Monday, February 2, 2015


We started our company almost a year ago (officially) and we love seeing it grow. Owning your own wedding planning business (or any business, for that matter) can be a daunting task you guys. We fear rejection, we struggle with comparison and sometimes we are not all that brave, when we know we need to be.

It's so easy to get caught up with what people are posting on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes you have to take a step back and find what works for you, and not worry about the rest.

That's just what we did. We had to ask ourselves some hard questions though. In a sea of wedding planners and event stylists (seriously, our area is swimming with them), why would people pick us? We honestly thought it we had a pretty website, wrote lots of blogs and have the experience (which we most certainly do) people would fall over themselves to get to us. They would WANT us to plan their wedding and events. We just had to put ourselves out there.

Then we got stuck in this idea that we need to be like the rest of the market out there. As much as we want to be unique and offer something else, let's be real, wedding planners get a little pigeon holed and you see the same thing on every site: day of coordination, partial planning and full planning. And that is all fine and dandy (and we want to do all of those same things) but what sets us apart from that? What kind of bride do we want to attract? Who are the people we're hanging out with on a daily basis? What are they looking for? What can they afford realistically?

We decided to go outside of the norm and create our own niche. We cannot be ALL things to ALL people. We won't turn clients down (without good reason) no matter what walk of life they are from, but where could we best use our talents and abilities.

And that's how we came up with our 2015 packages. Not everyone can just throw money at something. I've seen some websites tell you right when you look at their packages that their brides average wedding cost is $80-100k and flowers alone are around $8k. Don't get me wrong, that's amazing and good for them, but the people I know WANT what looks like a $100k day, but have a budget to stick to. They want to have a beautiful day, but they might also want to put a down payment on a house.  I do not want to be in the business of telling people that their wedding is not expensive enough for us or throwing out a number that is supposed to represent their day. You can throw any amount of money at a wedding, the options are endless, but that doesn't produce an amazing marriage. With that said, certain things cost a certain amount of money, so we want to help brides navigate through that stage of planning, and give them a clear path for their wedding day.

We want to show people it's about the experience and most of all, it's more then the day, it's about the lifetime.

So, with that said, we decided on some packages that we feel people will really love. We want to HELP you create your day. We want to help the bride that loves DIY, but doesn't know how to put it all together and make it happen in time for their big day. We want to help the bride that wants to make her own flower arrangements, to save some money, but doesn't know where to start. Some brides want to do the whole thing themselves, but need to know how to get going and when to do what.


DIY Project Party

Want a hands on experience for your wedding, but not sure how to make it all happen? Let us create a fabulous DIY party to complete all of your projects in one day! Invite your friends and let's make it fun!
  • DIY consultation to discuss your projects or help you design custom projects for your wedding. 
  • Coordination of DIY project items
  • Fun party atmosphere with music, chic decor, lite bites and beverages. 
  • DIY stations for all of your projects
  • Party timeline created to keep on track
  • Set up and tear down 
  • Host this as a unique bridal shower! 
  • 2 professional planners at each party
  • Contact us for more details
  • Package price: $550


Bridal Boot-camp

Ready to plan your own wedding but not sure where to start?  We'll take our DIY brides through a fun and informative boot-camp in one afternoon. You'll leave knowing that you can confidently plan your perfect day. 
  •  5 hour in depth, one on one workshop to include picking and booking vendors, decor and style, catering, music, sticking to a budget, florals and so much more. 
  • Lite bites and beverages provided
  • Stylishly Sweet Events planning binder and tote bag for the bride to use in the planning process.
  • Bring your fiance, mother or bridesmaids that will be helping you plan your day. 
  • Contact us for more details
  • Package price: $750 


Day of coordination

If you already have your wedding planned and you need someone to come and make sure that your day and timeline goes flawlessly, we are your gals. We'll take care of all the details while yo focus on getting married!
  • Timeline and floor plan creation
  • Vendor coordination
  • 1 Venue Visit
  • Wedding Rehearsal
  • Style and set up of decor for ceremony and reception
  • Carry out Wedding Day timeline
  • Collection of personal items/gifts at the end of the day
  • Services start 1 month from wedding date.
  • 2 professional planners for each event
  • Contact us for more details
  • Package price :  $1850

We still do partial planning and full planning, and you can reach out to us for those prices, but we felt our business going in a different direction and these packages reflect not only what we're good at, but what we feel most people are currently looking for.

We also added a DIY floral workshop that is sure to be lots of fun and very informative.

DIY Floral Workshop

Creating your own florals for your wedding can save you a lot of money in the long run, but most brides don't know where to start. What flowers are in season? When do I need to order them? How long will it take to make everything? Are the flowers I'm pinning on Pinterest in my budget? How on EARTH do you make a boutonniere? It's hard enough spelling that, let alone making one. 
Our DIY floral workshop will help you answer all of those questions and more. Here's what the workshop includes: 
  • We'll meet you and a person of your choosing at our favorite flower wholesaler.
  • We walk you through what flowers are in your budget, how to get the most bang for your buck and how to create the look you are envisioning.
  • We help you pick vessels/vases that go with your theme and are within budget. 
  • We show you how to make a centerpiece, bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquet and boutonniere so you can replicate the look when it's time to create them for your big day. 
  • We help you place your flower and materials order by extending our wholesale prices to you! Now that is awesome!
  • We create a floral timeline for you so you know when to place your order, when to pickup and how long it will take approximately, to put your florals together. 
  • You will leave this workshop knowing how to create your wedding day florals and how to stay within budget. 
  • Package price: $350 for 3 hours

We have an amazing line of Vintage Rentals that can be added to any of these packages or used separately. 

So, what do you guys think? Would you hire us for one of the packages above?  Are you more of a DIY bride, or want someone to plan  your day completely? We'd really love to hear your feedback and thoughts!

Keeping you Stylish!

1 comment:

  1. This event is planned so well, that everyone would love to attend such event. Obviously, I love to attend such nice events, and you know I am taking training for planning corporate events. I will plan something unique for my next event. DO you have any suggestions for my planning dear?


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