Anna Paschal Photography | Courtney + Brian’s Grove Park Inn Wedding
Today, my dear friend, Kasey, owner and designer of Confetti Grey, is sharing her thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. Kasey is definitely my right hand gal and is our in house paper supplier for all LPW brides. She is so wonderfully creative, accommodating, and a total sweetheart. I just love her to death even though we have never actually had the pleasure of meeting in person (living in different states!!).
The last thing that I was doing on the night before my wedding was showing the reception venue how I wanted the menus and favors to look on each table. It was 11pm before I arrived home. I still boil inside when I think about their response to my seemingly erratic state, “relax, it’s going to look beautiful no matter how it’s laid out”. Right. Riiiight. I spent months of my time, thousands of (my father’s) dollars, came in the night before my wedding, and you want to “wing it”. The last thing that I was thinking on the night before my wedding was, “I should have spent the damn money on a wedding planner who wouldn’t let them do this to me”.
And so, I became one – or I thought I would. I remembered every last detail that had gone wrong, and remembered every last detail that had gone right, or could have gone better, and I tasked it, for each bride, that she would never have the same stress-inducing experience. Unfortunately, that meant that I was going to have the stress-inducing experience for them. It takes a special kind of person to be patient (think screaming bride), friendly (think screaming mother of the bride) and still steadfast. This wasn’t me. I found a facet of the wedding industry that I loved so incredibly much that I actually found patience – paper.
Most of our brides have found us through referrals, Etsy or Pinterest. Then last year we decided that the best business relationship someone in the paper biz might have is the actual wedding planner – the hub of all things in the wedding industry, a light in the storm that is, well, planning a wedding. When Leigh reaches out to us with a new client, I can’t help but get excited because there’s another person who understands the etiquette, the proofing process and the value and importance of beautiful paper. We work together to design something custom for each bride, something tailored to the bride’s vision and yet still within budget.
To date, Leigh and Confetti Grey have worked together on countless weddings, many recently published in some of our favorite wedding blogs. She is that woman, who somehow manages to keep the professionalism alive in an insanely crazy industry. I have never had the pleasure of meeting her, and I have never met any of her brides. Still I can say, with strong conviction…that I wish she had planned my wedding.
Side Note – And let me tell you, if you want to get published (a.k.a. see yourself sparkling, on your most-gorgeous day ever, with everyone else looking fairly decent too…) Leigh is the person to make it happen. I get excited every time that I see her share a special piece of a bride’s wedding paper as it’s being laid out, and even more excited when I see the photographs in print! It’s a feeling like no other, to have other brides swoon over how beautiful your wedding was.