Meet The Founder: sharae
My dream of wedding planning flourished at a young age. While attending a wedding, I had noticed there was no one to cut the cake; naturally, I went to ask the bride’s mother how they were going to serve the cake; she did not seem to be worried about it when everyone was standing by the cake waiting for it to be served. I jumped right in and started to serve the cake and the wedding went on and the guests were happy. After that, I knew it was my calling to make everyone’s wedding go without a hitch. I am a perfectionist and could not imagine someone forgetting the slightest detail that could easily be fixed by a wedding coordinator’s knowledge and expertise.
During college, I joined the planning committee for Relay For Life. Fighting cancer is a huge passion of mine with the American Cancer Society. I love to donate my time to the American Cancer Society. After 6 years of planning this huge annual event, I realized event planning was the life for me. I started an internship with a floral and wedding coordinating company and fell in love with the process even more. I began my wedding planning career after I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am so lucky to be able to do weddings in the most beautiful place in the world, Lake Tahoe.
After being in the wedding industry for three years and creating relationships, I felt comfortable enough to start my own business. Plan Your Day is my baby and it is my honor to treat every Bride and Groom as the Princess and Prince Charming that they are!
In my free time, I love to do CrossFit competitions and coaching CrossFit. I love hanging out with my two dogs, Gus and Dexter. If I could, I would go to coffee every morning and chat with friends and eat sushi every day.
Meet Our Planners:
I have always been the sister, daughter, and friend who gladly volunteers to throw the graduation party, birthday party or bridal shower. Since as long as I can remember, I have loved celebrating others and making them feel special. Fast forward to college, and I decided to follow my interest for health and wellness, which stemmed from wanting to help people create and maintain healthy bodies and minds that allowed them to pursue the lives they wanted to live. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with both my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Master of Public Health.
During this time, I realized that despite wanting to help people reach and maintain good health to pursue their passions, I was not following mine! As they say, you’re never too old to be what you might have been. I finally took my love of party planning and natural organizational skills and followed my passion, excitedly jumping into a wedding planning internship. Today I work as a wedding coordinator and love every minute of it because nothing is quite as special as your wedding day!
In my personal life, I enjoy curling up with a good book, spending time with loved ones, and getting out and enjoying the beautiful Northern Nevada outdoors with my guy and my dog, Jade, whether it’s hiking or mountain biking.
Meet our planners: Sierra
My story does not start with “I’ve been planning my dream wedding since I was a child...”, in fact, my dream wedding would not be a traditional wedding at all! Wedding planning was something I stumbled upon by pure accident. While helping with a charity event as a server; I was pulled aside by the event coordinator who had asked me to help her. With being a preschool teacher, my natural leader instinct came out and that was it! I fell in love. I helped with a few events shortly after then decided to try out weddings instead of dinner/charity events. I have always been artistic, organized and a perfectionist so naturally I have come to realize wedding planning is the perfect place for me. There is nothing like meeting with a couple and making their dream wedding become a reality. Forming a bond and spending hours, weeks, and months preparing for their special day is something you cannot put into words; seeing the joy in their eyes is what makes it worth it to me!
After being a preschool teacher and exploring the medical field, I never thought I’d end up saying Wedding/Event Planning is something I want to do for the rest of my life. But it’s true! I have two years of experience and hope to have this become my fulltime career moving forward.
I currently have my Associates in a General Studies and hope to receive my Bachelors in Business and Event Planning.
Traveling is my passion and I hope to check off as many countries and cities as I can! If I’m not with my friends/family or working, you can find me with my two dogs Kona and Ruger playing in Lake Tahoe!