The Wedding Panel

November 17, 2015 by Geoff Carlisle

I recently had the opportunity to moderate a Bridal Panel at our local wedding networking meeting. I worked with a committee of wedding planners that are members of the group. Each planner invited a bride to the panel & we worked on specific questions that I asked during the discussion. We also sent the brides a “blind” survey asking questions ahead of time. These questions were not appropriate to ask in front of the whole group (budget, size of wedding, etc)

We spent an hour asking about 15 questions to a panel of 6 brides. Questions from: What was the most stressful thing about planning your wedding” to “What service or vendor did you wish you had used but didn’t & why”. The brides were very cooperative & wanted to share their experiences & thoughts.Bride Panel

The top 3 results that were of most interest:

1 – We wanted to meet the vendors before we decided who to use to make sure we liked their style & our personalities matched!

2 – We had a budget but went over it due to things we wanted & last minute items we didn’t know about

3 – They were glad that they secured a videographer or if they hadn’t, they wished that they would have

The only challenge of the whole discussion was that since each bride had a planner, their experiences & stress of a typical bride was less.


Geoff Carlisle Geoff Carlisle (18 Posts)

Geoff Carlisle has owned and operated JAMM Entertainment Services, Inc in the Birmingham, Alabama area for over 33 years. His company does over 400 events a year including Full Event Production, Energetic DJs, Photo Booths & Décor Lighting. They specialize in creating a custom design approach for each client and. Overall JAMM Entertainment Services will provide event services for a wide range of clients this year including Colleges, Schools, Weddings, Corporate & Non-Profit Organizations. Geoff is also special in the DJ industry as he was the co-presenter of the School dance seminar at the first Mobile Beat DJ Show and Conference in 1997, since then he has spoken at several other Mobile Beat DJ shows, & collaborated with many national entertainment company owners.

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