A big Texas hello to all of you! My name is Tami Winn and I’m the driving force behind TWE. When I was 16 I fell in love with floral design while working my first job, which is also where I started my journey as an event planner. In 2003 I decided to stop dreaming and start hustling and Tami Winn Events was born! I spend most of my days working with clients to curate their events and love every minute of it. For me, what I do is so much more than just a job, it’s something I picture myself doing for years to come because it allows me to always dream big, and I honestly couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I’m also a wife to Toby and proud mom to Taylor and Tatum (yes we’re all T’s!) and most of my free time is spent at the soccer fields. I also love to cook, spend time outside by the pool, and enjoy a great glass of wine. I’d love to know about what you are planning for your event or any questions you have about me. Comment below or just say hello if we haven’t talked in a while!
What’s the number one thing you look for when you’re searching for the perfect planner? Is it price, style, personality? If you’ve been looking for an event planner, you’ve probably realized that it can be a little overwhelming at times and I’m here to help you in your search with my 3 best tips on finding the best fit for you!
1. If cost is the biggest factor while you are searching, then you will most likely find that there can be vast differences from one company to the next. Be aware that an unreasonably low price isn’t always a good deal, but rather could mean that person is very new in business or it is not their full-time job. Planners that have been in business for many years come with a wealth of knowledge but will not be your cheapest option. Their experience and vendor connections will be invaluable to you in the planning process.
2. Be sure to check out the company website and all social media to ensure you are a good fit for style. Doing your research before hiring a planner will help to make sure your visions align.
3. When you meet with a planner, do you feel connected to them? Are they easy to talk to and do you feel like they are ‘getting’ you? Personality is a big factor in hiring a someone because you will spend a lot of time with this person. I also suggest discussing their business hours, how they communicate with clients. Discussing expectations in advance of signing a contract will benefit both parties!
I hope these little tips help you with your search. If you’d like to talk more about hiring us as your planner then shoot over a message! There are a few available appointments in the next week and we would love to send you some more information to see if we’d be a great fit!
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