Although costs for a Wedding Planner vary greatly, hiring a Wedding Planner will assist you in making the absolute most of your budget! While it can appear to be a big investment, it is far worth all of the time and effort they spend to reduce your stress ♥ From the moment of engagement, couples start conceptualizing their dream wedding, and most have little to no experience planning and budgeting for such an enormous event. For most, it’s almost impossible to know how much your dream wedding will actually cost.
Sculptable Design has come to the rescue! Even on budgets ranging from $2,000 to $30,000, there are innumerable ways in which to afford your dream wedding.
♥ First, what type of wedding do you wish to have? Whether it be an intimate, romantic soirée or a rustic retreat, this will set the tone for your budget. Don’t focus too much on specificity at this point, considering that social media can easily overwhelm you. Keep it simple with clear, definitive incorporations (e.g., classic ceremony with a 1920’s gala ambiance).
♥ Second, talk financials. Most importantly, talk to your fiancé about how much you can and are willing to spend, comfortably. Include a talking point of how much time you can each dedicate to the planning so as to determine the best type of Wedding Planner you need (e.g., Day-Of, Month-Of, Full Service, etc.). Lastly, discuss any contributions (e.g., parents). This component varies from family to family and can range from paying a specified dollar amount or a particular facet of the wedding (e.g., rehearsal dinner, dress/tux, etc.). All of these aspects help you build your budget and assist with planning. One key factor that MUST be estimated is guest count. This will clearly drive how your budget will be allocated since much of what you need is either per person or per table.
♥ Third, set priorities. Have each of you determine your top three priorities for the wedding day (e.g., open bar, groom’s cake, limo, that photographer your best friend used, photo booth, etc.). This assists in focusing in on what’s most important so that you know where you can increase these budget items and reduce/eliminate others. In doing so, make your lists separately! This way, you’re both honestly assessing your needs before joining together to make such important decisions.
♥ Fourth, be real. Even if you have champagne taste on a beer budget, there’s MANY ways to plan and budget your wedding accordingly. If you dreamt of a 200-person wedding but only have $4,000, that is very unlikely to arrange.
♥ Fifth, time to plan! Now that you’ve done some research, it’s time to re-evaluate. What can you do to keep from overspending? What can you change to make it fit your budget? Is there potential for DIY? If your budget and vision are contradicting, you have to find ways to level the plan. DIY is a romantic touch because it adds a personal element. But at times, it can be costlier and time-consuming. Your Planner would know all the ins and outs of DIY and can help you decide on what can diminish budget costs while keeping in line with the theme.
Here are some perks about how a Sculptable Design can help you with your budget:
♥ We discuss and outline all of your must-haves and then associate a percentage to each item, in order of importance.
♥ We create a budget spreadsheet so that we can help you keep track of each and every expense, as well as your overall spending.
♥ We suggest ways in which to save money (e.g., change of venue, DIY, etc.). We have innumerable tricks and tips that are cost-saving!
♥ We help you understand the relative costs of each vendor and help you find the right vendor for your budget without losing quality of service.
♥ We have preferred vendors that we consistently work with, and through this rapport, we are able to offer significant savings to Clients who book with them.
♥ We have templates for every budget and guarantee to plan your wedding well within your means.
If you’re ready to start planning your wedding, and want the help of a Certified Planner with exceptional budgeting experience, contact Sculptable Design today! ♥
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! ♥♥
Planning a wedding can be daunting for most anyone, but Sculptable Design is here to help! We offer a wide variety of packages for you to choose from, but how do you know which one is for you?
Here is a list of our current packages and what type of couple they are geared toward. Which couple are you?
♥ Day-of/Month-of Coordination- This is for the couples who are very hands on in the planning process and just need someone to execute everything on the day of the wedding, or help with the last-minute details leading up to the wedding date. We will create timelines for vendors and the wedding party (month-of we can do a timeline for the entire day), attend final vendor meetings, do on-site direction of wedding day arrangements, and for the month-of package we will coordinate the rehearsal.
♥ Full Service- This package is great for couples who want guidance every step of the way or have an intricate vision they want executed. We handle everything from the design, menu selections, and even the rehearsal dinner. We meet with all the vendors and coordinate everything for you.
♥ A La Carte- Perfect for couples who only need help or guidance with select details of the wedding. You contact us when you need, and we offer help with honeymoon planning/coordination, design, engagement party and more.
♥ Destination- For couples who have always wanted that perfect destination wedding. We customize a plan especially for you to help make your dream a reality.
These are common packages that most Wedding Planners will offer so even if you don’t book with us you will hopefully have a better idea of which kind is best suited for you.
Something unique to Sculptable Design is our new Virtual Planning Package that we highlighted in our last blog.
At Sculptable Design we strive for excellence in everything we do. No matter what package you choose we want you to be able to enjoy your wedding day and look back without regrets
Sculptable Design is very pleased to announce that we have added a Virtual Planning package to our list of services ♥ If a Wedding Planner is out of your budget, but you could really use some help or advice, we now offer personal wedding consulting direct to you without the typical costs associated with this luxury. The Virtual Planning Package includes three 30-minute phone calls with a Certified Planner which provides answers, insight, advice, and tips on varying topics within the wedding industry.
Check out our website for specifics ♥♥ And if you haven’t booked Sculptable Design for your wedding, do so today!!
Congratulations!! You’ve finally found your forever partner ♥ Next steps… time to plan your wedding, to include hiring a qualified Officiant. Sculptable Design’s CEO Jennifer Culp is now an Ordained Minister and is here to provide the very best in Officiant Services.
Jennifer has been working with Couples in both Atlanta and the DMV area for years, and truly creates an exquisitely unique experience for every wedding. We love that she is augmenting yet another element of this wondrous occasion and embracing the opportunity to be the officiant who join you together. It is an honor to us that you are considering our professionalism to deliver the perfection that you deserve. We understand the intricacies of officiating, and after attending/planning literally thousands of weddings, she’s absorbed only the optimum ways in which to solemnize a wedding ceremony, all while ensuring that your personal touches are established throughout the ceremony and especially amongst the vows.
It is our pleasure to welcome the opportunity to offer our Officiant Services to you! Our pricing is very affordable and is also available as an a la Carte items to any package ♥
We offer ceremony services that range from traditional, to religious, to civil unions, etc. There are no limits to what Jennifer can provide! Every ceremony will be customized by you to accentuate your marriage in a distinctive way. Call us today to find out more!
Sculptable Design is very pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recipient ♥ This award represent the top five (5%) percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. This is truly a remarkable accomplishment and it is because of our community of vendors and clients that make all of this possible!
If you haven’t booked Sculptable Design for your wedding, do so today!!
Many couples begin their engagement in anticipation of planning what will be one of the best days of their life. Even professional multitaskers find it extremely taxing to fully plan their own wedding. Typically, a couple will start by looking for a venue. Most sizeable venues will have an on-site Coordinator. However, Venue Coordinators are NOT Planners. They are solely responsible for managing the venue and the services they provide. They do not synchronize all facets of your wedding day, nor all of the vendors. Herein, we’ll outline the pros so you can decide if it’s right for you ♥
♥ Coordinate of ALL the details, with everyone and everything
♥ Assist with fine details that may have otherwise been overlooked
♥ Possess extensive knowledge of the local market, so as to accommodate any request
♥ Communicate on your behalf so that you’re not inundated with phone calls and emails
♥ Troubleshoot all minor or major issues with ease
♥ Manage any family crises
♥ Alleviate the stress and exhaustion from all of the tasks
♥ Research and choose vendors based upon working relationships, experience and rapport
♥ Manage your budget
♥ Help with the costs associated with vendors so that you’re not over-charged
♥ Create structure timeline on the day-of so that everyone knows where to be and when
♥ Coordinate all day-of tasks (There’s a million!)
Before you decide to take on the role of Bride, Groom and/or Planner, sit down as a couple and consider how much time, financing and assistance you have available. Consider what a Planner can provide, including professional support. Wedding planners are not simply intended for couples with unlimited budgets, they are invaluable assets whose services are well worth the expense. If you have a demanding job, inflexible hours, busy family life, getting married in a destination city or if you simply feel overwhelmed by the details involved, hire a Planner!!