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Real Planners: Sofia from Awespiring Weddings


Now that February is here, wedding season is in full swing! To follow up our "what a wedding planner does" post, we sat down with the incredibly talented Sofia, Creative Director of Awespiring Weddings, to pick her brain. Don't forget to check out the gallery of Awespiring events below!


What can you tell us about Awespiring Weddings? We are an Edmonton-based luxury event planning studio, known for our upscale weddings and opulent events. We offer a full range of services, including concept development, decor design, full wedding planning, and consulting services. 

What made you decide to plan weddings? I was working as a graphic designer when I started volunteering to plan various events over ten years ago. I realized quickly that the events that made me truly happy were weddings; they provide a very personal connection with the client, and I loved that aspect, so I decided to specialize in weddings. 

What is your favourite part of your job? I love that I have the chance to plan different styles of weddings. One day I might be working on an elegant affair, the next I will be working on a simple and modern wedding. 

What do you see most couples forget when it comes to planning their wedding? I've found that most couples don't stay true to their dream. Planning a wedding is a very exciting time, and couples can easily lose sight of their initial vision with all of the input that they receive from well-meaning friends and family, or even the Internet. I remind them that it's their big day, and encourage them to plan it however makes them happiest. 

What do couples expect of you as their planner? Far and away, the most popular service that couples request is a full planning package. Couples are busier than ever with their careers and personal commitments, and they rely on Awespiring Weddings to provide a fun, stress-free environment where their wedding dreams become reality. In the planning phase, we will help couples select their wedding venue, caterers, hotel room block for out-of-town guests, stationery, and florist. After, we will coordinate all of the details with each vendor. We track budgets, payment deadlines, and final head counts. Most importantly, we are on-hand for the wedding day to ensure that everything runs on time and according to plan. 

Stay in touch with Sofia: Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Pinterest 

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