Perks of Aisle Planner

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Aisle Planner: One (of the many 😉 ) Perks of Hiring Frond & Feather Events

Aisle Planner: the software every bride and groom never knew they needed. When I first set out to build Frond & Feather Events, I wanted to cover every single detail. I wanted my care for each client to be as detailed and thoughtful as possible. While being accessible is something I pride myself on, I wanted something that could care for my clients while I was on the event floor or with my family. I had never heard of anything like it–save for cloning myself 😉

I wanted a way for a client to be able to see where I was on each aspect of their specific event–at any given moment. Popping bubbly with besties and want to check in on vendor bookings? Dress shopping with mom and want to check in on where the pending tasting date is at? Daydreaming with spouse to be and want to check on the floral budget progress? The scenarios are endless. I wasn’t sure I would be able to be as accessible as I wanted to be, to be able to answer each question whenever any client desired, until I found Aisle Planner. Dive in below to read more! (And PS: This is not a sponsored blog. This is strictly pure, unpaid Aisle Planner adoration at its finest!)

What Does Aisle Planner Do?

From the Aisle Planner site, fellow wedding planner Dionne Washington says it best: “I always tell our clients, Aisle Planner is us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…just in the form of an amazing software.” In a nutshell, Aisle Planner is there to answer your check in questions whenever we can’t be. It does all of the below:
  • Tracks status of every project
  • Creates and maintains event calendar
  • Build precise timelines
  • Tracks every budget expenses
  • Maintains vendor information and files
  • Keeps a catalog of notes from every meeting and call

And so much more.

OK, I’m in…So Now What?

When you book a full or partial planning service package with us, your event will be created in the software. From there, all of the above and more will be accessible. You will be able to essentially have eyes on my notes as your wedding planner throughout every step. So even if you want to be a hands off bride or groom, sometimes just a little peek at the progress is soothing and fun. And if you desire to be involved in each and every step, you can do so with this access. Without having to book a call, make time for an email, or have an unanswered 3 a.m wonder 😉 you can dive on in to the nitty gritty of your event, right from the comfort of behind your screen. Another planner shares: “My clients love it, and always talk about how professional and useful the tools are. It makes them feel more organized, empowered, and in control.” Sounds like unanimous love to us!

To dive in more, head to their site here: What Every Engaged Couple Never Knew They Needed

To see a recent Florida Keys wedding of ours, head here: Largo Resort Wedding {Katherine & Zach}

We can’t wait to create your event next!

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2022-04-07T17:23:51-04:00April 7th, 2022|

The “No” To Say After Your Best “Yes”

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Because we want your engaged life to be filled with nothing but “Yes!” moments, we bring you: the “no” to say after your best “yes”. What so many couples do after getting engaged, is start building a wedding budget. This is beautiful! However, we find that time and time again, the budget is structured in an unsustainable way. Things that the couple is not super excited about is allotted a chunk of change just because it’s “tradition”. This then causes them to cut corners on things that really matter to them! Foodies are having to opt for less than foodie-tastic tastes, view finders are having to select venues less than their eye’s desire, and more. You get the picture!

So what does this boil down too? Not hiring a wedding planner straight off the bat. More specifically, opting to only hire a wedding planner for a month of package. What does this mean and why is it such a problem? Dive in with us below!

Full Service: Full Heart!

Hiring a full service wedding planner is in the client’s best interest for a litany of reasons. But what huts clients most? The budget. This is the number one thing we see get hit time and time again all because a couple opted to cut corners on planning cost. You are the couple to be–not the wedding pros. We invite YOU to YOUR OWN wedding and engaged period. Meaning? Let us take the stress off your shoulders. We can chat through how to structure your budget and get you to a number that is comfortable. After that, we can steer the ship in getting you quotes from local vendors in that price range. We also ensure no unnecessary add ons are being added to your tab (like too much excess uplighting, too many bartenders, etc!)

We steer the ship so you can enjoy the sunset 😉 Hiring a month of planner puts you in a “too little too late” scenario, as by a month out from your big day, the budget has already been set, money has been spent, etc. Everything is signed and sealed, so any problems with vendors or budget have unfortunately already happened. By inviting us aboard from the get go, we ensure no leaks occur. Ready to set sail? Away we go!

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2022-05-19T10:52:45-04:00December 1st, 2021|

The Value of a Full Service Wedding Planner

Wedding Planning to the Fullest: Full Service Wedding Planner Benefits

The value of hiring a wedding planner is never-ending–but above any service package, that of a full service planner reigns as the winner. While opting for a day of or month of planner is far better than going it alone, investing in a full service planner from the get go proves to be the best option–time and time again.

We actually consider hiring a planner The Number One Florida Keys Wedding Budget Saver. Seeing quotes from a planner and trying to figure out how to squeeze it all into your budget can have you scratching your head. And we get that! So let’s have a chat. Below, we are sharing why hiring a full service planner gives you the most bang for your buck–and ends up saving you money, too!

Full Service Wedding Planner Pros

As a month of planner, challenges often reveal themselves to us during those 30 days that could have been dodged had we joined the planning party sooner. Being able to be there to talk with vendors, get quotes just right, review contracts, and hold the lantern to guide you through the path of planning is such a gift. Doing the things we do on a daily basis is often just outside those who do not work in weddings general wheelhouse. This is completely understandable! Just like a baker gets the icing just the right consistency, wedding professionals catch things during the planning process that someone outside the industry would likely miss. Not having the guiding light of a full service wedding planner from the get go can create stress in the 20-30 day crunch before their wedding day, when we could be smooth sailing.

In addition, opting for full service can help save money. By working and negotiating with vendors throughout the process, we can fine tooth comb every quote to best fit your budget and visions. Most importantly of all? The relationship that comes from a full service package. We love what we do. Weddings and events are our hearts! But on our hearts most of all is the connection. It’s about building the relationship along the planning process–being a part of the family and being united in the tasks leading up to creating your special day. You do not have to fly solo until the last second, counting the moments until the professionals step in to help. You can hand all the spinning plates over from the beginning–truly resting and enjoying the wedding planning process. Your wedding day will be a dream. Your wedding planning process can be too.

Florida Keys full service wedding planner

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2021-08-07T13:27:39-04:00August 7th, 2021|

How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Day Date

The Lowdown on Picking Your Wedding Date

You might find your dream venue available for your dream wedding date. But will your ideal vendors be available on that selected date?  It’s common for couples to base their desired wedding date off of weather, like the Florida Keys in March. However, there are many other factors to keep in mind. With the Florida Keys busier and more in demand than ever as a wedding destination spot, I want to be sure you snatch up that dream date of yours wisely. Your dream come true of a day begins with rocking the basics. And what kicks off the wedding planning more than selecting the date? To ensure you dream up a date that works for you both as well as your guests, budget, and preferred vendors, I am sharing my top tips below!

Wedding Date Dramas to Avoid

While the weather in March is delightful, there are other factors than can make that season frightful! March is peak season in the Florida Keys. With peak season comes peak traffic–on the roads and in the skies. And with high demand comes high prices! When booking your date anywhere in peak season, be sure to consider your guests’ budgets. Peak season brings high rates in flights and room rates. If you feel your guests will be on board with this, book to your hearts’ content! But keep in mind not everyone may be comfortable spending thousands of dollars on one weekend away. It’s your dream weekend–but of course we want to be considerate of everyone involved, too.

Hotels & Flights & Wedding Vendors: Oh my!

Alongside the flights, hotels and roads booking up in peak season, your wedding vendors will also be in high demand. Have you thought about if all of the best photographers, entertainers, wedding planners etc. are already booked up? With many couples moving their original dates from 2020 to 2021, couples in desire of a 2021 date were left without many options. Most couples opted to instead choose a date in 2022 so they could have all their desired vendors with them on their dreamy day. With this, 2022 has been booking up far sooner than usual, with vendors booked up 18 months in advance instead of the standard 9-12.

But hope is not lost! Never fear 😉 With these things in mind, there are many other times of the year that offer more flexibility. So before committing a huge portion of your budget to a venue on a dreamed up date, think down through these factors first. There are couples who wanted March or April of 2022. After looking into hotel room rates and vendor availability, they instead landed on May 2022, November 2022, etc. This worked better for them and their loved ones.

When it comes down to it, your wedding date is about what works best for you two and your community of loved ones. If you feel your guest list would be able to spend a significant amount of spending on their room, and your desired vendors are available, then dive right into peak season! But if you are thinking a more comfortable spending season with more vendor availability is more your speed, let’s set a date to chat about alternative dates 🙂

Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
For more from this dreamy wedding, peek here: Key Largo Wedding Day {Chelsea & Duke at Baker’s Cay Resort}
By |2021-05-23T19:44:36-04:00May 23rd, 2021|

The Number One Florida Keys Wedding Budget Saver

There are so many things I hope to armor my brides & grooms with, but it all begins with swooping in and being their very own Florida Keys wedding budget saver. Sure, the budget is far less important than the union, the loving attendees, and the love surrounding the big day. However, since you already have your best friend ever perfectly picked out, I am here to help give you both the best day ever. And to do that? Budget is most important!

You have started off your engagement with your left hand. Let’s make sure you are starting off your planning season with the right foot. We know finances are tight for so many in the current season we find ourselves in, so staying comfortably within your budget is more important than ever before. To do this? Spend money to save money.

Florida Keys Wedding Budget Saver Top Tip

Hire a local Florida Keys wedding planner. It seems like the most counterintuitive thing to do. Handed a budget, especially during uncertain times of 2020, spending money before the planning even officially kicks off seems a bit silly. But here is why it is absolutely undoubtedly necessary.

Hiring a wedding planner local to the area you plan to wed in straight off the “Yes!” of engagement sets you up for utmost success–in both your wedding day and your wedding budget. A Florida Keys wedding planner for a Florida Keys wedding will be able to look at your budget and instantly think of trusted vendors in the area who can accommodate you. Instead of wasting time pouring through Google, trying to rely on gut feeling alone to hire your entire wedding day crew, you are hiring a source who knows the vendors personally.

Happy Budget, Happy Life

Seeing so many couples disheartened after unknowingly hiring someone who may not be able to stay in line with the couples budget, be it DJ or decor and more, in turn causes the couple to spend even more money. Maybe their biggest desire is good food, but they unknowingly went forward with signing agreements with floral and entertainment teams whose minimum spends are over and above what the couple needed. This then forces the couple to cut back on their most important dream of great food, costing them to potentially go over budget just to end up cutting corners.

Knowing a wedding vendor personally allows the wedding planner to explain to you what they can do for you, what their typical price range is, and more. From there? Your planner can take your visions, match it with your budget, and pass it along to said trusted vendors. With this, multiple options from each area, from florals to catering and more, will be brought back us to then be presented to you for you to choose from. No endless Google searches, no contracts signed feeling uneasy, and certainly no wedding budgets blown. That easy breezy feeling you get when you are in the Keys? Imagine that during your entire planning process. That is what you both deserve.

Florida Keys Wedding Budget Win

Your Florida Keys wedding budget should be as carefully thought out and respected as the cherished details you choose for your special day. While most couples choose the Florida Keys as a destination wedding, some have an even trickier time figuring out budget stipulations while being so far away. To help mitigate this, we have created Consultation Packages. With this, we chat with you both and review your dreamy desires and budget needs. From this information, we can then present you with venues and vendors who are in line with your needs.

Sometimes, couples are surprised to find how much more expensive or inexpensive the Keys may be. After reviewing all of this with them, they find they may be better off opting for a different destination, or even better, they find they can afford a larger, more extravagant wedding in the Keys than originally thought. Either way, we are here to help steer your ship! Happily Ever After can begin at the beginning of your planning story–in turn gifting you the fairy tale day you dream of alongside a cast of characters best suited to bring it to life. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2020-12-08T15:26:37-05:00December 8th, 2020|

How To Plan Your Postponed Florida Keys Wedding

It’s official: the Florida Keys has reopened, which means it’s time to start planning your postponed Florida Keys wedding day once again!

First comes the storm, then comes the rainbow. There is no way to sugarcoat it: the last few months have been tough for all of us. The global pandemic has impacted us all in some way. Though a postponed wedding day is “small peanuts” in the grand scheme of things, that big day of yours is still important, and the heartache you feel over its postponement is very valid.

As we have poured our hearts into conversations with brides and grooms facing the many questions in this season, we wanted to share some general tips to other couples who have also found themselves in postponed Florida Keys wedding day shoes. Below, take a deep breath with us. Help is on the way, and your wedding day is, too!

Postponed Florida Keys Wedding Planning Tips

1.) Is your vision still 2020? If you have re-booked your wedding for late fall of 2020, for now, we recommend waiting until August before making final decisions. “Wait…two more months doing nothing???” Nope! Far from it, actually! There are plenty of things you can do without making final official decisions. In a re-booking scenario, you already have your dream vendor team re-booked for your new date. Final decisions include things like increasing the guest count with your venue and catering team, opting for add ons and upgrades in your floral and decor choices, and more.

Since you have your vendor team re-booked, stay the course, and don’t make any final official decisions until late summer. Guidelines may change, traveling may look different, and because of these things, your guest list may be impacted one way or the other. You may be able to have the large celebration you originally envisioned! Or, you may decide to stick to a more cut back guest list, allowing yourself the luxury to add some upgrades to your bouquet, wine selections, etc. that you may not have otherwise had room for in your budget.

2.) Swooning over a smaller day? For couples who have not yet booked your wedding date, and still want their intimate beach wedding but are wrestling with the worry of investing in planning a destination wedding right now, we see you! As we have studied and kept up with the shift in the wedding industry, we have been increasingly encouraged by the potential of micro weddings, elopements, and intimate weddings. Even more encouraging? The Florida Keys has the best spots for a small but mighty wedded bliss party. Shake the fear off, and give us a call today. We would love to share with you the many options you have down here in paradise to suit just the small wedding you desire.

The mightier the storm, the more vibrant the rainbow.

Though the planning of your wedding day has been far from ideal thus far, have faith! We know for certain your wedding day will be all the more celebratory when it does come.

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2020-06-05T15:53:42-04:00June 5th, 2020|

Why To Postpone, Not Cancel, Your Florida Keys Destination Wedding

As you and your spouse to be dreamed up your wedding day with visions of sun, sand, and tropical drinks in hand, it’s highly unlikely you envisioned having to postpone those dreamy details. The coronavirus is effecting us all. From medical workers, to large companies, to small businesses, to students, to you: spouses to be, we are all impacted in some way.

As I have chatted with each client in the wake of this pandemic, I am more eager than ever to offer guidance, hope, and support. I am with you in this. I feel your disappointment. I hear your worries. I carry your many emotions with you. With that? I’ve compiled my thoughts in hopes to be a beacon to you during this time.

Postpone your Florida Keys wedding. Don’t cancel it.

Everything you have been planning for your Florida Keys wedding day is now upside down. At least it certainly feels that way. But just like anything else, the darkest times make the sweeter times all the sweeter. I am sure that among the many things you may be feeling, defeat may be top of the list.

But that is the top reason why you must persevere together. 

Once this passes, your loved ones, wedding vendor team, and local communities will crave community and celebration more than ever. What better way to celebrate health, happiness, and new beginnings than with your wedding day? Take a deep breath. Sit in how you are feeling together. Sort through it all. And after that? Claim your day back together. It might be a couple months delayed, but just like any victory, it will be even sweeter.

Dream up the details.

While it may be hard to believe, your newly dreamed up wedding can and will be so much more special. Consider how a shift in a season can make your selected colors pop even more. It may make your menu stand out even further. It may even offer up better weather for you–with more of a sea breeze than gusting, veil blowing winds.

As you change your date, you may feel tempted to refresh some details altogether. Go for it! Chat with your florist about unique late Summer or Autumn rends you can transition into. Discuss options with your bridal stylist on different makeup or hair looks. The bright blue sky awaiting us after all of us is the limit. It may be a different date, but it is still YOUR day. Make it your own in whatever way you feel led to.

Opportunity awaits you.

Some couples have fretted over a new wedding date drawing a smaller crowd. While this is not a guarantee, if you do decide you want to cut back on your head count for this new date, consider the opportunities that await. A smaller wedding can mean more wiggle room to dream big. A little bit goes a long way. A more limited guest count can mean upgrading your existing wine package, adding in that spa service you really wanted, adding some more detailed decor, or even adding in some additional tasty island bites to your menu. Great things come in small packages!

Want to stick with your original grand crew? Understood! As stated earlier, your loved ones will be so eager for celebration and time spent together after this uncertain time passes. You may find you receive more RSVPs than ever before.

Postpone questions?

You are not alone. Whether you are new friend or a returning face, shoot me a message today. 

My heart lies in connecting with and helping others. Now is as important a time as any to do so. If you have any questions, concerns, or dreamy details you want feedback on, I would love to hear from you. Let’s share a virtual coffee and pop that wedding planning binder back open together. Things may be dark right now, but that just means your celebration will be brighter than ever before.

A postponed Florida Keys wedding is not ideal. But starting your marriage facing this triumphantly together is the most romantic, dreamy thing you can do.

Sending Love & Light Now & Always,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

Wondering where to start in the postponing process? BRIDES has shared an extremely helpful step by step guide. Dive in here: How To Postpone Your Wedding

By |2020-04-03T12:56:58-04:00March 19th, 2020|

The Pressure of Wedding Day Traditions

After the most exciting “Yes!” of all, it won’t be as exhilarating to say “yes” to some wedding day traditions. And guess what? Not only is that completely normal, it’s completely healthy and absolutely necessary.

Traditions. They may stem from hundreds of years ago from people we don’t even know, they may be following the footsteps of our own family’s wedding days, or they can even be brand new–dreamed up by you and your spouse to be. Traditions can be brought forth in the grandest of events to the smallest of details. From the father daughter dance, to ensuring you have “something blue” on your wedding day, there is an endless array of wedding day traditions you have likely heard of.

Wedding day tradition pressure

I find that a lot of couples get wrapped up in the stress of following traditions, even when they don’t necessarily want to. A couple of years ago, a groom wanted to do a first look with his wife to be. A first look is a relatively new tradition that allows the newlywed couple the ability to see one another in a private moment before the ceremony.  It provides the most touching of photos, and creates the first peek moment into something even more intimate. It even allows the bride and groom to enjoy more of the cocktail hour themselves, as their photographer will be able to check off some portraits before the ceremony.

Unfortunately, mother of the groom was appalled at the idea. This led to immense stress on the couple. They thought if they did what they both truly wanted, their family would be upset.  As the wedding day is about the couple themselves, this was heartbreaking to hear. Most disheartening of all? This is not a rare roadblock. Nearly all engaged couples run into the wedding day tradition pressure at one point or another. I hear this with things like programs, favors, cakes, unity candle ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and more. The list goes on and on.

So what wedding day traditions to say yes to?

This is far simpler than it seems. Ultimately it’s recognizing when you are saying “I should do this.” versus “I desire to do this.”

Of course, there is a middle ground. If it is something you don’t mind doing that is important to your family, then go for it.

Remember that this rule does not strictly apply to the standard traditions. You can opt into or out of whatever you two would like as it is your day. Don’t want to wear bridal white? Perfect! Would you prefer holding a feather bouquet instead of a floral bouquet? Awesome! I tell every couple to swap the ceremony seating. This goes against the grain, but doing so allows the bride’s side the ability to watch her facial expressions throughout the ceremony, and vise versa for the groom’s family. Some couples feel jarred by this, because it “isn’t normal” and can even feel like it’s not permitted. But remember: it is your day. You make the rules. You say yes to what you love, and no thank you to what you aren’t over the moon about. Just as you felt up in the clouds with joy on your engagement day, build the happenings of your wedding day around all traditions and elements that bring you that same joy. You both deserve it.

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

Need some more help navigating wedding day traditions and engaged life as a whole? Chat with us today!

By |2020-04-03T13:06:58-04:00February 13th, 2020|

How to Achieve Wedding Budget Bliss

One of the very first things we discuss with our couples is often their most worrisome topic: their wedding budget.

But no matter the budget, we have found that the reason for the worries is always the same. Couples feel compelled to stay in line with the standard wedding day “traditions.” Sure, mom, Aunt Sue, and even your sister may have gone big on florals. Maybe your best friend had the most show-stopping tiered wedding cake. Maybe your childhood neighbor spent an exorbitant amount of her budget on her ballgown.

But what about you?

What if you don’t care as much about these items? What if you and your spouse to be care more about the perfect wine pairings, music that gets your loved ones grooving, and a meal that leaves a lasting impression on everyone’s taste buds?

All of this is perfectly wonderful and perfectly welcome. Why? Because Aunt Sue’s day was unique to her heart’s dreams. Your childhood neighbor admired Cinderella her whole life, so dressing the part on her wedding day thrilled her soul. And just the same, whatever your priorities are, they’re beautiful and unique–just like your love story.

Once we have this heart to heart with our couples, we comb through their top wedding budget priorities. Let’s say you’re dreaming up luxury florals, but aren’t too concerned about the linens and attire. From there, you can tweak your budget to allocate more of your budget to florals, only leaving what is necessary for attire and linens.

Go big on what matters most to you two.

Do not let the traditions of the past, Aunt Sue’s big day, or anything and anyone else make you feel like you need to spend X amount of your wedding budget on a cake if you don’t really desire one. Want a bit more detail? We are all about the details, too! Below, we will list out specific areas and how to cut back in each one.

Florals

Reduce & reuse! Dreaming up a dripping floral arbor for your ceremony, while also wanting a swoon-worthy sweetheart table? Chat with your florist and planner about an arrangement that can be utilized for your arbor, and then moved over to your sweetheart table for your reception. Also consider whatever florals line your aisle being reused for your welcome table, accents at the bar, etc. For your bridesmaids, instead of a full on bouquet, you can opt for a smaller nosegay. We also love the elegant trend of single flowers being walked down the aisle. For your reception and cocktail hour, candles can be key. A simple pillar candle with some greenery can leave as much as if not more of an impression of a full on arrangement.

Sweet Treats

This one is easy as pie. Truly! If your heart isn’t set on a tiered cake, your options are endless. Being in the Florida Keys, you can opt to serve your guests key lime pie, guava cheesecake, or offer an ice cream bar for a cool down experience. Other options include assorted cookies, or a small cake with cupcakes. If you do have your heart set on a traditional cake, but don’t quite have the wiggle room for it, talk to your bakery about a buttercream tiered “fake cake”; with the bottom tiers fake and the top tier real for your cutting moment. After the top tier is cut and the photos are snapped, you can serve your guests sheet cake instead of the more costly tiered cake. They’ll never know, we promise.

Wining & Dining

If neither one of you are big drinkers, we always recommend opting for the lowest bar package your venue or catering company offers. Being in the Keys, the offerings even on the lowest packages are all excellent choices. If your venue charges extra for a champagne toast, opt to cut the toast from your price per person cost, and encourage your loved ones to raise whatever may be in their glass at the moment. With the sight of you two in their vision as they sit back and enjoy the Florida Keys, we promise, they won’t mind.

For food, ask your venue or catering company about stations. Sometimes, they will offer an assortment of different food stations. Pairing these together can be more cost effective than a buffet package. If you’d like to stick to a plated offering, offer your guests two options to select from on their RSVP card instead of three, as this can also help cut costs. Do not be afraid to ask questions! The Keys’ chefs love getting creative, and are happy to customize whatever is needed to bring your dream to life.

Just like anything else, your wedding budget begins and ends with prioritizing what is important. Chat with us about your dreamiest details. We will match you up with the best vendor team fit for your visions–all within your budget. Budget (and bridal) bliss, here we come!

With Warmth,

By |2020-04-03T13:14:35-04:00December 12th, 2019|

Top 3 Reasons to Hire A Wedding Planner in the Fabulous Florida Keys

You’ve said “YES!”. But after your engagement is officially official, there’s another thing you should say yes to very soon after: a wedding planner.

We truly adore our incredible couples. As such, we are always wanting what is best for them. Even if we were not in the wedding planning business, we would still agree that the biggest mistake engaged couples make is not hiring a planner. We are fairly certain our fellow vendor friends would agree, too!

To help paint the picture a bit more, we’ve rounded up our Top 3 Reasons to Hire A Wedding Planner in the Fabulous Florida Keys. Snag a planning cocktail & snack (or two) and dive in with us!

1.) With a wedding planner in hand, you’re the star of the show.

Yep, it’s true. This day is all about you two: past, present, and your beautiful looking future. Do you want to be waiting in the wings? Do you really want to be calling wedding vendors in your wedding gown? Ensuring all is going according to plan? Lining everyone up for your ceremony and being so involved that your spouse to be sees you before the special peek? Of course not! That’s where your planner steps in. We always recommend opting for a full service package, but if that’s not feasible, having a trusted, licensed and insured hand to guide the main players throughout your wedding day is absolutely essential. Spotlight, on!

2.) You’ll gain your wedding vendor dream team.

Once you’ve hired a planner, one of the first things you’ll chat through together is your budget. You will discuss what is most important to you in terms of splurges, and what you’re willing to cut back on a bit to accommodate your top priorities. The best part of this? Your planner already knows how much is customary to allot to each piece of your wedding day puzzle. Even better? He or she will be able to point you in the perfect direction as far as assembling your vendor team.

Have a specific vibe in mind for your DJ? Dreaming up the most elaborate, unique florals? Your planner has trusted contacts in the area that have worked with countless times. They’ll be able to partner you with who they know will take your visions and knock them out of the island! Also note, mostly all venues in the Florida Keys require a license and ensured wedding planner. Hiring the perfect fit for you and your partner gets you one step closer to landing the full dream team–venue and all!

3.) You & your guests will (fully) enjoy island time.

You and your loved ones very likely traveled quite far to get to the Keys. One of the best parts of having a destination wedding is that it doubles as a family reunion, too. With nearest and dearests all traveling, your wedding weekend becomes a vacation for all, too. Knowing your wedding planner has everything perfectly orchestrated, you’ll be able to put your feet up and enjoy fun in the sun alongside everyone you love. Even better than that? You won’t be stressed out on your Best Day.

In return, the ones closest to you won’t be either. Wouldn’t you hate to dream up this day your whole life, only to have your mom running around organizing vendors, your sister trying to assemble centerpieces, and your cousins constantly having to check in on the vendors throughout the night, ensuring the timeline is adhered to? Phew! Surely not!

Say “YES!” to hiring your wedding planner in the Florida Keys. We can assure you, it’s something worth raising your key lime pie to.

Love & Light,

 

By |2020-04-03T13:51:45-04:00December 5th, 2019|