When to Hire a Wedding Designer

I wanted to talk about a question I have been getting a lot of lately. During the wedding planning process, when is the best time to hire me?


The best time to bring me on as your wedding designer is actually before any of the planning starts. Some people book their venue first and that works too. However, you can also book me to help you find the right venue for you. That is such a big part of the design of your wedding after all. During your design meeting we cover a lot. First, we start with several questions to determine the style and mood that you want your wedding to be based on you and your fiancé's personalities. I go through every detail of your wedding including

  • color palette selection
  • paper goods
  • ceremony design
  • cocktail hour design
  • seating chart
  • overall reception design
  • personal flowers and decorative flower inspiration
  • reception tablescape
  • dessert table design
  • details (signage, installations, backdrops...etc.)
  • favor  
  • fashion (bride,groom, bridal party).

Once we meet I prepare a design look book for you to use as a guide throughout the planning process. You will take this with you to your vendor meetings to show all of your vendors the look of your wedding and the inspiration I have prepared for you. This will help you to have a cohesive wedding that all works together to create the look and feel that we want to achieve. During your design meeting I also serve as a sounding board for ideas you have or Pinterest pins you are trying to work through. This is why it is a more successful process if you bring me on in the beginning stages of planning instead of in the middle or end. If you have any questions about my design process or are interested in booking a Design Session with me I would love to chat with you! Click on the let's work together link. I am booking sessions in Jacksonville, Tampa and the surrounding areas.

Photo by Alex Michele Photography