Instead of "Do we have to utilize your suppliers?", ask ... "Do you get a commission?" This is a question many prospective clients have asked me, and I've never quite understood why. When you hire a coordinator, you are acquiring invaluable insight into the wedding event world and now have access to the very best vendors for your wedding day. It 's hard as an organizer when customers ignore recommendations (that they are paying for) just to hire a vendor that their friend had for their wedding, aka one time ever. From the planner's point of view, it appears like a waste of money to pay a coordinator for their suggested supplier list, just to hang around getting various vendors by yourself. However the truly essential question to ask is relating to kickbacks and commission. There are many organizers that, in addition to their low charge, will be taking anywhere from 5-20% from the vendors that they are recommending to you. This indicates that not only are you not saving cash and getting "good deals" by utilizing the organizer's contacts, but the suggestions are based upon (at least in part) how much money the coordinator is now making. Ask yourself, do you desire an organizer or a political leader? Now, I know organizers are reading this that are getting inflamed. However, I couldn't care less. I do not accept commission because I like to sleep during the night understanding that the suppliers I am suggesting are being recommended because they are talented and trusted, and not lining my pockets. I also wish to save my customers money, and I can easily do that by not forcing my suppliers in my book to pay me for a recommendation. The bottom line is, you're hiring an organizer to utilize their vendors, so a. Ensure you use them and b. make sure their recommendations are truthful. Instead of "Are you certified?", ask ... "Can you elaborate on your experience?" Ever heard the stating "great on paper"? I state that about a few of my previous relationships. However, real experience is exactly what you desire when your hydrangea catches on fire due to the votive candle lights were pressed too far into the centerpiece. Again, this is not to mark down the work it takes to get (some) of those certifications, but rather simply a caution that a paper should not be your choosing element between planners. Presently, there are numerous expert organizations that coordinators can belong to, in addition to courses they can take, retreats they can participate in, and apparently, the "best of" awards they can win (entirely various topic). Now, if you are purchasing an attorney or a medical professional, then certainly you wish to see those degrees (and what school they are from) hanging on the office walls. But what do those wedding planner certifications suggest and why do wedding event blogs insist that you ask exactly what expert organizations the organizers belong to? In fact, do you understand the names of all of the different groups and exactly what it suggests to be a part of them? It's not most likely that you would know this info (since why would you?) and if you don't know, then what does it matter what the answer is? Consider the design of your wedding event and what you are searching for in an organizer. Inquire direct concerns about their real-world experience and about wedding events they have prepared much like yours. Find out how they began in the preparation industry and gave extra points to those that interned or worked for another company to discover how everything works. You're interviewing a planner who just chose to become an organizer because she planned her wedding, then you are speaking with the wrong type of company. While it's excellent to give new coordinators an opportunity, and you can conserve some cash that way, it is critical to trust somebody with experience to handle your wedding, specifically since there are no do-overs.A breathalyzer can help you manage your alcohol consumption to avoid drinking and driving.
Halloween is often viewed as a time for funand sharing. Its a time when kidsand kids at heartdress up as their favorite characters. Its a time to give candies and treats to those kids who knock at your door.
But have you ever actually thought about how Halloween came about?
A Brief History
For starters, Halloween is derived from the term All Hallows Eve, which denotes that it is the night for celebrating ghouls and souls of every kind. This gave early people the notion that it is a taboo Halloweenand that it should not be celebrated.
But over the years, people figured out that Halloween actually has ancient Christian Roots, more specifically, Samhain Christian Roots. During the Celtic Harvest Festivals, people dressed up and carved pumpkins to celebrate and remember the dearly departedand ask them for guidance to help them cultivate the best crops.
Today, Halloween is basically a time for fun. Kids come in costumes, and those who love the said holiday go and carve pumpkins, turn them into jack-o-lanterns, and decorate their homes with them. Some also play apple bobbing, or visit haunted houses just for the thrill. Others use this time to watch their favorite horror movies, too.
But, aside from fun, could Halloween also be a sophisticated holiday? Well, of course it could beand this is all because of Aalsmeers Halloween Dinner Show!
The Halloween dinnershow
Every October 31, Aalsmeer Showbiz Village turns its famous dinner show into a Halloween-themed one. Onstage, you could watch shows featuring The Grave Digger, and The Baby from Hell dancing along to Michael Jacksons famous Thriller.
Aside from that, there are also shows featuring ventriloquists, and the staff are also dressed up as famous horror movie characters, such as Freddy Kreuger, Dracula, and those crazy, scary zombies that a lot of people love! Surely, it would be a spectacular eveningone that you wouldnt forget for ages!
And of course, apart from the show and the horror, youd be treated to a three-course dinner, glasses of cava, an overflowing Dutch bar with most of the drinks that you needall for your convenience!
Fly to Aaslmeer and Enjoy Halloween!
Forget about trick or treating!
Halloween can be quite unforgettable when done the right way. So, book a flight to Aalsmeer, visit the Showbiz Village, and watch the best Halloween Dinner Show on earth. You certainly wont regret it!