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Why I Removed One of My Planning Packages

Wedding Planner Education

For the first seven years of my business I offered three different planning packages as well as floral design.  I started tracking the number of packages couples booked me for every year and realized that most couples were either choosing us for Full Service Wedding Planning or Wedding Day Management.  The package that I removed from my services was called Wedding Planning Guidance + Wedding Day Management.  I only had a couple of bride’s choose this package every year, so I decided it would be best to remove it all together.  Couples either wanted us for Full Service Wedding Planning (from beginning to end) or just for the month leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding; Wedding Day Management.  

Why I Removed One of My Planning Packages

The package I removed included everything in the Wedding Day Management package plus monthly checklists, budget creation and a few hours of planning that could be used however they wished.  Including a limited amount of planning hours got really confusing and to be honest I never kept up with the number of hours I was planning for.  This led to working way over the allotted number of hours included, which meant I was not getting paid for my time.  If I had been keeping up with the time I would have found that a lot of these clients really needed us for Full Service Wedding Planning after all since they needed more hand holding than they realized initially.  I also felt like Full Service Wedding Planning and Wedding Planning Guidance + Wedding Day Management overlapped so much so I have never regretted removing this package all together.  

If you are a wedding planner just getting started you need to sit down and really think about the services you want to offer.  You can be a planner that offers just Wedding Day Management or just Full Service Planning.  Or, you can offer as many different planning packages as you desire.  You may want to test out your packages for a year or two to see which ones your couples are booking you for.  At the end of each year evaluate how many times couples booked your different packages to see which ones are working and which ones are not.  You can make changes to them any time you wish!  

Here’s a copy of our two planning packages:

Full Service Wedding Planning Package

Are you a busy bride that does not have the time or the know how to plan a wedding on your own?

Do you want to be able to relax and actually enjoy the planning process, leaving the details for your planner to take care of so you will not feel overwhelmed and stressed?

With our Full Service Wedding Planning package we will plan, coordinate, orchestrate and manage your dream wedding day down to the very last detail.

This planning option includes everything you need and more.

  • Wedding design infused with creative concepts for your theme, design and décor
  • Guidance with etiquette questions
  • Online wedding planning workbook (budget planner, guest list, checklists, etc.)
  • Wedding design lookbook
  • Vendor selection for your style, personality, and budget
  • Schedule vendor appointments around your availability
  • Meet with vendors on your behalf as needed
  • Review vendor contracts
  • Attire selection (if desired)
  • Guest accommodations
  • Guest and bridal party transportation
  • Menu and beverage selection
  • Ongoing vendor maintenance
  • Develop event enhancements including lighting, custom furnishings, & décor
  • Create guest amenities to include welcome bags, favors, programs, etc
  • Assist with wedding stationary design and selection
  • Schedule salon and spa services
  • Plan closely with your vendors to ensure all aspects of your wedding day will flow seamlessly
  • Maintain deposits and payments to all vendors
  • Create detailed and informative itinerary for wedding day
  • Timeline distribution to all vendors prior to the wedding
  • Final vendor confirmations
  • Oversee and manage wedding day installation
  • Rehearsal coordination and direction
  • Unlimited 0n-site wedding day management
  • Coordinate, manage, and trouble-shoot on your wedding day
  • And much, much more!

Wedding Planner Packages

Looking for a helping hand to walk you through the day-of logistics?

We offer Wedding Day Management services to brides who have a love for planning, but realize they can’t execute it the day-of, while also relaxing & being “the bride”! We’ll craft a timeline for the day-of & step-in to handle last minute vendor management.

We’ll be your go-to on your wedding day! This package is perfect for the bride-to-be desiring to be hands-off during her wedding day & leave the logistics to the experts! 

With this package we will take over one month prior to your wedding

  • Detailed & informative wedding day timeline
  • Client to supply vendor contracts
  • Timeline distribution to all vendors at least one week prior to wedding
  • Final vendor confirmations/follow-up
  • Rehearsal coordination and direction
  • Oversee and manage wedding day installation
  • Coordinate, manage and troubleshoot on your wedding day

 

Wedding Planners – Get on the waitlist for my signature course “Wedding Planner School.”  A Wedding Planner’s Guide on How To Plan a Wedding From Start to Finish” for new and aspiring wedding planners!   Click here to join the waitlist! 

xo, Terrica

Why I Removed One of My Planning Packages

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