We are a boutique wedding planning and coordination company that focuses on making our client’s dream wedding to become a reality with a streamlined and fun planning experience.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Phoenix Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Cara, from A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations.
Where have you been featured?
We are lucky to have been featured in Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, 100 Layer Cake, the Grey Collective, Wedding Chicks, Borrowed and Blue, Arizona’s Finest Sites and Services, Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine and others!
Why do couples love working with you?
We really pride ourselves on being down to earth, approachable and very prompt in our communication with our clients. On Wedding Day, I think our ability to stay calm under any amount of pressure or situation without reflecting any stress to our clients is a huge asset. Our goal is to deflect any stress from our clients no matter what may happen behind the scenes so they can truly relax and enjoy every part of the day.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
I love meeting such a wide variety of people, their families, their friends. People I wouldn’t normally meet on a day to day basis from all walks of life, it’s really awesome. I also love the anticipation and fast pace of the wedding day, watching everything come together while our clients have the time of their life is a great feeling of satisfaction.
How did you get started?
I honestly got really lucky. I started working as an office assistant for a wedding planner and over the years my role in her company grew until I was presented the opportunity to purchase the company and become the owner. I never dreamed this would be my job or that I would own my own business but 12 years and a lot of learning and experience later, here we are!
What 3 words best describe your company?
Integrity, Compassion, Hard Working.
What is your favorite part of the wedding planning process?
The actual day of the wedding is by far my favorite part. I love seeing our client’s vision become a reality!
What budget range do you cater to?
I would say the vast majority of our clients have a wedding budget between $50,000 – 100,000 but our services can range between $2,000 and up so there are definitely clients above and below this range that we are happy to provide assistance to. We believe that everyone deserves to have help on their big day and aim to help however we can.
A Day to Cherish provided our wedding day-of coordinating services, and it was truly the best money we ever spent! Cara and Stephanie were amazing to work with – professional, organized, easy to reach, and very experienced. My wedding went flawlessly thanks to the seamless timeline that they put together for us that kept things moving along beautifully. While they were only our day-of coordinators, they were so much more! They made sure we were staying on track with our planning and kept up with all of our vendors to ensure everyone knew where to be, what to do and when. I was able to let go and relax completely on my wedding day as I knew that they had everything under control. I am so grateful for A Day to Cherish and everything they did for us! Highly recommended!!
I would highly recommend A Day to Cherish for your wedding planning needs. Cara was very responsive throughout the planning period. Even though wedding planning could be stressful at times, Cara always presented her ideas and opinions in a comforting manner. She managed three large events for our wedding weekend – a traditional Indian Sangeet and a western Ceremony & Reception. Giving the team freedom to decorate with the decor we provided, both nights looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Cara and her team executed our vision to the T. Also, all three events went so smoothly. You definitely get your money worth and you won’t be disappointed.
Cara was everything I could have asked for- and more- in a wedding planner. She is very friendly, down to earth, and professional. She immediately understood my vision and personality and set me up with perfect vendors to compliment that. She is quick to respond to any question, and gets things taken care of immediately. My planning process, and wedding day, was extremely smooth and stress-free thanks to her- and I am pretty sure not many brides can say that!! I highly recommend her!!!