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: Finding that perfect photographer

When it comes to planning a wedding, I believe that having the perfect photographer is the most important vendor to have. Those memories are going to be shared for the rest of your life, each photo says a thousand words and shares a thousand stories. These are photos of one of the most important days of your life. That is why you need to make sure and find the perfect photographer! 

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When looking for the right photographer, it is very crucial to make sure that the style of the photographer’s photos is the style that you like. Great quality photos can also be quite pricey. If you go with a photographer just because they are cheap and not because you like their style, you may regret it later on down the road.

If you are meeting with photographers, you always want to ask for the different packages that they offer. Most photographers will usually customize the packages with your budget. Another great question to ask is if they offer a payment plan. Some photographers will work with you if they know that you are on a budget.

You also want to make sure that you mesh well with the photographer when you meet them. If you get a bad vibe or don’t feel as if they are reliable, get away while you still can. You don’t want to have to worry about them canceling on you at the last minute, or showing up late.

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One way to figure out if they are reliable is to get in contact with their previous customers. If the photographer has tagged them on Instagram, message them. Don’t be afraid to do your research!

If you are here in Bakersfield, I know a photographer that allows brides to make payments. Erin, with Vintage Roots Photography, also has very affordable and customizable packages starting at just $700. She also offers elopements, cherished moments, and bridal portraits. These are perfect if you are really on a budget, but want memories of your special day.

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You can find Erin on Facebook and Instagram. 

I hope that this post helped you out some!

All of these photos were taken by Vintage Roots Photography. 

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! 

 

 

Wedding Wednesday! 

Hello my lovelies! Today’s blog is going to be a little shorter than the rest. I haven’t done anymore planning yet. I did go to a bridal show this past weekend and had so much fun!! I won a couple of shirts that say hubby and wife, they are so cute! I did get a lot of business cards and fliers.  I do plan on making my own cake and cupcakes, so instead of having a normal bachelorette I think I am going to have all of my girls help with the baking and decorating. Does that sound like a good idea? I think it would make the cake so much more special. I will be going to look and hopefully put a deposit on the venue this weekend. I will be posting pictures on Twitter @kelseydawnprov1 if you follow me, you can get the inside scoop! Well that is all for this blog, I hope you all enjoyed! I want to hear about wedding plans that you have in mind! 

Love you all! Xoxo 

 

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