I wanted to write a quick post today about an organization that is near and dear to my heart, and that is ISES. “ISES” stands for “International Special Events Society” and it is a professional organization for events professionals of all disciplines showcased in the events industry. I have belonged to ISES Hampton Roads for about 7 years and I can’t tell you what a wonderful experience it has been for me. I have met and become friends with many of the area’s top events professionals and because of those connections, my business has expanded and improved.
Why should you care about all of this? It’s actually a wonderful resource for you when you’re planning your wedding because the premise of ISES membership is professional service, ethical business dealings and high standards. So, if you hire an ISES member to provide a service, you are guaranteed that you will get top quality service throughout the planning and execution of the event. You can certainly find many wonderful professionals who are not ISES members, but if you’re stuck and don’t know where to look, the Member Directory on our website is a great place to start. Or, you can visit the official website of ISES International and use the Member Finder function there to locate great vendors all over the world!
I have always stressed in this blog that when planning a wedding or other large social event, you should do everything you can to minimize stress and worry, and if you have a database of quality vendors from which to choose, it’s a good start. I know that when I arrive at a venue to set up and I look around and see that there are other ISES vendors there, I know that I can relax because everything will work out perfectly. We work together often enough that we’ve become a “team” in which everyone knows what everyone else needs and so we can smoothly go about the business of making your event run like a well-oiled machine without getting in each others’ way! The big winner in this case is always you, and isn’t that what our goal ultimately is…to make your day beautiful, perfect and stress-free!