Upon getting engaged, I was immediately overwhelmed. I knew I wanted some wedding planning help, but I also knew that our budget was tight and it felt like an expense that would be hard to justify. My fiance (now husband) Chris was even more sk...
Well having now been through the process, we're both believers, and we couldn't be more happy that we not only chose to have a wedding planner, but also that we chose Kate from Kate Miller Events. KME's baseline services are for "day of" planning/coordination, but even her "day of" package starts almost 2 months out to make sure your vendors, venues, bridal party, and families are all ready for your big day. Additionally, as soon as you book KME, Kate's fantastic online tools are available and at your disposal to help track budget, to-do list, contracts, milestones and more. We would have been lost without these, and because Chris and I are so online oriented, it was so much easier for us to collaborate using her tools.
I could probably write a short novella of all the ways that Kate helped us and went above and beyond for us as clients, but for the sake of brevity, I won't. What I will say, is that hiring Kate was probably the single decision that went the furthest in making our wedding day as wonderful as it was. Not only is she just very good at her job, but the knowledge that she is on top of everything gave us so much less to be worried or nervous about in the weeks leading up to our wedding. As a matter of fact, our venue's veteran wedding coordinator (you know, the one the venues tout as the reason you don't need an outside planner... "We handle all of your coordination needs!"), was actually laid off just 3 months before our wedding and replaced just 6 weeks prior to our big day with a part time coordinator. If we hadn't had Kate to rely on, this would have definitely freaked us out, but instead, we simply knew it would all be fine.
The best part about working with Kate, is that although we know she has clients buying the whole kit and caboodle from her, and we were only able to afford her base package, she never made us feel like she was anything but committed to us as clients. She answered questions when she didn't have to, she had our back when vendors tried to pull fast ones on us, and she was a fantastic point of reference throughout the entire planning process. And above all, we really liked her. She's just awesome at what she does. Chris and I couldn't recommend her more.