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– Erin Duncan, Arkansas Wedding Planner –

Guys, I have loved so much showing ya’ll some of my favorite venues around the area (and there are still several coming), but today I’m switching gears a little bit. As a Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer I work with so many great vendors that deserve recognition, so I decided that I’d love to keep using my blog as a place to promote the ones I love from all parts of the wedding industry! Next up: Erin Duncan, an Arkansas Wedding Planner.

I have a pretty healthy mix of weddings with planners and weddings without them, and I can tell you from first hand experience what a difference it can make to have an Arkansas wedding planner helping you plan and coordinate everything on the day of your wedding. It takes an enormous amount of stress and pressure off of the bride and groom (and usually their moms too, real talk) and allows you all to just enjoy the whole wedding process, culminating in a day that has been personalized for you with such care and attention to detail.

Now, this lady right here takes the first spot in the Arkansas wedding planner category. Erin is the sweetest thing and has such creative and beautiful ideas, she’s super classy, super organized and so easy to talk to and brainstorm with. I sent her a little interview so you all could learn a little more about her and what she does (we also did some fun headshots at my studio in Rogers)! Now keep reading!

Arkansas Wedding Planner Erin Duncan

Arkansas Wedding Planner Name
Erin Duncan

Business Name
Erin Duncan Events

Social Media Accounts
IG: @erinduncanevents
FB: Erin Duncan Events
www.erinduncanevents.com

How did you get involved with weddings & events?
My involvement in weddings began when I was in college and majoring in hospitality at the University of Arkansas. I have a friend in Dallas who was working in the industry and started her own planning company. I would travel to Dallas to help her on the day of the wedding and that is when I developed a passion to coordinate weddings. Throughout high school and college I also planned various events for groups and organizations. When I graduated college, I started my own business and began coordinating weddings on the side of my full-time job!

What was your first event?
The first event I ever planned was for my parents wedding anniversary when I was ten years old. I coordinated with the neighbor to host a dinner party for my parents and a few of their plans. I can still remember the little notepad I used to “secretly” get phone numbers of my parents friends. I am sure my parents knew something was up, but I was tried my best to be discrete! It was a really simple dinner but I remember how fun it was to plan something for them!

Are there any services you offer other than planning?
In addition to my planning services, I also offer floral and event design. I love collaborating with clients to create completely customized events that reflect their personality and really wow guests!

What are your favorite wedding trends this year?
I have a very traditional and classic style and I love incorporating trends and unique ideas specific to the personality of my client. For example, one of our couples love craft beer so we created a “Bites & Brews” bar that featured a selection of craft beer and salty bites!

What tips do you have for brides planning a wedding?
-Trust your vendors to do what they love and do best. That’s why you hired them!
-Think of your guests when planning the ceremony and reception. You want to make sure they are comfortable and have fun!
-Don’t get caught up in ALL the details. With access to so many resources and ideas on social media, it’s easy to get carried away.

What has been your favorite celebrity wedding?
Kate Middleton and Prince William! What’s not to love about a royal wedding? Need I say more?

Do you have any advice for wedding planners just starting their business?
You learn something from every wedding and event you plan and coordinate so don’t be afraid to keep improving your planning process.

How do you initially meet with the bride or couple planning their wedding?
I think it is important to meet with the bride or couple face to face. This gives me the opportunity to explain the planning process and answer any questions. It also gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and make sure it will be a good fit for everyone. The wedding planning process is very personal and I always strive to ensure there are clear expectations from start to finish!

Do you have any events or interesting projects coming up?
In addition to some beautiful spring weddings, I have some exciting collaborations coming up! I look forward to sharing more details and inspiration for brides. Stay tuned!

What is your favorite flower?
Orchids. They are so crisp and timeless!

What would you say to a bride that doesn’t think a planner is important to fit into her budget?
I think a planner can be so valuable throughout the planning process and on the wedding day. There are tips and ideas planners can provide that not only help guide the planning process but also ensure a seamless event. With that said, it is important for the bride to decide what is best for her and overall wedding plans.

If you could choose anywhere in the world what would be your dream destination wedding location?
Oh my goodness, there are so many incredible places and venues around the world! I think it would be incredible to plan a wedding at The Palace of Versailles. The perfect venue for an insanely elegant wedding!

How do you like to be contacted?
Email or phone are the best ways to reach me! 972-743-0909 or erin@erinduncanevents.com. I can also be found on Instagram @erinduncanevents or my website www.erinduncanevents.com

 

 

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Corrie Childers is a sought-after Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer, Arkansas engagement photographer, Arkansas bridal photographer and Arkansas proposal photographer (Fayetteville proposal photographer). Corrie has a natural passion for classic, timeless wedding photography in an elegant and relaxed style. Corrie is currently booking Arkansas weddings in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Eureka Springs and all of Northwest Arkansas, as well as Little Rock, Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City and beyond!

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