Planner Pulse: Wedding Planner Tips from Karley Parker

A seasoned wedding planner has seen it all: The good, the bad and the ugly. While it may be tempting to trust your BFF to design your wedding, buyer beware. It takes more than a good eye to orchestrate a grand party, and you only get one chance at having a dream wedding.

True pros—including these Utah-based experts—execute ranch weddings without the hillbilly, city weddings without the traffic and winter weddings without the frostbite. What makes a wedding work and what doesn’t?  Wedding planners Chris Lavoie, Amanda Hansen and Karley Parker reveal their secrets for wedding-day success. 

Planner: Karley Parker

Photo by Heather Nan



Bio: Karley Parker is the Account Executive of Social Events at Scenemakers, a branch of Modern Expo & Events. She has a background in floral design, creates art on the side and loves to bring her client’s vision to life.

UB&G: What’s your favorite day-of wedding planner weapon?

PARKER: Binder, water, comfortable shoes and sunscreen.

UB&G: What’s a favorite wedding of yours from the last year?

PARKER: Savannah and Bridger are an artsy young couple that wanted to keep their wedding unconventional, so they chose a private residence in Alpine for their July 1st nuptials. This wedding was a favorite for its use of fruit mixed with floral. It was a hot day in July and having the fruit incorporated made it feel lush, unique and a perfect representation of summer.

UB&G: What local products did you use or could you use?

PARKER: We used everything in our inventory, which we do rent out.

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