Countryside Photography

Wedding Planning

Why would we need a wedding planner? The first question anyone asks when wedding planning comes up.

On average, brides say they spend about 10 hours per week on wedding planning but that time can vary based on a lot of things; how long it takes you to find the right venues and vendors, meet with each of them, weed through all the information, negotiate contracts and make the final choices, then follow up with each venue and vendor along the way to make sure everything is on track. Most often brides tell us they need a planner because they are working full time and/ or completing a degree program at school and do not have the time to invest into necessary planning. Some are also buying a house or moving.

The fact is, time invested is only one aspect. The other is knowing the ins and outs of the wed-ding business and the wedding day to make sure you have the best of everything to suit your needs and wants AND keep it all within your budget.

Countryside has been in business for 40 years and we know the wedding business and the wedding day inside and out. We know the most reputable vendors and how to get the most out of your contract negotiations. We know how much time you need between the ceremony and reception, and how much you should tip each vendor, we know how to bustle your gown, we know how to pin a boutonniere and where the florist put your toss bouquet. We know where everyone needs to be at what time and that your grandparents are going to forget they need to stay after the ceremony to be included in family pictures.

Whether you want us to take the reigns and just check in with you on major items, or you just need help keeping everything together on the big day, let us take that overwhelming frustration off your shoulders and do some planning for you.

The following are our wedding planning packages. There are other options available so we can accommodate your needs even further. Call us today for your consultation!



  • Consultation the week prior to wedding
  • Day-of coordination
  • Greeting and directing day-of vendors
  • Ceremony start time
  • Coordinating and directing family, wedding party and guests throughout the day
  • Wrapping up reception details
  • Coordinate the big introduction, cake cutting, first dances, all formalities



All services of Sweet and Simple PLUS:

  • Additional consultation after booking to discuss needs
  • Referrals to our preferred vendors including initial contact with vendors
  • Bride and groom to-do list for planning
  • Additional consultation 1 month prior to wedding
  • Final week-of contact with vendors to make sure all plans are on track including visit to ceremony and reception venues
  • Final day-of payment and tip handling



All services of Sweet and Simple as well as all services of P.S. I Love You PLUS:

  • Meeting with vendors with you or for you
  • Negotiating contracts with vendors
  • Reminders and scheduled payment handling on contracts
  • Assistance creating and managing a budget
  • Itineraries for bride and groom, family, wedding party and vendors
  • Coordinating pre-ceremony at bride and groom “getting ready” locations
  • Addressing etiquette questions and concerns
  • End of night clean up and packing

We offer special discounts for military.
Contact us for more information.