Rose Gold Events

YourLove. YourStory. YourDay.

Rose Gold Events is a full-service event and wedding planning company based in Seattle, Washington; offering a variety of services from vendor referrals to Custom Planning and Coordination. Rose Gold Events believes that it is YourLove. YourStory. YourDay. and is dedicated to making your dreams a reality! Let us handle all the tedious details allowing you to enjoy your special day!

Take a look at our packages you may be interested in. Let us know if you find something that fits or if you want to mix and match - we can tailor our services to fit your needs! Please contact Bailey for a complimentary consultation.

Linsey & Ben

 

Linsey and Ben envisioned their wedding day full of family & friends and wine (and purlpe!! - Linsey's favorite color)! This inspired us to start designing/planning a Tuscan themed wedding!! 

Linsey and Ben exchanged vows at the beautiful St. Thomas Aspostle Church in Ann Arbor, MI. 

The reception was held at Barton Hills Country Club! As guests arrived they were escorted to an intimate back patio to enjoy imported cheeses and sangria! Once the party began, the guests took their seats in the grand ballroom. No detail was forgotten - from the family style table layout to the hand tied lavender place cards! 

The tables were dressed with hand sewed burlap runners made by the mother-of-the-bride, breathing taking garland, beautiful clay pot flower arrangements, and grape vine wreaths. Wine bottles with candles underneath them and vintage wood candlesticks lit the room creating a warm ambiance. The favors included hand stamped "Let Love Grow" envelopes filled with lavender seeds! 

The bride and groom cut into their own naked cake while guests enjoyed chocolate cupcakes with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting and lemon cupcakes with blueberry buttercream filling and lavender frosting. 

The day could not have been more perfect! Linsey and Ben I wish you all the best and many years of happiness!! Cheers!! 

Hair & Makeup: Bliss Salon and Spa

Flowers: Fiona Brinks

Ceremony: St. Thomas the Apostle

Reception Venue: Barton Hills Country Club

Wedding Coordinator: Rose Gold Events

Caterer: Barton Hills Country Club

Dessert: Lindsey Pritchard

Music: Rob Gray

Photography: Melanie Reyes Photography

Invites: Brighter Beauty Design

Rentals: Chiavari Chairs Wedding LLC

Chloe & Nic

Chloe and Nic's day was filled with purple, sparkle and candles - everything Chloe ever wanted! Chloe looked absolutely stunning in her vintage inspired gown that of course had some sparkle in the flower detailing. Together Chloe and Nic make a beautiful couple! 

The couple exchanged their vows at the their church - The Bellevue Christian Reformed Church! The florist created beautiful alter flower arrangements that framed a table full of Chloe's beautiful eclectic candles! 

The reception was held at the South Bellevue Community Center - in a modern space with one full wall of windows overlooking the beautiful landscaping and balcony! Chloe spent many hours sourcing mercury glass votives and candles! The clever use of mirrors on the tables and a full wall of mirrors in the reception room made the candles and curtain lights reflect the light beautifully - adding to the sparkle! Chloe and Nic decided on doughnuts instead of a traditionally wedding cake - a huge hit with all the guests!

Thank you Chloe and Nic for letting me be apart of your day!! Congrats to you both!!  Cheers!!

Hair: Suzi Swope

Makeup: Leah with Frederick's Salon

Flowers: Lacey's Potoshnik

Ceremony: Bellevue Christian Reformed Church

Reception Venue: South Bellevue Community Center

Wedding Coordinator: Rose Gold Events

Caterer: Renton Technical College Catering

Dessert: Frost Doughnuts

Bartenders: Bartenders Extraordinaire

Music: Jordan Domingo - DJRT

Photography: Anna Peters Photography

Invites: Brighter Beauty Design

Heather & Jason

Heather and Jason imagined their wedding day full of vintage and eclectic charm! Heather being very crafty handmade many decor pieces and spent many hours collecting milk glass vases, vintage tins and tea pots, and old books to create her one of a kind centerpieces. Heather even surprised Jason with an Oklahoma State University football wedding cake!!

The couple exchanged vows overlooking the Ballard Canal surrounded by their closest family and friends who traveled from all over the US to be apart of their day! The night was full of love and laughter!!

It was great working with Heather and helping bring her day to life!! This is will a wedding I will never forget - not only are Heather and Jason an Amazing couple, but they are Rose Gold Event's FIRST couple! Thank you for letting me be apart of your day!!!

Congratulations Heather and Jason!!

 

Hair & Makeup: Off White Hair & Makeup

Flowers: LaVassar Florists & Pikes Place Market

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Canal

Wedding Coordinator: Rose Gold Events

Cake: Mikes Amazing Cakes

Music: Kevin Olson - Disco Royale

Photography: Ellen with Ariena Photo

Rentals: Foto Robot

Brunch & Bubbly

My younger sister is getting married in September and I couldn't be more excited! I have the privilege of designing and planning her entire wedding and so far it has been a blast - stay tuned for pictures to come in September!

This past month though, I was able to put the finishing touches on her Brunch & Bubbly themed bridal shower after my mother and my sister's soon to be mother-in-law did most of the planning. 

The classy yet fun invitations were created by my talented sister! The Check out her Etsy Shop - Samantha Hough @ Brighter Beauty Design!

The shower had a garden feel with fresh cut seasonal flowers and yellow and white linen! My mom handmade the beautiful burlap table runners! To complete the look the each place setting had a Crossword Puzzle and Bingo Card - all handed tied with strands of burlap by my mom, of course :)!

And no Brunch and Bubbly would be complete without a Mimosa Bar! We had orange juice and strawberry lemonade to mix in with the Champagne, accompaied by fresh fruit! Each glass was rimmed with maroon sugar for an added touch of fun! 

The shower, especially the Mimosa Bar, was a huge hit for all our friends and family! Despite the rain everyone was in good spirits and my sister had a wonderful day! I couldn't be happier! Not too long before the wedding! YAY!

The Flower Guide

As you start planning your wedding you will find that the floral budget is a major part of the overall budget. Flowers add style, color, and meaning to your wedding design, so picking the right flowers an important part of the planning process. 

Before meeting with your florist it is a good idea to become familiar with the types of flowers you like, paying special attention to the their color variety and peak seasons. Selecting flowers that are in season during the time of your wedding will help you save money! 

I have arranged the flower varieties by season. Scroll through them, taking note of the ones that jump out at you - more than likely that will be your flower(s)! Don't worry about coming up with the perfect arrangements, that will be your florists job! Just get some ideas together to help explain your vision to the florist! 

Year Round

Spring

Fall to Early Summer

Late Winter to Early Fall

Summer to Fall

I hope you were able to find some inspiration for your wedding day! If you need help selecting the right florist or help with all the planning, let me know! I would be glad to help! 

Venue Type Pros & Cons

As you start planning your wedding, selecting the right venue for you is one of the most important and hardest tasks! It will determine how the rest of your planning will go for the months to come. You will be faced with many options from a casual backyard wedding to an elaborate private club. Each venue has their challenges when it comes to logistics, décor and personalizing, it is up to you decide how much work you are ready to put forth for your dream wedding!


Restaurant 

Logistics: Simple; Décor: Simple; Personalizing: Simple

Stonebuner Rooftop Pavilion

Stonebuner Rooftop Pavilion

Calling all foodies! A restaurant is the perfect location to have the personal chef experience you’ve always wanted! Better yet, all the tables, chairs, lighting, bar, kitchen, etc. are already in place making the logistics a breeze. Most restaurants even have event coordinators to help with all the details. Having restaurant staff work your wedding will ensure your wedding runs smoothly! Restaurants are best suited for smaller groups creating a more intimate atmosphere.


Private Club  

Logistics: Simple; Décor: Simple; Personalizing: Moderate

The Rainier Club Photo by Matthew Land Studios

The Rainier Club Photo by Matthew Land Studios

If you admire historical architecture with all the modern amenities including a full service caterer and impeccable service then a private club might be perfect for your wedding! Private clubs tend to have many eye-catching rooms allowing for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception to all have their separate space – making transitioning between each part of the night very simple! However, many private clubs require you or someone you know to be a member.


Country Inn

Logistics: Moderate; Décor: Simple; Personalizing: Simple

Green Gables Estate Photo by Jenny Thai Photography

Green Gables Estate Photo by Jenny Thai Photography

Country Inns are full of warmth and charm creating a romantic and intimate setting for your wedding. Your options will not be limited to a particular style when it comes to choosing the right Country Inn for you! Country Inns are the perfect spot to use all your vintage and flea market finds. Once you pick the place consider hosting a wedding weekend to make the most of your venue!


Vineyard

Logistics: Moderate; Décor: Simple; Personalizing: Simple

JM Cellars

JM Cellars

A vineyard is the perfect venue for those couples who want a natural setting with a sophisticated atmosphere or who simply love food and wine! When considering a vineyard a few keys things to remember: 1) most are open to the public on weekends – be sure to check their hours for your wedding day 2) vineyards look very different in Spring compared to early Fall – be sure to check out the venue during your wedding month to make sure it looks like you imagined and 3) most vineyards will require you to use their wine – be sure to do a wine tasting before booking the venue!


Botanic Garden

Logistics: Moderate; Décor: Simple; Personalizing: Moderate

UW Botanic Garden Photo by Crozier Photography

UW Botanic Garden Photo by Crozier Photography

A botanic garden offers a nature setting filled with color and texture. Use the season, colors and flower variety to your advantage when designing your wedding, allowing you to add a few simple finishing touches, while creating a simple and beautiful look. Remember that botanic gardens are usually public spaces, so be sure to check their hours when creating your timeline. In addition, in order to protect the environment botanic gardens are highly regulated and controlled – getting a list of all the regulations prior to booking is key to making sure there are no hidden surprises along the way!


At Home

Logistics: Difficult; Décor: Moderate; Personalizing: Simple

At home weddings are very intimate and informal affairs. Choosing to host your wedding at your own home or a family member’s home holds personal meaning to the couple and a sense of nostalgia. However, the logistics of planning and coordinating an at home wedding can be very difficult – all the basic elements of a traditional venue will needed added, making it easy to overlook simple items.


Museum or Gallery

Logistics: Difficult; Décor: Simple; Personalizing: Simple

Carnegie Museum of Art Photo by Craig Photography

Carnegie Museum of Art Photo by Craig Photography

Museums and galleries come in a variety of styles from modern to classic and in a variety of settings such as refurbished factories, historical buildings, to old mansions. Let the location and art inspire your décor. Be sure to check what exhibit will be showing during your wedding to make sure your design and the art creates a cohesive look. Also remember that museums and galleries have very strict regulations in order to protect the art – be sure to get the full list before booking! Once booked get wedding insurance!


Hotel

Logistics: Simple; Décor: Difficult; Personalizing: Moderate

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

As with many other venues hotels have a variety of styles and a variety of room sizes. Most hotels have a neutral nondescript décor that is screaming for you to add your own style to it! With this type of setting lighting and linens are key to giving the space life! Logistically speaking, hotels tend to be easy venues – they have a full staff, they know what works and doesn’t work in the space, and have a variety of menus to select from. Not to mention your guests don’t have to go far after the party!


Loft

Logistics: Difficult; Décor: Moderate; Personalizing: Simple

The Foundry

The Foundry

A loft is the perfect place for couples who have a vision of their wedding and feel confident bringing it to life! Lofts are typically blank slates allowing you to make it ours. While usually less expensive, coordinating and planning all the tedious details can be tricky just as with an at home wedding since every must be brought in to create the space of your dreams! But if you have the vision and organizational skills it can be totally worth all the effort!


Beach

Logistics: Difficult; Décor: Moderate; Personalizing: Simple)

A beach wedding offers a beautiful surrounding with a casual atmosphere and boasts well to simple décor while still creating a big impact. For the ultimate experience consider a weekend wedding getaway for you and your guests. Or think about choosing a beach hotel that can handle all the coordinating for you – if not you are going to be faced with a lot of logistical challenges. Depending on the location you choose remember that beaches are public spaces, be sure to check their times, rules and regulations – you don’t want a volleyball landing on you during the ceremony!  


Farm

Logistics: Difficult; Décor: Simple; Personalizing: Simple

Storybook Farms

Storybook Farms

A farm is a perfect venue to dress up or down – depending on your setting and style you can hold a casual wedding for an elegant affair! Farms also offer an innate sense of warmth and charm! Depending on your venue selection the logistics can be simple if full service catering is offered, if not you will need to be prepared to bring in all the necessary items.


Tent

Logistics: Difficult; Décor: Difficult; Personalizing: Simple

A tent is a perfect blank canvas to create the wedding of your dreams. Tents come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. You can have a variety of tents – one for the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and the reception. You can even transform the ceremony and cocktail tents into lounge areas during the reception to create intimate sitting areas for guests during the reception. However, remember this will require you to again design and coordinate each detail (including renting generators and/or kitchen equipment for your caterer and DJ) which can be a major production!


I hope this makes selecting your venue a little easier, or gives you a good place to start! If you are still feeling overwhelmed or have questions about specific venue options in the area shoot me an email I’d love to chat and help you find the perfect venue for your wedding day! Happy Planning!

Information sourced from Simple Stunning Weddings by Karen Bussen

9 Tips for Selecting the Right Wedding Vendors

With so many wedding vendors to choose from it can be hard selecting the right vendors for you wedding day. You want the best working for you on your wedding day to make sure everything goes perfectly! Here are some tips for selecting the right vendors for you.

Take Recommendations Lightly

We all love our friends and value their opinions, but when it comes to wedding planning you need to pick vendors who get you! There is no one caterer, DJ, or photographer who is perfect for everyone. You might have wonderful friends but with completely different tastes and personalities, leading you to vendors who are not compatible with you. Plus, if you use all the same vendors, your wedding won’t be uniquely you!

Know What You Want

Have a clear idea of what you want from your vendors, weather it is amenities at a venue, photography style, or genre of music for your band to play. Knowing what you want in a vendor will help you weigh your wish list against their options. It will help you determine if your expectations are realistic and where you are willing to compromise.  Most importantly, it will help your narrow down your vendor options pretty quickly!

First Impressions Matter

Be cautious of vendors who present themselves poorly during your initial contact. Did they take a while to respond to your inquiry or phone call? Did they show up to a meeting late or dressed unprofessionally? Did they invite you to see their work at someone else’s wedding? If yes, then take those as warning signs that they might have poor follow-up with you during the planning process, might be late to the wedding and dressed unprofessionally, or worse yet they might invite strangers to your wedding…

Look for a Diverse Portfolio

Finding a vendor with a strong diverse portfolio shows you they are an expert in their field. If they are able to amaze you with a style opposite of yours then imagine how amazed you will be when they work with your style!

Look at Your Venues Preferred Vendor List

Preferred vendors typically have a strong relationship with one another, they know about any shortcomings one might have. For example, the caterer might need more prep space than the venue offers. So in order to deliver their best product they do some prep work in their kitchen prior to arriving at the venue. Or the DJ might know the best places to place lights and the best sound level for the speeches and music.  However, if you have any doubts about the vendors talk with the venue managers or past clients.

Chat With Recent Clients

Once you've narrowed down your list of potential vendors, ask to talk to a few of the couples they've worked with in the past year. This way you will get the scoop on their current employees and how they conduct themselves.

Hire People Who Accept Your Budget

No matter your budget you want a team of vendors who can work within any budget. A team of experts who can help you determine if your wishes are within budget, or if there is a savvy budget trick to help you stay on budget and still get the same look and feel you are after!

Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Away

If you are unhappy with a vendor or they are not meeting your expectations, talk to them (when you have had a chance to cool down…!). In the end you are their client and if they are not able to meet your needs, offer a reasonable solution, or react unprofessionally then don’t be afraid to walk away! On your wedding day the last thing you want is tension between you and a vendor.

Consult with an Expert

Talk with a wedding planner! Wedding planners know the industry, the area, and the vendors. They have worked with the vendors one-on-one and have seen their product. They will not recommend any vendor who is not of high quality because they know they are only as good as their worst vendor!

For vendor referrals in the Seattle area, contact me! I would be glad to help!

Choosing The Right Venue!

When determining which venue is right for you, the best way to start is by creating a wish list of amenities. Make a chart with all the possible venues and amenities. Check off all the items each venue has to get a side by side comparison. Then setup tours with the venues that meet the most criteria on your wish list. It’s as simple as that!

Below is a list of questions to consider when creating your wish list:

  • What type of venue are you looking for?
  • What location are you looking for?
  • How many guests can it accommodate?
  • Do they offer a ceremony and reception site?
  • Is the venue outdoors, indoors, or both?
  • Is there a backup rain plan?
  • What does their pricing structure look like?
  • Do they have any package minimums?
  • Can you customize your package?
  • Can you bring outside vendors?
  • How is the lighting?
  • Is there enough parking?
  • What are their restrictions?
  • Do they offer a variety of floor plans?
  • Do you have early access to decorate?
  • Do they have staff to help with the cleanup?
  • How late can the event last?

Happy Planning! If you get stuck along the way or would like some advice on how to pick the right venue send me an email, I’d love to help! 

Rustic Wedding Venues in Seattle

With vintage, rustic weddings becoming all the rave on Pinterest, I thought I would offer up a few venue options for the Rustic Seattle Bride:

Robinswood House

Robinswood House was built in 1895 and has been beautifully renovated. There are two spacious patios with a sunken garden offering a luscious backdrop of a rustic garden wedding. The warm and cozy furnished house, with added cabana, provides an intimate setting for smaller weddings.

Location: 2430 148th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 

Number of Guests: Up to 250

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

Websitehttp://www.seattlebride.com


Swans Trail Farms

Swans Trail Farms sits peacefully along the banks of the Snohomish River.  This lovely, historic farm will capture your heart with its countryside beauty and mountain views.  In addition to the newly renovated barn you will find a waterfall and pond, providing a beautiful outdoor setting for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Location: 7301 Rivershore Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290

Number of Guests: Up to 250

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

Websitehttp://www.swanstrailfarms.com


Storybook Farms

Storybook Farms is set on 68 acres with sweeping views of the Cascade Mountains. The property features an English country garden, orchards, an outdoor kitchen, waterfalls and ponds plus an elegant farmhouse and a big red barn.  A convenient drive from downtown Seattle but feels like a world away.

Location: 523 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd, Redmond, WA 98053

Number of Guests: Up to 200

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

Websitehttp://www.storybookpartners.com/


Red Barn Studios

Located midway between Seattle and Portland, this 1937 restored barn has the luxury of a new barn but the charming warm feeling of an old barn. Red Barn is a 25-acre farm that provides an organic, intimate and relaxed environment for your wedding celebration.

Location: 207 Goff Road, Chehalis, WA 98532

Number of Guests: Up to 250

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

Website: http://redbarnstudios.net/


Bella Luna Farms

Located 30 minutes north of Seattle, Bella Luna is nestled in the forest on 12 lush acres. Here you will discover organic gardens, ponds, pasture, a grape house, and a collection of European-inspired, custom crafted stone and timber structures. It offers an elegant yet unassuming atmosphere for your wedding celebration.

Location: Snohomish, WA

Number of Guests: Up to 230

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

Websitehttp://www.bellalunafarms.com/


Kelley Farm

Rustic elegance defines Kelley Farms. Recently renovated and restored, blending the past and the present. The interior of the Barn is adorned with reclaimed barn wood siding, bold support posts, twinkle-light wrapped upper beams, custom acid washed floors, built-in radiant heat, and restrooms with gold pans sinks. Oversized artfully crafted swinging barn doors open up onto a beautiful spacious concrete stamped patio that overlooks the pasture and farmlands below.

Location: 20021 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Bonney Lake WA 98391

Number of Guests: Up to 300

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

Websitehttp://www.thekelleyfarm.com/

 

For more venue ideas and decoration tips, follow me on Pinterest or send me an email about what you are looking for and I can help you find the perfect venue! 

Who Pays For What?

With the average age of newly engaged couples being 29-31, more weddings are being paid for primarily by the couple (as noted by TheKnot.com 2013 Wedding Statistics). Traditionally, the bride’s parents paid for the entire wedding. Slowly the tradition transitioned into a combination of both families taking on the wedding expenses. However, most recently it has included both families and the couple based on what each party can afford to contribute. Here is a list of the traditional expense responsibilities… but remember rules are meant to be broken!

The Bride’s Family:

  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding Invitations
  • Bridal Consultant
  • Bridal Gown
  • Reception & Ceremony Venues
  • Reception & Ceremony Flowers
  • Bouquets
  • Music
  • Photography & Videography
  •  Bridal Party Transportation

The Groom’s Family:

  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Corsages & Boutonnieres for both families
  • Lodging for Groom’s Attendants

The Groom:

  • Bride’s Ring
  • Marriage License
  • Officiant’s Fees
  • Groom Attire
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Boutonnieres for groomsmen
  • Honeymoon

The Bride:

  • Groom’s Ring
  • Bridesmaid’s Luncheon
  • Bridesmaid’s Gifts
  • Groom’s Gift

Keeping track of the wedding budget, coordinating payments and payment schedules is overwhelming for most couples. So, why not hire a wedding planner to coordinate all of these tasks for you! It would make planning your wedding much more fun!

The All Important Wedding Budget...!

When starting to plan your wedding, the NUMBER ONE item on your “To Do List” should be setting a budget! It determines basically everything…!! It will help you determine what venues are in budget, your price range for bridal gowns, how many guests you can afford to invite…. Pretty much everything a bride wants to plan first! If you don’t set your budget first and instead select your venue, you run the risk of spending way more than you planned! Once you have set your overall budget you can break it down by category (venue, food, bar, flowers, photographer, etc…). How much is too much? Let’s start by breaking it down by category:

Now let’s put this in perspective… According to The Wedding Report, an average Seattle wedding cost about $31,000. To make it easy let’s say $30,000. Giving you a budget breakdown that looks like this:

  • Reception: $12,300
  • Ceremony: $810
  • Bridal Apparel: $2,400
  • Groom’s Apparel: $180
  • Photographer: $2,100
  • Videographer: $1,500
  • Florist: $2,100
  • Music/Entertainment: $1,890
  • Stationery: $900
  • Accessories: $450
  • Gifts: $450
  • Transportation & Accommodations: $750
  • Hair & Makeup: $195
  • Coordinator & Insurance: $3,300
  • Gratuity: $675

No one can understand your budget, advise you on the right vendors and help you stay within that budget like a wedding planner and coordinator! For advice on your wedding budget or local vendors contact me to setup a free consultation or a wedding planning preparation session, I’d be glad to help!

Engaged!! Now What?

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times for a couple! Most girls have dreamed of this day and have imagined their dream wedding since they were little and now it's time for that dream to become a reality. After calling all your closet family and friends, do what every girl does and go buy a bridal magazine (or three, or five…!) and spend time ooh-ing and ah-ing at all the beautiful dream weddings. And before you let any real planning begin, just enjoy being engaged! You have plenty of time to plan (unless you are planning a wedding in say a few months...). Once you have had time to take in all the excitement it is time tackle the first, and hardest, tasks of wedding planning.

Set a Budget: This can be the most difficult task of all! But it must be done first! This should involve determining who is contributing, how much they can contribute, and ultimately determines your overall budget. Once this is set you can move on with the rest of your wedding planning. 

Select a Date or Three: First think of a time of year, keeping in mind the weather. Take into account your work schedules, other family events/holidays, and your hobbies. For example, if your future husband is a huge sports fan or hunter then game days or opening day should probably not be on your top list. Once you have thought about all these things pick your #1 date, then pick a second and third. If you get lucky your desired venue will have your #1 date, but lets face it chances are slim they will have the date available - most places book up to year or year and a half in advance.

Make a Guest List: You and your fiancé should write down all the guests each of you wants at your wedding. Make sure to double check with your parents that you didn't forget anyone (they will always have certain people they want invited), then add them all up. Creating a rough outline of the guests you want to potentially include at your wedding will help you determine what type of venue you can choose based on price and venue size. And remember, this list is not permanent!

Select a Venue: Your venue sets the scene for the rest of the planning to come. You already have a solid foundation to start researching venues (budget, date, and size). Once you have selected your top 3 to 5 choices, set up a tour of the venues - then run the numbers and see if it really fits your budget and if you can envision your dream wedding there. After that, it's time to book your venue. Send in your deposit to secure your date and you will be saying "I Do" in no time (YAY!)!

Oh and don't forget to get your ring sized and insured! You definitely don't want anything happening to it!

For help with budgets, venue selection, or the rest of the planning send me an email, I would love to help! 

Why Hire a Wedding Planner? My Favorite Question!

Hiring a wedding planner can be a tough decision for most newly engaged couples. The thought of spending extra money on something they feel they can do themselves, or with help from family and friends, seems silly. However, a wedding planner is a professional and knows the industry best! Your planner can actually save you money and time. Before deciding if a wedding planner is right for you, take time to read what a wedding planner has to offer!

Planning a Wedding Requires A LOT of Time...

Wedding planning can be tough and frustrating work. According to The Huffington Post, a bride spends on average 10-25 hours a week planning her wedding (hard to believe right)! It is basically like having a part time job! Most couples these days are young professionals with busy lifestyles that do not have enough time or energy to put into planning their own wedding. Not to mention, most vendors function on a 9 to 5 schedule making it difficult for working professionals to get in contact with their desired vendors. Hiring a wedding planner will ensure you still have a life during your engagement allowing you and your fiancé to enjoy this exciting time! You also won’t have the stress of trying to contact vendors while you are working. Making you and your boss very happy!

With so Many Options it's Hard to Stay Focused...

With Pinterest and Etsy increasing in popularity, it’s harder than ever for brides to stay focused on creating a cohesive design for their wedding. With hundreds of inspiration boards, unique favor ideas, fun color combos, beautiful bouquets and centerpieces, a couple can feel lost when trying to decide on their final wedding look using these sites. A wedding planner can help you sift through your ideas and offer suggestions to help create a uniform look that fits your personality, is realistic and on budget.

Staying on Budget can be a Nightmare...

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive! According to The Wedding Report the average Seattle wedding costs $31,000. Crazy, right? If you don't budget effectively, you can spend even more! Knowing how much to spend on your venue, food, bar, flowers, photography, music, etc. can be a difficult task. A wedding planner knows the industry, they know what percentage of your budget should be allocated to each item, which vendors are the best for your budget, can prevent you from making costly mistakes, and know tricks to save money. Ultimately they help you stay on budget!

Creating the Perfect Dream Team can Make or Break Your Day...

Finding the perfect vendors for you is key to creating your perfect day! On the day of your wedding all the vendors must come together and act as a team to create a seamless wedding day. Your wedding planner has an extensive network of vendors which they have worked with in the past. They can steer you towards vendors that will match your style and budget and away from vendors that are not the right fit or don't work well together.

Taking Care of all the Details...

There are many details involved in planning a wedding! Most of the small, yet important, details can easily be overlooked if you have never planned or attended a wedding before. That is where your wedding planner comes in, they can offer advice and guidance on all those important details making sure nothing is forgotten. Leaving you to not worry or panic on the day of your wedding if you realized you forgot something last minute.

You Can't be in Two Places at Once...

Many brides want to plan and coordinate all the details of their wedding, which is great! But on the day of the wedding, who is going to setup and decorate the reception and ceremony site just as you planned? Who is going to make sure all the vendors have arrived on time and have what they need? Who is going to make sure the bridal party is ready to walk down the aisle in the correct order and to the right music? Who is going to make sure the night follows the detailed timeline you spent hours creating? NOT you, your family, or friends. Your wedding day is meant to be enjoyed! You, your family, and friends deserve to celebrate together and no one should have to be the one carrying the clipboard!

Hire a wedding planner for day of coordination to handle all the details on the day of your wedding to make sure all your time and effort spent planning your wedding is executed perfectly while you relax and enjoy the day!

Whenever my husband and I are asked what was the best decision we made about our wedding we both agree it was hiring a Day of Wedding Coordinator!

One Size DOESN'T fit all...

Most wedding planners have a variety of packages to choose from. From full wedding planning and coordination to wedding planning advice sessions in order to meet the needs and budgets of all brides. So whether you want to plan your entire wedding but want to be stress free on the wedding day or you want to have minimal input on the planning process a wedding planner can create packages to meet your needs.

Click here to see my packages and feel contact me to discuss custom packages, pricing, or for a free consultation - I would love to chat! 

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