10 Questions with Becky Navarro

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding planners in Texas, Becky Navarro of Pearl Events. Austin based Becky Navarro is the founder and owner of Pearl Events.

Pearl Events

Planner - Becky Navarro

10 Questions with Becky Navarro

1. Introduction: What's your story?

I graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006. I’m originally from outside of Dallas and after graduation knew I wanted to settle in Texas, but not in Dallas. I moved to Austin and started working as the admin to a group of wedding sales managers at Vintage Villas – a venue off of Lake Travis. I stayed at Vintage Villas for about 2.5 years, then moved to Whole Foods Headquarters as a Catering Sales Manager.

In 2010, while pregnant with my daughter, Pearl, Pearl Events Austin was born. My husband TJ and I had no idea what it would be like starting a business and raising a newborn! Since then, it has been an absolute blessing to see how Pearl Events has grown, and we have loved every minute of working with our amazing clients over the years!

2. What's your experience as a wedding planner? How many weddings have you planned?

Since 2010, Pearl Events is proud to have served hundreds of couples in planning their special day!

3. What sorts of services do you offer (month-of coordination, full-service planning, or à la carte planning)?

Pearl Events provides customizable event planning services that are uniquely you! We offer services for budget planning, venue searching, recommending vendors, catering assistance, design work, transportation, guest experience, and so much more!

4. How do payments work (a percentage of the wedding budget, a flat fee etc.)? What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

Our services are offered on an a la carte basis, and each planner in our office has a different pricing structure.

5. Who else is in your team and how many people on your staff will be at the wedding?

Our wonderful team includes:

Becky Navarro (Founder),
Jennifer Seals (Planner),
Betsy Lowery (Planner),
Megan Bronner ( Planner),
Kailee Roberts (Planner),
Lexie Perez (Planner),
Tessa Wilson (Planner),
Madison Didier (Planner),
Claire Zurovec (Admin)

6. What happens if you're sick or otherwise unable to be there on the day of the wedding?

We have an amazing team ready to jump into action! We also have an extensive network of day-of event assistants ready to lend a hand.

7. How many meetings will you have with the couple and how will they be involved?

The number of meetings depends on the services our couple has selected. At a minimum, we always do a final walkthrough before the big day!

8. Will you handle the invitations, from wording and ordering to the addressing and mailing? What about guest list coordination and RSVPs?

These are all services our clients can choose to include in their custom package!

9. Do you handle rentals? Will you coordinate delivery, arrival and set up times with the photographer, the florist, the musicians and the caterer/banquet manager?

These are all services our clients can choose to include in their custom package!

10. Can you create a timeline that tells everyone involved in the planning process (other pros, members of the wedding party, to-be-weds and families) what to do and when to do it? How will you make sure everyone sticks to the schedule?

For each wedding, we create a full timeline and work book which we share with the entire vendor team. On the day of, our lead planner and their assistants ensure that the timeline is followed!

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2020