Every time I meet new people, I feel like I am always waiting for the programed question of “What do you do for a living”. Telling people you’re a wedding planner always gets such great reactions. “Oh my gosh! I bet that is so much fun!” “Do you have a lot of Bridezillas?” And my all time favorite, “So, you’re like Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner?”
The last always makes me laugh! Well, if you’re referring to how awesome she is at her job – then yes! If you’re referring to how glamorous she looked during the weddings; in dresses, 6 inch heels, hair down, make up perfect – then no.
Sweaty messes during set up - But we can clean up nicely!
Don’t get me wrong; there are a ton of different definitions of a wedding planner. There are the Jennifer Lopez planners like Kevin Lee of LA Premier who manage your entire wedding. You as a couple never see or hear from the vendors until they show up on your day.
For most planners, ourselves included, a lot of our couples aren’t completely hands off. Do we do weddings that have more expendable budgets? Yes! And yes, we do weddings with less of a budget to work with. What we want to do for our couples (of all budgets) is have them invest in us and in turn we save them more money then they devoted to us.
Brides and Grooms-to-be are busy! They have full time jobs, which asks 40-60 hours a week of their time. Believe it or not, planning your wedding becomes a full-time job. Vendors want to meet you during the week (when most people are unavailable) because on the weekends they are working weddings or other events. As planners, our full time job is planning your wedding. We have the time to seek out the best options and the best bang for your buck.
We work 12-14 hour days for our couples; we sweat, climb, crawl, design, set up, and break down. We aren’t often the construction foremen – we are the women with the hammers and drills. Most importantly, we are planners for the couples with a more conservative budget as well as the couple’s whose budget is more liberal.
So can you afford a wedding planner? Simple answer…YES!!!
We are so excited to announce our First Ever Black Friday Sale!
From Black Friday until Cyber Monday consumers are saving, saving, saving on gifts for their families and friends. Camping out for days and hours - early bird gets the worm.
Why shouldn't we save some on ourselves!
Brides-contact us from Black Friday until Cyber Monday (you do NOT have to book on these days - just contact us) to receive 25% off our Day Of Coordination Package (The Big Day) or our Partial Planning Package (The Perfect Plan) for the months of January, February, March and April!
HURRY, HURRY...There are only so many weekends!!!
We are excited to hear from you!
There’s something that we lost in the tradition of tangible mail that a mailman delivers. That personal touch, that excitement you get when walking out to your mailbox wasn’t just to receive the 30 mailers sent to The Current Resident. There is also something we gained. In a society that has been groomed to wait for nothing (patients has become less of a virtue) E-Mail has saved the day!
We have become accustom to needing an immediate gratification (I want it now, Daddy!). So, E-Mail allows us to fill this charge. Here’s the catch…people don’t always answer right away (and the shakes commence).
Most people, especially those in business, receive their E-Mails to their phones. I assume there is a great percentage of “civilians” who also receive their E-Mails to their phones; personal and job E-Mail. So knowing that E-Mail has become the fastest way to connect with people and a better choice than a phone call for someone to inquire (I don’t want to be sold, just answer my questions…please!), we have become obsessed with returning E-Mails we receive quickly.
What truly amazes me is the response we get from clients/potential clients because we answer so promptly. They always seemed shocked and grateful that we got back to them (doesn’t everyone?). We are in the customer service business, we are asking people to trust us with one of the most important days in their lives. A lot of time, energy and most importantly money are spent on this day and if I can’t trust you to answer my inquiry E-Mail, how do I trust you with coordinating an entire day? Even if we aren’t available on a date that a bride-to-be is looking at for, we write a quick response to let them know so they can mark us off the list and continue their planning process.
We admit that we may be a little obsessed with making sure we answer E-Mails right away, even those received at midnight from our Brides on the West Coast (I may have even been guilty of answering an email that I received at 3:00am, from a West Coast Bride, at 3:30am…we had an early flight, I was up!). But, in all seriousness, Brides-to-be think about their weddings 24/7, even the ones who tell us from the beginning they aren’t girly girls, so why shouldn’t we as their planners take the entire journey with them?