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But now, it’s decision time.

Will you hire a planner, or will you go it alone?  There are certainly financial advantages to going it alone… but there are trade-offs, too.

  • You’ll need to unite two different visions for the day into one cohesive design.
  • You’ll be budgeting using a spending plan downloaded from a wedding blog or website, without any idea of what things should cost in this area.
  • You’ll have tons of people weighing in on what you should or shouldn’t do. It can be tough to set boundaries, especially with those you love!
  • You’ll be constantly wondering if you’ve thought of everything.
  • Who will manage vendor questions leading up to and on the big day? Hopefully not you, and not a loved one – they should be enjoying the wedding too.
Here are some other facts you should consider.
  • From a study commissioned by Minted™, “a modern wedding now takes an incredible 528 hours – or 22 full days – of planning from engagement to the big day.”
  • The 2019 Wedding Wire® Newlywed Report notes that couples hire 14 vendors for their wedding day, on average.
  • According to wedding planner Alison Dole, someone planning a wedding needs “…a high tolerance for stress, [to] remain calm under pressure, have versatile and sophisticated communication styles, and [be] comfortable being at the center of creative planning – either through an innate sense for what to do or because you’re great at research and assembling ideas.
Know what the above produces? STRESS!

Besides, the two of you should be preparing for your marriage,
instead of being trapped in the minutiae of wedding planning.

And do either of you have a spare 528 hours? I’m guessing no.

couple under stress

May I introduce myself?

Rebecca-Fulk

I’m Rebecca Fulk,

the owner and lead planner and designer of Buttercup Celebrations. And I’d love to help you with your wedding! I created my company to help stressed couples, like the two of you, create the wedding you’ve always wanted. That pressure-cooker situation of stress and overwhelm? Let me eliminate that from your life! You deserve a completely custom wedding that expresses your values, style, and personality. This is the whole reason my company exists – to make your wedding planning time fun, the way it should be, and to create a truly extraordinary day that leaves you with memories that last for a lifetime!

Telling your love story matters.

You have shared history together: how you met, the things you like to do, how and when you fell in love… Those things are important, and they make your love story unique. The two of you, as a couple, bring something to the world that no one else can! Buttercup Celebrations exists to celebrate your  love story.

Here's the alternative I recommend:

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By your side
every step of the way.

By streamlining the process for planning, no matter which option you choose, we'll give you more of the most precious commidity in the world -

time.

The services I provide are all designed:
  • To give you the advantage of my expertise.
  • To keep you in control of the big day.
  • To allow for how much – or how little – you want to be involved in day-to-day planning decisions.
  • To free you from the multitude of questions your vendors will have in the days leading up to your wedding day.

So, without further ado:

Our Services

Below are brief summaries of each service.
For more information, view the Services page.
Full Planning & Design
Help with everything
We'll help you create a vision for your day, so you don't have to worry about how everything will come together.We'll help you create a vision for your day, so you don't have to worry about how everything will come together.
We'll find just the right venue, to set the stage for your plans. We'll find just the right venue, to set the stage for your plans.
We'll find the right wedding pros for your team, to bring your vision to life.We'll find the right wedding pros for your team, to bring your vision to life.
We'll manage everything on your wedding day, so you can relax and enjoy!We'll manage everything on your wedding day, so you can relax and enjoy!
All vendor communication after bookingAll vendor communication after booking
Partial Planning & Design
Help with most things.
We'll help you create a vision for your day, so you don't have to worry about how everything will come together.We'll help you create a vision for your day, so you don't have to worry about how everything will come together.
We'll find the right wedding pros for your team, to bring your vision to life.We'll find the right wedding pros for your team, to bring your vision to life.
We'll manage everything on your wedding day, so you can relax and enjoy!We'll manage everything on your wedding day, so you can relax and enjoy!
All vendor communication after bookingAll vendor communication after booking
Wedding Management
Help near the wedding
We'll help you with a mood board, to assist in making decisions.We'll help you with a mood board, to assist in making decisions.
We'll manage everything on your wedding day, so you can relax and enjoy!We'll manage everything on your wedding day, so you can relax and enjoy!
Hiring Buttercup Celebrations was one of the best decisions we made! Rebecca's knowledge and experience helped us enjoy wedding planning without worrying about forgetting anything. With her management, we could enjoy every moment of our special day without worrying about vendor questions or if we were sticking to the timeline. Rebecca's services were invaluable!
Kasey and Josh photo: Hannah Winner Photography

On the Blog

Explore our blog for insightful articles, personal reflections and
ideas that inspire action on the topics you care about.
Creating Your Wedding Vision

Hi, friends! Have you wondered how you’re going to combine all the things you want on your wedding day, and all those your partner wants, into a single, cohesive vision? […]

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Wedding guests talking and sipping champagne
Keeping Your Wedding Guests Happy

Hey there, friends! I’m coming to you this week with some advice on keeping your guests at your reception longer – maybe for the entire thing! How, you ask? By […]

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Smiling bride and bridesmaids in pink dresses outside
Wedding Stressors, Part 2: Your Friends

Last month, I talked about how your family can stress you out during wedding planning. This month it’s time to turn our attention to your friends. Can they stress you […]

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