NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A professional wedding planner advises brides to research a wedding planner like any other professional service.
News 2 was contacted by couple recently whose wedding planner quit and didn’t issue a refund.
The Nashville planner News 2 spoke with said the wedding industry is growing in Nashville, and it means researching a wedding planner is even more important.
Jessica Sloane, owner of Jessica Sloane Event Design + Styling, said around 80 percent of the weddings happening in Nashville are people choosing Music City as a destination for their wedding.
“They should be looking for a professional,” she said. “It is really important to know how long the planner has been in business.”
She continued, “You should be asking for photos of actual events they have done.”
Sloane said unfortunately in the wedding planning industry, like other industries, there are bad wedding planners.
“Ask them how many weddings they take on a year so you can kind of know what their workflow is like,” she said. “I only take on about 10 weddings a year.”
Sloane is also Vice President of the Nashville Wedding Planners Group, a group of around 30 professional planners.
“It is a resource, really,” Sloane said. “It is a resource for clients who want to look at several different wedding planners.”
She continued, “They know whoever is in the group they are established planners who are professionals.”
News 2 first told you about Premier Party Planning, LLC on Tuesday. According to its website, the party planning business provides an event “created with class and fabulosity [sic].”
As facts of the company, the website lists a banquet hall more than 4,000 square feet large, lounge and bar area, seating capacity with tables of up to 200, and spacious parking.
The contact information lists “Angela.” News 2 found out the owner is Angela Warfield-Nevils.
A couple told News 2 Warfield-Nevils quit and did not refund their $3,300. When contacted about the couple’s claims, Warfield-Nevils told News 2 she was bankrupt and the business was closed.
She sent a letter dated Feb. 27 to the Prentices stating the same thing.
Another bride also contacted News 2 by email writing she, too, had hired Warfield-Nevils, and when she decided not to continue to work Premier Party Planning, Warfield-Nevils would not refund her $500 deposit.
News 2 continues to investigate Premier Party Planning, LLC. If you have had dealings with this business contact Reporter Joseph Pleasant by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.