Why I do what I do……
More than once on a daily basis I am asked why do you do this? How come you do or take on so much? Why a one stop shop? How come not just dresses or not just linens and decor? Why event planning?
Here is the answer…….This September Jay and I will be married 8 years. While planning our wedding I had the HARDEST time finding unique AND quality items for our wedding….I researched, and researched, and researched…..then I started traveling to see these things I researched….
In 2004 I opened a online store for bridal accessories and after planning many friends events coming off my background in hotel management and event planning for both social and corporate events I started offering professional event consultation. The site did so well with it’s unique items within one year that in 2005 I was able to open a brick and motor location. About every 6 months or so I brought in new items and started offering new services. Brides kept asking for items, wanting to get more from us. It was soo easy because going back I remembered how I wished I could do more things at one place. I HATED that binder filled with different vendors for each rental item, accessories, favors, invitations, some services and other wedding related items, each one coming from a difference source. On top of a full time job and caring for a child it was WAY too much.
As much as I am asked all those above questions on a daily basis. I am praised just as much with, “I am so glad I could get everything here”, “I am saving so much in delivery fees having it all come from one place”, & “We love that we only have to make one phone call vs 20”
This is why I love what I do. There are not that many jobs out there that you can make someone, if not multiple people happy on a daily basis. No two events are the same, no two brides are the same. I have made many friends (professional as well as clients) helping with these events. Nothing is better than planning someone’s wedding and then to go on to plan their baby shower, their children’s christening, or first birthday. A good portion of my couples and their family’s become close friends or “family” in the amount of time we put in and spend together planning these life events.
I don’t think I could have picked a better career for myself.
Annmarie Giordano-Therriault, Owner
Couture Bridal Co.