We help design, negotiate, mediate, plan, and implement wedding details to the client’s wedding vision.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Phoenix Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Kim, from Arizona Wedding Planner.
Where have you been featured?
Awarded Master Wedding Planner | November 2008 | Association of Bridal Consultants
Awarded Couples’ Choice Award for 2016 from Wedding Wire.
Featured repetitively on Channel 3 TV, Fox 10 TV Phoenix, and NBC Channel 12 TV in Arizona.
Interviewed and featured in Bride’s, Modern Bride, The Wall Street Journal, Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Wedding Planner Magazine, Market News International, and tons of blogs.
Arizona State Coordinator | Association of Bridal Consultants May 2003 – March 2012
2010 Conference Chair | Association of Bridal Consultants | Attendees over 350 Wedding Planners from 6 Continents
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples and their parents rave saying, “we couldn’t have done it without my expertise or connections,” “our wedding day was the best day ever.” Many of the kudos are because they love my attention to detail in customizing their timelines and are astonished by things they would have left out, or never would have thought of on their own, which they attribute to being crucial to their wedding’s success.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
There are tons of things I love about being a wedding planner. I LOVE on the day of the wedding the couples’ facial expressions and their kind words of appreciation, and their hugs for how their wedding vision was exceeded and everything happened the way they wanted it to!
How did you get started?
I’ve always been OCD, and organized since I can remember. Since 1989 have been Publisher and President of Arizona Bridal Source. Before the movie ‘Father of the Bride’ or the internet, we had couples overwhelmed and not knowing how to plan their wedding, where to start, etc., so adding wedding planning to our product mix was a natural add-on.
What 3 words best describe your company?
Detailed, Experienced, Organized.
What is your favorite part of the wedding planning process?
I love listening and watching the expressions on their faces of how the couple first met, knew when they had found “the one,” finding out what they “must have” and “must not have” for their wedding, then offering creative ideas to implement and personalize a cohesive plan and realistic timeline to match their vision.
What budget range do you cater to?
Our “month-of” package starts at $2,500, and our “full service” package starts at $5,000. Customized wedding packages are available upon request. We’ve had clients hire us from endless budgets down to tight budgets. Since we pass on any vendor discounts we receive directly to our clients (although we don’t receive discounts from every vendor), it helps the clients hire reputable and quality vendors.
Kim is simply incredible. She walked me through the entire wedding process holding my hand when I needed it, calming me down when family members were being difficult, answering all my questions, working with my vendors making sure my vision was being heard and giving me ideas and suggestions. The best part about Kim is that she works with you to make sure your wedding is exactly what you dream it should be and even better. She refuses to let anything get in the way of it. Kim is an incredible wedding planner because she cares for each one of her clients and she wants to make sure that their wedding day is the best day of their life. Because of Kim, I was able to enjoy planning my wedding. She made my wedding day the best day of my life. Kim is not only one of the best wedding planners in the country she is a kind, caring, and fun person. She is exactly the person you want to be beside you right before you walk down the aisle.
We don’t even know how to begin to say thank you for ALL of the countless things you have done to make our wedding dreams come true! My sense is, a good portion of the things you do we don’t even know about – all we know is that we had the best day of our lives. Thank you for the container you have been – holding the details together in ways that are seen and unseen. Brian and I truly see you as a God-send, and a friend. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!
-Jen & Brian
Words cannot express my gratitude for all you have done. Your integrity and attention to detail are in a class of their own. I can’t imagine planning a wedding without you. You are an amazing wedding planner, yet above all, you are a sweet, kind, and a thoughtful person. I consider myself lucky to have met you. You will always be in my heart for making my dream wedding come true.