Today's wedding typically takes anywhere from 120 - 700 planning hours. That includes finding, hiring and keeping up with an average team of 18 vendors ranging from: Baker, Bridal Salon, Caterer, Ceremony Venue, Entertainment, Florist, Hair and Make-up, Honeymoon and Accommodations, Officiate, Photography, Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Venue, Rental Company, Transportation, Travel Reservations, Tuxedo Shop, Video photographer, and your Wedding Stationer...along with many more details.
Understanding the Differences:
Wedding Designer: A wedding designer/wedding stylist is responsible for the overall look of your wedding. They take your design likes, your wedding needs and create visual elements that are coherent to the theme you want for your wedding.
Wedding Planner: A wedding planner is responsible for organizing your wedding. Most wedding planners do the actual booking of caterers, venues, music etc. all with the approval of the client. Depending on you level of service contracted with them, the wedding planner will assist you with finding the right venue and vendors. They will also coordinate all of your vendors into one cohesive team to make your wedding day a success. Most wedding planners also assist with budget creation and maintenance, wedding day timelines, seating arrangements and just about anything else that has to do with organizing and planning your wedding. They will usually act as the coordinator for the day of your wedding since they have assisted you with planning and organizing.
Wedding Coordinator: A wedding coordinator can coordinate the wedding event, but does not offer planning services. A wedding coordinator does not assist with any planning of the wedding. Their main responsibility is to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible the day of your wedding. They will be responsible for handling and organizing all of your vendors as well as any set-up only on your wedding day. They will also handle any type of clean-up or post-wedding duties needed. There are many uses of the titles “planner” and “coordinator” in reference to the same responsibilities but it is important to know that they are not the same. Each carries very different duties so be sure to ask a lot of questions so you hire the correct one. More importantly, know your wants and needs before choosing a designer, planner or coordinator.
Day of Coordinator: A Day of Coordinator is to oversee the day of your wedding. They guide you through your entrances and exits, they tell you when to cut the cake, they make sure you get to your get away vehicle, and they go home. They have vendor phone numbers and often work with your planner and/or coordinator so they are aware of the process of you wedding.
Onsite/In-house Planner: An onsite/in-house planner is typically only responsible for things that happen onsite and that are relative to the site and its staff and NOTHING else. These are most commonly used in a Destination Wedding Venue. TWIG TRAVEL & EVENTS saves you hours from research and confusion. As a wedding consultant, TWIG TRAVEL & EVENTS helps make decisions on the different aspects of your wedding with a selection of packages to accommodate your needs. TWIG TRAVEL & EVENTS will consult with you, help you plan and provide you with options in regards to your wedding vison and your specified wants and needs such as: Caterers, Destinations, Entertainment, Photography, Reception Venue, Wedding Venue and many more.
Many couples believe this service is an extravagance, but in all essence, prior to the wedding, these couples will tell you they are creative and very resourceful. They thought they could handle putting together all the details of their wedding by theirself. Within time, the details and to-do-lists become so overwhelming that they enter an extremely high-stress situation with the extra work and worries which is time that should've been enjoyed as one of the most important days of their lives. After hiring professional help, many couples feel a huge weight lifted. Couples actually found that they had so much more time to enjoy the planning and decesion making process with more enjoyability. As stated numerous times, couples remarked that they wouldn't hesitate to hire a consultant for their wedding.
Most weddings average anywhere from $10,000.00 to $50,000.00 and above. Many wedding consultants, planners, coordinators and such charge a percentage on average of 10% to 20% and above depending on your location and venue. This is on top of the total cost of your wedding from beginning to end. So in the end, if your wedding cost $30,000.00 and you are charged 20%, you will be paying out an additional $6,000.00.
At TWIG TRAVEL & EVENTS, commissions are not what we do. Our fees are simply stated and based on your wants and needs. It is difficult enough to budget your wedding, much less not knowing what you will be paying out in the end. TWIG TRAVEL believes that through these services, you will find that your wedding is a day of bliss and beautiful memories.
Please click on the package of your choice to take you to your individualized questionnaire. Packages and fees are as follows (If you need further assistance or specific packaging, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we are able to design your unique package).
BALANCE: The Planning Package. You will be supplied with three choices in each of the categories you requested. With this, you will also be supplied with names, addresses, numbers, links and any additional information. $250.00 (Pricing may be adjusted due to special request)
BEAUTY: Destination Wedding Package. You will be supplied with three venue options along with location information, wedding venue package information, contact names, addresses, numbers, links and any additional information. $350.00 (Pricing may be adjusted due to special request)
BLISS: The Ultimate Destination Wedding Package. Your Destination Wedding is personally designed to your specifications. TWIG TRAVEL & EVENTS will prepare your Destination Wedding in accordance to your request with your venue and vendors along with consistant availabilty via email and phone with TWIG TRAVEL & EVENTS. You will receive extensive information on your completed Destination Wedding package, vendor information and all other needed information. You will also receive your contact names, numbers, your final "To-Do List" and any additional information available. This package allows couples to feel completely relaxed and able to enjoy their engagement with the knowing that their special day will be a beautiful start to the rest of their life together. $3,500.00* (Pricing may be adjusted due to special request)
Please note: Any changes that take place between you and the venue/vendors after TWIG TRAVEL & EVENTS delivers this package are the responsibility of you, the customer.
*You will be responsible to purchase your airline, accommodations, wedding venue/vendors costs and to finalize with your destination wedding venue/vendors. *Due to the nature of this package, if destination cost exceed package cost, additional cost may apply.