Boutique Weddings for Antiballroom Brides.  
© Gatherings by Stacie 2016

A NOTE FROM STACIE




Dear Bride,  If you're like me, when you think of the most amazing wedding day ever it looks something like this.  Your family & closest friends, in an amazing atmosphere with good food, drink and music gathered around you and the love of your life witnessing your vows.  It's magical really...

I consider it a blessing to do what I love for a living, it's such a delight!  I look forward to meeting you and hearing your love story as we plan away putting all the details into play to make your dreams come true.    xo Stacie





A BRIDE'S INTERVIEW WITH STACIE

{Please take a moment to read this before hiring Stacie & her planning team.}



How did you become a wedding planner?  

Loving the personal service industry, in 2004 I started a company called OC Concierge.  A client asked if I could plan an event for them and not having ever having planned a full scale event I said, "of course I can" then panicked at what I had said yes too!  The event was beautiful, the clients were pleased and that's how I got started planning.


What sets you apart from other wedding planners? 

We specialize in boutique weddings for Anti Ballroom Brides and are experienced planners at private estates and historic locations.   If you want something different and non-ballroom you will love what we have to offer.  Forget about the usual and do something unusual, that’s what you want in your heart of hearts, right?  Our Concierge trained team together with my black book of the best boutique vendors, amazing locations, top services and hip cuisine will give you the most unique beautiful wedding experience ever!  You can count on me to be calm, creative, organized, resourceful, budget conscious and have great attention to detail.


How do you charge your clients?
I offer brides a complimentary consultation and examples of real costs, that is, what it will truly cost to have the wedding you are envisioning. 
You will find wedding planning information on my "Service" page. 


When will we talk about my budget?

The first thing I will ask, is for you to share your hopes and dreams regarding your wedding day.  The second is, what your total wedding budget for your ceremony & reception.  Why is this so important you ask?  Knowing what your budget is will give me guidelines on realistic suggestions I can make to you and how to better assist immediately.  By sharing your picture perfect wedding day vision, I will be able to estimate the costs and discuss ways to move forward.  Working within a clients budget is very important to me!


Who would benefit from working with Gatherings by Stacie? 

We offer our clients Peace of Mind by providing a Stress-free Planning Experience, amazing products and services, and most importantly seasoned professionalism.


Ask yourself these questions:

Do I  want my friends and family to feel like guests at my wedding, or be put to work on my wedding day?

Do I have the skills to facilitate such an undertaking?

Do I have the time and resources to arrange all the details?

Am I  planning my wedding in 6 months or less?

Do I want to be hands on, but wonder who is going to take care of all the ideas and plans I have?

Have I seen something on a website or blog and said "I've got to have this at my wedding”?

Is my wedding destination Southern California, but  I live elsewhere?

Mother of the bride (you’ve had dinner parties) imagine trying to “host” this type of event" and still enjoy the moments… 


Will I loose control of my wedding if you are planning it for me?  

Absolutely not. It takes about 300 hours, 500 emails, endless texts, phone calls and meetings to plan and facilitate a wedding of 100 guests and direct at least 30 vendors on your wedding day.  I never look at it as losing control for the bride, I look at it as gaining control for the bride.  There is so much to learn in planning a wedding that it can be overwhelming and totally control you (remember I told you about my little black book of vendors…). With my assistance, you will be able to have the wedding of your dreams and still be "present" in all planning and most importantly on your wedding day.  In other words, you can enjoy the moments… 

Do you accept credit cards?  

Yes.

Do you take more than 1 wedding per day?  

Never.  You will be my one an only and my center of attention on your very special day.

It sounds like everything we've been looking for!  We have a questions, what happens next to start the process?  

Call or email us to make an appointment for a consultation!




We Look forward to hearing from you!