When couples reach out to us, often they are primarily wanting to get an idea of where to start after getting engaged. Hey it's an exciting, overwhelming and somewhat confusing time, totally get it!
We love getting to start the process with couples from the beginning because we are able to first understand what the couple's priorities are for their wedding experience. We take that information and build an outline of vendors who we feel would be not only a good match based on style and budget, but also someone who would vibe well with the couple. Building relationships is important to us, as planning your wedding is personal so having a connection really makes a difference.
Once we have established a budget, style and must-haves list, we begin the venue and event partner selection process. Then we review each venue's amenities such as tables & chairs being included, having an onsite getting ready area for bride and groom, kitchen/staging areas etc. It is easy to get attached to the look/style of the venue, but we encourage couples to see a side-by-side comparison break down of at least three venues.
The top three venues will then get a mock-up budget breakdown and design concept for the couple to choose from. You can read more on getting started with selecting your venue & vendors here.