Angela is the owner of Events by Angela Smith and I am always in awe of the work that she does! She offers several packages to fit your needs and budget including Wedding Day Management, Partial Planning and Fill Service Planning. A planner is crucial for your wedding because it allows you and your friends and family to be fully present and in the moment on your wedding day and I believe that is priceless!
What is one thing couples should consider when hiring a wedding planner?
Beyond the basics like style and budget, I think it’s important for couples to consider the close relationship that they’ll develop with their wedding planner. Take advantage of complimentary consultations and really get to know who you’ll be working with. Do your personalities mesh? Do they understand your vision and put you at ease? You’ll spend more time with your planner than any other vendor so be sure to choose someone you really trust and connect with!
What do you wish you could tell all your couples?
Do your best to enjoy the process, not just endure it. Carve out some quality time to spend together where wedding planning is strictly off limits. It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture while making what feels like a thousand different decisions for your wedding day but remember that your relationship is what matters most. Prioritize each other and focus on the reason you’re planning in the first place!
What’s your favorite part of working with couples on their wedding day?
Professionally, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing months of hard work and planning finally come to life. I LOVE seeing couples (and their family members) enjoy their wedding day to the fullest because they aren’t concerned about who is going to set out their place cards, what time the cake is arriving, or where the musicians should set up. But personally, my favorite part is watching two people who I’ve come to know and care for start the next chapter of their lives. There’s usually a bittersweet moment right after the couple has been announced at the reception as Mr. and Mrs. where part of me feels a huge sense of accomplishment but the other part feels like a sappy empty nester!
What’s the best part of your job?
The relationships! Whether we work together for 2 months or 12 months, there’s a special friendship that forms with each client that lasts long after the wedding day. I love catching up with my couples and seeing them enjoy married life!
What do most couples not know you offer/can do?
A la carte/add on services such as planning the welcome party, rehearsal dinner, or even a post-wedding brunch. I love seeing couples make the most of their wedding weekend by spending as much time as they can with their loved ones (especially since the wedding day flies by!).
What else do you want your couples to know about working with you?
For me, wedding planning is not just a job but a passion. A passion that shines through in my work and I’m thankful for each couple who trusts the process and places their wedding day in my hands. There may be ups and downs along the way but I’ll be there every step not only as your wedding planner but as a friend who’s got your back!