Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito talks weddings as a part of the Wedding Industry Experts Q&A panel.

What would you like to see more of at weddings?? I want to see something real, anything that connects the couple to their real life.

What would you like to see more of at weddings?? I want to see something real, anything that connects the couple to their real life.

Question: What would you like to see more of at weddings?

Answer: In my weddings I am always asking for couples to bring me one thing from their home. There should be a touchstone that puts them at ease, that they can look at and feel connected to. A blanket, a frame, their favorite coffee mug for the early morning getting ready session. That thing that makes them feel like themselves and connects them to their "real life" and reminds them of who they are and why they are doing this. 

To expand on this just a touch more, I am often quoted as saying that I plan weddings like I decorate my house...My goal is to surround myself with people I love, and things that carry the energy of amazing experiences. I am drawn to anything real and rooted in truth...I crave it! And so any time that I as a wedding planner can pull from the couple's day to day life and turn the ordinary house hold object into a conversation piece I jump at the chance!

What do you love that you use or see every day? Is it a vase? A blanket? Maybe it's a pillow, a frame, or even a piece of jewelry. On your wedding day, you should be surrounded by the things that bring you comfort and joy. I encourage you to bring one special "can't live without this" piece to your wedding designer and ask them to incorporate it into your day.

Always...

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.