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Elite Eventz is proud to serve the Greater Houston Area as a Certified Wedding & Special Event Planning company concentrating on the flawless delivery and execution of memorable eventz. Let us handle everything, no matter how big or small the occasion. From conceptualizing the event in our first meeting, until the final breakdown on the event day, we thoroughly arrange all aspects of your event. At Elite Eventz we cater to all of your needs and wishes with the utmost quality of service. You will feel like Royalty at your event!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Elite Bride Magazine Feature ALERT!!!

Elite Bride Ashley Chilivetis- Appling & Alan Appling featured and on the cover of the June 2014 issue of West University Buzz Magazine!!!!! 

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Appling

The bride's shoes signed by designer Christian Louboutin

Head Table & Cake

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Details: Date – Aug. 13, 2013. Venue – Ceremony, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Headcount – 275. Wedding coordinator – Erica Gordon, Elite Eventz. Wedding party – 9 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen; blush-pink gowns from Bella Bridesmaid and tuxes from Joseph A. Banks. The dress – Hayley Paige, Now and Forever. Flowers – Always Floral. Band – Doppelganger Band. Party extras – Baskets of flip flops, glow necklaces and bracelets. Registries – Bering’s, Pottery Barn, Williams & Sonoma. Photos by : Kelli Elizabeth Photography


Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Bridal Extravaganza Drawing

On the behalf of the entire Elite Eventz team we would like to thank each and every single last couple that stopped by our booth this past bridal extravaganza! We are so looking forward to an amazing planning year with all of you fabulous couples and cannot wait to get started!!! 

And the winners for our drawing are....
Diem Nguyen 04.05.2014 = FREE DAY OF COORDINATION
Monica James 10.04.2014 = FREE 2 HOUR PHOTO BOOTH

*Please Note*
Winners have until Friday January 31st to claim their prizes.  Certain Restrictions apply; wedding must take place within a 25 mile radius of Downtown Houston, Texas.  Day of Coordination winner cannot select the planner of choice as it is based solely on availability of the three planners.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

Reason #1. You deserve everything to be perfect on your big day.

It takes a lot of time and hard work to pull a wedding together perfectly. A wedding planner has organised a wedding a hundred times, and with practice comes perfection. They know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, what should (and shouldn’t) be in a contract, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day.

Reason #2. You’re not very good at sticking to a budget.

Money is one of the hardest aspects of planning your wedding. Who’s paying, how much, when is your bill due and how do you ensure you don’t spend too much of it? A wedding planner is like a financial adviser or an accountant who specializes in weddings. They know how much things should cost, roughly what percentage of your budget will be spent in each area, whether, and when payments will need to be made in order to secure services or products.

Reason #3. Your wedding planning experience should be enjoyable, not stressful.

Whether your engagement is long or short, you should enjoy every moment of that special time with your dream man. Most importantly, you do not want to turn into a neurotic Bridezilla who can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t work and is constantly stressing about how much work there is to be done. Since it’s our job, a wedding planner has time and the skills to deal with everything on your behalf. All you have to worry about is taking care of yourself and enjoying your engagement period.

Reason #4. You don’t want to spend hours finding suppliers and trying to figure out who is trustworthy.

It’s daunting to know how many suppliers are out there (and how many people it takes to make a wedding a success). Knowing who to trust and who is right for you is one of the hardest tasks of planning a wedding. Once you find a great wedding planner however, the rest is much easier. They can recommend suppliers they’ve worked with before and know how to get the best prices, and the best results, from them. “Even if we have to use a new supplier, we know how to find the best one for your style and price.”

Reason #5. You don’t want to worry about forgetting to plan or pay for something.

Wedding checklists can be pages long, so it’s no surprise if you’re worried about forgetting something. Luckily a planner knows what needs to be done like the back of their hand! They will keep track of all your deadlines and remind you when things need to be done and decided on. Nothing will ever be missed, and there’s no danger that something won’t turn up on the day because of poor preparation.

Reason #6. You both work and you don’t want wedding planning to take over your life.

Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, even more if you do everything yourself. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant whose sole responsibility is doing all the running around for your wedding.

Reason #7. You have a great venue coordinator but they don’t take care about any of the other details.

You’ve already found your venue and you get on really well with the venue coordinator (the person who takes care of all the logistics of the venue and often is provided as part of your wedding package). She’s great and has got everything under control, she’s even given you a recommended list of suppliers that they work with. But keep in mind, that’s generally as far as her services extend. A wedding planner goes beyond these tasks and can help you manage your budget, mediate disputes with your family, tell you what flowers are in season on your wedding date, take you to meet the other suppliers, research prices, and anything else you wish.

Reason #8. You need help making your vision a reality.

No matter whether you know exactly what you want, have a vague idea, or no idea at all, a wedding planner can help you define the look, style, mood and emotions you want to create. They know the latest trends and are inspired daily by other brides, suppliers and the industry. They can visualize what will work in your venue and know how to bring your desired mood to life.

Reason #9.You’re struggling to meet the demands of your friends and family.

Does your family have a different idea of how your wedding should look? Many brides have to deal with a plethora of conflicting opinions from their friends and family about how the wedding should unfold, and it can be hard to please everyone. Not to mention stressful. A wedding planner will deal with your family’s expectations, show you the available options and can be relied upon to give you expert advice so you make an informed decision.

Reason #10. You’re planning a wedding somewhere other than where you live.

Planning a destination wedding has it’s pros, but it’s hard to organize suppliers that you’ve never met or imagine a space you’ve never seen in person. A wedding planner with experience in organizing abroad weddings has a trick or two up their sleeve for getting the job done the way you want.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What's the 411 on Wedding Stationary?!?

Wedding Invitations: A Complete Checklist
Need the 411 on wedding invitations and more? Here's everything you need to know about all the paper products you'll be ordering.
Before you go buying every pretty note card in sight, determine your needs by breaking down your wedding day. Use your wedding style, however formal or casual, as well as time and budget to guide you through the boundless options. It's helpful to establish a thread of consistency -- with color, theme, or motif -- and apply it to each piece. For efficiency and cost effectiveness, strive to order all your stationery needs from the same place and, ideally, at the same time. Here's everything you need to know about the paper products you'll be ordering.
The centerpiece of your wedding stationery, the invitation reflects the tone of your wedding, whether black tie or beach party. An invitation can have several pieces: the outer envelope, an unsealed inner envelope, the invitation, a reception card (if the party is held at a different venue than the ceremony), and a response card with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Printed maps and information on hotels is often also enclosed.
  • Traditional:
These are heavy stock, 100-percent cotton or linen paper in white or ecru, engraved with black or charcoal ink, and with a square of tissue to protect the type.
  • Twist:
Couples are steering away from the standard invitation and using papers in unusual sizes and colors, with exotic textures (perhaps relating to the color scheme of the wedding), and emblazoned with motifs, graphics, monograms, and family crests. Waste-conscious brides with less formal invites often forgo the unsealed inner envelope (originally used to protect the invitation from the elements when mail was hand-delivered and often arrived in shoddy shape).
  • Order:
Three to four months before the wedding date. The sooner you order them, the more time you'll have to proof them, make any changes, and address the outer envelopes (a calligrapher, for example, requires up to two weeks to address 100 invitations).
  • Send:
Six weeks before the date is the most common; eight weeks is ideal (10 weeks for guests coming from abroad). You have more leeway if you send save-the-date cards first.
Reply Cards
These cards are, of course, sent with your invitations with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • Traditional:
Reply cards often ask each guest to check a box letting couples know how many people will attend the wedding. A date for the return of the reply card is essential.
  • Twist:
Since so many people have dietary concerns, many reply cards now include the menu options so that guests can check off what they wish to eat that day, and so the caterer can be fully prepared for the number of vegetarian meals that needs to be cooked. Additionally, if it's a weekend wedding, the reply card will often include a list of activities with check boxes so that guests can let the couple know which events (such as a tennis tournament or golf outing) they plan to attend.
  • Order:
With your invitations.
Reception Cards
These are cards sent with the wedding invitation to inform guests where the party will take place.
  • Traditional:
A small card that asks guests to join the newlyweds and their families for a celebratory reception. It gives the date, place, and time.
  • Twist:
Play with fonts and designs (like a motif or monogram) on this card, especially if your invitations are classic.
  • Order:
With your invitations.
Wedding Programs
Not only can they provide useful information, they also make charming mementos. Programs are often in the form of a small booklet and include information about the ceremony, such as the date, the names of the bridal party (and perhaps their relationships to the bride or groom), the order of events, and the titles of readings and songs. Couples may also choose the program to honor deceased loved ones, to thank important people, and/or to explain unfamiliar rites of the ceremony.
On your invites, the "reply by" for the response cards should be at least three weeks before the wedding so there's time to create the seating arrangements.

  • Traditional:
The front cover of the booklet bears the couple's names or joint initials. The pages are bound, usually by the stationer, with a satin ribbon.
  • Twist:
A less expensive option is a single piece of heavy-stock paper with a vellum overlay, tied together, by you and your bridesmaids, with a ribbon reflecting your color scheme. Some couples are including their favorite poetry or the story of how they met or got engaged. Other couples are crafting creative programs, such as ones shaped as fans (especially popular for beach or summer weddings).
  • Order:
If the programs will be formal and multipaged, it's best to order them with your invitations. Otherwise, order four to six weeks before the wedding date.
Knot Note: Read more on wedding program basics before you visit your stationer.
Menu Cards
These cards are becoming more popular and thankfully so. No one likes to sit down to a meal when they have no idea what is about to be served.
  • Traditional:
Often designed as a single card in a heavy cotton stock in a rectangular shape and containing the elements of the meal, including different wines or other beverage options.
  • Twist:
This is a great place to list why you've chosen a particular dish if it has cultural or personal significance. Drink cards (listing the five martinis available to guests, for instance) are cards that stand at the bar.
  • Order:
At least six weeks before the wedding day.
Place Cards
Place cards inform guests which chair to sit in. (Escort cards direct people to their tables.
  • Traditional:
Small, tented cards that are printed with each guest's name and placed at the top of every setting.
  • Twist:
You can choose to use any kind of prop you like to tell guests where to sit: small stones with hand-painted names, the tag of each favor, even a die-cut flower to enhance your wedding aesthetic.
  • Order:
With your invitations (or buy them about four weeks before the wedding day).
Knot Note: Instead of writing each guest's table assignment on the escort card itself, slip the card into a small envelope that's tagged with a table number. This way, you can easily swap guests' table assignments up until the last second.
Thank-You Cards
These handwritten notes -- from both of you -- should thank guests for their gifts and/or presence at your wedding.
  • Traditional:
Cards that say "thank you" or have your new married monogram and new address stenciled into them.
  • Twist:
Our favorite idea is a picture card or postcard with your wedding photo (or a photo of all the guests at the ceremony) on the front.
  • Order:
With your invitations.
  • Send:

No later than one month after your honeymoon for gifts received the day of your wedding. You should ideally send thank-you notes out immediately for any gifts received before the wedding day. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What is a Wedding Planner

What is a Wedding Planner?

wedding planner can be a valuable aid when it comes to planning your special day. Those in this profession may also use the title of bridal/wedding consultant or wedding director/coordinator, but the profession is the same. If you are about to begin the hectic process of planning a wedding, this is a good profession to understand.

The job of the wedding planner is to plan for and coordinate all of the details involved in the process. This includes ordering flowers, negotiating contracts with a photographer and videographer, arranging for musicians and properly booking all wedding vendors. They may advise on color selections, ceremony and reception locations and menu choices. Wedding planners should maintain professional contacts among a variety of wedding service providers, including catering companies, reception halls, florists, DJs and more.

A wedding planner is above all calm and well organized professional. In the busy and sometimes frantic process of planning a wedding, this person is an outside eye who can provide helpful perspective in any situation. The wedding planner is also the master problem-solver. When it comes to the big day, this person is in charge of making sure that the bride, groom, wedding party, parents, officials and vendors are all in the right place at the right time. Any unexpected problems should be quickly and quietly resolved.
The benefits of hiring a wedding planner are that it can save you time and money. A wedding planner will negotiate the best deals from wedding vendors and steer the couple in the right direction as they go through the planning process. A wedding planner can also save untold time by making all of the formal arrangements, handling the budget and ensuring that all contracts and schedules are taken care of in a professional and timely manner. This leaves the bride and groom free to enjoy their special day without any worries.

The wedding industry is a booming business, and many vendors are out to take advantage of this the best they can. Attaching the word "wedding" to any service or product immediately causes the price to skyrocket. A talented wedding planner may be able to help you negotiate the best deal and should definitely be able to steer you toward reputable vendors.
Many brides believe that a wedding planner will take the entire wedding off of their hands and present them with a finished product. Depending on the bride this can be a relief or a terrifying prospect. The truth of the matter, however, is that a wedding planner is only there to assist the bride. While the planner may take a great deal of the work off of the shoulders of the couple, the bride and groom are still responsible for making all of the final decisions. A good wedding planner will be willing to work with the bride to create exactly what she wants.