Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Evelio Photography

Hello Everyone!

When planning your wedding pictures are incredibly important! If you ask me... I personally feel I would rather save on the wedding dress than to save on the photographer.  After the champaigne bottles are empty, the shoes are off and the tuxedo is hanging on the chair in the bedroom....you really only have pictures to take you down memory lane. I tell all my clients the same thing, "Pick a good photographer and pick someone who can capture the details we so often tend to forget or are too busy to even appreciate." 

Well today I introduce you to someone who can do exactly that on your wedding or special event day....

Detail Diva Events is happy to announce a new addition to our PREFERRED VENDOR LIST! 

Please meet Evelio, photographer and owner of Evelio Photo located in Northern New Jersey.  As you will see in this photos, Evelio knows how to capture those moments and make your day memorable.

To learn more about Evelio Photography and his wonderful work, please click here to visit his website. 

Well, next week I will present to you another of our preferred vendors...
So Stay Tuned!

Happy Planning!

Ketty Gonzalez - Senior Wedding Planner and owner of Detail Diva Events

Monday, March 15, 2010



It seems like EVERYBODY has facebook nowadays.  While many people do not like having personal pages like Facebook...I, on the other hand have to admit I LOVE IT.   I have been able to connect with soooooo many friends and family and able stay in touch with them even with my very crazy schedule. 

Some time ago I decided to create a fan page for Detail Diva Events. So, if you happen to have a Facebook page....I would LOVE for you to join my fan page. 

As of today, I have 121 fans and I'm ESTATIC!  People are really rooting for me and for my hard worked DETAIL DIVA EVENTS. 

Please help my fan page grow!  Click here to join my fan page!

Detail Diva Events

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shopping For The Perfect Florist

Hello Everyone!

Well, this past week I have been florist shopping, (that's what I like to call it).  As a wedding planner you could never meet enough vendors.  I always, always welcome vendors and try to expand my list as much as possible.  Now, do I always meet the right vendors?  That is something I have to filter and make sure that they are indeed TALENTED, RESPONSIBLE and offer GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. 

Last week I composed a list of eight florist in New York City because I felt that my current list wasn't sufficient.  So... I called for appointments and went on my little adventure.

After my third appointment I realized certain things that I just had to share here on my blog.  Many books, articles, blogs talk about these same exact things but sometimes people either choose to ignore what they have already read or they just forget about, "That interesting article I read the other day." 

So here is to hoping that my followers remember mine....

All my appointments were unique in their own ways.  For the most part when you call they all tell you that you need an appoinment which of course guarantees your spot.


Before your appointment, make sure you do your homework and search for REVIEWS.  Yes, many people do take the time and post a review.  Now, reviews can be tricky.  Some people become upset about the tinyest little detail and trash a whole company who most likely tried their best to please this one customer.  When you look at reviews, you need to look for a pattern.  Let's say your local florist has 10 reviews and 3 out of  the 10 where negative reviews, I'd say... "Give them a shot."  Let them know that you did take the time to see their reviews and your saw some negative ones.  Alot of times the vendor will know this and explain the reasons, although they really are not obligated to do so.  If they do, discuss and see their reaction.  If you are not satisfied with the reaction simply thank them for their time and walk away.  If you are satisfied, let them know that you are giving them a chance and you expect the best they have to offer.  Most likely this vendor is going to remember you and do all they can to make you happy.  Most likely you will be that next person writing a great review for them. 


Very important.  Most florist have one instantly as soon as you ask, others will have a blog or a website as their portfolio.  This is really up to you to decide which one you would rather see.  Just make sure you SEE SOMETHING.


Most florist are incredibly talented and that is a great thing.  But... if they are not going to take your ideas, colors, dreams into consideration...THAT'S A BAD SIGN.  With that said, you also need to remember that a good florist will make suggestions as this is part of their job.  Just make sure they suggest along the lines of what you have already visioned or the colors you vision, etc.  Maybe the florist will suggest an arrangement you never even thought about, yet you LOVE IT.  Then hey...GO FOR IT!

One of the florist I visited was extremely good, had beautiful displays, beautiful shop but was so ARROGANT even in front of his customers. I was really hoping he was having a bad day but then when I saw that he hanged the phone on someone and cursed... huh?  Well needless to say, I left. It was a shame because I can honestly say that I really liked what he as florist had to offer.  Unfortunately, what I saw that day was exactly what I had already read in his reviews and then it all made sense. His reviews reflected poor delivery on time.  One reviewer stated that when he/she called the owner was very rude over the phone.  All this translates to poor customer service.

Please make sure you feel comfortable in every way with your florist, that you see eye to eye and that customer service is great where now you are confident that on wedding day they are going to come through for your wedding like CHAMPS!

So, there you have it. This is just one of the many things of the life of a wedding planner. We make sure we recommend vendors whom a good in all aspects and are able to offer a worry free wedding day. 


Monday, March 1, 2010


Hello Everyone!

I know I have been MIA for a mighty long time and I apologize.  A lot of changes have a occurred both in the  "running my business" aspect and my personal life.  I needed to take a break from many things and to reorganize and reconnect with me.  Wedding planning is always a challenge because EVERY wedding is different and having a career has a wedding planner is even more of challenge so taking some time off has come in very handy and has made me a stronger mom, wife and wedding planner. With that said... I am definitely back!  I have missed writing to you all and I am hoping you guys are happy to see me back.  Now, I would love to hear from you all.  So I leave this question here for you, my followers, to answer.
What positive changes have you made lately?  
Show me some love and write your comments or just simply stop by and say hello.