oh, the weather!

To someone like me who grew up in hot and humid Texas, an Oregon summer wedding is magical.  Not sweating in the hot sun?  Putting on a little cashmere sweater or a pashmina when the sun goes down over the mountains?  Fabulous!  However, there is always the off chance that it can get too hot or even rainy.  Thus the need for a back up plan at all times.  I always advise my clients to put a tent “on hold” at one of the rental companies for a small fee, and then cancel closer to the event once they are sure that the weather will hold.

But how do you know about the weather?  There is an abundance of weather forecasting sites, and the one I seem to have the best luck with is AccuWeather.com .  They have a 15-day forecast through their Premium service which I subscribe to, which is very detailed.  As a wedding coordinator whose success often depends on my ability to plan for the weather, I think the subscriber fee is totally worth it.  It even provides you with an hourly percentage probability of precipitation up to 15 days out.  Take a look and let me know what you think!  Or, do you have a site that you like better?  Share it with us.

Oregon Bride – Best of 2007 – Best Wedding Coordinator

Bestof2007Some good news for our very first post!  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that EJP Events was voted Portland’s “Best Wedding Coordinator” by the readers of Oregon Bride magazine.  Unfortunately the article is not online, but if you pick up a copy at your local newsstand, you’ll be able to read a mini-profile.  Thank you to everyone that voted.

I now get to hang that award up next to our Best of Citysearch 2007 and 2006 awards for “Best Wedding and Party Planner”.  Very cool!

Welcome to Portland Wedding Coordinator – the blog of EJP Events

Thanks for coming. EJP Events is a wedding coordinating and event planning firm based in Portland, Oregon.

The mission of the Portland Wedding Coordinator blog is to provide original content that echoes the philosophy of EJP Events when planning a Portland or Pacific Northwest wedding.  We believe in authenticity, finding value, creating the “wow”, and in making guests happy.  We believe in keeping stress off the wedding couple, wedding party, hosts/family and everyone in general when planning a wedding.  We believe that there doesn’t have to be a bunch of drama when planning a wedding, and that logic and common sense can go hand in hand with creativity and artistry.  We believe that beautiful experiences don’t have to be overly lavish or wasteful.  We believe that there is an important cultural place for the life landmark that is a wedding, and it can be a lovely jumping-off point and statement for everything that is to come for a married couple.  If you agree with our beliefs, and you want your wedding experience to be well-thought-out and mindfully planned, then welcome to our community of readers!

With these points in mind, we plan to:

  • bring you practical advice that will help make planning a wedding easy
  • reveal planning tips and secrets that most people don’t consider
  • bring the idea of a wedding into perspective
  • break down myths and outdated etiquette to help the modern couple
  • share special touches and ideas that can make your Portland or Pacific Northwest wedding special, or which can bring a touch of Portland to your wedding
  • report content that represents an intelligent balance between the impractical “Wedding Porn” and the extremely-dry “bridal education” of other wedding blogs
  • offer advice for getting the most value out of your wedding
  • discuss ideas that emphasize quality, value, and great service

Some things we WON’T try to do:

  • Regurgitate content from other blogs and twitter just to have something to post every day.  Writing original content takes time, and so does running a business.
  • Fawn over celebrity weddings for no reason. Especially those individuals whose celebrated status is, well, questionable.  However, if a wedding is stylish and fits in with our ethos, we won’t overlook it just because it’s also Page Six-worthy!
  • Blindly follow trends and traditions without examining the motivation or history behind them
  • Make you feel bad or left out for not buying the latest, greatest wedding gadget or product or add-on.
  • Finally, we’ll never pump up a product for pay.  Product or vendor reviews on our site will occur independently, without compensation or kickbacks.

Additional site policies: Any items given to us as free samples for review will be disclosed according to the standards of the Federal Trade Commission. We regret we cannot respond to every request for a product review, and items sent to us for review will not be returned unless otherwise arranged for. Should we receive sponsored news or accept advertising, it will clearly marked (for example, our sidebar ads from SixApart and Adify). We reserve the right to attach our affiliate information to any links; however, doing so does not influence what kind of review the product receives.

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