THE GARDENIA

Planning Service

$1,400

  • Pre-Wedding Day

    • Three (3) client/planner meetings

    • Three (3) vendor meetings for the wedding planner to attend in the categories of your choice: DJ/band, florist, photographer, etc.

    • Review current budget you’ve put together, and help make any necessary changes, adjustments, or cost cutting suggestions and make sure your expenses stay under control

    • Event design, theme and décor assistance

    • Unlimited contact via email

    • Receive a customized planning checklist

    • Production of a detailed timeline/itinerary and schedule for vendors

    • Review vendor contracts

    • A detailed timeline will be sent one week before your wedding day

    • Confirm all wedding vendors

    • Etiquette advisement, as requested

    • Assistance with wording of all stationary

 

  • Wedding rehearsal

    • Coordinate ceremony rehearsal 1 hour

    • Distribute extremely detailed personal wedding day itinerary to wedding party (i.e. time and place to meet for pictures, hair and make-up, etc.)

    • Collect wedding day items such as marriage license, guest book, cake knife, pictures, toasting flutes, favors, candles, programs, place cards (prior to wedding or day of rehearsal)

 

  • Wedding day

    • Manage the flow and timing of the ceremony and reception

    • Act as a liaison between wedding party, family and vendors

    • Use of extensive Bridal Emergency Kit. We’ll be ready and available to solve any unexpected situation or emergencies

 

  • Ceremony

    • Distribute bouquets and pin flowers on attendants and family

    • Direct photographer, videographer, musicians, rentals, florist, etc. where to set up

    • Greet vendors and oversee set-up of ceremony to make sure all commitments are fulfilled

    • Set-up of all ceremony décor not handled by specific vendors (i.e. guest book, unity candles, programs, pictures, etc.)

    • Direct ushers with programs and seating distribution

    • Line up and cue wedding party for ceremony

    • Ensure that the marriage license is signed and wedding rings are present

    • Cue band/DJ for entrance of processional and Brides entrance

    • Collect all personal wedding items and gifts and deliver to reception site or designated person

  • Reception

    • Set-up of all reception décor not handled by specific vendor (favors, menus, candles, cake knife, toasting flutes, escort and place cards, gifts, table design, disposable cameras)

    • Manage vendor set-up of reception and make sure all commitments are fulfilled

    • Bustling of wedding gown

    • Line up and cue Bride, Groom, and wedding party for grand entrance

    • Assist band or DJ in cueing important events (i.e. grand entrance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, dance, etc.)

    • Cue Bride and Groom for all important events

    • Maintain and coordinate timeline for all events during reception

    • Stay in communication with banquet staff to ensure things are going smoothly

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