This is going to turn in to a long review for GREAT reason. I hired Love letters initially for wedding planning. I spoke to many wedding planners in SWFL but no one really compared to the quality and price I was looking for. Kelly Howell is so...
down to earth, easy to talk to, and I could tell she was going to support my vision for my dream wedding.
If you never planned a wedding before you have no clue what you are doing. I know some of my requests were difficult ( because I just did not know certain things) but Kelly always lent a listening ear, never made me feel stupid, and always gave me different options on ways to achieve a certain request. She really brought the vision of my wedding to life, she worked with me for over an entire year.. I likely was somewhat annoying with emails and calls but Kelly never made me feel this way, she took time to chat and made sure my requests were taken care of. Always answered my text messages, emails, calls. She gave me the best advice about really everything.
There were some tough moments in planning process and Kelly took control of the situations, calmed me as the bride and always reassured me everything will be great, AND IT WAS. I ended up also hiring Love Letters for Photo (separate review but Renee was fantastic!!! highly recommend), I would have hired them for video as well but already had another vendor in mind (id recommend the whole trio photo, planning, video done by Love Letters, they do quality work and are a great team, customer first mentality in an age where I feel this is dying).
Back to planning, Kelly went above and beyond for US. The day of wedding week, Kelly was there every step of the day. She made the weekend a breeze even during some VERY chaotic times ( fire alarm going off in building, things I didn't even realized happened because she took care of it, also she is an expert at the most difficulty BUSTLES!) Her communication with other vendors, my family, and bride and groom were extremely professional, she is organized, thorough in all she does. Most importantly, she works with the couple, their vision, and truly cares for the customer. She helped me design a beautiful reception room with the budget I had and I am so surprised how well we stayed within the budget and how elegant the room turned out. I definitely got emotional when I saw the room for the first time. I can't wait to post the photos.
TAKE AWAY: do not plan a wedding without an amazing planner like Love Letters. I have no regrets and very blessed Love Letters was able to plan our special memory. They are more than just planners they truly become family during this process and definitely want the best for you. Kelly was always honest with me and anytime I didn't take her advice (which was rare) I regretted not listening, but she never made me feel bad for going a different direction. I will remember many things about the day/wedding planning but I will also remember my amazing Wedding Planner, Kelly Howell, who made our day extremely special. Thank you so much for everything. Our wedding was a dream come true and it was a testament to the people who helped put it together. LOVE LETTERS CO SWFL ALL THE WAY. If you're on the fence about getting a wedding planner, get one, and make sure its Kelly.