Tara & Riley

Stephanie Prater is the best and most awesome wedding planner ever!  We hired her for the day of the wedding and the day before for the wedding rehearsal.  With the wedding being on Mount Crested Butte, and the guests taking the chair lift up to the wedding site.  I needed a lot of help.  Steph was with us every step of the way.  Even though we hired her for the day of.  I hired her because of her 30 plus years of creating and planning events.  And my daughter and I fell in love with her demeanor and knowledge at our first meeting.  She gave recommendations and I secured the contracts.  (I made the choice to do this.  As I like planning parties anyway.)  She made many things happen during the rehearsal day that we wouldn’t have been able to change without her.  Such as:  the band’s tent for the rehearsal dinner was placed in the wrong place and was blocking the guest’s view of the mountains.  The company that erected the tent wouldn’t come move it to the appropriate location.  Steph said “no problem” and had it moved.  Voila!  My daughter’s future Mother in Law was ecstatic!  We also came up with a spur of the moment idea.  That she took and made happen.  Again, without Steph this idea never would’ve taken place.  Don’t think about hiring anyone else. For decorations at our reception, Steph surprised us with more and larger antlers than we knew she could get.  She brought many helpers and transformed the Club at Crested Butte into a beautiful outdoor oasis.   During the last 4 weeks before the wedding, I was texting and e-mailing Steph my questions and concerns.  She always got right back to me that day.  Communication is so important when you’re pouring your heart and soul into your daughter’s or your event.  Our entire family will be forever thankful to her for making our daughter’s dream wedding spectacular!  She enabled me to enjoy our guests and family and not worry about anything during the wedding weekend.