Where do I start? My new fairy Godmother...does that still apply even though Courtney is younger than me?! Absolutely! I don't know how I could've planned a wedding in 4 months without her! Did I ever think I would use a wedding planner...never! I'm glad we were put in touch with one another (shout out to Sarah Arnold) so I could hear what she had to offer!
From the beginning, Courtney was obsessed with all of my ideas and calmed my fears of planning an out-of-state wedding in just a few short months. She handled everything from timelines, vendor suggestions & meetings, keeping my budget on track, offering ideas consistent with our theme, etc, etc, etc. There are so many decisions to make while planning a wedding, and Courtney really helped to guide me through it all.
I had some random ideas and requests, and she pulled through with every.single.one.of.them. For example, since moving to the South, I have developed this odd obsession with cotton stems and wanted to somehow implement them with the flowers. I mentioned it to Courtney, and kind of thought maybe she forgot about it, because we never really talked about it again. On the wedding day, she told me she had a surprise before she brought us in to see the completed room set-up...she brings us in and there are freakin' cotton stems intertwined with the greenery on the dinner tables! C'mon!!
She was on top of EVERYTHING. We had a couple of issues with the reception venue, and she faced them all head on. She made sure every detail was perfect...not because I was telling her to, but because she genuinely cared about my husband and I having the best day of our lives.
Some words to describe Courtney: Professional. Polished. Intelligent. Classy. Sweet. Motivated. Personable. Genuine. Enthusiastic. Organized.
I could go on and on about the numerous times I thanked myself for using Courtney...yes, I am actually tooting my own horn for hiring her ;) If you're on the fence about whether or not you need/want a wedding planner, my advice is to JUST DO IT. Planning a wedding is a stressful time, and Courtney is there to take a lot of that stress away so you can just enjoy it!