Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Home Tour Tuesday

Ok, so it's not my "home" but it sure feels like it some days! This is my office where I spend most of my waking hours. I plan weddings for a resort and about a year ago we (my officemate, Hayley and I) were moved from the dark, windowless offices on the other side of the building to this large room that had previously been used for storage. As you can see in the first pic, there are windows but they look into the hallway. Random people are constantly walking past and peering in, which makes Hayley and I feel like we are animals at the zoo!

The idea behind giving us this room was that we would have a place to make prospective brides feel welcome and show them some of the options for linens, centerpieces, cakes, etc. Since our resort has about 50 weddings per year, vendors in the area were anxious to donate their wares to help decorate this room.
We have the linens on the show tables changed every couple of months. This vendor decided on pink and green, but I don't really like it. I would have preferred a chocolate with the pink, or maybe a khaki. You can see we have two "dummy" cakes, one being more classic and one is more modern. I make it a point to try the cake at each wedding so I can recommend my favorite bakers and the lady who donated these is one of the best. Her cheesecake filling is AMAZING!

The table on the left makes all prospective grooms cringe! It really looks like something a 3 year old girl would envision for her wedding. I like the one on the right a bit better, but I'm excited to have both of these tables re-done this week.

When management originally proposed we have this office, we were promised all new furniture. After all, we would be basically a public place (next to the gift shop) and we wanted to make a good impression on our potential customers. But, alas, it was not to be and we have cast-off chairs from when they renovated the spa. The worst thing is our desks! I actually brought in my hot glue gun to fix a part of Hayley's that was literally hanging off! Most of the drawers in our desks hardly even open and when I put my feet against inside of my desk, it bulges right out of the front. So embarrassing!
So this is where I spend about 10 hours a day. Hope it wasn't too boring for you! (sometimes it is for me!)

1 comment:

Michele Renee said...

Thanks for sharing! Cool job. I bet it seems weird when your officemate is out of the office.
I bet you have some inetresting stories. Of Brides. And Moms.
I was a wedding consultant for myself (part-time) a long time ago. I should have stuck with it but needed steadier work at the time.
Do you have to attend these events at night or is there a separate a la carte coordinator?