Regalo Design Offers a Hassle Free Wedding, Including Planning, Design + More
Monday, September 17, 2012
Wedding planners aren't just planners anymore - some are multi-talented, skilled professionals with plenty of skills (like coordination, design) to bring to the plate. But beware. There are many so called "one-stop wedding shops" touting they can do everything you need for your wedding (from photography to cakes to video). Most can't deliver on such a wide breadth of services so be sure to really hone in on their true skills - hire them for those.
Damon and Sarah Goude are a husband and wife team that co-owns of Regalo Design, a Nashville full service planning company. Regalo Design is great for Nashville brides who want one company to take the lead, from full planning to floral and event design. This powerful duo is handy - able to build any idea you can envision - with a great eye for design. I’m thrilled to introduce you all to Regalo Design and their expertise.
Ashley goes one-on-one with Sarah and Damon of Regalo Design!
Company name: Regalo Design
Contact info: email@example.com / 615-482-1350
Number of years in the business: 14 years experience in event planning, 7 years official business.
How did you get started in weddings? Both Damon and Sarah had years of experience in corporate event planning on a grand scale. After their paths crossed in Nashville, they were married, started a family, and were faced with the choice of what to do next. Originally, Sarah started Regalo Design as a promotional items company servicing large corporate events. She knew her passion within the event industry was planning weddings. In 2008, she transitioned the company into a wedding and event planning business. Shortly following that decision, Damon came on board full time. Damon and Sarah were given then gift of an amazing wedding of their own and now they get to give that back to brides across the United States.
What do you like most about weddings? Building relationships with our clients. When you ask a married couple about their wedding, good or bad, they remember those people who were involved. Our mission is to build quality relationships with all of our clients and leave a positive, lasting impression beyond the wedding day.
Photographer: Kristyn Hogan
What’s your favorite wedding pic/video and why? Our favorite picture was taken at an outdoor wedding held at Fairvue Plantation. Although it is a beautiful picture, it is a reminder to us to stay in front of the “storms.” A few minutes after this picture was taken, there was a downpour for 30 minutes. The wedding was still beautiful and dry however; sometimes there are things out of our control. It is important to be able to plan AND adapt to the “storms” in event planning. It is so important to be a good problem solver as thing to come up along the way.
What is your service philosophy? It is all about the client’s dreams, not our own. Regalo Design serves as a great resource to brides to help generate creativity and find the perfect vendor for each client. Our service philosophy is based upon listening to our clients needs and suggesting resources while ultimately allowing the client to choose their vendors and products. Some of our clients have been dreaming about this day all their life and it is so important that we serve as a facilitator of those dreams, not a dominator.
What are your strengths compared to others in your category? Regalo Design’s strengths are in event planning, floral design, and event décor. Brides should hire Regalo Design because we understand each of those elements and once a bride books our full serve package they receive full service planning, their flowers are 40-60% off and they received their décor items as well at no additional charge!
Who are your 5 favorite Nashville wedding vendors? We have built relationships with several vendors and it is hard to pick just 5. Here is a list of those we have worked with and all of them are very helpful, professional and have great style! Most of all, they are good people. Regalo Design truly enjoys partnering with good people in the wedding industry and love to see other vendors succeed in their business.
Photographer: Amelia Moore ameliajmoore.com
Caterer: Ribbons of Chocolate Catering - ribbonsofchocolate.net
Cake: Signature Cakes by Vicki - signaturecakesbyvicki.com
DJ: Brian Snyder Entertainment - briansnyderentertainment.com
Band: Top Tier Band - toptierband.com
What are your favorite wedding websites? My favorite wedding website is Ashley’s Bride Guide…I know…I know…this is what I am supposed to say. However, I have a reason to back up my answer. First, Nashville was lacking a central place for brides to search for vendors for their wedding. Regalo Design services several states but wanted a place in which we could reach out to the Nashville market and Ashley’s Bride Guide was the perfect place. Also, as stated earlier, we love working with good people and have enjoyed building a relationship with Ashley who saw the need and created this amazing resource for Nashville Bride’s. Another great website is Pinterest. For those who are not able to explain what they want for their décor, they can easily find photos so that we know exactly what their style is and how we can serve them best.
Thanks Sarah!! Huge smiles over here:). What's one way brides can save money / be more economical without sacrificing her vision? Regalo Design offers something no one else is doing in that when a bride books our full service package they receive full service planning, their flowers are at wholesale and they get their décor at no additional charge! This is a savings of thousands!
Photographer: Skipper Photography
For the platinum bride, what is the one thing you've always wanted to see? Working with a platinum bride the beauty is in the details. To be able to have the freedom to work without the worry of a budget is a blessing and a rarity. What I would love to see is every dream made possible for this bride from a celebrity band playing at the reception to personalized gifts for the guests. Every detail would be uniquely made to fit their vision and all of their dreams would come true. Regalo Design strives to provide platinum weddings even if you are working on a nickel budget. You don’t have to have a platinum budget to have a platinum wedding.
Does your company do anything special that a green bride might want to know? We are able to accommodate an eco chic bride. Each bride is unique and our job is to be an advocate for each bride creating the perfect day whether green or pink! Also, our clients can choose from an array of our event décor items so we are able to reuse in a different way per their request.