Please take a moment to read this before hiring Janelle and her planning team.
How long have you been doing what you do and how did you become a wedding planner?
I was always the person that would be solicited to organize family functions & social gatherings amongst friends, but it was while planning my own wedding in 2007 that I realized my passion and affinity for the work that goes into orchestrating such a wonderful and memorable event. My husband & family encouraged me to start my own company & Jazzy Affairs was launched in 2008. I have since helped both friends and clients to plan, coordinate, and implement their visions for dream weddings.
In 2013, after the passing of our daughter Makayla Annabelle we renamed the company in her honor and KAYLA BELLE WEDDINGS & EVENTS was birthed. I found another passion in raising thousands of dollars for worthwhile causes, which felt wonderful but while I enjoy planning events, I absolutely loved planning weddings.
I truly resonated with brides especially because I planned my own dream wedding. I had the resources and I had some knowledge, but as most brides I didn’t know what I really wanted. I initially started to plan everyone else’s wedding for me! You see, I realized that this was the first time something was just for me! And if I’m being honest I didn’t know how to embrace that initially. Even though I could look through the most amazing wedding magazines and call upon all the best vendors to use their outstanding talents, it all means nothing if you don’t even know who you are or what you desire in your heart of hearts for your dream wedding…
As I worked with several brides and their families, I saw a need for a full-service wedding planner in Brooklyn to help struggling stressed out brides, grooms and families plan and design their dream wedding days. I had found that people are either at their best or at their worst at a wedding, depending on their stress levels and support around them.
My favorite thing ever was when I discovered how to eliminate the “ahhh factor” around wedding planning, that “ahhh” being stress, lack of time and know-how, in addition to helping people discover who they are and what is truly important to them. The best part about tapping into these keys for dream wedding planning is that I learned how to allow my couples to focus on their love for one another more than all that other stuff that tends to get in the way. How awesome is that?
We love your wedding planning services and portfolio. Everything sounds great… So, can you tell me what really sets you apart from all the other wedding planners out there?
Kayla Belle Weddings & Events is a full-service, Wedding Planning and Design company, based in Brooklyn, New York serving surrounding areas in Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey, West Chester and of course, Destination weddings. You can rest assured that I will always get back to you as quickly as possible, and you are always a priority for us because we only work with a limited number of brides per year.
Hiring our company also means not having to do an exhausting search online for the right people to match your needs. It’s my top priority in always take time and sincere thought in matching you to each and every vendor who complements your dream wedding needs.
The weddings we plan and design alongside our clients are also extremely unique…from one to another, meaning that they are custom to our couples, not to what my tastes are. It’s not about me – it’s about you. I have a passion for what I do, which will be obvious in my work and in our conversations. I love helping others create their dream weddings and I love adding to the beauty that already is love.
Our past clients will tell you that working with me means that you’ll not only get straight-forward, impartial feedback from me, but you’ll also get someone who is here for you emotionally and more. We all need support, love and feedback and I promise to be all that and more for my brides, grooms and their families. I love each and every one of my clients, and you will always know that.
This all sounds so wonderful. But, it also seems expensive. Are we going to be able to afford all this?
I’ve read that it takes the average bride several hundred hours to plan her wedding, in some cases, up to 400 hours. That’s TEN 40-hour work weeks. Yikes! That’s kind of ridiculous, and who has time for that? How can you possibly have a life or be able to focus on anything else right now? But it’s not only about that. I’ve had so many clients tell me how much they’ve saved in time, money and energy working with us. So, really think about what your dream wedding looks like and what that means to you…seriously. And, call or visit with me for your complimentary “get acquainted” consultation so that we can really talk about your dreams and how we can create them together. It doesn’t sound that expensive now, does it? (Besides, there’s a reason why I have packages. There’s a solution for every bride at various price points. So take a deep breath [:)]
Will I lose control of my own wedding if you are planning it for me?
No, of course not. We will never take control away from you. That is not the point of wedding planning. The point of having a wedding planner is to have an extension of who you are and of your creativity. That’s what we do. You are the focus of your wedding and it’s totally your day. We’re just here to help you fully explore your potential and fully realize your dreams in ways that you never even realized! Basically, you just can’t be the star and the backstage manager at the same time. You will never, ever lose control. It is your day!
Will you work the vendors I’ve already found or people I really want to work with?
Absolutely. We will work with your fabulous vendors and make sure that they’re the right fit for you. It is not necessary for you to only work with people we’ve planned with in the past.
This sounds like everything we’ve been looking for. What happens next to start the wedding planning process?
Fabulous! The next step is for you is to call me at 347.927.5299 or you can email me to set up a “Get Acquainted” complimentary session. I want to hear about your vision for your dream wedding day and what you’d love to see your day be like. I’ll be happy to take you through our packages to see which one makes the most sense for you, to show you more from our portfolio, and to describe our process in more detail.
May we contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
Yes, absolutely! Our brides, grooms and their families have become raving fans of our wedding planning services and love to speak to other potential brides about their experience with KaylaBelle Wedding & Events. You can also look at our client testimonials here now.
We have a couple more questions before getting started…can I call you to discuss this further?
Yes. Every single wedding we plan and design is distinctive, unique and is customized completely to the couple.