Photos courtesy of Cathrine Walters Photography, Tamara Gruner Photography, and Merry Character Photography
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Hiring a wedding planner is something that I initially did not want to put any of my wedding budget towards. However, I quickly learned that planning an out of state wedding (while working full time and raising kids...probably for anyone for that matter) felt very overwhelming. It felt so overwhelming that I considered eloping and not having a wedding at all.
I couldn't be more happier with my decision to hire Autumn. We are a blended family and the entire theme of our wedding from the very beginning was about family. It was crucial to my husband and I that all of our children felt included in our special day.
Autumn, put in a lot of time and devoted a lot of energy to ensuring that our day was a success. She was easy to talk to and helped me stay on budget and even saved me a lot of money to help me keep the things that I wanted in other areas.
I appreciated that she was easy for me to contact and she was very prompt about getting back with me regarding any issue small or large. I can without a doubt say that my wedding day was perfect and that is thanks to her! I was able (and so was all of my friends and family) to enjoy our wedding. I did not worry about the vendors, set-up, tear-down or anything for that matter. She was there constantly working and coordinating on the day of so that myself & all of our guests were truly able to enjoy the day.
She is a top notch professional and I highly recommend her services to anyone considering a wedding planner!
Besides my groom, there was only one thing I ended up needing on my wedding day-Autumn!
Autumn was so unbelievably incredible in planning and executing our amazing destination wedding! Autumn was totally dedicated to making my dreams come true-she was creative and went above and beyond to try and make every request happen (including sewing linens, hanging flower chandeliers, personally tracking down unresponsive band members :) ). She advocated for us every step of the way to ensure we were happy with the end result. She was fantastic at listening to us, then bringing us great options to choose from. All the vendors she recommended were fantastic-photographer, baker, florist, rentals, band- and Autumn herself made beautiful (and reasonably priced!!) stationary that flowed with our theme throughout the wedding. Autumn was incredibly responsive and patient-working through several layout, flower, stationary- and even dealt with my "dad-zilla". If there were any glitches, no one knew about them :)
I have gotten endless comments about from guests on how beautiful the wedding was and everyone that interacted with Autumn had nothing but amazing things to say-parents, vendors, bridal party, guest, etc. Our wedding could not have been more fantastic, fun, beautiful, enjoyable and stressfree and it was 100% because of Autumn! Autumn is truly passionate and invested in her weddings, which is very clear throughout the process and with an amazing ending result.
I just do not have enough words for how AMAZING Autumn is! I was planning a Montana wedding from Texas, and she was the most responsive, thorough and organized of any of the planners I contacted. She had never done a wedding in Whitefish, but you would not have known it. She helped create the perfect wedding for us from the ground up. She understood what we wanted from a design/decor standpoint even before we knew what we wanted. When there was a bump in the road, she smoothed it out or found another path. We gave her a budget and she worked and stretched it in ways I would never have been able to. Autumn made planning a wedding immensely easier and I would book her again 10x over.
BONUS! She owns Happy Huckleberry Studios and designed our invitations which were also perfect! So our invites, decor, and day-of paper products all worked together seamlessly.
DOUBLE BONUS! She is very crafty and will build design elements by hand! (She built a chuppah for us that was absolutely gorgeous!)
Autumn is incredible at her job and it is clear that she truly loves what she does. I could honestly write a book about how amazing she is -- so save yourself the stress and hire her now!
Autumn was the best investment we made for our wedding. Aside from the fact that her skill, ingenuity, experience, and creativity saved us a lot of money, what we achieved was better than we could have ever dreamed of without her.
Autumn's approach from day 1 was thoughtful, efficient, and thorough. She knew exactly what to ask to understand our vision, and she helped us fill in the blanks on stuff we hadn't thought about. When we were indecisive or changed our minds, Autumn was patient and understanding.
Ultimately, we worked with Autumn for many months and we consider her a friend. She is passionate about what she does and she made us feel like we were her only clients. The fact that Autumn is independent and building a business on her own name is a key differentiator for her vs. other services. You get something very special with Autumn and I suggest giving her a chance if you're shopping around.