H & L LOVELY CREATIONS
A wedding Planning Service with a wonderful duo
Hello Frozen Frame Brides and welcome back to another vendor spotlight for Wedding Wednesday. Today’s spotlight is on a great friend of mine. H& L Lovely Creations is a wedding planning service that is there for all of your needs on that big day! I met Lorie & Howard at a styled shoot back in 2018 and have worked alongside of them many times. They both such great people to work with and really care about getting everything down to the last detail in line for the big day. I have done a little interview with Lorie and this is what she had to say!
WHO WE ARE: We’re Howard and Lorie, a husband-and-wife team who love bringing exceptional events to life.
LORIE: Lead Designer & Founder HOWARD: Logistics Pro, handles all the operations
– Obsessed with spreadsheets and organizational tools – A perfectionist and a free spirit rolled into one
– Born and raised in the beautiful country of Ecuador – Loves getting lost on an adventure
– Can’t stop eating salt and vinegar chips – Always the one driving the car
– Believes the right details are everything – Has a Chinese middle name
– Forever collecting plants and puzzles – Can’t say no to In-N-Out Burgers
How did you get into wedding planning? How long have you been doing it?
It all started when Howard proposed and we had to plan our own wedding. We’ve been in business officially for about 3.5 years.
Okay exactly what is wedding planning?
Planning is the foundation of a perfect wedding or event, from big-picture decisions to the finest details.
Do you come the day of the wedding as well or is all done before the event?
Let me explain something first: there is no way someone can show up on the day of an event and do things to perfection, The “day-of-coordination” term is wrong, everything starts BEFORE. We help our couples with their planning journey and we are with them every step of the way, whether they need help with every item + vendor OR simply need us to orchestrate the vendors + items they’ve already decided on, we will be there from the beginning to end to help them out.
What is the wedding planning process like and what is required of the couples to help make your job go smoother?
Planning a wedding is like putting a puzzle together, you have all the pieces spread out everywhere and we come and put them together for you. As in any good relationship, we ask for honesty and clear communication, that’s all. Things are easier when expectations are laid out and communicated. The planning process is very meticulous, so the more information the better.
How far in advance do you generally like couples to book you?
Every couple works at their own pace and that is OKAY! We have services to help them all, FULL PLANNING when they have nothing except perhaps the venue, PARTIAL PLANNING when they have a few vendors booked but still need help sourcing some out, and WEDDING MANAGEMENT when they have done all the heavy lifting and found all the vendors and just need us to help them iron out the last details and orchestrate the team on the day. FULL Planning is usually booked 1+ year out, PARTIAL Planning 6-9 months before, WEDDING MANAGEMENT 7-9 weeks before.
How much is your deposit and when is it due?
50% non-refundable, upon signing the contract When is the final payment due? usually 30 days before the event, some couples ask for payment plans and we will be able to accommodate.
Is there anything you would like to tell prospective brides and grooms?
It is never too early to start planning and remember to BOOK your vendors ASAP! The wedding boom is real and most vendors are already booked for 2022 + 2023, so do not delay.
You can find H&L Lovely Creations and their excellent wedding planning service on their website or at any of these social media platforms.
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