Sarah & Edgard's Dreamy Telluride Elopement

Sarah & Edgard's Dreamy Telluride Elopement

Sarah & Edgard's Dreamy Telluride Elopement

When Sarah reached out to me and told me she wanted to get married at the top of Telluride Mountain with seven guests in attendance I almost fell out of my chair. Not only had I never been to Telluride (some native huh?) but how romantic, intimate and freaking perfect! For Sarah and Edgard’s April first nuptials we booked the STUNNING San Sophia Overlook. We kept the design simple and let these large arrangements by Emma Lea Floral and that view speak for itself. The couple was married by the amazing officiant Phil Gallager, who kept the couple laughing through freezing cold temperatures and trying to get the rings on the couples bright red fingers. The whole mountain had been cleared of skiers and was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. It was beyond perfect! After they said “I do” the family head down the gondola and enjoyed a culinary experience at The Cosmopolitan Telluride. “I never thought she would be getting married in snow boots,” Sarah said. Which is no shocker coming from the mouth of an Austin, Texas girl, “But she is so thankful she did!”

Now check out these breathtaking photos by Wild Jasmine Photography

The Different Types of Wedding Planners

The Different Types of Wedding Planners

It’s funny how often I get the questions “So what exactly do you do”? I am a Full Service Wedding Planner so I do a heck of a lot of things but not all wedding planners are created equal. Here is a little break down of the different types of wedding planners and a general description of their jobs!

Full Service Wedding Planner: To give you the long and short it is a Full Service Coordinators job to handle all things wedding for their couples. Our Full Service Package includes: Designing the look and feel of your wedding, Hotel accommodations & room block set up, Budget management & tracking of payments, Contract review of all vendor contracts, RSVP tracking & management, Coordination of all vendors & rentals, Unlimited consultation, emails, & phone correspondence, Attendance at all necessary vendor meetings, the final walkthrough & ceremony rehearsal, Creation of a detailed timeline for the day of the wedding and obviously day of coordination and assistance the entire day of the wedding. This is just a quick description but we truly do so much more. If you have a budget where you can spring for a Full Service Coordinator you will NOT regret it! We will save you money and time on the tedious things you would hate doing.

Month Of Coordinator: This is the type of planner that will step in one month from the wedding. This type of planner will step in at your final walk through and ask all of the tough questions you may never have thought to ask. With our Month Of Coordination package we are in correspondence with our brides through the whole process and are always here to answer questions or recommend vendors.

Day Of Coordinator: A Day of Coordinator is someone who steps in only on the day of the wedding to make sure that the day goes smoothly and that the day continues moving forward. They are supposed to know all the details and make sure the couples needs are met! We don’t offer this service because we don’t believe that its enough, so our Month Of Coordination package is our version!

Venue Coordinator: It is the Venue Coordinators job to make sure the venue is taken care of! Most venues come with this service but it is not their job to create your timeline, set up and tear down personal items, or coordinate deliveries and other vendors. There are times when this may seem like a comprehensive service when signing a contract with the venue but often this is something that will let brides down in the end. Don’t be disappointed and hire a Day Of or Month Of Coordinator to assist you in planning those details that aren’t just about the venue!

Planning a wedding is hard work but we are pretty damn good at is! Let Promise Event Planners create the best day of your life. You wont regret spending money on the extra help!

Check out all of our packages and what they include here!

Anna & Jordan's American Beauty Ralph Lauren Inspired Wedding

Anna & Jordan's American Beauty Ralph Lauren Inspired Wedding

Anna & Jordan's American Beauty Ralph Lauren Inspired Wedding

I love a bride that comes at me with a full force vision! The first time I chatted with this San Fransisco darling she said she was going for Ralph Lauren meets American Beauty meets the Colorado mountains.She wanted big red roses, leather, and country ruggedness with touches of softness (See the tumbleweed tent installation when you scroll down through the amazing photos by Sara Lynn Photography). Anna and Jordan were married at Keystone Ranch Golf Course Last September! They had a first look that was too sweet for words and full of tears from everyone involved, especially the groom (and me)!

Enough of my blabbing check out all these amazing photos!

How to Select A Wedding Planner

How to Select A Wedding Planner

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So you have a wedding to plan, who are you going to let plan the best day of your life? Picking your wedding planner is the big first step in your planning process and it is so so important. Here are the ways we think you should pick your go to girl for the job!

Do You Have a Connection?: Did you guys click? This person is going to be your very best friend for the next year, so it is important that you like them as a person! Do they seem positive, trustworthy, share your same sense of humor, and have similar taste as you? I am a huge vibes person and I think you can tell very early on whether there is a connection between two people or not! This is so necessary when selecting YOUR Wedding Planner.   

Have You Seen Some of Their Past Events? Did you LOVE them or were they not really your style? This is critical! Seeing your planners past events is a portfolio of what they have created and what are capable of! Planners often have specialties as well! Like Promise Event Planners style is modern and non traditional. If country rustic is your style we may not be a perfect fit! Which is okay! Checking out styled shoots from your wedding planner is another way to really see their design style shine. When planners are planning a styled shoot they are usually thinking out of the box and that’s what you really want to see!

Do They Have Strong Vendor Relationships? Do they network with wedding professionals often? Do they have close vendor friends? Do they have solid relationships that could potentially save you time and money? If the answer is yes then this is a definite plus for you! If your wedding planner has strong relationships within the industry they will be able to match you as the client with your perfect vendor! It is our job as planners to do our research and know the vendors who are the best of the best! This will save you lots of research time and potentially money along the way!

How Do They Like to Communicate? If you like to Communicate via Phone and Your Planner prefers in person meetings or emails it may not be the perfect fit. If you don’t communicate in the same ways it may mess up response times and make things take longer than they should. That is never fun, especially not during the crunch time of planning a wedding!

Can They Answer Your Questions? Answering all of your wedding related questions should be part of your planners expertise in the industry. I mean we are only people and don’t know EVERYTHING there is to know but your planner should be ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. One of my favorite answers is “I’m not sure about that, but let me figure it out!

Do You Like Their Personal Style? Personal style is a big part of the overall style of the planner and the events that they produce! Did they show up in an outfit that was professional but still them? Did you love their snakeskin boots? Do they shop in the stores you like? Most planners are versatile and can create amazing design that may not exactly match their personal style, but it can tell you a lot about your planners style when it comes to design!

Do you feel comfortable with the next steps? The timeline and process of wedding planning can be super confusing! Did they explain next steps and how things would go along the way? Do you feel comfortable with this or like you are still in the dark? It is always a good idea to ask your planner next steps and exactly how this long process will go month to month and week to week!

We know how important choosing your wedding planner is and we hope this helped you! Do we seem like a perfect fit? We would absolutely love to meet you! Schedule your free consultation with us today!

10 Behind The Scenes Things a Wedding Planner Does

10 Behind The Scenes Things a Wedding Planner Does

  1. We Put Out Fires: We’ve had the best man forget the rings, a father of the bride forget the wedding cake in the car overnight, and guests having sex in a venue bathroom. We have literally seen it all and guess what…the couple didn’t know about a thing about it until well after the wedding. We worry about, and handle (y’all know Im bossy!) these things so you don’t have to!

  2. We Have an Emergency Kit That We Bring With Us Everywhere: I have been to so many wedding and seen some pretty bad things happen where certain items could have fixed everything! That is why we have our Emergency Kit! Did your dress rip? We have safety pins and a sewing kit! Did you forget to eat all day? We have protein bars! Hair coming loose? We have allll the bobby pins. We have created this kit after witnessing many a wedding tragedy so we know what is needed! We carry this kit around with us everywhere so you dont have to!

  3. We Deal With Drama: Family issues and drama can get super messy when emotions are high. Who’s paying for what? Who’s sitting where? and I once had an aunt of the bride refuse to not sit at the head table. We deal with these situations so you don’t have to!

  4. We Take On Stressful & Tedious Tasks For You: You have enough to deal with when planning for the best day of your life so leave the stressuful and tedious things to us. Do you really want to sit down and pack and address all your save the dates and formal invitations after working a 10 hour day? Probably not. How about stuffing welcome bags for your 200 guests? Probably not, but we will happily do those things for you!

  5. We Make Sure You Get What You Were Promised: The wedding planning process surprisingly has quite a bit of contracts and legal jargon. Not only do we read over all your contracts for you, but we keep them in your file and make sure you get what you were promised on the big day!

  6. We Pin Bouts and Bustle Dresses: These may seem like little things but it is the little things that make the biggest difference! We are professional bout pinners (Especially my amazing assistant Kate!), expert bouquet carriers, and we are there to bustle your dress when your mom and your girls have had to much wine and forgot about it. We’ve got your back boo!

  7. Storage, Transport, Heavy Lifting: We have lots of out of state brides making the trek to Colorado to say I do! One of our many jobs is to store and transport all of your personal items for you! Some brides will ship things directly to my house for me to store until their wedding day! If you are an in state bride we collect all of your personal items the night before at your ceremony rehearsal so that burden is off your hands! We also do the same for you at the end of the night! Once all the guests are gone we pack up everything for you and deliver it to your hotel or designated car! I think this is the biggest perk when hiring a planner!

  8. We Keep the Day Moving Forwards: Not only do we create a master timeline for your day but we also make sure to keep the wedding day moving according to that schedule! We are constantly checking in with the DJ, Caterer, Venue Staff, just about everyone to make sure things are happening just when they should be

  9. We Are Always Thinking Ahead and Thinking Logistically: Some of your amazing ideas or the things you see on pinterest might seem perfect but logistically don’t make sense. We’ve been around the block a few times and know when things will work and when they wont

  10. We Come Early and Stay Late: We are always the first to arrive on site and the last to leave! We have been at venues at 3 am making sure everything is packed, picked up, and our couples don’t receive any unnecessary charges from their venue!

This is a short list of what Promise Event Planners provides with all of our packages but this isn’t all we do! Check out our Wedding Planning Packages and see what package would be perfect for your big day!

Promise Event Planners offers a variety of services in Colorado, including