Personalized Wedding Plan – Litman & Freed

Personalized Wedding Plan Litman & Freed


Wedding Season: May 24, 2020 – Sunday
Ceremony Location: Pending
Wedding Reception Location: Pending – Exploring Arlington Hall, Union Station, Rosewood Mansion, The Joule, The Four Seasons


Setting the Scene

Hillary and Clay have known each other since they were 16 and on a trip together to Israel. Fate had it that they both travelled from that moment in different directions, but brought them back together when they were set up by a good friend. Incidentally the friend that set them up’s parents were set up by Clay’s parents in College so life has come full circle.

While Hillary and Clay are both from Dallas, she headed to Miami for college and he headed to Austin. Luckily the have both found their home back in Dallas and both of their families are still in Texas making their planning very family-focused.

They are looking to plan a wedding in the Spring or Summer of 2020, and are looking at a variety of venues, but most importantly they want something that is not typically Dallas. They will have around 300 guests from all over the country and would like to hold both the ceremony and reception at the same location and are also interested in a party that allows for a seated dinner for everyone.  

While they both lean toward a style that is more traditional with a modern twist, Hillary and Clay do have some definite don’ts for the wedding, including the color purple, nothing outside and an abundance of air conditiontion. They believe in an understated less is more type of atmosphere 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 Clay, while Hillary’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 in a short time frame, Hillary & Clay are interested in a planning package that includes both vendor and logistics support and overall concept and design. They will have a wedding with a large number of their friends in attendance and are looking for it to be fun and not too stuffy. Hillary & Clay are interested in making their wedding as unique as possible for their guests who have potentially seen it all!



Hillary & Clay - Then (Israel)

Hillary & Clay – Then (Israel)


Hillary & Clay - Now

Hillary & Clay – Now



Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek - Potential Venue

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek – Potential Venue

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

  • 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


 

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


Union Station - Potential Venue

Union Station – Potential Venue



Tent on Rosewood Mansion Lawn - Potential Venue

Tent on Rosewood Mansion Lawn – Potential Venue

 

Measures of Success

  • Peace of mind in planning with a quick turnaround

  • 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


 

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

Additional Notes Post Initial Meeting

  • No candelabras

  • Navy, Gold & White Color Palette

  • Clear Chuppah

  • Not a lot of greenery

  • Less organic/flowy

  • No room flip

  • No chiavaris – Chair must have a built in cushion

  • Jewish traditions that are important: Seven circles, breaking the glass, hora, ketubah signing

  • Rabbi – Stern – Temple Emmanuel

  • Floral – Gro

  • Black Tie

  • Wedding Party:

    • Best Man – Clay’s Son Evan

    • Groomsmen – Brother in Law’s David and Scott

    • Matron of Honor – Carly

    • Bridsmaid – Neice Lindsay

    • Jr. Bridesmaid – Mayka

    • Flower Girls – Skylar & Kya

Contact Information

Joel Litman
joel@texasrecycling.com
214-704-1061
5535 Stonegate Road, Dallas, TX 75209

Suzie Litman
susielitman@me.com
214-912-1266
5535 Stonegate Road, Dallas, TX 75209

Clay Freed
clay@freeds.net
214-215-2646

 


Tablescape Inspiration

Tablescape Inspiration


Tablescape Inspiration

Tablescape Inspiration


Tablescape Inspiration

Tablescape Inspiration


Tablescape Inspiration - Please ignore the palm plate (Too tropical)

Tablescape Inspiration – Please ignore the palm plate (Too tropical)



Sperry Tent Entrance - Reception Inspiration

Sperry Tent Entrance – Reception Inspiration

Investment

Flat Wedding Planning Fee: $20000 | 50% retainer due at signing | 50% 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

Julian has over 15 years in the event planning, luxury hospitality, and etiquette industry. His diverse experience includes catering management, floral design, corporate occasions, and large-scale wedding and event production. Julian enjoys playing golf; is an avid reader; and loves traveling, having visited over 20 countries around the world. 

 


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