Plain and simple. We are wedding planners because thats our jam! We have a fabulous list of reputable and professional vendors for all of your wedding needs, and we are always happy to share our recommendations. Why a blog post on the topic? Well, because the only one-stop shops that I like are when I am grocery shopping! We want our couples and our vendor teams to know that we won't try to step in to be a florist, a photographer, a hair or make-up stylist, etc. This not only ensures that our wedding clients get the planning experience they expect instead of being preoccupied with services that are not our specialty.
We know that hiring professionals for these services is so important, and we respect the craft of each aspect of the wedding team. Budgets are a real thing, and understandably couples have to prioritize how they allocate their spending. That being said, having a wedding planner who knows the local market enough to try to help match up with professional service providers who are within budget saves time and money in the long run.
Please take our advice and use extreme caution when having a friend of a friend provide any type of service for your wedding. If unavoidable make sure to have a written agreement of some kind that clearly states the expectation and terms of any service or product being supplied. The same advice goes for someone who is just starting out or building their portfolio. Everyone starts somewhere so you could end up getting a great value but you take a bigger risk in this case.
If you are still looking to complete your wedding plans and need assistance, please feel free to send us a message and schedule a free consultation. You can ask us anything! Meet us in person at the upcoming bridal shows!
~ Happy Planning ~