We put all of our passion into the little details. Bride’s Butler specializes in day-of planning, theme and venue design and full wedding coordination.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Toronto Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica, from Bride’s Butler.
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
I have training for all types of weddings including different types of religious ceremonial traditions. I specialize in day-of planning in which I take over the planning process approximately 2 months prior to the wedding. With so many social media sites and DIY projects, brides take advantage of the opportunity to be as involved as they can in planning their own wedding. At the 2-month mark I acquire all wedding planning materials. At this point, the bride and groom can relax and watch the final details come together without any stress. Day-of planning is cost-effective and allows the couple to sit back and enjoy their wedding day as it unfolds flawlessly.
Bride’s Butler also has experience in full wedding coordination, decor design and vendor relations.
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples love working with me because they receive personalized services from the owner and operator of the business, myself. It is important to me to work alongside couples to bring their dreams to life and to help provide memories that last a lifetime. I receive a good response from couples because of my efficiency to communicate and my involvement and knowledge of current trends in the wedding industry. My enthusiastic and professional personality keeps the whole planning process exciting and stress-free!
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
Being a wedding planner is such a fulfilling job. I get to be a part of a day that girls dream about throughout their childhood and a moment where couples’ lives become one. I love being able to bring couples’ visions to reality through hard work and passion for weddings. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing my clients relax and have fun on their big day!
How did you get started?
My mom was a wedding planner while I was going through university. I offered to help her with a couple of her weddings and soon became her assistant. I completely changed my career path as I fell deeper in love with weddings the more I was involved. I completed my International Event and Wedding Planning Certification through a private school and shadowed local wedding planners to gain experience. I then started my own business with difficulty branding and marketing as the industry is very competitive. An opportunity arose for me in 2014, when I was contacted by Diane Morris, Bride’s Butler original founder. I had worked with Diane in the past and she was looking for someone to take the business over to focus on her new family. I purchased the business in hopes of carrying on my dream career under an established branding. I officially took over the company in November of 2014 and am booked throughout this summer and as far as 2017.
What budget range do you cater to?
Mid-high. We accommodate clients’ needs and construct a specific quote for them or they can choose a pre-packaged service.
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
Of course, we congratulate the couple at first point of contact. It is an exciting and overwhelming time for a newly engaged couple and we want to offer them all the help we can to make the process exciting and memorable. We ask a few general questions to see what services the couple is looking for. Once we determine what they need, a face-to-face meeting is arranged so that a better idea of how the couples’ style, budget and wants and needs can be met for their big day. At Bride’s Butler it is important for us to see if not only we fit the couple, but if the couple fits us!
Where do I begin with the accolades to Jessica Paron of Brides Butler? My daughter and I had had different visions initially of what her dream wedding day would look like. We brought Jess in and she combined our two visions into one beautiful, still talked about wedding!! Jessica went above and beyond all of our expectations. She was extremely professional, sensitive and very organized. We had an outdoor/indoor DIY venue and Jess did all the providing of quotes for approval, coordinating of vendors and timelines necessary for a seamless wedding to suit and fulfil all of the wedding dreams envisioned. We had to quickly switch things from outdoors to indoors based on the aggressive thunderstorms of the day. Jess (and her team) did this with such positivity, professionalism and such calm, that we barely noticed the change in plans. We could not have done this without her!! We are so grateful to her!
-Mother of the Bride
We went back and forth about hiring a day-of wedding coordinator, and finally decided to go with Jessica. It was quite simply the best decision I made. She took such a weight off of my shoulders. She offered organization to an otherwise chaotic day. It was wonderful to have a go-to person that my vendors could talk to, but whom I also knew had my vision in mind. Not only is she professional, and amazing at what she does, but she is an awesome person and a pleasure to be around. All of my vendors and wedding guests who met her commented on how lovely she was and what a great job she did. If there was one recommendation I could make to someone getting married, it would be hire a day-of wedding coordinator! And most definitely if you choose to go that route, choose Jessica 🙂
-Manuela and Mike