No matter if you need full-scale planning, design, coordination — or all of the above for your wedding, we have Reyna Caraveo, creative director and CEO of R.A.C. Events and Design, here to share her insights in this edition of Ask the Expert! Keep reading to get tips for how to get a cohesive wedding day look, plus more expert tips!
Photo // Pine and Blossom Photography
What is your favorite part of being a wedding planner?
It is so special to us that we get to be a part of one of the most important days in a couple’s lives! Building trust with a couple is crucial to planning, and seeing the work turn out just as they imagined at the end of the day is so rewarding!
What’s the one piece of advice you share with every bride?
We have to have a solid relationship! Just like your fiancée, we need to be the right fit for you. To execute your vision and have the day go smoothly, we need to be able to trust each other and the bride has to have confidence in us.
Any tips for selecting the right theme or color palette for your wedding day?
Always consider the time of year or season, and what your favorite colors are naturally. You don’t want to look back at your wedding day and hate a color you chose just because it was a trend at that time. Think about color theory and how certain colors make you feel, what they represent, your personality and overall wedding day vibe. Also, bring in your vendor experts like your florist and photographer for guidance on lighting and styling! Or hire a planner who is also a designer to help you!
What are your favorite details/decor that you like to work at weddings?
My favorite details are the ones that are so out of the box or unique to the couple! It can be anything from the furniture set up, stationery design, or little details like the guest party favors. I love anything non-traditional!
How do you create a cohesive wedding day look?
For a cohesive wedding day look, you want to make sure everything makes sense. Colors (and shapes) need to go well together and use inspiration from your venue’s design as well. From there, you can keep building on your florals, linens, signs and attire to make everything seamlessly flow.
A special thank you to Reyna Caraveo, Creative Director for R.A.C. Events and Design, for sharing her insights with our readers! To get her expertise for making your wedding a beautiful, well-organized event, you can contact her directly through her Brides of Austin vendor profile.