event planner, wedding planner
Making your wish a reality.
My name is Kellie and I am a wedding and event coordinator for the Central Alberta area. My goal is to make your dream event come to fruition.
I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2006 with a degree in Education, and soon moved to Red Deer to begin teaching full time at a middle school in Red Deer. Shortly after moving to Red Deer, I met my husband. It was during the planning of our wedding that I realized that wedding and event planning is a true passion of mine.
I have always loved throwing parties for friends and family, including costume parties, large-scale scavenger hunts, and family-style Christmas dinners. I have also begun delving into developing corporate retreats and team builders. And of course, I love planning weddings. I find every aspect of them thrilling!
I offer full planning, as well as partial planning. My services are attainable during any point of your event planning process.
Services can include, but are not limited to:
•Unlimited consultations by phone, text, or email;
•Monthly in person consultations to ensure every detail is taken care of and organized;
•Decor recommendations and attention to every detail;
•Vendor recommendations, negotiations, and meetings;
•Venue recommendations and meetings;
•Creation and management of the proposed budget;
•Guest accommodation and entertainment arrangements;
•Preparation and management of schedules which includes a detailed itinerary for your event;
•Reception site visits;
•Instruction of duties to guest speakers/presenters;
•Confirmation of vendors 3-5 weeks before your event;
•Meeting 2 weeks prior to your event to ensure everything is organized;
•Delivery of final payments to vendors;
•Communication with all vendors the day of your event
•Ceremony and reception site visits;
•Attendance and coordination of your ceremony rehearsal;
•Instruction of duties to ushers and readers;
•Organization of ceremony processional the day of the wedding;
•Assistance with the transition from ceremony to reception;
•Transportation of decor from ceremony to reception;
•On-site direction of ceremony, photos and reception set-up;
•Complete on site wedding day management;
• Use of a complimentary Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Kellie was able to help me plan my dream wedding in less than 7 months. She was great at the rehearsal, making sure everyone knew their roles, where they needed to be and when. She carried that over to our actual wedding day and was calm through the whole thing.
My fiancé proposed in May of 2012, and even though we're not planning on getting married until June 2014, I'm already worried about things like budgeting and finding service providers. Kellie has been great at helping me determine a budget and outlining the order that stuff needs to be booked in order to get the wedding I want. Even though she's based out of Lacombe, she has been able to find reception sites for me to choose from in Drumheller and different catering companies for us to consider. She does her homework and researches everything before giving you names and numbers of companies.