Meet Staci Franklin
Who knew planning a wedding or special milestone event could be so stressful? From selecting essential details such as a venue, caterer and photographer, to trying to stay within the looming budget ...
You’ve quickly found yourself wanting to holler, throw up both your hands and shout “JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.” And you haven’t even STARTED the “high-pressure” aspects of the planning process yet.
Now, before you wave that white flag in desperation, take a deep breath and rest easy knowing you’ve landed in the right place.
By the way, I’m Staci Franklin, accredited wedding and event designer, boutique wedding + event planner, memory maker and fun coordinator. Since 2001, I’ve been working with brides-to-be and special event hosts to remove the stress from their event planning process, lessening the fear of missing important details, and allowing them to enjoy their special day without the frustration of planning it.
If you know that you need a person who is calm, cool, and collected to plan your event and execute it with precision to make sure your vision comes to life – I’m just the event planner you need.
Now don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what a few of my previous clients have said about their experience with It’s Your Day! Weddings & Special Events:
"Words can't describe the amount of support Staci and It's Your Day! provided us throughout our entire wedding planning process. Weddings can be very frustrating and time consuming but she helped us every step of the way and I am forever grateful. Because of her support, knowledge of the industry and extreme professionalism, we had a wonderful, stress-free wedding." -- Demone and Teresa Dickerson
"Staci is a saint. Her incredible attention to detail, organization and sense of calm are exactly what every bride and bride's mom needs on her wedding day! Staci is a true professional, making my wedding day absent of stress. And how often do you hear that about a wedding?!!." -- PJ and Jenny Koltnow
With customized event planning and coordination services to fit your budget, you can enjoy the festivities and look like a rock star host with your guests.
When the wedding and event planning bug bit me...
I was bitten by the wedding and event planning bug in 2001 when a close friend asked me to coordinate her wedding. At the time I was working for the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team.
My ability to organize all of the moving parts of the wedding and pay close attention to the details created a stress-free wedding for her, and it won the attention of several other brides-to-be who hired me to coordinate their special day.
In fact, I became the "resident wedding planner" and coordinated weddings for many of the Memphis Grizzlies front office staff.
A natural communicator...
My professional career began in communications and community relations. I most recently served as Vice President of Communications for local non-profit youth organization BRIDGES and Executive Director of Communications for the former Memphis City Schools District.
I have also served as Director of Community Investment for the Memphis Grizzlies (when I got bitten by the event planning bug) and Communications Coordinator for International Paper.
I know it has been my background in these high pressure positions that prepared me to handle the adventures of wedding and event planning.
Newsworthy weddings and events...
I've been fortunate to have my weddings and special events featured in Munaluchi Bride, Premier Bride Magazine, The Commercial Appeal, RSVP Magazine, 4 Memphis Magazine, The New Tri-State Defender, The Giles County Free Press, ABC-24 Local Memphis Live, KJMS -V101.1 FM, WQOX-88.5 FM, and WKSR 1420 AM. I've also been a featured seminar leader for The Mid-South Wedding Show.