full service planning and design
Comprehensive Digital Planning Calendar (full of checklists and syncing to your personal calendar!)
Comprehensive Design Scheme by Principal Designer
Ira + Lucy Signature Design Board
Custom Design Boards
*Table-Top Mockup *fees may apply
Venue Layout Schematic in 2-D and 3-D Renderings
Hand Selected Vendor Recommendations, Negotiations and Booking
Budget Allocation and Supervision
Ceremony and Reception Location Sourcing
TWO Site Visits *travel fees may apply
Unlimited Email Correspondence During Business Hours
Senior Designer with Three Assistants
Wedding Day Timeline Creation and Distribution
Wedding Party Timeline
Wedding Day Production
Overseeing Tear Down + Labor
Organizing Wedding Party and Guests of Honor
Lead in Final Decisions for Tent Placement, Layout and Vendor Placement
Direct Gift Management/Security
Organize Grand Entrance and Exit
Coordinate Catering Management Specifics
Coordinate Special Transportation
*100 pre-production and wedding hours allocated.
now that you have skimmed over the quick list
We offer both planning and design services for our clients. We strive to do our absolute best in meeting your unique wedding or special event needs, both for decor AND for planning logistics. Both services are very in-depth, labor intensive and time-consuming. Often the two responsibilities cross paths, which is why our packages cover all of these areas. Below is an overview of some of the key services we provide. We will discuss in more depth our specific packages and detailed offerings at your complimentary consultation in person, over the phone or via Skype or FaceTime. Many of our clients are from out of state, so no worries! We can accommodate those unique service needs as well.
Planning a Wedding In Less then 6 Months
Please note, to offer our clients the quality experience we strive to provide, a remarkable and memorable one, as a policy we do not take on any weddings with less then a 6 months planning timeframe. With over 6 years experience, we are fully aware of all the logistics and time needed to plan a successful event, furthermore we do not want a short timeframe wedding to pull away from the commitments we have made to our other clients. We have created incredible weddings in under this timeframe before, and have repeatedly found it creates an immense amount of stress on our business and families. Ultimately, we want the best for our clients' experience as well. Thank you for understanding!
"The day flowed so smoothly and felt effortless and organic! It was such a blast!" We hear this from many of our couples and that "effortless", organic flow takes months of strategic planning. It's our goal that your wedding flows well, from the intimate quiet moments in preparation for your ceremony, to the welcoming cocktail hour, the applause filled grand entrance, the romance of your first dance, the memorable toasts to the unforgettable dance party! Our team creates a Master Production Schedule, connecting with each of your vendors to ensure all involved are set up to succeed. We take time to work with your photographer, catering, DJ and vendors to ensure this timeline accommodates all of your wedding needs, so we are each in sync.
Since your family and wedding party don't need to know all the ins and outs of vendor load in, floral arrival and setup etc, we also create a specific Wedding Party Timeline. This is emailed in advance to your wedding party, immediate family and honored guests as applicable. We know that a lot of your excited bridesmaids and groomsmen will forget to print out the email, so we provide a Mini Timeline at your wedding rehearsal with all the key times they need to know about!
We find, regardless of budget, whether $20,000 or $160,000... discussing the budget is one of the most stressful aspects of planning your wedding. Most couples and parents (if paying for the wedding) have no idea how much vendors cost or what is considered average or high for budget allotment.
We will guide you through those conversations and help manage your budget, payment schedules and more. We create a custom budget for you and track our budget estimates, actual costs, monitor payments and send reminders when balances are due. This helps relieve much of the stress that comes with planning your wedding.
DIGITAL design sTUDIO
On your Digital Planning Dashboard, we customize design concepts unique to your wedding style. Categorized for easy reference and available to you anywhere you go with easy online access! Our couples can't get enough of this feature! We know you all love Pinterest, but this takes it a step further in allowing us to streamline all your and our ideas into your virtual planner dashboard. No need to have multiple applications for planning your wedding!
We will reference these cohesive design elements in your decor planning meetings. Your other vendors LOVE us for this service we provide. So much of the planning is our communication with your vendor team in accurately relaying your vision for your wedding, these visual aids help tremendously so all vendors are in mutual understanding of the visual plan.
COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN PLAN
Once we have gathered concepts in the Digital Design Studio, our team then puts the visual elements together in your customized Style Board for a cohesive and comprehensive decor plan. This is one of our favorite parts of the planning process! We are just as anxious to share with you, as you are to finally see your own custom style board! We will present selected fabrics, textiles, and some of the table elements to help convey the decor plan.
2d and 3d renderingS
With close to 5 years experience, when it comes to design layout and floor plans our team may have tremendous confidence in the plan, but you may be feeling a bit nervous. We do this all the time, you, however are starting to feel anxious wondering if it's going to all come together. We understand those nerves, which is why we also provide both 2D and 3D renderings customized for your wedding layout and floor plan. We work very close with the Industries leading resources for CAD renderings and tent schematics.
As professional coordinators, we are all about checklists and more checklists. Many of the initial inquiries from our clients' start with an email, "HELP! I don't know where to begin..." As part of our signature experience, you get privilege access to our fine tuned list of tasks that we will break up into what is completed by our team and by you and your fiancé and sometimes, your parents (mothers are often involved!).
We break down our comprehensive list by task, by date and specific timeframes that we need to work within. You'll be able to clearly know what tasks you need to focus on and which tasks can you relax about knowing we have it handled. You'll get email reminders and in-app notifications! Our real time checklist allows us to pop in at any time to review progress and allow us to look over each time we speak or meet. Checklists can also be synced to your digital calendar!
guest management + SEATING
Your virtual planning dashboard includes Guest Management aids! This allows us ease of use in organizing your invites, RSVPs, seating plan and more!
With our signature experience, you get access to the industry's most state-of-the art seating plan! It's incredibly intuitive and user friendly. Simply upload your contacts into our database, or build the spreadsheet on our guest planner, and then easily drag and drop your guests' names to their seats with one simple click.
We are able to remove or add tables as your RSVP's shift. We can simply add or subtract chairs, rearrange people and can even note anyone with dietary restrictions, what seats are children or specific meal selections. We will have reference to this printable list on your wedding day to continue the streamlined process at your wedding.
PRICING + PACKAGES
Our prices are built on a solid foundation of wedding essentials, we know that each couple truly has unique needs (budget, style and personality) which is why we offer starting point prices for our design and coordination services; with our rentals always offered al la carte! We encourage you to research wedding costs and determine what priorities you and your significant other desire. With our professional experience and sought after design skills, our prices are competitive and reflect our knowledge of what quality wedding services cost. We invite you to contact us with any questions and to request our package offerings and look forward to meeting with you.
Image Credit: Brie Thomason Photography, Let It Shine Photography