Our Three Step Process
Step One: Discovery & Logistics
During this phase we’ll discuss your priorities, preferences, & budget. We use what you share to then create your comprehensive budget & your basic timeline. Next, we’ll tackle your logistical needs by researching & booking your fundamental vendors from your venue &/or tent company (if planning a private estate wedding), to photographer & videographer, band or DJ. Once we have those details locked in, we’ll negotiate room blocks for your out of town guests, create your wedding website, & save the dates. We’ll move quickly through this phase, so you can begin sharing the exciting news with your invitees!
Step Two: Design
Once the groundwork is set, we’ll dive into all the elements of design. We’ll review any inspiration you gathered & share our ideas, always listening closely, to fully understand your style & sensibilities. Next, we’ll create a customized mood board, curating the visual design elements (florals, rentals, table-scape pieces, signage, paper products, & lighting design) to create a cohesive environment & experience for you & your guests. Our goal is to design spaces that feel refined, yet welcoming & comfortable. As the overseer of all visual elements & logistics, room layouts will be created, which both accentuate your key elements & promote a pleasant experience as your guests venture through your event spaces.
Step Three: Implementation
Step three is all about marrying the logistical plans & design elements together. During this phase, we’ll make final menu selections & add appropriate embellishments & experiences to surprise & delight your guests from arrival to the grand exit. Together, we will prepare the production schedule, book valet or transportation, select songs, & finalize your ceremony specifics (lineup order, script, etc). During your wedding week, you’ll breathe easy knowing we have your best interest in mind & all the tools necessary to ensure your guests are served well & your vision is realized.
Throughout the journey…
We keep the entire planning process enjoyable and focused on the reason why we're gathering, to celebrate the love between you and that sweet fiancé of yours!
Each Blue Ribbon Couple is granted access to our fully customized planning portal. While there are a plethora of planning checklists online, our portal is far more robust and unlike what you'll find on Pinterest or even in your favorite wedding publication.
Our resources are curated by our experienced team and are adapted to fit each of our client's unique planning timelines and needs.
Planning directly with our couples and using our portal ensures a seamless experience, keeping all wedding items in one hyper-organized, easy to navigate space!
To Do List & Calendars
Completely customizable to our clients' needs, specific tasks can be edited, deleted, and assigned to members of our planning team, the bride, the groom, or anyone else you would like to grant access to this part of the portal. Comments, updates, and questions attached to the to-dos keep communication about our progress out of your email and all in one place.
Our online budget tool is extremely helpful in building and maintaining a clear picture of your overall and categorized target budgets. It also keeps us all on the same page with vendor payments made and pending.
Guest Tracking System
Our online guest tracking system keeps all RSVPs in one place and makes tracking dietary restrictions, meal options, and assigning table numbers a snap!
Online Design Boards
We are very visual and understand most brides get anxious wondering if all the details she's chosen will look right together on her wedding day. Our online design boards bring our couples' vision to life and create a place to see every detail from florals and linens, to welcome signs and guest books.