What is an Engagement Session

 What is an Engagement Session

In this post I’ll explain what your wedding engagement pictures are and the purpose in doing them aside from the incredible photos you get as a result. There is nothing to hide about being in love and relishing in the fact that you’ve made one of the most sacred decisions you can make as a couple is something to be proud of. You’ll be spending forever together and why not document that incredible commitment.

How to Plan a Korean American Wedding Ceremony

How to Plan a Korean American Wedding Ceremony

In this post I’m going to explain how to incorporate Paebaek-- the traditional Korean ceremony--into your western style wedding day. We are cross-cultural wedding planners, which means we help couples from diverse backgrounds infuse traditional elements into their American wedding.

Why You Should Create a Wedding Brand

Why You Should Create a Wedding Brand

In this post I’m going to explain why you should have a wedding brand and teach you about the major components that make up a wedding brand. Your wedding is special! It’s not to be treated like everyone else’s wedding because you have a love story that is unlike anything anyone else has ever known. Tell your story!

What is the Role of a Wedding Planner

What is the Role of a Wedding Planner

In this post I’m going to outline the role of a wedding planner and specifically the relationship we have with our clients as every true planner chooses to run his/her business differently. Your wedding planner may be a designer, he/she may just be a coordinator, they may offer partial planning or be a full service planner. Here at Michelle Isabel & Co we are full service planners and designers that also offer management/coordination services.

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Coordinator

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Coordinator

In the wedding world, there is a common offering where a venue promises that their in house venue representative is also the wedding coordinator. While that sounds wonderful in theory, it’s misleading. In this post I’m going to share the differences between a Venue Coordinator (VC) and a Wedding Coordinator (WC).

How to Host Your Wedding at a Private Estate

How to Host Your Wedding at a Private Estate

I’m going to walk you through my process for planning and producing events in non-traditional wedding venues like a private estate or a backyard for example. We’re going to put the wedding planning aside for now and discuss the 4 things to look out for when hosting your event at unique location.

My 2019 Word of the Year

My 2019 Word of the Year

It’s so refreshing to know that we’re all working on something. So I thought I’d give it a try to instill a sense of accountability. I’m putting this out in the world in case there is someone else out there with the same word who would be willing to share their journey and what this word means for you.

Which vendors do I need for my wedding and when should I hire them?

Which vendors do I need for my wedding and when should I hire them?

In this post I’m going to provide you with a quick overview of which wedding vendors are needed and when you should hire them. It’s a simplified wedding project timeline style of planning to make the process a little more manageable. This also includes a free download action sheet to help you hire your wedding team; we even provided recommendations for you.

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

Venue research can quickly get overwhelming without a system in place. You can expect decision fatigue to creep in when the vast amount of information starts pouring in. In this post I’m going to help you find the perfect wedding venue by taking you through the process I take with my clients. There is a freebie included in the form of a spreadsheet so you can get organized in your search.

How to Create your Wedding Day Timeline

How to Create your Wedding Day Timeline

In today’s post I’m going to provide you with a wedding day timeline example. You’re going to be inquiring into many service providers and they’ll have many questions. Time is money so having your timeline locked and loaded early on in the process will guide you along your journey with little overwhelm to avoid hundreds of unnecessary emails and inaccurate proposals and quotes.

Wedding Budget Breakdown 2019

Wedding Budget Breakdown 2019

In this post I’m going to help you figure out how to break down your 2019 wedding budget and outline common wedding expenses. We’ll develop a budget plan using your average wedding budget number and I’ll share a spreadsheet that I created to help you keep track and manage the budget plan.

Go From Engagement to Wedding Planning in These 4 Steps

Go From Engagement to Wedding Planning in These 4 Steps

In this post I’ll be laying out the steps that I take to help newly engaged couples go from ring-selfie excitement to wedding planning mode. Just as you would hire a financial advisor to help with your retirement plans or Purple Bricks (oh, commissery) to help you find your home, engaged couples turn to us to plan, design and produce their wedding.