact that clients
experience 10%-30% overall savings when a planner is involved in negotiating
wedding vendors. Wedding planners get discounts from wedding vendors that
you don’t have access to and sometimes these are significant. They can also call
in favors from vendors if you are really on a budget or may have resources that
you alone may not have access to.
2. Hiring a Wedding Planner Saves Time – A wedding planner has endless
resources at their fingertips of only the finest, most reliable vendors in the
industry and the most spectacular locations. The success of every wedding
depends greatly on the team of professionals chosen to bring it all to life. A

planner can guide you quickly and efficiently to exactly what you are looking for
and save you much time and energy in the process.
3. No Stress – Why worry about all the little details when someone else can? A
wedding planner helps to create a healthy atmosphere for the start of your
marriage and honeymoon. Having wedding planner who will be dealing directly
with all the stress, doing all the leg work and handling any crisis that may arise
leaves time for you to relax and pamper yourself and enjoy your wedding. It
allows you to start your honeymoon stress free and with vigor.
4. Acts as the “Go to Person” – Having someone there for you that you trust and
have complete confidence in to guide you throughout the planning process and
the execution of your wedding day is priceless. Having someone there as your
voice on your wedding day is essential to the success of the day and also to
keep your sanity intact. The average wedding has at least 15 different vendors.
Combine that with the entire wedding party and all of the guests and that is a
lot of people with questions and concerns! By hiring a wedding planner, couples
can simply tell others “talk to the wedding planner!”
5. Saves Relationships – Since your wedding planner is an independent party, he
or she, may often mediate disagreements when you are caught between family
disputes and friendly disagreements.
6. Handles Important Wedding Related Activities – A planner orchestrates from
rehearsal through the end of reception – Do you want to be responsible for
organizing rehearsal or making sure the bridal party is properly lined up? How
about planning the rehearsal dinner? How about making sure that the guest who
had a little too much to drink departs safely? Wedding planners orchestrate
from rehearsal through the end of the reception, ensuring everything goes off
without a hitch!

7. Handles crisis – Whether we like it or not, most big events involve crisis. Who
really wants to deal on their wedding day with the bakery not delivering the
cake on time or the flower girl throwing a tantrum? No one! Wedding planners
know how to handle all unforeseen circumstances. Sometimes and this happens
alot, a relative or friend was supposed to provide or donate something for the
wedding, come wedding day, they are a no-show, a wedding planner will know
where to source that element and quickly.
8. Creates schedules – There are so many events leading up to the big day!
Couple that with the many things that happen during the wedding and who can
keep track? The wedding planner can! Wedding planners are well-versed at
making detailed itineraries for all involved (including other vendors) and making
sure that everything happens on time!
When you hire a wedding planner you know that you are buying quality, service,
knowledge, professionalism, creativity, guidance, leg work, a stress reliever, an
etiquette expert and a personal assistant and friend. What could be better than
that for the most important day of your life? At the end of the day you will be
happy just knowing that you were smart enough to hire a wedding planner!

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Jamaica Weddings Feature
Posted on December 1, 2014 by heleng Leave a comment

The Jamaica Gleaner debuted their annual Wedding Feature today in The Flair
Magazine and we were featured in a number of articles and our work, planning
advice and design concepts were featured on the cover and throught the
magazine. The Wedding Issue contains vital information for anyone planning a
wedding in Jamaica or anyone assisting in planning a wedding in Jamaica.
Below are links to the issue and its various articles and some of our favourite
pics from the wedding photo shoot:
Wedding Budget Tips from Helen Hutchinson Graham of Helen G Events in The
Flair in @jamaicagleaner today http://jamaicagleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair6.html
Wedding Advice From The Pros: http://jamaicagleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair3.html
Some of our past brides were featured in this article in the Jamaica
Gleaner today http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair1.html
Choosing The Right Bouquets & Centerpieces http://jamaicagleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair82.html

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DIY Wedding Centerpieces
Posted on November 27, 2014 by heleng Leave a comment

For the bride on a budget for her wedding or the bride who just wants to make
her own wedding centerpieces watch this segment we did on Weekend Smile on
Television Jamaica for some great DIY Wedding Centerpeice ideas. Also you will
see how to make your own napkin rings:
http://www.televisionjamaica.com/Programmes/WeekendSmile.aspx/Videos/3907
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If you have any questions about anything on the video please feel free to email
us at [email protected] for details.

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Our Top Wedding Budget Tips
Posted on November 27, 2014 by heleng Leave a comment

Do not spend another dollar of your wedding money until you read this. Wedding
budgets and sticking to a budge is serious business. It can ruin your entire
wedding experience as possibly damage the relationship between you and your
future husband as well as the relationship between both families. Below are
some wedding budget tips we have found can be useful that can assist you in
managing your wedding budget:
Wedding Budget Tip #1 – Create a wedding budget and stick to it
Wedding Budget Tip # 2 – Cut the guest list
Wedding Budget Tip # 3 – Choose a wedding date during off peak seasons
Wedding Budget Tip # 4 – Use Fresh Flowers Sparingly. Check out our 8 Ways to
Save on Wedding Flowers
Wedding Budget Tip # 5 – DIY Projects can save money. Check out our DIY
Wedding Projects

Wedding Budget Tip # 6 – Find a venue that will let you bring your own food and
bar
Wedding Budget Tip # 7 – Choose a simple cake design

Wedding Budget Tip # 8 – Do what feel right for you and not just what people
expects
Wedding Budget Tip # 9 – Choose a naturally beautiful location

Wedding Budget Tip #10 – Consider getting food from a local restaurant instead
of from a caterer
Wedding Budget Tip #11 – Prioritize. Make a list of what’s important to you
about your day
Wedding Budget Tip # 12 – Recruit talented family members and friends to help
Wedding Budget Tip #13 – Beg, borrow but don’t steal
Wedding Budget Tips # 14 – Hunt for affordable décor items

We will be adding more wedding budget tips to this list each week so come back
and read this post each week.

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