Thursday, February 10, 2011

Do you need a wedding planner?

How do you know? If someone has told you that you should have a planner? Do you want to know for yourself? Answer these simple questions and then you will know for yourself.

• Do you (or your mom or your aunt) want to setup and teardown your wedding?

• Do you (or your grandmother or your sister) want to run to the store when the bar runs out of liquor or ice?

• Do you (or your sister in law or matron of honor) want be the contact person for the day of the wedding?

• Do you (or your mother in law or bridesmaid) want to replenish napkins/cupcakes/popcorn when they run out?

• Do you (or your maid of honor or friend) want to get on site 2 hours before the ceremony starts to make sure everything is being perfectly setup?

• Do you (or your sister is law or mom) want to leave right after the rehearsal to go to your wedding site to make sure the tent is being setup properly?

• Do you (your mom or your great aunt) want to know that your cake fell and the bakery only had 30 minutes to fix it?

• Do you want your mom or friend or family member or invited guest-that-is-going-to-be-my-planner to worry that something is being taken care of the whole day?

If you answered no to any of these questions, you need to hire a wedding planner, or at least a day of coordinator. If you think that your venue coordinator is going to take care of these things, then you are mistaken. They are there for the venue, not for you like a planner or coordinator would be.

In addition,

• Do you want a stress free wedding day?

• Do you want to enjoy the wedding day with your friends and family?

• Do you want someone to setup and teardown your wedding?

• Do you want to have someone execute your wedding day how you envisioned?

• Do you want someone to take charge of the event and your vendors?

• Do you want your wedding to be one of the best days of your life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to hire a wedding planner. There are so many little details that go into your wedding day that you do not want to deal with. Instead of leaving it up to a friend or family member (who doesn’t know much about what goes into putting a wedding together or is unfamiliar with a BEO), why not hire someone (a professional) that can take care of those details so your guests can truly be guests? Wedding planners are able to offer you peace of mind and allow you to fully relax – so you can enjoy your day, and so can your family members and friends.

Furthermore, I always tell my clients; don’t you want your family members and close friends to be with you while you are getting ready or having pictures taken or during cocktail hour? Can you imagine your mom (or friend or aunt) rushing to get lined up (or sit down) for the ceremony – she’s sweaty, flustered and isn’t able to focus on the ceremony because she is worried that she didn’t put a favor at each place setting? I am sure you don’t want anyone to feel that way, much less a family member or friend. Another tidbit, hire people you can sue or get mad at. Seriously. Do it. Do you want to ruin a relationship with a friend or family member because they didn’t set up your reception how you envisioned? Don’t think that will be you? It could be, so why take the chance. If you know you have a specific vision, it is even more critical to hire a planner to make sure your vision is executed (and you can get mad if it isn’t).

Hire a planner or day of coordinator, enjoy your wedding day and be stress free.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding - Style Me Pretty and Couture Colorado Feature

Style Me Pretty and Couture Colorado has featured one of our weddings.  The wedding took place last November in Devil's Thumb Ranch.  The bride incorporated many DIY and personalized details throughout the wedding.  We were so honored to be the day of coordinator for this wedding.  Brinton Studios took these amazing pictures!!  Check it out at the links below!

Style Me Pretty

Couture Colorado