“Why Every Girl Should Hire a Wedding Planner” according to Kansas City bride, Heather Jacques

Here at Soirée Event Designs we get a lot of inquiries from brides who are totally capable of handling most of their wedding planning.  They are organized, have a vision for their day and have many family members and friends ready to help out in any way they might need. Soon after diving into their planning they come to the conclusion that planning a wedding can actually take a lot of their time and it can start to feel like a second job amongst their already busy schedules.  That’s where we come in. We want to be able to allow brides the time to celebrate their engagements and their upcoming marriage with full confidence that the wedding will be planned beautifully and according to their vision.  

Today one of our sweet brides, Heather Jacques, is sharing her input on why she has chosen to hire Soirée Event Designs to help her execute her vision for the wedding day and why she thinks every girl should consider doing the same.

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From Heather:

I think every girl dreams of the day they will be engaged and all the special moments their “big day” might hold. For me, I loved to dream and envision that magical moment that I prayed would happen someday.

Ryan and I got engaged on October 18, 2013. I loved being engaged but all the sudden I felt nervous, unprepared, unorganized  and unable to attain those hopes and dreams I had created in my head…because now it was REALLY happening. Decisions are easier made when they aren’t really real. 🙂

After only being engaged for two days, I knew that we needed a planner of some type. It was my Dad’s extra push that led us to a consultation with Madi Sanders from Soirée Event Designs. To be honest I was fearful of our first meeting. Would she be able to get a sense of my style? Would she understand the look we were going for our big day? Would she push ideas onto us? All the unknowns were floating around in my head.

But let me tell you what. I am so thankful for that day in October when my mom and I sat down with Madi. It was one of those moments when you meet someone and it all seems to good to be true. She was energetic, full of ideas (even better than my own!), organized and truly passionate about her job. We had an instant connection. So much so that immediately I could trust her with our BIG DAY.
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It’s only December and we’ve only met a handful of times but our wedding day is becoming so much of what I had envisioned with Madi’s help. She takes our ideas, finds vendors that have the perfect fit and all the while, is totally open to the things we want to do. If we have a dream, Madi makes it happen. I’ve been so pleased and stress-free (are you happy mr. right?). I’ve taken no time from my day job to make any boring vendor calls (which Madi adores), I haven’t had to schedule one meetings and most importantly, I get to choose how much we are involved. It has truly been the perfect fit for us.

Thinking of all the great things Madi is helping us do now, I am so happy knowing Ryan and I have had no stress or pressures and have really gotten to enjoy being an engaged couple. What’s even more exciting is that during our rehearsal and on the BIG DAY my mom, dad and bridesmaids get to sit back and take in the day with me instead of running around setting things up, organizing and coordinating people when are to start. I am so thankful we all get to enjoy that special day together!

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This process has been an enjoyable, exciting time and I definitely owe it all to Madi at Soirée Events Designs helping us achieve our wishes while listening to our special wants and needs and finding a way to make them all happen. We are blessed to be walking this journey with such a delightful person.

Heather and Ryan will be married on September 27, 2014 here in Kansas City.  We are so pleased to be helping them throughout this process and are so thankful that they are entrusting us with this special celebration. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you to see your wedding dreams come to life, please contact us at info@soireeeventdesigns.com for a complimentary consultation.

-Soirée Event Designs
All images from Ryan and Heather’s engagement session by Jeni Lewis of AOH Photography.
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