Happy Tuesday everyone! You know what that means, it’s time for a Wedding Planner interview. Today we met with Amanda from Cherishable Weddings and Events. I just love the story on how she got started. :)

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Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I absolutely love to plan weddings and other events that truly represent my clients. I love to sit with them in our first consultation and hear about their big visions and dreams. I love getting to know them throughout the planning process, and at the end of it all, we get to see their vision come to life. My company, Cherishable Weddings and Events, is based in Delaware. It is a really great location because I am able to plan weddings at the beach, Philadelphia, Maryland, and New Jersey!

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Photo by Alexandra Orgera Photography

2. How did you get into wedding planning?

My dad comes from a huge family! He is one of nine so I have over twenty cousins just on his side of the family. A couple of them got married in one summer (as well as one of my friends). I went to all of these weddings and just fell in love. I wanted to know all of the background information of how it was planned and designed. I almost immediately got my certifications and began working with planners in my area. As soon as I started seeing what really goes into planning, I knew this was my true passion.

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Photo by Ferrara Photography

3. What’s your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of the job is definitely seeing it all come together on the wedding day! I love watching all of the pieces come together, and I absolutely love when I get a huge “thank you” at the end of the day from my client!

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Photo by Ferrara Photography

4. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

The biggest lesson that I learned actually comes from the marketing standpoint – just be you! When I opened my business I was very young when I started and felt like I needed to come off as more professional to try to compensate. I quickly realized that just being myself was going to get me so much farther. I was able to connect with everyone during my client and vendor meetings. Planning a wedding is such an emotional process that you want to be able to truly connect with your clients. The only way to do that is to let your true personality shine!

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Photo by Ferrara Photography

5. What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I am a huge sports fan! I love all of the Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies and the Eagles. I spend most of my free time watching these teams! I play soccer and volleyball. I have played soccer since I was 4 years old, so that is something that I am really passionate about.

6. Any great stories from working with a client?

I had a couple that I felt I really connected with from day one. The bride and groom both came to all of the meetings and many times brought their daughter. The bride would send me inspiration photos all the time. The groom just went along with it, but was always extremely supportive. She had this fabulous vision in her mind that I was just so excited about bringing to life! I ended up becoming friends with her and her daughter was always asking about me (which really touches my heart). I ended up going to all of her meetings with her including dress shopping and dress fitting and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

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Photo by Alexandra Orgera Photography

7. What is your current favorite color combination?

I really love grey and yellow. They are soft, soothing colors but you can still really make a dramatic impact with them!

8. Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

I love the trend of the first look being before the ceremony! There are so many advantages: the couple is able to have a private meeting that your photographer and videographer may also attend. They’re able to speak to each other and calm their future spouse before the ceremony. This also allows them to be able to enjoy the cocktail hour and mingle with their guests. Many of my couples say that the hour they have for photos is the most stressful hour of the day! You can avoid this by doing all of your formals beforehand! I hope this trend continues to grow!

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Photo by Alexandra Orgera Photography

Thank you Amanda! Check out Cherishable Events on WeddingPlannerLove or visit her site for more information!


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