I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nashville wedding planner, The New Eclectic, and they were fantastic! The day went by very smoothly, and they were extremely nice and all-around cool people! Professionalism is the most important thing when choosing vendors, but personality is a very close second. Alex and Izzi both have awesome personalities and are always a joy to work with! You can view their website here.
Hi! I’m Alex, and I am the owner and lead Nashville wedding planner at The New Eclectic. I started planning a little over 5 years ago, and my favorite part is the design aspect of all of it. Izzi joined the team around 3 years ago and has been a huge asset to me (and my sanity, ha!). We also have several assistants that rotate around depending on wedding size/scale.
After I planned my wedding several years ago, I had several people ask me to help design/help plan their wedding. At that point, I was super torn on what path I wanted to take career-wise. I always knew I wanted to do something design-related. Originally, I was thinking of interior design, which I still love and am super passionate about. Anyways, I decided to kind of jump in blindly to the wedding planning business. I learned a lot really quickly, and I’m so happy I jumped in!
Month Of Coordination, Design Planning, Full Planning, and Custom Design Boards
We can customize packages to fit any need! Obviously, our full planning is the most involved.
I don’t have a limit on meetings with Full Planning or Design Planning clients as long as everything is in reason!
Depends on the packages the couple chooses, but with full planning, all contracts pass through me to proof, but the client is ultimately the one signing and paying.
Typically I send along options that would be a good fit for the budget, the client looks them over, picks a favorite, and we go from there!
With Full and Design planning, I help pick design/wording for invites. I do not track RSVPS or mail invites for clients. I use a program that I give Full, and Design clients access to where they can easily track guests RSVPs, entree choices, etc. It also allows them to easily make a seating chart. When everything is in the program, it allows me to have access to the information I need as the day gets closer.
It depends on the size. There is always a lead planner and an assistant (unless the guest size is under 50 people).
Definitely! We do this for each package we offer.
I have worked over 100 at this point in some capacity.
Take and deep breath and figure it out. Stressing out never solved anything. I take the time I could waste stressing, and I handle it. Thankfully we haven’t ever had a true disaster (knock on wood).
No, I always refer clients to a travel agent if they need help with this.
Don’t stress, set a budget, and be flexible. A lot of times, people have a HUGE vision on a not so huge budget. There are still ways to make things fabulous without absolutely breaking the bank. Think about how you really want the day to feel when it’s all said and done, and make choices that will get you to that vision.