They’ll get you every time!

So you LOVE Peonies. Who doesn’t? BUT, did you know if they’re out of season those dollars will add up fast? Buying flowers out of season in any region of the Country will put a pinch in your budget. So plan smart! Have to have those Peonies, marry at the right time. (Here’s an additional piece of advice: Does your Fiancee have a Golf trip or his College Homecoming the same time every year? Is your Mom and Dad’s 30th Anniversary coming up? Pay attention to the upcoming Calendar year, prior to booking your date). You’re welcome! We love ya!

Janet, Michelle and Zoë

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Wedding Flowers for Every Season

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What it is and What it’s not!

Check out the Newest and Hottest
thing in Wedding Planning

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WHAT IT IS!
Your LIVE version of a wedding planner binder
Interactive ideas on developing your Wedding Personality”
Step by Step to planning a successful wedding
Tips on how to SAVE money!
Tips on how to BUDGET
Champagne and Dessert Sampling
Hosted by 3 Wedding Professionals

WHAT IT IS NOT!

A Bridal Show
We love our vendors and appreciate them very much however there is a time and place for them and this is not the place.

A Sales Pitch to Hire a Wedding Planner
We love planners, heck we are planners but we are NOT here to give you a sales pitch on why you should hire us or anyone. We’re here to walk you through the ENTIRE planning process, answer your questions and give you ALL the planner information
you would need as if you DID hire us!

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We hope you’ll join us!
Your Friends in the Planning Trenches,
Janet, Michelle and Zoë
prep2wed.com
for Workshop Dates and Venue Locations
(You do not have to get married at any Host location!)
learn@prep2wed.com
480. 382. 9369

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What’s this all about?

You’re doing what???

We get this question a LOT so here goes some explaining….

There are a small percentage of couples that consider hiring a wedding planner

There is a LARGE percentage that do NOT and that’s where we come in to help.

Prep2wed offers those brides/couples an affordable option to streamline

the wedding planning process

We are a walking, talking version of a wedding binder

with an interactive workshop for couples to ask questions

bounce ideas and basically bring their wedding binder to life!

We GIVE them a functional BUDGET worksheet to keep them on track

We GIVE couples the questions to ask vendors during the interview process

We GIVE them the reality of  PINTEREST and DIY projects

We GIVE them the tools to create a realistic timeline come wedding day

We GIVE them what they need to make their day as seamless and stress free as possible

That is what Prep2wed is all about…won’t you join us and help spread the word?

*photo courtesy of Cyndi Hardy Photography

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Planning a Wedding.…one of Life’s Biggest Expenditure!

Planning a Wedding is one of Life’s Biggest Expenditures…

We all know the research that goes into buying a house, a new car, a motorcycle, a horse, a boat or heck, even a diamond ring…

And yet, what about the learning curve and research that should go along with planning, making and paying for a wedding;

one of the biggest expenditures you’ll make as a couple?

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Head scratch.

Any one can hire a DJ or a photographer.

That’s doable…the puzzle, the process, where the difficulty comes in,

is with regard to budgeting and putting all those pieces together; vendors and otherwise.

Here’s a test: Let’s take the universe of venues and options and whittle that down….(in Phoenix that 600+ options)…

That process in and of itself, could be enough to turn anyone off (of) wedding planning, but that’s just the start of hiring and just some of the research you need to do; so let’s say, now that you’ve done that, answer these questions:

How many Guests did you guarantee for?

Did you get vegetarian/gluten-free and/or diabetic meals and pricing?

Did you negotiate kids’ meal pricing?

Did you negotiate the pricing for your vendors meals?

Does your p/person cost include gratuity?

Does your p/person cost include appetizers?

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OK….right…STOP. Because. WHAT? 

See, these are just a few of the questions you should be asking of your venue/catering manager and that you need to understand.

We suggest learning all you can about HOW the process works and which steps should come and in which order. Do the same research you’d do if you were buying a car…and we can help:

In one 4-hour session, in a fun and educative environment,

we can help you keep mistakes at a minimum

and teach you all you need to know about how to move forward in planning your big day!

www.prep2wed.com

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Engaged? What’s Your Next Step…

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So you’re engaged. Awesomesauce (to use the vernacular)…

You want a Wedding Planner or maybe you just presumed you couldn’t afford one. It’s true; we’re not cheap (well, at least the really good ones aren’t). So what do you do; what can you do?

Spend 4-hours in a Prep2wed Workshop and get up to speed, that’s what! Girls just wanna’ have fun and we’re no exception; our presentation, our rooms at various Wedding Venues and our information will blow your mind! For 1 fee, you’ll get all the help you could need from 3-World Class Wedding Planners (a Three-Fer), and if you still want to work with one of us after the fact, you can through our Virtual Planning Service), which is also a super affordable option.

Don’t reinvent the wheel.

Don’t go it alone.

Don’t depend on a website or a book. We’re here for you! And whatever you do, don’t run out and start hiring people. Take your time; it’s a process. (We provide vetted event professionals as well, with your take-home items)…

Workshops start January 20. There’s another on January 30 and February 9th. Three great Wedding Venues (if you haven’t chosen one yet); just choose the location that’s closest to you. You may find the Venue of your dreams.

Email us learn@prep2wed.com

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The Top 10 Reasons you’re going to LUV-LUV-LUV Prep2wed workshops!

10. Not a Bridal show

9. You enjoy a really pretty room for 4 hours (plus, you’ll touch, see, hear, smell and taste)

8. Tour with an amazing Venue Representative

7. Interactive with Q & A

6. Champagne and Snacks (because every Girl has a need)

5. Gifts for you (no further explanation needed)

4. Design, Décor and Color ideas for days and days, just at your fingertips

3. 3 wedding planners at your disposal

2. Girl time! Talking about weddings is really fun – especially when it’s yours!

And the #1 Reason you’ll LUV this workshop?

The cost; you can’t have this much fun and get this much information for less

Registration is open for our January 20 and January 30 Workshops www.prep2wed.com

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Will your Wedding be Memorable for the Right Reasons?

This short-list of catastrophes could have been avoided….courtesy of our Florists, DJ, Photographer and Planner friends: Read and learn!

  • Never got their marriage license
  • Hired a grocery store florist and they were 90 minutes late delivering
  • Never confirmed their Proof of Insurance|Certificate of Liability for the Venue
  • Never considered the travel time from the Hotel to the Venue prior to the wedding
  • Never considered how their personal items were going to get home (back to the hotel; gifts, ceremony items, etc.)
  • Went over their paid contracted time by 2 hours and got upset when the Photographer refused to stay any longer (without a $250 per hour charge)
  • Their caterer ran out of food—Staff and many of their Guests didn’t get dinner
  • There was no Bartender—and then there was no ice (at 90 degrees outside)
  • Dad complained that the line for the Bar looked pretty “Ghetto” after he’d been warned more than once to hire at least 2 bartenders
  • Her heel broke walking down the aisle (she didn’t want to “spend any money” on her shoes—the ones she wore were Vintage)
  • Her best friend did her hair (with no prior trial)
  • Her best friend did her makeup (ditto)
  • Her family member promised to do her Hair and then….changed his mind, deciding she was on her own
  • Her family member took off with the Family’s rented limo
  • Their dogs crapped all over their backyard as they roamed about and there was no one to clean it up throughout the day—although Dad did pitch in. Once.
  • The Bride promised the house would be cleaned. It wasn’t. (yuck!)
  • Not. One. Thing. Started on schedule. Or. Went. As. Planned.

Read enough? Prep2wed. It’s all on you, otherwise….

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