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We had a blast chatting with our November Vendor of the Month, Atrendy Wedding! In our newsletter we described the amazing work that Atrendy Wedding does and the philosophy it lives by. However, we wanted to get a little more in depth information from the owner herself, Pam Barefoot. We sat down to discuss some of her top tips for clients as well as frequently asked questions.

Q: What drives your work?

A: Design! I love creating something special with my clients. I don’t believe in creating the same thing twice. I think about my clients wedding everywhere I go and get inspiration at every turn. I’m constantly thinking about how to create something unique and special for each couple based on the vision we create together. I love seeing my clients face when their wedding is reveled to them on their big day.

Q: What is the number one piece of advice you give brides?

A: Right before I cue the bride down the aisle and open the doors I tell them to take this moment in and remember it. They are about to walk to their future husband and share it with all their friends and family. The wedding day is full of memories but if you don’t take the time to stop and be present it flies by without you ever taking in the important moments.

Q: How do you suggest brides spread out their wedding budget (percentage wise)?

A: Every couple is completely different with their wants and needs. What is important to one couple wont necessary be important to the next to make their big day memorable. I get to know each one of my couples so their budget is a reflection of the wedding they want.

Q: What do you suggest to plan first?

A: The first thing couples should do is hire a wedding planner that they connect with and has experience in the area that they want to get married in. The rest will be simple when you have someone on your side that understands your wants and vision. A professional will make the process easy for you and keep you on track for the months to come.

Q: What is your favorite part to plan?

A: Each wedding should have a flow and feel right from the beginning to the end. I believe that when your guests leave your wedding they will say, “That was the best wedding we’ve ever been to” and they won’t even know why or be able to pinpoint a specific thing because what you created for them was an “experience” from the very beginning to the end.

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