White Willow Events LLC is located in Lafayette, Indiana. Taia Alvarado is the owner and operator of White Willow Events. Taia is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is a certified Wedding Planner and has more than 6 years of experience in the wedding industry.
Taia Alvarado started out as a floral designer specializing in wedding and event floral design. She loved working with the brides and grooms and being apart of their special day. Her love for flowers and design grew into a love for weddings. Taia accepts only a handful of clients per year to ensure that she can deliver exceptional and unparalleled service. She will be at your side at every turn, making sure each and every detail gets the attention it deserves.
10 Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner
Reason #1. You deserve everything to be perfect on your big day It takes a lot of time and hard work to pull a wedding together perfectly. A wedding planner has organized a wedding a hundred times, and with practice comes perfection. They know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, what should (and shouldn’t) be in a contract, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day.
Reason #2. You’re not too good at sticking to a budget Money is one of the hardest aspects of planning your wedding. Who’s paying, how much, when is your bill due and how do you ensure you don’t spend too much of it? A wedding planner is like a financial adviser or an accountant who specializes in weddings. They know how much things should cost, roughly what percentage of your budget will be spent in each area, whether, and when payments will need to be made in order to secure services or products.
Reason #3. Your wedding planning experience should be enjoyable Whether your engagement is long or short, you should enjoy every moment of that special time with your dream man. Most importantly, you do not want to turn into a Bridezilla who can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t work and is constantly stressing about how much work there is to be done. Since it’s our job, a wedding planner has time and the skills to deal with everything on your behalf. All you have to worry about is taking care of yourself and enjoying your engagement period.
Reason #4. You don’t want to spend hours finding vendors It’s daunting to know how many suppliers are out there (and how many people it takes to make a wedding a success). Wedding planners can recommend vendors they’ve worked with before and know how to get the best prices, and the best results, from them.
Reason #5. You don’t want to worry about forgetting to plan or pay for something Wedding checklists can be pages long, so it’s no surprise if you’re worried about forgetting something. Luckily a planner knows what needs to be done. They will keep track of all your deadlines and remind you when things need to be done and decided on.
Reason #6. You both work & you don’t want wedding planning to take over your life Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, even more if you do everything yourself. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant whose sole responsibility is to help you with all of the tasks that need to be done.
Reason #7. You have a venue coordinator but they don’t take care about any of the details You’ve already found your venue and you get on really well with the venue co-coordinator (the person who takes care of all the logistics of the venue and often is provided as part of your wedding package). She’s great and has got everything under control, she’s even given you a recommended list of suppliers that they work with. But keep in mind, that’s generally as far as her services extend. A wedding planner goes beyond these tasks and can help you manage your budget, mediate disputes with your family, tell you what flowers are in season on your wedding date, take you to meet the other suppliers, research prices, and anything else you wish.
Reason #8. You need help making your vision a reality No matter whether you know exactly what you want, have a vague idea, or no idea at all, a wedding planner can help you define the look, style, mood and emotions you want to create. They know the latest trends and are inspired daily by other brides, suppliers and the industry. They can visualize what will work in your venue and know how to bring your desired mood to life.
Reason #9.You’re struggling to meet the demands of your friends and family Does your family have a different idea of how your wedding should look? Many brides have to deal with a plethora of conflicting opinions from their friends and family about how the wedding should unfold, and it can be hard to please everyone. Not to mention stressful. A wedding planner will deal with your family’s expectations, show you the available options and can be relied upon to give you expert advice so you make an informed decision.
Reason #10. You’re planning a wedding somewhere other than where you live Planning a destination wedding has it’s pros, but it’s hard to organize suppliers that you’ve never met or imagine a space you’ve never seen in person. A wedding planner with experience in organizing weddings and has a trick or two up their sleeve for getting the job done the way you want.