The Office My office space will be in New York City, where the bridal dress shops, cake bakeries, and other venues I work closely with are and can refer my clients to. There will be two comfortable arm chairs set close to each other for the couple to sit at my desk and discuss their big day. Clients can come for their first complimentary consultation as well as for the rest of our meetings from day one to the day of. Clients can also have their first complimentary consultation at a coffee shop local to their own home for convenience. My office will have shelves filled with books and resources to help myself and my clients.
The Office French doors will open to a spacious room with a three sided mirror and two couches on either side of the room . From the discussions we’ve had of her vision, I would have about 10 dresses, carefully selected based on that vision, brought to my office by vendors I refer to my clients. The bride can try on these dresses while consulting with me and looking at her own inspiration board, that her and her future husband created with my help, to make sure her dress will tie every detail perfectly together. There will also be an array of shoes, veils, and jewelry available to try on and chose as accessories for her wedding day attire.
Additional services • Being close with vendors that surround my office will give me the ability to obtain additional services. • Clients will be able to choose wedding attire options, wine and champagne options, and jewelry options, provided by referred vendors, all in the privacy of my office. (Included in select packages) • Also, having graduated from esthetic school, I can offer facials, skin creams, even laser hair removal, and other beauty products and services for the bride and her bridal party. $75-$1000 per person. • I can provide the ultimate scrapbook • Digital: Equipped with smooth transition from picture to picture and carefully selected music chosen by the couple or myself (whichever is preferred). $100 • Paper: Equipped with thick, beautiful paper decorated with designs chosen by couple. Preserved by lamination and a cover selected by couple as well. $200
All-Inclusive Package $3000 • Planning your wedding from start to finish. • Including dress consultation (10-20 dresses brought to my office specially selected for you!) based upon the vision you have created while consulting with me and the design board we’ve put together with the details you have provided to ensure your dress will tie together every aspect of your perfect wedding day. • The dress consultation will also include choices of veils, shoes, and jewelry. • The full package also includes wine and champagne tasting to chose from that will be served at your reception. • I will provide a list of vendors that you may choose to use. Types of vendors include: florists, reception venues, bakeries, caterers, disk jockeys, lighting services, limousine services, photographers, and videographers. Including pictures and contract reviews • Supervision and coordination assistance during the wedding rehearsal. • Assistance in creating your wedding day itinerary • “Day of” Services: Assistance, supervision, and coordination on the day of your wedding. You will have nothing to worry, or even think, about.
“Day of” Package $800 • Everything is set for the wedding but you want someone there on your special day to make sure everything goes smoothly and ensure it is remembered as the best day of your life. Someone to deal with anything that happens unexpectedly without having it affect your day in the slightest way. • As all great Wedding Planners, I have an emergency kit that I never attend a wedding without in order to ensure my bridal clients a beautiful successful wedding day. My Emergency Kit includes: • Heaters • Hair Spray • Bobby Pins • Safety Pins • Concealer • Eye Liner • Hair Tie • Mini Sewing Kit • Tissues • Clear Nail Polish • Band-Aids • Dedorant • Tampons • Tooth Paste/Mints
Completion Package $800-$1000 • You have planned some things for your big day but need help tying things together and/or making more arrangements without the stress. • “Day of” Package can be added to the Completion Package for an addition price.
The Vendors I Work With • Remi • 145 W 53rd St New York, NY • (212) 581-4242 • remi-ny.com • All Generations Entertainment • 261 Madison Ave New York, NY • (866) 606-2098 • (917) 716-4899 • allgenerationsdj.com • Manhattan City Music • 244 5th Ave Suite V212 New York, NY • (212) 678-0445 • manhattancitymusic.com • Fleurs NYC • 120 W 28th St, Studio 4G New York, NY • (646) 436-6420 • fleursnyc.com • Lifestream Studios • New York, NY • (917) 952-2967 • lifestreamstudios.com • US Bargain LIMO • 48 W 40th St New York, NY • (877) 770-6225 • Usbargainlimo.com Kleinfeld Bridal Salon 110 W 20th St New York, NY (646) 633-4300 kleinfeldbridal.com The White Gown 3 E 44th St 5th Floor New York, NY (212) 922-9310 thewhitegown.com Lulu Cake Boutique Serving Greater NYC Area, NY (212) 492-3000 (914) 722-8300 everythinglulu.com Studio Saldana 154 Grand St New York, NY (703) 593-5032 studiosaldana.com Creative Concepts NYC 380 Lexington Ave 17th Floor New York, NY (646) 308-1243 creativeconceptsnyc.com
Contract Wish Upon A Wedding recognizes the client in booking _______________ as the event date(s). Wish Upon A Wedding accepts this responsibility, and commits to holding the event date(s) reserved, neither considering nor accepting any other obligation that will interfere with our meeting and our full commitment to you. This commitment is conditioned upon satisfactory receipt of fees set forth below. This Agreement is entered on the date of , by and between Wish Upon A Wedding, a Business, and __________________, (an) individual(s). Please check one of the following boxes appropriate to the service package you choose to be performed by Wish Upon A Wedding: • “Day Of”Package $800. • Completion Package $800-$1100 (If you choose to add the “Day Of” Package, please check the box in addition to this box). • All-Inclusive Package $3000 50% of package chosen is due and payable to reserve wedding/event date on the date of signature: Deposit paid: ______________. Balance due one week prior to wedding/event date: $__________________.
Contracts with all vendors will be between the Client and the Vendor. Wish Upon A Wedding will not enter any vendor contracts on behalf of the client. The undersigned agrees to let Wish Upon A Wedding know of any changes to the wedding/event and/or vendors that they will be using. The undersigned also agrees to immediately notify Wish Upon A Weddingin case of a cancellation of the wedding/event or change to the wedding/event date. If there is a cancellation, the deposit is refundable as follows: - 100% within 24 hours of signature. - Non-refundable after 24 hours of signature. The undersigned agrees that there will not be another wedding planner/event coordinator working with the undersigned except for Wish Upon A Wedding. The undersigned agrees to pay a 50% deposit upon signing this agreement and pay the remaining balance one week prior to the set wedding/event date of _____________________. We understand that we are using Wish Upon A Wedding to assist with our wedding planning. We also understand a 50% deposit is required at time of signature and final payment is due one week prior to the wedding/event date. We can cancel at any time or change our contract at any time and agree to pay all fees. We acknowledge Wish Upon A Wedding and its representatives are not liable for the products or services and warranties of participating vendors. We understand that it is the responsibility of we, to purchase our own wedding insurance, if we so desire. In the event of any dispute or legal action between the parties concerning the enforcement or interpretation of this General Contract, each party shall be responsible for their own attorney’s fees. This Agreement is entered on the date of ______________________________ Client ______________________________ Sarah Schwartz, Owner of Wish Upon A Wedding, Certified Wedding and Event Planner.
Bridal Profile Questionnaire Name of Bride-to-be (B2b): ________________________________________________________ • Date of birth: ____________________________________________________________ Name of Groom-to-be (G2b): ______________________________________________________ • Date of birth: ____________________________________________________________ Current Address: ________________________________________________________________ Future Address: _________________________________________________________________ Ages: Bride Groom Income: • Under $30,000 • $31,000 - $50,000 • $51,000 - $75,000 • $76,000 - $100,000 • Over $100,000 City of Wedding: ________________________________________________________________ Wedding Date: __________________________________________________________________ Time of Ceremony: ______________________________________________________________
Bridal Profile Questionnaire Time of Reception: Bride’s heritage (optional): Groom’s heritage (optional): Wedding Budget: • Under $10,000 • $10,001 - $15,000 • $15,001 - $20,000 • $20,001 - $25,000 • Over $25,000 Number of guests: (Used for price per person estimates, such as invitations, catering, and cake) How many hotel rooms are needed? What type of wedding is planned? • Very Formal • Formal • Semi-Formal • Informal • Other
Bridal Profile Data Sheet I would like to employ the services of ______________________________ for: • Planning and designing my wedding. • Directing the “day of” my wedding at ______________________________ • Other ________________________________________________________ Please sign here for the day of service agreement: _____________________________________________ Please fill out the following information completely: Bride’s Name: Wedding Date: City of Wedding: Street Address/PO Box: City: State: Zip: Phone: Email: Budget: Number of Guests: Please circle one of each of the following: Indoor or Outdoor Seated or Buffet Specific Requests:
Bridal Profile Data Sheet Please choose the category or categories you are interested in getting more information from to help plan your wedding: Bridal Shops Decorations Invitations Gifts Alterations Florists Wedding Cakes Reception Hall Hotel Accommodations Officiant Ceremony Sites Limosines Photographers Videographers Jewelry Honeymoon Packages Tuxedos Special Events Insurance Relationship Education Provide payment information below only for the reservation and payment of wedding “Day Of” services. Authorized Signature: Date: Please circle the method of which you are paying Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover Card#: Exp. / / Date:
Bridal Check List 9 – 12 Months Before Your Wedding • Select a wedding planner to help you avoid wasting time or money. • Begin thinking about the type of wedding you want to have. (Formal, informal, seated, buffet, afternoon or evening, etc.) • Throw an engagement party for your friends and family to announce your plans to marry. • Confirm ceremony date, time, and site with Officiant. • Set a preliminary budget. • Set the date. • Select attendants. • Reserve the reception site. • Select and book caterers, photographers, videographer, florists, musicians, and other service providers. • Begin compiling guest list. • Select wedding dress, headpiece, and bridesmaid dresses. • Start thinking about your honeymoon. 6 – 9 Months Before • Attend premarital classes. • Choose and order your dress accessories. • Order your wedding cake. • Register for china, gifts, etc. • Shop for a new home or apartment. 6 Months Before • Place deposits and sign contracts for wedding services. • Choose bridesmaid dresses and accessories. • Choose flower girl dress. • If traveling, make sure your visas and passports are up to date. • Complete honeymoon plans with groom. • Discuss rehearsal dinner with groom.
Bridal Checklist 4 Months Before • Verify that the wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, and flower girl dress have been ordered. • Make sure addresses for guest list are up to date. • Order invitations, announcements, and any other personal stationery. • Choose and order formal wear for groom and attendants. • Make sure all out-of-town male attendants have submitted their measurements to your formal wear provider. • Verify that both mothers have selected and ordered their dresses. • Investigate requirements for medical test and other records for your marriage license. • Design a map to direct guests to the ceremony and reception sites. • Complete registering. • Shop for trousseau. 2 Months Before • Schedule final fitting. • Finalize bridal registry. • Confirm ceremony details with your Officiant. • Finish addressing invitations and announcements. • Finalize wardrobe for showers, pre-wedding parties, and honeymoon. • Shop for gifts for bridal party. • Shop for accessories, such as shoes, stockings, garter, purse, cake knife, candles, and guest registration book. • Choose wedding rings and arrange for sizing and engraving. • Plan your bridesmaid party, luncheon, or tea. Provide them with a list of responsibilities and your expectations on the day of the wedding. • Schedule an appointment with your hairdresser and make-up consultant. • Finalize and verify all details with service providers directly or through your wedding planner.
Bridal Checklist 6 Weeks Before • Mail invitations. • Confirm all attendants have been fitted for formalwear. • Set rehearsal and communicate time, date, and place to appropriate parties. • Make final menu decisions. • Discuss wedding photo shots with photographer and videographer. • Send announcement to newspaper. • Attend your Bridal Shower. • Write thank you notes for gifts. • Select readings and special passages for ceremony. 2 Weeks Before • Pick up wedding gown and confirm its fit and condition. • Take care of blood and medical tests, and marriage license requirements. • Finalize musical selections for the ceremony and reception. • Finalize seating chart for reception. • Print reception place cards. • Provide caterer with final head count. • Finalize timeline with your wedding planner for the day of the wedding. • Finish addressing announcements to mail on the wedding day. • Attend your Bachelorette get-together. • Prepare gift baskets or special notes of thanks to be delivered to your selected guests rooms. • Break in wedding shoes by wearing them around your home. • Write our toast for wedding reception and rehearsal dinner.
Bridal Checklist 1 Week Before • Pick up wedding rings. • Give final guest count for the reception to your caterer. • Practice applying make-up for the wedding day, if doing on own. • Confirm details with all service providers. • Verify all bridesmaids and groomsmen have picked up their formalwear. • Confirm that all attendants know when to arrive at the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and wedding ceremony. • Confirm honeymoon plans. • Make a list of names and pronunciations for the Best Man to mention in his introduction, if appropriate. • Cancel newspaper and mail for while you are away. • Pay upcoming bills that will be due while you are away. • Pack honeymoon and purchase traveler’s checks. • Arrange to move belongings to new home. 1 – 2 Days Before • Review any special seating arrangements with ushers. • Groom to pick up formalwear. • Make sure marriage license is in hand. • Check all final details with caterer, florist, musicians, etc. • Manicure, pedicure, and spa as you like. • Confirm transportation. • Arrange for your wedding planner to receive an envelope of tips and fees for distribution to clergy and vendors.
Bridal Checklist The Night Before Your Wedding • Sleep, sleep, and sleep some more. You have the biggest day of your life ahead of you. You want to look and feel your best. Make sure to make time with family, especially parents to share memories of times gone by and to say thank you. Take photos of your last hours at home as a single person. Take some quiet time for yourself. Close your eyes and visualize every step of the coming day. This will relax you and help prevent unforeseen incidents. The Morning of Your Wedding • Have a small meal before leaving for the wedding. Don’t bring too many personal items that you have to worry about later. Stay calm. If you run behind schedule, take a deep breath and remember that the ceremony will wait for you! Your family and friends want to see you shine and not be frazzled because you are running late. Relax and let your happiness carry the day.
Countdown to “I Do” 2 Hours Before “I Do” • Groom, Best Man, and Groomsmen begin dressing. 45 Minutes… • Ushers arrive at the wedding site, pick up boutonnieres and programs, go over seating plans, and wait at the entrance for guests to arrive. 30 Minutes… • Pre-processional music begins playing, final check of marriage license, Mother and attendants leave for the wedding site, and ushers begin seating guests. 20 Minutes… • Groom and Best Man arrive, Father (or Bride’s escort) and Bride leave for the ceremony site. 5 Minutes… • Parents of Bride and Groom are seated according to wedding type and traditions. 1 Minute… • And now the moment you have been waiting for! The Officiant stands ready and the ceremony begins!! Your guests now rise to watch you make your entrance!!! Smile! This is your moment!!! After the Honeymoon • Report name and address changes to Social Security (Call 1-800-772-1213 or visit www.ssa.gov) and appropriate agencies and companies (i.e. driver’s license, utilities, etc.) • Preserve your flowers. • Preserve your gown. • Send thank you notes to your guests.