It's like having a wedding planner in your pocket. We give you the instructions manual, you put it together and we monitor you along the way.
Then when it's time to be a bride on your wedding day, we'll take over and make sure that everything you've done comes together flawlessly.
This package is perfect for the bride who has the time and desire to make the phone calls and send the emails to plan her wedding but wants to make sure she's doing everything right along the way.
A highlight of the services you can expect are as follows…
-You'll have 3-5 planning consultations with this package. We'll split the planning up into sections so you can focus on a few at a time and not feel overwhelmed. In short, the first consultation is to create a plan for your entire wedding and provide instructions to carry out that plan. The second and third consultations will be used to receive adjustment recommendations in light of the planning you've done since the first meeting and get your next set of assignments. The last consultation will be after the wedding has been planned in its entirety. This final session will inform us of the plans you've made so that we can prepare for your wedding day.
-We begin by gathering details of any progress you've made before retaining us. We'll review all of those details and make recommendations for any adjustments that may be necessary.
-A budget estimation will be provided for remaining costs. This will guide you in choosing products and services during your future vendor visits.
-All remaining vendor needs will be assessed. You will receive a list of recommendations that fit your budget and style. Knowing that the vendors you are considering are quality and reputable will give you confidence in your selections.
-Each category will be discussed, offering guidance and instructions to use during your future vendor meetings. You'll know exactly what to ask for and what to stay away from.
-We will collaborate with you to determine the mood and look of your celebration. From that, we'll recommend vendors and sources for the various items you want to include in your wedding decor if you choose or need to have vendors other than us handle your decor.
To ensure that you receive the high level of quality that we demand for all of our events, we put our entire in-house production team at your disposal. Distinctive floral and tabletop designs, luxurious linens, custom graphic design for wall, floor & ceiling treatments, draping and lighting design are some of the services we offer to you as a Gala Productions bride.
-Working with the #1 destination wedding planner in South Louisiana has its perks! Hotel accommodations for your guests will be coordinated by a 15-year travel industry veteran. Our travel agent's expertise isn’t reserved for your guests only. Our travel department specializes in honeymoon services as well.
-We continue to have meetings to review what has already been done and assign what's next until everything has been arranged.
-At the last meeting, we will review your final decisions and design your wedding day itinerary. This is the point where you can take off your planning hat and enjoy the remaining days of being engaged. (Everything in our Day-of Planning Services is included in this package.)
-The week of your wedding will probably mean a full schedule for you. Luncheons, manicures, pedicures, out-of-town guests arriving…it can be overwhelming. One thing you won’t have to stress over is your rehearsal. Every participant will receive a printed itinerary based on a previous conversation we’ll have had with you. This will keep everything organized and running smoothly and quickly. Most of our rehearsals last less than an hour.
-The day of your wedding will be one of the highlights of your life. We’re there to make sure everything is taken care of so that you can relax and get lost in the experience of being a bride. We greet and oversee vendors as they arrive to set up, handle any problems that may arise, keep the bridal party on schedule, coordinate transportation of your guests and all of this is before the wedding even starts! At the ceremony, we cue musicians, organize the processional, make sure you are perfect before walking down the aisle, then assist with the post-ceremony photography session to keep things moving and get you to your reception as quickly as possible.
At your reception, your only job is to be a new spouse and enjoy yourself. We’ll keep track of the schedule and guide you through each activity. We stay one step ahead of the next big moment to make sure all vendors are in place when you’re ready to shine.
At the end of the night, we coordinate your guests for the send-off and then make sure the appointed person is aware of the location of your gifts and personal items.
Estimated investment: $2900