Personalized Wedding Plan – Burton & Schmidt

Personalized Wedding Plan Burton & Schmidt



Blake & Olivia

Blake & Olivia

Wedding Date: March 19, 2022
Ceremony Location: Highland Park Presbyterian Church
Wedding Reception Location: Brook Hollow Golf Club, The Room on Main, The Adolphus & The Crystal Ballroom


Setting the Scene

Olivia and Blake have been engaged since June of 2019, but they met and have been dating since they were introduced by a friend of Blake’s at SMU. Coincidentally, as fate would have it, his parents actually knew her Dad from Highland Park high school, but they had never met until that fateful introduction. While they are both from Dallas, Olivia is currently attending (or as her Dad says, is deployed at) Law School in Lubbock.

They are looking to plan a wedding on March 19, 2022, during Olivia’s spring break, and have settled on Dallas as the location of their nuptials. They have determined that Highland Park Presbyterian Church will host the ceremony, as Blake’s Mother is currently a Deacon there and his parent’s were married there as well. They haven’t yet selected the perfect location for the reception, but importantly they want something that has good bones to be able to build their wedding design upon. Olivia and Blake will have around 150 guests and are also interested in a party that allows for a station style dinner for everyone allowing for more variety, and for everyone to be able to enjoy all of the same activities at the same time.  

While they both gravitate toward a more traditional style, Olivia and Blake, believe in an aesthetic that leans toward late 18th century French style and that truly reflects them as a couple. They are both into food as well so the meal is a very important aspect of the evening, especially for Blake, while Olivia’s focus will be on the decor and making sure that their eventual reception space feels full yet appropriate to make their event truly intimate.

Planning for the first time, they are interested in a planning package that includes both vendor and logistics support in the final months and overall concept and design. They will have a wedding with a lot of their friends in attendance and are looking for it to be fun and not too stuffy. Oiliva and Blake are interested in making their wedding as unique as possible for their guests who have potentially seen it all!



Process

We look forward to executing the below plan together to create a stress-free wedding that reflects you as a couple.

  • Deep dive into your design inspirations (e.g., art, culture, architecture, etc.), which will create the foundation for an event that represents you both

  • Access to online tools that allow you to define and construct a budget with reasonable parameters to achieve your vision

  • Encourage and facilitate a conversation among relevant stakeholders to ensure everyone has been heard

  • Assist in incorporating both of your past histories into your future together

  • Provide communication tools and techniques to allow you to navigate the world of weddings


Highland Park Presbyterian Church - Ceremony Location & Blake’s Parent’s Ceremony Location

Highland Park Presbyterian Church – Ceremony Location & Blake’s Parent’s Ceremony Location



Brook Hollow Golf Club - Possible Reception Location

Brook Hollow Golf Club – Possible Reception Location

My Promises

  • I promise you’ll enjoy the planning and the wedding day.

  • I promise that you’ll always know where you stand – with the process, with the budget, and with the checklist.

  • I promise that you will never have to seek me out – I will always be available to assist throughout the process.

  • I promise to listen to your vision and ideas and together create a wedding that looks & feels like you.

  • I promise to never leave you alone on the wedding day. Someone will always be with you to assist with any need or issue that may arise.

  • I promise that there is no logistical challenge that I’m not up for – no problem that I cannot figure out some way to solve. And I’ll solve it – often before you are even aware of it.

  • I promise to use discretion in design, in spending and in the sharing of your information.

  • I promise to provide guidance and direction in protocol & etiquette to ensure that you are the best host possible for your guests.


 

Client Code

  • Flat fee structure: We provide clarity on exactly where we fit into your budget

  • Vendor transparency: We find the perfect retailers for you to work with and pay directly

  • Online portal access: We provide a platform for you to monitor and view your wedding progress in real-time

  • Passed-through savings: We provide you with savings, where applicable, utilizing our long-term industry relationships

  • Experience that matters: We provide you with over 15 years of personal experience navigating the world of weddings including stints in catering, floral, rentals and planning to guide you through the wedding maze


Highland Park Presbyterian Church - Ceremony Location & Blake’s Parent’s Ceremony Location

Highland Park Presbyterian Church – Ceremony Location & Blake’s Parent’s Ceremony Location



Wedding Inspiration - Marie Antionette

Wedding Inspiration – Marie Antionette

 

Measures of Success

  • Peace of mind in planning for the first time

  • Confidence in your vendor selections from years of past experience

  • Roadmap for an engagement with peaceful and attainable benchmarks

  • Guest and family-focused wedding weekend with options for every demographic and price point

  • Clear direction on communicating decisions effectively to your immediate family and friends

  • Attainable goal of ensuring your guests are relaxed, well taken care of and comfortable throughout the wedding weekend


 

Personalized Wedding Plan 

Please find below your road map to a successful, beautiful, and bespoke event.

Pre-Wedding

  • Create and maintain wedding checklist

  • Create and maintain wedding budget

  • Recommend and manage contracts for vendors who fit the budget

  • Schedule and attend vendor selection and planning appointments (This list may include venue, florist, photographer, filmmaker, entertainment, cakes, linen, transportation, stationary, caterer, lighting, wedding atelier, menswear, hair and makeup, décor, security, and valet.)

  • Manage and coordinate the design of stationary

  • Schedule all portraits; attend portrait shoot and assist with delivery of wedding attire and floral

  • Pre-determined monthly wedding meetings, weekly phone calls, and daily emails as necessary to plan and finalize wedding details

  • For destination weddings, provide a minimum of three site visits, one of which will be the wedding weekend (The client will be responsible for the costs of airfare, accommodations, per diem, and transportation for each visit.)

  • Produce itinerary documents for the wedding party and all vendors with minute-by-minute wedding details

  • Provide vendor walk-through at reception venue one (1) week prior to the wedding

  • Gather and deliver amenity bags for out-of-town guests

  • Manage wedding apparel (This could include wedding gown pick-up and one (1) bustle appointment and/or tuxedo or suit fittings.)

  • Assist in obtaining wedding insurance

  • Assist in recommending dance lessons for the couple

  • Plan ceremony and discuss family information, pew seating, processional, and recessional

  • Meet with couple and family one (1) week prior to the wedding: pick up all personal items (guest book, pen, portrait, toasting glasses, sign-in book, cake knife, favors, programs, etc.) and transport to ceremony and reception venue

  • Attend rehearsal ceremony, coordinate ceremony (in the absence or in concurrence with on-site church coordinator), handle marriage license, and church fee

  • Consult on personal design and wedding vision

  • Create wedding concept, design, floor plans, and color palette


Wedding Day

  • Manage all vendor set-up on the day of your event and on-site coordination of partners throughout the event

  • Coordinate payment of partner balances and distribute tips as requested

  • Coordinate transportation for out-of-town guests and wedding party

  • Deliver wedding attire, as well as assist couple and wedding party in the dressing rooms prior to the ceremony

  • Coordinate wedding ceremony and wedding reception (This includes pre-ceremony and post-ceremony pictures as well as day-of activities.)


Post Wedding

  • Return all personal items and gifts to the couple following the honeymoon

 


Floral Inspiration - Marie Antionette

Floral Inspiration – Marie Antionette


Cake Inspiration - Marie Antionette

Cake Inspiration – Marie Antionette


Tablescape Inspiration - Details, Details, Details

Tablescape Inspiration – Details, Details, Details


Bouquet Inspiration - Light and Whimsical

Bouquet Inspiration – Light and Whimsical



Reception Inspiration - Rose Champagne

Reception Inspiration – Rose Champagne

Rate

Flat Wedding Planning Rate: $12000 | 50% retainer due at signing | 25% halfway to the wedding | 25% two weeks prior to the wedding

Note: The above fee includes wedding and reception planning. It does not include the cost of rehearsal dinner, welcome party, or post-wedding brunch planning.

Additional Staffing Fee: $30 per hour for assistants on the wedding weekend | billed post-wedding

 


Praise

  

“I have been in a handful of weddings and truly have not seen one wedding planner be as organized and efficient as Julian. We will forever be thanking him for his time, his talent, and his infectious energy for making our wedding the most perfect weekend.”

— Kasey, Bride


Kasey & Nash - Dallas, Texas

Kasey & Nash – Dallas, Texas


Gabrielle & Will - San Miguel, Mexico

Gabrielle & Will – San Miguel, Mexico

 

“No matter how many times someone says, “live in the moment” and “enjoy every moment” I think that might be impossible. The celebration flies by and is so incredibly magical but with Julian the planning is just as rewarding and fun as the celebration.”

— Gabrielle, Bride


Planner

I wear many hats (er bow ties.) I’m a diplomat, designer, advisor, counselor, sounding board,  dreamer… The list goes on.

I’ve dabbled and directed everything from catering sales and management for the Crescent Hotel and Rosewood Mansion, to wedding planning and floral design for Bella Flora of Dallas. And along this 15 year journey here’s what I know is true… 

THERE’S A RIGHT WAY…

And that way is whatever way makes you most comfortable.

I subscribe to the Platinum Rule of treat others as THEY would like to be treated. And as a Washington School of Protocol-trained expert, I’ve learned that etiquette is about making others feel comfortable.

That’s why, I’ll meet you wherever you are on this planning journey. And we’ll walk the path together. With discretion and good judgement. 

After all, the way you feel determines how your guests will feel. And I want them to feel fabulous!

 


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