A seasoned wedding planner has seen it all: The good, the bad and the ugly. While it may be tempting to trust your BFF to design your wedding, buyer beware. It takes more than a good eye to orchestrate a grand party, and you only get one chance at having a dream wedding.
True pros—including these Utah-based experts—execute ranch weddings without the hillbilly, city weddings without the traffic and winter weddings without the frostbite. What makes a wedding work and what doesn’t? Wedding planners Chris Lavoie, Amanda Hansen and Karley Parker reveal their secrets for wedding-day success.
Planner: Karley Parker
Bio: Karley Parker is the Account Executive of Social Events at Scenemakers, a branch of Modern Expo & Events. She has a background in floral design, creates art on the side and loves to bring her client’s vision to life.
UB&G: What’s your favorite day-of wedding planner weapon?
PARKER: Binder, water, comfortable shoes and sunscreen.
UB&G: What’s a favorite wedding of yours from the last year?
PARKER: Savannah and Bridger are an artsy young couple that wanted to keep their wedding unconventional, so they chose a private residence in Alpine for their July 1st nuptials. This wedding was a favorite for its use of fruit mixed with floral. It was a hot day in July and having the fruit incorporated made it feel lush, unique and a perfect representation of summer.
UB&G: What local products did you use or could you use?
PARKER: We used everything in our inventory, which we do rent out.
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