Bridal hotline

Wedding Style & Decor

Andrea Polito Photography

The idea of hiring a wedding planner sounds fantastic, but let's face it: not all couples need (or have the budget for) full time professional help. That's why I love Kay Watson's Bride Talk 411 service. It's perfect for brides who want to plan their weddings by themselves, but would still like help with a few nagging issues and questions.

Here's how it works: Kay—pictured left with a client—offers a phone consultation for 30 minutes to an hour (prices range from $30 to $60). Kay can address your questions about everything from choosing a location for your destination wedding to keeping track of your vendors. "I always tell my clients that there are no silly or dumb questions," she told me. "We will find the answer to their issue." Better yet, the service is not just for brides. Kay says that she often answers questions for mothers, grooms and bridesmaids. Want to learn more? Schedule your own consultation at —Kathryn Papanek

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