Meet the Planners :: Amy RubinsFriday, January 09, 2009
Name: Amy Rubins
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Company Name: Fête Perfection
Number of Years in Business: 2 years
How did you get started in wedding planning?
After conducting insurance fraud investigations for over 25 years, I wanted a friendlier less risky atmosphere within which to work. Since I enjoyed food, wine and cooking I answered an ad for an on-call banquet server at one of the top country clubs in the area. I was quickly promoted to various positions of responsibility and one day the Director of Catering position opened and I took it. After planning many high-end galas and weddings, I struck out of my own for the flexibility to travel with my husband who does a lot of speaking across the country.
If you had to start over what one thing would you do differently?
I would have moved into a studio right away. Although there is added expense, I physically need separation from my work and my home life or I would never turn off and my husband would divorce me.
What's your favorite item in your emergency kit?
My lighters – when it comes time to all the last minute items, there are never enough lighters for all the candle lighting. What is the best piece of business advice you've ever received? From my husband, just do it…don’t talk about it, make it happen.
Which two people (past or present) would you have as guests at a dinner party and why?
Ronald Reagan and Audrey Hepburn – both for their strong moral compass and their grace under pressure.
What are your three favorite blogs besides thesmartplanner.com?
So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager, Parisian Party and Lazy Bride’s Blog.