After months of planning, you only have a few weeks left. Why does it seem like your to-do list is actually growing?! In addition to old loose ends, your RSVPs have come in and the numbers are way different from what you gave your vendors. Now they all have to be called and everything has to be adjusted but the thought makes you want to elope. You've finally reached that place everyone warned you about. The "I don't care, just do whatever!" place. You don't have the energy for the last stretch but you're afraid everything will fall apart if you don't keep fighting.
No need to fight any more! Enter your wedding godmother. From the moment you hire us, your days as stressed planner bride are over and you get to let the pros handle things for you starting a month before the wedding. Spend the last few days before becoming a Mrs. with a calming professional working magic on that to-do list. It will disappear faster than you can say, "Spa day!"
This package is perfect for the bride who has planned almost all of her wedding but still feels she has things that need to be done a month out of the wedding. You'll have a professional wedding planner helping you tie up loose ends, guiding you through a final to-do list and then finishing up with everything our Day-Of Planning Package has to offer.
A highlight of the services you can expect are as follows…
-At our first meeting, we'll start from the beginning, discussing each vendor, contract and arrangement that has been made. This is more than just gathering information for us. We're listening carefully to make sure that everything is in order and that there are no conflicts that can be easily adjusted to make things flow smoother.
-If we do foresee any problems, we'll offer suggestions for a solution and offer to implement the solutions as much as possible. Our goal is for your work to be over at that point and for us to do that work for you.
-If there are final meetings with vendors scheduled, we'll discuss final needs for each one so that you're prepared when you attend. If we have enough notice and there are no schedule conflicts, we can often accompany you to the final venue and catering meetings but we'll properly prepare you for them even if we can't physically be there ourselves.
-From all of our discussion, we'll create an action list of things left to be done for you and for us, preferably with yours being very short. This will be emailed to you so that you'll know exactly what is left to do, who will do it and what the expected outcome is.
-If you have vendors that haven't been booked yet, we'll offer recommendations just as if we'd been your planner all along. We'll make the arrangements to book them for you and all you'll have to do is give the final approval.
-If your RSVP count has changed drastically, we'll determine what other vendors need to be adjusted and help you get the changes made.
-The last part of our meeting is spent going over every minute of your wedding day so that we can create a timeline for hair, makeup, final go-time, photography, transportation, ceremony lineup and reception schedules. We'll type these plans up and distribute them to your bridal party and applicable vendors. We'll also use this as our guide to direct your rehearsal.
-If allowed, we leave from our first meeting and head to the reception site. This onside visit allows us to walk through all of the plans we've just finished discussing.
-After that meeting, we get down to business, finalizing the items from our action list and updating you on the progress.
-We contact applicable vendors to coordinate their delivery and breakdown schedules. This eliminates conflicts in the setup process. For example, the cake can't be delivered until the tables and linens have been placed. The florist can't leave before the baker delivers the cake if flowers are to be placed on it by the florist.
-Your personal schedule the week of the wedding can be overwhelming. One thing you won’t have to stress over is the rehearsal. We take the information obtained at our first meeting and use it to direct a smooth and efficient walkthrough. Every participant will receive a printed itinerary which includes their schedule for the next day. Everyone will know when they need to be dressed and ready and where to meet for transportation and processional lineup. 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.
BONUS: If you hire us more than 60 days out and need hotel accommodations for your out-of-town guests, we have a partnership with a 15-year travel industry veteran who negotiates and coordinates the blocks for you. Her expertise isn’t reserved for your guests only. Our travel department specializes in honeymoon services as well no matter how late you book us.
Estimated investment: $2000