Working with military and busy couples who want a customized experiences is what I love most, but the most rewarding part of my job is probably bringing to light those common forgotten items that the couple can’t afford to miss. Think about it. With so many details to comb through something can easily get missed or overlooked. What if it’s something near and dear to you? Or something that can hit your pockets hard? No worries! I’ve got you covered. I love being ten steps ahead of the chaos so my clients can have a stress free and fun planning experience. I worry about the details so they can focus on what's most important, each other.
In my experience the wedding planning details that most people don't think about are fees, fashion and the finale!
Fees- When pricing venues and vendors it is common to see eager couples budget for the quoted price and completely misunderstand that that price does not include hefty additional like taxes, gratuities, damage or setup fees. Always ask for an “out the door” price quote to ensure you are budgeting appropriately. These fees can be thousands of dollars and nobody want’s that type of surprise weeks leading up to the wedding.
Fashion- I had a couple do a beach wedding in Florida. The plan was for everyone to be barefoot in their cream tuxedos and ladies wore gold sandals. Great right! Wrong. After the beach ceremony was over the reception took place indoors and of course gentlemen wanted to put on their shoes. Well, ironically no one thought about their socks. I’ll just say white gym socks and black dress socks didn’t cut it so we evened up purchasing a more appropriate option. Needless to say, I carry a spare set of socks in my “day of ready bag” and encourage couples to consider fashion accessories and details when gifting the bridal party and families.
Finale- The wedding day ending, the cake has been eaten and champagne is running low. Success! But wait, there is more… Who is picking up the ceremony and reception items you’d like to keep? Are you getting your wedding dress preserved or are you donating it? Are you having your bouquet dried? Did you remember to tip your vendors? Did you order thank you stationary to send to guests? Name change? Insurance? Finances? Everyone plans for the wedding day, but often forget about the post wedding planning, which can be more important. Thinking through these final details can help you reduce stress and set you up for a smooth happily ever after.
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