My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding. We're sitting in the Taj Pierre Hotel at 61st Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. I have been planning events for the last 30 years, whether it's a dinner party for six, or a wedding for a thousand, no event too small, definitely no event too big. We can do a wedding or an event anywhere, we've done weddings at the Hotel Bel Air in California, Mexico and the Amalfi Coast of Italy. When it comes to making a wedding, whatever budget you have, the money needs to spent as wisely as it can be. The less the budget, the more important it is to have a professional. So a wedding planner's job is to make sure that there is no strife, and that everybody's getting along, and everybody's on the same page and to make the most fabulous event that you can with whatever budget you have. Planning a wedding such be tons of fun, picking flowers, and dresses, and bridesmaids and food, this is the most fun you'll ever have. These videos were prepared with Brides and Grooms in mind, to give you some guidance as to how you might do the best possible evening of your life. We're gonna teach you the does and don'ts for the perfect wedding.