wedding consultant

Planning A Wedding?

If so, "Be Your Own Wedding Consultant" is a MUST for you!


This exceptional new wedding book, in an easy to read format, covers every aspect of planning the most inportant day of your life.

Written by Shirley Copeland, a wedding expert and owner of her own Bridal Consulting Service for 20 years. Her weddings have been featured in Elegant Bride and Town and Country Magazines.

Whether your plans call for a lavish extravaganza, or a simple ceremony on the beach, make no mistake, it WILL NOT JUST HAPPEN. Behind every successful wedding lies months of careful planning.

From selecting the perfect invitation through throwing the rice, Step by step, Shirley's expert advise will guide you effortlessly through every minute detail. Showing today's busy brides the easy way to accomplish a flawless, detailed and stress free wedding day.

Learn how to get the most from your wedding budget with savvy insider tips and money saving ideas, which will enable you to cut costs without compromising quality. Know the vital questions to ask when evaluating prospective vendors, to be assured the services you select are reputable and dependable.

This is a magical time in your life, let an expert show you how to plan your dream wedding and enjoy every minute of it.

HAVE YOUR WEDDING YOUR WAY with "Be Your Own Wedding Consultant"

Chapters Include:


  • Who pays for what

  • Invitations

  • The Bridal Party

  • Ceremony & Location

  • Wedding Rehearsal

  • Correct Attire

  • Your Gown

  • The Reception

  • Music

  • Flowers

  • Cake

  • Photographer

  • Videographer

  • Transportation Options

  • Marriage License

  • Bridal Showers

  • Gift Registry

  • Thank You Notes


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    Your Personal Wedding Consultant

    Your wedding day is one of the most special and exciting days in your life. It should be perfect from start to finish. Occasions, etc. can turn your wedding dreams into your dream wedding. As a consultant, planner, and coordinator, Occasions, etc. works with a network of professional service providers. We assist you in areas such as proper protocol, etiquette, suggestions on designs and styles and questions to help you create your day. Most importantly, our experience allows us to work every detail to make sure your day is unique and memorable so you can relax and enjoy your special day!

    Commitment to excellence, attention to details and personal service will ensure that you, your family, and your guests experience a magical day with many fond memories. We are professionals with extensive training and experience, and as members of the Association of Bridal Consultants, we are guided by a Code of Ethics that will ensure fair and honest services provided in a timely and cost-efficient manner.



    We offer a wide variety of wedding services and we assist you in selecting only those services that you want or need. Some of the most popular services are:



    Wedding Consultants

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    Taylor-Kennaley Photography

    A wedding consultant can make your wedding planning easier.  They can plan all aspects of your wedding or just some of the little details.  We get so many emails from brides who are looking for the perfect reception site for their wedding.  They are looking for a reception site that overlooks water, or an historic mansion with an outdoor ceremony site, or they have "champagne taste on a beer budget".  Your best bet is to hire a wedding consultant.  They can help you find the perfect reception site.
    Here is a list of several kinds of wedding consultants:
    • Independent Bridal Consultant:  this person will work directly with the bride and groom in helping them plan any/all aspects of their wedding.  They do not work for a specific vendor.
    • Bridal Consultant:  they work for a specific vendor and help the bride and groom with their wedding arrangements (such as a consultant at a flower shop or a consultant at a photography studio).
    • Wedding Coordinator: this person is an on-site consultant who coordinates the wedding activities (rehearsals and ceremony procedures).
    • Church Wedding Coordinator: this person will work with the church to make sure that the church rules and regulations are being followed.
    • Wedding Day Coordinator: this person conducts rehearsals and wedding-day activities.  However, they do not coordinate the initial planning.

    Selecting a Wedding Consultant / Planner

    A wedding consultant or event planner plays many roles.   They can design your wedding theme, choose vendors, book the reception site, negotiate contracts, schedule appointments, find the perfect centerpieces and the list goes on and on. Consultants help you come up with ideas to make your wedding day an unforgettable event.  They can either plan every detail or just minor details for your wedding.
    A consultantís fee can range from 10 Ė 20 percent of the total wedding costs or they may charge a flat fee. Itís important to interview wedding consultants to make sure they can work within your budget and also to make sure you are comfortable with the way they work.  Ask for referrals from friends and relatives.
    Before signing a contract with a consultant, make sure all fees, specific services and any deadlines to be met are listed.
    If you are looking for a reputable wedding consultant to help you plan any/all aspects of your wedding, visit our consultant vendor list.

    Questions to ask the Wedding Consultant

    • How long have you been in business?
    • What kind of training or certification do you have?
    • How do you charge? Flat fee or percentage?
    • What will you wear on the wedding day?
    • What is your specialty?
    • How many weddings have you worked on?
    • Do you have a list of client referrals that I can contact?
    • What do you include in the contract?