Stress. It's a word that is often closely associated with every event you try to plan. But that is exactly where RS Exclusive comes in. I sat down with the owner, Sandra Guelzo and learned so much about what they have to offer. I was very impressed with her caring spirit and amazing creative ability. The moment I walked into her showroom, I could tell she was a truely creative gal. If you were to ask Sandra what she does... this is the short of it. "I'm Sandra Guelzo, owner and event designer of RS Exclusive (a full service wedding and event company ) and the RSE Event House. I am passionate about God, my family, and my friends, and do all I can to extend that same passion in the way we serve others at RSE!"
One of my first questions was, "What does RS stand for?" Her daughter Rachel (the R )began the business with her and is now a consultant on many details, small and large. Sandra (the S) orchestrates the many running parts of the business and meets with clients one-on-one.
When Sandra was a little girl, her creative juices where flowing already. She dreamed, planned and created parties for her sisters. Time passed and soon Sandra and her friends were creating events worth remembering. That naturally flowed into a business and then a company, when her homeschooling days were completed.
As Sandra shared about her business, it was very easy to see that she cares deeply about every single person who comes through her doors. The "Exclusive" in RS Exclusive is meant for that purpose and it really is true. Every person is treated as if they are the only client. Sandra combines creating beauty with compassion.
Sandra has created events from California, Washington D.C., Maryland, North Carolina and of course Lynchburg, Va and the surrounding area. Quite often planning a wedding here involves working with out of town clients, some as far away as China, and Sandra handles it well. I asked, "What event had a catastrophic moment and how did you avoid it?" She laughed and said,"Oh, I had one." And did she ever!
Like usual, she and her team were setting up for the wedding and understanding the flow of the day, she realized, the chef should have already arrived. A quick call was made and to both of their shock, the chef had accidentally put the following day on his calendar! The wedding was to start in ONE hour. Sandra worked fast and the chef hustled to be there. In one hours time, the food was ready, the guests were served and the bride never knew one word about it! Now that is stress no bride ever wants to deal with!
"What event have you imagined but have never had the chance to create yet?" She responded, "My own wedding vow renewal." Sandra, I know it will be beautiful when you do!!
Many events have been planned in this room right here. The consultation room. Events such as weddings, anniversary parties, birthdays, styled photoshoots, commercials for TV, movie scenes, corporate events and much, much more.
"What holds people back from calling you?" I asked. "Two things probably. One being the cost. They might think they cannot afford to hire an event planner. But the truth is, doing it yourself will cost you time away from work and also away from your friends and family. In the end, it is often more cost effective to hire us. Secondly, a client may think their special event won't be done the way they want it to be, the way they see it in their minds eye. The truth is, their hearts desire will indeed be executed by R.S. Exclusive."
Are you planning an event in the Lynchburg, VA area? Do yourself a big favor and call R.S. Exclusive, you wont regret it and you will make a wonderful friend in the process.