Well, it is official, we decided to blog ;)
Writing is not our speciality, however, we do feel we have some awesome insight into the wedding industry and hope we can offer you some tips and options as you move through the planning process.
Tip #1: Don't just get a planner, Get a Planner you connect with:
I cannot stress how important the connection between couple & planner is. Not everyone has this and that is okay. Find the planner that works with you, gets you, and works with you.
Tip #2: You get what you pay for:
I know, I know, you hear this all of the time, but it is true. I am not saying spend a crazy amount on your wedding planner, I am saying, weigh how important having a stress-free, fabulous wedding weekend means to you. Not having a background in the wedding industry, you can spend countless hours on research, let someone help you! It should mean a lot. You can focus on your soon to be spouse, family who has traveled to celebrate you, and not to mention, enjoy the party you have planned. Whether you have done it all or asked your planner to do it all, you should enjoy every single moment of your wedding and marriage. Why? Because how often do we get to celebrate LOVE!
Tip #3: What is included?
I personally HATE when I see 20 line items before I see the bottom line. We start all of our packages with pretty hefty inclusions, we want you to pick and choose what works best for you, keeping your budget in mind. On our end we have line items for each service we offer, but at the end of the day, we want you to see the bottom line. All that is included and what it costs. After we chat with you, you will get a quote to review.
Tip #4: Planning takes time
Are you looking for day of? We feel 60 days gives us an opportunity to ensure we know everything to make the event a success, if you get someone who says day of packages does not need lead time, PLEASE reconsider. We are not saying this to have you go with us. We stand by finding the best fit for you! That is essential. We want you to have lead time and the attention paid to you, this is your wedding day after all. Do we want you for as long as we can, of course, the more time, the better we know you, and the better your vision will be created.
Tip #5: OVER SHARE
Do you think you are being annoying? Don't want to hurt someone feelings? Does your family drive you crazy? We want to know your vision, stressors, how to help you, and be able to think as you do, even though we are not you. Make sure you know when you overshare, you should have made a decision on what you are wanting. We are not making the decisions for you, we are bringing your vision to life.
We want to make the first day of your marriage life the best possible. Let us bring you the best day possible! Even more important, we want you to have the happiest marriage possible.
Until next time,