Wedding Wednesday: Reasons to Hire a Planner

Ah, welcome to another Wedding Wednesday. I hope that you are enjoying these posts because I am having the best time writing them! Today I want to give you a few reasons why you should hire a wedding planner and/ or coordinator. This post is in collaboration with my Aunt Cindy, she created these visuals for me to share! 

 

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There you have it! If you are in Bakersfield, Ca and are looking for some planners, make sure to check us out on Instagram. 

 

Wedding Wednesday: What is more important to you?

Oh my, May is knocking at the door! I can hear the wedding songs, fireworks, and babies screaming because they don’t want to smile. Today’s Wedding Wednesday is all about how important a service is to you.

Kelsey, what do you mean? Everything about my wedding is important to me. 

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Hear me out and by the end of this post, you may see a different perspective, and save yourself some big bucks.

When you picture the wedding of your dreams, what is the first thing that you envision? Is it a beautiful gown? What about the best photographer in town? When working with a budget, you want to make sure that you have money for the things that are the most important to you.

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Here is an example; music is everything to me, I live and breath for music. So having the perfect DJ to play my perfect wedding songs was a must. Something else that was very important to me was the photographer. I am going to see and share those picture for the rest of my life. So guess what I spent good money on? If you guessed the DJ and photographer, then you would be right.

With that being said, I saved money by not having a videographer, because I had a photographer. I saved a ton of money on a venue because we got married outside.  I also saved money on food because my family made it. There are a ton of different examples that I could share with you, but we would be here all day.

So make a list of what you HAVE to have at the wedding and spend your money on that. 

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Wedding Wednesday

This is a very exciting time of the year for me, I love the feeling of starting fresh! Getting a chance to step up my game and make things happen for myself. If you haven’t read the “About Me” page, you totally should. Over there I tell you a little bit more about my personal life. I also share a little fact that I am a licensed Wedding and Event Planner.

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Yes, that’s right. Weddings, birthdays, gender reveal, you name it! I love creating something out of nothing. I think that’s why I love blogging so much. One of my goals this year is to really bring in some traffic to my party planning business. One of my dreams for this year is to be in a Bridal Show! I can just imagine how gorgeous the set up is going to be. Very Modern and Shabby Chic at the same time. Ughhh. Gorgeous.

Loving Plans was inspired by a Facebook career quiz five years ago.

In the spirit of chasing my reality, I am introducing Wedding Wednesday’s to the blog! It’s going to be all about weddings, and some tips and tricks to saving money! I will also share some photos of my previous events so that you can get some inspiration.

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To start the first Wedding Wednesday off right, my biggest tip for weddings is to DIY everything! From the decor to the food, you can save so much money by doing it all yourself. If you are not really the crafty type, find someone who is. You would be surprised at what can come of $5 and items from the dollar store! If you would like to find out, make sure that you are following my blog, I may just have challenged myself!

If you know someone that is getting married, make sure to share this post with them, I can answer any questions they may have. I love weddings, the first wedding that I ever planned was my own. I loved everything from the cake tastings to choosing this gorgeous dress! It’s just my thing. Want to know something cool and a money saver? My grandma made my veil! Her making it was not only affordable but also special because it came from her.

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Another big tip for saving money on a wedding is to give yourself plenty of time to plan the event. If you give yourself 3 months to plan a huge wedding, you are going to need money right then and there to pay for everything. If you plan your wedding within a span of 1-2 years, you are allowing time to save, buy things here and there, and make payments on services.

I hope that this post was helpful, even just a little. Look forward to many more fun posts this year. For more wedding photos, you can check out Loving Plans on Instagram or Facebook. If you are in the Bakersfield area and need an event service, feel free to message me on any social media, and get your free consultation! 

 

 

Starting an Event and Wedding Planning Business: Loving Plans

We are at the time of the year where love is in the air and weddings are everywhere!

If you don’t already know, your girl here has her own event and wedding planning business. That’s right, I know, cool huh? I knew that I wanted to become a party planner the day that I took one of those silly little career quizzes’s on Facebook. Turns out, it was right about me. Taking that silly little test was one of the best things that I could have ever done. I now own a small, local event and wedding planning business. Loving Plans is growing every single day.

Today’s blog post is going to be all about starting an event and wedding planning business. When I first started to look into starting Loving Plans, I had no idea where to start or what to do. I don’t want that to be you, I want you to go into this with at least some knowledge of what to expect. So, enough procrastinating, let’s get your business started!

First things first, before you start your business, make sure that event and wedding planning is something that you are passionate about. Yes, it is fun, but there is a lot behind the scenes that not a lot of people know quizzes. It’s not all glam and easy. There is a lot of sweat and hard work that goes into this business. Just something to keep in mind.

Now on to the good stuff!

When starting a party planning business, you have a couple of options. You can either take an online course to learn everything, or you can intern at local wedding planning businesses. Whatever floats your boat, I took an online course through U.S Career Institute. It was a go at your own pace course, it was an easy read, and the quizzes were perfect. If you can’t afford the course all at once, they do provide payment plans. Amazing, right? I love the choice that I made, I learned more than what an internship could teach me. If you don’t want to go this route, I would recommend interning at a local business.  This will not only give you the experience that you need, you will also be mentored by someone that has been through the ups and the downs. Both are great, no matter what you choose.

Picking out a business name

If you want to become a business owner, you have to pick out a name! When picking it out, you want to make sure that the name is not already taken anywhere, you don’t want to get in trouble for being a copycat. After you have picked out that perfect name, you want to make sure that you keep it. You need to file for a fictitious business name, the price will vary depending on your state. Here in California, it was $35 and I paid $20 to publish Loving Plans in a local newspaper.

Bank account

You will need a place to keep all your money that you earn from each job. The easiest way to go is to open a PayPal account. I love PayPal!

Build your vendor list 

A vendor list is important to have when you are building your clientele. When suggesting vendors to your clients, you want to make sure that you and your vendors have a great chemistry. If you don’t really know a DJ that well, and you tell your client that they are the best in town when they are not, that is going to fall back on you with a bad review. And no one wants a bad review when they are just starting out their business. So hit those bridal shows or business mixers and build that list!

Marketing

Time to create your website, social media, and business cards. Your website is a place where people can view your work, check out your prices, and leave reviews. You can share all of that on your social media, and we all know that marketing is basically social media anyway. Leave a business card wherever you go! This would also be a great time to be at a local bridal show, rent a booth and get your name out there!

Make that money!  

All that is left to do now is start making that money! Even if you have to work on tips alone just go gain some business, do it. It will be all worth it in the end, trust and believe.

I hope that this post was in any way helpful for you. Please feel free to share this on all of your social media and leave a comment! I will talk to you in the next blog post. Remember to stay confident. 

The Lovely Blogger Award!! 


Hello lovelies!!! I have been nominated for this award by the lovely Paigealiciabeauty! She has a wonderful blog, defiantly worth checking out! She is a great person and very helpful! Thank you so much for nominating me! I really appreciate all of the support you have given me! You are amazing!

The rules for award acceptance are: 

Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them (including a link to their blog). They must list the rules and post the blog award badge in the post.

They must add 7 facts about themselves.

They must nominate 15 other bloggers and notify them that they have been nominated.

7 facts about me !

  1. I am 22, my Birthday is April 15, 1993.
  2. My favorite color is pink.
  3. I love baking and decorating cupcakes!
  4. I am a lipstick hoarder.
  5. I have freckles
  6. I really want to start a beauty channel on YouTube.
  7. I love the smell of rain!

I nominate: 

 

Pink, Spice and Everything Nice

Beauty and Tidbits

RolasJournal

Beautify Brooke

I’m Jeanette

GlamOrange

Media and Makeup

Start with Style

It’s Blondie

WedBites

Beth’s Deluxe Flowers

Happiness is you

Beat Face Fridayy

Bethaly Love Beauty

Loves Anthem

I can’t wait to read your awards!!

 

 

 

 

Wedding Wednesday! 

 Hello my lovelies and welcome to Wedding Wednesday! I am so excited, this is my second time writing about my wedding and I have so much to update you about! I finally got my fiancé to settle on a date and he finished his guest list! 

Date: October 29, 2016

Theme: vintage 

Colors: pastel pink, light yellow and grey

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It’s going to be an outdoor wedding, so fingers crossed that the weather goes well. 

I may have found a venue for a great price. I am going on the 24th to check it out and hopefully put down a down payment. 

We have most of our guest list together, I am meeting with my bridesmaids this weekend to make sure I didn’t leave anyone out. 

Decoration wise I want to go with lots of fake pearls, old suitcases, empty picture frames, old books, vintage door knobs and maybe some skeleton keys!  

I am definitely going to go with the postcards for save the date and invitations! Here are a few pictures that I have repinned on Pinterest. If you want to follow me, I am constantly pinning all kinds of stuff! My name is Kelsey Provencio on there.  

  
 
I know this is kind of brave, but I am honestly thinking about making my own cake and cupcakes. I love baking and I love cake so why not do it myself! Plus I think it would same me so much money. 

I have a photographer, she is my aunt and she is amazing! You can check out some of her work Here. I also have a DJ and a florist! The florist is my grandma and she will also be the person to give me away at my wedding. Her link is Here, she has so many beautiful pieces! 

I still need to pick a date to go dress shopping, but I kind of have something in mind of what I want for myself and my girls. I also know that I will be wearing converse at my wedding because I will kill myself in heels! 

Well so far that is what I have!!! Hopefully next Wednesday I will have so much more to update you on. Thank you so much for reading my blog! Feel free to follow me, like and comment. Also if you would like to follow me on social media I would love that! I’ll ha e the links below. 

Twitter: Here

Instagram: Kelseydawnprovencio 

Snapchat: Kelseydawnyeaaa 

Xoxo 

Happy new year!!! 2016

Happy new year everyone!  I hope everyone had an amazing day! 2016 will bring so much adventure and great things. I have a good set of goals that I want to share. Every year I set a list of goals for myself l, write them all down and when I accomplish them I cross them off of my list. I am as realistic as possible, I set goals for myself that I know that I can push myself to reach. Every year I have managed to cross off most of my goals. 2015 has brought me a long way, I can’t wait to find out what 2016 has in store for me. So with out further a do, here is my goal list. 

  • My main goal is to get outside more and become more active and explore nature more. Life is too short to be inside and not enjoy the sunshine. 
  • Every year I set a goal of how much weight I want to loose and never accomplish it. I am always stressed out about my weight and end up gaining all of the weight that I planned on loosing. This year instead of writing a number down, I am going to focus more on being more active, eating better and working out. That way I can’t be disappointed and stressed out about not reaching my goal weight. 
  • I would like to make WordPress a big part of my life. I have always been a big fan of writing in journals, I love the way I feel after I write everything down. I love making lists, write about how I feel (good or bad) and most importantly writing down my goals for life. With WordPress I know that all of my thoughts can be together in one place and will always be here. I will spend a lot of 2016 making my site about me and my interests and I hope to get a few followers along the way. 
  • Last year I received my certificate in event and wedding planning, a couple of months ago I purchased a fictitious business name for my business I am starting. My goal is to make Loving Plans a success and a well know company. I want to be known as one of the best planners in town! With some hard work and sticking to my goals, I will achieve this. 

Last I want to say, don’t be afraid to go after what you want. Do what you love! Become the person you want to be. Try something new and lastly, have a great year!!