Personal Interview Michele is available to discuss the business of wedding planning and her experiences in the Lexington market with you at an hourly rate of $60. These appointments can be scheduled Monday thru Wednesday and will take place at her office.
Introduction to Bridal Consulting: Professional Development Internship
Program Fee -- $1,500 A seven day internship for those who are serious about becoming a professional bridal consultant. Follow Michele for a week at her office, observe a rehearsal and participate as an assistant at an actual wedding. The experience includes, but is not limited to, the following:
At Weddings by Michele
See detailed wedding checklists and timelines for clients
See a sample Selected Vendor Referral List, learn how to build business relationships and successfully maintain them
Observe the final meeting with the Bride before the wedding
Assist with "week of" wedding duties, including pick up and delivery of wedding items to ceremony and reception venues
Assembly projects and minor decorating tasks
View custom designs including Save the Dates and Invitations, Wedding Programs, Seating Charts, Place Cards, etc.
Review a sample client notebook that organizes vendor info and contracts, correspondence, notes, timelines, etc.
At a Rehearsal
Observe Ceremony Rehearsal with the officiant, bridal party and their families
See how last minute changes are handled
Help stock the emergency kit and see what items are helpful to have on hand during the weekend
On a Wedding Day
Observe the direction of bridal party, family and guests throughout the day
Help oversee setup of ceremony site including putting programs and guest book in place, arrangement of unity candle display, etc.
Understand the process of the day's setup and timing including vendor arrivals, ceremony setup, reception completion
Get an overall view of the behind-the-scenes action and how to prioritize where to be and when to be there
Understand the importance of how to accommodate and ensure the comfort of each guest
Greet guests as they enter, making sure they feel welcome and taken care of
Observe the coordination of the bridal party and timing of the processional
Assist in setup of reception site including placement of menus, placecards and favors, room set-up arranged according to diagram, etc.
Guide guests to the reception site once ceremony has concluded
Observe coordination of reception events, making sure that important people are present when they take place
Secure and pack up all extra items at the end of the night and put gifts in the proper location
Flexible scheduling dates...Intern to provide own airfare and accommodations.
Michele has over ten years of experience in the wedding business. She wasan
Accredited Bridal Consultant through the Association of Bridal Consultants
and was a member for over 10 years. Michele and her staff have planned
and coordinated over 200 weddings and assisted over 1,000 brides with
custom designed invitations, wedding programs, favors and elegant
wedding and reception accessories.