Practical, experienced, and enjoyable wedding help.
 
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about

Modern weddings are a lot of work. For the bride, the groom, the bridal party, the family, and even for the guests, weddings can be an exhausting joy filled whirlwind. 

Weddings are wonderful, but they come with a lot of emotionally charged situations that can sometimes be difficult to navigate. No matter how you're involved,  you are someone who matters to the people who are getting married and that means you are important. With a little practical help, you can shine in whatever role you've been assigned for this happy day- we're here to make that easier to do. 

I've lost count of the number of weddings I've been involved in.

 I've been an event planner, a day-of-coordinator, a venue representative, a reader, a bridesmaid, a bride, an announcer, an assistant caterer, a bartender, and I've even been a guest a time or twenty. 

Arguably the most important thing to know about my bridesmaid and friendship skills is that I was a bridesmaid in my ex-husband's ex-girlfriend's wedding a few years ago. It was lovely. 

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When I'm not wrapped up in the world of matrimony, I'm a Flight Attendant for a major US Airline, a blogger, I design items for my Etsy store “Bright & Nerdy”, and I help my mom run our family businesses in Vermont. I’m engaged to Joel, a Philadelphia Police Officer, and we enjoy long walks through Ikea and wrangling our herd of dogs and cats. He’s pretty great.

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My professional background is in politics, both as a candidate for public office and as a field organizer. I've worked for a variety of non-profit groups, in retail, in state government, and in event planning and coordination. Fun facts: about a decade ago I was a Miss America contestant, (Yes, really. Miss America. I’m serious.) and I’ll be starting my Master’s of Divinity degree at Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2019. You know, in all my spare time.

 
Caroline was an incredible asset to my wedding and I will highly recommend her to friends & family.
— Rebekah Marine,

“Caroline was such a critical part of my wedding day. I'm very detail oriented and a perfectionist, and I truly thought going into my wedding day, I'd have everything under control. It didn't take long for me to realize how important Caroline was throughout the day, from making sure everyone was on time for photos to force feeding me throughout the day so I didn't pass out. I'd also like to add that Caroline was also our wedding officiant and made our ceremony absolutely beautiful. She handled all communication with the vendors so I didn't have to worry about anything. Caroline was an incredible asset to my wedding and I will highly recommend her to friends & family. Thank you, Caroline, for everything you've done for Jared and me. We love you!”

- Rebekah Marine, “The Bionic Model”

If you’re thinking about hiring her - just hire her. Trust me, you need her.
— Elise D.

“You need Caroline.

We literally could not have had the wedding we did without Caroline. She tackled a wedding that could have had a LOT of problems and made it a spectacular event. From family wrangling, to setup, to helping find a kosher vendor in a state where there are no kosher vendors, she was amazing. Thank you, Caroline! If you're thinking about hiring her - just hire her. Trust me, you need her.”

-Elise D.

Her professionalism and deep capability were outshone only by her dazzling positivity. Without fail, Caroline had an answer to every question, and a solution to every challenge. She treated everyone with respect, and ceaselessly radiated joy.
— Hannah W.

As someone who has both planned her own wedding, and who has worked in the wedding industry (as a videographer and an officiant), I'm a firm believer that the most telling reviews and recommendations come from other vendors. We see what's behind the scenes — things like the hard work that goes into making a wedding so special, or how other vendors handle challenges should they arise (something you really want them to be able to do well and seamlessly!).

Caroline and I worked together on a wedding I officiated last summer. Her professionalism and deep capability were outshone only by her dazzling positivity. Without fail, Caroline had an answer to every question, and a solution to every challenge. She treated everyone with respect, and ceaselessly radiated joy. My only regret is that I had gotten married before meeting her; I was thrilled to work with her and would welcome the opportunity again, and I wish I could have been her client! - Hannah W.

She was brilliant - patient, communicative and enthusiastic, and it felt like nothing I asked of her would be too much trouble. She was a pleasure to work with, and threw in some great advice on some other tasks I had been given, such as the hen party.
— Niamh

Caroline helped me with a wedding speech I was asked to give for my best friend, who lives in America while I'm from Europe. I wanted assistance with avoiding any US-specific faux-pas, and in general a second, experienced pair of eyes on my first ever wedding speech. Caroline gave me lots of good advice, offering written edits on a draft, as well as direction and feedback on a rehearsal over skype. She was brilliant - patient, communicative and enthusiastic, and it felt like nothing I asked of her would be too much trouble. She was a pleasure to work with, and threw in some great advice on some other tasks I had been given, such as the hen party. The speech went very well, and Caroline helped me give the best possible version of it.

-Niamh

Caroline did an absolutely amazing job. She listened to our wants for the day of our wedding and made sure that everything went exactly how we envisioned it.
— Mark P.

 “Caroline did an absolutely amazing job. She listened to our wants for the day of our wedding and made sure that everything went exactly how we envisioned it. She kept everyone organized, fielded questions and concerns so my bride and I didn't have to, and had effective solutions for issues before they could become problems. She took a genuine interest in making our day run smoothly so that we could just focus on enjoying ourselves, worry free. My only regret is not retaining her services sooner in the process. If you have the option, book her early and save yourselves mountains of stress down the line.”

-Mark P.

She was able to look at our plan and find the holes we hadn’t thought of yet, and make sure that we had solutions for all of them.
— Jacques B.

“Caroline helped us coordinate our day of execution. We had a clear idea of what we wanted our wedding day to look like, and she was fully in support of it. When we explained the order of events she said "Great, so who is doing 'x'? Where will we store 'y'? What will be the cue for 'z'?" She was able to look at our plan and find the holes we hadn't thought of yet, and make sure that we had solutions for all of them.

Of special note was her help with photos. I was not particularly looking forward to having to stand for an hour or more to take photos (I love my family but there are a lot of them), but Caroline kept track of who was on deck to have their photo taken next, and we were able to get through everything in about 45 minutes!

She is helpful, friendly, and motivated to make sure your wedding will be amazing. You won't regret hiring her!”

-Jacques B.

 

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For YOU

 
 

For The BridE:

You've decided to commit to your favorite person and suddenly you're expected to work, have a life, and somehow magically become a professional event planner overnight? Don't you worry, girlfriend, we've got you covered. From getting a handle on the basics of wedding planning so that you can DIY the heck out of your budget wedding, to full-on planning and coordinating your big day in person, we can make it happen together. I can be the enforcer who tells your mom that you need some space, the tequila shot bringer if just space isn't enough, and the person who makes sure that you and your new spouse actually have five minutes alone together after the deal is sealed. Let's add some calm sanity to your planning process and wedding day.  Package suggestion: The Whole SheBridesmaid

 


For the Groom:

Whether you're tagging along with your best gal, or you're planning a wedding with no bride at all, every guy can benefit from a helping hand to get all the pieces in place. Bachelor parties, showers, pre wedding events, and the big day itself- you know the modern groom has to do more than pop the question and show up at the ceremony. Need help writing your vows, or just want a proof reader?  We'll help you get it all done. 


For the family:

Wedding planning is a team sport. Families today come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe you're a parent, step-parent, or honorary parent. Maybe you're technically not related, but you know genetics aren't the only way you assemble a family. You're an important part of this wedding day too, and your sanity matters. We can help you stay happy and proud through the whole process.  


for the guest:

First time wedding guest? Invited to your ex's wedding? If you've got a sticky guest situation, we're here to help you solve it. 
 

for the pets:

We offer a full selection of Wedding Day pet wrangling services! Is your pupper your flower girl? Is your doggo the guest of honor? Someone needs to be holding that leash and making sure Fido is hydrated, fed, clean, and happy on your big day. We love animal lovers!

 

Packages start at $15

 Shoot us an email with your situation and we'll get back to you with pricing!

 

For the Bridesmaid:

Is this your first Maid of Honor or Bridesmaid gig? Is it your tenth and you love her, but you're SO over the process?  Bridal showers, bachelorette weekends, rehearsal dinner speeches, reception speeches, what to wear, what to bring, and how to stay calm to support one of your best friends in the world... it's just so much. We're here to help you shine like the great friend/sister/cousin you are. We can help you with simple tips and tricks to help you do it all yourself, or we can tackle all the planning while you get the credit- your call.


For the groomsman:

Your job is simple: look sharp, be respectful and supportive, and plan the best bachelor party of all time. No pressure, bro. 

Just let us know what you need and we'll make sure it happens. Piece of cake. 


For the Toast giver:

Someone who loves you has asked you to make a speech on their special day- we'll help you make sure it's flawless. Public speaking has most people shaking in their shoes, but you don't have to be nervous about this. We'll help you craft a speech that fits the moment and fits you. They've asked you to speak for a reason! Now it's your chance to nail it. 

Weddings are joyful, but the work that goes into them can be stressful. I believe that practicality, humor, and kindness help make a wedding day everything it should be.
— Caroline Bright, A Professional Bridesmaid
 

consulting Bridesmaid

$15 and up

Do you have a tricky wedding situation that needs a creative solution? Blending two (or more!) faiths into one ceremony? Dealing with a particularly tricky Mother in Law who is INSISTING you have a receiving line that you have no interest in?

First time bridesmaid not sure what to do?

I’ll help you solve your problem quickly, creatively, and digitally via email. The solution might be a script for an email or conversation, or it might be a creative new idea. I’ll provide you with a fresh set of eyes and an objective perspective.

 


paper bridesmaid

$40 and up

Operation: Get You Married.

I’ll create a custom timeline and handbook for you and your key players for your wedding day/weekend. Creatively named, clearly readable, and straightforward. You’ll be able to send all or parts of this document to your families, attendants, vendors, and venue contact to make sure that your wedding day (or weekend!) flows smoothly.

I can also create a customized wedding planning timeline and plan based on your unique preferences and goals for your wedding day. I’ll work with you on the phone and by email to put together an organized document for you to use to plan your wedding day.

 


Managing Bridesmaid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Whole Shebridesmaid

 

$300 and up

Wedding Coordination and wedding planning help.

All the features of A Paper Bridesmaid plus on site in person assistance with everything you could possibly need to make sure that your wedding day is full of joy and free of worry. This can include wedding day pet wrangling if your furry friend has an important role in the proceedings!

At the end of your celebration I’ll tap the timeline with my glitter pen and whisper “wedding managed” before disappearing into the night.

*Travel fees contingent on location.*

 


$700 and up

All of the above, plus I serve as an actual member of your bridal party, complete with a cover story about how we became friends. Or no cover story, your call.

 
 

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CONTACT US

 

Packages start at $15

Contact us today and we'll get you all sorted out!

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