Wedding planning can be really stressful and most people don't have much experience with the entire process from "yes" to "I do." Hiring a wedding planner ensures that you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Couples without a wedding planner can end up wasting a lot of time figuring out what needs to be accomplished, wedding etiquette, and the best way to create the wedding of your dreams based on your budget. Hiring a wedding planner saves you the headache of that process! Instead of trying to figure everything out for yourself you allow someone with experience and a system that works to take over the planning process. Basically, having a wedding planner just makes things a lot less stressful and can make the wedding planning experience much more enjoyable for you!
All of our services and products are completely customizable. You will receive tailored support based on your specific desires for your wedding. Your budget is also a top consideration in the planning process, and will be considered when crafting your individualized wedding plan.
Absolutely not! I am available and happy to discuss your dream wedding and the ways I can help you achieve that. The initial consultation also gives us an opportunity to get to know each other and determine if we will be a good fit.
Yes, payment for your specific package is required before services are rendered. If any additional services are added a la carte or using an hourly rate (see below) those will be billed to you as they arise.
Yes, I can perform additional services not included in your package for an hourly rate of $100 per hour. Anything billed using the hourly rate will be discussed ahead of time so you are aware that you are being billed by the hour.
Yes! Cory and I are a military family and we appreciate those who serve in any capacity. We are happy to offer a 10% military and first responder discount on all packages and services.
Availability depends on the package you select. For full-service weddings and the consultation package (including virtual as applicable) I am always available for consultation throughout the planning process. I am able to answer email and text message communications at anytime. However, I do have a newborn baby at home so phone, video and in-person consultations will have to be scheduled so I can ensure that we aren't talking over a crying baby!
It really depends on the type of wedding planning you're looking for. If you want full-service planning then the sooner the better! Typically 12 months out is best, but if that's not feasable it's best to get started with the planning shortly after the engagement. For the Consultation Package it is really up to you, based on how much support you think you need. Hiring a planner earlier allows you to spread out the tasks that need to be completed. If you wait until 6 months before the wedding, the tasks will be more concentrated each month and require a little bit more focused planning on your part. For the day-of coordination, I begin working with clients 30 days prior to the wedding, so the best time to reach out would be before that time.
Start and setup time depends on the wedding venue and the details of the wedding timeline. If a bride and groom requires additional support aside from traditional set up, those details can be negotiated upon booking.
I depart a wedding about an hour into dancing. I will make sure that everything that can be put away (gifts in designated car, piece of cake set aside for the bride and groom etc.) and all coordination duties have been accomplished. I will work with you to ensure that there is a plan for cleanup after I depart the venue.
Set up and tear down is based on your venue and will be coordinated with them first. I will draft a detailed timeline for set up/tear down activities that we will review prior to the wedding. The timeline will include things like: where the flowers go at the end of the night, which items are to be returned to the venue, what items go home with guests, who will be taking leftover food and other items.
I do not accomplish set/up and tear down items on my own. Typically, a bride and groom will designate family members, friends or groomsmen to assist with the labor portion of set up. However, if you do not have anyone available to designate, I can arrange for helping hands for an additional fee.
I don't have a designated assistant, but Cory and I typically work together as a team on the day of the wedding. However, should your wedding require additional support I would be happy to discuss bringing on an assistant for an additional fee.
Absolutely not! Both the wedding planning services and the officiant service are stand-alone. You can hire Cory as an officiant and choose not to book any wedding planning services, or hire Alicia as your wedding planner and choose to use another officiant.