Jackie Fogartie is the owner and Lead Planner of Jackie Fogartie Events, a full-service wedding planning company with close to a decade of experience in the Charlotte area. Whether you just got engaged, or you’re in the middle of wedding planning, Jackie can customize a package that fits your needs. Jackie manages weddings of all sizes and will never walk away from a challenge. Whether it’s inclement weather or a last-minute wedding guest arrival, Jackie has seen it all!

Her goal is to make the planning process FUN and to create a wedding experience that is unique and memorable. Jackie believes wedding planning should be a collaborative experience and will work with you to fine tune your vision and produce a stress-free day for you and your family.

Jackie’s Top 5 tips for wedding planning


Pinterest should be used for inspiration. Use it as a tool to fine tune your vision and get ideas, but overall, make your wedding unique to YOU!

The size of your guest list is the biggest factor that will affect your overall wedding budget. Keep that in mind when creating your guest list!

Check your contracts very carefully before signing. Make sure they have the correct date, time, names and location included.

Don’t be afraid to do something non-traditional at your ceremony or reception. Want to walk down the aisle on your own? Prefer a brunch wedding to an evening wedding? Go for it!

#1 Budgeting Tip – Leave room for incidentals. Whether it’s tipping vendors, a tent in case of rain, or the many other last minute expenses, there will always be unexpected costs when planning a wedding.

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