Better Together Planning is a wedding planning company based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. The owner, Maddie Schmitz, is a dedicated professional who strives to create one-of-a-kind celebrations that incorporate her clients’ visions. Her detail-orientated approach ensures that her clients are assisted every step of the way. Whether you envision a backyard ceremony or a downtown reception, Maddie uses her expertise to create a magical event in which unforgettable memories thrive.
Through consultations, Maddie can discuss styles, design ideas, and specific requirements regarding your big celebration. Better Together Planning provides a range of customizable packages to meet the needs of every couple including day-of coordination, partial planning, and full-planning guidance. The Full Wedding Planning collection is ideal for those who are daunted by the prospect of managing and organizing their special event. This package allows Maddie to make sure that every fine detail is addressed ahead of you walking down the aisle. From creating timelines, managing vendors, decor selection, and more, this option can leave you with the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Further planning options consist of:
6 Reviews for Better Together Planning
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Rebecca D. · Getting married on 07/01/2021
Superior Experience - Perfect Event
The second best decision I made regarding my wedding, after the selection of my groom, was hiring Better Together Advocates to help me plan and execute my day.Sent on 01/23/2021
After an incredibly long engagement, my fiancé and I had still not selected a date because I found the idea of planning the event overwhelming and intimidating. I would sit down to browse Pinterest pages or “The One” catalogs and be unable to narrow my likes and interests. I lacked vision and direction, but as established procrastinators, we decided we needed a deadline to get it all done. I gave myself ten weeks (during a pandemic) to pull off my perfect day. I decided to host a small event at my home for only thirty people.
Better Together was not the first event planning company I reached out to. I contacted two other local companies, but after talking to them it was VERY clear that we were not well suited for one another. One company tried to tell me what was possible – full of limitations and negativity, the other presented themselves as disorganized and sloppy and actually rolled her eyes at me when I was discussing my rough ideas and dreams.
Maddie was the complete opposite. She was immediately receptive to my timeline, carved time out to meet with me, was friendly, positive and supportive of everything I had put together. She lovingly helped me craft my event by narrowing the focus, recommending amazing vendors and helpers, setting up timelines and appointments, doing advance research and legwork, attending consults with me, creating thought boards, and regularly following up and checking in to make sure we got everything done. She used her experience and knowledge to remind me of things that needed to be accomplished and provided invaluable ideas about things I never would have thought up or known about on my own. She was always one text message away, and without her support, I never would have ended up with the dream wedding we managed to pull off.
Then there was the event itself. Maddie was there with two associates to make sure everything went flawlessly. She gracefully juggled the vendors, managed the setup and decorating, the timeline, the music, shepherded guests as necessary and even pulled off a venue remodel in the middle of the event, unaided (my plans were a little extravagant). I didn’t have to think about anything except how happy I was, how beautiful everything appeared, and how handsome my groom looked. After the event, while my guests and I enjoyed dancing and refreshments, Better Together Advocates cleared all the décor and prepared all the rental equipment for return. I didn’t have to do ANY clean-up, nor did any of my guests. It just took care of itself, like magic.
I read a half dozen wedding planning books and one thing that I learned was that the personalities of the helpers and vendors are crucial. You want to feel comfortable with them, find chemistry with their personalities, so that they add to your big day in a positive and constructive manner.
Working with Maddie and Better Together Advocates was a positive experience from beginning to end. She felt like a supportive friend, not a hired helper. It was a pleasure to have her in my home and at my most special day, and I could not offer enough praise or give her a high enough recommendation. If you If you are fortunate enough to have happened across their page, do not hesitate nor look elsewhere, Maddie and her team were flawless. She is worth her weight in gold.
Since all of my vendors/helpers were so amazing, let me give you a full list to save you some research:
Texas Wedding Ministries (Officiant)
Simply Elegant By Raymond (Cake)
Twig & Leaf Photography
Always in Bloom (Flowers)
Butler Celebrations (Décor Rental)
Rental World (Equipment Rental)
495 Chesapeake Eats (Catering)
High Velocity Artistic Makeup and Hair
Sposa Mia McAllen (Dress)
Erik P. · Married on 03/06/2021
Better Together Planning
Maddie has been an absolutely fantastic wedding planner. She answered every single question we had quickly and with many great ideas. The whole planning process was structured, straight forward, and professional. Her coordination and decoration during the wedding was perfect. I recommend her help for your future wedding!Sent on 05/01/2021
Ashley P. · Married on 07/10/2020
Maddie-Our Day of Coordinator
I meet Maddie at a bridal fair I attended. She was very warm and invited me to her booth where she was explaining how important it is to have a designated person to ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day. I then submitted my info into the raffle she was having. A few weeks later I was surprised to find out I had actually won-which meant I could receive a discount on her service packages.
Fast forward-I hired her and she was so helpful throughout the process! She was just a phone call or text away, I could literally ask her anything.
On our wedding day Maddie handled everything so well. She made sure everything was taken care of- down to the smallest details. I am so grateful I stopped to talk to her that day at the wedding fair. Our wedding day wouldn't have been as perfect as it was without her help.Sent on 07/24/2020