Friday, January 21, 2011
Did you know Nicole specializes in reverse destination weddings?
Well, it's Friday, and it's 6:01PM, and I told myself..."Self, you have to blog!" So, I picked a topic off of my blog topic list I use to brainstorm for each week. This week's topic is something you may or may not know about us here at Nicole Lisanne Weddings and Events by Design, but we are finding that not a lot of our wedding professionals or clients know this, so here goes!
I don't know how it happened, but we have had the fortune of working with many clients who live in other states, or other countries, who are having their wedding here in California. When a client does this their wedding is considered a "destination wedding", and when a consultant helps them plan it in the town they are holding their wedding it is considered "reverse destination wedding planning" because the consultant isn't going anywhere to do the wedding, but they are helping their client plan their wedding while they are no where near where it will take place.
What does this mean for Nicole Lisanne Weddings? Well, I thought about it today after meeting with our client in from Hong Kong, and while speaking to a new potential client in MN. Both of these clients are having their wedding in our backyard, but they live far far away. I asked myself what it is about our company that makes us specialists in this type of planning. Here are the reasons I came up with:
1.We are good listeners. First and foremost, we care about everything the client says, we have to be really good listeners in order to understand their wishes and execute them for them here.
2.We are excellence communicators. We know how to speak to our clients in an organized and well thought out fashion so that details don't become too overwhelming. It's hard enough planning a wedding in your own backyard, but try planning your wedding in CA while you live in England! Eeeeek! You definitely need a consultant who understands that you don't need any more complexities added to your situation.
3.We are good with technology. We are not afraid to use all forms of technology to make the gap between us and our clients smaller.
4.We are good at acting on our client's behalf. We can speak straight from our client's wishes and needs when we speak to our wedding professionals in order to secure them for their wedding day. We make sure we protect them from things they do and don't want, we communicate what they want to spend, what they need, why they need it, and help make things happen!
5.We are flexible! We understand that a long distance client is not a typical client. They are going to need more phone consultations, more e-mails, more help with everything! We don't make them feel like they are an inconvenience to us, rather we make them feel understood and taken care of by being flexible with their time and distance difficulties.
I'm sure there is more to it than this, but I'm very very proud of our unique specialty, and I am happy that so many fabulous couples from around the world have trusted us with their wedding day plans.
I hope you all have a fabulous evening!