Consulting, Coordinating Design and Planning
Every wedding day begins with a dream, the dream of a bride and groom whose love for one another brings together their family and friends for a celebration of their past, their present and their future. At An Essential Event, our mission is to take that dream and turn it into a design plan that we can then deliver to our clients in the form of a fully coordinated wedding day. No matter what level of bridal consulting you may be seeking - from day-of wedding coordination to full-service event design - An Essential Event has a package that can help transform your dream into a reality.
The Essential (Day-of Direction) Package
This package is essential for the couple who wants to experience the delightful challenge of designing their own wedding, but on the actual day, would rather attend their event than run it. It includes a complimentary initial consultation, a one (1) hour pre-event meeting, a one (1) hour rehearsal, unlimited email and phone support and up to eight (8) hours of onsite coordination on the day of the wedding. This package has all of the elements essential for a smooth event, such as:
Before the Wedding:
•Choreographing the rehearsal in conjunction with the officiant and/or the onsite coordinator •Conducting a pre-event meeting 1-2 weeks prior to the event, where we will collect all final
vendor payments for future distribution, establish the event timeline, finalize the floor plan and
gather everything to be transported to the wedding, including ceremony and reception
accessories, attire, décor items, favors, printed products, etc.
•Confirm all vendor contracts via phone the week before the wedding •Touring the ceremony and reception site(s), if necessary
At the Wedding:
•Acting as a personal assistant to the bride and groom •Decorating and setting up according to the client’s exact specifications, including placing items
such as aisle runners, cake knife and server sets, centerpieces, favors, guest books, menus,
place cards, programs, toasting flutes and unity candle or sand containers
•Ensuring that all events, including cake cutting, dances and toasts, occur in a timely manner •Providing a full emergency kit •Receiving deliveries and directing vendors to ensure they deliver the exact products promised •Troubleshooting any issues that may arise
After the Wedding:
•Cleaning up and tearing down •Gathering and securing all cards and gifts •Returning tuxedos and/or other rented items •Transporting and storing accessories, gifts and personal items for collection by the bride and
groom after their honeymoon
The Excellent (Partial Planning): Package
This package is perfect for the bride and groom who intend to execute most of their wedding planning on their own, but who just need some extra help with a few of the more stressful details. It includes all of the same elements as The Essential (Day-of Direction) Package, as well as fifteen (15) hours of true “planning” assistance to be used however the bride and groom see fit. For example, the couple can select to use their hours for services such as:
•Answering etiquette questions •Arranging for lodging and/or transportation •Assembling centerpieces, favors, gift bags or baskets and/or invitations •Recording invitation responses •Selecting music for the ceremony and special dances
The Exceptional (Full Planning): Package
This package is An Essential Event’s premier offering, and is optimal for the bride and groom who want their wedding day to be a well-designed dream come true. Not only does it include all of the same elements as the Excellent (Partial Planning) package, but goes far beyond that to deliver a full-service design and planning experience. From beginning to end, An Essential Event is there to serve the bride and groom by:
•Articulating the wedding colors and theme •Attending vendor meetings and site visits based on non-commissioned recommendations •Confirming and negotiating contracts •Creating and monitoring the budget •Designing each coordinated element of the event, including fashion, flowers, food and music
to create a unified wedding “look”
Bridal Consulting by the Hour
Have a question about that seating arrangement or need a specific vendor suggestion? An Essential event is happy to help! Come in for a private consultation and let a professional resolve that lingering issue in a way that will actually work!
An Essential Event is delighted to offer a 10% discount on all officiant services to both Masonic family members and U.S. military personnel. For more information about these discounts and others, please see our Specials page.
Package pricing starts at $750.00