Houston and Destination Wedding Planners and Coordinators
What started out as an occasional destination wedding or Houston wedding event quickly evolved into a turnkey Houston wedding planning and Mexico and Caribbean destination wedding planning boutique. “We’re not out to be the biggest in the industry, but we won’t settle for being anything less than the best,” says founder and event director Precious Richardson, Houston based leading wedding planner and destination wedding planning expert.
While you’re searching for a solution to help you realize your vision or simply tie it all together, we invite you to sit back and get a feel for what Precious
Nuptials has to offer. While you’re doing so, envision our seamless deliverance of your very own precious nuptial: timeless execution, blissful emotions, chic decor, a wedding that’s uniquely you!
You may ask, “What sets Precious Nuptials apart from the rest?” We’re down to earth, fresh with ideas, and super selective. Unfortunately, we can’t take on every wedding that comes our way. We will, however, remain selective in the number of events we handle at any one given time. What does this mean for you? Once you are part of our elite clientele, your wedding and its details won’t be compromised… ever! You got it: All of our clients get the same special treatment.
Bride Interview with Executive Planner, Precious Richardson
How long have you been planning weddings and how did you become a wedding planner?
Our company brings a unique experience level to the world of wedding planning and production. From the destination wedding planning sector of business, we offer a unique position in the fact that our company’s foundation was built around the marriage of two companies. We began as a luxury boutique travel agency, specializing in leisure travel for group and family adventures to Mexico and the Caribbean. In 2002, we planned our first Mexico destination wedding. As the years progressed, we experienced a great influx in the interest of destination weddings. We simply fell in love with the wedding planning process! There was such magic and joy in the overall planning and production process that we decided to position ourselves to service local Houston couples’ planning their wedding in the Galveston and Houston Metro areas. We operated as two companies, Enjoy Travel and Precious Nuptials, while honing our craft and perfecting our niche. In 2006, Precious Nuptials became Precious Nuptials & Destinations — a Houston local and destination wedding planning and production company. Since then, we have maintained all of our travel agency certifications to continue to offer our clients best value options in every aspect of planning and attending their destination wedding and honeymoons. We continue to successfully plan and produced weddings for clients hosting weddings locally, destination weddings in the Houston and Galveston areas, as well as destination weddings hosted in Mexico and the Caribbean!
Do you work alone?
Our company consist of a few awesome individuals that make up one terrific team! While Executive Planner and owner, Precious Richardson, works with clients looking to produce fun filled fabulous destination weddings and select local weddings, alike. The behind the scene coordinators, assistants, staff and key production crew, makes for a complete Precious Nuptials & Destinations team.
We enjoyed seeing the happy couples and watching the wedding video that’s featured on the front of your website. Your services sound fantastic! Can you tell me what sets you apart from other wedding planners?
In addition to being fun, down to earth and fresh with ideas, we hold on to helping you plan a wedding that’s uniquely you! Our position will always be to help produce your wedding, not ours. We’re simply a tool towards realizing and experiencing your overall wedding vision. Our planning process has been perfected to help you visualize the total planning process — from beginning to fruition. Additionally, our ability to produce and coordinate detailed laden events seamlessly, has been well noticed. As travel specialists, we bring a unique ability to coordinate and handle heavy logistics that are known with planning destination weddings. The destination wedding planning services of Precious Nuptials & Destinations were not built based upon a growing trend. We came to offer destination wedding planning services through a true love of the process that began more than a decade ago.
Is Precious Nuptials & Destinations a licensed and insured company?
Absolutely! In addition to being licensed, we are also backed by our seven figure insurance policy. This size of coverage serves as invaluable when this type of liability coverage is necessary to gain working access to specific venues or to work with specific vendors. Also, we can quickly obtain a certificate of insurance for any venue or vendor as required for our work on your event.
When dealing with travel, will we work with Precious Nuptials & Destinations or an outside company that you contract?
You will deal directly with us. If your guests require travel, we will deal directly with them. Our clients love having the invaluable resource of our guest travel and concierge services. As the couple, you should not have the stress of researching, arranging travels, communicating your findings to your guests, overcoming their objections and making sure everyone on board gets there. We’ll be in charge of your travel planning, negotiating group rates, reviewing contracts, securing best value travel, develop group activities and maintain it all in a very organized fashion — all while helping you plan a fabulous destination wedding experience!
Speaking of destination weddings, do you work with clients outside of the Houston local area?
Absolutely! Our system is setup to work seamlessly on a virtual level. You will have web access to your very own destination wedding database. In this database, we keep track of the total planning system of your wedding. When consultations are necessary, we set up a virtual meeting through either Skype or our conference call system. If you’re located outside of the Houston area, we can help you plan your destination wedding seamlessly. All you’ll need is internet access. It’s that simple!
This all sounds so wonderful, but it also sounds expensive. Are we going to be able to afford this?
Services are not tangible. Therefore, it is sometimes hard to conceptualize the investment. Truly enjoying the planning process verses pounding the pavement and dealing with hiccups is a value all in itself. Once you know you need our services, we will offer you the best fit collection based on the total needs of your wedding, including financial comfort zone. The beauty of our collection of services is the customization process. With this process, couples aren’t faced with including and paying for services they don’t need or want. However, once you look at our services from a value perspective, you will experience quality services that are essential to an enjoyable wedding planning adventure.
What type of bride or client do you work best with?
We work best with clients that are not afraid to imagine and make it happen! A bride that isn’t afraid to be herself, a bride that isn’t afraid to buck the trends and couples who what their wedding to be unique to their personalities are all clients that we love working with. We believe that all couples can have the wedding of their dream wedding. Whether you allocate $20k or $200k to produce your dream, it’s most important to remain true with realistic expectations. A realistic financial allocation is always conducive to a smooth wedding planning process. We simply appreciate the couple that’s authentic and realistic. Most importantly, we love clients that appreciate our work processes. It makes for an awesomely smooth and pleasurable planning experience for everyone.
What type of client will not benefit from your wedding planning services?
Prospects that don’t see the value of our services will not benefit from our services. We will value planning your wedding and it’s important that you value our services. Prospects that question our value will question our services and process moving forward. Therefore, this type of prospect with typically work best with someone they see the value in.
Will I lose control of my wedding if you are planning it for me?
Absolutely not! We’re not in the business of taking over your ideas and making your final decisions. With our wedding planning services, you will always be in control of your wedding, the decision making and details. From customizing your service collection to the overall design, no two weddings are alike. You are unique and your wedding should be also. Our planners are here to walk you through your ideas, cultivate and mesh them with our overall process of pulling it together. With Precious Nuptials, guests will attend your wedding and take in all the details that are fabulously you! It’s your wedding, your day and your way. We’ll simply make it precious!
Will you work with vendors I’ve already hired and want to work with?
Absolutely! It’s your wedding. With our wedding planning services, you are in full control of every single wedding details, including choosing your vendors. While we’ll be here to offer suggestions, the final decision will be yours. We do not have a problem working with wedding professionals you’ve already hired or are looking to hire. We’ll simply help you build your ideal team of wedding vendors. After all, it’s what you hired us for! 🙂
I noticed that in addition to wedding planning services, you offer intimate garden and beach wedding packages for Galveston, Texas. Is this service the same as the wedding planning services you offer?
Our Galveston intimate wedding service packages (KISS) is not the same as the wedding planning services we offer.
- Our wedding planning services are ideal for the couple who desire a hands on planning experience. In other words, we walk our clients through the steps in planning and designing each and every detail around the unique vision for their wedding day (picking the just right venue, designing all of the decor elements, picking flowers, stationery, entertainment, menu and cake tastings, complete budget customization, etiquette guidance and so much more!).
- Our KISS, intimate garden and beach wedding packages are ideal for the couple that desire a simple wedding planning experience. Our KISS couples will supply us with basic details in reference to their ceremony and look/feel for their wedding day. We take these all important details and create your special day for you! You simply show up on their wedding day and enjoy being a bride and groom. With a maximum allowed guest count of fifty (50), our KISS couples absolutely love the intimate wedding feel and the no fuss planning. This option is just perfect for the couple desiring a simple planning experience.
Do you take credit cards and offer a payment plan?
Double yes. We accept credit cards and break the post retainer balance into four to six payments, depending on the scope of your planning. We bill this way to ensure that your payments are being applied as work is applied to your wedding planning process. Additionally, in conjunction with Bill Me Later®, all processed payments over $99 through your approved Bill Me Later® account qualifies for six months interest free financing.
This sounds like the very thing we’ve been looking for. What happens next to start the process?
Great! Head over to our contact page, fill it out and hit submit! If you’re beyond this step, email or call us. We want to hear about your wedding and make sure we are a good match for your wedding with a collection that best fits your needs and personality.
Can we contact former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
We have done this before and would not have a problem doing this again. However, we shy away from this out of respect for the privacy and time of our client base. When you’re wedding planning process is complete, we will shy away from bombarding you with contact from our new client requests as well. We understand that this can become a chore and we wouldn’t want to obligate you. Instead, we’d welcome a written review of our services. You too can gain immediate access to what others have said about our work by visiting our testimonials.
We have a couple more questions and would love to speak with you!
Please do! We require a get acquainted consultation, which is totally complimentary, prior to retaining our services. Let’s schedule a time to get acquainted.