Scouted Wedding Planners You Need to Know About

Originally published by The Scout Guide on March 23, 2022.

For many couples, hiring a wedding planner is one of the first (and wisest) decisions they make as a newly engaged duo. After all, while there are many fun details involved in the wedding planning process (wedding cake tasting, anyone?), when it comes to an event that many have dreamed about for years, there is much that’s best left in the hands of a seasoned professional. For those ready to start planning their nuptials, The Scout Guide polled editors across the country to recommend their favorite local wedding experts, many of whom will travel anywhere in the U.S. or abroad. Keep reading to meet our local favorite and read the full article here.


Photography courtesy of Mariée Ami.

WEDDING PLANNER: Neillie Butler of Mariée Ami
LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama
WHAT THEY DO: Neillie Butler of Mariée Ami is known for her full service destination weddings. The firm has an in-house production division and an in-house lighting and drapery division, so they are able to offer one-of-a-kind tents, production elements, fabric treatments, and lighting for any indoor or outdoor venue.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “The name, Mariée Ami, is French for ‘bride’s friend’ and that is exactly who Neillie Butler is,” says Rebecca Todd, editor of The Scout Guide Birmingham. “She has the best relationships with each of her brides, which is evident in her work. No one works harder than her to create stunning, custom wedding days for each of her clients that are seamless from start to finish. There is no one better to have by your side on one of life’s most special days!”