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Vowed Excellence
Get rid of your
old way of thinking about wedding planning and accept this boutique's new concept. And with your borrowed ideas, you won't have to be blue on the big day.
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Wedding bells aren't ringing yet, but 'tis the season for the big question. That's right, from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day, the unofficial engagement season has men across the country falling to their knees and surprising the loves of their lives with sparkling diamonds, and we're in the midst of it all.

 

So after you or your girlfriend slides that ring on your left hand, slide into your car and make your way to i-do Boutique, a wedding planning library and resource boutique located at 2009 Madison Road in O'Bryonville. Started by Brigid Horne-Nestor just a couple months ago, i-do Boutique offers brides a place to go for complimentary expert resources.

 

Horne-Nestor, owner of i-do Weddings & Events, entered the wedding industry in 1995 as a wedding planner. As she planned more and more weddings and events, she realized a trend that was far from chic.

 

"Several of our clients were finding team members for the wedding day in places that we would never look, and they were using people that had questionable reputations," Horne-Nestor says. "But by the time they came to us, they had already paid deposits and possibly more than one payment."

 

So Horne-Nestor was stuck with a sub-par team, which made it difficult to make the clients' wedding dreams come true as she scrambled to clean up messes that qualified vendors simply wouldn't make. With this frustration, Horne-Nestor realized that brides didn't necessarily find value in paying for vendor information, but it still would benefit Horne-Nestor if she gave out the information for free because she would have a better team to work with and fewer frustrations to battle.

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After meeting a woman who had started a couple complimentary wedding resource centers in California and Georgia, Horne-Nestor put her realization into action with i-do Boutique. Now, Horne-Nestor taps into her experience to provide her customers with recommendations for reputable, reliable vendors with whom she works on a regular basis.

 

She also surveyed all of her previous clients to determine just a select few vendors in each category to be represented at the boutique. Each category has only three to six vendor recommendations, with a range of high-end to budget-bride weddings.

 

To make it all work, Horne-Nestor decided on the top recommendations in each category and approached each vendor with her own type of proposal. As part of the select few vendors to have i-do Boutique's recommendation, each vendor could pay Horne-Nestor so that the brides wouldn't have to factor in the advice in their budgets, and the recommendations serve as marketing for the vendors in a word-of-mouth format.

 

Horne-Nestor welcomes anybody planning a special event to stop in the boutique, so before you say "I do," check out i-do Boutique.

 


PHOTO CREDITS
Photographer: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Model: Brigid Horne-Nestor
Location: The McAlpin

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