September 13, 2022

What’s in Your Kit – Vendor Spotlight – Planner & Decor

Happy 3rd week of our vendor spotlight series. This week we spoke with Wedding Planner and Stylist, Amy Boardwine of I Do Events. We’ve worked with Amy on several weddings and shoots and she’s one of our favorite people to team up with.

Amy began planning elaborate birthday parties for her daughter over 20 years ago and her planning naturally evolved into a business. (We love that entrepreneurial spirit!) I Do Events, specializes in, “custom event design, inspired by your vision. Additionally, we offer complete planning from start to finish, to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks; no detail is too small!”

Before getting into her answers, here are the questions we asked her.

  1. What are your must-have items in your kit on a wedding day?
  2. What’s your favorite item in your kit?
  3. Is there anything you carry with you that you’ve never needed but you just can’t take out of your bag?
  4. What’s the weirdest thing you carry?
  5. Do you have any funny stories to share about how you’ve used what you had in your kit to McGuyver your way out of an emergency on a wedding day?
  6. How long does it take you to prep and pack for a wedding?
  7. How can couples get in touch with you? (Social media, website, phone, email, etc.)

Wedding Planner/Stylist – Amy Boardwine

What are your must-have items in your kit on a wedding day?

  • Basics: Craft work tub, tool work tub, iron/steaming crate, box of cleaning items, emergency kit basket for the bride and girls.
  • Coordinating Kit: Headset for team members, umbrellas, a large bag of towels, safety pins, straight pins, corsage pins, all kinds of tape, paper and cardstock pieces, multiple types of pens, scissors, assorted craft-type items, stain blotter, needle and thread, and mints.
  • Decorating kit: Hammer, screwdrivers, scrapers, cleaning rags and towels, iron and steamer, wood shims, glass cleaner, and paper towels.

What’s your favorite item in your kit?

Good fabric scissors.

Is there anything you carry with you that you’ve never needed but you can’t take out of your bag?

Can’t think of anything I haven’t used.

Do you have any funny stories to share about how you’ve used what you had in your kit to McGuyver your way out of an emergency on a wedding day?

I used glass cleaner to kill ants headed for a cake. We’ve also had to use every piece of wood we could find to shim a terribly unstable ceremony arch.

How long does it take you to prep and pack for a wedding?

That’s a loaded question! When we work a complete package (full planning, coordinating, decor) which is most of our weddings, it takes a complete week to design, inventory, prepare, pack, assemble, load vehicles, and double check. Loading vehicles alone takes at least 2 hours. If doing a coordinating-only wedding, final prep takes a full day. Both of these are final prep, not the hours of earlier planning that went into each event.

How can couples get in touch with you?

Website – idoeventsva.com

Facebook – idoeventsva

Instagram – @idoeventsva

Email – idoevents.amy@gmail.com

Phone – 434-941-8947

Thanks to Amy for taking the time to sit down and chat with us.

Weddings featured in this blog: Trevor & Allison, Kaitlyn & Luke, Cottage-Core Planned Shoot.

Next week we turn our blog into a party as we chat with a local DJ and bartender.

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