The next two Vendor Features are ones you DON’T want to miss out on! I asked some questions of my favorites Courtney, of Breezy Day Weddings and her sweet sister Heather, of Breezy Day Florals! I haven’t been quiet about how much I love working with these two, and it’s not just because their are amazing humans, they are EXTREmely talented! Feel free to share this post with those you know are recently or soon to be engaged and wedding planning! First up, meet Courtney!
What got you into Wedding Planning?
I have always been the type to have several jobs at once (restaurants, catering companies, coffee shops, dog walking, etc…) I was in college and a friend of a friend needed help with her wedding coordinating company. I took a shot assisting with her and continued throughout college. I never knew what I wanted to do as a career and I definitely didn’t think it would be in wedding planning, but I absolutely love it! So to be honest, I came into the wedding industry by accident. 😉
What is your favorite part about your work?
I love the work-aspect of coordinating a wedding. It is a long day, but the day always goes by so quick! It is never boring, full of love and happiness and of boy is it beautiful & FUN! What a treat that I get to be a small part of a couple’s most important day. I always get goosebumps when I fluff a Brides dress and send her down the aisle. I also love walking into an empty reception space at the beginning of a wedding day and working with the different vendors to transform it into the couples dream space! Seeing everything come together seamlessly is the best feeling!
What are three reasons why future marrieds should hire a Wedding Planner?
1. To have a helping hand for advice and questions throughout the planning process. 2. To relieve stress that final week and of course on the rehearsal and wedding day. 3. So that family and friends do not have to work on the wedding day (ex. by setting up decor, greeting vendors, etc…) All family and friends can be guests, as they should be. Same thing goes with clean up at the end of the night. 😉
What have you found that people don’t understand about the importance of outsourcing planning a wedding?
Well, in the World we live in, I honestly think think that a couple can plan their wedding pretty easily. Yes, it is expensive, and stressful and is probably the biggest thing they have do so far in their life. But with websites such as The Knot, Wedding Wire, attending bridal shows, and talking to friends who have gotten married, they are able to plan the bulk of the day. I book weddings up to a year prior to the day. The moment you send that initial email to us, you have us as a resource: Vendor recommendations, advice, timeline help, diagram design, just someone to talk to when you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed about the planning. The most important thing is that even if you plan every detail of your wedding perfectly, there is no way you can coordinate it on the actual wedding day! That’s when Breezy Day takes over – we execute all your visions and details! When you arrive to the wedding venue, all I set and complete – ready to celebrate you BOTH! 🙂
What is your FAVorite thing about working with your sister?
Because we have grown up together, we have the same values and beliefs. We understand each other and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses as well as how to be around each other 😉 I also think that Breezy Day has brought us closer together! It is really fun talking about our future plans of the company and to think back to 5 years ago when it was all just an idea. When we were younger, we were not as close, and I am so happy that weddings and the Breezy Day has made us truly best friends, I know that should would do anything for me and will always have my back! I am really blessed. 🙂
What is a random fun fact about you, that you may not share much online?
I was a music major in college – I can play a few instruments (not that well! hehe) & I still sing in a community choir in Point Loma.
What has been your favorite venue to work at in the greater San Diego area?
I have several favorite venues, but my ultimate FAV is The Thursday Club <3
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
My goal is for a couple to enjoy every moment of the wedding day experience and to always be smiling! The entire wedding planning process should be Easy & Breezy 😉 xoxo