2 Costly Wedding planning mistakes with Carol at IMESEvents

2 Costly Wedding planning mistakes with Carol at IMESEvents on Holly’s Hot Wedding tipsfolwers and table


I have the privilege of meeting wedding experts from every facet of the wedding industry. From florists, to makeup artists to wedding planners. Recently I had the opportunity of meeting with Carol Lathrop from IMESevents.


Carol Lathrop owns IMESevent. I believe a Reputable wedding planners is an asset to your peace of mind on your wedding day. Carol’s reputation is represented by her membership with ABC Bridal consultants. You can put your mind to rest that Carol has the expertise to make your event a success.

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Carol is also a Sandals resort agent. Some of the most memorable weddings she has planned are destination weddings at a Sandals Resorts. Carol has the connections at all the Sandals resorts to connect you with the onsite planners who can bring your exotic destination wedding plans to life.


I had a great time talking with Carol. One of the costliest mistakes Carol told me about was waiting to hire a planner. Wedding planners can help you negotiate the best rates on all your wedding services. They can review contracts and help select the best wedding vendors for your tastes.


The second tip Carol has is for hair and makeup. You only get one shot at your big day, and your photos and videos are forever. Planning in wedding hair and makeupadvance what you do with your hair and makeup can make or break your photos. Carol advises that brides plan time for a test run on their hair and makeup. Schedule a time to get with your hair and makeup expert to do a dry run of what you plan for your wedding day. Then you know what to expect on your wedding day and your feel and look your best.


IMESevents is a great company to work with for your wedding. To see if Carol is a good fit for you, all you have to do is give her a call. After a short phone conversation, she has a simple four step process on her website to point your event in the right direction. Carol Lathrop, Chief Event Officer (CEO) Phone: 303-332-2547

Fax: 815-717-9674 Email: Carol@IMESevents.com  Website: www.IMESevents.com

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(Holly à) Good morning Carol thank you so much for coming out for Holly’s Hot Wedding Tips. So tell me about your business IMES Events? (Carol à) IMES Events takes the stress out of wedding planning so you can enjoy your own party. (Holly à) What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know? (Carol à) Well we are creating reliable and professional and our process starts with a short phone call and once we both decided we’re a match we have a simple four step process. (Holly à) What are the four steps to your process? (Carol à) It’s all lined out on my website, just four simple steps. (Holly à) What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask? (Carol à) A big question is how can I tell if a bridal consultant is reputable? And as a member of the association of bridal consultants IMES Events has agreed to uphold the ABC code of ethics and standards. So don’t be afraid to ask to see our membership certificate. (Holly à) What common mistakes do you see couples making? (Carol à) The biggest and most costly mistake couples make is waiting too long to get a professional involved. The best time is BEFORE you begin a search for vendors, but especially before you sign any contracts. (Holly à) What’s your best tip for couples planning a wedding? (Carol à) My best tip for couples is always do a dry run with your makeup, and your hair, and your dance. There is nothing worse than finding out that the hairstyle is in the way of your first beautiful dance (Holly à) What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve ever done? (Carol à) The most memorable weddings and honeymoons are the ones that are held at one of our 15 Sandal Resorts. (Holly à) You work with Sandals Resorts as well? Tell me a little bit about what you do with them? (Carol à) We book Honeymoons or Weddings there we can also be there for the bride and groom or we can connect them with a wedding planner there. (Holly à) Thank you so much Carol.