Wedding Planning Services
Hey that’s me in the picture, at my own wedding in 2015. I know first hand just how flexible wedding planning services need to be and that year I had over 200 couples through my UK showroom who I was assisting with their weddings whilst planning my own, and all my 2015 weddings ROCKED! I love weddings! I’m IWPP qualified and find this a great journey and connect with every one of my couples. I have a cherished box of thank you cards from my married couples and even had some as guests at my wedding! So, I’m here in Southern California and I do weddings different. I see and listen to what you need and that’s the package. Whether you need help with everything or just someone for an hour to get you started or back on track after a slump. Or you may have got it all nailed but understand you have to be the ones getting married on the day itself so you need someone to be there applying the timeline and the little touches. For all services use the contact form to request a FREE 25 minute Skype session to have an informal chat to see if Vanessa is a good fit for you and your big day.
Partial Planning Services
from $25 per hour
This planning service offers total flexibility with transparent pay-as-you-go pricing to use as you need it. Whether you need accompanying on visiting suitable venues or help with anything from vendor meetings, contract reading, keeping track of spreadsheets, mailing invites and updating guest lists then we discuss what we will do and we keep a statement of work and tasks and their timings and you can switch work on and off as you need it in line with your budget and timeline.
Vanessa’s 1.5 hour consultations can be used flexibly by busy couples including evenings and weekends either in person or via a Skype session. These are helpful to get you on track with planning or are used to help couples who struggling in any way with anything from themes to venue choices. These sessions are great for those who are busy or need direction, or want to know where to focus and when. Hourly work can be offered on top of the consultation.
Day of Coordination
Vanessa finds the time critical elements and builds the timeline for the day and offers advice and suggestions to add value to the service. On the day itself the timeline is used in conjunction with your wishes to work with all of your suppliers and ensure the things you want to happen do. The rehearsal and next day brunches can be coordinated too. You can contact Vanessa up to a year before to book to secure day-of for your date with a timeline created around 1 month before.
Full Planning Service
fixed fee by quotation
This planning service incorporates what you need it to. You may wish to enjoy finding your own cake maker but want a lot of help with your photographer and invites, decor and admin. We discuss at length what you want help with and then a fixed fee is arranged. Full planning packages are usually around 10% of your overall budget ($25k wedding/$2500 full planning fee). We can work together for up to 2 years with meetings and lots of support and contact by phone and email as you need it.
Vanessa is available to travel with you to your venue regardless of location and wedding planner assistants can be arranged at additional cost. It’s never too early to contact Vanessa to discuss your needs and that initial meeting or Skype session is always free of charge.