As a professional wedding planner in the Kitchener/Waterloo area, I am here to help you bring those visions to life and create the amazing wedding of your dreams. You deserve to sit back and enjoy the road to your wedding day without all the fuss and stressful moments!
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Kitchener-Waterloo Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Melina, from Forever I Do.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
Everything? Is that the right answer?? Ha! I love seeing the couple’s vision come to life and to experience the joy and love leading up to that special day. Obviously, I love the planning aspect and helping the couple find that one unique piece to their wedding that they’ve wanted or even to give ideas that they haven’t even thought about. Let’s not forget seeing it all come together the day of and seeing the first look as they walk down the aisle. Makes me cry every time even to this day.
How did you get started?
The passion started when I planned my own wedding 10 years ago and I realized how much I loved it. I started planning friends weddings, corporate events, and bridal/baby showers. I realized that I needed to get certified in 2014 and take that leap and I’ve never looked back.
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
This question is hard to answer because every wedding is different. To say you specialize in one kind of wedding would limit your market greatly because one wedding I do this weekend will be totally different from the next one.
Why do couples love working with you?
I listen. A huge part of being a wedding planning is listening to your couples and hearing what they want. My job is to make their wedding come to life. There are misconceptions as to what a wedding planner will do for you and my practice is to do what they want and how they want it. I’m also available any time of the day. I’m their friend, counselor, financial advisor all on top of being their planner.
What 3 words would you use to describe your company?
Modern, unique, trendy
What budget range do you cater to?
I work with all budgets!
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
I give them a big YAY YOU’RE ENGAGED then we set up a time to meet to chat about their wedding and what I can provide for them. I send them an initial questionnaire that will basically give me some background and insight to their wedding day so I can come prepared for the meeting. I give them a binder with a ton of information to help them on their journey to planning their wedding as well as a free coffee! Who doesn’t love a free coffee?? For those that want Full Wedding Planning, we basically start planning right away! For those who want Day of Coordination, I still ask for a questionnaire to be filled out and then we set up a time to meet again one month before their wedding and then another one 1-2 weeks prior. Once again I am always available for my clients whether they want full planning or day of. Key to my success is being easy to contact when they have a question or concern.