JUST A FEW OF OUR ONLINE REVIEWS…
Kathy Best was so wonderful to work with. James and I have such busy schedules! She made the day extra magical for us! Down to every last detail! Sarah Darling 5/31/14
Kathy, at FPF is such a great woman and very easy to work with! She is the master at organizing and making sure that your day is FLAWLESS! I didn’t worry about a thing, thanks to her, and if something came up it was fixed right away (So I was told icon wink Planning – Nicole 6/5/14
They did an amazing job and went above and beyond for us with the planning and execution of the wedding. From the minute we signed our contract with FPF until the last guest left at the reception, Kathy was on top of every detail. She and her staff are incredibly talented when it comes to event styling as well. Lauren 6/1/13
Kathy and the whole FPF crew were so incredibly easy and wonderful to work with! Kathy knows all of the right questions to ask to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. Everything from the planning process was executed perfectly thanks to these great folks! Dana 9/13/14
Kathy Best and the crew pay GREAT attention to detail, thinking of little things I would not have. I never worried about the wedding day because I knew they had triple checked everything ahead of time. Rebekah 6/15/14
Kathy’s team did a wonderful job at ensuring that we all had the best day and that all loose ends were tied up before the wedding began. Kathy was very thoughtful and thorough with all of the details and would keep me in the loop with all the things going on. Amber 6/22/12
A wedding is an event; it requires a great deal of time and experience to successfully manage every thing and everyone involved. Making the decision to leave it in the hands of the professionals who do this every week can be well worth it!
Our trained and experienced team will help every step of the way to oversee things you need and in some cases things you may not know you need but will soon realize what a difference it makes to have someone looking out for you.
Our credentials include hosting, directing or planning over 350 weddings. Celebrity highlights include:
FULL PLANNING & STYLING:
Brantley Gilbert (country artist) & fiancé Amber Cochran Upcoming Wedding
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton’s Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner & Engagement Party
Tom Gossin (Gloriana) & Jaime Moffett Wedding
Thomas Rhett (country artist) & Lauren Gregory Wedding
Sarah Darling (country artist) & James Muriel Wedding
HOSTING & PROP RENTALS AT FRONT PORCH FARMS
Kelly & Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) Wedding
Martha & Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) Wedding
Our weddings and our work has been featured on countless wedding websites from Style Me Pretty to The Knot among others. Print coverage includes Bride Magazine and cover stories in US Magazine, People Country & Country Weekly.
LEVELS OF INVOLVEMENT
Whether you just need decorators to set up your décor, director to orchestrate the final details or a planner from start to finish, we have the experience staff to execute what you need. The following packages list a few examples of our involvement. With an in-depth conversation we can review all your needs and determine which level is for you.
The Day of Director package is for the couple who has the overall concept of their wedding planned out, is securing their vendors and narrowing down the majority of the details. They just need help organizing and orchestrating the logistics to make sure it all comes off without a hitch. Most of the responsibilities of the Day of Director can be easily completed through limited email or phone conversation. We do include 2 site visits as needed (this includes bringing family and vendors out and the final walk through). Documents created as your director.
Vendor Lists – Suggest vendors as needed.
Detail Sheet – List of vendors, contact information and important instructions for everyone working on the team. Includes rentals, décor lists and more.
Venue Layout – Examples of reception layouts based on preferences and guest count outlined on the detail sheet. Once you review, we’ll create a customized layout and supply to all your vendors.
Day of Schedule – Comprehensive schedule to include all activities for the bridal party, vendors and staff.
Rental Order – Both in-house and outside vendor rentals will be completed as soon as possible and revised with final counts one week before the wedding.
Décor Plan – Whether you & your volunteers handle décor set up or our staff, we will compile an organized task list of responsibilities to maximize time.
WEDDING DAY PLANNING
Don’t know where to begin? Some questions you might be asking: How do I plan a budget without knowing what things cost? How do I know the right questions to ask vendors? What should I expect from my vendors? How do I turn my Pinterest into reality?
If event planning is not something you typically do, how would you know these answers? What if you are planning a destination wedding or juggling a demanding schedule? No matter what the circumstances, we give you the tools and guidance to maneuver through the information highway and determine the best choices for you. Consider it a “short cut” only the locals know!
This package begins with all of the items in the Day of Director package but it will begin much sooner and with more of our time availability by the planner to help guide you in your decision making.
Budget Planning – A comprehensive budget review to make the best choices of vendors. Help determining how much to spend in each category and information on costs you may not have thought of gets your wedding off on the right foot.
Vendor contracts and meetings – The planner will guide you through these meetings by prepping you before hand and reviewing contracts before they are signed to make sure you know what you are getting and what you paid for.
Styling Recommendations – Everyone loves Pinterest but it’s easy to get caught up and confused with so many options. We will review yours to help guide you or offer original ideas to help you achieve exactly what is best for you. We will also discuss costs and logistics of the various ideas and style options.
Site Visits – We can accomplish a great deal by phone and online but package does include additional meetings or site visits as needed.
Decorating/Styling – Planner will oversee the décor plan and help with set up but for full decorating, additional staff will be needed (depending on the how extensive the décor plan is).
FULL EVENT PLANNING
This package is all of the above and then some. Some couples have an idea for what they want but due to time constraints or lack of experience need a professional to take the lead and develop a comprehensive plan. That is what we are here for! We have planned spectacular events in as little as 4 weeks!
This package not only includes consulting, coordination and directing but is designed to bring the bride & groom fresh ideas and invaluable information. With regular communication, we will discover who you are and how you envision your big day (as well as entire wedding weekend) and use this information to bring personal and unique ideas to the table.
With our vast knowledge and experience working with vendors, we are able to offer assistance on all aspects of your wedding activities including travel and lodging, rehearsal dinner, spa needs, tourist attractions, transportation and of course a complete customized event plan, detailed timelines, to-do lists, vendor management plus décor & styling recommendations. We will handle set up and break down and every thing in between from guest relations, security needs and more.