One Fine Day ~ Event Planning and Design

I recently interviewed Melissa Samborski from "One Fine Day Event Planning and Design" who discussed her experiences and tips as one of Toronto's top wedding planners: MJ ~ Why do couples hire you? Melissa ~ I think couples hire us because they trust us to bring their vision to life. Most couples are career driven so that doesn't leave them much time for planning. MJ ~ How do you defer from other wedding planners? Melissa ~ We offer sound experience when it comes to planning. Our couples tend to have larger budget weddings and multi day celebrations so understanding various cultures and traditions is very important to the couple and we seem to do that very well. MJ ~ What is your favourite part about wedding planner? Melissa ~ I get to work with so many different styles of weddings from modern to vintage to over the top. The exploring process is really fun! Each couple has a vision and bringing it to life is the best feeling. Going from the drawing board to the day of the wedding is a great feeling. MJ ~ Can you tell me what the latest wedding trends are? Or what is in and what is out? Melissa ~ In is vintage, bold colours and organic/local foods. Out are the days of chocolate fountains and signature drinks. MJ ~ What is your best advice for couples getting married? Melissa ~ Enjoy the day, take time to reflect and let the planner worry about all the details. MJ ~ How do you keep your weddings fresh? Melissa ~ Traveling!! I can experience new foods, fashions and cultures. MJ ~ How do you get inspired? Melissa ~ From my couples, they all have a story to tell and each one is unique. I can take a common wedding element yet personalize it for each couple. MJ ~ What is your background and history as a planner? Melissa ~ I started off in catering when I was in university and worked my way up through the ranks. After almost 10 years of working for various companies I took the plunge and start my own company. Understanding the biggest part of the day which is the catering and logistics is a huge benefit to me as a planner today. And lastly Melissa's final tip ~ A planner also needs a great team of vendors as well. From the Invites to the dress, each element works well on its own, but as a group they really need to be tied together to make the day seamless. Visit Melissa's website and blog