There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to planning a wedding, which is why many couples to a wedding planner to help bring their visions to life and ensure no detail is overlooked! From decoration help and coordinating with vendors to creating detailed timelines for your big day, having a skilled wedding planner on your team can be a huge relief!
If you’re unsure if you need a wedding planner or are simply looking to learn more about their skillset you’re in luck! We recently chatted with the dynamic duo, The Event Sisters to go over all things wedding planning.
Spoiler alert: they’re not actually sisters. Kate and Bri met while working together in Corporate America, and developed a strong friendship and love for all things weddings. Luckily for all of us, this led to them going into business together and now they help couples all over Vermont bring their wedding dreams to life! Learn more about Kate and Bri below
How did you get into the wedding industry?
Kate: As corny as this may sound, I have always loved LOVE and weddings. When I got engaged, I told my now husband, I want to be engaged for two years so that I can plan every little detail of our wedding myself and little did I know that there were so many details that I didn’t even think of! I could not have been more thankful to have had a Wedding Planner! She took the stress out of the planning so we could enjoy every moment, handled every hiccup that came up on our wedding day (we never even knew anything happened until after the fact) and made sure everything was executed perfectly. I decided to become a Wedding Planner because I love planning, design, organization, networking and because I want couples to feel like I felt on one of the most special days in their life…stress free and able to just take it all in.
Bri: My event planning career started in a former job doing corporate event planning. It gave me the experience and confidence to be able to multitask and execute events of all sizes – from micro, intimate parties to large, elegant affairs. Katie and I met while working in the corporate world and from there it’s history – we’ve been following our passion to planning and growing our business ever since!
How would you describe your style?
Our style is professional, approachable, and family oriented. We always (semi-seriously) joke with our clients that we will be part of the family by the time their wedding is over. In reality, we love to get to know what makes them tick. It allows us to know what types of other vendors and details are perfect for that couple, and how to make their day absolutely brilliant for them.
What inspires your work?
Kate: The couples I get the pleasure of working with. I love to get to know them and their families and truly understand their vision and see the smiles on their faces when it has all been brought to life. My kids also inspire my work. Wedding Planning is a passion of mine. While it is not my full-time job, I want to teach them that they can truly do anything they set their mind to and that doing something that brings you and others joy is so rewarding.
Bri: The feeling of success. Being able to help couples to pull off one of the biggest days of their lives, and ensuring that any problems that arise are taken care of. That smile at the end of the night says it all.
Any special tips for couples? (when it comes to wedding planning or a great wedding tip in general)
Don’t choose a Wedding Planner simply because they’ve worked at your venue before or because they have the most reviews. Every Wedding Planner has to work at a venue for the first time, and some purposely choose to keep the number of events they do each year to a smaller, more intimate number. Take the time to really get to know your Wedding Planner and make sure that you are a good fit. We spend a lot of time together leading up to your wedding day and making sure that your personalities work well together and that you can have fun and laugh together is so important!
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
Our favorite moment is when the couple arrives and sees that their vision has been brought to life. The smile that comes across their faces and the tears that come to their eyes, it fills our hearts to know that we played even a small role in their dream wedding day.
What’s your favorite thing to do in VT?
Kate: Love to go to the lake and boat with family and friends.
Bri: Kayaking any of the beautiful lakes and rivers in the state. I also love to check out many of the wonderful farmers’ markets in Vermont and the beautiful variety of local goodies you can find!
If you both had to choose another career, what would it be?
Kate: If I HAD to choose another career, I’d have to go with Interior Designer.
Bri: Lawyer – I love to deep dive into a topic, researching and analyzing every aspect to learn the ins and outs, and tend to like to argue my case.
What’s a fun fact about yourselves?
Kate: I have my degree in Criminal Justice and originally wanted to be an FBI Agent.
Bri: I am a licensed CPA. So outside of the wedding season, you can find me preparing tax returns and audits! (I know – sounds SUPER fun!!)
Thanks Kate and Bri for sharing your story with us! Check out their amazing work and wedding planning packages by visiting their profile in our Vendor Guide