We received a phone call from a wonderful couple, who’s names are Lily and Brian, about eight months prior to their wedding date. They lived in California and were planning a destination wedding in Scottsdale, AZ at the Phoenician Resort. Instinctually, they knew they needed a wedding planner to alleviate some of their wedding planning stress that all couples get, especially when planning from afar. I had a great time speaking with them and learning what they had in mind for their wedding. They were extremely organized and had an incredibly detailed and accurate budget created right from the beginning. As a wedding planner, I can not stress enough how important it is to create a budget or have your wedding planner create a budget for your wedding very early on. This helps every couple stay on track and allows the bride and groom to make smart choices for what they really need/want on their wedding day. This also helps determine guest count and how many people you are able to invite to your wedding with out going over budget.
Lily and Brian had a really fun group of guests, majority of them were younger and were friends of theirs that would be traveling from all over. Because of the age demographic of their guests, they knew they wanted a fun celebration with a DJ that had more of a club style rather than a wedding style. They were also able to center a lot of their communication with their guests through fun and tech savvy methods. All of their guests were invited and kept up to date digitally. There were no paper save the dates, invitations or RSVPs for this wedding. Keeping everything online made it easy for them to keep in touch with everyone with wedding weekend updates and it was a great way for them to save on expenses, no postage or paper products were needed.
We had a really great lineup of vendors (see below for details) to help make this day possible. Take a look at the stunning photos, captured by Bridgette Marie Photography:
Here is the outstanding line up of vendors that made this day all possible:
Venue: The Phoenician / Photographer: Bridgette Marie Photography / Wedding Planner: BTS Event Management / Florist: Flower Bar / Men’s Attire: Celebrity Tux and Tails / Cake: Piece of Cake / DJ: DJ Aaron Taylor / Hair and Make Up: Eric Jimenez