Bride’s Interview with Amanda Hollowell
Amanda Hollowell is the master mind, the perfectionist (yes, she’s a perfectionist just like you) and a lover of all things weddings behind the SEW brand. There is no better way to find who Amanda is other than an interview from a bride herself.
Bride: How long have you been a wedding planner?
Amanda: I have been an event planner for over ten years. I have been blessed to do a mixture of corporate and social events and I have now been solely focusing on wedding planning for the past four years. Specifically, destination weddings.
Bride: How did you become a planner?
Amanda: I have owned my own public relations firm, and had the chance to work with a diverse set of clients from celebrities to professional athletes. I later streamlined my skill set for event planning. I was a Destination Services Sales Manager for La Quinta Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Collection property in La Quinta, CA. There I planned all aspects of event and travel for corporate groups. I designed and coordinated tons of events. My major client list includes, Black Enterprise, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Toyota Motor Sales. In Savannah, Georgia I have worked in sales for Classic Party Rentals and Ocean Plaza Beach Resort.
I am a member of the Savannah Wedding Tourism Council. I was one of the lead coordinators for Wedding for Warriors in Savannah, GA; an annual charity event that marries 40 military couples on one day. I volunteer for the American Diabetes Association and I sit as a committee member for the Savannah Black Heritage Festival, all are great non-profit organizations that I love lending my skill set and time to.
Owning and operating my own wedding and event planning company was the a natural progression.
Bride: I briefly read over your services and really love what you offer http://savannaheventsandweddings.com/services/
I also love the pictures of your past events very nicely done http://savannaheventsandweddings.com/portfolio/savannah-destination-weddings/
What I really want to know is what sets you apart from other planners ?
Amanda: I offer my brides extensive experience and flexibility. My past work from non-profit weddings to lavish weddings; helps me to understand all types of bride needs. I am able to partner with my brides and partner them in planning their special day. I will work with all budgets and can provide diverse services that allows me to custom plan for each one of my brides.
Bride: This all sounds so wonderful but also sounds expensive. Can we afford this?
Amanda: I feel like your wedding is invaluable and you would be willing to pay for the peace of mind of knowing your wedding will be handled in the utmost professional way.
Bride: Who do you work best with?
Amanda: I work well with the DIY Bride, brides who are very creative and aware of their budget but just need assistance on the day of for coordinating. I also work well with the full service bride who needs help with the whole planning; from finding the venue to the florists I have the resources to assist them all.
Bride: Who is not going to benefit from my services?
Amanda: Typically the shop around bride, my services can be broken down into a la carte. But I can not piece meal my full service package. Also if you have lots help on the day of you do not need my services. One more hand may not help unless, you are making that extra help the lead.
Bride: Will I lose control of my wedding if you are planning it for me?
Amanda: Not at all! We are building a partnership. My goal is to be the advocate for my bride. I am here to make your special day as close to your dreams as possible.
Bride: Will you work with already contracted vendors?
Amanda: Yes, as long as they have all proper insurance and are permitted to work with the venue. I have no problem working with an outside vendor.
Bride: Do you accept credit cards?
Amanda: Yes, we accept all major credit and debit cards.
Bride: Do you carry Liability Insurance?
Amanda: Yes, I do carry Liability Insurance and if the event calls for it I will also acquire specified event insurance.
Bride: Do you take more than one wedding per day?
Amanda: This is a yes and no answer. I have a team that assist me and depends on how large the wedding party is and how many locations the wedding has involved. I am up front with all my brides about my availability and what member of my team will be coordinating their special day.
Bride: What happens next to start the process?
Amanda: You can call me at 912-509-0342 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a get acquainted complimentary consultation package and see if our personalities well work well together.
Bride: Can I contact your former brides?
Amanda: Yes, you can better yet go to this link and read some of our past reviews. http://savannaheventsandweddings.com/testimonials/
Bride: If I have more questions, can I call you?
Amanda: Yes, we highly encourage our future clients to call and set up a complimentary consultation. Please feel free to call or email me.
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