Yay, so you got the ring! What next? Here are some good steps to follow so the beginning of the planning process is smooth, and sets you up for success!
It's really exciting when things happen to change the course of your life - and getting engaged is certainly one of those times. We work with tons of newly engaged couples to find dates, venues, and get on the path to planning their curated, experiential wedding... but there are lots of couples who find pitfalls instead of rainbows - and here are some tips to avoid having a stressful beginning to your wedding planning process! These are 6 tips to help you start off on the right foot with planning your wedding!
Moral of this story - hire a wedding planner at whatever level you can afford.
Brandy & David got married at the Stanley! Estes Park Wedding Planner Sweetly paired
Amazing views - Crested butte Wedding Planner - Sweetly Paired - Ranch Wedding
If you're interested in investing in a venue property and want help - Let us know! This stunning event is what can come of it! We have the knowledge, experience and love that can make your retirement property into your wedding venue!! Chat with us at 303.995.2867 or email@example.com if you have questions!
Beaver Creek Wedding Deck, Saddle Ridge Wedding
Stephanie and Chase had an awesome 3 day adventure in Vail and Beaver Creek Colorado. We loved helping them plan the beautiful Colorado destination wedding at the top of the mountain that their southern (ahem, Roll Tide) roots desired! They brought their huge family and friend group from the south and had the best time dancing to the Diamond Empire Band! The gorgeous blush and burgundy floral with the velvet linens, the stunning wedding shoes, the gorgeous centerpieces by The Olive and Poppy, Awesome rentals like the chapel doors by Have a Seat Colorado - Dang, y'all. This was a stunner! We love our Beaver Creek Weddings!
Venue - Saddle Ridge Beaver Creek - and Beaver Creek Wedding Deck.
Photography - Two One Photography
Planning - Sweetly Paired
Ceremony Door Rental, Pedestals and ladder sweet Heart Table Arch - Have a Seat Colorado
Floral Design - The Olive and Poppy
Linens - La Tavola
Tara & Kenny - Mountain Indian Wedding planner!
Awesome Wedding Professional List
Planning – Sweetly Paired – www.sweetlypaired.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography – Sarah Goff – www.sarahgoffphotography.com -email@example.com
Floral – The Olive and Poppy – www.theoliveandpoppy.com -firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandap – Have A Seat - www.haveaseatcolorado.com - email@example.com
Desserts – Yours Truly Cupcake – www.yourstrulycupcake.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rentals – Event Rents – www.eventrents.net - email@example.com
DJ and Lighting – Elite DJ – www.myelitedj.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Catering – Catering By Design – www.bydesign-collective.com - email@example.com
Stunning Spring Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding
Check out Julie and Russel's beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens wedding! Gorgeous Cinco de Mayo themed wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens All Americas Garden. They wanted a wedding with all the colors - to match the gardens in full bloom!
This gorgeous bride was super fun to work with!
There's no question - we love our full-scale huge weddings, with all the floral and decor, all the tablescapes and details! What we also love - is our simple, stress-free elopement clients. They usually travel here to Colorado from all over - as far as Australia, Spain, Colombia, and Mexico... and as nearby as Nebraska and Texas. They want a wedding that's easy - incorporating maybe just their favorite friends and family... but without the stress of a large group.
What does a day of coordinator do?
Why hire a day of coordinator? If you're reading this, you are probably planning your own wedding, and love handling all the details of designing and creating your event... from the cake flavors to the flower colors... to the cute succulent wedding favors you're giving your guests. You have Pinterest pulled up on every device you own all day long, and love all the ideas that you run across on all the wedding blogs and in those gorgeous magazines. You have this planning thing down, and that means your wedding is going to be lovely and memorable! But do you really want to be handling the details on the day of your event? Stressing about vendors being on-time and your bridesmaids walking down the aisle at the right time while you're hiding in the wings for your turn to come down the aisle? You deserve a break after all the planning and choosing. THIS is what a day-of-coordinator is for. HERE is another article from Huff Post on day-of coordination.
First things first - Lets straighten out some language. A "day-of" planner is a total misnomer. Your wedding coordinator should be so much more than that! A wedding coordinator usually starts work on your wedding 30 days out from your big day at the walkthroughs. We actually start about 6-8 weeks out at Sweetly Paired - to take more of the stress of planning off of you. See our services page for more detail!
Your wedding coordinator or planner is the person in your day who has your best interest at heart in EVERY decision they make. Your other vendors care about your day, of course, but they have the best interest of their part of the day in the forefront of their mind. The photographer is not worried about your salad being wilty, they want you to have the best photos possible. Your DJ is focused on entertainment. Flowers are not important to him. Your caterer doesn't care if you get that perfect lighting for that bridal portrait... they are focused on making sure your guests eat on time. The venue coordinator has the venue's best interests at heart. That's what they are SUPPOSED to be doing. All of them have their area of expertise, and they excel in that area. You need that day of coordinator to balance all of those experts and make sure things run smoothly and balanced between them.
If you have more questions - reach out! We're happy to help. We coordinate weddings all over Colorado! firstname.lastname@example.org
How to avoid these three big pitfalls in wedding planning!
The most expensive parts of a wedding are often the mistakes you make while planning! We can help you avoid making those wedding planning mistakes. A wedding planner's job is to do three things -
The mistakes! WHat they are, how to avoid them.
The most expensive part of planning a wedding is making mistakes! This info will hopefully help you to make great planning decisions!
FIRST - Think about the budget, make it match the vision. We wrote a blog post HERE on how to think about budgeting for a wedding.
We LOVE gorgeous tablescapes! Here's how they are created!
Every great tablescape starts with a vision. You want your guests to experience a specific feeling when they sit down at your table. All the little details on the table is what makes that experience happen. Linens, flatware, glassware, plates and chargers, placecards, centerpieces, candles, pretty little sprigs of greenery or herbs, a menu, and table numbers are just some of the top-of-table things you should think of.
Chargers! Lets talk about what they're for, why we use them, and when to not use them!
Flatware - Commonly mis-named silverware. This should only be called silverware if it exactly that - silver (not the color... the metal!).
Glassware should be set for the meal service. Don't have superfluous glassware on the table that you won't need.
We have a love affair with linens!
Lilli Black is a wedding coordinator, planner and designer in Denver Colorado. She works in Denver, as well as all over Colorado. She has been in the wedding industry for many years, and has planned more than 1000 weddings in Colorado.