It is always a great idea to have someone with experience and knowledge of local vendors help you with your perfect day! Heather has the passion and knowledge it takes to create the perfect wedding. She will guide you with all the details, make sure everything is organized, everyone is doing what they should, especially You! Relaxing, knowing everything will be as you dreamed on you're wedding day! Weddings require intense planning. It is very recommended to have an event planner like Heather to assure a successful,memorable event!
Heather is great at what she does and will really work hard to give you the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank! I highly recommend and Agape Weddings and enjoy working with them whenever possible.
"I started planning events while living in Orange County in 2002. As social chair of my sorority, I learned how to make beautiful and fun events happen, no matter what the circumstances. After returning to my hometown and marrying my husband, James, I became passionate about marraige and what it really means. I understand the stress that planning a wedding puts on relationships, not just with our fiance, but with our families as well. I want other people to be free of this stress so that they can focus on what matters in a wedding, the beginning of a marriage. That's when I realized that I had the perfect background to be an event planner. The experiences I had planning events, combined with my experiences directing theatre became the perfect combination. So let me worry about the details. Give yourself the chance to plan for your future!"
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In general, although my business cards may suggest otherwise, I think I prefer the term "planner" because it most accurately describes what I do - help plan your wedding. A wedding planner is there to help you each step of the way, refer you to vendors and point out what you should be looking for from that type of service. They are also there to bring a cohesive look and feel to the wedding and make sure that you know the "rules" of wedding. Planners can also help keep you on budget by making sure you have taken into account all the little details that can add up and referring you to vendors in your price range. Often, they can save you money through special deals they have worked out with vendors. Then there is the stress factor, a planner's main job is to keep you happy and as stress free as possible throughout the process.
Most planners or consultants "coordinate" as well. Day-of coordination is an essential service. The day-of coordinator makes sure that everything goes smoothly at both ceremony and reception by checking in with all the vendors, overseeing the set-up and any changeovers that occur. Coordinators make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be, doing what they are supposed to do. This is where a lot of bride's get confused. I hear a lot of, "My venue has a coordinator, so I don't need your services," from brides. Then I hear a lot of, "Brides always think I'm their wedding planner," from site coordinators.
Site coordinators are great and they are essential to making your day go smoothly, but they are not there to walk you through everything and they are not even quite the same as a day-of coordinator. Some will be there to run your rehearsal, some will not. Most will keep a list of your vendors in case someone doesn't show up on time, but they rarely are part of the follow-ups in the week ahead of time. And even though they help oversee the set-up, they were not a part of the design process and may not understand exactly how you want the tables and decor to look. These are things that a day-of coordinator handles. Make sure you are clear about exactly what services your site coordinator will provide and if it is not everything you need, hire a day-of coordinator. You'll be glad you did.
Brides often think of a planner as an added expense that is out of the budget. This isn't true. More often than not, a planner is going to save you more money than they cost. Planners can stop you from making costly mistakes and can help you focus from the beginning before you have spent unnecessary money. Also, many planners have deals worked out with local vendors and can get you special discounts that you can't get on your own. And think about the time you will save with a planner helping you pick the right vendors. How much is that time worth to you?