These days we live much of our lives online. We choose everything from restaurants to doctors based on what we read on the internet. We learn about dog breeds, we plan trips around the world and we sometimes find our life partners with the help of our virtual friend! Yet while we all value the connectivity that comes with the internet, I find that in my work, there is nothing that can replace meeting and working with my clients face-to-face.
Whether we are planning a life milestone event, such as a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah with a family, or a corporate event with an employee who puts his or her heart and soul into the job, the personal service we provide defines who we are as a business. We interpret and translate our client’s vision by spending the time to get to know each one and understand fully what will make this event successful. What is the feeling you want to convey? Who do you want to honor and why? Is there a specific culture or history that might impact some of the details? The answers are personal to each client and each event… and it’s personal to us. It’s simply impossible to convey this kind of information on line.
When I look into the eyes of a bride and see her face light up as she shares her dream of an elegant and traditional wedding day, I see that vision along with her, and use it as my inspiration with every detail I plan. If my client has hired us to create a fundraising gala to support her organization’s important work, her passion for the project is palpable. I bring that passion into the room to help raise the funds they need to continue. And if a Bat Mitzvah girl tells me animatedly how she loves to be the star of the show but hates pink, I make sure her youthful enthusiasm is woven throughout this important milestone celebration.
Now, we don’t expect endless meetings – our clients are busy people – but taking care of all the details with that added personal touch is what we do best. Whether designing and inspecting your site, meeting with your vendors or being there when you need us the day of your event, personal service is alive and well at JRE. For us, it’s not just a business, its personal.