WHO ARE YOU?
My name is Autumn Kozimer, and I’m the owner of Events by Autumn - a full service event planning studio. Whether your need full service planning, event design, “day of” coordination, organizational tools, or prop creation, we're here to help. My passion has always been planning weddings and themed events – I love the creativity, the personalization, and all the details involved. I’ve been in this industry for over a decade, am a certified Professional Bridal Consultant, and an artist. I work hard to advocate for you, and pair you with the best vendors based on YOUR specific style and budget - I do NOT work from a preferred vendor list. I've worked in larger cities, so I have a large network of professional vendors at my fingertips. No matter what your wedding dream, I can find a way to make it happen!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I take your ideas and dreams, and I turn them into a reality! Through meetings and consultations, I get a feel for your budget, goals and your story. From there, I can create a design plan customized for you, and we can work through all those little details and decisions to make your event just like you envisioned. By the time the wedding date rolls around, I’m a pro at what you want, and what your vision is, so I can set it up, and manage everything just the way you wanted.
Being an artist, if you book my "Signature Event by Autumn," I can also create customized decor, paper products + more, to truly customize your wedding day. I like to say, I’m here to “lower your stress, and not your expectations!” The wedding week is your time to relax, hang out with friends and family, and just enjoy it! All you have to do it show up to the ceremony and reception, and let it take your breath away! We'll do all the "heavy lifting!"
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WHEN DO WE START?
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WHERE ARE YOU?
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My services start on the day you sign your contract and pay the deposit. You’ll first receive a wedding planning workbook. The workbook is something I’ve created after years of event planning, that really helps you put your ideas down on paper. From there, we have an initial consultation where we dig into the nitty-gritty details and begin mapping out your wedding day!
At Events by Autumn, we realize that putting together a wedding is a very fluid thing. Couples change their minds continually over the course of the planning. My timeline helps us work together in setting goal dates for major decisions. From there, since every wedding is different, we’ll move at a pace that is personally acceptable to you. We want to relieve the planning stress as much as we can!
Events by Autumn travels!! My background is very diverse. Although I went to college in the South, and was raised a Midwest girl, I completely embrace my life as a Montana wedding planner (my office is located in Stevensville, which is part of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley). I’ve lived in Greece, and traveled throughout Europe, so I am sensitive to cultural differences, and have planned weddings of many religious denominations.
I'm very familiar with Montana weddings, which often means planning events in very desolate, but beautiful locations. I've worked throughout the state of Montana, but I also offer services all over the globe! If you want a destination wedding; whether that’s coming to me, or me coming to you, I would be happy to work with you! In a typical year, about 95% of my clientelle are "destination wedding" clients, coming to Montana from another state.
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We've been planning events for so long, we're able to estimate the amount of time we'll spend working on your wedding (based on the guest count and scope). Therefore, we are able to list "starting prices," under each service option. We know what's required to pull off a smooth and successful event, and that's what you'll get for the starting price. From there, we customize each and every wedding quote based on the information you give us. You can always continue to add to your package along the way!
We require a non-refundable deposit at the time of contract signing to confirm your booking. Payments are setup in a maximum of 2 installments, and we require to be pre-paid for all services prior to the date of the wedding and/or event.
WHY HIRE US?
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For starters, that's literally a picture of me flinging cow poop, off the top of a mountain, to clear the way for a wedding ceremony. I like to use the hashtag #whatcanyourplannerdoforyou? Because I definitely go above and beyond for my clients. Whether it's moving chairs in the rain, lighting the s'mores fire, bucking hay bales, or throwing out the trash, we're behind the scenes, making your event run smoothly! Just take a look through the photos on this page - it's me, doing the random tasks required to make a wedding perfect for my clients.
I can’t tell you how many times I hear new brides say “If I could do it all over again, I would have hired a planner!” When have you ever planned such a large function with as many moving parts, vendors, and details as a wedding?! I’ve been doing this for over a decade, and am a certified professional. I've been called the "triple threat" - not only can I organize and plan your wedding, I can also design it, AND create decor + paper products that are professional, and customized to YOU!
Don’t rely on your family & friends to setup and manage your wedding – they want to enjoy this day just as much as you do, and most don’t have your vision in mind. My goal is to make YOU look good, make sure you’re relaxed, keep you on budget, and make sure the event looks just like YOU wanted! I want you to be a guest at your own wedding!