It is five months after my wedding and I am still receiving compliments from friends and family on how much they enjoyed the entire experience. While I wish I could take credit for the extraordinary day, honestly, the only part I can claim responsibility for is the wise decision to hire our planner Stephanie Watkins. This woman took me from overwhelmed bride with little direction to a girl glowing as she floated down the aisle.
Stephanie provides the perfect balance of listening and guiding. She immediately honed in on my tastes and matched me with appropriate vendors. She always remained open to any of my suggestions and willingly attended appointments with potential service providers I had unearthed on my own. Without putting on pressure, Steph was always able to offer honest insight and advice. She was my voice when I wasn?t sure what I wanted or needed to say and stepped up to try to make my vision a reality. I truly believe I ended up with a wedding that was far more beautiful than I could have ever singularly come up with on my budget.
Stephanie was my meeting maker, idea chaser, budget monitor, and most importantly ? my cheerleader. When I was up for nights on end putting our invitations together, Steph kept sending words of encouragement.
She speaks the language of caterers, florists, designers, and servers. Steph was my Rosetta Stone in the world of formal entertaining.
If things went awry, she handled them so deftly, I was never made to worry or stress over the details of the day.
As Stephanie saw us off into our getaway car, we realized she had managed to squeeze in a final treat?a little wedding picnic basket filled with delish noshes. Every detail had been seen to and we just got to sit back, snack, and revisit all of the elegant events of the day.See MoreRead Less"