1.) Do you still make wedding cakes & pastries?

Unfortunately I don’t bake professionally any longer. I am so grateful for my time working as a pastry artist in the wedding industry, but the time came for me to evolve professionally and I feel much more suited to event design. And, of course, I’m always happy to recommend a local baker!

2.) What is the difference between a wedding planner, a wedding designer and a wedding coordinator?

Wedding Planning is all about the logistics, from vendor referrals and contract negotiation to day-of execution of your vision. Planners keep track of your budget and handle the logistics.

JLC Wedding Planning Services:

  • 80 to 250 hours of work.

  • Vendor referrals, contract negotiations, scheduling and attending vendor meetings.

  • Detailed timelines and floor plans.

  • Helping to determine and manage your budget.

  • Attending site tours and menu tastings.

  • Coordinating hotel room blocks and transportation.

  • Managing the rehearsal.

  • Overseeing everything on your wedding day (making sure everyone adheres to the timeline, handling snafus, managing vendors, and executing your vision on-site).

Wedding Designing is purely aesthetic, and doesn't include things like contract negotiations or attending appointments. At JLC we have a unique ability to design an event and create an atmosphere that is uniquely you.

JLC Wedding Design Services:

  • Up to 60 hours of work

  • Creating a custom mood board with design concept and color palette guidance.

  • Overseeing the decor budget and vendors (florist, rentals, lighting, stationer).

  • Sourcing and/or creating special props and decor.

  • Attending a site visit to visualize where you want everything to go, devising a layout, and identifying potential problems.

  • Detailed floor plans.

  • Ensuring all of the decor elements are in place on-site at the wedding.

Wedding Coordination is logistically focused, but on a shorter timeline than a planning. As a coordinator I will begin helping you prepare a month before the wedding and function as the point person on your wedding day, confirm vendor contracts, create a day-of timeline, and make sure things like payments and guest counts are in order.

JLC Wedding Coordination Services:

  • Approximately 25 hours of work.

  • Meet with you four to eight weeks before the wedding to get a handle on what you've planned thus far.

  • Check in with your vendors to review the signed contracts and confirm logistics.

  • Create detailed timelines and floor plans.

  • Complete a final walk-through of the ceremony and reception sites.

  • Address any overlooked details.

  • Manage the rehearsal.

  • Oversee everything on the wedding day.

3.) Do I have to work with you in all ways or could I, say, hire you for event design and florals but not planning and paper goods?

I would be delighted to work with you in any way that you think we will be a good fit! Although I offer many services I do not require that you work with me in EVERY arena. If you have a florist in mind, that’s fine by me!