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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: LaDonna Lanier Events

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: LaDonna Lanier Events

Today’s wedding planner interview is with LaDonna of LaDonna Lanier Events, based in Little Rock, AR! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Starbucks vanilla lattes, impromptu shopping sprees, Scandal weekends, these are a few of my favorite things. Although my phone gallery provides evidence to support the title of crazy dog lady, it also proves that the only really crazy thing about me is my passion for wedding planning. Not only do I pride myself on gorgeous styling, the service must be above and beyond sensational during the entire process.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Fleur de Lis Event Consulting

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Fleur de Lis Event Consulting

Today’s planner interview is with Valerie Pritt of Fleur de Lis Event Consulting based in Pensacola, FL! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m a proud military spouse, an “early bird catches the worm” kind of gal, who has two lovable dogs and a total Law and Order junkie. I love all things that sparkle, have a hint of chic, a dash of elegance and a whole lot of classy. I also strive to be a leader in the wedding industry. In 2011 I started my own company, Fleur de Lis Event Consulting, a premiere wedding and event consulting company located in the greater Pensacola, FL area. As a highly rated wedding and event consulting company, FDL is passionate about creating weddings that inspire and capture my client’s unique essence. Whether it’s a classic, beach, military, non-traditional or destination wedding, I love assisting clients in their wedding day dream.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: wedOtahiti

Get to Know a Wedding Planner:  wedOtahiti

 Today’s wedding planner interview is Nelly Grange of wedOtahiti, based in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I have been managing hotel operations, sales, marketing and event planning in French Polynesia for over a decade and in 2013, I decided to merge my passion for the islands of Tahiti, my love for all the details that go into planning a wedding and creativity into one and launched wedOtahiti.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: New Zealand Wedding Packages

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: New Zealand Wedding Packages

 

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Ron of New Zealand Wedding Packages, based in Nelson, New Zealand! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am a wedding celebrant and have been involved in the wedding industry for nearly 20 years. I have also owned a wedding directory website and more recently started New Zealand Wedding Packages with a team of local wedding professionals.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Dream Occasions

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Dream Occasions

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Today’s wedding planner interview is with London based planner Bernadette of Dream Occasions! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Bernadette and I launched Dream Occasions in 2003 as a boutique wedding planning business. Prior to this I spent 10 years working for TV companies as an executive assistant, much of my role was organising people, events and systems so the leap to wedding planning was in fact a small one.

I can offer clients honesty, professionalism and experience gained through my ten years (and counting) years in business. I am also one of two directors of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners which exists to inject and maintain professionalism in an otherwise unregulated industry, so you can be certain you are in safe hands.

I aim to offer clients the best value for their budget and recommend only our approved professional vendors. Clients are in essence hiring Dream Occasions for our experience and knowledge, so whether giving advice on design or solving family disagreements, we are there, always by their side.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Splendid Occasion

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Splendid Occasion

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Today’s wedding planner interview is with Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion, based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

A Splendid Occasion is a full service wedding planning + design boutique in the heart of Chicago, IL. My goal is to make the planning process of your wedding or event enjoyable. Forget the stress, I love the details! I was born and raised in Nashville, TN but have thoroughly enjoyed living the city life here in Chicago. I am definitely more of a city girl! My experience encompasses planning and styling weddings, corporate and government events, and social parties, as well as styled photo shoots.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: MONRREAL & Co.

Get to Kno a Wedding Planner: MONRREAL & Co.

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Erik of MONRREAL & Co., based in Houston, TX! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Erik Monrreal the owner/president of MONRREAL & Co., I have always had a passion for interior design and party planning,and what sets me aside from other event planners is that I treat every event as if it were my own and like to be involved in the entire process. It’s amazing when you get to work in the industry that you love- it never feels like work! My favorite part of being in this industry is meeting new people from all around the world and learning new traditions and techniques to ensure our brides are getting the best for their money!

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Designed Dream Wedding Planning

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Designed Dream Wedding Planning

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Fidan of Designed Dream Wedding Planning, based in Toronto, ON! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Hi, my name is Fidan and I am the owner and the principal certified wedding planner at Designed Dream Wedding Planning. I started the company to help couples design their wedding the way they have always dreamt. Designed Dream Wedding Planning launched successfully in 2010, with a firm belief that I could also help and support other people in making their dreams come true. My clients tell me they love my personality and really admire my passion for this business. I design each wedding as my own, putting my heart and soul into every single one!

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Christa of A Central Park Wedding, based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Christa DeHuff and I am the founder of A Central Park Wedding. I currently live in Hoboken, New Jersey as a newlywed!

A Central Park Wedding specializes in planning and coordinating wedding ceremonies in New York City’s Central Park. We work with local clients and couples traveling from another state or overseas to have a destination wedding in New York. We offer full-service ceremony packages and take care of everything for the couple from permits to photography to floral arrangements.

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What Does a Month-of Wedding Planner Do?

What Does a Month-of Wedding Planner Do?

Today’s guest post is by Regina Brooks, of Régine Danielle Events & Design. Régine Danielle Events & Design is an award-winning wedding planner serving an exclusive clientèle in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas. She specializes in up-scale weddings with exquisite finishes and provides personalized service for all of your wedding planning needs.

It’s one month before the big day – your wedding. You’ve spent months diligently and carefully planning your ideal wedding; nonetheless, anxiety abounds as you fret over last minute details and long to see your wedding vision perfectly executed. You would gladly trade in this anxiety to focus solely on enjoying your last few months of engagement with the person of your dreams, but how could this ever be possible?

Enter “Month of” wedding planning services. “Month of” wedding planning services gives you time to enjoy the twilight of your engagement while leaving the last minute planning details to a professional wedding planner.

By focusing on tasks such as finalizing the logistical details with the vendors for your rehearsal and wedding day, a professional wedding planner will coordinate all of the final touches of your wedding day, ensuring that you and your family can relax and have fun. All you have to do is show up and enjoy!

 

Starting approximately a month prior to the wedding, a “Month of” wedding planner will:

• Help you create a wedding day itinerary that includes items for your wedding vendors and bridal party

• Confirm and coordinate details and logistics with your vendors, ceremony speakers and other service providers

• Meet with you to review the planning you’ve done to date and to discuss any details you
may have forgotten

• Provide recommendations on any services or items you may have forgotten

• Visit the venue with you to discuss the floor plan and make suggestions on how to execute your vision

• Meet with the reception musicians to discuss the flow and order of the reception

• Hold a final meeting the week of the wedding to discuss the wedding day timeline

• Collect all of the items for the wedding before the big day

• Coordinate your wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception

 

The investment for your “month of” wedding planner can vary depending on your location and the planner’s experience but you should budget to spend between $900- $1,600. This investment includes all the coordinating for the last, and most hectic, month of wedding planning and for the planner and their staff to work your event.

If you’re looking to leave the burden of last minute wedding planning anxiety with a professional wedding planner at a budget friendly price, then “Month of” wedding planning service are designed for you! Go ahead and treat yourself to a stress-free end of your engagement and a flawlessly executed wedding day!

Thank you Regina! To learn more about Régine Danielle Events & Design, visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Profile or head straight to her website.

Do you have any questions or comments for Regina? Add them to the comments below!

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