Congratulations! You are getting married! We know how tempting it is to immediately start pinning boards, signing up for every online resource and start your planning. If you have planned weddings and events before it can be a breeze.
For those of you who have only attended weddings, been a part of a wedding party (maid of honor or a bridesmaid) you will soon find out there is a bit more to do than just picking a place and shopping for a dress.
There is a plethora of things to do and they can seem very overwhelming. Before you do anything, we suggest you sit with your significant other and discuss a budget. Couples who have a defined budget, and know that the budget, "is the budget" will not be so persuaded to go down the proverbial "rabbit hole" of overspending.
Here's where we can help you! We offer couples a complimentary face to face or phone meeting to help them establish their needs and wants, while keeping to a budget. In our meeting we discuss things like your top three most important things, guest list, venues, catering, drinks, and the most important thing of all not over spending. When you become husband and wife you don't wake up the next morning frustrated that you both now have a wedding to pay for and the wedding is over!
We have seen the most elaborate weddings extravaganzas, to the most breathtaking backyard DIY weddings ever. Here's an example below of what we are capable of, while keeping to a budget:
Last year, we had an opportunity to work with a couple that had lost their dream beach wedding venue to a hurricane just weeks before the big day. We had a little over two weeks to help them relocate the wedding location back to Atlanta. This meant securing a venue, hiring all the vendors (caterer, photographer, DJ, florist, baker) and quickly get new invitations out to all the guest. The couple got to do a cake tasting, meet with the florist and photographer. The last steps were arranging all the accommodations and transportation. That is where we really stepped in and made it all happen.
This all was done in under three weeks! We have the proof on our website in testimonials and pictures. Better yet, and once "the dust was settled" the couple received a refund from the beach venue and saved thousands of dollars, all by allowing us to jump in and make their special day happen.
Yes, it was unfortunate about the hurricane. No, they did not get married on the beach. However, they did have a beautiful wedding that had everything (minus the beach) and more they wanted! To this day, I still receive referrals and comments from their wedding guest about how wonderful and special the wedding was.
I guess my point is, you have your beautiful ring, the man of your dreams, and now you are going to plan your wedding. So remember this, to communicate about finances and the budget, hire someone to help you if you are not sure what to do, but most of all, enjoy your engagement and planning you very special day!
Thank you, Courtney and Matt, for trusting us! We were and still are, honored to have been a part of your special day!