FULL 

PLANNING

Investment Begins at $6000 

The Full Service package is for couples who want a dedicated professional who will ensure that every aspect of their day has been carefully planned, beautifully designed and expertly managed from start to finish.

"Kierstin is absolutely amazing! She really took the time to listen to what we wanted our wedding to look like and what type of experience we wanted for our guests. She then took our ideas and made them a beautiful reality for us. From the months leading up to the wedding, to the day of, every single detail was considered and taken care of; every vendor was carefully vetted; and we were able to enjoy our special day completely worry-free."

Booking

  • Sign Contract and submit retainer fee.

Onboarding

  • Once booking is complete, Lovely Day Events  will invite you to your planning platform.

  • The couple will fill out the Client Questionnaire and Client Profile and then schedule their first consultation.

  • Once scheduled, the planner will send a meeting agenda to the client.

  • The First Consultation is 1-1.5 hours and covers the client’s vision and style (see meeting agenda for details).

  • After the consultation, Lovely Day Events  will create an engagement timeline that is custom to the length of the client’s engagement and is to be used for periodic updates between planner and client.

 

Phase I: The VIP Phase

In this phase, the planner and client work together to secure the venue and the most in-demand vendors. An in-demand vendor is one that has to physically be present on the wedding day for an extended period of time. Once they are booked, they are no longer available to other clients. 

 

TIMING: In a 12-month engagement, this phase should begin within two weeks of booking and be complete eight months before the wedding. 

Below is the order in which we plan in this phase:

Lovely Day Events  will accompany the client to one meeting in each category upon request. Our experience is that these vendors prefer this time to shine and we trust them with our couples! Our presence can often feel like micromanagement to them and is not preferred.  

  1. Venue(s): Lovely Day Events provides 5 options that are available for the couple’s wedding date. The couple will be asked to explore websites, read reviews, and narrow the list down to their top two. Lovely Day Events will then accompany the couple to two site visits.  

 

  1. Caterer:

    1. Provided by venue: the tasting is scheduled in Phase III and Lovely Day Events  attends this meeting to secure logistics 

    2. Not provided by the venue: we will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation. Your caterer will also provide the bartending. We will attend one catering meeting to showcase the logistics that need to be secured. 

  2. Photographer: We will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation. 

  3. Band/DJ: We will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation.

  4. Officiant: We will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation.

Below is a checklist of other items the couple will need to work on during Phase I:

  • Order passport, visa or birth certificate, if needed for honeymoon or marriage license. 

  • Select Wedding Party

  • Select Ushers if desired

  • Inform Wedding Party of their responsibilities (duties, monetary, help/assistance)

  • Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests 

  • Select Wedding Dress

  • Select Bridesmaid Attire, Shoes + Accessories

  • Select Flower Girl + Ring Bearer Attire, Shoes + Accessories

  • Select Groom and Groomsmen Attire, Shoes + Accessories 

  • Select other VIP Attire + Accessories (Ushers, parents, readers, etc.)

  • Schedule fittings & alteration appointments, based on delivery/availability

  • Create wedding website if desired

  • Create a list of DIY projects (if desired) and recruit help needed

  • Schedule engagement photos 

BREAK – Couples need time to just DATE without talking about the wedding. Take 2-3 weeks depending on your engagement to take downtime. This will give you perspective, keep you refreshed and give you time to focus on one another. 

 

 

Phase II: The Design Phase

Time for all things glitter and gold. Or not. But all things pretty! In this phase, we will focus on the aesthetics of the event. 

 

TIMING: In a 12-month engagement, this phase should start around seven months before the wedding and be completed four months before the wedding. 

Below is the order in which we plan in this phase: 

Florist: We will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation. We always attend this meeting with the couple, as it is one of the most difficult meetings to navigate.

 

  1. Stationer: We will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation. 

  2. Rentals: We simply recommend the rental company that has the best price or equipment for the couple.

  3. Cake: We will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation.

  4. Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: We will provide three options that fit within the couple’s style and budget, based on the information gathered from our first consultation.

  5. Favors/Experiences/Welcome Bags: We provide recommendations and idea development. 

  6. Transportation: We simply recommend the company that has the best price and equipment.

Below is a checklist of other items the couple will need to work on in Phase II:

  • Set date, time and location for rehearsal dinner

  • Set date, time and details for ceremony rehearsal (must be approved by your planner and venue)

  • Start planning your honeymoon 

  • Select and reserve miscellaneous services: valet, entertainment etc.

  • Purchase accessories and shoes (begin to break in)

  • Create a gift registry

  • Order favors or select charity for donation

  • Plan activities for out of town guests

  • Start shopping and purchase Parents gifts

  • Start shopping and purchase wedding party gifts

  • Start any DIY projects 

  • Schedule hair, makeup and nail appointments for your wedding day 

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BREAK – Couples need time to just DATE without talking about the wedding. Take 2-3 weeks depending on your engagement to take downtime. This will give you perspective, keep you refreshed and give you time to focus on one another. 

 

 

Phase III: The Wrap-Up Phase

In Phase III our focus is to tie it all in a bow and make sure we are reconciling all of our planning details with each vendor.

 

TIMING: With a 12-month engagement, this phase should start around three months before the wedding and be complete two weeks before the wedding. 

Many of the tasks below can be worked through simultaneously:

  • If not already done, schedule a Menu Tasting to determine final food and beverage selections. This information is necessary for the invitation response card insert so menu selections must be made before mailing invitations. Lovely Day Events will attend this meeting with you if not already done in Phase II.

  • Lovely Day Events will lead a final site visit to finalize the layout. The venue manager, the florist, and catering lead are invited to this site visit. A draft timeline and layout will be sent to all vendors for feedback following this meeting that takes place 6-8 weeks before the wedding.

  • Secure current copies of all vendor contracts and confirm final details. Final timeline and layout are submitted to all vendors 2 weeks before the wedding.

  • Invitations must be designed and ready to be mailed 8 weeks before the wedding date. If the wedding is a destination wedding for most guests, invitations need to be mailed 10 weeks before the wedding date.

  • We provide a décor instruction sheet and will fill in as much information as possible. The client is responsible for confirming details and adding anything that has not yet been communicated.

Below is a checklist of other items the couple will need to work on in Phase III:

  • Mail invitations. Include accommodation choices, maps, meal selection and, registry information

  • Maintain response cards 

  • If needed, maintain list of meal selections; create master meal map-who is sitting where/having what

  • Create a seating chart

  • Finalize hairstyle and makeup styles for the wedding day

  • Shop for ceremonial items (toasting glasses, cake knife, ring pillow, guest book and pens, certificate pen, unity candle, etc.)

  • Check change of name requirements (we recommend a service called MissnowMrs.com)

  • Mail invitations to rehearsal dinner 

  • Obtain your marriage license

  • Find something old, new, borrowed and blue

  • Decide who you would like to give a toast and invite them to do it (2-3 for wedding day; as many as you like for rehearsal dinner)

  • Decide if you want a slideshow or video (if so, reserve equipment)

  • Arrange final fittings (wedding party + couple)

  • Finalize rehearsal dinner plans; seating, place cards, menu, décor 

  • Write your vows 

  • Pick up rings and confirm sizing is correct

  • Confirm list of photos wanted with your photographer:

  • General photos desired

    • Family photo list

    • Special guests you want photos with

    • Locations for bridal shoot (with rain options)

 

  • Confirm “wants” with the videographer

  • Confirm all song selections and lists with band/DJ/musicians, including 

    • Processional order  

    • Grand entrance

    • First dance

    • Mother/Son and Father/Daughter dance (or any other special dance)

    • Cake cutting

    • Bouquet and Garter Toss

  • Remind attendants when and where to pick up outfits

  • Determine ceremony seating for special guests and provide a list to ushers

2 Weeks – 1 Week Before the Wedding Day

  • Pick up wedding attire and ensure everything fits

  • Gather everything you will need for rehearsal dinner and wedding day

  • Confirm all honeymoon reservations and exchange money or get traveler’s checks

  • Pack for honeymoon

Rehearsal Day

  • Review list of things to bring- Stationery, marriage certificate, ring pillow, guest book, favors, cake cutting set, toasting flutes, comfortable shoes, family photos, etc.

  • Pack suitcase, gown and everything else needed for your wedding day.

  • Give Planner remaining balances and gratuities to be paid on the wedding day (in separate envelopes for each vendor)

WEDDING DAY EVENT MANAGEMENT

 

-10 Hours with Lead Planner and 1 Assistant

 

-Bridal / Wedding Party Emergency Kit

Lovely Day will bring an emergency kit. (ie first aid kit, fabric tape, pins, mints...)

 

-Set Up

Lovely Day will set up personal decor items (ie photos, guest book, escort cards, place table numbers, and place cards. 

 

-Vendor Coordination

Lovely Day will coordinate timeline and set up logistics with your vendors on site. We will work with your vendors throughout the day also ensure your vendors who will remain on site are provided vendor meals and will schedule breaks for your entertainment provider.

 

-Floral Bouquet/Boutonniere Distribution

Lovely Day will distribute all wedding party florals and assist with pinning on boutonnieres.

 

-Wedding Dress Assistance

Lovely Day will help bustle your dress and help with any hair pieces or veils if you would like assistance.

 

-Event Timeline

Lovely Day will oversee your event timeline throughout the event and ensure proper flow. This includes keeping important items and people on schedule while remaining flexible and in the moment.

 

-Distribute Final Vendor Payments & Gratuities

 

-Pack To Go Meals for Bride and Groom

 

-Breakdown

Lovely Day will supervise the breakdown of the reception and do a final walk through.

-Planner + 1 Assistant for Day Of

Lovely Day will provide 1 Lead Planner plus an assistant to manage the Wedding Day.

*Guest counts larger of 200 will require an additional assistant.

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Consultations by appointment only 

Office Hours M-F 9:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m