I am so excited to be sharing Key Event Planning on my Feature Friday! I had stumbled across Nicolle’s website and I read more about what she does. As soon as I read a little about what she does and why she does it… I knew I had to share it with you! She is an expert on how to make weddings happen! When I asked her to chat with me about wedding planning and be featured, she was all for it. YAY! She shares her advice on what you need to make sure your day runs smoothly and what some brides overlook when they create their budget. She is very selective with her clients, so make sure you contact her soon if you are interested in booking her because she books up fast!
1. Tell us a little about Key Event Planning?
I am the owner/lead designer of Key Event Planning. We are an event planning company specializing in coordinating weddings and all of life’s milestones. We celebrated our first year in business on November 1, 2014. Our office is based in Leduc, but our work takes us all over the central Edmonton Region, our gorgeous Rocky Mountains and the Caribbean!
2. What made you want to become a wedding planner?
I have been planning events for the past 10 years. From corporate events, fundraisers, celebrations and weddings, I did it all and it is a passion of mine that runs deep. After dabbling in wedding planning for a few friends (and loving it!),I was encouraged by my husband to take the leap and start my own business, so in January 2014 I started the process of building my business.
3. How many wedding clients do you take on in a year? How far in advance do you suggest brides book you?
Right now I take on between 6-10 weddings per year. I am very selective with the clients I take on, as this is a very personal business. The connection between the bride and groom and I is very important, as we have a long time to work together. I suggest to all my couples the sooner the better, when you get engaged, you should be booking a wedding planner ASAP!
4. Being a wedding planner, what do you find brides often overlook when they are creating their own wedding budgets?
This is a tough one, as it depends on the couple. Most often I see brides underestimating the cost of the décor, including florals.
5. What is one piece of advice you can give brides to make their wedding day run smoothly?
Regardless if you hire a wedding planner or not, you need to make a wedding day timeline for all people involved in the wedding (Bridal Party, Parents, Ushers, etc). This will help everyone to know where they need to be at what time! This will save many headaches, and numerous phone calls with questions about who, what, where, when.