Nazaret Navarro Poley
What was the inspiration for this project?
“The type of wedding of my dreams, the one that I’ve always wanted it.”
What did you find to be the most challenging?
“The hardest part of this project was creating a nice looking website because I’m not very skilled with computers.”
What was your favorite part?
“My favorite part was looking for the attire and accessories that the bride would be wearing.”
What was the biggest take-away you learned?
“It’s been a beautiful experience from the start to the end. I’ve learned that there are so much more ‘behind the scenes’ of a wedding when you are not one of the guests who is just sitting there eating and having a good time. There are a lot of people involved, a lot of factors and a lot to plan in a certain amount of time.
In this case, since I set my mind on a destination wedding I couldn’t just choose where the ceremony and reception was going to take place, some local vendors and a budget. I had to do a research of vendors in the couple’s area and in the area where the wedding was going to be celebrated. I had to make arrangements for the groom and the bride to stay in a hotel and add that to the budget. I wanted the guests to enjoy the views of the sun set on the beach and a show of floating lanterns to give it a romantic touch so that meant that the ceremony couldn’t start early in the day, everything had to be somehow connected in order for the final product to make sense.”
What advice do you have for anyone planning an event?
“My advice for anyone who needs to plan a wedding is to put thought and effort in every detail, to live the process like if you were planning your own wedding or your best friend’s. Make it an enjoyable experience, don’t rush it and don’t look at it like something that you have to do and want to be done with as soon as possible.”