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
Simply put, we want to make sure your wedding is everything you want it to be! We believe that weddings should be about celebrating love and joy with your family and friends, and less about stress over the planning process. We are so passionate about taking care of the logistics so you don’t have to worry about a thing on your wedding day, and can focus on having a truly great time.
Yes please!!! I offer a free phone consultation and would love to discuss your dream wedding and the ways we can help you achieve that. The initial consultation also gives us an opportunity to get to know each other and determine if we would be a good fit. I’d love to set something up with you!
I only need a $500 deposit to reserve your date on my calendar. For Full & Partial Service the remaining payments are made in monthly installments (amount will vary based on the amount of months until your wedding). For Day-of Coordination & Design, the remaining balance can be paid in installments or in full, as long as it’s paid 30 days prior to the wedding date.
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 & Partial Service 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! For Design, I am available throughout the design process, from creation to execution! For Day-of Coordination, we will start communicating about 30 days prior to the wedding. I’m available for general questions or concerns from the time of booking, but will assist more specifically once we get closer to the wedding.
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 Partial Planning 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 Design, I recommend hiring someone 6-8 months prior to the big day. The design guides a lot of the planning actions, so it’s important to that early enough to line all those things up. 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.
For all packages (except design), we are available for up to 12 hours on the wedding day. Start time depends on a variety of factors that are very specific to your wedding: how many girls are getting their hair done, what time vendors plan to arrive, the start time of your ceremony, etc. Generally, we will arrive about 30 minutes to an hour prior to any other vendors to make sure we can prepare the venue for their arrival. Typically, this is somewhere between 8-11 am, but it varies widely.
We depart the wedding after all of the main events have taken place. This will also depend on the wedding, but usually it’s after the bride and groom exit. If there isn’t an exit, we will leave about an hour into dancing (when all of the special dances and events have occurred). Usually this is about 10-12 hours from the time we arrive, but it depends on the details of the wedding. We are also available for more than 12 hours at an hourly rate ($100) but that is not usually necessary.
For all packages, we assist & coordinate setup. We create a setup plan that you will look over to make sure everything is exactly the way you want it. You are responsible for bringing your items to the venue and any specialty items (for example, a handmade arch or cross that needs to be put together). We recommend that the bride and groom designate 1-2 people to assist with setup.
We do not do tear down. We recommend that the bride and groom designate family members, friends, or the wedding party to coordinate this piece. We will help you create a detailed plan for this (who is helping and what they are responsible for). Toward the end of the reception, we also will accomplish as much ”tear down” as possible. This means that we will put away anything your guests won’t notice is missing (guest book, gifts, leftover cake, bouquets, etc.). This can make the clean up process a little faster for you!
We are a two person team (Cory and Alicia)! We work all weddings together, and the two of us are able to cover all aspects of your wedding (even the complicated multi-location ones). If necessary, we can hire an additional assist for an additional fee (typically about $100-$200 for the day, depending on the complexity of the event and the hours needed).
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.
If there’s something we didn’t cover, send us a message! We’d be happy to answer any questions you have!