February 21, 2011
Heather found out Details by Margaret was hiring on a mutual friend’s Facebook page. (Thanks Joe and Rhonda Hendricks, Joe Hendricks Photography!) After chatting with Heather over a cup of coffee and hearing about all the things that went wrong with her own wedding day, I knew she would be great for the team because she would never let a bride feel the way she did on her wedding day. Stressed. Frustrated. Rushed. Heather is willing to do whatever it takes to keep our couples happy and I am so glad to have her on the team. She will be the one to SAVE THE DAY!
Meet Heather Rawlings.
What made you want to get involved with event planning? “I’ve always loved event planning! I really wanted to get involved with event planning since so many things went wrong with our wedding reception…that was when I was wishing we would have invested in a wedding planner! Instead we were dealing with everything that went wrong and that was taking away time from our friends, family, and fun! “
Share your favorite event planning story. “Planning 650 AM WSM’s 80th Anniversary bash at the radio tower in Brentwood! I was responsible for booking over 20 artists to do on-site interviews the day of the party as well as coordinate media and local political figures to attend. I had to do all that in just 2 weeks and it went off without a hitch! The best thing was I had an Opry member come up to me to ask if I was responsible for inviting all the artists and I said “yes!” He told me “you did a fantastic job with this!” That was all I needed to know! All the stress of getting everything together in a few short weeks and all the hours spent on the phone totally paid off! I will never forget that day because so many Opry legends were there and it was great getting to meet them! It will be a day forever ingrained in my heart! Music and event planning really are what makes me who I am!”
Do you have any secret tips making an event perfect? “Go above and beyond what is expected!”
Grooms cake or Bridal Cake? “Hands down Bridal Cake…sorry guys!”
Who is your event planning idol? “David Tutera”
Gotta run. Heather and I are going to meet with a new DJ! -Margaret