It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and vendors, and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce Yolanda (Jolie) Colon of I Do Events and Party Rentals.
When people ask “what do you do”, how do you answer?
I’m obsessed with everything wedding! It really has been a passion of mine since I was super young!
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
I’ve been in the wedding industry for over 30 years… I started designing wedding dressing in NYC which then turned into planning weddings and then floral designing.
What motivates you to do this every day?
Love what I do!
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
I’m a hopeless romantic and love working towards the most special and romantic day of a couple’s life.
What is the best compliment you have received from your clients?
The best compliment that I have received from clients is that they do not want to end the relationship we have developed through their wedding planning journey.. 🙂
How did you decide on the name of your company?
We loved the “i do” in wedding vows and since we do weddings and events, why not “i do events and party rentals”
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We are an innovative and full production planning and wedding florist company in Orlando, Florida. Our company began in 2007 and has been executing beautiful, memorable and successful events ever since.
What types of events do you specialize in?
We specialize in weddings, corporate and other special events.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
Our favorite type of engaged couple are super chill, sweet and fun…
Tell us about some of your package options. What is the price range for these packages?
Mini – The Mini “Day Of” Plan is the perfect plan for those that need a little assistance on the day of the wedding. This plan consists of a 2-hour consultation to get antiquated with your wedding plans thus far and vendors you have acquired. A wedding coordinator on your wedding day and wedding day timeline.
Complete Day Of – Perfect for the couples who have done most of the planning and sees the value of investing in a Wedding Day Director to orchestrate the day allowing them to be guests at their own wedding.
An initial 1 hour meeting to review your wedding details and vendor information
Additional 2 – 1 hour meetings to review any additional wedding details, venue visit, and review vendor contracts
A personal Wedding Day Director and Wedding Coordinator on the day of your wedding
Access to your Wedding Director via telephone/text or email
We create a detailed timeline for the day of your wedding
Confirm details with each wedding professional the week prior and the day prior to the wedding
Wedding Ceremony rehearsal coordination by your Wedding Day Director
Set up and break down for floral/decor/signs/favors/etc.
10-hour service on the day of your wedding
– Direct your wedding ceremony
– Maintain and coordinate timeline for the reception
– Work side by side with the vendors to ensure your day flows smoothly
– Greet your guests and direct them to their tables
– Direct the flow of the reception
Tell us some venues you enjoy working at and why.
There are so many great venues in central Florida and I love working at at all of them, but some of my favorites have to be The Highland Manor in Apopka FL, Venue 1902 in Sandford, FL, Casa Feliz in Winter Park, The Garden Villa in Winter Park, and Paddle Fish at Disney Springs.
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“Our flowers turned out to be absolutely perfect! Everything from my bouquet to the centerpieces and the arch flowers. She also did a great job of keeping in mind what my budget was. I can’t wait to get pictures back so I can see them in detail. I would one hundred percent recommend using Yolanda!” – Emily
“I had the pleasure of meeting Jolie a few months after my engagement and in the very first minutes, she knew exactly what my vision was. Not only that but we bonded immediately. She remained very close during the planning and coordinating of everything. When I felt stressed she made sure she was reassuring me until I felt at ease. On the day of my wedding, she took care of everything!!!! It was the best day of my entire life and I don’t think it would have been possible if she wasn’t by my side every step of the way. I recommend Jolie full-heartedly not just as a planner but as a friend. She is the sweetest person ever and I owe her so much for making my dream come true.” – Zorimar, Maitland Art Center
“Yolanda was such a pleasure to work with! It was a huge relief to find that I do Events was available after our first wedding venue filed for bankruptcy, leading us to have our wedding in another city with all new vendors to book within 3 months. She got me a quote quickly, was flexible in adjusting the florals to accommodate our budget, and had wonderful ideas. We got all our florals (Bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, corsages, cake flowers), an arch with draping and florals, and chargers from I do Events and Party Rentals. Everything was even more gorgeous than I could have imagined and exactly what we discussed. Yolanda made my entire day (besides marrying the love of my life) by surprising me with peonies, my favorite flower, in my bridal bouquet! Thank you for making our wedding dreams come true!” – Renee