Blog

There is a giant misconception that wedding planners are only for the rich and famous. However, that is not the case! Regardless of budget, every bride deserves to have a perfect and flawless wedding. In order to make that happen, one should seriously consider hiring a wedding planner and here are just a few of the reasons why…

1) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Should Not Be A Wedding Memory:

It takes a lot of time and hard work to pull a wedding together perfectly. We cannot stress enough how much time is needed to plan a wedding. A wedding planner is organized and planning weddings is their job, thus with practice comes perfection and allows YOU to focus on your life and not spend the hundreds of hours on planning. You don’t want to look back on your wedding and wish you had done something differently. You want to look back on your wedding and say “that was so much fun!”

Bride

 

2)Bargaining Is Not Always As Fun As It Seems:

Money is one of the hardest aspects of planning a wedding. Creating and sticking to a budget is much easier when you have an outsider who knows how much things should and should not cost. A wedding planner is like a financial adviser or an accountant who knows what percentage of your budget will be and should be in each area. A wedding planner will also know when and whether payments will need to be made in order to secure services, venues, or products.

Bride

3) Who Do You Know?

Sure your grandfather, cousin or close friend may have a gorgeous house to have the ceremony at, but a wedding planner has formed close and professional relationships with all different types of vendors needed for weddings. Wedding planners know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, what should (and shouldn’t) be in a contract, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day.

Bride

4) You Are A Busy Bee:

Do you have a job that requires a lot of your time? A wedding planner will help you schedule meetings with vendors (or even have the meetings for you!), pick out linens and invitations, and take care of the other tasks that you just don’t have time for. Since wedding planners are professionals, they know the industry much better than the average person. With that in mind, they know exactly where to go to get the services and products that you want, which will cut down on the time you spend scouring the internet for what you like.

Couple

5) Your Wedding Is Out of Town:

Having a destination wedding? There is no better reason for hiring a wedding planner. Whether your wedding is in a different city, state or country, if you’re miles or time zones away from the location it will be extremely helpful to hire someone who’s familiar with the area as well as local vendors and venues.  Not only will a wedding planner help  you get more bang for your buck, but he or she will also be able to represent you at meetings with your vendors before the big day. A planner who has knowledge of the area is also handy for organizing all of the details you will need to cover for your guests, such as hotel accommodations, welcome bags, maps and a list of fun things for them to do during their downtime.

Engagement

6) You Have A Small Budget:

Although it may seem counterintuitive to hire a wedding planner if you have a small budget, it will actually help you save money in the long run. Your wedding planner will help you set a budget and stick to it, helping you stretch your dollar as far as it will go. Not a big fan of monogrammed napkins but can’t do without confetti falling onto the dance floor at the end of your first dance? By understanding what is important to you, a wedding planner can also help you determine what items can be cut from the budget so you can afford to get what you want. Because most wedding planners have special relationships with vendors, they won’t just get you the best deal in town — they will also help you rest easy knowing you are working with reliable companies.

Couple

7) Day Of:

If you cannot afford to hire a wedding planner to help you during the entire process, it is acceptable and encouraged to bring one in on the day of your wedding. This way you can still benefit from the services of a wedding planner without the total expense. On the day of a wedding, your planner will make sure food comes out when it is supposed to, music is played on time and guests know where to put their coats and go to the bathroom, and more.

Bride

8) You’re Just Not That Into It, No Problem:

So, your best friend spent days picking out the perfect shade of Tiffany blue for the fondant on the wedding cake, and your sister interviewed six seamstresses before choosing one to alter her wedding dress. You just aren’t that kind of girl who is excited about spending endless hours on every little detail from the size and color of napkins to what style of chair rentals you need. That’s OK! Hire a wedding planner to take care of those things you are not interested in doing yourself to do it for you. Your planner will make an effort to get to know your tastes so the wedding is tailored around your personality from the start.

Couple

9) Crisis Mode!:

Whether we like it or not, most big events involve a some sort of crisis. Who really wants to deal on their wedding day with the bakery not delivering the cake on time or the flower girl throwing a tantrum? No one! Wedding planners are there to help and know how to handle all unforeseen circumstances. Forgot to break in your heels and know have a painful blister but did not remember to think or know to pack  bandaid, your wedding planner will have one in their pocket!

Couple

10) Big Picture:

When someone chooses not to hire a wedding planner it is usually because their venue provides them with a “wedding coordinator.” However this person is NOT the same as an independent wedding planner. He or she is the venue’s catering manager and their job is to make sure that everything having to do with the facilities runs smoothly. While they are helpful, they do not cover the scope of what an independent planner does, such as all of the reasons listed above and many, many more. A wedding planner is your go to person for everything and everything!

Bride

Photographer Credit:

Robin Proctor, Jason & Gina, Chris Humphreys, Dan Bayer, Kate Holestein, Cat Mayer, Amanda Forbes, Otto Schulze

Category : Uncategorized

Desi & Brandon

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

Desi and Brandon met about 10 years ago on a tiny island in the Bahamas called Cat Cay. Their families often vacationed there but Brandon and Desi did not cross paths until August 2003 when Brandon approached Desi in Bu’s Bar, the only bar on the island at the time, and they exchanged information. Since Desi and Brandon were both born and raised in Miami they would often run unto each other over the years, however the timing was never right.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

Fast forward to November 26, 2011 when the timing was right (!) and Brandon asked Desi to marry him. Earlier on in their relationship the two went on several trips out to Brandon’s family house in Aspen which is where their love for each other, and this special mountain town, deepened.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

Brandon and Desi were able to incorporate Aspen and Cat Cay, these very special places to them, in their wedding by hosting the wedding atop of Aspen Mountain and by engraving Cat Cay’s coordinates inside their wedding rings.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

After the ceremony the couple descended to downtown Aspen on the Silver Queen Gondola. This was one of their favorite moments as it gave them some privacy and a beautiful view as their first time being a married couple. At the bottom of the Gondola the couple was met by a horse drawn carriage that whisked them to the Hotel Jerome for a reception with their family and friends.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

 

 

Vendors:

Coordination: Bluebird Productions

Photography: The Robin Proctor Photography

Ceremony: The Wedding Deck

Reception Venue: The Hotel Jerome

Cake: D’elissious Cake Studio

Flowers: Harrington Smith

Linen: La Tavola

Ceremony Music: Silver City Strings

Videography: Elysium

Paper Goods: Parrot Design Studio

Wedding Dress: Anna Maier from Gabriella’s

Hair and Make Up: Salon Tullio

Oxygen Bar: The Oxygen Company

 

Category : Uncategorized

Jessica & Andrew

Jessica and Andrew are two of the most “in love” people and most fun couples we’ve had the pleasure of working with! They came to Bluebird looking for a rustic Aspen wedding weekend in the end of September.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

Their clear sense of design and aesthetic, their love for each other, the desire to make the guest experience unforgettable, all combined to create an absolutely magical weekend for all involved!

Aspen Wedding Aspen Wedding

It didn’t hurt that the fall foliage was at its peak as well.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

The wedding was held at the Aspen Chapel and then guests made their way through a gorgeous meadow over the historic Holden Marolt Barn where cocktails and dinner and dancing were held.

Aspen Wedding

Gorgeous local and autumnal flowers filled the tables.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

Guests dined on amazing comfort food and delicious BBQ and then danced the night away to a fabulous band.

Aspen Wedding

Aspen Wedding

Jessica and Andrew departed in a vintage truck for their after party where guests enjoyed video games, candy galore, and late night dancing!

Aspen Wedding

 

Vendors:
Planner: Bluebird Productions

Photographer: Jason and Gina Wedding Photographers

Ceremony Venue: Aspen Chapel

Reception Venue: Holden Marolt Ranching and Mining Museum

Late Night Party: Ryno’s

Caterer: Smoke

Cake: Donna at the Caribou Club

Floral: The Aspen Branch

Reception Music: Soul School

Officiant: Their Family Pastor

Paper Goods: Express Yourself

Transportation: CTS

Power and AV: Halcyon Productions

Rentals: Premier Party Rentals

Search
Categories
Newsletter
archives
< >
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec