Monday, September 27, 2010

You are on it.

Last Saturday was the second wedding I interned for.

This time, the ceremony and reception were held at a restaurant Cafe Pinot.
It's located right next to the LA library in downtown LA.
The food is amazing and the cool atmosphere, being right in the center of the city, is perfect for someone who wants an "urban" wedding.

                                                                                                         (wedding by Gianna & Company)

This day, we had total of four interns including me.

                                                                                                                          (wedding by Gianna & Company) 

It was a very simple setup and we had 4 hours to set the whole thing up.
So, frankly, I think we could've managed it with two interns.
BUT! Everybody here has the same dream as mine, and wants to learn, as much as I do.
So no complaints here.

Since we had many girls, if I relaxed a little bit, I could easily be just standing there doing nothing.
So, throughout the day, I was trying to shadow Gianna and find things I can do as much as I could.

In the mid-day, Gianna pulled me to the side and asked me

"Am I asking you to do too much?"

Me:  "Not at all!"

And then she said

"You're really on it. So I keep asking you to do stuff."

Now, that was really a nice compliment.

That took away my gloomy feeling I experienced at this thing.

That's right. I almost forgot.
I want to make this my career, because I LOVE doing this.

Maybe I'm not good at making a sales pitch about myself RIGHT NOW,
but one day, I'm sure I'll be able to conquer that, after having the experiences.


Friday, September 24, 2010


Yesterday's wedding event ...

The venue and the concept was excellent,
but I thought it was a bit disorganized...
Maybe because it was their first time?

But anyway.
I can't be making comments when I wasn't such a super star myself.

I was so pumped and ready to make connections at this event.
But as soon as I got to the site, my mouth was shut like a clam.

Women in LA are very beautiful.
90% of the participants were women and most of them were brides-to-be.
They all had the aura of "I'm the happiest person on earth."
So, I got intimidated by that. Lame, I know.

After standing in the corner by myself for a while,
I slapped myself some courage to start talking to people.
I went up to a couple of booths set up by the people
who write wedding blogs I check out every day.
But I could NOT carry the conversation for Pete's sake!!!

And I remembered my not-so-strong suit.


Especially, when it comes "selling myself"?
I'm very bad at that. This is definitely something I need to work on.


And then...

I was (mentally) kicking myself for not being able to find the conversation opener.
So, I decided to stand in the line for the bar. (Well?)

A girl (young, maybe in her mid 20's) came up to two women who were standing right behind me and said "Are you guys in line?"

And just like that, she started talking to them. 
It turned out, that she's an aspiring planner just like myself.
And what do you know.. those ladies are event planners!
The ladies were like "Oh, we're planners too. Good luck!"
At the end of the conversation, the girl handed out her resume to them.

Wow. That was a nice kick in my butt.
I was very impressed (and envious) how easy it seemed for that girl to start opening up to people.

I know that this was my first industry event to attend.
And I was more insecure than necessary because I have no experiences yet.
I shouldn't beat myself up TOO much.

But I'm definitely disappointed that I could only collect business cards from the booths without saying a word.

FAIL... :(

Thursday, September 23, 2010

First industry event

Today, I'm going to attend a wedding-related event for the first time!!

This one

It looks like this is the first event thrown by this organizers,
and I actually don't know what the event is about.
But it's supposed to be a show-case event for the modern weddings.

The venue is at this ever-so-trendy Smog Shoppe in Culver City,
which I was dying to check it out. So, I'm excited to just to go there.

All sorts of vendors are going to have booths set up.
My goal today is to get as many as business cards as possible.

I can't wait!!!