Happy #WeddingWednesday, Planner Friends! Its that time of week again! Today on The Bridal Society’s blog we have another exciting Society Planner Spotlight featuring Brandi Urbanik of Laced with Grace. Get to know Brandi and her business below!
I’m Brandi, a certified wedding planner, owner of Laced with Grace, and a member of The Bridal Society. I am also a child of God, wife, mom to two awesome boys and an only child. Being an only child, I am a bit bossy and love to be the center of attention! I love to read, adore 90’s music, and I’m am obsessed with Mark Cuban from Shark Tank.
As the owner of Laced with Grace my mission is to be more than just a wedding planner. I want to build genuine friendships and trust to deliver every important detail of each Brides love story. Laced with Grace was derived from my two passions – guiding couples to share their love story and sharing my dream business with my mom!
Get to Know Brandi
What inspired you to become a wedding planner?
Watching my mom serve others on wedding days, and the true joy she had at the end of her wedding nights was something I admired. You get to meet two individuals a year in advance and learn all about their love story. You get to know their families, what makes them happy, what they like to eat…you build a friendship with these couples. They rely on you 100% to care for them on this amazing day that we have been planning. To some girls, they have been dreaming of this day their whole life! Its an incredible feeling, and I am so thankful that I am here!
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
The family of amazing vendors I have. They truly do become family.
How has your certification and membership with The Bridal Society helped you and your career?
It has set me up for total success from the start of the initial consultation all the way to the grand exit. All of the resources are a phone call away and that gives me full confidence to go out and sign my dream bride.
What does your average week look like?
2 days in the office to care for emails, vendor calls, timelines, etc. 2-3 days available for meetings (venue walkthroughs, bridal meetings, vendor meetings, etc.)
What is one item you can’t live without on a wedding day?
Our Motorola Walkie Talkies!
What type of client do you attract?
I tend to attract brides that are similar to my personality style. They need help with decor, typically have a budget is between 50-60K, and they are laid back and easy going.
What is your favorite moment on wedding day?
My absolute favorite moment is watching the Bride walk down the aisle to meet her best friend! It gets me every time!
What advice can you give and/or have you received that you can pass on to new/existing planners?
Build true genuine relationships with vendors!
What advice do you have for engaged couples?
Do not make your wedding day your huge fairy tale. Its one day. Build up your marriage for success…invest in your husband and do some kind of marriage counseling BEFORE you get married!