Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Company: Behind The Scenes Inc
Years in Business: Since 2002
What do you specialize in (Day of Coordination, Full Service Design…)? We specialize in Full Service Wedding Coordination. I do day of also, but we love full service best. It really allows us to get to know the brides, learn the way they think and it helps us to produce a beautiful and carefree wedding for our brides.
What are your three favorite sources of wedding inspiration? I still go through all kinds of wedding magazines, I also love blogs, and brides themselves are the best resource! We have brides that love theme weddings so it’s a fantastic challenge for us to find the things she needs to really let her guests know the theme also!
What made you get started in wedding planning? I used to plan corporate events and the company that I worked with downsized and a lot of us got laid off. I had already helped to plan some co-workers and friends’ weddings and I thought that it was a prime time to see if I could really plan a wedding. Then it got to the point that I found out that I was good at designing weddings and coordinating all of the aspects. Not to mention the benefit of happy brides!
What is one thing in your office that you could not live without, technology excluded?
My radio! Hands down, I need that background music to keep me going. Sometimes is soft music just for noise background and sometimes is get up and dance music to keep me going!
If you could make one recommendation to a new planner, what would it be?
Before you take on a client – have your ducks in a row as far as your planning process.