Owner & Principle Planner: Shannon Royal
Email: shannon@bespokenweddings.com

Bespoken Weddings & Events

Bespoken Weddings & Events is a boutique wedding and event planning company based in Greenville, SC and serving the Carolina’s, and all other destinations with brides in need of wedding planning and coordination. They are dedicated to designing, planning, and coordinating elegant, chic, and memorable events full of grace and hospitality. Each event is unique with tailored details and elevated service.

Bespoken currently provides three main services for potential brides.  They have Full Planning package which is an all-inclusive package. This is for brides looking for expert help from the time she gets engaged until her wedding day.  This package is ideal for busy brides who want someone else to handle all of the details.  This allows them to simply enjoy the experience without all of the stress. Bespoken also offers a Partial Planning package for the client who wants to play a major role in the entire process. This bride has a clear vision for her wedding and is looking for some assistance in securing the details to make the day perfect. The final package provided is Event Management and Coordination. This package is commonly referred to as “Wedding Day Coordination”. It is best suited for the bride who wants to handle all of the planning. This client is in search for assistance in finalizing the details and orchestrating everything on the wedding day.

Bespoken Weddings & Event’s Top Tips for Choosing a Wedding Planner

  • You will spend the most time with your wedding planner, so the number one thing you should keep in the back of your mind is, “Do I like this person? Will I mind talking to this person on a weekly, and sometimes daily, basis?” Make sure your personalities mesh well. Make sure you feel comfortable voicing concerns, even the most personal ones, with this person. I spend so much time with my brides that we stay in touch after the wedding because it feels like a friendship has developed.
  • Find a planner who is enthusiastic about your wedding. This is going to be one of the biggest days of your life, and your wedding planner should be excited for you. Make sure he/she is asking you a lot of questions and showing interest in your style and ideas.
  • Make sure you ask questions when you meet him/her. Ask questions about what is included in his/her services. When do the services start? What’s not included? What is the difference between Package A and Package B? Will they provide vendor referrals? What is the average budget for a typical wedding that they plan? What is their communication style and preferences? Make sure you fully understand what working with this person will look like…because, again, you will spend an incredible amount of time with him/her!

Mistakes that Brides Make When Choosing a Wedding Planner

  • Many couples only look at the package cost rather than comparing services. What one planner’s “Partial Planning” entails might be completely different from what another planner’s package includes. Be sure you know what is included in each package so that you can really understand what to expect.
  • Some couples will only hire a “day-of” or “month-of” coordinator when they really would benefit more from a partial or full wedding planner. Make sure you know what services you need help with and that you hire a wedding planner that can best fit your needs. If you are heavily involved in your career or school, you may want to consider a partial or full wedding planner. If you have a lot of time on your hands, you could probably get by with hiring a day-of or month-of coordinator. Bespoken’s most popular package is the Partial Planning package, where we collaborate and plan the couple’s wedding together. It’s also my favorite planning package!

The Most Unique Thing About Bespoken Weddings & Events

I have been told my many people, both vendors and clients, that I have a laid-back, calm personality. I think this is crucial for planning a wedding, especially on the actual wedding day itself. My goal is to make sure the bride and groom are stress-free and not only enjoy their wedding day, but enjoy the planning process, as well. Remaining calm under pressure and having a lot of grace and trust are things Bespoken prides itself in.

Final Thoughts From Bespoken Weddings & Events

I cannot stress enough how important it is to find a wedding planner that you feel like can become your friend. You will spend so much time with this person, and you want to make sure you are truly comfortable around him/her!