Celebrations During The Pandemic

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Celebrations During The Pandemic

 Are you planning to celebrate the holidays in an intimate circle of friends and family? 

Here are some tips on how to be on your best behavior for the upcoming holiday celebrations during a pandemic
We are not experts on pandemics, but taking the right precautions will help you have a more relaxing and enjoyable celebration.
As an expert wedding and event planner, I specialize in delivering safety and great experiences to my clients.

We are approaching several important holidays; in regular times, we celebrate them with hugs, laughs, food, and lots of love. We can still celebrate, but we need to be organized and follow protocol to make sure we enjoy the holidays with no or a minimal chance of exposure. Here are some tips that you can apply to your plan for the holidays. If you can, try to have the celebrations outdoors; if this is not possible, get a high-quality air purifier with a HEPA Type filter to clean the air indoors. Please, open your windows to keep air circulating. Send your guests a goodie bag with two pairs of gloves, two face masks, a small spray bottle of hand sanitizer, a mini box of tissue paper, a card to thank and welcome them to the celebrations, and a note indicating what to do with the items in the goodie bag.

Get your house ready for your guests to have a fantastic experience during the event.
Remember that these celebrations will be different from those before 2020. Get equipped with everything you need to keep everybody safe, such as your antivirus disinfectant, hand soap and sanitizer, paper towels instead of regular towels, disposable gloves, facemasks, and tissue paper’s boxes. Place them strategically throughout the house, especially in the high-traffic areas, such as restrooms.

Let’s talk about seating arrangements. You may need to increase the number of tables, & linens. Make sure to clean and disinfect all rental items before using them It is essential to keep in mind how to set up the tables for social distance; I prefer the square or rectangular tables. Suppose you are inclined to use rectangular tables. In that case, you will need to put two tables together side by side, lengthwise, so the guests can keep the appropriate social distance. You can seat four people at the table with this setting if they do not live in the same household or a family of ten or twelve if they share the same house.

Buffet stations are a no-go because your guests will be handling the food themselves. Your best choice is a sit-down dinner. Beverages must have designated servers. I recommend having as many disposable items as possible, so you do not have to deal with the cleaning later if you do not have a caterer. If you can afford to have a knowledgeable caterer to handle this part of the celebration, it will be a blessing for you and your guests.
Now you are ready to celebrate and enjoy your loved one. Please check with your local authorities for the number of guests you can safely invite to enjoy your celebration and have peace of mind.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Author: Bisli Vazquez

Bisli has been a celebration specialist for social and other events for almost three decades. She has worked with customers with substantial budgets that have allowed her to transform her clients’ important occasions.

She is the author of the upcoming book Never the Mother of the Bride, an educator for the live-event industry, the owner of Bisli Luxurious Events, a proud mother of Pablo and Ramon Vazquez, and the wife of Pablo Vazquez. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, and has traveled the world, sharing her knowledge and helping others have unforgettable celebrations.

 

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Floral Wedding Services

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Floral Wedding Services

Floral Wedding Services

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Floral Wedding Services by Bisli. I believe that through flowers, I will be able to express feelings that are sometimes difficult to put into words. My goal is to use all my nature’s living gifts to brighten people’s lives.


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Her expertise in floral design which has won her awards and the accolades of her peers. As the owner and creative designer of San Antonio, Texas-based event planning and event design company, Bisli Event Services, Bisli draws on her background in fashion, theater, marketing and management as well as an unerring talent for creating distinctive and exquisitely beautiful floral designs to make special events and once-in-a-lifetime occasions such as social events, corporate events, destination weddings and honeymoons truly memorable.

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Her event design talents have been the subject of television shows around the world  for conferences, seminars and other events at which she brings her wealth of design expertise to her audience. Bisli drew some four hundred attendees and received high praise from the international event industry during her Amazing Centerpieces presentation in Las Vegas Mirage Hotel Theater , and at the Paris Hotel Las Vegas. Today, her talents are sought-after not only for top-tier weddings but for any event in which a smooth flow and a perfect design are of paramount importance, including high profile conferences and seminars.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Mayesh Blog by Sabrina

When it comes to bling and WOW Bisli Vazquez knows what brides want. Bisli and her team presented the attendees with some great or as she would say “Amazing” bouquet ideas at this year’s Catersource Event Solutions and Idea Factory show in Las Vegas. It is hard to outshine the lights outside, but Bisli managed to do just that.

I don’t know what I loved more. Her cute Texas glam boots or the fact that she shows just how a bride should strut with this unique Phalaenopsis bouquet. It is a fresh take on a cascade. She used a plexiglass tube (which she blinged out of course) to hold oasis, in which the orchids are inserted. Easy technique wise but what a statement.

This purse was finished on stage by a fellow attendee. They are freeze dried rose petals that have been layered and glued onto a clutch. I thought this would be such a cute keepsake for bridesmaids.

Does this bouquet remind you of anyone? If you said Marie Antoinette you would be 100% right! Inspired by the young royal hair of the iconic Marie Antoinette this bouquet is made up of light pink Rice-flower, Sweet Peas, Sweet Akito Roses and pink Anthurium. This is a bouquet that can go right from the aisle to a table.

For that bride where the white dress is just not enough of an attention grabber, Bisli designed a long multi-strand bouquet featuring beads and wire as well as bright orange Cymbidiums.

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Bisli gave some great advice for all you wedding designers and consultants.

  1. Selling is all about the details. Small things make the big picture.
  2. Build a report with your client. It may not always be possible to love your client but your client should love you.
  3. Always listen 80% of the time and talk only 20% of the time. You never want to miss a small detail that could be THE detail that makes the wedding.

Thank you Bisili for a great session and “Werk it, Gurl!”

(I just love the way she makes flowers seem sassy)

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Wedding Budget Tips

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Wedding Budget Tips

Wedding Decorations

 

What Comes Before the Dress, and the Call-A-Thon!

By: Bisli Vazquez, Luxurious Event Planning and Design

Congratulations on your engagement!

Wedding Budget Tips
Wedding Budget Tips

Now is the time to call all of your girlfriends to go and try on wedding dresses until you drop! Wedding Budget Tips! Well, wait actually, not too fast. The first thing you will need to do is to take your time and work on the actual wedding budget. This includes everything you will want for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception (including all of the rentals), wedding dress and your honeymoon. If you don’t have any idea where to start as a majority of couples don’t, it will be smart to call a qualified wedding consultant or planner. Either one of them will help you to put together a realistic wedding budget.

Wedding planners are not designers, caterers, bartenders, or anything else as such. They are definitely the only ones that are qualified to help you save time while getting all of this information for you from the right professionals.

The first consultation with the wedding planner or consultant is to gather information needed. At the same time to give you an accurate wedding budget and at this moment you can also request a professional vendor list. This list should have at least three referrals for each vendor category and it will definitely help you to plan this part of your wedding. Some consultants or planners may have a list of their preferred vendors and sometimes that limits the couple in regards to choosing what they really want and whoever they are comfortable working with. These professionals vendors must be legit with a business license or permit, liability insurance, knowledge of their services, and with great customer service amongst other things.

Once the planner or consultant has all of the details of the budget ready, they will need to meet once again to give you a detailed wedding budget spreadsheet.

This service has a cost that will start from $150 and up per hour depending on the amount of time needed, due to the knowledge combined with years of experience that sets them apart from the amateurs or novices. The fee is well worth it because it will give you the knowledge of how to communicate when meeting with these professionals. Also eliminate the embarrassment of the ignorance of prices at the time of talking costs.

To reiterate, wedding planners or consultants are not the ones that deliver all the services needed for a successful event.  Eventually they are for sure the bridge that takes you from point A to point B in this regards. They will put all of the team together and, with them, the magic happens. You must also be aware that some professionals don’t have a set price for their services.  The floral designers, event designers, caterers, cake artists, stationery providers, bartenders and others because this industry is constantly changing. Also the price. You can choose the ones that save you a good amount of money and still don’t deliver to your expectations. Why sacrifice on bringing your vision to reality? Whatever you choose, remember that real champagne will always taste better than the knock-off.  The same is true about every aspect of your special day.

Wedding Budget Tips
Wedding Budget Tips

Great!

Now you’re ready to call your girlfriends and have fun choosing the right wedding dress! You know that one that will speak to you and you feel comfortable in it, knowing you’ll look like the treasure you are. If you don’t have the time to do the planning after getting the wedding budget and the professional vendors list, then it will be very smart decision to hire a qualified wedding planner.  That will take care of the full planning, partial planning or only the month of, saving you all of that unnecessary hassle.

If you have any questions about where to find a qualified wedding planner or bridal consultant, please contact Bisli.

 

 


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