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Christine Rakness

event planner , wedding planner

Christine Rakness

Saratoga, WY

Ring Around the Finger-Wedding and Event Planning
"We're the perfect fit!"

I have always had an intense love for weddings and planning ever since I was a little girl. I have attended so many weddings already, as well as events and I am just at the beginning of this wonderful new career! So I have numerous ideas and am ready to plan!

I consider myself a master of organization and a complete color coordinator! My personal approach to design is to give you exactly what you want for your wedding or event and to do so in an incredibly organized, professional, and timely manner, while also having fun.

Now that the ring has been placed around the finger, allow me to do all of the planning!

Extended Bio
I was born in Steamboat, CO and I love it there, it is so beautiful! I have lived in Wyoming for pretty much my whole life, although after I graduated from Casper College I move to Grand Junction, CO for a short time and loved it there, but I am now back in Wyoming going back to school for my business degree as well as finishing up my course to become a certified professional wedding planner and I couldn't be more thrilled!

As far as my education goes I graduated from Rawlins High School with a 3.8 G.P.A and was involved in so many diverse activities there including: Being the Vice President of the entire student body through Student Council, the President of Key Club, which is a community service club, A varsity competitor on the Volleyball team all four years as well as on the basketball team and track team. I learned at a very young age to manage my time and be organized. I have coordinated so many events in my high school and college career and that's how I knew that I was perfect for the wedding and event planning field because it is my passion!
I graduated from Casper College in Casper, WY with my Liberal Arts Degree in 2009 with a 3.6 G.P.A. I am currently attending the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY to gain my Business Management Degree to own and operate my very own business.


Ring Around the Finger-Wedding and Event Planning offers a wide variety of services in order to benefit you as my customer. I offer:
1. Consultations- The beginning consultation is part of the "Is This the Right Fit" package as discussed below but from there on the consultations include sitting down with my client and, for a fee, discussing the details and goals of their specific event. The fee is only if the client prefers just a consultation to get information and will not be wanting any other services.
2. Planning and preparation packages-These packages include a consultation, helping my clients find vendors and services right for them and their event. Also, I will coordinate all the details of the event right up to the day before it takes place, to make sure everything is done correctly and their are no problems.Some specific packages I offer are:
A)Is this the right "fit" information package-This package includes a consultation as well as pre-made information about me and my services to ensure that I am the right "fit" just like you wouldn't want your "ring around the finger" to not be correct for you. I feel the same about my services.
B) Proof Plan Package-This package is going to include me planning your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, as well as the day-of services needed.
C) The I Do Package-I am hired for just the day of any event to give directions, solve problems, and be available for the expected as well as any unexpected items that arise.
D) The Platinum Package-This includes planning the entire event from beginning to end. I personally will oversee and coordinate all of the activities on the day(s) they are held. I will also help with any post-event tasks.This is the highest quality package just like the platinum wedding band.

Along with all these basic services I offer:
-One Year Wedding Timeline
-Wedding Day Itinerary for both bride and groom
-Budget sheets and advice
-Color Scheme and Theme Advice
-Cake and Catering Suggestions
-Wedding Etiquette Tips
-Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location Assistance
-Decoration Suggestions
-Clothing and Accessory Coordination Tips
-Honeymoon Planning
-I am also willing to travel if that's what it takes to make my client happy and to give them the wedding or event of their dreams and to ensure that all operations run as smoothly as possible.
-And the list goes on and on!

There is no event too large or small. Have no clue how your going to find the time to plan your daughter's graduation party? Or your son's big 21st birthday party? Want that dinner party to impress your boss? Then no problem. I am the woman for the job. Being that I am trained in wedding and event planning, I am an irreplaceable tool for you. By hiring me as your planner I will save you time, money, and effort and make any event thoroughly enjoyable for you and your guests. Call me, Christine Rakness at Ring Around the Finger-Wedding and Event Planning today and set up your free consultation for your event!