So you started to plan your wedding. You got online and read some wedding blogs. You tried to make a budget. You began looking at venues and photographers and catering and thinking about decor and logistics and how this is all gonna get done and holy shit, this is a lot of Things and it’s all very overwhelming and dear god, how will you possibly ever get it all done???
Take a deep breath and call me. This is completely normal, and I can help you. Let’s get on the phone and talk it through. I’ll help you get your priorities sorted, make a realistic budget, and show you how to get it done. Then I will literally write up a wedding planning plan just for you with all the checklists and templates and spreadsheets you need. Plus I’m gonna hold your hand for the next three months while you start working through it.
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Sticking to your budget is difficult, especially if you’ve never planned a large event before and have no idea what things usually cost! In our Budget Strategy session, we’ll sit down together and go over every bit of your budget line by line. I’ll make suggestions about places you can cut costs (not just the guest list!) while staying true to your wedding vision.
After the session, I’ll hook you up with online access to your personalized budget to track your spending as you continue planning.
Follow up support, by phone and email, is included for 30 days after our meeting to provide expert advice any budget-related aspect of your wedding.
Get your planning off to a good start! I’ll give you a little bit of homework, and then we’ll meet to establish your priorities and wishes for the wedding and review your intended budget. I’ll chime in with advice on average industry costs and personalized spending recommendations as well as suggesting the best next steps in the planning process.
After this meeting, you’ll get a customized planning timeline with suggested to dos and deadlines, plus with online access to wedding budget spreadsheet tailored just for you.
Follow up support, by phone and email, is included for 30 days after our meeting to provide expert advice on all aspects of the wedding, such as industry standards, etiquette, vendor choices/contracts, and budget management.
Wedding planning by the month is basically like having a planner on call for anything and everything you need! You can use the time to pick my brain, have me research vendors in your area, design or get pricing for your decor ideas, draft a timeline for your day, or just about anything else you need help with for your wedding.
Ok, so if your your photographer needs 3 minutes per photo and the hotel is 18 minutes away from the ceremony venue, which is 7 miles from the hair salon, and the wedding starts at 4:00pm, what time should you schedule your makeup appointment for?
If questions like this one are making you reach for the whiskey, hang tight, I got you! Let’s do some timeline magic.
You tell me everything you know about your wedding. I ask you some more questions that you probably didn’t know you needed to ask.
I’ll do all the backwards calculating, google mapping, and adding buffer time as needed so your day can run smoothly and without unnecessary rushing around.
Then I’ll make you a beautiful document in your choice of format that you can reference, give to your wedding party, and share with your vendors.
Wedding planning by the hour. Your chance to ask me anything about your wedding plans!
Maybe you need a quick brainstorming session, to run your questions by an expert, or have a specific gap in your planning to fill. We’ll meet via phone or video chat to get you the answers and tips you need. Time can be used for any aspect of wedding planning.
Stressing out about finalizing all the details? No room in your budget for a professional coordinator? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!
You’ll send me all your plans, contracts, and schedules, which I’ll review before we meet. Then we’ll connect via phone or video chat so I can walk you through my detailed pre-wedding checklist. We’ll go over all the details of your wedding with a specific focus on highlighting areas in your intended plans where extra time or help may be needed and identifying details which may have been overlooked.
After our meeting, I’ll prepare (with your input) a set of organizational documents for your wedding, including a detailed timeline, setup and breakdown plan for your team of volunteers, photo shot list, contact sheet for vendors & VIPs, ceremony order, packing list, and final payment deadlines.
Follow up support, by phone and email, is included for 30 days after our meeting to answer any last-minute questions you have and help prevent unnecessary panic.
Every Aisle Less Traveled wedding starts with a little speed date so we can see if we’re a match for each other.
We’ll talk about your wedding and kind of planning support you are looking for. I’ll answer any questions you have about working with me, and then we’ll figure out which of my services work best for your needs and budget. After we meet, I’ll email you a proposal with complete details and pricing. If you’d like to see any changes or different options, I’ll be happy to revise as needed. Once you approve the proposal and sign a contract, we’ll get started right away!
I firmly believe that it takes two to marry, so please book a time when you and your future spouse can both participate!