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Why Hire A Professional Wedding Planner?
By Dalia Atisha :: Friday, October 3, 2008 :: 55070 Views :: Living & Lifestyle, Business & Finance

Planning a wedding is surely one of the most romantic and exciting times in people’s lives. From the moment a couple gets engaged to the moment they say “I do”, couples are fully submerged in planning for the big day. Furthermore, the excitement of engagement prevents many from realizing that there are other events that must be planned during the engagement period. This can be extremely stressful and time consuming, particularly in today’s day and age where couples are both working and/or going to school full time.

As a full time wedding coordinator who realizes the complexity of planning big events, it is no surprise to me when married couples approach me after the fact and say, “I wish I would have hired a wedding planner when I was getting married!”  And you may ask, why?

The explanation of this can be of many reasons.  For example, many people go about hiring vendors from friend and family recommendations without even knowing about what’s truly out there.

While this may work for some, it is often not ideal! When you hire a vendor from family or friend recommendations, the selection may be small. Those vendors may not have the same taste or style envisioned for your wedding.  The yellow pages and internet is another way some go about choosing vendors. Surfing the web can be extremely overwhelming and time consuming, since you would probably interview and screen all the vendors listed in both the yellow pages and internet. Lastly, to many planning a wedding is considered a full time job.

A wedding coordinator is an informed and experienced expert in your market area of vendors. A wedding coordinator determines your needs, preferences, and vision for your wedding while working around your budget.  Having a wedding planner gives you the liberty to be as involved with the planning as you would like. A wedding coordinator’s job is to work around a budget while incorporating a couple’s style, preferences, and traditions into a timeless and unforgettable event while keeping your stress level to a minimum.

Most importantly, everybody knows that planning a wedding can be financially straining, especially if not planned carefully. The cost of a wedding is highly dependent on the couple’s budget, however, the class and extravagance of a wedding does not necessarily depend on price. You can still have the most beautiful and unforgettable wedding without draining your pockets, particularly with the help of a creative wedding coordinator. Wedding coordinators can help you save a sizeable amount since they obtain better prices from vendors by the nature of their business relationship with them. Furthermore, a wedding coordinator saves you time and stress, things that money can’t buy.

When deciding to hire a wedding coordinator or not, remember this, your engagement is supposed to be the most romantic and enjoyable time of your life. When you get frustrated and emotional you may loose site of the big picture. A planner is a third and neutral party, who works for you in making your dream wedding a reality.  We are not emotionally tied to the event as a bride and groom are. Wedding planners have the resources and the experience to relieve your stresses and help you budget and organize pre-wedding and wedding day events. This is the time in your life when you should be glowing with happiness.  Enjoy your engagement! 

 


Dalia Atisha, president of Weddings by Dalia and The Event Planner, Inc. has been successful in the event planning industry for nearly a decade.  Mrs. Atisha fondly recalls her beginnings in development and public relations for the Chaldean Detroit Times News and planning and organizing events for the West Bloomfield, Michigan Chamber of Commerce. 

Having a business administration and marketing degree coupled with an expertise in interior design has helped her receive top rankings as one of Michigan’s best planners over the past few years.  She has been voted as Metro Detroit’s “Top 5” Wedding Planners in the Best of Detroit in 2007 and 2008 and has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of event management. 

For more information, please call or e-mail: Weddings by Dalia/The Event Planner / Phone: 248-224-2594 / E-mail: dmatisha@comcast.net

Sacred Heart Parish, MI USA

 

Sacred Heart Parish
310 W. Seven Mile. Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
Tel: (313) 368-6214
Fax: (313) 891-0132

The parish was established by Rev. Jacob Yasso in 1973

Rev. Jacob Yasso

Rev. Jacob Yasso was born in the village of Telkaif, Iraq.  After completing high school he was recruited to Rome and Urbaniana University where he completed his Masters Degree in philosophy and Theology.  Fr. Yasso was ordained a priest in 1960 and served the Diocese of Mosul, where he worked in the public school system. Fr. Yasso was also asked by the Patriarch to teach at the Patriarchal Seminary in Baghdad, where he served as administrator, professor of philosophy and religious life, and rector of the minor seminary. 

In 1964, Fr. Yasso was appointed to the United States to serve the growing Chaldean community in Detroit.  There he served as the 4th Pastor of Mother of God Parish.  .  In 1972, the Patriarch charged Fr. Yasso with building a new parish for the Chaldeans in Detroit.  In taking great pains to care for the community Fr. Yasso accelerated the development of a new church and community center.  In 1975, Fr. Yasso completed the development of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit and shortly thereafter he added the Chaldean Center of America in 1980, 

A few years later in 1982, Fr. Yasso was asked to assist the late Fr. Kattoula at St. Peter’s Church in San Diego, CA.  Before long, Fr. Yasso was once again recruited to Rome to study new Canon Law of the Church.  While in Rome Fr. Yasso completed his third Masters Degree in Church Law, making him the only Chaldean priest trained in Canon Law. 

In 1988, the Patriarch and Vatican authorities asked Fr. Yasso to travel to Canada and establish a parish and community center.  While there he served as a Tribunal Judge for the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Four years later Fr. Yasso returned to Sacred Heart church in Detroit to help care for the remaining Chaldean community residence in the Detroit area.  To this day, Fr. Yasso continues to serve as the parish pastor creating activities and advising the City of Detroit on community related matters. 

Fr. Yasso is a member of the International WYCLIF Bible translators, since 1975, and has completed the translation of the New Testament from Greek and Aramaic into Arabic and spoken Chaldean.   The publication of his scholarly work is set to be released soon.