Wedding planning should be stress-free and fun!
To make it so, we’ve got to figure out what you feel great about doing on your own, and where you could use our expertise. And since we’ll be spending a lot of time with each other as we plan, we all need to meet each other (in person, via phone, or through the magical video chat powers of the internet) to be sure we get along!
So, at Crafty Broads, we start with a (free) consultation where we’ll talk about your wedding vision, how we can guide you in making it happen, and how much or how little help you two would like from us along the way. After we meet, we’ll put together a proposal customized to your needs, wants, and budget.
Here are some options your proposal might include:
Wedding Planning is a kind of vague term that basically boils down to: whatever we can do to help you. Whether that’s an hour of consultation to get the ball rolling, having us handle every single detail start-to-finish, or something in between, the Crafty Broads team is on it! Some things that might entail are establishing and managing your wedding budget; researching venues and vendors, narrowing them down to your top choices, and negotiating contracts with them; keeping you on track for all the wedding-tasks that need completing; reminding you of payment and head count deadlines; planning and creating decorations; helping you select invitations or wedding attire, making travel arrangements for you or your guests, and whatever else needs to be done!
Wedding Stage Management Are you confident in your ability to take on the legwork, but in need of some professional guidance to sort out the results of your amazing Google-fu? Then our signature Wedding Stage Management service may be for you! We’ll kick things off with a brainstorming, budget-strategizing session to get you started. Armed with our wedding planning checklist, a customized online budget, and our list of recommended vendors, you’ll be planning away in no time. When you have an etiquette question, a budgeting concern, or want our opinion on a vendor you’re considering, we are just a phone call or email away. As you book your vendors, we’ll become your liaison with them, managing changes, reminding you of payment deadlines, and handling anything that comes up. Bi-monthly planning meetings will ensure no detail is forgotten as you plan. You’ll be the picture of zen as we manage the final details and take care of everything on your wedding day. Includes Wedding Coordination, described below.
Anywhere else in the US, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean, including travel | $3,975
Worldwide | $2,255 (a $750 discount because we really want to travel!) + airfare, lodging, & local transportation
Wedding Coordination You've got your whole wedding planned just the way you want it, and now you want to relax and enjoy it! Let us take over in the weeks leading up to your big day so you can do just that. Some people call this “day-of-coordination”, which is a bit of a misnomer - we spend an average of 32.3 hours on each wedding we coordinate, and we get started way before the wedding happens! About half of those hours are preparation - reviewing plans, tweaking the timeline, communicating with vendors, and organizing information - which ensures that we can do the best possible job managing everything on the day itself. In addition to the day itself, this package includes a check-in meeting about three months before the wedding to review plans, identify needs that may have been overlooked, and make suggestions for completion of remaining planning tasks. We’ll meet again about a month before the big day to review all the details with you, and get all the logistics organized. Finally, we'll ensure that your vendors and wedding party have all the information they need, manage your rehearsal, and of course, coordinate your wedding day start-to-finish so that you can soak up the love knowing that we’ve got all the moving parts under control.
Anywhere else in the US, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean, including travel | $2,975
Worldwide | $1,225 (a $750 discount because we really want to travel!) + airfare, lodging, & local transportation
Budget Strategy Session Sticking to your budget is difficult, especially if you've never planned a large event before and have no idea what things usually cost! In our Budget Strategy session, we'll sit down with you and go over every bit of your budget line by line. We'll make suggestions about places you can cut costs (not just the guest list!) while staying true to your wedding vision. You'll leave the session with online access to your personalized budget to track your spending as you continue planning. Sessions are available via phone, video chat, or in person in the St. Louis area.
Hourly Consultation If you just need a quick brainstorming session, want to run your questions by an expert, or have a really specific gap in your planning to fill, we offer planning services by the hour. Consultations are available via phone, video chat, or in person in the St. Louis area.
Travel Wedding outside the St. Louis area? Fantastic - we LOVE to travel! So much so that we’ve introduced a flat-rate travel fee of $1000 for all destinations within North America and a $750 discount for packages on any other continent!! Please see our Travel page for more details.
Crafty Broads was one of the best investments we made in our wedding! Cindy's superior organizational skills, professionalism, and guidance are exactly what you need for your wedding. Because you should enjoy some of the planning, and you should trust someone to manage your vendors and every now and then just ask you "how else are you doing? Do you need anything else?" Believe me, none of your other vendors will ask you that. You need someone who is forthright, controlled and coordinated. She knew every little detail about our wedding, carried our vision out, and took care of everything - packaged cake, order of procession, where the cards and money are, keeping track of the time for us, keeping our belongings safe and them giving them to us at the exact time they were needed - everything.
All of our vendors were able to say "everything went perfectly" after our wedding and I know it only went that way because we had Crafty Broads. Hire them!
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