As we complete our 16th wedding season, it is so great to reflect on the wonderful year and decade plus that has passed since I Do…Weddings’ inception. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds since 2003 when Melissa coordinated her first wedding at the Admiral Kidd Club. We’ve since grown to six planners strong. We work together both individually and as a group to create beautiful, seamless events. While the company and our offerings have grown, many things remain the same. We are committed to a one-on-one, individual and customized approach to the planning process. Though we have many operational procedures to ensure a smooth event, we believe that every couple and every event is unique, and should be treated as such.
So, how exactly does I Do…Weddings work?
When you inquire via our website, email, phone or via social media, you’ll be connected with an I Do…Weddings partner that we feel is a good fit for you. Ideally, we love to chat with you, hear about your vision, personality and style to ensure a great fit. All of the members of the I Do…Weddings & Events family have considerable event planning experience–from weddings to charity events and runway shows to bridal showers…we do it all! We are lucky to have a very diverse team that excels in different areas, and we feel it shows!
A conversation in person, over the phone or Skype will help get the ball rolling. We’d love to hear about your love story, how you became engaged, where you are in the wedding planning process and your expectations of your event planner. We’ll share images, insights to your venue and hear about what is important to you. We always love to see your pictures and inspiration, hear about your guest list and vision and even meet your fiancee, family or friends.
From there, we will create a custom proposal for you. This will begin our relationship!
During the planning process–from contract signing to day of event execution, you will have a single point of contact. This way, you can develop a trust and rapport with the person that will be with you on the day of your wedding. We find that this is the best manner to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Though we do have a general number and general email, you’ll work directly with your planner to make sure we are clear on your expectations and you feel support throughout your engagement.
We often get asked about our ideal weddings, and ideal couples to work with. Just as we have varied backgrounds and experiences, our weddings and events are extremely diverse. From a 2 person elopement to a 500 person gala, we know the bridal industry very well. We’ve had the experience of working out of the country and in surrounding areas, and have vast experience working with hotels, caterers, out-of-the-box venues such as museums and estates, as well as numerous event professionals.
We pride ourselves in being team players, working hard to ensure your vendor team is a cohesive team. We are constantly striving to improve ourselves, step outside our comfort zones and learn all aspects of the event industry. In the coming weeks, you’ll hear more from us individually, as well as a team. We are so excited for the 2017 wedding season to begin and look forward to connecting with you to learn if we are a good fit.
Melissa, Rachel, Lindsay, Laura, Nicole and Jill
PS All of the images on this page are courtesy of www.theheartshaven.com