About The Road to Marriage

Photo by: James Willis Photography (www.jameswillisphoto.com)

CAN I TELL YOU A SECRET?

You can, in fact, plan this wedding on your own.

And it will likely be beautiful, and your guests will have a good time.

...For the most part...

But what it will undoubtedly be is confusing, frustrating, and time-consuming.

So that by the time the day arrives, you'll already wish it was over.

Let's avoid that. Shall we?!

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"The second I spoke to her, I knew she was the one."

"Helayne was extremely knowledgeable and cared deeply about us as a couple. She was so willing to help and I could tell she would succeed in making our day seamless."

DEVIN, BRIDE

LET ME BE YOUR GUIDE

At The Road to Marriage, we use our nine years of wedding planning experience to take
away your headache and frustration. And provide you with an enjoyable experience
instead.

Here's how:

I Run a Tight Ship

As a former teacher, organization and structure are ingrained in me. And seven years ago, when I decided to pursue planning full time, I easily applied those traits to weddings.

Much like teaching, my planning process includes a "lesson plan" that meticulously outlines what needs to be accomplished, and when, to successfully reach your goals.

All in all, the teaching skills of my past, have proven invaluable to creating both a flawless client and team-centric wedding day experience.

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I Listen To Your Vision

While some couples hire planners because of their style, my couples tend to hire me because I create weddings reflective of THEM.

As we work together, you'll never find me diminishing your ideas by telling you to change color palettes or to rethink your invitation design. Instead, I'll listen closely
to your vision and recommend the right creative partners to bring it to life - as well as provide suggestions you may not have yet considered.

Should you want my opinion on something, just ask! When prompted, I'll respectfully provide my thoughts on how to create a cohesive-looking wedding.

I Pay Attention To Detail

Contrary to popular belief, not all planners are super organized. And in those cases, they tend to overlook minor (and major) details.

Me? I'm an organized over-thinker by nature. And when it comes to wedding planning, it's an asset I embrace. Why? Because it not only helps us create a meaningful and personalized wedding just for you. It also helps me anticipate problems you might encounter on your big day or planning journey.

And along that journey, you'll notice that I
simultaneously handle complex projects and multiple deadlines. All the while, making sure no important detail is lost or forgotten.

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"As a busy professional, [Helayne] is what I needed in a planner."

"She is meticulous, organized, detail-oriented, always punctual, proactive at identifying and resolving issues, and does not waste your time."

ELLEN, BRIDE
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I Communicate Effectively

As a busy professional, you have limited time in your day to devote to wedding planning. Which is why, rather than sit around and wait for your questions to be answered, you'll always receive a prompt and positive response from me.

To ensure we're constantly on the same page, and so that you are always in the know, you'll also receive an agenda before and a recap after each and every meeting.

I'm a firm believer that honesty is the best policy. So, know that while I may not give you the exact answer you were hoping for, I'll do so honestly with your best interest and a solution in mind.

I Lead The Charge

As your wedding's project manager, a large part of my job is to make decisions on your behalf day-of. This way, you can go on enjoying your wedding as if you were a guest
instead of being bothered with situations you may not know how to fix.

And while you'll never find me sternly barking orders at people, I have no problem giving direction to vendors, wedding party, and guests throughout the day.

If the time comes, you may even hear me use my "teacher voice" as I help transition your guests from cocktail hour to their dinner tables or to corral them into two lines at the end of the night for your send-off.

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"[She] went above and beyond to make all the arrangements that we wanted."

"I knew from the first meeting with Helayne that The Road to Marriage was the right choice. Her professionalism, organization, and attention to detail was apparent from the beginning."

KIM, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

Get a glimpse of what it means for TRTM to guide you on your journey.

A Few of My Favorite Things

GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME

01.

I'VE NEVER MET A PIECE OF BACON THAT I DIDN'T LOVE

Give it to me covered with dark chocolate, on a slice of Grimaldi's pizza, or inside the perfect BLT.

02.

I’M AN AUDIOBOOK
JUNKIE

I spend a ton of time driving to and from meetings. Listening to a good book makes LA traffic bearable.

03.

I'M A PROUD
BOXER MOM

My Boxers Tyson, Laila, and Cassius are my fur children. And I spoil them like real ones.

"Helayne is the perfect mix of fun and professional..."

"I've worked with a lot of amazing planners (some not-so-good ones as well). Very few of them hold a candle to the level of effort, detail, and passion that Helayne puts into her weddings."

JOHN DAVID, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER