Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jenny & Jake's Wedding: Team Member POV

 Amber Events Team Member
 Post Wedding Questionnaire

I first met Kaylin in Amber's office a couple day's before Jenny and Jake's wedding. She was there to put her creative skills to the test as we prepped some of their decor: lacy and festive luminaries! This was Kaylin's first wedding with Amber Events.Thank you Kaylin for taking time out of your school schedule to fill this out. It was a pleasure working with you on Jenny & Jake's wedding on July 31st, 2011. 

Q. How did you learn about Interning or Assisting for Amber Events?

A.  I am a student at Cal Poly Pomona, majoring in Hospitality Management, and one of the clubs I belong to, the Association of Student Event Planners, had sent out an email that Amber was looking for volunteers for some upcoming weddings and since my goal is to eventually be an event planner, I jumped at the opportunity.

Q. Tell us about yourself and how it relates to the wedding industry. 

 A. I am a very organized, task-oriented and creative person and I love working with people. Working in the wedding industry allows me to use those skills and traits to make other people happy and help create events and memories that will hopefully last those people a lifetime.

Q. What tasks did you complete for this wedding? 

A. As a part of the Amber Events team I helped make the luminaries that lined the front of the house and the reception area the Monday before the wedding. On the day of the event I was in charge of putting together the programs and placing them on the chairs for the ceremony. I also set up and lit the luminaries, greeted guests upon arrival, set up the name tags and favors for the guests as well as assisted any guest needs and helped Amber with anything else that she needed.

Q. What surprised you?      

A. I was surprised by just how quick the team was able to flip the ceremony area for the reception. I thought that it was going to take a lot longer than it did.

Q. What is your favorite part of this wedding?

A. My favorite part of this wedding was seeing the bride and grooms reaction and hearing their comments, seeing how happy they were. I also thought that the centerpieces and food was presented beautifully, and warmed up the overall atmosphere.

Q. The uniform for the Amber Events staff is a black button down shirt and slacks. What did you do to Jazz up your look?  

A. I pretty much just stuck to the uniform. My hair however was crazy curly that day because it had rained at my house that morning.

Q. What is your favorite wedding scene from a movie? 

A. My favorite wedding scene is probably in Letters to Juliet when the main character Sophie runs off and Charlie comes to find her and he climbs up the balcony to kiss her and he falls of and she runs down to make sure he is ok. It’s a little cheesy but I just love the way he looks at her.

Q. Do you have any words for anyone wanting to join the wedding industry? 

A. I think that the wedding industry is a very fun and challenging industry to work in. One where you can use your creativity to take someone’s ideas for their dream wedding and make it into an dream come true that they will be able to look back on for the rest of their lives, but be prepared to work long hours, work with your hands, and always be available to your client whenever they may need you whether it be logistical or emotional.

Final Comments:

This was my first time working with Amber and her team, and I have to say it was an absolute blast. I really enjoyed being able to see all of the different aspects of the wedding come together and to be able to observe Amber and see how you should deal with different people such as caters, florists, pastors/rabbis, the bride and groom and their families, wedding party, and guests. I also loved seeing just how happy the bride and groom were and seeing all of the guests enjoy the evening. I hope to be able to have the opportunity to work with the Amber Events team again some time soon!

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