THE PERFECT PARTY PLANNER

Wedding & event planning blog from straight-forward (and sarcastic) professional Montana wedding planner, Autumn Kozimer.  Our blog is rich with first hand accounts of wedding "don'ts," proper etiquette, current trends, and tips to make your wedding flawless!

January 15, 2015

I spent a lot of time as an "on-site" coordinator for weddings at 3 different national brand hotels, and all handle wedding rooms the same.  Some small mom & pop hotels may not operate this way, but you'll certainly learn how to avoid common frustrations.  Here we go:...

January 8, 2015

I attended a special event planning conference a few years ago, and a well-known wedding planner Wendy Dahl (of Chic Productions) taught a class.  I attended, not knowing what to expect, but learned one of the coolest tools for getting a bride and groom to define their...

January 2, 2015

"Wedding nightmares" is going to be a monthly topic about things I've learned along the way.  When you start planning weddings, you don't automatically know it all.  This is a great reason to hire an experienced planner.  Every single wedding at the beginning is a...

December 8, 2014

Let’s set the record straight.  A wedding cake is made from scratch.  It’s not a light and fluffy “box mix” cake – it’s a dense, moist, rich cake.  It’s typically reinforced with small dowel rods inside the cake, to maintain its structure when stacking layers....

November 18, 2014

This question was just posed to me the other day by a friend.  She asked if it was ok if her fiance's mom wore a cream colored lace dress to the wedding.  The bride was wearing a cream colored lace dress.  Ummmm. . .that was an easy question - NO, IT'S NOT OK!...

November 11, 2014

We take our slogan “reduce your stress and not your expectations” very seriously.  We feel strongly that part of reducing stress is helping cope with any emergencies that may arise, by quickly diffusing them, and moving on.  That’s why Events by Autumn provides a brida...

November 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite topics to talk about.  Who is going to clean up after your wedding is over?  Either people just don't want to think about this, or they think their family/caterer/friends/venue is going to take care of it.  After planning weddings for almost...

October 25, 2014

This summer, half of my weddings had an on-site coordinator, but still hired me to facilitate their wedding plans.  When these clients initially called me to ask me about my services, there were a few concerns that seemed to form a trend.  So I’ll post them here:

 

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October 1, 2014

I have been talking about opening my own business for as long as I can remember.  And when I set a goal for myself, there’s no stopping it from happening.  Even if the road to get there gets windy and confusing, I always stay focused on the end result.  

 

As a...

October 25, 2013

I created my first video portfolio!  I hope you'll watch this to get a better feel for my creativity and style.

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