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Today I want to discuss the importance of insurance for your special event, celebration, wedding and lifestyle. Our expert is Rob Zimny, IU grad, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Shelbyville native from Pfenninger, Claxton and Estelle Insurance Agency in Shelbyville. Rob may be reached at 317.398.9797. You may get free quotes and insurance policies with him with or without having any insurance coverage at his agency. We will chat and try to address some of your concerns for insurance. Note we are not selling nor advising, just bringing some information to the table. Let’s start with Renters Insurance. A lot of you rent an apartment or home. Renter’s insurance is inexpensive and a lot of times you are able to get renters insurance with the same company you have your auto insurance with. It’s usually about $10 more a month and you are getting $25,000-$30,000 on your personal property (furniture, clothes, computer) Jewelry needs to be scheduled on your homeowners or renters and insured for an agreed value. It confirms you are getting pretty much what you exactly have. Let’s make an example, if you have a flawless one carat diamond that you purchased for $7000 and you have it specifically scheduled for agreed value, if that ring was lost or stolen you would get the same agreed quality for similar value. If you did not, you may get a one carat diamond coming from WalMart or possibly a check for $2,000 instead of $7,000. It could possibly not be the same like, kind and/or quality. Gentlemen, make sure to get the engagement ring insured as soon as you purchase it. Weddings, Farm or Outdoor events: Who/What to insure??? The person that owns the property would need to carry the homeowner/farm insurance. The hosts are approving the event and the property is in their name. They need to look into a one day or weekend policy. Ideally, everyone would have insurance, farm owners, parents and the hosts. If the hosts or family live out of state, they would need to investigate with their insurance provider. Laws may be different and it would be best to research this. Two people that live separately ( both have renters or homeowners insurance) generally would be covered. The insurance company would determine how to split the coverage if there was a problem and it would be the decision of the insurance company. It is a tricky situation and would take time to determine the resolution. A suggestion would be a rider for the day and they would also have an umbrella policy usually to $150-$200 per year for $1000000 up to $5,000,000 and a one day special event on top of this The umbrella policy covers a year i.e. if you have $500,000 on your personal liability and you had an accident you would have an umbrella. A young couple that have one car and they are renting are not the ideal couple for the insurance. The ideal client that would be liable would be someone that has property, value etc to lose several cars, their main home, lake home, boats etc. Once the amount of liability you have is used up, the rest comes out of your pocket i.e. your house, personal property, car or more. Lots of times, prominent individuals especially, want to make sure they are covered in case they are sued or if there was any type of injury. Ask the question…. If you are going to be sued what do you have to lose? Serving alcohol and the number of guests helps determine the insurance coverage fee. Gifts: Gifts are in a car and the car is broken into. It’s covered if you have auto insurance. If you are at your venue and gifts were stolen it may be hard to recover. More than likely turning the claim in would be more than the deductible. Travel Insurance: This is something you should check into prior to making any reservations. You need to make sure you know exactly what it covers and if this is what you desire. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Rob.
Throughout your wedding planning you have envisioned making sure to WOW your guests with your invitations, décor, linens, cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Each element of your wedding or event sets a tone and excites your guests about being part of the experience.
Have you ever thought about the party ending? What about the departure? Would you like to make it as memorable as the entry into your ballroom? Ceremony or reception, your departure will leave a happy memory for you and guests.
Don’t overlook the wedding departure. It can be fun and fabulous! What better experience than to leave your guests with another unexpected, happy and exciting moment? We have offered some images of past weddings that we hope will WOW you and give you the inspiration you may need to create your very own Grand Departure. Make sure to let us know what you decide.
Want a WOW FACTOR for the entry of your next fabulous event? Use glow stones. These little stones are a tremendous way to add impact and wow to any entry or exit. Set a tone for your event as guests arrive with this magical path. These pebbles are non-toxic, photo-luminescent and waterproof. Just expose them to a light for 10 minutes, and they will illuminate for up to 12 hours. (No electricity required.) Mix them with pavement or gravel for a stunning surprise.
Wow, wow, wow!
We can’t wait to use them!
Always trying to be “fashion forward”, we must tell you about Lancel creating the Brigitte Bardot Bag. For those of you who do not know this fashion and beauty icon, you must! Bardot was a French naturelle beauty and nonconformist that had Hollywood in the palm of her hand during the early 60’s. She was a legend in beauty and fashion, so we just loved discovering the Lancel designer BB Bag they have created in honour of her.
Lancel describes Bardot as “anti-conventional, archi-natural, too beautiful” and we agree. The tousled blonde remains the “absolute symbol of French Legerete”. All of the fashions she launched are today’s more than ever; skinny, ankle length jeans and ballet “flatties” slippers-the jeans and shoes we all adore today!
We love that this nonconformist went out “on the edge” with her wedding dress too. She was the FIRST to dare wear a plunging neckline, wasp waist and cotton pink gingham, yes gingham, dress on her wedding day. Needless to say, it made the cover of every fashion magazine.
Oh, Brigitte, thank you for making fashion daring, fun and timeless. Thank you for allowing us to have sexy, tousled locks and making a blonde craze that never stopped. Thank you for inventing the “smoky eye” with eyeliner extended into a defined almond shape and heavy lashes; something we have imitated, but never accomplished like you. Thank you for making St. Tropez a place we could read about, dream about and travel to. But most of all thank you for being yourself plus making your Hollywood era so much fun (47 films and 80 songs) .
The Lancel design team, has made your new bag just as we should expect. The signature BB monogrammed charms, the satchel style (lined in no other than pink gingham) and the variety of color to make it exactly whatever we dare it to be. Just like you; unexpected, dazzling and unforgettable!
PS Your handbag is beautiful and we would go out on a limb and pick the pink one.
Special thanks to Harvey Nichols Department Store and Lancel
Get Lucky Downtown on St. Patrick’s Day
As St. Patrick’s Day draws near, there are some can’t miss events going on downtown Indianapolis that you won’t want to miss!
Hayley’s Pick-32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has over 80 units made up of high school bands, floats, catholic schools, Irish dancers, bag pipe & drum bands, Irish organizations, law enforcement, local media and celebrities. The parade is free to the public. www.indystpats.com
When: March 16; 11:30 a.m.
Where: North Street South to Ohio, North on Meridian, ending at Vermont Street
Friday, March 16, 2012
Andrea’s Pick-Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal
Sponsored by the Hoosier Lottery, the Greening of the Canal is an annual tradition. Enjoy live music, dancing, celebrity appearances and of course, the greening of the canal. Free coffee and donuts are provided and prizes from the Hoosier Lottery will given to a few lucky winners. www.hoosierlottery.com
When: March 16; 6 a.m.
Where: Canal Walk, near Ohio and West Streets
Nate’s Pick- Vermont Street Tent Party
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will host a tent party on Vermont Street Friday, March 16th. There is live Irish entertainment, food, beer garden and St. Patrick’s Day merchandise. The tent is free to enter and it is open to the public.
When: March 16; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Vermont Street, between Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Mary Beth’s Pick- Shamrock Run and Walk
The 21st Annual Shamrock Run and Walk is the official race of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The race is open to people of all ages and abilities. Join the fun with thousands of others by participating in either the 4-mile Run/Walk (with timing tag) or the 4-mile Fun Walk (without timing tag). The course starts at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis and goes to Fountain Square, home of the Irish Hill, before finishing back on the Circle. www.indystpats.com/runwalk/index.htm
When: March 17; 10 a.m.
Where: Monument Circle to Fountain Square
Jessica’s Pick- ShamRockin’ the Circle
After the Shamrock Run and Walk, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Monument Circle with entertainment, awards, prizes, food and beer garden. Local Irish bands including Eunan McIntyre, Elevation (U2 Tribute Band)and Second Fiddle will perform. This event is free to the public. www.indystpats.com
When: March 17; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Monument Circle
Kim’s Pick- 14th Annual Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest- The Rathskeller
It might be the German house, but The Rathskeller knows how to go Irish this time every year for Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with great drink specials, authentic Irish food and live performances by local artists. Check out The Irish Dancers of Indianapolis, Brian Cunningham & The Irish Aires and The Gordon Pipers. www.rathskeller.com
by Mary Beth
Engagement season is about to be in full swing and lucky ladies everywhere will be showing off their shiny
new rock! This new life changing experience is only the start of what your
engagement has to offer. Here are a few things that are on the “TO DO’
list once he ‘puts a RING on it’!
1. Get a manicure! Your hand is about to be the main focus of hundreds of
photos and you don’t want to embarrass yourself with un kept nails. Zip into
your favorite salon and start soaking those fingers!
2. Set a Budget! Have a nice, sit down, chat at home, with whomever is
supporting your wedding- it could be you, your fiancé, his parents or yours.
A private family gathering is essential in the early stages so that everyone is
on the same path. The conversation may be awkward, but it needs to be addressed
before anything becomes planned.
3. Insure your ring! If your Love hasn’t done this already, make sure it is done immediately. The jeweler (where it was purchased) should have suggestions about certified insurers. Make sure you get an appraisal slip from your jewelerso the absolute replacement value can be determined.
4. Sign up for Sale Alerts! Your wedding dress is going to be a major purchase, but your accessories don’t need to be. Many
designers have major sales and throughout the year. Check out their sites and sign up.
5. Sign up for Pinterest! Pinterest is the motherland of inspiration! You will be on this site for hours & gather so
many ideas! Majority of the ideas have step by step directions on how to create
the masterpieces. You will want to save (or pin) all of your favorites, from
your dress, to the cake, to favors, and creative keepsakes.
6. Talk $$$ with your Fiancée! Money is always an uncomfortable topic, but it needs to be done, so put on your big girl pants and
do it! You both will need to know all the logistics of combining bank accounts. Make sure you also discuss with your parents about CDs, trusts, or other important documents that may need to change or not change once you become man
7. Sign up for Trunk Show Alerts! Follow your local bridal
boutique on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest info about an upcoming
sale or trunk show. This will allow you to see your favorite designer’s newest
creations straight off the runway.
8. Chose a diet & STICK TO IT! If you plan to lose weight or tone up for your wedding and honeymoon, the worst thing you could do is crash diet at the last minute. If you want to lose more than 5 pounds, give yourself 9-12 months to do it. Pick a proven plan like Weight Watchers or JennyCraig. Ask your Fiancé to invest a few months of a personal trainer for just
you or as a couple. Make a pact to get into shape together with a personal workout plan. Working out with your Fiancé allows
you to support each other even more and get healthy at the same time! If your Fiancé can’t find time, ask one of your bridesmaids.
9. Pick a location! Whether it is selecting the city or the venue, the most
important decision needs to be determining the location of the wedding. This
may need to be something that you get everyone’s advice on; his family and
yours, as they will have an opinion.
10. Hire a planner! It doesn’t matter how organized you can be or how
creative you are, a planner will be your right hand person. As it gets closer
and closer to your day, a planner can help you with everything! From the moment you get engaged, to your
wedding day, they can also assist you with developing a timeline and assist you
with weekend coordination. A planner will have many connections to venues and
vendors for your day. This will allow you to save time and expense plus
allowing everyone to sit back and enjoy the day without missing a precious
Here are some fabulous photos our friend and photographer, Nate Rowe of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography www.nathanieledmundsphotography.com who took these wonderful photos of our table at the Association of Bridal Consultants Art of the Table 2011. Nate was one of the exclusive photographers for this annual event.
This event was held in the Columbia Club http://www.columbia-club.org/ Our table was “set” for an engagement proposal. We loved the romance and elegance of the noir linens and pewter accents. We love working at the Columbia Club and are always amazed at the artistry and creativeness of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography.
Thanks to our very own inhouse weddings and events floral designer, Jim, for the wonderful floral creation. We love working at the Columbia Club. Our in house floral team can provide you with wonderful floral design and decor for your special event or wedding. Make sure to remember our team of event experts at Kim King Smith Events.
We are absolutely humbled and thrilled to announce that we have been chosen among the nations best wedding professionals to receive a WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. Wedding Wire is an affiliate of Martha Stewart. The recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Kim King Smith Events stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year. Thank you to our beautiful brides, grooms and their families for giving us the opportunity to serve them. We contribute our successes to the partnerships formed to create a great team of vendors for all of our brides. Our work ethic and dedication to our clients adds tremendous value to our work and we take pride in everything that we do. We could not be more thrilled about this wonderful honor and cannot wait for 2011 to serve our princesses and create even more royal occasions.
Kim King Smith is owner + principle designer of Kim King Smith Events. Kim began planning and creating events in third grade and has never stopped! She has designed and produced creative weddings and celebrations throughout Central Indiana serving from 50 to thousands of attendees.
Her passion for her work never ceases! Kim is definitely THE multi tasker; which gives her an expert edge at prioritizing. Kim values her education. With undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University/Bloomington, she continues her studies as she travels coast to coast to conferences and seminars to reap the very best inside ideas, services and accents for her clients. While travelling she has met many great professional resources, worldwide, that she consults with for her weddings and celebrations. She is a recommended bridal consultant by the very best venues in the area.
Kim is Indiana’s only Accredited Bridal Consultant, a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, the only Indiana Style Me Pretty “Little Black Book” member for bridal consultants and a member of the International Special Events Society.
She has been voted Indy’s #1 Wedding Planner for 2008. 2009 and 2010.
Kim is sought by the media for her expertise and is a regular contributor for local and statewide agencies.