Wedding on a Budget AZ
Becky was amazing to work with. She just let us sit back and relax while she threw our wedding together. Her vendors that she allows to work with her, the officiant and photographers ect., were amazing as well. The whole night from the ceremony to the reception was perfect! I wouldn't have done it any better myself.
Our Wedding was BEYOND perfect; it was a TRUE fairy tale in every sense of the word: elegant, romantic, beautiful & picturesque, all THANKS to Becky Shepherd & Wedding on a Budget AZ!!! I was a first time bride with a vision of how I imagined my perfect day & Becky was able to take my vision & make it into a reality! On the day of our wedding when we arrived, I was completely astonished when I saw my vision had come to life; it was a completely breath-taking experience! Every single detail from rose petals around our cake to the set up of the ceremony & reception area was BEYOND what we could have imagined! I am the type of person who likes to take control & be in charge so it was hard for me to let go of that control & let someone else take control of my vision. But Becky delivered in each & every way possible – her attention to detail is amazing & all the vendors she utilizes are all exceptional! I truly felt like a princess on my wedding day, from the horse & carriage (which was a surprising touch for my guests) to the rose petal covered isle, to my beautiful rose & feather bouquet, our amazing cake & beautifully decorated reception area...We couldn’t have asked for a more PERFECT day! To this day, I can’t get over the splendor of my bouquet! I had a very unique vision & when I first saw my bouquet, it brought tears to my eyes – it was again beyond perfect, more amazing than my own vision! From day one, Becky assured me that everything would be taken care of & she walked me through every step of the way. Being a first time bride, it allowed me to focus on being a bride & not having to be stressed out over planning our entire affair. We had an “unfortunate” incident happen a month before the wedding & Becky was wonderful in working with us on small last minute changes, which meant the world to us! Everything that I had asked for, everything that I requested, everything I wanted, I got in a BIG way! Becky is very personable, accommodating, professional, & her attention to detail & presentation are amazing, she is a pleasure to work with! The ceremony area was beautiful & decorated perfectly; the pastor was a pleasure to work with & allowed us to “customize” our ceremony. The photographer & videographer were professional & amazing! We are overwhelmed by the beauty our photographer captured of our special day; there isn’t one bad photograph! The scenic views of our venue were breath-taking & provided us with the perfect backdrop for our intimate setting. The reception area was beyond amazing; the set up & décor were perfect! The catering vendor Becky utilized was beyond exceptional; the food was delicious & our guests raved over the “spread” we had. Our DJ was amazing, crowd engaging & had everyone out dancing. Becky accommodated our needs for some special requests we added. Our cake; there are just NO words to describe its beauty let alone how ideal it was decorated! The cake was so delicious it melted it your mouth! Our guests have told us that our wedding was one of the BEST & ROMANTIC weddings they had ever attended. In fact they were having SO much fun that no one wanted to leave at the end of the night! Our guests complimented us on the beautiful scenic venue, the décor, the food, the cake, the music and the list goes on! In looking back at our wedding day, we cannot find one fault – it TRULY was the most PERFECT & SPECIAL day; all thanks to Becky Shepherd & Wedding on a Budget AZ!!! In almost everything you can find fault, but we can honestly say that our wedding day was the most special, memorable, romantic fairy tale we dreamed about! Everything was PERFECT; I am not able to find fault in ANYTHING! I couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you to Becky Shepherd & Wedding on a Budget AZ for making our day SO special & for being such a SPECIAL part of our day! We couldn’t be happier to have had such a perfect, picturesque fairy tale wedding!!!
If a picture perfect wedding is what you want, then Becky Shepherd is the person to hire.
Upon learning about what a wedding entails, I became overwhelmed by the details and the cost of it. It seemed to be impossible to have a fairly decent wedding without spending a ton of money on it. I was frustrated and on the verge of desperation when I stumbled upon Becky’s site weddingonabudgetaz.com. She’s the only one in the business who offered affordable wedding packages. To me, she’s a Godsend.
After viewing some pictures & reading the testimonies, I was sold. I wanted her, and her only, to plan my wedding.
Working with Becky was a wonderful experience. She’s friendly, personable and accommodating. She knew the business inside out and was able to offer valuable advice to make my budget dream wedding a reality. I picked a ceremony package for 15 people.
Even though the event scale was small, she didn’t skimp on anything. The wedding was beautiful and elegant. Just like how I envisioned it to be.
The presentation of things really stood out. The roses she picked for the bouquet and the boutonniere were perfect, of high quality and very beautiful to the point of looking surreal. The cake was delicious and enjoyed by everybody. Becky chose her team well. The photographer was very professional and took a lot of good pictures. The wedding officiant was personable and accommodating (for special ceremony, writing your own vows, and the like). Everybody had a great time and they complemented on how beautiful and elegant everything was. And that’s when I was able to exhale and say: mission accomplished.
Hiring her was the best decision we have ever made.
Thank you, Becky for everything. Words cannot express our gratitude for the great work you've done.
As soon as we found the Wedding on a Budget we knew that we were at the right place. We were coming in from out of town and Becky was great. She made sure everything that we wanted was taken care of. Me and my husband wanted a beautiful wedding and that is what we got through Becky. She organized everything from the ceremony at the fountain to the recepetion. She did a beautiful job decorating the ceremony and the reception . She made sure that we had all the people that we needed from the officiant to the dj. And we had a beautiful horse and carriage and a Limo. And the photographers that she had hired for us did an awesome job.
Me and my husband would recommend Becy to anyone. And the photographers that she had hired for us did an awesome job. Thanks again Becky for the beautiful wedding that we had.
Tom and Jennifer Pollock
When I initially began the process of planning a wedding, I quickly became discouraged by both the prices of the typical venues along with the lack of a package that would meet the needs and expectations of a traditional wedding. I spent weeks browsing multiple websites to the point that it seemed I was looking at the same stuff over and over again. Then I stumbled on to weddingonabudgetaz.com. The name of the site immediately caught my eye since as a result of the current economic situation I was going to be responsible for the entire cost of my own wedding. Price was absolutely one of the main considerations, while I still wanted by friends, family and most importantly, my bride, to enjoy what becomes one of the most important days of your life together. I was drawn to the all-inclusive package that Becky offered, but it still seemed too good to be true. I sent an email request, not really sure what to expect.
Shortly thereafter, I was greeted with a call from Becky. I briefly discussed with her the frustrations I had up to this point along, with the realization that I might not be able to have the â€œdreamâ€ wedding that I was hoping for with my budget. She assured me that through her experiences in the wedding planning industry that for an amount that I can assure you is well below what other venues will charge you for the same or even less. She asked when we could get together and was willing to meet us the same week. I forgot to mention above that because of the financial constraints, we did not even begin the planning process until Mayâ€¦for a September wedding. Becky assured me that despite the short notice that we could have all the glitz and glamour that is normally reserved for those people with the ability to spend tens of thousands of dollars on their wedding. She understood that our resources were limited, but wanted to make sure that our wedding day was one to remember.
Only a small deposit was required to secure our date and her services. This gave us time to get all of our finances together for the final payment, but more importantly gave us flexibility in case we needed to cover unforeseen costs that life invariably throws your way. Admittedly, because her package cost was so low, all the friends and family that I mentioned our plans to were skeptical of how the wedding would turn out. The same day that we hired Becky, she gave us a folder that contained tons of information about the wedding process, timelines for important events and discounts for things that the package did not cover. (Tux rentals, dressâ€¦etcâ€¦ All the things that no wedding planner can know up front due to the personal nature and unlimited possibilities).
As the wedding date drew near, Becky not only assisted us with every step along the way but also provided the reassurance that every couple needs to feel confident that everything is going to be okay. Although there are times that youâ€™d like to call her to go over details on the phone, her policy of primarily email communication makes it easy to go back and verify the things that you have told her or the numerous changes that you will most likely make along the way. On many occasions, Iâ€™d send an email out and get a response within minutes, which helps you realize you are a top priority.
One of the main reasons that Becky was able to provide us with our dream wedding has to be the connections she has made while planning weddings over the years. She had us work with David from Bamboo Bakery in Phoenix. (Again you save money, because he waives the cake tasting fee for Beckyâ€™s clients) We met with David and told him what we wanted our cake to look like, which was an ocean theme and he put together the most beautiful cake I have ever seen. It was exactly what we had pictured in our heads, only better. Becky also works with a DJ named Jeff from DirectSoundsDJs. We had a very hectic schedule as you can imagine, but he was willing to meet with us late in the evenings to help ensure that the music we had for the wedding would make the experience memorable.
Sean & Lori
My husband and I choose the Wedding at the Casa package. We had 35 guests, a DJ, appetizers, cake, photographer, decorations, officiate, and horse and carraige all for a more then reasonable price.
She did set-up and take down. I had a candy buffet and she set it up just how I envisioned, same with the favors I made. She also asked for my input which I liked a lot.
The DJ she hired was great. We gave him a list of bands we like and he came up with the perfect playlist. The songs were mixed with some dance beats, but not too bad to where it sounded like a club, but enough to allow people to sing along and dance to it as well. Our age group for guests was from 17-65 and everyone was on the dance floor. One thing though we didn't rent the dance floor and just used the walk way and it worked great.
I wish I could remember the Pastor. AJ (my husband) and I were so excited and nervous we had tunnel vision and kinda only paid attention to each other, but since Becky hired him I know he was good.
The horse and carriage were a beautiful touch that surprised everyone, not to mention the ride for the bride and groom afterwards was a nice breather to settle nerves and relax before the reception.
I didn't really eat the food, but my husband loved the miniature tacos! The leftovers she packed up for us to take and enjoy at our hotel. There was fresh veggies and cubed cheese.
The bouquet was pretty, wish there was a little red in it, but it was still beautiful and honestly a tiny aspect of the wedding as a whole, so I really am not going to complain. And it also could have been the fact that I didn't know what I wanted to begin with. The bridesmaids had a single white rose, and the groomsmen had one large rose with a small rose as a boutonniere. They were all very well made, and lasted the whole night.
The bartender kept everyones drinks flowing, we had beer and wine.
The photographer was a little tense at first, but as he saw that AJ and I were not strict with certain pictures he loosened up and even tried out some new shots. We are going to be recieving our CD of photos in the mail soon and we are excited to see them. From what he showing us at the wedding he got some very pretty shots, but also some shots showing our fun goofy side, and well with some great action shots.
The cake was beautiful and delicious to boot! She also put rose petal all around the cake to add an extra pop of color.
Now the venue. The house is perfect for small intimate weddings. The house has a country theme with decor to match. Both AJ and I were nervous at first in that the venue would be too casual looking, but Becky and the staff turned it into a romantic setting that fit our idea of heaven perfectly.
I was a bride that never planned a wedding or dream of how I would look, so I went into this a complete empty vase ready for advice. Becky never lost patience and was always willing to offer advice when I needed it. She was a doll to work with and all our guests spoke very highly of her and how nice and professional she was.
I can't express enough how great she made our day. It was beyond perfect and more beautiful then we ever could have asked for. Thank you Becky and the staff of Wedding on a Budget AZ.
Mr and Mrs Barton
We had our wedding on 4-16-11 in Fountain Hills. Weddings can be so overwhelming and there is so much to do, however Becky made everything go smoothly. She was very easy to work with. From the venue to the flowers to the food, all was beautiful and wonderful. Thank you Becky for making our wedding so memorable and special. Jeff and Sue Barton
Wow, you really made our day so special and perfect. Thank you so much. We could tell from the moment we met with you that tell this is a passion to you and you take such pride in your work, boy did it show. The horse and buggy was such a wonderful surprise to everyone. Your staff was so amazing and attentive. I will admit hearing about all my friends horror stories had me a little scared, but you really made everything run so perfect and smooth. Thank you again for making out special day an amazing one!
Mr. and Mrs. Ozdimer :)
I was married on 11-27-10 and would like to say that Becky and her professinal, yet very personable staff at Wedding On A Budget absolutely made that day truly special beyond what any words could describe. I would recommend Wedding On A Budget Az. to any of my friends, family and collegues. Becky and her staff are helpful and seem to be at every turn to make sure it is the best day it can be for everyone and that each step is a smooth transition. Thank You Becky and staff for a lovely beginning to the years of memories my partner and I will build.
We are very pleased with the service offered from Becky at Wedding on a Budget! She coordinated the wedding for my son and daughter-in-law and it was beautiful. They got married at Fountain Lake in Fountain Hills, AZ. Becky and her staff coordinated everything--the flowers, photographer, horse and carriage, chairs, reception, set-up, clean-up, and staff. It was all very affordable yet elegant and beautiful. Becky is also fun to work with. She listened and incorporated all of our ideas as well as made suggestions. You can tell she loves what she does and really cares that the day goes well.
Becky seemed nice, but just a little bit scatter brained at first. It quickly turned into being nearly impossible to get a correct quote from her. She was very unprofessional; I've had years of experience in customer service, so I try to be forgiving towards people I do business with, since I understand what it's like to be on their side of things. She agreed to do things, but then wouldn't mention it in the quote. When I would ask, sometimes she wouldn't even acknowledge the question I actually asked. I was pretty flexible on all of the details, so when she would go back on her word, I just let it go. I was ready to put a deposit down immediately, but she didn't take credit cards at the time, because she was switching from paypal. She agreed to take half of her normal deposit, until she was able to take a credit card for the rest. We never even got to give her the deposit, because of a week of going back and forth. Her site used to say "Appetizers with cocktail hour OR Buffet with beer and wine bar". I asked a few questions about this, and kept not getting a straight answer. Finally, she actually responded to me with "LOL, the appetizers come with a beer and wine bar too...you can upgrade to a full bar though". As if I was asking a ridiculous question, even though it said that on her site. I didn't speak with her for 3 weeks (we ran into some financial trouble, and wanted to wait for a friend to confirm their wedding went well with her), and even though we were in contact steadily for over a week, and I had already told her that we wanted to get started and give her the deposit, when I told her we were ready, she raised the price 30%! I sent a nice email asking if this was intentional, and mentioned that I would hope she would have intended to also let me know that she would be doing this, if we didn't act immediately, as a common courtesy. She responded by once again just avoiding my question, and just stated that we have a year to pay for it, so it shouldn't be a problem! We were already planning on paying monthly, and she was well aware that we are paying ourselves, and could already barely afford the total. After the price raise, we actually had to just look elsewhere, even though our hearts were already set on the It's all so romantic package. I was so disappointed that I cried. She was a terrible business person, had horrible grammar and was completely frustrating. I'm still disappointed that we weren't able to have our wedding there, but there was no way we could pay all that extra money for the same package we already worked out. I actually have another friend that was using her, and she had the same issues. She was so displeased that she canceled, even though she already paid a non refundable deposit. I have to also say that I know another woman who had a very nice experience, so please just proceed with caution!
Vendor response to review
I am so sorry you are upset with us, and we could not appease you. I tried to put together an All Inclusive Wedding Package that would suit your needs. I wanted and tried to help you in any way we could. I have over 30 yrs of customer service and my motto is to please every bride and groom that calls us. I knew how you were stress out trying to plan your wedding on such a tight budget, so I tried my best to work something out with you, until you emailed me to stop.
I have never mentioned to you or any other bride that they can pay half of a deposit and monthly payments, I do not do business that way. A deposit is required; usually $1000 non refundable and the balanced paid two weeks prior to the Wedding. This is stated in all of my contracts. Just like any other wedding package that I offer they are all customizable. Per your request and changes to the selected package is the reasoning for the quotes to be changed numerous times.
It states on my website that Prices are subject to change unless you are under contract. You weren’t under a contract and some of my vendor’s prices had change during our time of correspondence via email. I am sorry but I cannot control my vendor prices which are extremely low to begin with.
The other couple you were referring to was very happy with our services they were moving forward with us until our Insurance would not cover one of the items they had requested.
Not to mention I had another couple that wanted to get married on that same wedding date as the above couple, I told them that date was booked and lost that wedding and still sent the above couple their non refundable deposit.
I am passionate about my Wedding business and again I am so sorry we weren’t able to help you. I hope you move on with this and have a Wonderful Wedding Day.
-- Best Wishes
Wedding on a Budget AZ
Becky; I just want you to know that you are the most passionate loving person I could ever meet. You go above and beyond most people and you deserve the absolute best. Your absolute heart and soul goes into each and every wedding and bride/groom. You are always looking at how you can possibly fit their wedding dreams within their budget and for that you are amazing. Your #1 priority is to make sure they have their fantasy day come true. I love you and am so proud to know you! You are and will be blessed! God will bless you..... as you bless others just to be in our lives!!
If you are on a budget and are having a wedding soon, look no further. These guys have great service for a low price.
A very good value for money
Thank you so much for everything you did for us. The wedding turned out amazing. You did such a great job in putting everything together and in such a short period of time. I would especially like to thank you for how wonderful and patient you were with all the changes we had to make last minute. Thank you for making our special day perfect.
Becky, thanks so much for putting our wedding together with such a short notice and from me coming from Austin TX. I said I wanted a romantic wedding..you put it togehter and pulled it off....I didn't have to worry about anything...
From the limo,to the venue, and we can't forget the cake. Jeff and I took it back to our room and couldn't stop eating it...yummm
Wedding on a Budget AZ is a wonderful resource for any bride that is on a budget. Becky works hand in hand to make sure all the details are in order and creates a beautiful atmosphere. Becky is really an outstanding entrepreneur and I enjoy photographing every event she produces.
Becky is such a treat to work with! She always has everything organized and makes working together so easy. I really love the way she listens to her clients wants and desires and transforms them into reality. She is known to do great events and I always look forward to an event with her.
Becky always has the best clients and we try hard to help her make it the day of their dreams. She has a wonderful sense of style and the decor she does for events is amazing! I highly recommend her if you want your day to be easy and...
If you looking for a Wedding on a Budget , you look at the right place ! Wedding on a Budget is great to work with and keep you on your budget ! keep a hard work to help more Brides !
It was a pleasure perfroming a wedding for Becky. She was easy and great to work with. She was honest and upfront and did what she said she would do (this is rare sometimes!) I look foward to working with her in the future and would recomend you doing the same.
Becky at Wedding on a Budget AZ is phenomenal! Being in the wedding business myself, I know how much work it takes to pull a wedding off and how much organization and time it takes to do so. Becky is extremely on top of things and is always friendly and excited about each of her weddings that she takes on. I highly recommend Wedding on a Budget AZ as I enjoy working with them myself. Becky is truly one of a kind!
We have worked with Wedding on a Budget AZ and she is wonderful - I would highly recommend Becky as your Wedding coordinator. She is knowledgeable about many vendors and venue in the valley to help you get exactly what you have dreamed about. Let Becky help you if you haven't got the time to plan the wedding of your dreams.
I would recommend Becky as your Wedding Expeditor any time. She is organized and has so many beautiful venues set up for a Bride and Groom. All you need is your license and wedding dress and tux!! Everything is beautifully planned out. You don't have to lift a finger. Ohhhh-except for him to put the ring on, of course!
If you haven't the time to plan that intimate wedding with all the food preparations, the limo or the horse drawn carriage or the caterers or the Bed & Breakfast or the private dinner for two or the music or the........you get the picture. Let Becky do it for you. She will have things organized and suited to what you really want in your wedding. She even has the photographer and officiate. What more could a girl ask for?
So if your busy and work and don't have a lot of time, but want that truly exquisite wedding, give Becky a call and have her do it all for you. All you have to do is show up! You will not be sorry!
Planning a wedding can be stressful and expensive. There are countless venue's to visit, vendors to interview and details to consider. Like most couples you may be both working professionals without any extra time to plan your wedding and enjoy your engagement. As a wedding consultant we are often able to negotiate more effectively with our vendors and therefore save you a significant amount of money!
All Inclusive: example....Officiant, photographer, flowers, cake, catering or food and hosted bar, Dj ,rentals ,linens, Horse & Carriage, Limo.bridal suite for the night, taxes and gratuity included...Customized Packages also available....
I work with some of the most wonderful vendors that care about how your day turns out.... We all love what we do....and so will you !
Very little stress and extremely amazing results are what you should count on from Wedding on a Budget Az.... Worry free.......
Each wedding package is very affordable...Now Offering Ceremony Only Packages for those of you that want to get marreid right away and don't want to get married at the Justice of the Peace..
Being a detailed oriented person with a passion for wedding's, my intent is that the planning will be stress free as possible so that you can focus on yourself and enjoy the day with your family and friends... Wedding Packages from $195.00 to $11,999
Please visit my website and see what some of my Brides & Grooms have to say....: www.weddingonabudgetaz.com
Looking forward to hearing from you..
This is the fun part. Whatever you want... This is your special day and anything goes...
Can you make some changes in the wedding packages?
Yes, they are not set in stone...they were put together to give you some ideas.
Do we get to pick out the flowers? How about the cake?
Yes of course, You can send me a picture of what you want... or .I will give you a website to go to and you can have fun looking at all the great ideas out there...
Get a folder or planner and keep all the information that you are going to use for your special day.. such as guest list, addresses, important phone numbers, ceremony, music for before and after and reception details,receipts,and any other ideas. This will keep you in check so you won’t be going nuts looking for this information. It will make you see your own progress as your ideas in your folder turn into a blueprint of what you wanted for your special day.
Enjoy the planning part.
There are so many ideas out there. From the venues, to the music,the flowers, the guest list, photographer,caterer. Just go with the flow. My packages really include all of these and I have interviewed the vendors for you. Do it with a smile.
What about children at my Wedding?
Remember this is your day......If you are trying to keep within your budget or just general matters of sanity solid decisions are going to have to be made. some couples draw the line at their own children and those kids who are in the wedding party. Write only the parents names on the invitation if you decide not to have their children come.