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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What level of service do I need?
    We are frequently asked what level of service couples will need. Here are some important questions to ask yourself before hiring a planner. Do you have 10-20 hours per week for the next year to dedicate to planning? Have you ever planned a large event? Do you want professional guidance and support throughout the planning? Do you live out of state? Are you a working professional, graduate student or just in a busy place in life? Do you have family or friends who can spend 10 hours per week helping you plan your wedding? TIME On average, planning a wedding will take 500 hours to plan. Without a planner, you'll spend about 10-20 hours per week researching vendors, reviewing contracts, emailing, reading blogs, thinking about design elements, it will feel like it's taken over your life. If you do not have the time to dedicate to this, consider hiring a Full Planner. EXPERTISE "You don't know what you don't know!" Most of our clients are business professionals, highly organized and capable individuals. Most of our clients do not have experience in planning large events or weddings and want professional guidance from a planner who is an expert in their field and knows the Austin market. LOCATION Many of our clients are from NYC, Chicago are out of state and want experienced input from someone who knows the Austin market. Our clients also want an advocate on the ground who can attend vendor meetings and hold site visits. 1. Full Service Planning If you have never planned a large event, live out of town, lack the time to plan or simply want the knowledge of a professional planner, the Full Planning package is highly recommended. Full Planning service provides couples a highly personalized wedding plan and professional guidance throughout the entire process. The Full Planning service will save you countless hours, stress, and costly mistakes. 2. Design + Month of If you are confident in your organizational and planning skills, have some time to plan but, but need help creating a beautiful and cohesive event, the Design + Month of Coordination would be a perfect fit! You will handle the main vendors such as catering, band, venue, and we will help you create a gorgeous wedding design and create a plan to bring it all together. ​ 3. Month of Coordination If you are an organizational rockstar, have a knack for design and have all the wedding planning and design aspects covered, however, you and your family want to simply enjoy a relaxed and stress free wedding day the Month Coordination is exactly what you need!
  • Will you make choices for me / Will I have to use vendors on your list?
    We are here to help you navigate through the wedding planning process by offering professional and experienced advice. This is your wedding and we will never take over and make decisions for you,. We work very hard to recommend talented and professional vendors within your budget, however you are more than free to choose another vendor. ​ Your wedding will be a reflection of your tastes and styles and we will help you achieve what you are looking to create!
  • Have you ever worked at my venue?
    Austin and the surrounding area has hundreds of venues to choose from and we have coordinated at many of them! If we haven't coordinated at yoru venue, we know all the right questions to ask. We have created beautiful events at The Prospect House 800 Congress Mae's Ridge Camino Real Ranch The Grand Lady Mattie's at Green Pastures Springdale Station Laguna Gloria Woodbine Mansion W Hotel Hotel Van Zandt The Wild Flower Center Mercury Hall Hotel Ellla The Driskill Canyonwood Ridge Articulture The Sanctuary Space Ma Maison Addison Grove Chateau Bellevue Vista on Seward Hill The House on the Hill Thurman’s Mansion Horseshoe Bay Resort The Union on Eighth Stonehouse Villa and Camp Lucy to name a few!
  • How may weddings do you coordinate a year?
    We are here to be the eyes and ears on one of the most important days of your life. It's important for us to understand our client's visions and needs. We are able to accomlish this by working very closely with a limited number of clients each to about 10 per year or 2 per month, per planner.
  • What type of clients do you normally work with?
    Typical Lovely Day clients are fun, modern couples who prefer highly personalized events over traditional weddings. They are intersted in on-trend design and want their guests to have a fun and intimate experience and feel taken care of. Lovely Day clients value professional guidance throughout the planning process. Many of our clients are busy professionals from NYC, Chicago and DC and are looking for someone who can be the eyes and ears for them in Austin and for guidance within the Austin market. Lovely Day couples recognize the value of investing in high quality vendors to make the entire process of planning as smooth as possible. Typically, there is very little DIY projects and our clients would rather have professional vendors set up rather than having their family and friends work on the day of their wedding. Our typical client loves design and all the fun elements that go into a wedding but understands that the most important element of the wedding is the love and commitment they are sharing and time with their family and friends.
  • How do I reserve my date with Lovely Day?
    If you are interested in working with Lovely Day and we have your date available, we will set up an in person meeting or a phone call to get to know each other and learn about your planning needs. If we are a good fit and want to move forward, a signed contract and 50% deposit is required to hold your date.
  • Do you provide "Day of Coordination Only"?"
    You have spent so much time and money picking the right caterer, dj, and flowers. We want your day to be flawless and for you to be present and in the moment without a single worry on your wedding day. To create a seamless day for you, we start 6 weeks out and pour through all your planning, contracts and details. We visit the venue with your vendors, and get to know you a bit so we can best service you on the day of your wedding. This is an investment in everything you've worked so hard to plan. The least amount of service we provide begins 6-8 weeks out as "Event Management" or Month of Coordination. Anything less than this really doesn't set up our clients for a smooth event, nor put Lovely Day in the position of creating a well planned event. As a result we do not offer "Day of Coordination".
  • How long have you been planning events?
    My first experience in wedding planning was in college, I was studying theater at the time and working weekends for an event planning company here in Austin. Though it was hard work, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment! Shortly after, I graduated with a BFA in directing from Texas State University and moved to NYC to further study theater. I directed plays and of course living in NYC had several jobs. One of my jobs was a freelance make up artist for Laura Mercier. I ended up traveling over NYC and Connecticut doing bridal make up, and again found that I absolutely loved working with brides! It was so fun and special to be apart of making someone’s important day extra beautiful. After NYC I moved to L.A. with my husband where I ended up becoming director of the White Sands Film Festival for 4 years. This was an amazing and challenging job where I raised money, wrote grants, organized volunteers, film judges, created marketing ideas along with the creative director and managed weekend long festival events and after parties. After four years, I decided to take some time off to care for my then baby and toddler boys. ​ In 2013 my husband and I moved back to Austin, Texas where I created Lovely Day Events. The decision to create Lovely Day was natural seeing that I had been involved in planning events and shows for over 10 years and had always enjoyed working with brides and their families. ​ I absolutely love my job and am so blessed to have worked with the most amazing couples and vendors in the Austin community. I am always honored to be apart of someone’s important day and can’t imagine doing anything else!

Client Love

"Kierstin was the biggest blessing during our entire engaegement and through the wedding - it wouldn' t be half what it was without her! Throughout the process, she provided amazing vendor recommendations she knew were A+ and reliable, organized all the small details that would have inevitably been overlooked, provided advice, and kept us on schedule."

-Jessica S.


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