Updated: Jan 26



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The flagship wedding planning kit is now called To The Aisle, Through Every Trial. You can now also purchase the physical workbook independent of the kit. Look for I Love You, I Do in the shop.


What is included in the kit?


Each kit includes the ADVANCED version of my wedding planning workbook. This workbook covers things like finding the perfect vendors, allocating your budget according to your priorities, how to write your vows, creating a day-of timeline with your vendors, and much more. There are more than ten worksheets for you and your partner to complete together to help you establish healthy communication habits and practice making life decisions as a team. The workbook includes a payment tracking spreadsheet, storage space for your vendor contracts, and also a place to keep track of notes. Lastly, the workbook includes a variety of discount codes and offers from some of my favorite vendors.


In addition to the workbook, the kits come with a master checklist fridge magnet, 50 ways to deepen your connection, and everything that you need for a memorable date night. The date night activity in the launch kit is an evening spent around the campfire roasting gourmet s' mores from Madyson's Marshmallows. You will be able to choose between peanut-butter or chocolate-filled marshmallows when you checkout.


Why should I purchase this kit?


I've been to countless weddings and I feel that so often these events are lacking personality and connection with the couple. Which, in my opinion, is such a missed opportunity! My workbook is designed to help you determine what elements are unique to your relationship and to help you explore a variety of ways to incorporate them into your celebration. You'll also be guided through the process of allocating your budget based on what you value most. I don't believe in a standard budget breakdown because every couple is so unique and their priorities often reflect that.


The second element of this kit is the opportunity to create a solid foundation for your marriage. In a world where more than 50% of marriages end in divorce, I wanted to provide a product that would help give couples a fighting chance. By being intentional with your relationship, learning to communicate and make tough decisions together, along with making date nights and a meaningful connection with your partner a top priority, I believe that you will have a much healthier foundation for a lasting and fulfilling marriage.


Why is it so expensive?


On average, most couples spend 500+ hours planning their own wedding. Consider the time and memories that you would have to give up in order to find an extra 500 hours in your life. For those couples who opt to hire a professional wedding planner, these services can cost between $3,500 - $10,000. YOU & ME INTENTIONALLY is not meant to replace hiring a professional, but it will guide you through the wedding planning process to ensure that you don't need to spend countless hours gathering the information necessary to plan your wedding. If you do opt not to hire a professional, I can promise that buying this kit will be the best decision you could possibly make. Not to mention, the discount codes in the back of my workbook will easily save you more than what you will pay for this kit.


What are these worksheets that I keep hearing about in the workbook?


Throughout the workbook, I have created a number of worksheets for you and your partner to complete together. Some of these worksheets include either/or scenarios to help you narrow down what your ideal celebration of love looks like. There are also worksheets to brainstorm your guest list, to rank your potential vendor according to your priorities, to write your vows, and even to create a day-of-contact list. The idea behind these worksheets is that they will provide a constructive environment for you and your sweetheart to discuss your preferences and come to an agreeable decision together. By fostering your communication skills and your ability to make decisions as a couple, you can feel confident that your marriage is being set up for success.


What if I want to hire you after purchasing the kit?


I'd love to work with you! With that being said, I know that the kit is a bit of an investment. That is why I have included a discount for anyone that purchases the kit and then decides that they would benefit from hiring a professional wedding planner. Please send me an email with your purchase receipt to info@wheatandweather.com. You're also welcome to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation call via the link on my website.


Will this help me find vendors?


There is a lot that goes into finding the perfect vendors for your wedding. I cover most of this in the workbook, but I am always happy to help you navigate any challenges that you might face during the process. Additionally, I've included discount codes for a number of my favorite vendors in the back of the workbook.


How do I redeem the discounts?


Some of the discounts require a specific code that can be found on the last page of the workbook. Please see below for those specific instructions:


Schedule Me In - Schedule Me In is a relationship planner that is designed to help you be more intentional with your relationship by physically scheduling in your favorite person! This company has offered to include a free Mine/Yours set of pens for anyone that has purchased my workbook - a $14.95 value! Visit their website https://theyesgirls.com/form/order-schedule-me-in-the-relationship-planner// and select the option "Add Mine/Yours Set of Pens".Your discount will be automatically applied at checkout when you use the code provided.


Minted - Use the code provided to enjoy 35% off save the dates, plus 25% off any Minted wedding purchase. If you work with Wheat & Weather Creative Design Co.as your designated wedding planner, you will also have access to a free custom monogram for your wedding.


For all of the other discounts, you will just need to send a screenshot of your purchase receipt to the vendor when you reach out.


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Have more questions? Feel free to email me at info@wheatandweather.com and I will be sure to get those added to this FAQ post as soon as I can!


Outdoor weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially with coronavirus still at large. These often spacious venues make it easier for social distancing and also incorporate the element of fresh air into the mix. Additionally, nature can effortlessly provide a stunning backdrop for your beautiful day of celebration! Whether you opt to go with a nature-inspired venue due to budget constraints or personal preference, there are many details that often go overlooked that can easily help ensure that your special day is remembered for all the right reasons.


1. Consider your start time

Many wedding ceremonies often begin around 4:30-5 pm; however, this is often the warmest part of a summer day and can result in a seriously sweaty soiree. I've never met a bride or groom that is immune to a little perspiration while wearing a 3-piece suit or heavily-beaded wedding gown, especially when the sun is showing off by creating the ideal conditions for a perfectly sidewalk-cooked egg. Just as you don't want to be uncomfortable during your ceremony, your guests don't either. Not to mention that your photos may be littered with guests' pit stains, fallen hairstyles, harsh lighting, and melting mascara. On the flip side, the light fades much earlier during the winter, which could cause challenges for your photographer. Coordinate with your photographer to research the typical time for sunset and create a timeline based around the perfect lighting coupled with the most comfortable temperatures.


2. Paperweights are required

For some strange reason, every couple seems to think that their wedding will be immune to weather complications. This is rarely the case, but there are countless small things that you can do to avoid the most common inconveniences. One of these small things is to incorporate paperweights that will withstand the occasional breeze. Take advantage of this opportunity to spice up your tablescape with fun details such as a vibrate agate, miniature potted succulents, a small bag of your favorite coffee beans, or maybe even an array of seashells. These tiny tokens can double as a favor and will keep your menu cards and napkins from being disturbed. You'll also want to be sure to consider weights for any signage, specifically directional instructions that may be impacted by cars speeding by.


3. Add seasonal accessories to keep your guests comfortable

Woven fans, fur shawls, or playful umbrellas are just a few ideas to consider when thinking of how to ensure that your guests remain comfortable while enjoying your stunning outdoor location. Planning ahead and being intentional with these fun additions provides a great opportunity to further enhance your overall theme. Many calligraphers love to help by customizing these types of accessories to help your guests know that you put their enjoyment at the top of your priority list.


4. Parking must not be overlooked

Have you ever pulled out your fancy shoes for a wedding? You know, those ones that pinch just a little too tightly on your pinky toe and require a foot soak after just an hour's wear? You're not the only one who believes that a wedding is a perfect occasion for those gorgeous heels or Italian-leather loafers. Hopefully, through this illustration you can see why expecting your guests to walk a half-mile on a gravel pathway in their finest attire is ludicrous. Consider providing a shuttle service or valet parking to ensure that your guests have enough of a pain-tolerance left to tear up the dance floor when the time comes.


5. Protect your delicates

I know what you're thinking, you perv. Get your mind out of the gutter, because I'm talking about cake! Wedding cakes can often be quite a visual spectacle, which means that you will probably want some amazing photos to document its full glory before your guests dig in. Unfortunately, buttercream and sweltering heat don't play well together. Work with your cake provider to determine a delivery time that will ensure your cake is in mint condition. You may need to ask your venue if there is an onsite building with air conditioning or plan for some sort of awning to protect your delicate dessert.


While there are a variety of other elements that should be considered when planning for an outdoor wedding, hopefully, these points get your mind turning in the right direction and lead you and your sweetheart down a path of thoughtful innovation for an enjoyable celebration. Even so, if you just consider these 5 points, I can promise that your guests will notice and appreciate your attention to detail. Happy planning!

Congratulations! You and your sweetheart have decided on forever and are now starting to mull around a few ideas regarding the wedding. Whether or not hiring a wedding planner is something that either of you has considered, read why hiring a wedding planner should be non-negotiable.



1) No One Needs More Stress

Between working full-time, maintaining some level of cleanliness in your home, navigating the nuances of any relationship, and trying to lead a more intentional and meaningful life; I think that it's safe to say that stress is a staple in our daily lives. While stress truly has become unavoidable in today's world, that doesn't mean that you can't find ways to mitigate it. Hiring a wedding planner is a great option to maintain enough energy to fuel the positive momentum in your relationship and personal goals! Professional wedding planners are experts at helping you feel supported and informed, which are two critical factors for feeling in control. Knowing that someone is keeping a close eye on your timeline and budget can allow you and your partner to rest assured that everything is being taken care of. In addition to the pre-wedding logistics, your wedding planner should be an expert in ensuring that your wedding day runs smoothly; so that all you have to do is relax, enjoy, and make memories!



2) Money Doesn't Grow On Trees

Determining and sticking to a budget is one of the less enjoyable parts of planning a wedding. Most wedding planners and websites will give you an industry percentage breakdown or average cost for each element of a typical wedding. I believe that these numbers can be a great resource to know when a vendor is gouging you, but aside from that, I believe that they're completely useless. You work hard for your money, and I don't want you to feel as though you are wasting it! I believe that each wedding should be uniquely tailored to the couple that you are working with. Every couple will value each element of their wedding differently. Some couples will put a live band at the top of their priority list, while others may have a five-course seated dinner as their highest priority. Some couples may opt to host a weekend of memorable experiences, while others may opt for an intimate vow exchange celebrated with local wine and cheese. For this reason, I love to work with my clients to better understand which elements they both value and how their budget should be allocated based on what is most important to them. Beyond this, a wedding planner should help you keep track of your wedding spend and make intentional adjustments when necessary to ensure the budget is respected.



3) Industry Experts Aren't Born, They're Made From Years of Experience and Countless Failures

I know it's a strange phenomenon, but when you live and breathe weddings on a daily basis, you tend to become a bit of an expert. Ironically enough, most couples only plan 1-3 weddings throughout the course of their life. I don't know about you, but attempting to become an industry expert overnight to simply plan your own wedding seems to be quite an inefficient approach. A talented wedding planner will use each wedding and each failure as a learning experience to enhance their ongoing list of "lessons-learned". I know that the idea of failure when it comes to your wedding may ignite a little fear, but failure from time to time is inevitable. However, the difference between an amateur and an event professional is their ability to navigate failure in a graceful and innovative manner that goes completely unnoticed by those in attendance. After some time in the industry, seamless pivoting becomes second nature and your services offered become more refined and of higher quality.


While we're on the topic of industry experts, sometimes the price of a wedding planner may seem steep, but it's important to consider their past experiences. How many years have they been in the industry? What are their past career endeavors that may enhance their offerings? Do they have an educational background that contributes to their expertise? A culmination of applicable past experiences makes for a professional that you can trust. These past experiences are also why there are countless options when it comes to hiring a wedding planner. Finding someone that you connect and resonate with is essential! Do your research and find a planner that YOU can trust.



4) Wedding Planning Can Either Derail or Strengthen Your Relationship

No matter, which way you look at it, relationships require constant work and effort. I strongly believe that making your relationship a top priority is the only way to ensure its success. The tricky part is that we are all constantly being pulled in so many different directions, that it's incredibly easy to get sidetracked. Add into the mix, the struggle of navigating your future in-laws, moving in together, and trying to figure out how to plan a wedding. These monumental life-changes often trigger fear, break open old wounds, and lead to a sense of overwhelm. Choosing to neglect these challenges can result in emotional outbursts, a lack of mutual understanding, and a sense of divide between you and your future spouse. On the flip side, working through these pivotal times together as a united team can help in creating a rock-solid foundation for your marriage to be built upon.


I have found that planning a wedding can create the ideal environment for couples to grow together, or to grow apart. In a lot of traditional relationships, it's not uncommon for the future groom to "gift" his bride-to-be free reign when it comes to wedding planning. I feel that this is such a missed opportunity to learn more about each other and how your individual styles and preferences compliment one another! I'm not sure about you, but in a world where a large majority of marriages end in divorce, I want to give my relationship a fair shot by starting things off on the right foot. To me, that means setting the tone by learning how to work through times of stress/change together as a team right off the bat.



5) What Are Time, Money, and Memories Worth to You?

When you hire a professional wedding planner, you are hiring a) someone who has created a streamlined planning process based on trial and error, b) someone who has seen the typical challenges when planning a wedding and knows how to avoid/navigate them, c) someone who is naturally incredibly organized and has an eye for design, d) someone who has an internal checklist for before, during, and after your wedding to ensure nothing is forgotten or missed, e) someone who can field any hiccups with ease and discretion, f) someone who wants to make sure that your special day is as enjoyable and focused on your love as possible. Opting to plan your own wedding is definitely a viable option, but be sure to consider the amount of time and money that you will be required to contribute. Is this time and money that could be spent making memories with your friends and family, strengthening your relationship, or furthering your own personal growth? What memories will be sacrificed by those who are running around on the day of your wedding to make sure that the timeline is followed, vendors are directed, and things are going according to plan? If you find yourself questioning how you can afford to hire an expert, switch the narrative, and ask yourself how you can afford not to.

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