You know you should be diving head first into wedding planning, but – com’on – where do you start?!?! This resource is everything you need to plan, get inspired and design your dream wedding.

OUR SERVICES

Every great event starts with organized details while executing them brilliantly. Desiree Carol provides creative, elegant, & professional design in a variety of options to assist in making your wedding as perfect as you have imagined it. Because in your dreams, every detail matters.

DAY OF WEDDING CORDINATION PACKAGE

Designed for the bride that has everything already planned, but who is nervous about how things will be executed. This service features a confirmation with vendors, creation of the wedding day itinerary, and various wedding day activities. The coordinator will be working with the information that you provide in efforts to formulate a master plan for the entire day. {Starts at $1500}

Overall services included

  • 1 initial Complimentary Consultation
  • 6.5 hours of coverage the day of the wedding
  • 1.5 hours of rehearsal time
  • Creative director and one assistant coordinator

Prior to Wedding Day (Time Permitting – At Least 1 Month) :

  • Review of all venue and vendor contracts and agreements
  • Review detailed discussion regarding venue/vendor arrangements and/or requests
  • One venue walk-thru (time permitting and availability)
  • One venue walk-thru (time permitting and availability)
  • Final Timeline preparation
  • Final detailing with venue contact (Seating charts, quest count, final balances)
  • Distribution of the final approved timeline to venue contact and all other necessary vendors
  • Provide basic traditional etiquette advice (seating arrangements, walking down aisle, etc.)

Wedding Day :

  • Assist bride & groom as needed throughout the wedding day (Will not include additional travel or pick up of items)
  • Provide wedding emergency kit for bridal party use
  • Communicate last minute and final detailing to bridal party
  • Ensure transportation arrives timely
  • Handle serious last minute needs and emergencies
  • Ensure photographer/videographer arrive according to contract time

Pre-Ceremony for the Bride :

  • Oversee pickup and delivery of snacks and beverages
  • Ensure make-up and hair artists arrive on time and assist in time management
  • Assist bride with putting on her gown (if needed)
  • Organize and distribute all personal flowers as delivered and or provided by the client
  • Transport bride’s personal items needed for the ceremony and reception

Pre-Ceremony for the Groom :

  • Oversee pickup and delivery of snacks and beverages
  • Ensure boutonnieres are delivered to grooms location 
  • Assist in pinning boutonnieres on the bridal party

Ceremony:

  • Ensure special items are at ceremony location
  • Make sure ceremony flowers are delivered and set up according to contracted services
  • Ensure groom, groomsmen, and attendant and grandparent personal flowers and corsages are at the ceremony location and provide assistance in pinning them on
  • Ensure ushers are familiar with any special seating arrangements, in appropriate places, available to pass out programs and escort guests
  • Make sure ceremony musicians arrive timely
  • Ensure correct processional line up
  • Fix all dresses and tuxes prior to walking down the aisle
  • Cue ceremony musicians, photographers, and videographers when bridal party is in place to walk down the aisle
  • Ensure extra copies of readings are available
  • Assist photo/video arrangements at the end of the ceremony 

Cocktail Hour:

  • Oversee cocktail hour deliveries
  • Ensure arrival and appropriate set up of cocktail decor and/or rental items
  • Ensure arrival and set up of ceremony entertainment and/or musicians
  • Welcome, greet and usher guests into the reception area 
  • Assist guests in locating their seating arrangements

Reception :

Oversee all confirmed wedding day deliveries Confirm and review reception timeline with venue Ensure the design of the venue appears as anticipated, including, but not limited to: Setting up of wedding stationary

  • Setting up of wedding stationary
  • Set up of favors and special gifts
  • Special item placement: Pictures, sign in booth, other signage
  • Set up of small item decor
  • Set up of amenity baskets and or arrangements

Ensure guest tables, head table and sweetheart table are set up accordingly
Ensure flowers and centerpieces are set up according to contract
Transport special decorative items (Items must be available at rehearsal not weigh more then 50 pounds)
Coordinate events and announcements throughout the reception in coordination with DJ and Emcee
Organize the bridal party and guests for the grand entrance and exit
Ensure receptions events progress in a timely manner
Cue Emcee/DJ of special moments
Cue photographer and videographer of special moments that occur
Ensure special arranged music requests are appropriately played at specific times
Assist venue/catering staff in minor needs
Final vendor confirmations and detailed direction for set up, breakdown, and pick up
Act as liaison and point of contact to bridal party, parents, and contracted vendors for reception and venue
Collect gifts and personal items and ensure they reach designated individual
Distribute final payments/tips to vendors
Coordinate reception departure/send off.

FULL WEDDING COORDINATION PACKAGES 

The Consultant-Starts at $3000:

This service, also referred to as “Partial Coordination” has been designed for the bride that has already decided on a ceremony and reception location, and have already picked a few vendors, but need a little help making your vision become a reality. Let us help wrap up the final details and relieve your stress. As in this case with all of the services we

This package includes:

  • Complimentary Initial Consultation
  • Additional Personalized Face to Face Consultation
  • Unlimited Consultations via Telephone and E-mail-this service starts from the date our services are retained and continues throughout the wedding planning process up to one day after.
  • Etiquette advisement
  • Vendor Referrals in all Vendor Categories of only the Finest, Most Reliable Vendors in the Industry
  • Review of all Venue ad Vendor Contacts and Agreements
  • Preliminary Timeline Development Consultation
  • Final Timeline Preparation 1-2 months before the wedding
  • Final Detailing with Venue Contact the Month of the Wedding
  • Distribution of the Final Approved Timeline to Venue Contact and all Vendors the Week of the Wedding
  • Keep track and send reminders of when payments are due
  • Assist bride and groom as needed throughout the wedding day
  • Oversee all wedding day deliveries

The Consultant – Starts at $3000:

This service, also referred to as “Partial Coordination” has been designed for the bride that has already decided on a ceremony and reception location, and have already picked a few vendors, but need a little help making your vision become a reality. Let us help wrap up the final details and relieve your stress. As in this case with all of the services we provide, we will customize the service to meet your unique needs.

This Package Includes :

  • Additional Personalized Face to Face Consultation
  • Unlimited Consultations via Telephone and E-mail-this service starts from the date our services are retained and continues throughout the wedding planning process up to one day after.
  • Etiquette advisement
  • Vendor Referrals in all Vendor Categories of only the Finest, Most Reliable Vendors in the Industry
  • Review of all Venue ad Vendor Contacts and Agreements
  • Preliminary Timeline Development Consultation
  • Final Timeline Preparation 1-2 months before the wedding
  • Final Detailing with Venue Contact the Month of the Wedding
  • Distribution of the Final Approved Timeline to Venue Contact and all Vendors the Week of the Wedding
  • Keep track and send reminders of when payments are due
  • Assist bride and groom as needed throughout the wedding day
  • Oversee all wedding day deliveries
  • Ensure the design of the venue appears as anticipated
  • Assist with snacks and beverages for the bridal party
  • Organize and distribute all personal flowers
  • Provide wedding emergency kit
  • Coordinate events and announcements throughout the reception
  • Organize bridal party and guests for the Grand Entrance and Exit
  • Collect gifts and personal decor items and ensure they reach designated location
  • Handle various last minute needs
  • Final Vendor Confirmations and Detailed Direction
  • Act as Point of Contact to Vendors
  • Distribute Final Payments to Vendors
  • Up to 2 hours rehearsal direction

The Personal Assistant – Starts at $4500 :

Client will receive full event design, theme decor and concept development, as well as personalized assistance through the entire planning process.

This Package Includes :

  • Complimentary Initial Consultation
  • Personalized Face to Face Consultation Appointments customized for your individual need (these can be used for appointments such as: Budget Development and Analysis, Additional Event Design, Theme, Color and Decor Concept Development Consultations, Accompaniment to Alteration Sessions and Bride’s Final Fitting Session, Accompaniment to Additional Vendor Appointments and any other desired services tailored your individual needs). Amount to be determined.
  • Unlimited Consultation via Telephone and E-mail this service starts from the date our services are retained and continues throughout the wedding planning process up to one day after.
  • Etiquette Advisement
  • Assistance with Selection of “Save the Dates”, Invitations, Calligrapher, and Wedding Favors
  • Ceremony and Reception Venue Referrals
  • Arrange Location/Venue Appointment Tours
  • Unlimited Vendor Referrals in all Vendor Categories of only the Finest, Most Reliable Vendors in the Industry
  • Arrange all vendor appointments
  • Development Consultation
  • Review all Venue and Vendor Contract and Arrangements
  • Contract and Pricing Negotiation
  • Preliminary Timeline Development Consultation
  • Final Timeline Development Consultation
  • Final Timeline Preparation 1-2 months before the Wedding
  • Assistance with Menu Selection and Details
  • Walk Through at Selected Venue to further discuss Design, Set Up, Floor Plan Diagram Layout, etc.
  • Final Detailing Appointment
  • Distribution of the Final Approved Timeline to Venue Contact and all Vendors the Week of the Wedding
  • Keep track and send reminders of when payments are due
  • Final Vendor Confirmation and detailed direction
  • Assistance with Unique Rehearsal Dinner Location Ideas
  • Assistance with Selection of Hotel Accommodations for You and Your Guests
  • Assistance with Unique Welcome Gift Ideas for out of Town Guests
  • Assistance with all Transportation Needs and Arrangements
  • Assistance with Unique Next Day Breakfast or Brunch Location Ideas
  • Rehearsal Coordination and Instruction (maximum 2 hours)
  • Collection of items at rehearsal to be brought and set up by us on the Wedding Day such as: Candles, Photographs, Guest Books, Pens, Wedding Favors, Toasting Glasses, Cake Serving Set, Ceremony Programs, Menu Cards, Assigned Seating Place Cards, Table Names/Numbers, Candy Store or Sweet Table Items, etc.
  • Essential Wedding Day emergency Kit
  • Assistant “Day of Wedding” Coordinator(s). Additional Assistant “Day of Wedding” Coordinators are required for select venues, larger weddings and multiple location weddings
  • Day of Wedding Coordination (the maximum coverage is 10 hours and additional hours can be added on for an additional fee)

WEDDING FLOWER PRICES

The cost of wedding flowers will vary between 8% to 15% of your total wedding budget. We have created three different wedding flower packages.

The “Simple and Stunning Package”: focuses on seasonal flowers only. It is the most cost effective prices. The “Detailed and Distinguished Package”: focuses on seasonal with accents of premium flowers.

The “Esteemed and Extraordinary Package”: focuses on mostly premium flowers with accents of seasonal flowers.

Simple & Stunning Detailed & Distinguished Esteemed & Extraordinary
General Flower
Types of flowers included Seasonal flowers only; use of greens; excludes premium flowers Mostly seasonal flowers with accents of premium flowers Mostly premium flowers with accents of seasonal flowers
Personal Flowers
Bouquet for bride $75 and Up $125 and Up $200 and Up
Bouquet for bridesmaid $30 and Up $50 and Up $75 and Up
Flower girl basket $25 and Up $40 and Up $60 and Up
Corsage $20 and Up $25 and Up $30 and Up
Boutonniere $12 and Up $15 and Up $20 and Up
Ceremony Flowers
Altar arrangement $75 and Up $125 and Up $200 and Up
Canopy $250 and Up $400 and Up $600 and Up
Arch $250 and Up $400 and Up $600 and Up
Pew decorations $30 and Up $60 and Up $90 and Up
Guest book $25 and Up $50 and Up $75 and Up
Aisle treatments $100 and Up $150 and Up $250 and Up
Reception Flowers
Cake flowers $25 and Up $100 and Up $300 and Up
Cake table flowers $50 and Up $100 and Up $300 and Up
Sweet heart table $100 and Up $150 and Up $300 and Up
Buffet arrangements $100 and Up $150 and Up $300 and Up
Guest centerpiece (simple and clean) $40 and Up $100 and Up $200 and Up
Guest centerpiece (extravagant and unique) $100 and Up $200 and Up $400 and Up
Services *** May be waived depending on size and difficulty of order ***
Delivery, installation, and pickup $100-$250 $250-$500 $500 and Up
Floral Budget to Total Budget
% of floral budget to total budget 8% to 12% 12% to 15% 15% plus
Price Adjustment Based On
Seasonal or Premium Flowers
Imported or Local Flowers
Size of the Arrangement
Purchase or Rental of Containers
Detail and Labor Cost of Construction

Event Designer and Planner

890 West 23rd Street

San Pedro, CA 90731,

(310) 809-6667

DC@DesireeCarol.com

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