Sunday, April 27, 2008

Envi Consulting & Associates Gives Back!

For Immediate Release

Envi Consulting & Associates is a boutique Event Management and Consulting Firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Specializing in producing luxury affairs from Weddings to Conventions, Parties to Reunions, we pride ourselves in offering the best quality and service in the industry to our clients. Our operations expand to all cities across the US and abroad. We have a team of experienced event planning professionals who are ready and willing to take your event to the next level!

Envi Consulting & Associates started as a dream, and thus has come to reality! The Envi Consulting & Associates Team is focused on fostering relationships with organizations whose mission includes bringing dreams and visions to fruition. In keeping in line with Envi Consulting & Associates philanthropic mission of community involvement, corporate responsibility, and giving back to our communities, Envi Consulting & Associates announces its partnership with The Little Girls, Big Dreams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide underprivileged African American teenage girls with the direction, drive, and hands on experience necessary to live out their dreams and be successful leaders in our evolving communities.

A portion of all receipts from Envi Consulting & Associates programs and services will support The Little Girls, Big Dreams Foundation.

For more information, please contact us at

Monday, April 21, 2008

Do I really need an Event Planner?

If I had a nickel for the number of times I've heard this question!!!!

Let's ask a few questions and see if you need an event planner for your next engagement.

1) Do you have a job that allows you freedom to come and go as you please during business hours?

2) Do you have at least 2 hours per day to dedicate solely to the planning, organizing, and logistics of your event?

3) Do you want to deal with the stresses of coordinating with caterers, photographers, venues, and other necessary vendors?

4) Do you want to be busy, busy, busy, during the planning phases and not be able to ENJOY the event when it finally arrives?

If you answered NO, to ANY of these questions....then yes, my dear You Really do Need an Event Planner!

Event Planners, Consultants, and Coordinators come in all different facets. From the over the top, full service, you sit down, I do everything Planner, to the Directress who will come in on the day of your event and "Direct" the show!

Event Planners are a necessary investment for any event, no matter how big or small. They can curtail unforeseen events the the average host or hostess would have no clue would happen. They can offer bits of advice that can help you during the planning process. They can also share with you tips and tricks of the trade that can save you money and time on the front end and the back end.

For example, you are searching for a venue for a Retirement Party. Planning on your own would cost your hours of research time, calling time to call and inquire about the venue, driving time to visit these venues, and headache from when you are stressed from not finding the PERFECT venue at try #1. Using an event planner will cut down on this time and cost, especially with increasing gas prices!

Envi Consulting & Associates has a listing of preferred vendors and venues from every side of town in the city, organized by capacity, outdoor/indoor, amenities, etc. so our clients are satisfied from the start! We have built a reputation in our service areas of quality and luxe, providing top notch service from the beginning.

Hiring the assistance and expertise of an Event Planner or Event Management Firm will allow you a peace of mind that everything will run smoothly and you can enjoy your function along with your guests. Event Planners are not a luxury for those who have disposable dollars. Event planners are a necessity for anyone planning an event and needs the expertise of an experienced professional in the industry.

When you are creating your budget for your next event, remember the Event Planner. That small investment, can save you a lot of time!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Vendor of the Week: In the Mix Consulting

In keeping with our weekly theme of cocktails and parties, Envi Consulting & Associates would like to highlight a personal vendor favorite of ours!
In the Mix Consulting is owned and operated by Angela Mangham - Hose, a native Atlantan who has not only a flair for creating outstanding drinks that will be the highlight of your party, but she is also a graphic designer who can custom design your invites! Angela, better known to the Envi team as Angie, is a dynamic person to work with. Her enthusiasm for making your dreams come to reality, her professionalism, and her ability to make sure that both you and your guests are satisfied with her Award-Winning Service is none other than impeccable!
Currently, In the Mix is offering some DYNAMIC specials that Envi Consulting & Associates could not wait to share with our readers. Make sure that you let her know that Envi sent won't be disappointed!

You can contact Angela Mangham - Hose at In the Mix via telephone and e-mail. Her contact information is listed below.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

How to Host the Perfect Cocktail Party

Springtime calls for tons of celebration! Fun times with friends calls for fun parties!

Envi Consulting & Associates specializes in luxury affairs, therefore we want to share with you some great tips on how to host the perfect cocktail party, where you can mix and mingle with some good friends and take the stress out of the planning process!

After you've chosen the date to hold your cocktail party, these are some fun and easy tips to

1. Pick your budget!
For any celebration, the rest of the details will fall in place after you have decided how much you want to spend. How much food to serve, people to invite, and beverages to have will all depend on your budget.

2. Pick your Guest List!
Whether you want an intimate gather of 8-10 close friends at your home, or a larger affair of about 20-25, you have decide how many people and who you wish to invite.

3. Pick your Drinks!
Cocktail parties are fun and lively! You don't have to have a reason, per se, to throw a cocktail party. Maybe you got a promotion and you want to celebrate with your friends or maybe you want to clear out your bar, whatever the case you have to decide what you're going to sip on! You could serve a signature cocktail or two where you can have them pre-mixed in a nice pitcher labeled so that you can enjoy your party also, or you can put all the ingredients out, grab some drink recipe cards and let your guests make their own cocktails! Just remember that the average cocktail party last anywhere from 3-4 hours and each party goer will have 2-3 drinks on average. So plan accordingly!

4. Pick your menu!
What's a party with a bunch of drinks and no food??? Well, you don't have to be a whiz in the kitchen to create a simple cocktail party spread. Wings, chips, fruit trays, cheese and crackers, and some type of dessert is the SIMPLEST way to go. However, if you want to be a bit upper eschelon, pick up your address book, call your favorite caterer or call Envi Consulting & Associates for a catering referral, and let the best cocktail party menu suggestions flow!

5. Pick your decor!
Glitz, glam, chic, sophisticated. Cocktail parties are not like Super Bowl parties where you are huddled around a television screaming at your favorite team. Cocktail parties call for delicate decor, sophisticated styles, and luxurious illuminations, that add to the mood that you wish to portray for your guests. Whatever your color scheme is, make your table centerpieces, napkins, are whatever decor you wish to use (if any) bring out the BEST in you!

6. Pick your music!
Music and entertainment sets the mood and tone for your party. Depending on who makes up your guest list, make sure that you have an even mix of party tunes that everyone can enjoy!

7. Pick your invites!
Now that all the planning is done, grab those invitations and put them in the mail. The hard part is over.
Some of Envi Consulting & Associates fave sites for cocktails:

Remember, that for your guests who are not fans of alcoholic beverages, they can have the same mixed drinks, just without the its a Mocktail!

Now.....its time to party, Have Fun!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Preston Bailey Wedding Vision

We are at work!!!!! Brides, brides and more brides! So, last night I was talking with one of our newest clients on her vision and she wants the Preston Bailey Wedding for her budget! Gorgeous! The love of the flowers, the color, the is going to be magnificent!

The couple is having an intimate affair with 100-115 guests for a late summer/beginning of fall wedding being held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 5:00 pm, with a Cocktail hour preceding the Reception for our bride to be, Tanyika White (better known as The Future MrsKG).

The ceremony will be held at Piedmont Park:

The reception will be held at the Wimbish Mansion in Midtown Atlanta:

I am so excited to be working on this affair! The bride loves Preston Bailey and envisions a Preston Bailey wedding! If you are anybody in the industry, then you know that his event decor is filled with lots of flowers and extravagant decorations! Her colors are Beige, Pink, and Mocha Brown. This is going to be great!
Now, I need to think of some floral ideas for our consultation on Sunday. I have the perfect florist that I know will do a marvelous job for this special occasion!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

What's HOT for Spring 2008!

With the busiest time of the wedding season approaching, each year continues to have different ideas and designs that come to play. Your wedding style is ultimately depicted by you and your Fiance. However, sometimes what is in style for the general public has an influence over what you have your eye on.

Do you enjoy more subtle colors or something more vivid and bold?

How about a chic wedding gown vs. the traditional white lace that your mother and grandmother wore?

Over time, designs and styles reappear and that lace that would have made you cringe 5 years ago, is now popping up more often than ever.

The days of pastel pink, peach, and white as the staple wedding colors are gone and you are finding more brides reaching towards the fuschias, oranges, Robin's Egg Blue (also known as Tiffany's Blue), and even Chocolate and Black (not together of course).

Envi Consulting & Associates wants to give you some ideas of what the Spring 2008 trends are for Weddings this year.

Starting with light cotton and organza gowns are best for spring, even though the 50s inspired trends from Winter 2007 will cross over into 2008. Classic and romantic embellishments such as eyelets, lace, and bead work are tops for the 2008 year. My personal favorite Bridal gown designer is Demetrios! For me, I can't wait to wear a Demetrios gown!

Some of Demetrios Bridal 2008 Collection:

Not only are you focused on the Bride's gown, but Bridesmaids dresses are important also. The conservative but fun look is IN for Bridesmaids. Babydoll dresses, Tea length, Full skirts, Silk halters, and don't forget the cute shoes!

Here are some cool ones from Alfred Angelo, Jim Hjelm, and Jenny Yoo:

2008 Envi Consulting & Associates Internship Program

As we continue to grow and expand our business, we are instituting the Envi Consulting & Associates Internship Program in our Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC markets.
The objective of this 16-week Internship Program is to provide students and mid-career professionals with the hands on experience necessary to become a successful Professional in the Industry. With the guidance of experienced Coordinators, Consultants, and Designers, you will have the opportunity to use your creativity and innovation to aid the growth of Envi Consulting & Associates, learn the background of running a successful Event Planning Firm, as well as add to your portfolio and resume of successful social and corporate events. This is a Commission-Based Internship, with the opportunity to receive other incentives as well as college credit.

Internship Positions:
* Graphic & Web Designer
* Sales & Marketing Coordinator
* Event Coordinator & Designer

* Have a passion and love for all aspects of the Event Planning and Entertainment Industries
* Have an educational background in Design, Marketing, Business Administration, Finance, Graphic Arts, or experience equivalent
* Be able to dedicate 15-20 hours a week to complete the individual Internship projects
* Must be a hard worker, organized, have the ability to multi-task, strong communicator, be a team player, as well as be ready and willing to learn all aspects of the business
* Must reside in either the Atlanta, GA or the Washington, DC metropolitan areas

How to apply:
* Send your resume and cover letter to by April 15, 2008
* Interviews will take place April 21 – 24, 2008
* Selected candidates will be notified by April 26, 2008
* Internship program will begin May 1, 2008 and conclude no later than August 31, 2008.

For more information visit us at: or contact our Internship Coordinator at