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Wedding services, event design and detail coordination

The ring is on your finger, the date has been chosen and the venue booked. Now on to the details. What if someone else could handle those details so that you could enjoy being the “guest of honor” at your own wedding? Inked Events provides more than just “Day of Wedding” coordination services. From full wedding planning and execution, to the planning and deployment of your bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and wedding party gift bags. Our expertise can be your peace of mind.

Full Planning

From booking venues and caterers following your spectacular engagement to delivering payment to the final vendors as they pack up after an amazing reception (and everything in between) our full planning service leaves you free to dream and enjoy. We bring our ideas and experiences to help you to make the best selections for your big day. Th day is all about YOU, but the work of planning doesn’t have to be!

Partial Planning

You’ve booked the venue and met with a few vendors. The big stuff is out of the way – but wow, it’s way too much work to do alone! We assist with selecting the final vendors and making suggestions for detailed items, based on your preferences and vision for your special day.

Wedding “Day of” Coordination

The hard work of planning the wedding is taken care of, but all those pieces need to be pulled together on event day. Every couple should be able to enjoy the guests and activities, but coordinating vendor arrivals, last minute set-ups and the handful of snafus that are bound to occur can take away from the fun. Let us handle those headaches so you can be stress free.

Social Events & Celebrations

Maybe you are too focused on the wedding day to let the other tasks like engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, post wedding brunch, guest activities, welcome bags, or showers slow you down. Luckily, our willing and able staff can help with all of that. We’ll meet to share your vision then, based on your direction, create the perfect pairings to your wedding celebration.

Decorations, Décor and Giveaways

Looking for that special centerpiece or magical element to highlight your theme? We can help. Our vendor partners never let us down, and can make even the most unique bloom request a reality.  Tying it all together, our linen rental program will provide the perfect match.

That’s why you need us

Our mission is to provide you with a worry-free and enjoyable experience – from beginning to end. We get to know you personally, understand your vision and your needs, providing the wedding you dreamed up yourself, without all the work and preparation it takes to execute it alone. No two weddings are ever alike, and we pride ourselves on customizing our services to fit your needs.  Contact us to see if your wedding date is available.

2016 Business Recap

How is it the end of January already?! Oy-vey…

One of my many goals this year is to provide valuable information through our blogs and share what I know about all things wedding & events. Quite honestly, I’m not sure how three weeks has already passed since I wrote about the fabulous wedding season we had….time passes way too quickly! I certainly have a lot in my brain that I want to share with you, so I promise that I will work on blogging on a more regular basis. 🙂

With that being said, I wanted to share some of the exciting things that happened at Inked Events from a business perspective in 2016.

Settle in, here we go…

I swear, I don’t lie when I say it truly humbles me whenever I receive any type of award or nomination. I love what I do and the couples I have the pleasure of working with certainly make my job super easy. So, when I received word that we won the “2016 Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award” for the second year in a row, I was very humbled. This award is truly based on what my couples say about their experience working with us!

I also received word a few weeks later that I received the “Best of Salem” award in the Event Planner category. I was floored when I got the notification for this one. This award recognized us as a local small business in our community for all our hard work and dedication.

OH wait….not done in the award category yet…

I was beyond ecstatic when I learned I was nominated for “NH’s A-List Best Wedding Planner” for the second year in a row … and even more excited when I WON it again! Yep, I was doing the happy dance for that one. I devote so much time and energy to making sure my couples have a stress/worry free wedding that I wear this title proudly.

And then the real shocker came…

When I went to go vote for a fellow planner friend for the “Best of North Shore (BONS) Magazine Best Wedding Planner” only to find out that we were nominated for it as well! Sadly, we didn’t win, but man, that was an honor to have been initially nominated!

I swear winning these awards never goes to my head because I really am humbled by them and work hard to earn them.

It’s not all about the awards….

In the off-season, I like to let the creativity flow and do a few styled shoots with my fellow wedding professionals. I love doing them because it’s a time when I can create something purely for inspirational purposes. They are so much fun too when the creative juices start flowing!

I was excited when one of our styled shoots “Bohemian Chic” was featured in Seacoast Weddings Magazine!

And even though not all the styled shoots I create get into publications, I still have fun doing them….this “Steampunk” shoot had been swirling around in my brain for 2 years before I finally found the right team/time to bring it all together.

Keeping up with my education & connecting with my fellow planner friends….

Did I mentioned I love what I do?! Every year I attend the Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides conference to stay up to date on trends, learn new styles and business techniques, meet new planner friends, and especially connect with planner friends I’ve met over the years.

This year’s conference took me to Dallas, Texas where I went solo {left the hubby at home this time} and shared a room with one those planner friends, Michelle of DYV Events, who is a planner in Little Rock Arkansas. Michelle is in the middle and my other longtime planner friend, Jen of Knot Your Average Events from North Carolina is on the right.

Michelle & I also had the opportunity to play tourist in Dallas before the conference started and we saw some interesting things along the way….

Now, to kick off the conference, the ABC planned a spectacular Black & White Masquerade Ball…where we rocked the night away with an amazing band, food, and friends.

After my first full day of learning and being inspired, I attended one of the off-site events at one of the most luxurious hotels in Dallas. I enjoyed a 3 course dinner, the skyline and danced the night away. The “Wizard of Oz” was the theme and everything was quite stunning. Who knew Dallas is considered the “Emerald City”?!

I had an absolute blast all around despite the early mornings & late nights! This was by far the best ABC Conference that I have attended so far. I learned so much as a business owner and planner. The content, decor and overall vibe was so inspiring and emphasized just why I love what I do.

I’m looking forward to heading to the Riviera Maya, Mexico this year!

Last thoughts….

After a few curves in the road from when I first began my wedding planning business journey, I started Inked Events in 2013 with the goal of bringing couples exceptional, fun, professional and pleasant service that would allow them to enjoy their wedding day to the fullest. I also wanted Inked Events to be able to support me financially where I did not have to also work a non-wedding related day job.

I’m extremely proud and excited to say that at the end of 2016 I worked my last day as an employee. I kicked off 2017 as the “Boss Lady” and I’m solely focusing my energies and time on Inked Events!!

I couldn’t have done it with the support from my family, friends, fellow wedding professionals and especially, to the couples who entrust one of the most important days of their lives to me that allowed me the ability to take the leap.

I will continue to build a strong, honest reputation for myself and Inked Events. I will always provide our couples with the same exceptional, fun and professional service that I started with.

Here’s to an amazing 2017 and the few surprises already up my sleeve…stay tuned!

Cheers!

~Tracy

Why You SHOULD Hire a Wedding Planner – from a Client’s Perspective

One our recent couples wanted to share their experience working with us and wrote this lovely post. I hope it helps you understand the importance of how a wedding planner can allow you to enjoy your day and what makes us stand out. Enjoy!

Written by Meaghan & Justin Williams

All images courtesy of their {fabulous, amazingly talented} photographer, Callan Photo

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What made you choose to look for a wedding planner?

We didn’t start this process thinking we would need a wedding planner. We were confident and even excited to do all the planning on our own, so whenever the idea of a wedding planner came up we more or less brushed it off as an unnecessary expense. In addition, our venue came with a wedding coordinator, so we felt like we were well supported in terms of planning.

What we learned, however, is that wedding planners – or at least Tracy – provide so much more than just “planning.” Tracy describes herself as a Wedding Fairy Godmother, but what she doesn’t say is that she is a Fairy Godmother, therapist, friend, confidant, peacemaker, strategist, and event planner extraordinaire. We initially reached out to Tracy after spending a weekend talking through the details of the wedding. We had all the big pieces down – the vendors were hired, the venue set, the colors chosen, but it suddenly occurred to us that there were a million little details that built off of each other and tied the larger pieces together and someone had to be responsible for being the glue that held them all in place. We wanted to enjoy our day, not be worried about orchestrating it – so that’s when we started looking.

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But if you already had a venue coordinator, why do you need a wedding planner?

Our venue coordinator ended up not being there on the day of our wedding, which, as it turns out, is a common situation at venues. If we hadn’t had Tracy with us, we would have been trusting the biggest day of our lives to someone whom we had never met. Hiring a wedding planner ensures that you have a consistent point of contact throughout the process – no matter what!

In addition, our venue coordinator’s priority was making sure that catering, bar, tent, tables and chairs were all in place. Tracy prioritized these things too, but her main priority was us. Our meetings with her were always full of personal details and she truly took the time to listen to our feelings and concerns and helped us build the best wedding for us. Tracy also has experience with multiple venues and vendors, so she isn’t stuck in the bubble of one venue and was able to provide suggestions that she had seen from multiple venues.

What were the most important factors to you when you were looking for a wedding planner?

Budget and availability were the initial eliminating factors, but most important to us was the reviews from prior clients, which we found via The Knot and Wedding Wire, and the initial interaction we had with them. We wanted someone who could empathize with the excitement and the nerves, while still being calm and in control of the big day. If you read Tracy’s reviews, you’ll see glowing after glowing review of the impact she has had on her couples and we can only echo those!

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How did you decide on a wedding planner?

We reached out to a total of six planners and talked to four of them. We found that every wedding planner had a different personality and way of introducing themselves to us. What stood out to us about Tracy amongst all the others was how personalized her response was to us. Where other coordinators had an automated email response with pricing, Tracy had clearly written a personalized message in response to our inquiry. In addition, she was extremely transparent about her services and pricing and wanted to schedule a consultation call and meeting with us before either of us made a decision to move forward.

On our initial consultation call, Tracy truly took the time to just listen to us. She wasn’t interested in pushing our plans in any particular direction, she just wanted to know what our needs were, why were we reaching out, what we wanted to feel like on our wedding day and why. She explained her services but never pressured us and was the only wedding planner that made us feel like we were hiring a person – a person who could understand, listen, empathize, negotiate, and consult – and not just a “service” that would make sure the flowers were in place on the big day.

After our call, we agreed to meet Tracy for a drink to discuss further details. We were shocked when we got there to see that Tracy had a binder already made for us with every detail we had mentioned on our call. What we really loved, however, was that our meeting was a conversation. It was clear that Tracy knew what she was doing, she asked questions that we never would have thought of – and she truly listened to our answers. She didn’t run us through a checklist of standard questions, she took the time to let us tell our story and ramble about little things that we were anxious about, all the while taking notes on everything from what kind of water we like to drink to our plans for the honeymoon.

So you hired her?

Heck yes we hired her! We weren’t pressured or sold into her services – but rather by the time we were done with our in-person meeting with her, we were basically begging her to work with us. Since the day we hired her, she’s truly become our go-to when it comes to wedding planning and moreover, she’s become an incredible, thoughtful friend.

How often do you meet with Tracy?

Ultimately we will have five in-person meetings before the big day. However, we can’t even begin to count the emails and texts that have taken place in between those meetings. Our communication ranges from long, planning focused emails to quick panic texts “I can’t remember if I told you this, but…” Our communication with Tracy allowed us to sleep at night knowing that every detail was being managed by an expert.

What advice do you have for other couples in the planning stages?

Well, first, obviously hire Tracy – you’ll thank us later! Secondly, be willing to admit how you’re feeling and know that it’s okay to ask for help. Do you really want to spend an extra thousand dollars on chairs? Do it. Do you not care about flowers? Don’t have them. Are you stuck between two songs for your entrance? That’s okay! Tracy has made us realize that there are no rules, just plans. No matter how absurd our ideas have gotten, Tracy takes them in stride and works them into the plan. When we’re stuck on an idea, we email her and ask for her opinion because we know that it will be honest, unbiased, and coming from someone with experience.

How do you think the planning process has changed now that you have a wedding planner?

It’s so much more enjoyable! Knowing that we have Tracy on our team allows us to let go of fretting over every detail and wondering if we’ve forgotten something. Tracy keeps us in check and reminds us what we still need to do and when we need to do it by. Having someone take the reins on the logistical pieces has allowed us to focus on the more meaningful pieces – we can think about writing our vows and practicing our first dance rather than trying to figure out a backup plan if we’re running late and it starts raining during the first look.

In addition, Tracy has provided multiple recommendations, she makes us laugh when we’re panicking, she keeps us organized, and she’s really been a neutral voice of reason that has helped us stay grounded during the planning process. Tracy is more than willing to help us incorporate anything into our wedding, but she’s also ready to give her honest opinion and the pros and cons of an idea when we ask her. We trust her judgment and experience more than anyone else in this process and she has yet to steer us wrong!

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How do your vendors feel about having a wedding planner involved?

Everyone we’ve ever met that has worked with Tracy loves her. One of our vendors even emailed us to thank us for introducing him to Tracy because she’s been so great to work with. Ultimately, working with Tracy means that all of the vendors receive the same coordinated, perfected timeline, they all have a point of contact that is guaranteed not to be emotional that day, and they all have the opportunity to work with a professional, which allows them to focus on doing their best work as well.

What does a wedding planner do on the day of the wedding?

Apparently everything, but the most important thing that Tracy did was allow us to enjoy ourselves. Tracy was on site by the time we woke up making sure everything was in place. She unpacked our car, set up the décor, checked in with all of our vendors, made sure the venue looked exactly the way we envisioned, managed the timeline, kept our wedding party on schedule, and, most importantly, kept us calm! Throughout the wedding, she was remembered every small detail and managed every curve ball that came her way. When we wanted to make a change last minute, we simply told Tracy and she communicated with the rest of the vendors to make it happen so that we could get back to enjoying our day.

Are wedding planners really worth the money?

We literally laugh every time we hear this question. What’s the price you would pay to feel calm on your wedding day? How much would you spend to hear someone tell you, “you don’t need to wear a watch on your wedding day?” How much is your sleep worth? We can’t speak for every wedding planner, but we can speak for Tracy. She has made our engagement enjoyable, organized, and stress-free; that is worth every penny and so much more.

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Thank you Meaghan & Justin for this heartfelt & informative post from your perspective on how I helped you enjoy your wedding. I truly put so much time, love & work into all my couples wedding day. This made me blush when I read how much it helped you both really enjoy your day and the months leading up to it. I was honored to be part of it and so happy to witness your love and the next chapter of your lives, but especially can now call you both friends.

Want us by your side at your wedding & enjoy your wedding? Visit our website to check us out.

Cheers!
~Tracy

Top 5 Wedding Planner Checklist

Hello there!

Trust me, when I tell you there will be many items on the wedding checklist you will be checking off throughout your planning process. In my experience, I find the ones below are the 5 most important on my wedding planner checklist.

Top 5

1. Set your wedding date

Honestly, you would think this would be the easy part and for some it is, but it also could be very daunting to a newly engaged couple. No need to fret over it, there are a few ways to help you determine the perfect date. Do you have a favorite month or number? Do you have an anniversary date of when you starting dating? Those are at least a good starting points.

A little story about when I was picking my own wedding date, I knew I wanted to get married on a Saturday and wanted to make it an “anniversary” weekend. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the actual date we started dating that fell on a Saturday for a few years, so I went for the next best thing, the following day! Both dates have a special meaning to me in different ways and now every year, I honor both and have an anniversary weekend.

Don’t be afraid to allow a number or month that has a special meaning to the two of you to be a factor.

2. Set a budget

Money is always hard to talk about, but this by far is the most important item on the wedding planner checklist. Determine what you can afford and how much you want to spend on your wedding. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have the wedding of your dreams and there are many ways to have the wedding of your dreams without the huge price tag.

Also, during the budget discussion, I’d advise to make priorities on certain areas and items that are important to you where you couldn’t imagine getting married without them. It will help you know where you want to spend higher and lower amounts of your budget.

3. Determine who’s paying what

After you’ve determined the budget, you need to decide whether any family members will be helping you out paying for the wedding. In this day and age, most couples are paying for the majority of the wedding themselves, but their parents do want to contribute something to help.

If the parents are making any type of contribution towards your wedding, its best to ask them what the specific amount is. The reason being, it will help you know the best areas to allocate that money towards. It’s always easier to know an exact amount you’re able to work with than wonder how much you have to spend.

4. Decide on what type of wedding you want

You’ve set the date, determined your budget and even who’s helping out, now let the planning fun begin! I’m sure you’ve looked at countless Pinterest boards for inspiration {it can be wonderful, but also overwhelming!} and now the time has come to decide what type of wedding you’re envisioning.

By deciding this, it will help set the tone of your wedding and will let you know which direction to go in. There are many options to consider, so do what makes you happy and works for you and your budget.

  • Do you want a traditional, non-traditional, outdoor/indoor ceremony and reception?
  • Do you want formal, semi-formal, backyard or laid back kind of wedding?
  • What type of year feels right to you: fall, summer, spring or maybe even in winter {nothing wrong with a little snow for a New England wedding}.

I promise once you decide what type of wedding you want, it will ease your mind and let you determine whether you want a specific theme and color palette.

5. Select and book your vendors

The date and budget is set, you’ve set priorities based on what is important to you and your fiancé, now I would highly recommend you start looking at vendors that fit your budget, style and personality. There are vendors that do book out at least a year {or more} in advance, especially the ones who are incredibly talented at their craft. By setting priorities, it will help you determine where you want to spend more or less of your budget for those particular vendors.

During your research, keep a few thoughts in mind: do you admire their work, understand what value they bring to the table and most importantly, when you meet or talk with them, do you have a connection with them. Listen to your gut feeling. Trust me, you will be spending a lot of time with certain vendors, so you want to make sure you have a good connection with them.

I hope my Top 5 most important wedding planner checklist items helped you prioritized things. I leave you with a few parting words…
Have fun planning your wedding & make it your own!

Are you feeling overwhelmed with your wedding planning? Check out our services to see how we can help elevate some of that anxiety. I can’t wait to hear from you and talk weddings! 🙂

Cheers!
~Tracy

What is a ‘Day Of’ Coordinator?

Happy Tuesday!

It’s been a crazy few weeks and when I get into “wedding mode” that is my main focus which was the case in the last few weeks since I last posted a blog. The schedule got a little wacky since my couple Nicole & Wade got married on Saturday June 29th and it was such a beautiful day for a wedding, then it was the 4th of July holiday was last week.

Now, I’m back on track and ready to share my thoughts, knowledge & pictures from my weddings.

I thought it was appropriate to start off the week with a little tidbit about Day Of Coordination. Nicole & Wade hired me to help them be able to enjoy their wedding day, take care of the details and relieve the stress of the day and from the way they were all day & night, mission was accomplished. 🙂

I will say straight off …. I LOVE Day Of Coordination!

Why do you ask is that a big deal? There are wedding planners that do not and will not take on those types of clients.

Here are a few reasons why I love it:

  1. I love seeing how my clients create a personalized wedding that fits them.
  2. I get the chance to work and meet with some new amazing vendors that I might not have met.
  3. It allows me to see different & unique venues all around New England.

There are so many misconceptions of what a ‘Day Of’ Coordinator is, that it can be confusing at times to a newly engaged couple when seeking one out. Coordinators do not just show up on the day of the wedding and take over the reigns.

After an initial meeting with Inked Events to make sure we’re a good fit, I will meet my couple a few times over the course of the planning process to go over the details of how they envision it to be. I will reach out to all the vendors you have chosen to introduce myself & let them know I will be the point of contact that day. I will create a timeline for both the couple & the vendors to make sure that we’re all on the same page.

Logistically, it helps vendors to know someone is there that knows how the couple wants their wedding to be, let’s them do the job they were hired to do, has the confidence in making a split decision and is putting out any fires if need be.

You wouldn’t want to have to make any type of difficult decision that day, would you?!

We all do it differently, so find a Day Of Coordinator that fits your personality, needs & budget. Yes, our pricing will be different for a few reasons; geographical location, experience & quality. This is not a hobby for a true wedding professional, but a job that we love!

We have honed our skills, educated ourselves & networked with vendors that we trust, so when your in need of a last minute vendor recommendation or if god forbid, one doesn’t show up, we know just who to call. We give our clients the kind of day they dream of.

It’s what I love, so I wanted to make it the focus of my business. I specialize in Day Of Coordination because I just love spreadsheets, a bit obsessed with time & I’m a rockstar with those timelines plus I want to help my couples enjoy the fruits of their planning labor.

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Are you considering or interested in hiring a Day Of Coordinator? Check out what we’re all about and the Day Of Coordination Service we offer and give me a call to set up a meeting!

I look forward to chatting with you about you’re wedding day!

Cheers!
~Tracy

What IS the Difference between a Planner, Coordinator & Venue Coordinator

Happy Tuesday!

Did you know there really  is a difference between a Wedding Planner, Coordinator & Venue Coordinator?

I didn’t either until my experience of being in the industry changed that. When you break it down to what each does, there truly IS a difference between a them and each one plays a different role in the wedding process.

Read on to see what my two cents is on the difference:

Wedding Planner:

She {I’ll use this term to keep it uniform} helps couples from the beginning and will be right by your side throughout the entire planning process. She’s there from the moment you say yes to the proposal until the last guest is leaving on your wedding day. She’ll reach into her vendor list, one she’s built on experience, networking & referrals, to help find the right vendors that fit your budget, style & personality. She’s with you every step of the way to take the stress & concern off your shoulders.

Coordinator:

Best known as a Day Of Coordinator, she is slightly different from a Planner. She isn’t with you from the moment you say yes to the proposal or even helping you pick out the vendors, colors or helping with the design your event. She comes in later in the planning process to take the vendors you have chosen, your ideas & vision then implements them as if you did them yourself. She takes care of all the logistics on the day of the wedding, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Depending on when she comes into the planning process, she may give you a referral or two if you need a last minute vendor. As I mentioned, we are similar to a planner since we have built our vendor list through experience, networking & referrals as well. She will also be there for you to answer any questions you have or just be an unbiased second opinion, sounding board & friend.

Venue Coordinator:

Simply put, they are in charge of the Venue. Depending on the venue, the staff  may take care of the basic setup of the room, tables, chairs & if you don’t have a Day Of Coordinator, they may set up your personalized details. If the venue is also catering the food service, they are the expert on how their kitchen works. Planners & Day Of Coordinators we will always respect “their house” and we are there to work side by side with the Venue Coordinator to ensure the wedding goes smoothly, so the couple doesn’t have to worry about anything that day.

You may have a Venue Coordinator, but you can also have a Planner or Day Of Coordinator. We will take care of YOU through the whole or partial planning process, not just the day of the wedding. We’re along for the ride with you. On the day of the wedding, we will know the intimate details of your wedding from who the important family members are, any medical conditions and family dynamics that would be a concern to you.

I hope this gives you some insight that there truly is a difference among them and an understanding how each can benefit you.

Do you have a Venue Coordinator, but want someone there to take care of YOU?

Inked Events loves working with Venue Coordinators! Learn more about how our Day Of Coordination Service can let you be a guest at your own wedding!

Cheers!
~Tracy

5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Coordinator

Happy Wednesday!

What are the 5 Reasons why you should hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator and let your friends & family members enjoy your wedding?! Read on to find out….

Lights! Camera! Action! Your wedding’s one of the largest, most significant productions of your life. You and your fiancé are the main characters; your wedding party are the supporting actors.

Why shouldn’t you hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator to keep the cast and crew on the same page? Why let your mom, best friend, or Aunt Dot manage your three-act play {rehearsal, ceremony, reception}? A Professional Wedding Coordinator is the stage manager on your big day—your production.

Here are my Top 5 reasons why you should hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator, also known as a “Day Of Coordinator”:

Reason #1
Attention to Details

An experienced, professionally trained wedding Coordinator has worked a number of events and knows a thing or two about what to do when there’s a problem. We’re quick thinking, on-the-spot problem solvers who take care of any unforeseen matters that may arise, so you don’t have to.

We know the wedding industry and we build a rapport with your chosen vendors to make their jobs easier. Experienced Day Of Coordinators make sure all the details are taken care of as if you did them yourself and works along side with the vendors, so you can enjoy your big day.

Thanks to Leah Haydock Photography for this stunner….

and M. Studios for this one….

… and lastly, Chris Saunders Photography for this beauty!

Reason #2
Timeline 

A wedding coordinator, worth her salt, will create a detailed timeline to share with you and your vendors. Coordinators know what works and what doesn’t. A timeline serves as a flowchart, keeping track of ALL the important details, including where the key actors {including vendors} should be at all points during the wedding.

Reason #3
Knowledge, Training and Credentials

Be sure to find out if your Professional Wedding Coordinator is certified and well educated on the latest trends, etc. For instance, I am a Certified Wedding Planner and credentialed as a Professional Bridal Consultant™ through the national organization, Association of Bridal Consultants.

There’s no license or specific degree to become a wedding planner. Some planners complete a certification course; others will apprentice to gain their experience or do both. No matter which route we take, we all strive to have knowledge of budgets, timelines, vendors and contracts. My staff is constantly updating skills and keeping up with new trends, exciting vendors and regulations.

 

Reason #4
Stress Relief

A Professional Wedding Coordinator is someone who’s there for you through thick and thin. Like many wedding Coordinators, we, at Inked Events, come onto the planning scene about 8 or more weeks in advance of your big day. It’s our job to be preoccupied with the details—that’s what a stage manager does!

Your guests are celebrating you. They’re excited to see you marry your best friend, but our job is to make sure that all the cast of characters enjoy it. My team has eyes and ears on everything happening throughout the wedding.

There’s nothing like getting an email or phone call saying I’ve helped relieve some major crisis for one of our clients; or a testimonial saying that it was the best decision a newly wed couple ever made in the planning process when they hired us.

Thanks to Leah Haydock Photography for capturing just how awesome my couples are & how much they are enjoying their wedding day!

Reason #5
Peace of Mind

What price can you put on peace of mind? We know the details of your wedding as well as you do, so rest assured, your wedding will have the look and feel of you without you having to worry about it. I’m the “other” best friend. We build our friendship over the course of your planning process, so I will have intimate knowledge of your wedding. I want to hear about the details of your wedding, am just as excited about them as you are and will help you with any questions you may have.

I develop a relationship with each one of your vendors to coordinate a day that is seamless and perfect. We take care of the behind-the-scenes details, so you don’t have to.

Don’t you want to feel the labor of love you’ve been planning without worrying about the logistics? Hiring a Professional Wedding Coordinator for your wedding is the way to go.

Thanks to M. Studios ….

and Leah Haydock Photography for the AMAZING pictures from two great nights!

These are just a few reasons to help you understand why it’s so important to hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator.

We specialize in “Day Of Coordination” that is tailored to make your big production a day you can truly enjoy. Learn how Inked Events Coordination Services can do just that.

Cheers!
~Tracy

New Crew Member Welcomed!

Happy Thursday!

How is it Thursday already?!  It’s been a world wind kind of week for me here in the office working on some amazing projects & I haven’t even had the minute to post this. We turned the clocks back an hour earlier this week, enjoyed an extended hour of sunshine, got a little snow on Monday, enjoyed 50 degree temperature on Tuesday, then today we get snow, ice & frigid temps! Yep, gotta love spring in New England! 🙂

Anyway, I’m so excited to welcome another Crew Member into the Inked family! Taylor comes on board as my newest intern. I met with her last week after she sent me her resume & we chatted via email a bit before finding a time in our schedules to meet. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always up to meeting someone who is interested in the industry then, if I find they are a good fit for me & my business, I will happily do whatever I can, to educate & help them learn about it.

So, with much excitement and pleasure, please meet….

Taylor Nicholaou

I am currently studying Small Business Entrepreneurship at Nashua Community College and have always been interested in event planning. I’m a natural planner and the wedding industry is the perfect business for me. I recently got engaged and have been excitingly planning my own wedding, so I thought it would be interesting to see the other side of planning and thought working in the industry would be right up my alley! In my spare time, I love to be around my friends and family. I am a huge fan of traveling and trying new things!

Welcome Taylor! So happy to have you on board! I can’t wait to see what she brings to the table with her creativity, style, thoughts & her easy & friendly personality!

Want us to be part of you’re wedding day? Check out the Services we offer.

Cheers!
~Tracy

Featured on Leise Jones Photography’s Blog

Happy Friday!

Today it’s going to….nope, not snow…but be in the 50’s! The joys of New England! It’s starting out to be a great day here, that’s for sure!

It’s always a pleasure for me when I can chat with my vendor friends, who I don’t see often enough. That happened a few weeks ago, when I had a nice, out of the blue conversation with my friend, Leise {pronounced Lisa} of Leise Jones Photography. She wanted to touch base on how things were going and how we can help each other in the upcoming wedding season. She’s an amazing photographer & super sweet! So, be sure you check her out!
Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t take compliments very well or likes to be the center of attention, so it always amazes me & makes me giddy like a kid, when someone wants to help me in my journey.  Makes me blush, really…

I must leave a very lasting impression with them and that just makes me smile. When you meet me, I’m just me. What you see, is what you get. You’ll always see my authentic self, always true to who I am & what I represent. I want to help couples on they’re wedding day, so they can enjoy it. Guess that comes through to the people I meet. 🙂

OK enough of that….Check out the kind words she had to say about me & what I do here.

Thank you my friend for the spreading the love about what I do and looking forward working with you and some your fabulous clients. It’s going to be awesome working with you!
Want to know more about what I do, check out my Services here

Cheers!
~Tracy

It’s MY Birthday….and YOU get a present!

Happy Tuesday!
3 days till MY birthday!!

Yes, I am one of “those” people who makes a big deal out of it, no matter how old I’m going to be! It’s really not about getting presents, it’s more that I’m surrounded by awesome people who want to celebrate me being around which is why I happen to celebrate it ALL month long! Feel free to have a yummy cocktail in my honor & let me know you did {that’ll sure bring a smile to my face}.

So…what does mean for you, you ask? PRESENTS!!!

While I might not a get a ton of presents anymore {not like I did as a kid!}, I do love to give rather than to receive.

During the month of February, I will give 10% off to any new client that mentions this post when they contact me to book me as ‘Your Coordinator Extraordinaire’. To sum it up, we’ve talked, met, hit it off, secured the date and signed on the dotted line to have me be part of you’re wedding day. Simple, right!

Sorry, I have to be fair, this doesn’t apply to my couples that have already signed with me. I know, I know, bummer.

Want to know more about the Coordination Services we offer…check them out here.

Cheers!
~Tracy