Guiding Your Journey to an
Extraordinary Wedding Experience

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
& CENTRAL TEXAS WEDDING PLANNER

Ziana & Mark

Date & Venue TBD

Life is a journey, not a destination.

Your Journey Starts Here

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Ziana and Mark you're planning your upcoming intimate 2023 wedding in one of Southern California's coastal cities.
You're inviting around 100 of your closest
friends and family to celebrate your
marriage.

Because this is such an important day,
you want to make sure it comes
together seamlessly so you can focus
on each other and not what's happening
behind the scenes.

 

Being responsible for the day-to-day planning
has left you feeling overwhelmed, because when you've never planned a wedding it's hard to know what you don't know. You need an organized planner, you can trust, to guide you on your wedding planning journey.

Somone who'll keep you focused on your priorities, respect your budget, and make sure you're both truly happy with the process.

 

Dan & Laura SP

I Promise To Be The Organized Professional You Need

AND THE ENERGETIC AND THOUGHFUL
PERSONALITY YOU WANT

"Helayne strikes the perfect balance between suggesting new ideas and listening closely to our own vision."

QUINN, GROOM

Take a Look at Our Services

Structured Timeline

Sit back and enjoy your day as we ensure everyone is where and everything is happening as it should be. And all based on your priorities.

Vision Communication

See your vision come to life from the important documents (floor plan, timeline, etc.) we'll create and share with your creative partners.

Day-Of
Assistance

Know that everything will run smoothly, and help is only a stones throw away. My assistants will be on-site to provide both you and me additional support.

Custom Collections

For Ziana and Mark

The Wedding of Hants & Ellen

Wedding Weekend Collection

  • Multiday venue selection and tours
  • Welcome Event coordination 
  • Bridal Luncheon coordination
  • Farewell Brunch coordination

For couples who want to spend more than a few hours with friends and family. Creating a wedding weekend their guests will never forget is their top priority.

17,995

All-Inclusive Full Service

  • Personalized client portal 
  • Wedding suite management
  • Venue selection with tours
  • Bimonthly planning meetings

For couples in which time is the enemy. With full-service planning, you're in charge of celebrating with loved ones. We're in charge of providing relief, awe, and elation.

11,495

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The Gerton's

Basic Full Service

  • Monthly planning meetings   
  • Unlimited correspondence
  • Wedding venue selection and tours
  • Budget construction

Stay in control without feeling like you're taking on a part-time job. You'll keep one foot on the gas while we steer you in the right direction at every major turn.

8495

"Helayne is everything we did not know we needed."

"She brought up things I never would have imagined needing for our wedding day. And the thought that I would not have to figure everything out all on my own was so relieving. She made it clear the only thing I would need to worry about the wedding was having the most spectacular time - and it was!"

DEVIN, BRIDE

01 A Structured Process From A Meticulous Planner

Ask any couple I've worked with, and they'll tell you I run a tight ship. As a former teacher, it's ingrained in me. And since 2013, when I decided to pursue wedding planning full time, I've easily applied those traits to wedding planning.

For example, I have a "lesson plan" for every phase of the planning process. I maintain positivity and patience while being organized. I don't shy away from difficult conversations, and I always have a backup plan to present.

In other words, the skills of my past have proven invaluable to creating a stress-less planning experience - and a more enjoyable wedding day.

02 Transparency In Who You're Hiring

Others are teams that include multiple planners.

We consist of one lead planner and day-of-assistants.

So you'll be elated knowing whom you're working with from the start.

03 Experience Your Wedding Day As Your Guests Will

To enjoy your wedding day, you need to enjoy the planning process. Hence, why I named my company The Road to Marriage (TRTM).

As your journey's project manager, my job is to use the skills attained over nine years of wedding planning to guide you to a seamless wedding day.

From clarifying every step of the planning process to making sure you're hydrated during portraits on a hot summer's day, I'll take care of you along the way.

04 Celebrating & Communicating Your Vision

Others work with the same vendors for every wedding (regardless of their client's style)

We recommend vendors that best suit our client's vision.

So you'll be excited to see YOUR vision come to life.

05 Creating Your Personal & Cohesive Wedding

While some couples hire planners because of their specific style, my couples hire me because I create weddings that reflect them. This is why you'll never see me diminish your ideas by telling you to change color palettes or rethink your invitation design.

Instead, I'll listen closely to your vision and recommend the right creative partners to bring it to life. And when prompted, I'll provide suggestions based on my experience to help you further create a meaningful and cohesive-looking wedding.

"Helayne did not disappoint."

"A priority for me in choosing a wedding planner was having someone who would have recommendations for creative and reliable vendors."

KIM, BRIDE'S MOTHER
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YOU HOLD THE POWER

I'll Help You Manage It

As your planner, it's my responsibility and privilege to guide you through the planning process to ultimately create a wedding that you, and your guests, will love.

 

I Promise To Guide You Before (And On) Your Wedding Day

SO THAT YOUR SOLE FOCUS IS CELEBRATING
WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Devin & Eric

Devin and Eric's priorities centered around creating
memories with their guests. It was hard being
separated because of the pandemic, and they
wanted their wedding to be a chance for everyone
to come together.

Devin wanted an organized planner who could problem
solve behind the scenes. She was able to enjoy
celebrating with her guests and her new husband,Eric.

See her review above

Daniela & Joseph

As busy professionals, Daniela and Joseph valued candid
communication. They needed a planner who maximized
their time and provided realistic options for
them to consider.

They were also blending two cultures (Mexican &
Caribbean) and wanted to create an experience that
celebrated their diversity. We created a wedding day
team and experience reflective of their
priorities and values.

I Promise An Enjoyable Wedding Day

BY HELPING YOU ENJOY THE PLANNING
AS MUCH AS THE FINAL CELEBRATION
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READY TO JOIN TRTM FAMILY?

Take the Next Step

Email me your mailing address and preferred
collection. I'll create our contract and email
over an invoice for your $300 retainer to
lock in your date.

LET'S DO IT

Have Questions?

If you have questions please feel free to email me at

helayne@theroadtomarriage.com. We can't wait to connect further!