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Consider booking a complimentary consultation if 

  • you are a busy professional.

  • you are unorganized and an inexperienced bride and groom. (first marriage for both)

  • you are a wealthy individual or one with disposable income.

  • you want a stress-free planning process and wedding day.

  • you are budget conscious and realize that a wedding planner can save you time and money.

Services

Services
We offer assistance with planning, coordinating, designing, etiquette consultations, florals, rentals, destination weddings, honeymoons and wedding officiant services

 

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Wedding Officiant

Are you

  • a busy professional?

  • unorganized or an inexperienced couple (first time marriage for both)?

  • a wealthy individual or one with disposable income?

  • a couple that want a stress-free planning process and wedding or event day?

  • a budget conscious couple that realize you can save time and money with a wedding or an event planner?

  • ready for a free 1-hour telephone consult 

If your answer is "YES" to any question above, you should create a wedding specific email address.  The wedding specific email address will help you to send or receive emails related to your wedding in one place, instead of  using a bride or groom's personal email account.  The wedding specific email address can also be deleted post wedding.  The wedding email should look similar to the following, jackandjillswedding@gmail.com and once created, you can send an email to detailedweddingsandevents@gmail.com or call our answering service at:  803-968-3321 and request a Wedding Needs Analysis Telephone Consult.  A Wedding Needs Analysis is a series of questions that will help to determine what has and what needs to be accomplished for a wedding client, and the consult is free.  The Wedding Needs Analysis is a comprehensive form, and it will require a 1-hour block of time to complete the first half over the phone.  The remaining hour is completed in-person.      
 

Credentials & Insurance - The owner, Veronica Johnson, is an ordained wedding officiant with American Marriage Ministries, a registered member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), and her member number is I18120308.  She is also a Certified Event Designer & Florist graduate of the Institue of Wedding and Event Design and a member of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce.  Addtionally, the company is licensed and for retail sales also.  The company has general liability insurance and will not work with unlicensed & uninsured businesses.  Upon request, proof of insurance can be sent from the insurance holder to the client or venue's email or another designated email address. 
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SELECT ONE OF OUR THREE WEDDING PLANNING & COORDINATING SERVICES
OR VIEW OUR A LA CARTE SERVICES TO SELECT YOUR SPECIFIC WEDDING DAY NEED(S)
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1.  Full Planning and Coordinating Service - This collection is for a client whom has not started the planning process or has done very little and needs  assistance one year out or longer and wants a planner to handle everything from beginning to end.  It costs $2000.  We will educate, guide and assist clients each step of the way  with their wedding day plans.  This collection can start anytime, but is ideal a year or longer before your wedding day.  Upon a signed contract and the retainer payment, the client will receive a paper copy of the bridal planning checklist and log-in information to access the client portal via the couple's wedding email address.  As each client checks-off each of their completed tasks on their paper copy, he or she must also log-in to the client portal each week and select "done" from the pull-down arrow for each completed task that is checked-off on their paper copy.  The client portal is an in-house software for couples to plan together with their planner, and it allows the planner to monitor a client's completed tasks, add any new needed tasks, share images, share links, add a client specific wedding day timeline, monitor and update the budget and upload documents.  See "Wedding Services" below for more details about this collection.
2.  Partial Planning and Coordinating Service - This collection is for a client that is half-way done with their wedding day plans and is ready to turn it over to a professional.  It cost $1500.  If you have half of your plans in place but need help completing your wedding day tasks, review our tasks listing to determine the remaining half that you need..  This collection can start anytime, but is ideal six months or longer before  your wedding day.  Upon a signed contract and the retainer payment, the client will receive a paper copy of the bridal planning checklist and log-in information to access the client portal via the couple's wedding email address.  As each client checks-off each of their completed tasks on their paper copy, he or she must also log-in to the client portal each week and select "done" from the pull-down arrow for each completed task that is checked-off on their paper copy.  The client portal is an in-house software for couples to plan together with their planner, and it allows the planner to monitor a client's completed tasks, add any new needed tasks, share images, share links, add a client specific wedding day timeline, monitor and update the budget and upload documents.  See "Wedding Services" below for more details about this collection.
3.  Day-of Planning and Coordinating Service - This collection is for a client that has planned their entire wedding and needs wedding day management only.  It costs $1000.  If you have completed all of your wedding day plans, but need​ someone to oversee all of the wedding day details - we can help you! This collection can start any time, but is ideal three months or longer before your wedding day.  Upon a signed contract and the retainer payment, the client will receive a paper copy of the bridal planning checklist and log-in information to access the client portal via the couple's wedding email address.  As each client checks-off each of their completed tasks on their paper copy, he or she must also log-in to the client portal each week and select "done" from the pull-down arrow for each completed task that is checked-off on their paper copy.  The client portal is an in-house software for couples to plan together with their planner, and it allows the planner to monitor a client's completed tasks, add any new needed tasks, share images, share links, add a client specific wedding day timeline, monitor and update the budget and upload documents.  See "Wedding Services" below for more details about this collection.
4.  A La Carte Services - We offer numerous individually priced a la carte services at various prices, and many of them are included at no extra charge in the wedding planning & coordination services collections.  You can purchase one or as many of the A La Carte services as you need for your special day.  Some of the a la carte services are listed below and all of the a la carte services are listed under the "Individually Priced A la Carte Services" chalkboard image in the middle-left of the page below.
  • Wedding Etiquette Consultation Fee - Our etiquette consulting service is $50 before tax for a one hour consult and cost $25 for  30 minutes.  Consulting work is conducted in person and mostly benefits a couple needing guidance or etiquette questions answered such as how to line-up a wedding party, how to seat divorced or remarried parents, what is the order for a ceremony or reception, how to build an invitation suite, how to address invitations protocol, how to manage the guest list and who pays for what etc.

  • Officiant Fee - For the officiant to attend a one to two-hour wedding rehearsal, the fee is $107 with tax, and for the officiant to officiate a ceremony, the fee is $53.50 with tax.  If you want the officiant at the wedding rehearsal and the wedding ceremony, the total is $160.50.  For more information, please select the Wedding Officiant page in the menu.

 

  • Emcee Fee - The fee is $50 per hour before tax for a Mistress of Ceremonies service from the A La Carte list of services, before tax.  The emcee service is included free of charge in a full, partial or day-of planning & coordinating service.

   

  • Wedding Rehearsal Fee - A wedding rehearsal with the coordinator from the A La Carte list of services cost $100 before tax for one hour.  The service is included free of charge in a full, partial or day-of planning & coordinating services.

  • Destination Wedding, 1st or 2nd+ Honeymoon, Retie the Knot Ceremony or Anniversarymoon - A full payment is required when your destination is booked.  Your wedding planner will assist you with finding the perfect wedding destination for your ceremony and reception, based upon the desired location for you and your guests and will coordinate travel accomodations and transportation for all of you.  When you arrive at your destination, an onsite coordinator will assist you with all of the important details for the big day.  An ideal time to start planning for your destination travel out of your city or the country, is within two to one year before the departure date.  For more information or for assistance with your booking, email detailedweddingsandevents@gmail.com or call 803-968-3321 to request assistance with finding and booking your destination.
 
  • Hotel Room Discounts - For Hotel Room Blocks, ABC Wedding Planners work with virtually all of the Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt brands, to offer discounted room bookings for your out-of-town guests.  Other independent hotels brands may also provide convenient room blocks as well.  This benefit is useful when planning for out-of-town guests to arrive for a wedding or event and they are in need of 10 rooms or more.
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5.  Payment Policy - The purpose of your retainer is to hold your date and secure your booking and to begin work for your event.  There are four phases to the overall planning process.  The first phase consist of planning, which is the longest phase.  The remaining three phases are organizing, execution and evaluation.  The coordination service (directing the flow of all formalities on the event day) happens when the planning and organizing details are executed on the event day.  The evaluation phase occurs with website reveiws, a short survey and if possible, via feedback from guests.  Rentals, florals and/or décor etc., are not included in the planning and coordination service payment.  
 
6.  Payment Methods - We do not accept checks.  We accept the following payment types:  
a.  ACH bank transfer payments are available within 1-5 business days, the bank transfer processing fee is 1% per transaction
           
b.  Instant transfer payments daily maximum limit is $5,000 and can be sent 24/7 and is available in minutes, however it can take-up to 30 minutes, an instant transfer payment processing fee is 1.75% per transaction
 
c.  In-person payments via a card reader are available the next business day, an in-person processing fee is 2.5% per transaction
 d.  Invoiced or online credit card payments are available the next business day, the credit card payment processing fee is 2.99% per transaction
 e.  Manually keyed–in card payments via a phone or email request are available the next business day, a manually keyed-in card payments transfer processing is 3.5% per transaction
          f.  Cash App payments to $vjohnsun
 A 7%, SC Tax will apply to all payments..  After paying a 50% retainer for a planning & coordination fee, the remaining balance must be paid two weeks before the event date.  
 
​7.  Cancellation, Termination, Refund and/or Change Policy - Clients must notify Detailed Weddings & Events LLC in the case of a cancellation or a change to an event date.  If the new date is available on the calendar with Detailed Weddings & Events, we will amend a contract to include the new date.  If the new date requested is not available on the calendar of Detailed Weddings & Events, all monies paid will or will not be refunded.  Refunds will be processed as follows:  
 
(1).  100% of the deposit is refundable up to three days and for any reason after signing a contract.  
 
(2). 33% of the deposit is forfeited if the event is cancelled between 4-15 days after signing a contract, 
 
(3). 67% of the deposit is forfeited if the event is cancelled between 16-30 days after signing a contract
 
(4). 100% of the deposit is forfeited if the event is cancelled 31 days or more after signing a contract.  ​
For a termination occurring after a three day grace period has expired and if either party's performance is prevented or made impossible, either by acts of God (aka force majeure events) or by acts of third parties, such as strikes, terrorist acts or government orders, the parties are allowed to end the contract.  Refunds will be processed as noted in our Cancellation, Refund and/or Change Policy.  Detailed Weddings & Events need to be notified in writing or by email, and a refund will be processed as stated above.  Obtaining wedding or event insurance as soon as you start planning, can help to protect against non-refundable deposits with a particular vendor and so much more.
 
8.  Military Cancellation, Termination, Refund and/or Change Policy - If the cancellation is due to a military deployment, a cancelled leave, a permanent change of station (PCS) or temporary duty (TDY), you may cancel or change your date, after Detailed Weddings & Events receives the following:
 
        (1.)  Written or emailed cancellation letter
        (2.)  Copy of the leave form with sign-in times and signatures of approving authorities noted on the leave form
        (3.)  Copy of the official orders.
       
Afterwards, Detailed Weddings & Events will cancel or make every effort to change your event date. If the new date is available on the calendar with Detailed Weddings & Events, we will amend a contract to include the new change date.  If the new change date is not available on the calendar of Detailed Weddings & Events, or if you decide to completely cancel and not change the date, the payment for services rendered will be processed as follows:  
 
(1).  100% of the deposit is refundable up to three days and for any reason after signing a contract.  
 
(2). 33% of the deposit is forfeited if the event is cancelled between 4-15 days after signing a contract, 
 
(3). 67% of the deposit is forfeited if the event is cancelled between 16-30 days after signing a contract
 
(4). 100% of the deposit is forfeited if the event is cancelled 31 days or more after signing a contract. 
 
For a termination occurring after a three day grace period has expired and if either party's performance is prevented or made impossible, either by acts of God (aka force majeure events) or by acts of third parties, such as strikes, terrorist acts or government orders, the parties are allowed to end the contract.  Refunds will be processed as noted in our 
Cancellation, Refund and/or Change Policy.  Detailed Weddings & Events need to be notified in writing or by email, and a refund will be processed as stated above.  Obtaining wedding or event insurance as soon as you start making deposits, can help to protect against non-refundable deposits with a particular vendor and so much more.
9.  Commissions - If a vender decides to pay "Detailed Weddings & Events" a commission for your referral, we will pass the savings to you, except for travel commissions. The referral commission will be deducted from the total you owe Detailed Weddings & Events, however, f there is a positive balance after all vendor fees have been paid, you will receive the payment.



WEDDING PLANNING & COORDINATING SERVICES

Collection 1

Full

Planning & Coordinating Service

$2,000

This collection is for a client whom has not started the planning process or has done very little and needs assistance one year out or longer and wants a planner to handle everything from beginning to end.  We will educate, guide and assist clients each step of the way with their wedding day plans.  This collection can start anytime, but is ideal a year or longer before your wedding day.  All of the following tasks are included:

Before the Ceremony

  • Provide access to our client portal where we share all of the relevant details and tasks with clients

  • Developing and working within a budget

  • Provide unlimited planning meetings

  • Assist with determining color scheme, theme and style of wedding

  • Provide our preferred vendors list

  • Provide vendor research for tent, chairs, tables, linen, glassware etc., if needed

  • Provide photography & videography planning & coordination

  • Assist with a venue selection

  • Assist in venue meetings when needed

  • Communicate with vendors via phone or email when needed

  • Conduct final venue walk through meeting

  • Make final contact with vendors one week before wedding day

  • Meet vendors and any other deliveries and handle any no-shows

  • Discuss the need for wedding insurance

  • Plan & coordinate for a security staff if needed

  • Provide wedding party duties checklist

  • Assist with the planning & coordination of a honeymoon

  • Assist with a wedding website

  • Assist with a gift registry 

  • Discuss your stationery needs to build an invitation suite, organize seating choice, menu, napkins and other paper supplies using the following list: 

    • Save The Date

    • Invitation

    • RSVP

    • Detail Card

    • Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

    • Ceremony Welcome Signage

    • Pew Cards  

    • Order of Ceremony Programs

    • Order of Reception Programs

    • Menu Cards

    • Place Cards

    • Escort Cards

    • Seating Chart

    • Dinner Napkins

    • Cocktail Napkins

    • Bride or Couple's Personal Stationery

    • Thank You Cards

  • ​Provide Wedding Party Development Worksheet, Guest list and RSVP consultation

  • Assist with determining honor guests & special guests

  • Provide ceremony seating guidance for divorced and/or remarried parents, honor guests, special guests, officiant and spouse, immediate family and all other guests

  • Provide reception seating guidance via place cards, escort cards or a seating chart

  • Discuss hotel blocks

  • Provide wedding wardrobe consultation for  the couple & the wedding party

  • Suggest wedding party gift giving ideas from the couple

  • Suggest wedding party gift giving ideas for the couple

  • Assist with couple's gift ideas to each other

  • Assist with finding a wedding officiant for ceremony

  • Assist with vows script

  • Assist with ceremony readings

  • Assist with champagne toast speeches

  • Assist with ceremony music consultation

  • Prepare wedding day timeline 

  • Coordinate ceremony music with DJ or musicians in advance of wedding rehearsal day

  • Provide up to 2 hours of wedding rehearsal management

  • Direct the wedding rehearsal

  • Coordinate any timing issues and post-ceremony announcements with officiant, if applicable

  • Provide instructions to the best man and the maid or the matron of honor regarding the wedding rings

  • Instruct ushers and guestbook attendants of their duties

  • Instruct photographer and videographer of the couple's requested shots

  • Distribute wedding day timeline at the rehearsal to wedding party and any vendors in attendance

  • Coordinate a rehearsal dinner

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Provide up to 12 hours of onsite wedding day coordination with one wedding coordinator & one wedding day team member

  • Assist with florals, linen and decor rentals, and/or purchases

  • Discuss favor ideas

  • Assist with an order for favors

  • Assist with ceremony & reception signage purchase or rental

  • Plan, coordinate and install wedding welcome sign purchase or rental

  • Plan & coordinate a unity ceremony or cultural traditional, if applicable

  • Set-up purchased or rented unity ceremony items, memorial table items, guest book & pens, gifts card box and favors

  • Install a ceremony arch design with drapes and/or floral purchase or rental

  • Plan & coordinate specialty tables for ceremony memorials, favors, gift card box, guestbook and pens or any other guest guiding signs purchased or rented

  • Set-up unity ceremony items, memorial table, guest book & pens, gifts card box and favors with purchased or rented items

  • Add purchased or rented  tablecloths and tableware to the tables and add coverings to the chairs

  • Setup the reception specialty tables such as dessert, popcorn bar, favors, memorial, guestbook signing, cocktail hour appetizers & treats that were purchased or rented

  • Distribute purchased bouquets and/or corsages and pin boutonnieres for wedding party members, honor and special guests

  • Distribute purchased or rented ring pillow or other alternative, flower baskets or other alternative and “bride  is coming” or another phrase sign,  if applicable for child attendants

  • Check that marriage license and rings are present for ceremony

  • Assist with pew cards to notify the ushers of honor and special guests and immediate family members for seating in the first few rows

  • Create pew markers to block off the first few rows for seating honor and special guests and immediate family members

  • Instruct ushers on seating arriving and late guests and the timing for seating of the mothers or stand-ins

  • Assist wedding party with light snacks & water provided by couple, if needed during getting ready photos or pre-ceremony

  • Line up and cue the wedding party, musicians and/or DJ

 ​

End of Ceremony

  • Wrap up unity ceremony items

  • Oversee or delegate ceremony breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Transfer florals and guestbook setup to  the reception site

The Cocktail Hour

  • Provide one-hour of cocktail music during the cocktail hour if the DJ/musician is unable to set-up in both the cocktail and reception space

​The Reception

  • Deliver final payments and tips to vendors with a sheet for vendors to sign as proof of receiving a tip

  • Keep a wedding day emergency kit on-hand

  • Coordinator will serve as emcee for the reception and will coordinate the timeline of the evening (reception entrance of the wedding party, or receiving line, champagne toasts, first dance, anniversary dance game, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, newlywed game, last dance etc.)

  • Coordinator will cue the couple, wedding party and parents for special taskings of the day

  • Coordinator will provide the couple VIP services throughout the day

  • Set-up cake table with rented or purchased items:  tablecloth, cake stand, cake knife & server, toasting flutes, champagne chiller with a bottle of champagne, dish towel, cake plates and cake forks

  • Layout a seating chart on easel or provide escort cards with or without favors on tables

  • Layout place cards, menu cards, table numbers and favors if applicable

  • Offer any necessary directions or instructions to inquiring guests

  • Plan & Coordinate wedding party lineup and entry for wedding party introductions with DJ at the reception if applicable

  • Plan & Coordinate a Receiving Line if applicable

  • Conduct risk management by looking for and managing potential threats

The Send-off

  • The coordinator will coordinate the send-off

End of Reception

  • Oversee and arrange with designated persons for the gifts to be moved from ceremony to the reception and arrange for items to be moved from reception to designated car at the end of reception

  • Handle any last minute emergency

  • Help gather any lost and found items with the maid or matron of honor and the best man

  • Oversee reception breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Ensure that the space is left clean

Post-Wedding 

  • Provide the couple with instructions and important post-wedding reminders 

 

 

Collection 2

Partial

Planning & Coordinating Service

$1,500

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This collection is for a client whom is half-way done with their wedding day plans and is ready to turn it over to a professional.  If you have half of your plans in place but need help completing your wedding day tasks, review our tasks listing to determine the remaining half that you need.  This collection can start  anytime, but is ideal six months or longer before  your wedding day.  

Before the Ceremony

  • Provide access to our client portal where we share all of the relevant details and  tasks with clients

  • Developing and working within a budget

  • Provide unlimited planning meetings

  • Provide our preferred vendors list

  • Provide vendor research for tent, chairs, tables, linen, glassware etc., if needed

  • Assist in venue meetings when needed

  • Provide photography & videography planning & coordination

  • Communicate with vendors via phone or email when needed

  • Conduct final venue walk through meeting

  • Make final contact with vendors one week before wedding day

  • Meet vendors and any other deliveries and handle any no-shows

  • Discuss the need for wedding insurance

  • Plan & coordinate for a security staff if needed

  • Provide wedding party duties checklist

  • Assist with a wedding website

  • Assist with a gift registry 

  • Discuss your stationery needs to build an invitation suite, organize seating choice, menu, napkins and other paper supplies using the following list: 

    • Save The Date

    • Invitation

    • RSVP

    • Detail Card

    • Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

    • Ceremony Welcome Sinage

    • Pew Cards  

    • Order of Ceremony Programs

    • Order of Reception Programs

    • Menu Cards

    • Place Cards

    • Escort Cards

    • Seating Chart

    • Dinner Napkins

    • Cocktail Napkins

    • Bride or Couple's Personal Stationery

    • Thank You Cards

  • ​Provide Wedding Party Development Worksheet, Guest list and RSVP consultation

  • Assist with determining honor guests & special guests

  • Provide ceremony seating guidance for divorced and/or remarried parents, honor guests, special guests, officiant and spouse, immediate family and all other guests

  • Provide reception seating guidance via place cards, escort cards or a seating chart

  • Discuss hotel blocks

  • Provide wedding wardrobe consultation for  the couple & the wedding party

  • Suggest wedding party gift giving ideas from the couple

  • Suggest wedding party gift giving ideas for the couple

  • Assist with couple's gift ideas to each other

  • Assist with finding a wedding officiant for ceremony

  • Assist with vows script

  • Assist with ceremony readings

  • Assist with champagne toast speeches

  • Assist with ceremony music consultation

  • Prepare wedding day timeline

  • Coordinate ceremony music with DJ or musicians in advance of wedding rehearsal day

  • Provide up to 2 hours of wedding rehearsal management

  • Direct the wedding rehearsal

  • Coordinate any timing issues and post-ceremony announcements with officiant, if applicable

  • Provide instructions to the best man and the maid or the matron of honor regarding the wedding rings

  • Instruct ushers and guestbook attendants of their duties

  • Instruct photographer and videographer of the couple's requested shots

  • Distribute wedding day timeline at the rehearsal to wedding party and any vendors in attendance

  • Coordinate a rehearsal dinner

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Provide up to 12 hours of onsite wedding day coordination with one wedding coordinator & one wedding day team member

  • Assist with florals, linen and decor rentals, and/or purchases

  • Discuss favor ideas

  • Assist with an order for favors

  • Assist with ceremony & reception signage purchase or rental

  • Plan, coordinate and install wedding welcome sign purchase or rental

  • Plan & coordinate a unity ceremony or cultural traditional, if applicable

  • Set-up purchased or rented unity ceremony items, memorial table items, guest book & pens, gifts card box and favors

  • Install a ceremony arch design with drapes and/or floral purchase or rental

  • Plan & coordinate specialty tables for ceremony memorials, favors, gift card box, guestbook and pens or any other guest guiding signs purchased or rented

  • Set-up unity ceremony items, memorial table, guest book & pens, gifts card box and favors with purchased or rented items

  • Add purchased or rented tablecloths and tableware to the tables and add coverings to the chairs

  • Setup the reception specialty tables such as dessert, popcorn bar, favors, memorial, guestbook signing, cocktail hour appetizers & treats that were purchased or rented

  • Distribute purchased bouquets and/or corsages and pin boutonnieres for wedding party members, honor and special guests

  • Distribute purchased or rented ring pillow or other alternative, flower baskets or other alternative and “bride  is coming” or another phrase sign,  if applicable for child attendants

  • Check that marriage license and rings are present for ceremony

  • Assist with pew cards to notify the ushers of honor and special guests and immediate family members for seating in the first few rows

  • Create pew markers to block off the first few rows for seating honor and special guests and immediate family members

  • Instruct ushers on seating arriving and late guests and the timing for seating of the mothers or stand-ins

  • Assist wedding party with light snacks & water provided by the coupl, if needed during getting ready photos or pre-ceremony

  • Line up and cue the wedding party, musicians and/or DJ

 ​

End of Ceremony

  • Wrap up unity ceremony items

  • Oversee or delegate ceremony breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Transfer florals and guestbook setup to  the reception site

The Cocktail Hour

  • Provide one-hour of cocktail music during the cocktail hour if the DJ/musician is unable to set-up in both the cocktail and reception space

 

​The Reception

  • Deliver final payments and tips to vendors with a sheet for vendors to sign as proof of receiving a tip

  • Keep a wedding day emergency kit on-hand

  • Coordinator will serve as emcee for the reception and will coordinate the timeline of the evening (reception entrance of the wedding party, or receiving line, champagne toasts, first dance, anniversary dance game, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, newlywed game, last dance etc.)

  • Coordinator will cue the couple, wedding party and parents for special taskings of the day

  • Coordinator will provide the couple VIP services throughout the day

  • Set-up cake table with rented or purchased items:  tablecloth, cake stand, cake knife & server, toasting flutes, champagne chiller with a bottle of champagne, dish towel, cake plates and cake forks

  • Layout a seating chart on easel or provide escort cards with or without favors on tables

  • Layout place cards, menu cards, table numbers and favors if applicable

  • Offer any necessary directions or instructions to inquiring guests

  • Plan & Coordinate wedding party lineup and entry for wedding party introductions with DJ at the reception if applicable

  • Plan & Coordinate a Receiving Line if applicable

  • Conduct risk management by looking for and managing potential threats

The Send-off

  • The coordinator will coordinate the send-off

End of Reception

  • Oversee and arrange with designated persons for the gifts to be moved from ceremony to the reception and arrange for items to be moved from reception to designated car at the end of reception

  • Handle any last minute emergency

  • Help gather any lost and found items with the maid or matron of honor and the best man

  • Oversee reception breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Ensure that the space is left clean

Post-Wedding 

  • Provide the couple with instructions and important post-wedding reminders 

Collection 3

Day-of

Planning & Coordinating Service

$1,000

Newly Wed Couple

This collection is for a client whom has planned their entire wedding and needs wedding day management only.  If you have completed all of your wedding day plans, but need​ someone to oversee all of the wedding day details - we can help you! This collection can start any time, but is ideal three months or longer before your wedding day.  

Before the Ceremony 

  • Provide access to our client portal where we share all of the relevant details and tasks with clients

  • Developing and working within a budget

  • Provide unlimited planning meetings

  • Meet vendors and any other deliveries and handle any no-shows

  • Discuss the need for wedding insurance

  • Plan & coordinate for a security staff if needed

  • Discuss your stationery needs to build an invitation suite, organize seating choice, menu, napkins and other paper supplies using the following list: 

    • Save The Date

    • Invitation

    • RSVP

    • Detail Card

    • Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

    • Ceremony Welcome Signage

    • Pew Cards  

    • Order of Ceremony Programs

    • Order of Reception Programs

    • Menu Cards

    • Place Cards

    • Escort Cards

    • Seating Chart

    • Dinner Napkins

    • Cocktail Napkins

    • Bride or Couple's Personal Stationery

    • Thank You Cards

  • ​Provide Wedding Party Development Worksheet, Guest list and RSVP consultation

  • Assist with determining honor guests & special guests

  • Provide ceremony seating guidance for divorced and/or remarried parents, honor guests, special guests, officiant and spouse, immediate family and all other guests

  • Provide reception seating guidance via place cards, escort cards or a seating chart

  • Assist with finding a wedding officiant for ceremony

  • Assist with vows script

  • Assist with ceremony readings

  • Assist with champagne toast speeches

  • Assist with ceremony music consultation

  • Prepare wedding day timeline

  • Coordinate ceremony music with DJ or musicians in advance of wedding rehearsal day

  • Provide up to 2 hours of wedding rehearsal management

  • Direct the wedding rehearsal

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Coordinate any timing issues and post-ceremony announcements with officiant, if applicable

  • Provide instructions to the best man and the maid or the matron of honor regarding the wedding rings

  • Instruct ushers and guestbook attendants of their duties

  • Distribute wedding day timeline at the rehearsal to wedding party and any vendors in attendance

  • Provide up to 12 hours of onsite wedding day coordination with one wedding coordinator & one wedding day team member

  • Assist with florals, linen and decor rentals, and/or purchases

  • Discuss favor ideas

  • Assist with an order for favors

  • Assist with ceremony & reception signage purchase or rental

  • Plan, coordinate and install wedding welcome sign purchase or rental

  • Plan & coordinate a unity ceremony or cultural traditional, if applicable

  • Set-up purchased or rented unity ceremony items, memorial table items, guest book & pens, gifts card box and favors

  • Install a ceremony arch design with drapes and/or floral purchase or rental

  • Plan & coordinate specialty tables for ceremony memorials, favors, gift card box, guestbook and pens or any other guest guiding signs purchased or rented

  • Set-up unity ceremony items, memorial table, guest book & pens, gifts card box and favors with purchased or rented items

  • Add purchased or rented tablecloths and tableware to the tables and add coverings to the chairs

  • Setup the reception specialty tables such as dessert, popcorn bar, favors, memorial, guestbook signing, cocktail hour appetizers & treats that were purchased or rented

  • Distribute purchased bouquets and/or corsages and pin boutonnieres for wedding party members, honor and special guests

  • Distribute purchased or rented ring pillow or other alternative, flower baskets or other alternative and “the bride  is coming” or another phrase sign,  if applicable for child attendants

  • Check that marriage license and rings are present for ceremony

  • Assist with pew cards to notify the ushers of honor and special guests and immediate family members for seating in the first few rows

  • Create pew markers to block off the first few rows for seating honor and special guests and immediate family members

  • Instruct ushers on seating arriving and late guests and the timing for seating of the mothers or stand-ins

  • Assist wedding party with light snacks & water provided by the couple, if needed during getting ready photos or pre-ceremony

  • Line up and cue the wedding party, musicians and/or DJ

 ​

End of Ceremony

  • Wrap up unity ceremony items

  • Oversee or delegate ceremony breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Transfer florals and guestbook setup to  the reception site

The Cocktail Hour

  • Provide one-hour of cocktail music during the cocktail hour if the DJ/musician is unable to set-up in both the cocktail and reception space

 

​The Reception

  • Deliver final payments and tips to vendors with a sheet for vendors to sign as proof of receiving a tip

  • Keep a wedding day emergency kit on-hand

  • Coordinator will serve as emcee for the reception and will coordinate the timeline of the evening (reception entrance of the wedding party, or receiving line, champagne toasts, first dance, anniversary dance game, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, newlywed game, last dance etc.)

  • Coordinator will cue the couple, wedding party and parents for special taskings of the day

  • Coordinator will provide the couple VIP services throughout the day

  • Set-up cake table with rented or purchased items:  tablecloth, cake stand, cake knife & server, toasting flutes, champagne chiller with a bottle of champagne, dish towel, cake plates and cake forks

  • Layout a seating chart on easel or provide escort cards with or without favors on tables

  • Layout place cards, menu cards, table numbers and favors if applicable

  • Offer any necessary directions or instructions to inquiring guests

  • Plan & Coordinate wedding party lineup and entry for wedding party introductions with DJ at the reception if applicable

  • Plan & Coordinate a Receiving Line if applicable

  • Conduct risk management by looking for and managing potential threats

The Send-off

  • The coordinator will coordinate the send-off

End of Reception

  • Oversee and arrange with designated persons for the gifts to be moved from ceremony to the reception and arrange for items to be moved from reception to designated car at the end of reception

  • Handle any last minute emergency

  • Help gather any lost and found items with the maid or matron of honor and the best man

  • Oversee reception breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Ensure that the space is left clean

Post-Wedding 

  • Provide the couple with instructions and important post-wedding reminders 

Individually Priced
A La Carte Services

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A la carte services give clients control in building their own unique packages or help them to obtain a little something extra.  Thus, a client can select as many or as few A La Carte Services as they like.  Contact us for pricing.  The following A La Carte Services can also be selected as an “add on” to any of our Wedding Services Collections:

Pre-ceremony Parties, Showers & 

Dinners

  • Plan & coordinate an engagement party 

  • Assist with the planning & coordination of a Jack & Jill (coed) Shower

  • Assist with the planning & coordination of a bachelor party

  • Assist with the planning & coordination of a bachelorette party

  • Assist with the planning & coordination of a bridal party luncheon or dinner

  • Assist with the planning & coordination of a  bridal shower

 

Before the Ceremony

  • Weekend Orchestration - for intercultural ceremonies & receptions occurring over an entire weekend

  • Provide access to our client portal where we share all of the relevant details and tasks with clients

  • Developing and working within a budget

  • Unlimited planning meetings

  • Assist with determining color scheme, theme and style of wedding

  • Provide our preferred vendors list

  • Provide vendor research for tent, chairs, tables, linen, glassware etc., if needed

  • Provide photography & videography planning & coordination

  • Review pre-existing vendor contracts

  • Assist with a venue selection

  • Assist in venue meetings when needed

  • Communicate with vendors via phone or email when needed

  • Conduct final venue walk through meeting

  • Make final contact with vendors one week before wedding day

  • Meet vendors and any other deliveries and handle any no-shows

  • Discuss the need for wedding insurance

  • Plan & coordinate for a security staff if needed

  • Provide engagement proposal planning & coordination

  • Provide wedding attendant proposal planning & coordination

  • Provide wedding party duties checklist

  • Provide destination wedding consultation

  • program

  • Assist with the planning & coordination of a honeymoon

  • Provide needed hourly or half-hour consultation service at a fee of $50 for one hour and $25 for 30 minutes

  • Assist with a wedding website

  •  Assist with a gift registry 

  • Discuss your stationery needs to build an invitation suite, organize seating choice, menu  napkins and other paper supplies using the following list: 

    • Save The Date

    • Invitation

    • RSVP

    • Detail Card

    • Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

    • Ceremony Welcome Sinage

    • Pew Cards  

    • Order of Ceremony Programs

    • Order of Reception Programs

    • Menu Cards

    • Place Cards

    • Escort Cards

    • Seating Chart

    • Dinner Napkins

    • Cocktail Napkins

    • Bride or Couple's Personal Stationery

    • Thank You Cards

  • ​Provide Guestlist and RSVP consultation

  • Assist with determining honor guests & special guests

  • Provide Save The Date Mailing Service

  • Provide Invitation Mailing Service

  • Provide Thank you card mailing Service

  • Provide ceremony seating guidance for divorced and/or remarried parents, honor guests, special guests, officiant and spouse, immediate family and all other guests

  • Provide reception seating guidance via place cards, escort cards or a seating chart

  • Discuss hotel blocks

  • ​Provide hotel arrangements for out of town guests needing 10 rooms or more

  • Create and/or distribute customized hospitality gift bags for a minimum of 25 out of town guests

  • Provide a wedding weekend itineraryy planning for activities such as a golf outing, spa day, wine tour, etc.

  • Plan & coordinate a welcome reception for out of town guests

  • Suggest couple pre-ceremony activities

  • Suggest couple and wedding party pre-ceremony activities

  • Provide wedding wardrobe consultation for  the couple & the wedding party

  • Suggest wedding party gift giving ideas from the couple

  • Suggest wedding party gift giving ideas for the couple

  • Assist with couple's gift ideas to each other

  • Assist with finding a wedding officiant for ceremony

  • Assist with vows script

  • Assist with ceremony readings

  • Assist with champagne toast speeches

  • Assist with ceremony music consultation

  • Prepare wedding day timeline

  • Coordinate ceremony music with DJ or musicians in advance of wedding rehearsal day

  • Provide up to 2 hours of wedding rehearsal management

  • Direct the wedding rehearsal

  • Coordinate any timing issues and post-ceremony announcements with officiant, if applicable

  • Provide instructions to the best man and the maid or the matron of honor regarding the wedding rings

  • Instruct ushers and guestbook attendants of their duties

  • Instruct photographer and videographer of the couple's requested shots

  • Distribute wedding day timeline at the rehearsal to wedding party and any vendors in attendance

  • Coordinate a rehearsal dinner

  • Provide rehearsal dinner activity books for kids

  • Provide up to 12 hours of onsite coordination with one wedding coordinator & one wedding day team member

  • Assist with florals, linen and decor rentals, and/or purchases

  • Discuss favor ideas

  • Provide unique shape napkins folding service

  • Assist with an order for favors

  • Assemble and deliver wedding favor bags or baskets to out of town guests

  • Assist with ceremony & reception signage purchase or rental

  • Plan, coordinate and install purchased or rented wedding welcome sign

  • Plan & coordinate a unity ceremony or cultural traditional, if applicable

  • Set-up unity ceremony items, memorial table, guest book & pens, gifts card box and favors with purchased or rented items

  • Create floral design for the altar & ceremony aisle with purchased or rented items

  • Install a ceremony arch design with drapes and/or florals purchased or rented

  • Plan & coordinate specialty tables for ceremony memorials, favors, gift card box, guestbook and pens or any other guest guiding signs purchased or rented

  • Add purchased or rented tablecloths and tableware to the tables and add coverings to the chairs

  • Setup the reception specialty tables such as dessert, popcorn bar, favors, memorial, guestbook signing, cocktail hour appetizers & treats with purchased items

  • Distribute purchased bouquets and/or corsages and pin boutonnieres for wedding party members, honor and special guests

  • Distribute purchased or rented ring pillow or other alternative, flower baskets or other alternative and “bride  is coming” or another phrase sign,  if applicable for child attendants

  • Check that marriage license and rings are present for ceremony

  • Assist with pew cards to notify the ushers of honor and special guests and immediate family members for seating in the first few rows

  • Create pew markers to block off the first few rows for seating honor and special guests and immediate family members

  • Instruct ushers on seating arriving and late guests and the timing for seating of the mothers or stand-ins

  • Assist wedding party with light snacks & water provided by the couple, if needed during getting ready photos or pre-ceremony

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Line up and cue the wedding party, musicians and/or DJ

 

End of Ceremony

  • Wrap up unity ceremony items

  • Oversee or delegate ceremony breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Transfer florals and guestbook setup to  the reception site

The Cocktail Hour

  • Provide one-hour of coctktail music during the cocktail hour, if the DJ/musician is unable to set-up in both the cocktail and reception space

  • Provide chocolate dipped strawberries, fresh fruit display, veggie cups, mini cakes, mini cheesecakes, charcuterie cups, charcuterie board service, finger sandwiches,  parfait and trifle desserts

​The Reception

  • Deliver final payments and tips to vendors with a sheet for vendors to sign as proof of receiving a tip

  • Keep a wedding day emergency kit on-hand

  • Provide wedding day activity books for child attendants

  • Coordinator will serve as emcee for the reception and will coordinate the timeline of the evening (reception entrance of the wedding party, or receiving line, champagne toasts, first dance, anniversary dance game, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, newlywed game, last dance etc.)

  • Coordinator will cue the couple, wedding party and parents for special taskings of the day

  • Coordinator will provide the couple VIP services throughout the day

  • Install rented or purchased a sweetheart and/or head table 

  • Install rented or  backdrop for a sweetheart and/or head table

  • Design and build floral entry-way or table-centerpieces with rented or purchased items

  • Set-up cake table with rented or purchased tablecloth, cake stand, cake knife & server, toasting flutes, champagne chiller with a bottle of champagne, dish towel, cake plates and cake forks items

  • Layout a seating chart on easel or provide escort cards with or without favors on tables

  • Layout place cards, menu cards, table numbers and favors if applicable

  • Offer any necessary directions or instructions to inquiring guests

  • Plan & Coordinate wedding party lineup and entry for wedding party introductions with DJ at the reception if applicable

  • Plan & Coordinate a Receiving Line if applicable

  • Conduct risk management by looking for and managing potential threats

The Send-off

  • The coordinator will coordinate the send-off

End of Reception

  • Oversee and arrange with designated persons for the gifts to be moved from ceremony to the reception and arrange for items to be moved from reception to designated car at the end of reception

  • Handle any last minute emergency

  • Help gather any lost and found items with the maid or matron of honor and the best man

  • Oversee reception breakdown & provide clean-up supervision

  • Ensure that the space is left clean

 

Post-Wedding 

  • Provide planning and coordination for an after party

  • Plan & coordinate a post-wedding breakfast, farewell brunch, lunch or dinner for out of town guests.  The suggested time for brunch is at any time between 10 a.m. and noon

  • Provide the couple with instructions and important post-wedding reminders 

Event Decor Rentals
& Design

We will design a beautiful color coordinated event with lighting, piping and drapes or other needed decorative equipment to convey your vision for your ceremony, reception or a professional, community or private social, corpororate, industry or special event.  We are certified and specialized in the following:

  • Themes

  • Table decor

  • Lighting

  • Floral designs (fresh & artificial)

  • Color

  • Ceremony decor

  • Reception decor

  • Room layout

  Linens

  • Linens for backdrops, table cloths, table runners, napkins, fabric arches, head table draping and miscellaneous draping

 

  Chairs​

  • Chair rentals:  banquet, folding, chiavari, King Louis, individual throne and loveseat throne

  Tables

  • Table rentals:  cocktails, round, square and rectangular

  Tents​

  • Tent rentals:  basic canopy, A-frame and push-pole

  Backdrops

  • Premium Two Tone Backdrops

  • Premium Up and Over Backdrops

  • Premium Criss-Cross Backdrops

  • Premium Double Valance Backdrops

  • Economy Backdrops

  Canopies

  • Round 4-Post Canopy

  • Square 4-Post Canopy

 Ceiling Drapes

  • 4 Panel Ceiling Drape

  • 6 Panel Ceiling Drape

  • 8 Panel Ceiling Drape

  • 12 Panel Ceiling Drape 

 

Ceremony Arch Installations

Uplighting

Social, Corporate, Industry & Special Events

  • Provide Vendor Coordination

  • Set-up the Event

  • Provide Guests Management

  • Utilize Problem-solving Skills to Troubleshoot Issues that Arise During the Event

  • Breakdown the Event

  • Will assist clients to find appropriate locations for their events.

  • Locate speakers, special guests and entertainment

  • Will assist in selecting food & refreshment options.

  • Will provide creative decorating options.

  • Will establish event objectives such as education, recruiting, customer retention, award presentations, new product rollout, executive installations, birthday party, holiday party, cocktail party, dinner party, bridal shower, anniversary party, vows renwal and more.

  • Will locate sponsors to support event if applicable.

  • Will incorporate a theme into your event

  • Will coordinate and troubleshoot on the day of event and collect feedback.

  • Arrange the following events and more:

 

  Social Event Types

  • Anniversary party

  • Bar mitzvah or Bat mitzvah

  • Sweet 16 party

  • Birthday party

  • Christening

  • Holdiay parties

  • Family reunions

  • Class reunions

  • Milestone events

  • Baby shower

  • Housewarming parties

  • Graduations

  • Formals

  • Proms

  • Fashion shows

  • Golf tournaments

  • Funerals

  Corporate & Industry Event Types

  • Corportate retreat

  • Training seminars

  • Retirement party

  • Stockholder's annual meeting

  • Company picnic

  • Company holiday parties

  • Grand openings

  • Sales meetings or other tream meeting

  • Galas

  • Awards banquet

  • Corporate presentation

  • Small meeting

  • Large meeting

  • Fundraising banquets

  • Tradeshows

  • Business dinners

  • Networking events

  • Product launches

  • Customer appreciation parties

  • Press briefinings

  • Conventions

 

  Special Event Types

  • Seasonal events (Oktoberfest, winter carnival, Fourth of July picnic in the park)

  • Free concert series

  • Festivals & fairs 

  • Wine tasting

  • Charity fundraisers
  • Fashion Shows
  • Parades
  • Ethnic celebrations
  • CD Release party
  • Book signing

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
at Sandals & Beaches Resorts in
the Caribbean or any Domestic Honeymoon Location

Romance Destination Travel is typically for couples choosing to combine a wedding. honeymoon, anniversary, renewal of vows or a vacation t0 a popular travel location away from their home-country or home city with invited families and friends.

For information and to view a few of the travel promotions going on at Sandals and Beaches Resorts, the leaders in destination & honeymoons; created for people in love, please select the "Destination Weddings, Honeymoons & More" page in the menu to learn more of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, following benefits:  

  • They are a dedicated pre-travel and resort wedding team and will attend to your every need.
  • They are the only resort to offer a wedding concierge from the moment of your call to the minute you say "I Do."

  • They offer Wedding Packages in the most beautiful wedding locations,

  • They were voted top all-inclusive resort by Brides Magazine.

Additionally, while traveling out of the USA very soon after a wedding, a bride’s (spouse's or partner's) passport and any other travel documents will reflect the maiden name, until the name is changed, by presenting a copy of the marriage license to government, state and city offices, and also, the passport does not contain the married name yet.  The maiden name will need to be used until the honeymoon has ended. 

Also, please allow adequate time for passport processing.   Many couples don’t realize that travel regulations for honeymooning in the Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico  require a passport as of June 1, 2009,

Currently, Honeymoon Packages and Destination Wedding Packages, aka Weddingmoons” and also  "Familymoons: are included in the Sandals, Beaches or Grand Pineapple Resorts packages in Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados.

 

Please refer to the "Destination Weddings & Honeymoons" Tab for more info.  If you are not interested in leaving the USA for a honeymoon, Florida and Myrtle Beach honeymoons/vacations are also available.  Please refer to the "Destination Weddings, Honeymoons & More" page in the menu for more info or let us help you to travel to your desired location.

 

SOCIAL EVENT DESIGN, SET-UP, BREAKDOWN, 

DECOR & RENTAL FEES

Consisting of Table & Chair Coverings, Centerpieces, Arches, Altar, Aisle, Backdrops, & Place Setting Decor & Rental Fees for Ceremony, Reception,

Social, Corporate, Industry or Special Events

To read more information about set-up and breakdown or to DIY the set-up and breakdown, click here. 
1.  SPECIALTY TABLES, SWEETHEART. HEAD & GUESTS TABLES WITHOUT COVERINGS SET-UP & BREAKDOWN FEE – An example of a specialty table is a favors table.  Either the tables are the white & gold King Louis Estate or Banquet Tables or clients will provide their own coverings.  The fee is $1 for each table.
2.  SPECIALTY TABLES, SWEETHEART. HEAD & GUESTS TABLES WITH COVERINGS SET-UP & BREAKDOWN FEE - An example of a specialty table is a favors table.  The fee is $2 for each table.
 
3.  ESSENTIALS PLACE-SETTING SET-UP & BREAKDOWN – The fee is $2 per guest and includes the items listed below:  Additional pieces cost .20 per reusable shatterproof item.  Porcelain, glass and stainless steel prices vary.  We also offer two Tea Party Place Settings; one is for High Tea and the other is for an Elevenses Tea.  We can prepare up to a total of 11 different place-setting styles, from Traditional Formal to Breakfast, with Brunch and other place-setting styles in between.  Our Basic Place-setting is our economical event place-setting style and cost $1.40 per guest, and it includes:  Charger Plate, Dinner Plate, Dinner Knife, Dinner Fork, Dinner Spoon, Beverage Glass and Napkin.  Additional items cost .20 each.  Shatterproof Salt & Pepper Shakers are available for all place-setting styles and cost .40 per table.
 
ESSENTIALS
Charger Plate
Dinner Plate
Dinner Knife 
Dinner Fork
Dinner Spoon
Dessert Fork
Napkin
Menu Card
Place Card
Beverage Glass
  
4.  CHAIRS WITHOUT COVERINGS SET-UP & BREAKDOWN FEE - The fee is $1 for each of the following chair types:
Folding Chairs - Chair sashes and chair bands for metal, resin, Samsonite, Classic Lifetime and Contemporary Lifetime folding chairs.
Banquet Chairs - round-top, crown-top, square-back and pyramid banquet chairs and full-back banquet chairs.
Chiavari Chairs – Chair sashes and chair caps for Chiavari chairs.
 
 5.  CHAIRS WITH COVERINGS SET-UP & BREAKDOWN FEE – The fee is $2 for each of the following chair types:
Folding Chairs - Chair sashes and chair bands for metal, resin, Samsonite, Classic Lifetime and Contemporary Lifetime folding chairs.
Banquet Chairs - round-top, crown-top, square-back and pyramid banquet chairs and full-back banquet chairs.
Chiavari Chairs – Chair sashes and chair caps for Chiavari chairs.
 
 6.  EMBELLISHMENTS FOR CHAIR COVERINGS SET-UP & BREAKDOWN FEE – Embellishments are chair sashes, chair bands, chair caps, flowers, brooches, buckles and Velcro tied-knot covers etc.  The rental fee is $.50 for each chair.
Folding Chairs - Chair sashes and chair bands for metal, resin, Samsonite, Classic Lifetime and Contemporary Lifetime folding chairs.
Banquet Chairs - round-top, crown-top, square-back and pyramid banquet chairs and full-back banquet chairs.
Chiavari Chairs – Chair sashes  and chair caps for Chiavari chairs.
 
 7.  LINEN RENTALS FEE:  Napkins table skirts, overlays, runners and fitted or non-fitted square, round and rectangular tablecloths are available in various colors, pricing and fabrics.  The rental fee is 1/3 of the retail price.
 
8.  TABLES & PLACEMATS RENTALS: 
Vinyl placemats for children’s parties $1 each
Fabric placemats for children's parties $2 each
Baby Highchair Rental $3 each
A 4 foot Rectangular Table $4 each
A Sweetheart Table Rental is $5 each
A 6 foot Rectangular Table $6 each
A Round Cake Table $7 each
An 8 Foot Rectangular Table $8 each
A Cocktail Table Rental $9 each
9.  ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS RENTALS -​The price of artificial flowers vary by variety type, price per stem, the rental rate for the container and any added embellishments.  We can create artificial table centerpieces, floral arches, wedding aisle decor, stage decor, wedding altar decor and decor for entryways.  Additionally, we can create custom DIY artificial personal flowers (bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres) as purchases.
 
10.  FRESH CUT FLOWERS PURCHASES - The price of fresh cut flowers vary by variety type, price per stem, the cost for the container and any added embellishments.  Any fresh florals centerpieces that will be placed on tables or will be worn, such as a bouquet, corsage, boutonniere or pocket flower, will be sold as a purchase, because we do not rent personal floral items.  Personal items are considered as perishables or keep-sakes items, aka take-home items.  We can create fresh cut table centerpieces, floral arches, wedding aisle decor, stage decor, wedding altar decor and decor for entryways.  
 
11.  PIPE & DRAPE BACKDROP RENTAL FEES - Pipe & Drape Backdrops are often used as a backdrop arch behind a sweetheart table or head table.  An onsite backdrop installations vary per the hardware used, fabric type, fabric length (will the fabric hover above the floor or is the fabric long enough to create puddles), fabric price per square foot and any other applicable fees. Hardware includes 2 Base Plates, 2 Base Plate Weights, 2 Uprights and up to two Crossbars.  The hardware rental price starts as low as $104.84 without any fabric.  A standard hardware height ranges from 6 Ft to 10Ft high and a standard width is 10 Ft wide and five drapes is needed to provide a 100% fullness (with many pleats) to cover a 10 Ft wide area.  If the fabric is $3 per foot x 10 feet (standard width), the cost is $30 x 5 drapes at a cost of $150 to rent the drapes, plus $104.84 to rent the hardware, for a total cost of $254.84 before tax.  
 
12.  PERIMETER DRAPING TO COVER ALL WALLS OF THE EVENT SPACE PRICING - The price is determined by adding the length of all wall measurements, to arrive at a combined linear feet total (some venues have more than four-wall-shaped rooms, and some are larger than most).  For instance, if the left and right sides of the local Civic Center's walls are 166 LF x 2 walls, it equals 332 LF and rounded to the nearest ten, that is higher than 332 LF, is 340 LF. 

 

Also, if the room has three other walls  to cover and the total  measurement is 3 x 98 LF, it will equal to 294 LF, and rounded to the nearest ten that is higher than 294 LF ft, is 300 LF.  Afterwards, one must add the 340 LF  to 300 LF for a total of 640 LF, and the 640 LF is divided by 10 feet wide panels (frames) needed, for a total of 64 ten-feet-wide panels needed to cover the perimeter walls of an entire room. 

 

As for the price of pipes and drapes per set, it can cost as low as $120 each to rent each 10Ft wide hardware set.  A hardware set includes two 20 to 35 pound bases, two uprights, a crossbar and three to four 16' to 20' drapes.  The cost of 64 sets of pipes and drapes x $120 can cost $7,680 before tax, set-up, breakdown, delivery and pick-up costs.  That is the cost for a building as large as the Civic Center.  For a smaller buiding, 1/3 the size of the Civic Center or half the size, one can expect to pay approximately $2560 or $3840 for perimeter draping.

13.  UNDERSTANDING HORS D' OEUVRES, APPETIZERS & MEAL COURSES - Do you know that there is a difference between hors d'oeuvres and appetizers?  Hors d'oeuvres are foods that can be held and eaten with one hand while standing and are often accompanied by a cocktail in the other hand during a Cocktail Hour.  If the couple is not planning to have a Cocktail Hour, due to having a First Look, wedding party & family photograph sessions earlier in the day, they can partake of hors d'oeuvres with their guests as a First Course when everyone is seated in the reception space.  If the couple will not be present for the Cocktail Hour, because they are scheduled for pictures with a photographer, the hors d'oeuvres served during the Cocktail Hour is the First Course and appetizers can be served as a Second Course when everyone is seated in the reception space.  Appetizers are small bite-size portions of foods to be eaten before a main dish is served and to stimulate an appetite, thus making one hungry before a meal.
 

Pictured below is a 12 Course Meal outline that you can use as a starting basis to organize your wedding reception menu card.  Traditional formal wedding receptions include a three to four course plated meal for all guests in attendance.  Popular formal wedding receptions display main dishes that are visually appealing and are considered as fine dining favorites, and they include filet mignon, lobster and rack of lamb.  On the average, a three course to four course meal can be consumed in about an hour to two hours.  Champagne, wine and cocktails are the traditional drink choices for formal wedding receptions, but lemonade or iced tea is acceptable for a casual buffet style reception dinner.  Three other reception dinner styles are also noteworthy - the family style, cocktail style and food stations.  Today's modern weddings provide couples with an opportunity to be innovative with signature drinks, trendy cocktails, flavorful beers and creative place settings.  Pictured here is a traditional formal place setting from

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When viewing the glassware in the image above, a few changes are needed for the order of glasses, in preparing for a wedding reception pre-dinner "Welcome Toast" that is planned to be printed on a hypothetical reception program's order of events. The water goblet is in the correct spot, but the cordial/sherry glass needs to switch places with the champagne flute, because the champagne flute will be the first glass to be picked up for the pre-dinner welcome toast, and it will need to be closer to the right hand.  There is a method to the madness.  It is simply that all of the glasses should be placed on the table in the order that they will be used, 
 
If the host is not planning to have a pre-dinner welcome toast, but is planning to serve one of the following - fish, seafood, chicken, duck or turkey as a first main dish, the white wine glass will be the first glass and the closest to the right hand.  If beef will be the second main dish, a red wine glass will be placed to the left of the white wine glass.  The red wine glass is typically taller and has a larger bowl than the white wine glass.  The tip to remember here is - always serve white wine with white meat dishes, and serve red wine with red meat dishes, such as beef, pork or lamb.  If you were to ask - is it best to serve red or white wine at a wedding reception?  I would suggest that the white wine be used.  It's easier to blot out white wine on a white wedding dress if there is a spill, than it it is to blot out red wine.  Notwithstanding, if you are planning to serve a white meat dish and a red meat dish, you will need both glasses for white and red wines.
 
If the host is planning to serve a a dessert, such as wedding cake or a sheet cake for example, a cordial or sherry  will pair well with the dessert course.  The cordial is a stomach soothing liqueur.  For fruit flavors, a host may want to try such brands as Grand Marnier (cherry) or Chambord (raspberry).  For coffee flavored liqueurs, a host can try the Tia Maria or Kahlua brands.  If the host is not planning to serve cordial, he or she may decide to serve sherry instead, which is a sweet fortified wine.  Fortified means that a spirit was added to it - the host may want to try Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.  It contains the taste of chocolate with a kick.  The cordial or the sherry is served after dinner and at the start of the dessert course, and they help to improved digestion.  A cordial or sherry is meant to be sipped after it is poured from a bottle and into a cordial or sherry glass.  The cordial or sherry glass is placed to the left of the red wine glass.  
 
The wait staff can provide tableside service during the dessert course, using a cordial or sherry cart, or a host can decide to have guests walk to the open bar with their glass and a bartender can pour either the cordial or sherry.  Afterwards, the guests can pick-up their dessert plates from a dessert station, when returning to their seats if plaited desserts are not being served.  If a host has opted to buy event insurance for the event day, and the venue allows guests to self-pour,  the host can also set up a Cordial or Sherry Station as a Self-serve Bar. 
 
Last of the glasses is the water goblet.  The water goblet's purpose is for a dining guests to sip after each course, in order to clean their palates before tasting the next course.  Adding a slice of lemon to the water, serves as one of the best solutions to use as a palate cleanser.
Did you see the word "consomme" in the place setting image above and wondered, what is a consomme?  A consomme is a broth that can be served on its own or as a soup, thus - it is a soup bowl, but you probably knew that already!  Are you also pondering, what is a demitasse?  A demitasse is an expresso cup.  Hot expresso can be mixed with Amaretto Disaronno, or Baily's Irish Cream and poured by the wait staff or a host can set-up an Expresso Bar table.  Here is an important fact about the demitasse cup, it should always be of a different color or of a different pattern than the other place setting items.  The demitasse spoon should be different than all of the other cutlery too.  As for the coffee and tea cup, it can be used for a hot tea and/or hot coffee service.  When a coffee or a tea cup is placed on a table, the host can install a Self-serve Coffee and/or Tea Bar station, or the wait staff can use a hot coffee or tea trolley to serve hot beverages.
 
What you should remember when deciding what items to rent for your reception place setting, is that it is beneficial to plan the menu first.  Otherwise, you may unintentionally rent wares (dinnerware, tableware, drinkware etc.) for tables and they will not be used.  
 
Although clients pay various prices to rent all of their place setting needs, a set-up fee is also required to cover the labor cost for setting-up each table and breaking down  each table when the event has ended.  For place settings requiring two main dishes during a buffet meal, one plate and napkin will be on the table or inside a charger, and the extra dinner plate will be placed on the buffet specialty table,  If a client elects to have a caterer provide plated (sit-down) meals for all of their guests, the dinner plates and/or dessert plates will be placed in the kitchen for the catering staff. 
 
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SOCIAL EVENTS PLANNING & COORDINATING FEES
Social Event Design, Set-up, Breakdown, Decor and Rental fees are not included 

 

Children Social Events 
$100 - 25 guests or less
$150 - 26 to 50 guests
$200 - 51 to 100 guests
$250 - 101 to 150 guests
$300 - 151 to 200 guests
$350 - 201 to 250 guests
$400 - 251 to 300 guests
$450 - 301 to 350 guests
$500 - 351 to 400 guests
$550 - 401 to 450 guests
 
Adults Social Events 
$200 - 25 guests or less
$250 - 26 to 50 guests
$300 - 51 to 100 guests
$350 - 101 to 150 guests
$400 - 151 to 200 guests
$450 - 201 to 250 guests
$500 - 251 to 300 guests
$550 - 301 to 350 guests
$600 - 351 to 400 guests
$650 - 401 to 450 guests
 
CORPORATE, INDUSTRY & SPECIAL EVENTS
PLANNING & COORDINATING FEES
The fee is 20% of the overall event budget or a minimum of $2,500 for planning & coordination for 100 to 500 guests.  If below 100 guests, a flate fee of $1,000 will apply. 
Social Event Design, Set-up, Breakdown, Decor and Rental fees are not included 
DISCOUNTS

*25% Off - Discount will be applied for seniors age 62+ with drivers license or state ID card

*10% Off - Discount will be applied for:
  • active duty military members, retiree and veteran holders of military ID cards and first responders, police, sheriff and fire station employees 
  • family & friends
  • a referring customer after a referred customer books and pays for a full, partial or day-of planning & coordinating service
* Denotes that the discount cannot be combined

 

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                 12 Course Meal Outline

1st Hors d'oeuvre
2nd Amuse-bouche (a complementary item chosen by the chef, to amuse the mouth)
3rd Soup
4th Appetizer
5th Salad
6th Fish
7th First main dish
8th Palate cleanser course
9th Second main dish
10th Cheese plate
11th Dessert  with a post-meal drinks (cordial, sherry,
 expresso, hot coffee or hot tea) 
12th Mignardise - a bite size dessert with post-meal drinks
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