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Full Planning

The process of planning your wedding should be as joyful and exciting as your engagement and the big day itself.  From personalized vendor recommendations of the best vendors in the area that fit your style, personality, and budget to design creation and handling all the logistics of the day.

Pre Wedding Day 

  • Unlimited Consultations via Email, Phone, or In Person

  • Create and Track Wedding Budget

  • Client Wedding Planning Monthly Checklist

  • Research, Vet, and Recommend Vendors for all Categories in the Planning Process

  • Schedule and Attend Vendor Meetings

  • Accompaniment to major appointments such as dress fitting, catering testing, etc.

  • Review Vendor Contracts and Advise on any Adjustments/Negotiations

  • Digital Design Board Creation

  • Assistance with floral design and décor, menus, programs, lighting, favors, linens, etc.

  • Invitation Design and Wording Guidance

  • Access to vendor discounts

  • Location and venue scouting

  • Assist in Setting Up Hotel Room Block Arrangements

  • Etiquette Guidance on All Aspects of the Wedding

  • Invitation + RSVP Management (Assembling and Mailing Invitations and Tracking RSVPs)

  • Develop Weekend Itinerary and Communicate/Confirm with Vendors on Logistics

  • Receive Personal Items and Handle Placement at Wedding

  • Wedding Day Coordination, Management, and Execution of Wedding Weekend Timeline

  • Distribution of any Final Payments and Gratuities

  • Review of speeches/ toasts, officiant script, emcee script, and perfecting photo details

  • Unlimited Hours on Wedding Day (includes 1 event assistant)*

  • Other Services included in Full-Planning:

Bridal Shower and Rehearsal Dinner Coordination. 

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Wedding Day

  • Manage the flow and timing of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception

  • Act as a liaison between wedding party, family members, and vendors

  • Use of extensive Bridal Emergency Kit.

Ceremony

  • Distribute bouquets and pin flowers on attendants & family members

  • Direct photographer, videographer, musicians, rentals, florist, etc of where to set up

  • Oversee the set-up of the ceremony to make sure all commitments are fulfilled

  • Distribute final payments and gratuities as needed

  • Set up all ceremony décor not handled by a specific vendor (i.e. toasting flutes, cake knives, guest signing items, unity candles, programs, pictures, etc.)

  • Direct Ushers with programs and seating distribution

  • Line up and cue wedding party/musicians for the ceremony

  • Give marriage license to officiant & wedding rings are present

  • Collect all personal wedding items and gifts and deliver to reception site or designated person

Cocktail Hour & Reception

  • Set up all reception décor not handled by a specific vendor (i.e. favors, menus, candles, cake knife, toasting flutes, escort cards, gifts, charger plates, etc)

  • Manage vendor set-up of reception and make sure all commitments are fulfilled

  • Bustle wedding gown

  • Line up and cue Newlyweds and wedding party for Grand Entrance

  • Assist band or DJ in cueing important events (i.e. grand entrance, parent dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc.)

  • Cue Newlyweds for all important events

  • Maintain & coordinate timeline for all events during the reception

  • Ensuring everything runs smoothly

  • Oversee clean up and breakdown of reception

As the mother of the bride, it took several interviews to find a wedding planner who listened to me, my daughter and son-in-law. I needed someone who would collaborate, bring useful ideas, and suggestions without being too pushy. I am pleased to say I found that in Purple Door Planning. Nicole and her staff were excellent in planning, listening, and executing the wedding. Our wedding was large and at The Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis during Covid and on a holiday weekend, so we required quite a bit of customized event details. Managing all the vendors was especially tricky- but the Purple Door Planning staff handled it all. We had an amazing wedding - My family is incredibly happy with the work.

Mrs. Wilkins~Mother of the Bride

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