Updated: Jun 14
If you're a nontraditional couple looking to host an intentional, Wedding, you've come to the right place. Planning your special day can be overwhelming, but don't worry, Purple Door Planning (PDP) is here to guide you every step of the way.
At PDP, we're committed to creating weddings that are a true reflection of your unique style and preferences. We are proud to be among the leading, nontraditional wedding, planners, and we are excited to share our top tips for finding the perfect planning partner for your wedding weekend.
"Research like a boss": Don't just settle for the first planner that pops up on Google. Dig deep into their reviews, awards, and portfolios to get a sense of their expertise and style. Look for testimonials from real couples who have worked with them to ensure they have a proven track record of success.
"Set up a coffee date (or virtual happy hour)": Once you've narrowed down your list of potential planners, schedule a consultation to get to know them better. Whether you meet in person or virtually, this is your chance to ask questions, share your vision, and make sure your personalities mesh. After all, you'll be spending a lot of time together in the coming months!
"Money talks": Let's get real – wedding planning can be expensive. Be upfront about your budget with your planner from the get-go, so they can help you prioritize and allocate funds accordingly. Don't be afraid to discuss costs and fees openly and honestly. A good planner will respect your financial boundaries and work within them.
"Be a vision board boss": Your wedding should be a reflection of you and your partner's unique style and personality. Share your vision and expectations with your planner early and often, and don't be afraid to get specific. From color palettes to decor details, the more info you provide, the better equipped your planner will be to bring your vision to life.
And as for the "don'ts":
"Don't settle for less": Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you deserve nothing but the best. Don't settle for a planner who doesn't share your vision or who doesn't listen to your needs. Keep searching until you find the right fit for you.
"Don't forget to have fun": Wedding planning can be stressful, but it can also be a lot of fun. Don't forget to take breaks, enjoy the process, and celebrate your love along the way. With the right planner by your side, you'll be able to relax and enjoy the ride.
"Don't ignore your gut": If something doesn't feel right with a particular planner, listen to your intuition. You want to work with someone whom you feel comfortable with, who listens to your needs, and who has your best interests at heart. If you have doubts or hesitations, keep searching until you find the right fit.
"Don't forget the big picture": While it's important to focus on the details, don't lose sight of the big picture. Remember that your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other. Make sure your planner is aligned with your values and priorities, and that they understand what's most important to you. Read this insightful article to help dial into what you want and don't want on your wedding day.
"Don't procrastinate": Planning a wedding takes time, and it's never too early to start. Don't wait until the last minute to book a planner or start making important decisions. The earlier you start, the more options you'll have, and the less stress you'll experience. Plus, with more time to plan, you'll be able to enjoy the process and savor every moment.
At Purple Door Planning, we believe in creating unique and unforgettable weddings that reflect the personalities and vision of our clients. Our team of dedicated planners works closely with the best event partners to bring your dream wedding to life. Our priority is to make the planning process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, which is why we only take on one wedding per weekend to ensure our undivided attention to each client.
We understand that choosing a wedding planner is a significant decision, but with our expertise and attention to detail, you can rest assured that your special day is in good hands. By following our do's and don'ts, you can increase your chances of finding the perfect planner for you.
If you're looking for intentional and non-traditional weddings that stand out, Purple Door Planning is the ideal choice. We're currently scheduling consultations for 2023 and 2024, so don't wait too long to secure your date with us. Contact us today and let's start planning the wedding of your dreams together!