Moi et Toi Weddings is a full-service wedding planning company in Little Rock, Arkansas, that can help ensure that the most important day of your life goes smoothly. Founder and head wedding planner Christen Bufford can assist in so many ways that perhaps the best way to illustrate how she can help make your dream day a success is to recap a recent wedding planning experience.
“Some have questions about what I do when I say I am working a wedding. So here’s the run down of what I did one weekend.
Beforehand: Helped the bride come up with a theme and items for candy buffet and welcome gifts.
Day Before: Took a half day off work to get to rehearsal 1.5 hours early to run the rehearsal, telling people their order, when to walk, etc., go to michael’s for paper roll for guest book, go to friend’s house to borrow globes.
Wedding Day: Arrive at reception site to meet baker and florist; carry up a truck load of items to reception; assemble candy bar-making photo collages in tops of suitcases, etc.; assemble guest table complete with mailbox and very heavy antique typewriter; deal with room confusion over welcome boxes; run to hobby lobby to buy bride a garter belt; track down grooms keys when the valet guys were acting like they were lost; take bride toss bouquet for pics since her real one was MIA; change in public bathroom at the Arlington; while driving to ceremony site call the reception site to mention we were supposed to have cocktail tables, (basically asking where the hell are they?); arrive at wedding site and find no boutonnieres or bouquets search frantically; begin driving back to reception site; pin boutonnieres (learned to do that myself after last wedding); take bride and groom ice water while taking pics; call to get air turned down and piano unlocked; start the wedding, sending people down isle and dealing with doors afterward; pick up extra programs; go to grooms and brides cottage to clean up and clear out all personal items; drive to reception site; check the room before the guest enter to make sure tables were added, food ready, cakes are ok; realize their Mrs. and Mr. forks they special ordered are missing; find both and put them where they belong; HAVE A GLASS OF WINE; ok, have about 4; get the bride and groom champagne and food as needed; pack up snacks and deliver to room; say things like “want to change now, time to cut cake;” check in with band for important announcements ( BIG JOHN MILLER BAND= VERY PROFESSIONAL); grab a bite myself; enjoy company of sister and friends; hold an 11 day old baby; dance and dance well; get told by 3 complete strangers “you’re a great dancer;” pack up candy buffet, guest book table,
put it all in my car; hug the bride and groom and head home; arrive with aching feet at midnight; exhale heavily…
AND I LOVE IT!”