Educating yourself about a wedding planner (or consultant or coordinator), and what they do, is quickly becoming a required part of planning a wedding. Many couples these days are planning long distance affairs, or have demanding work schedules that do not allow for endless meetings with vendors and locations for their wedding. Often, couples have to make decisions quickly, and without as many choices of locations, materials, or referrals of vendors as they would really like. This is where the knowledge and practical experience of a wedding planner becomes invaluable.
Perhaps you have already heard or read some reasons why it is beneficial to hire a coordinator. It’s true that we wear many hats in this industry. We must be able to take on a wide variety of duties in order to serve the needs of our clients. We are able to recommend vendors and service providers that we have worked with before. We also help a client stay within their budget, often saving them money, and may advise them on wedding etiquette questions. We can help clients shop for their wedding attire, as well as that of their wedding party. We generally coordinate all of the client’s plans. Of course, the biggest service we provide is to keep your rehearsal, wedding day and reception on track. But I believe the most valuable service we provide is that of stress relief. We are there to lift the burden from the clients’ shoulders, whether it is just making sure that the vendors have all arrived on time and are setting up the party to specifications, to calming any last minute nerves and offering words of encouragement. We take care of any details that our clients wish, from just a sounding board when they are starting to plan, to searching out the best deals on locations, vendors, and materials. We are the people that pick up the ball and run with it, to paraphrase a sports metaphor. Our only job is to make sure our clients are completely happy, and that the event goes off flawlessly!
Even the most organized person will not wish to deal with lots of details on what is the most special day of their lives. They may only want to go with the flow, and enjoy the day with family and friends. That is where a wedding coordinator comes in. We do the worrying for you!
On July 9th, 2016, we had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Rick and Jan Lehman. This was a very special occasion, as this was the first wedding we have planned for family members. Rick and Jan wanted casual and fun, with the feel of a family picnic. We had great music, delicious food, cornhole games, and karaoke in the evening. All in all, a great day!
We provided planning and coordination, stationery, decorations and florals.
Videography: Joseph Testa Films
Photography: Shannon Stambaugh
Officiant: Rev. Jeffery Witherspoon, A New Way of Hope Weddings
Bartending: Kerri Everly
Bakery: Fishers Foods – Bakery
Rick and Jan’s Wedding – Click here to watch the highlight film! Enjoy!
Photos by Shannon Stambaugh
We collaborated with several awesome vendors on our very first Styled Bridal Photo Shoot, which took place on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at Spring Hill Historic Home in Massillon, Ohio. Formal pictures and post to come soon, but first we wanted to share with you the video feature that our video partner, Joseph Testa Films, put together for us. All vendors are credited in the comments on their blog. Enjoy!
Vendors: (facebook.com/Love-Laughter-Elegance-Wedding-Event-Planning-294354135708/ JosephTestaFilms.com jsonmore.com/facebook.com/SpringHillHH/ facebook.com/hadleydesigns facebook.com/ChiavarisBakery/ facebook.com/SDE-Designs-Ltd-386698294748118/ facebook.com/bkystudio altimuspond.zenfolio.com/)
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Why not celebrate your love with friends and family? We would love to help you plan an awesome party for your children, with cookie decorating, candy, games, crafts and fun! Or plan an afternoon of sweet desserts and drinks with your friends or coworkers. We can set the scene for a memorable event! We can even create wonderful gift baskets for your sweetheart!
Perhaps you have considered getting married on the most romantic day of the year! Why not book our Bright Beautiful Beginnings Package:
This package is for the couples who just want a small intimate ceremony with a few close family and friends, or an elopement. We can arrange for an officiant for you, or you may bring your own. We can provide cake or cupcakes, beverage of choice, paper goods and decorations for up to 15-20 guests. We will even take pictures of the festivities for you!
Please contact us for pricing. We would love to help you celebrate love in all its glory!
Phone or text: 330-313-6030 Email: email@example.com
We have been blogged! This time, with one of our videography partners, Joseph Testa Films. We first met Joe on Facebook, chatting on several occasions in different wedding planning and industry-related groups. When the opportunity came up to plan a destination wedding for one of our couples, Azia and Hondo, on relatively short notice, Joe and his wife Peggy happily agreed to assist us with videography for the wedding. They did a fantastic job! We highly recommend Joe for all of your video needs!
Since then, we have collaborated at several bridal shows, and often promote special deals with each other, in order to maximize value, while not sacrificing quality of service, for our clients. We also co-administer several wedding message groups together on Facebook, providing planning advice and resources for brides and vendors.
Recently, Joe sent us a short questionnaire, using the answers to create a feature about our business. Below is the link to the post on Joe’s blog. Enjoy!