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!