Sister Secrets Wedding & Event Planning is a Hometown Wedding & Event Planning Company with a special interest in Floral Design. We provide custom designed packages for our clients with an array of budgets and requests.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Atlanta Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Callie Rackley, from Sister Secrets Wedding & Event Planning.
Where have you been featured?
The Wedding Planner Magazine, It Started with Yes, The Daily Wedding
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
DIY Weddings Rustic/Barn Weddings Floral Design
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples love working with me because I am very real and honest with them when it comes to details and what needs to happen on the day of the Wedding. I keep things calm and organized on the day of the Wedding and help diffuse last minute issues that arise.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
The thing I love the most about being a Wedding Planner is that I am able to execute the most important and most often dreamed-about day of a woman’s life. I am honored to be trusted with that task by my clients.
How did you get started?
I got started by planning a lot of church events and festivals for my local church. I would always be the go-to person for any events regarding work or friends showers, etc. I finally decided to take the leap and get Certified as a Wedding Planner to make extra money on the side of my full-time job. I named my company based on a Facebook “Secret” Group with my two sisters and I as we discussed the details of one of my sister’s upcoming Wedding. They were my inspiration for Sister Secrets and I have tried to treat all of my brides just as I would have one of my sisters. I then became active in the Association of Bridal Consultants Georgia Chapter, where I now hold the Georgia State Manager position leading our state.
Many of our readers want to know how much a wedding planner cost in Atlanta – how would you respond?
Wedding Planning can be catered to your needs as a Bride. It is important to remember that the more details you give in the beginning the better quote you can receive. I am in the Middle Georgia area and my Wedding Planning Packages can range from $500 to $1500 for a local venue and $800 to $3000 for a venue in Atlanta.
What budget range do you cater to?
I cater to any budget that a client may have, but the majority of my brides are low-budget and DIY brides.
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
The beginning process entails laying out my services and asking them to fill out my “Hello Sister” questionnaire. This helps me better customize a quote specifically for them. I use WeddingWire and generate a proposal that is published on their customized client site. We generally meet in person once this is completed and start the Wedding Planning process.
We could not have hoped for a better wedding coordinator! Callie was so easy to work with! We were planning from about 500 miles away and didn’t get into town until the day before the wedding, but it was no problem because of Callie! There were some emergencies the day before and day of that she took care of and just told us not to worry. We really believe she went above and beyond her job duties for us! She also did all of our flowers which we absolutely loved! She worked within our budget to create something magical! Do not hesitate to book Callie for your wedding!
Callie becomes your best friend thru this process. She is brilliant and creative and can take the pressure off you. I was moving to another state in the middle of the wedding planning process and she made everything easier for me. The best of the best!
Callie made sure our wedding day was absolutely perfect!!! She is so responsive, sweet and provides great guidance throughout the planning process! We decided to use Callie for our floral too and I could not be happier! She made our entire vision come to life! Her floral work was beautiful! If you’re looking for a coordinator/planner that can do it all and make sure you’re day runs smoothly, make sure to contact Callie!