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Month Of Package

Jessica Van der Marel Photography

Month of/Day of Package includes:

Upon Booking

  • Access to an exclusive vendor list (and vendor suggestions based on budget and style)

  • Answers to the big looming questions and direction on what to do next

  • Wedding Planning Guide

  • Budget Spreadsheet Template

  • RSVP/Guest List Tracking & Seating Chart Spreadsheet 

  • Monthly Check-Ins


Pre-Planning - Starting 5 weeks prior to wedding day

  • Initial Consultation to discuss the details and specifics of your wedding 

  • Unlimited phone calls and texts during normal business hours and unlimited emails from four weeks out through the day of your wedding

  • Creation of To Do Lists and helping on the items that we can

  • Creation of wedding document and timeline for the wedding day to be communicated to all vendors

  • Contact all vendors prior to event for introductions and to confirm details


  • Work with wedding officiant to choreograph wedding ceremony, processional and recessional

  • Oversee the smooth preparation of the rehearsal making sure everyone knows what is expected of them, such as their place in the processional / recessional

  • Remind wedding party of where they need to be the following day and at what time

  • Go over any last minute details

  • Give tips and tricks on etiquette for the ceremony (how to hold bouquets, hands, etc)


  •  Facilitate on-time arrival of hair and make-up stylists and instruct them as to where to set up their equipment

  •  Coordinate any pre-wedding meal deliveries and clean up

  •  Ensure all flowers arrive on time and distribute to wedding party

  •  Confirm photographer and videographer arrive on time, and are aware of the day’s timeline

  •  Coordinate with transportation vendor so the wedding party departs for the ceremony as scheduled

  •  Communicate any last minute details to the wedding party

  •  Set up programs, unity ceremony, decor, reserved signs or any other personal items

  •  Ensure ceremony musicians have arrived and direct them as to where to set up

  •  Ensure Ushers/Groomsmen arrive on time and are ready to escort guests

  •  Ensure designated attendants arrive on time and are ready to pass out programs 

  •  Alert Ushers/Groomsmen as to when to begin escorting guests to their seats

  •  Coordinate with the ceremony officiator and musicians to determine signals or cues that will begin the ceremony

  •  Handle any emergencies that may arise

  •  Line up wedding party and family members for the processional

  •  Cue ceremony musicians when wedding party is ready to begin processional

  •  Transport items from the ceremony location to the reception venue and store any items not needed at the reception

  • Coordinate family members and bridal parties for photographs

Cocktail Hour/Reception 

  •  Greet all vendors and instruct them as to where to set up

  •  Make sure Cocktail Hour and Reception décor is set up according to plan

  •  Make sure all flowers are set up according to floral order

  •  Confirm timing and logistics with band, DJ or designated emcee and ensure they can correctly pronounce the wedding party’s names

  •  Meet with catering and venue staff to confirm food timing and the overall flow of the evening

  •  Arrange escort cards

  •  Place chargers, menu cards and favors at individual settings

  •  Set up table numbers, guest book, card box, cake cutting utensils and champagne flutes

  •  Ensure any other miscellaneous décor is set up according to plan 

  •  Assist catering and/or venue staff with remaining setup needs

  •  Examine guest tables and head/sweetheart table to confirm they are set up properly and have the correct number of chairs at each

  •  Review final set up before guest arrival

  •  Ensure proper flow of Cocktail Hour food and drinks

  •  Help guests locate their escort cards and dining tables, and encourage them to take their seats at the appropriate time

  •  Locate wedding party and line them up for their introductions

  •  Cue band, DJ or designated emcee when the majority of guests have found their tables and the couple are ready to be introduced

  •  Know the catering service’s schedule, and help ensure that guests are served at the appointed time

  •  Cue band/DJ, photographer, videographer and immediate family members when important events take place (i.e. first dance, parent dances, cake cutting, and toasts)

  •  Cue Father of the Bride, Best Man and Maid of Honor when they are about to be announced for toasts

  •  Distribute final payments and gratuities to vendors at the end of the night

  •  Prevent and fix any problems that may arise during the event

  •  Remain easily accessible through the entire event in case there are any details the Bride & Groom would like attended to

  •  Collect gifts and personal décor items, and ensure they reach the designated family member, room and/or vehicle at the end of the night

  •  Coordinate reception departure transportation and/or formal send-off

This just gives you a little idea of everything we handle. Each wedding is unique and requires just a little bit of different service whether that is hanging your neon sign or transporting dogs to the ceremony location and so much more. We are there for you!

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