Thanks to writer Beth D’Addono for using a quote from our recent interview in today’s article:

Do-it-yourself receptions: Say ‘I do’ to a frugal & personal wedding bash

My short but sweet quote –

“Whether you’re getting married in a hotel ballroom or your back yard, decide on what your focus is,” advised Mark Kingsdorf, owner of Philly’s Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants. “If a ‘great party’ is the focus, your needs will be different than if ‘amazing food and wine’ is the focus. And fewer courses means more time to party.”

Is true whether you are planning a do-it-yourself home wedding {the focus of the article} or a larger event any place, any time, any budget.

Knowing what is important to our clients in terms of the item they really want to splurge on….

What things are less important to them ….

And ranking how each of the possible expenses fall in their list of priorities is really important!