As a wedding photographer, I'm privileged to work with some of the best wedding vendors around Memphis.  BettsMade is a mother-daughter event planning team who has organized several gorgeous weddings I've photographed, and I'm excited to highlight the work they do!

Wedding coordination and planning requires extreme organization and dedication to create a beautiful event out of many moving parts.  Michelle and Kamille are the real deal, and I've always been impressed with their skill and grace in pulling off gorgeous weddings.

Can you tell us the story of how BettsMade came to be? 
BettsMade is a mother-daughter planning team, and we officially became a business in March 2014.  My mother has been planning weddings and events for over 30 years, but we decided to officially make it a business in
2014.

Here is the short version of how it officially got started - I was planning my whole wedding, and the week before my wedding, my venue burned to the ground – every bit of it--GONE! So we had to change everything
in a week’s time. Guess what? We did it, and I am happily married for of almost 4 years!! I really enjoyed every part of planning my wedding and knew that this was exactly what I wanted to do for a living!

What kind of services does BettsMade offer brides, and what makes you unique?
BettsMade offers several services including:
a) Coordinating and Directing – full and day of
b) Design services
c) Flowers

I believe that BettsMade is unique in that we build long-lasting relationships with our couples. We truly care about each and every one of our clients and would do anything for them. We choose to do this job because we LOVE every part of it!

What is your role leading up to the wedding day and throughout the day?
BettsMade has an amazing crew that takes care of EVERYTHING on the wedding day and leading up to it. We serve as the main contact for all vendors so that the bride and groom never have to worry about questions and details.  We are there to help with everything about the day, and we ensure that the bride and groom and all guest have an awesome time!

What kinds of issues have you seen arise on or before a wedding day that you've solved for a bride? 

Believe it or not, there is probably always something that happens on the wedding day that we end up fixing, and we make sure it gets done and done correctly! One time we had to let out a bridesmaid's dress before so
that it would zip! (all props go to momma Betts and her sewing skills!)

What do you wish brides knew about what you do? 

We want all brides to know that we do anything and everything to ensure that you have the BEST day ever! We truly care about our brides and love staying in touch with them even after their wedding!

What do you love about planning a wedding in Memphis? 

Wedding planning is so much fun in Memphis, Tennessee! Memphis has so much to offer! We have a city filled with amazing venues and vendors, and it's a blast getting to work with them all!!

What kinds of wedding trends are popular right now, and what do you expect to see in 2018? 

2018 TRENDS:
• The more greenery the BETTER!
• JEWEL tones for life!
• Unique food displays
• Small, intimate ceremonies

Thank you, BettsMade, for sharing with us what you do so well to serve brides in the Memphis area!

To keep the conversation going, visit BettsMade and see what wedding planning and coordination services they offer!