Vendor Love: Nicole of She Be But Little
I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. When I first met Nicole Schuh of She Be But Little day-of coordination, I could tell right away that she was a special soul. She laughs easily, believes in positivity and kindness, and she lights up a room with her presence–all of those qualities carry over into her day-of coordination services. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nicole a few weeks ago over margaritas and we really dug into what makes the She Be But Little experience so special:
What areas do you consider yourself most successful in helping your wedding clients?
I'm a perfectionist - I pay extreme attention to detail! I'd like to think I'm easy to talk to and very relatable as well - I recently planned my own wedding planning, so I GET IT!
If you could give any advice to wedding planning couples, what would it be?
Soak up every minute of it. Enjoy your time being engaged - don't allow the planning process to take away from the sparkle and joy you feel as an engaged couple!
What makes your service unique?
I have experience, passion, and fresh ideas - I love the wedding and events world and there's a fire burning inside of me to create flawless events.
How many years have you been providing services to wedding clients?
I'm brand new to this business owner thing, but I've been working in the wedding/events world for about 3 years now.
How many wedding clients do you take on each year? Do you take on other clients as well?
I would love to take on as many wedding clients as possible! I do love my work in the corporate/social events world, too. I have planned art festivals, holiday festivals, rehearsal dinners, fundraisers - I like a good mix of weddings/events. I also offer volunteer coordination services for non-profit organizations!
What type of wedding client will be happiest with the services you provide?
Brides who are able to let go of the control and trust me to coordinate their wedding - this can be hard to do!
What are some of the policies/rules of your services that you think researching couples should know right away?
Rules? Hmmm. Kindness always. I'm a huge advocate for kindness :)
What are some of your favorite wedding details to work with? What are some of your favorite, unique items/ideas you've seen couples bring into their wedding day/wedding planning?
I love when a couple personalizes their wedding day to reflect their personalities! Do something different! I think it's so easy these days to fall into the trap of a cookie-cutter Pinterest wedding - make your wedding reflect YOU and your style.
What is the price range of your services?
My day-of wedding coordination package is $1,200. The investment comes with a lot of must-have goodies: my preferred vendor list, two consultations, rehearsal coordination, and 10 hours of day-of wedding coordination. I'm always willing to sit down with a bride to discuss my pricing and see how we can make it work for her and I.
How far in advance do you recommend couples book your services? Are you available on short notice?
As of right now, yes I am available on short notice. If you can help it though, I'd suggest booking at LEAST a few months in advance of your wedding so that I can get familiar with your wedding vision and expectations. We want to allow enough time to create a killer wedding timeline!
What do you think is most important for wedding planning couples to consider when they are researching vendors in your field of services?
Finding the best deals or prices on wedding vendors doesn't mean you'll be getting quality service. You get what you pay for - spending a little extra on any vendor (not just your day-of coordinator) will ensure you receive the service you're looking for. Checking reviews and asking others for recommendations is always a good idea, too!
What do you think is potentially the most stressful part of wedding planning? Do you have any tips on how to avoid this or get through this easily?
Trying to make everyone happy! As a bride, you're probably receiving opinions and input from moms, dads, sisters, aunts, etc. and it can be so overwhelming! The best thing I've learned: stay true to what makes YOU happy as a couple. Create the wedding of YOUR dreams (but be sure not to hurt any feelings in the process). Go about declining advice and opinions kindly.
When you're not working, what are some of your favorite hobbies or past-times?
Listening to Ed Sheeran, dancing, eating donuts, hanging out in my jammies, eating good food with my new husband, kissing my baby nephew, and spreading kindness!
You can find out more about She Be But Little at sbblittle.com