One of Tulsa Wedding Society’s premiere wedding planners was featured on Channel 6 News on Six.
Our very own Sharon Holm, of Tulsa Weddings & Design, met with Kaitlynn Deggs of Channel 6 and discussed the upcoming 2023 year.
Below is a transcript of that featured story by Deggs with Sharon.
Oklahoma Wedding Planners Prepare For Busiest Time Of Year (newson6.com)
OKLAHOMA WEDDING PLANNERS PREPARE FOR THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR
Wedding planners are getting ready for what they say is the busiest time of year.
The time between Thanksgiving and New Year is when the most engagements happen.
That surge means wedding planners see more couples coming through their doors.
"Typically next week is when we'll see our busiest outpour when everybody is back to work, they have shared all the news with their friends and family, and now they're ready to jump into the wedding planning," said Sharon Holm, the Owner of Tulsa Weddings and Design.
Holm said the first step of wedding planning should be getting the guest list nailed down.
"Once you have that guest list made, then you have to talk to everyone who is going to be involved with the budget, and establish a budget that is fair, that you guys can work within," said Holm.
She said that even though many of the people who got engaged before the pandemic were married this year, some venues are still booked up.
"If you are looking at a 2023 wedding date, please note that most Saturdays at venues have been reserved for a while, part of that is due to COVID, but also look at other dates of the week,” said Holm. “I didn't think many people would come to a Wednesday wedding at noon, but they show up, and they come."
Holm also wants couples to consider how inflation could impact their big day, and to be prepared during their planning.
"Travelling, having your guests come in, hotels, everything has increased, and does not look like it's going to go down anytime soon,” Holm said. “Many prices will go up for 2023."
One of the best ways to tackle the rise in prices is to cut down the number of people who are on the guest list.
"Don't be afraid to make those hard choices and decisions to make sure your budget stretches that you want and that you have the wedding day you envision," said Holm.
While couples often feel a sense of urgency before the big day, Holm said to try to slow down and take it one step at a time and enjoy the process.https://www.newson6.com/story/63b3a3e0aedca479b446daab/oklahoma-wedding-planners-prepare-for-busiest-time-of-year
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Savastano’s is turning 20!
Our story begins:
A dream of Frank's since 1971, when he spent a few months assisting his cousins in opening their brand-new pizzeria on Chicago's Southeast Side. There, he met Jane, his true love, and fell in love with pizza.
Frank's family relocated to Bixby in 1993 as a result of his tech work. He brought his passion for pizza along. Without Frank's pizza pies, celebrations would not be complete.
Frank chose to launch his pizzeria, Savastano’s in 2002.
On January 17th, 2003, he inaugurated Savastano’s first facility at 111th and Memorial. Because of Frank's passion for cooking and his family's backing, the restaurant was consistently full.
Savastano’s quickly outgrew their little hole in the wall in 2009, therefore, the new and current facility, which is a 3-floor building was designed at 106th and Memorial.
On the first story, we have our bar, take-out section, and kitchen. On the second floor, we have our main dining room. On the third floor, we have extra seating that is available for public use which is often reserved for private events.
With the assistance of their six children, Frank and Jane co-ran the business. Their operations manager was Jennifer, who was the oldest. The family business legacy continues with 13 grandchildren
Frank sadly suffered a stroke and passed away in August of 2020. Since then, Jenny and Jane have carried out his vision and managed the business. What a great legacy to carry on!
What are the great offerings from Savastano’s?
Savastano's has a lot to offer couples. Think about the events we can arrange for you, such your engagement party, wedding shower, and rehearsal dinner.
Our third-floor private area is a wonderful location with seating for 60–70 people. It is fully equipped with a salad bar, audio and video hookups as well as private restrooms.
For any event, including your wedding reception, we can even provide off-site catering. Pizzas, pastas, salads, and more are available. The combo of thin crust pizza, pasta, and salad is our most popular pick.
We enjoy being able to make your special day personal with wonderful foods!
Title: Visit us at The Steel Barn Event Center
Location is an important part of choosing your venue. Too many twists and turns, driving through construction, detours, and more, are all things to consider when choosing your venue.
The Steel Barn Event Center is conveniently located in Talala off Highway 169, not far from Tulsa, Bartlesville, Stillwater, Claremore, and the surrounding states. The Steel Barn offers both an inside/outside ceremony option as well as complimentary decor to use on your special day. Take a look at their website to see for yourself that they are thoughtfully priced, offer amazing amenities, and while you are there, schedule a tour.
Naturally, we are great proponents of hiring a wedding planner to reduce stress on the couple and their family when it comes to planning the wedding. Are you concerned that hiring a planner would break the bank? One of the most widespread misunderstandings about using a wedding planner is this one. Many people believe that hiring a wedding planner will raise the stakes and increase the cost of the big day. It turns out that the situation is reversed: a wedding planner will frequently help keep things under control and ensure that you get the most for your money. It's my responsibility to manage your budget, negotiate prices, and assist you with important financial decisions.
With the aid of a wedding planner, we can help keep you and your partner accountable when it comes to your budget.
Next, calculate how much your peace of mind is worth. - Realizing that a professional, not a friend or family member, is handling the money you are spending on your wedding. The couple's entire vision may be ruined if they choose someone who is easily distracted or does not completely get the mechanics of all the vendors working together as a team.
Last but not least, a wedding planner might not always concur with you, but that's only because they want to make sure you're choosing the ideal things for your special day. Naturally, a good planner will endeavor to realize your dreams. However, it is the planner's duty to intervene if you are making an impulsive decision or a decision that may lead to logistical problems in the future. A planner is essentially your voice of reason. And frequently aids in resolving a disagreement when weighing the advantages and disadvantages.
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