Why You NEED A Wedding Planner!

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “Why do I need a wedding planner” I’d be loaded! I honestly still can’t even believe it’s even a question, but since it is, here are the top {most important} reasons why a wedding planner is your saving grace!

  • We like to talk money! Conquering a wedding budget is our love language and minimizing wedding costs is our jam! Here’s a little secret, wedding vendors love working with good wedding planners and will ‘sometimes’ offer their services at a discounted price- just because we’re around!
  • Wedding planners keep your overall wedding vision in check! We understand that there are SO many different creative directions you could go when it comes to the details of the wedding. It can be overwhelming. We’re here to rein you in while keeping your vision and budget in mind!
  • Stressed out? Don’t worry! We’ve got things under control! I can’t even begin to tell you how many brides have come to use before booking, that have said something along the lines of “I didn’t realize this would be so stressful!” or, my personal favorite, “Wedding planning is like taking on a second full time job!!”. This is literally what we’re here for! We are detailed creatives who thrive under pressure and stress. I like to tell my brides that we put out all the fires before anyone even smells the smoke! {and trust me, there will always be a fire}.
  • We can handle ALL coordination for your wedding weekend as opposed to just one part. Planning a welcome reception? We’ll handle all aspects of that event so that everything goes off without a hitch. From rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions and farewell brunches- we’re prepared for it all!

We are there to bring your vision to life while taking the responsibilities and stress off your plate! Your wedding is such an important day. When you look back on your day, you want to remember how relaxed and happy you were…not how stressful the planning was! Bottom line, we have insider knowledge! We’ve educated ourselves to help better our company, our clients, and us so that we can pull off the most perfect wedding day for you and your partner! So what are you waiting for!? Book your planner NOW!

xox Haley

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Lauren and Lucas Bell

When Lauren contacted us to help with wedding planning for her October 21st wedding at Camp Lucy, we hit it off immediately! Lauren and Lucas are the epitome of high school sweethearts. Growing up together in San Angelo, Texas, they had been friends for life. Little did they know, they were also soulmates!

Seeing the love that Lauren and Lucas have for each other was just a preview of the love that I witnessed on their wedding day! Over 250 people attended their wedding on the most beautiful Sunday in October. The weather was unbelievably perfect and guests came from near and far to celebrate the love of such an amazing couple and family!

Working with our vendor dream team was just icing on top of the cake! Drinks were flowing as guests lined up to take pictures with the beer burrows {you can’t have a wedding in Texas without Donkey’s that serve beer to your guests} and the dance floor was packed the whole time with live music from Matchmaker Band!

The day was simply magical. Check out the pictures to see for yourself! {warning, you’ll be jealous you weren’t there!!}

xox Haley

Rehearsal Dinner Hot Spots

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When planning your wedding, the rehearsal dinner is typically the first event of your wedding weekend!  You want to set the tone of your wedding and your rehearsal dinner is a sneak peak of what’s to come!

Check out our favorite rehearsal dinner locations around the Austin/Hill Country area!  Let us know where you had your rehearsal dinner and how your experience was in the comments below!

 

Cheers!

Haley  

 

 

The Salt Lick BBQ

the salt lick bbq

{photo credit: Kenny Braun//The Salt Lick BBQ}

Great for out of town weddings!  This BBQ {in my opinion} is some of the best you’ll find in Texas!  If you’re truly trying to welcome your guests to Texas, have your rehearsal dinner at The Salt Lick for family style BBQ.

 

La Condesa

La Condesa

{photo credit: The Local Wanderer//La Condesa 

If you’re getting married in downtown Austin, La Condesa is a fabulous place for a rehearsal dinner!  Serving some authentic Mexican food and fabulous design inspiration- La Condesa may be your rehearsal dinner spot!

 

Parkside

Parkside

{photo credit: Parkside}

Overlooking downtown Austin, Parkside is a lovely place for a nice modern rehearsal dinner.  Enjoy cocktails on their rooftop patio deck during cocktail hour and then head inside for a beautiful {and delicious} dinner.

 

Max’s Wine Dive

Max's Wine Dive

{photo credit: Austin Pixels// Max’s Wine Dive

Any bride getting married at The Four Seasons Austin, I typically send over to Max’s Wine Dive!  If you’re into gourmet home cooking comfort food and damn good wine- Max’s is your place!

 

Verde’s Mexican Parilla

Verdes Mexican Parilla

{photo credit: Verde’s Mexican Parilla}

If you’re getting married in the Hill Country and are queso obsessed- Verde’s is your place!  I’m not kidding when I say they have some of the best queso {and Mexican food in general}, not to mention their bacon wrapped quail {mouth watering}.

Gwen + Jesse’s Elegant Mountain Wedding

Gwen and Jesse were married on a beautiful, yet chilly May day in Vail, Colorado at Donovan Pavilion!  Guests flew in from all over the states to watch these two love birds say their I Do’s.  We continued the party with a fabulous dinner by Ocassions Catering and danced the night away with Trading Post Duo!

Enjoy these fabulous pictures and video from Lisa O’Dwyer Photo and Canvas and Light!

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Gwen & Jesse’s wedding video!

 

Wedding Vendors: 

Planner | Platinum Weddings and Events // Venue | Donovan Pavilion // Photographer | Lisa O’Dwyer Photo // Videographer | Canvas & Light // Catering | Occasions Catering // Cake | Megan Joy Cakes // Florist | Petal & Bean // Entertainment | Trading Post Duo // Hair & Make Up | Wedlocks Bridal Hair and Make Up // Rentals | Alpine Party Rentals // Transportation | Colorado Mountain Express // Stationery | Pink Champagne Paper // Bridal Dress | Dora Grace Bridal

Maddy + Lucas’ Vail Wedding

When I first met with Maddy + Lucas at a cute little coffee shop on Pearl St, I knew we were going to hit it off!

Maddy + Lucas are the definition of love and their wedding was proof!  A group of fantastic vendors came together to put on a party of a lifetime for the happy couple and their family and friends! The rain cleared just in time for a beautiful (but cold) outdoor ceremony, but everyone was all smiles and (happy) tears.

Did I mention that the couples pups played as the ring bearer and flower girl? The proof is in the pictures!