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Become a Chickadee Bride


Wedding planning for the bride who loves personal touches, family moments, and a great party!

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Become a Chickadee Bride


Wedding planning for the bride who loves personal touches, family moments, and a great party!

My brides love personal touches, unique ceremony moments, and building relationships with their vendors! Their families are most important to them, and having the right team of wedding vendors to perfect their day is a top priority. They know that their wedding is the start of their marriage, and isn’t just another big party! They want their guests to look back and think “wow, that was totally them!” and to feel like everything was stunning, elegant and timeless without breaking the bank. They value the experience just as much as the finished product. My couples love to take care of each other, sacrifice for each other, and go the extra mile to make their loved ones happy.  If this sounds like you, fill out this form so we can get to know each other and you can download my full package guide!

My wish for you is that you will feel relaxed, loved, and GORGEOUS on your wedding day! I want you, your bridal party, and your family to not have to worry about any of the details so that everyone can be fully present and enjoy the experience that will be your wedding.

As your wedding planner, I will be your ADVOCATE, your SUPPORTER, and your SOUNDING BOARD to keep everything on track, within your vision (and budget) and to help equip you to handle any tense situations that might arise! You deserve the BEST WEDDING EVER and I truly believe that every single one of my brides gets to experience that. You’re preparing for marriage, for a life with your soul-mate, and your wedding day is a celebration of your commitment and love. It should feel just like that, so let me and my team handle those pesky details! I want you to have your feet up, a mimosa in hand, and your favorite music playing while you’re pampered on your wedding day.


Request the Chickadee Events Wedding Package Guide

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WHAT TO EXPECT

After you fill out this form, I’ll email you back with lots of exclamation points and excited questions to learn even more about you and your fiancé! We’ll talk about your wedding date, location, and what planning experience you’re most interested in. Then, we’ll schedule your complimentary consultation and I’ll send you a more detailed questionnaire that really gives me an idea of where you are in the planning and how you’re feeling!

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION & BOOKING

Then, we’ll have your consultation where we’ll talk for an hour about all the details – big and small, and I’ll answer all of your questions, give you advice, and make a list of what research you need me to do! After we meet, I’ll send you an email with the research and a recap of our consultation. Then, once we decide to move forward because we’re such a great fit and can’t imagine not working together, I’ll email you your contract and invoice for my retainer fee! Once you’ve signed and submitted your contract and paid the retainer fee, your date is secured and on the books! Then the fun REALLY begins!

PLANNING PROCESS

Depending on when your wedding is and what experience you selected, we’ll start planning right away or we’ll keep in touch with regular updates until we need to discuss the finer points! Either way, you can expect me to stay on top of our planning timeline and schedule so you don’t have to.  That’s what you hired me for, silly!

YOUR WEDDING DAY

I’ll be the first to arrive and the last to leave your venue on your wedding day. I’ll definitely tear up as you kiss your husband for the first time. I’ll absolutely want to hug you many times, and tell you how beautiful you are.  And more importantly, I will care so much about the little details that I will obsess that everything be perfect before you see a single thing!

AFTER THE WEDDING

After the wedding, I’ll follow up with you and your vendors to recap and make sure everyone had just as much of an amazing time as I did working with you! Then we’ll stay in touch because I can’t imagine not being at least a small part of what’s going on in your new life together. There’s truly something special about bonding at your wedding, and I want to make sure I can keep sending you happy, joyful wishes for an amazing life as husband and wife!

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Investment


Wedding Planning Experiences for Every Stage of Planning

Experiences begin at $1,300

Consultation Planning begins at $500

Investment


Wedding Planning Experiences for Every Stage of Planning

Experiences begin at $1,300

Consultation Planning begins at $500

The Ultimate Experience ~ full planning

Ideal for the bride and groom who want the assistance and advice of a seasoned professional throughout the entire planning process, to help envision their dream day, and then plan and execute it to perfection! 

THE ELEGANT EXPERIENCE ~ moderate PLANNING

A little more than partial planning, but a little more hands off than full planning! A no-brainer solution for the couple that's started the wedding planning process but realize they need a professional to step in and guide them through all the details. 

The Classic Experience ~ Partial Planning

The perfect combination of design and vision assistance with execution and coordination of a professional for the bride and groom who has tackled most of the big to-do items, but needs help pulling it all together perfectly! 

THE Timeless EXPERIENCE ~ minimal PLANNING

A little more than just coordination on your wedding day, this experience allows for the bride and groom to step back from planning a bit earlier, trusting all of their plans and communication to a professional so they can focus on spending time with family and friends as they start a marriage. 

The Finishing Touches Experience ~ Month-of coordination

The quintessential solution for the bride and groom who have finished all of the details and plans, but need a professional to ensure that their weekend runs smoothly! 

THE simple wedding solution ~ consultation planning

An in-depth wedding planning consultation to discuss all of the big and little details surrounding your wedding day, along with the development of a draft timeline. Perfect for the couple that doesn't want to hire a wedding planner for their big day, but needs some advice on bringing all the details together. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


About wedding planning in general and Chickadee services!

Frequently Asked Questions


About wedding planning in general and Chickadee services!

I'm pretty organized and have a lot of family and friends helping me with my wedding. Do I still need to hire a planner? Even if you don't need a planner to book your vendors and make decisions, chances are that you will still need someone to make sure everyone and everything is where it needs to be at the right time. You can always designate a family member or friend to do this, but that means that they won't be free to enjoy the day with you! They'll be making sure the officiant is set-up and knows his cues while you're getting into your gown and taking bridal portraits, and that the caterer is ready to serve food while you're enjoying your first dance. Also, they probably don't have the professional experience in writing a wedding timeline or knowing what to expect from other vendors! By hiring a professional planner, everyone you've invited gets to enjoy the day, you can trust that things will run as they should, and that all of your vendors are taken care of and managed well, too!

Do you provide a day-of coordination package? The Finishing Touches Experience is the most basic package I offer. I believe it is the least I can provide to still give you the best service in making your wedding the perfect dream you deserve it to be.

How many hours do you provide? I provide 1 hour of rehearsal coordination and unlimited hours on your wedding day. I'm the first to arrive at the venue and the second to last to leave, followed only by the venue coordinator as they are locking up the doors!

Are you licensed and insured? Yes!

My venue provides a coordinator, do I still need to hiring a wedding planner? It depends. If you're talking about a venue coordinator, then yes, I would recommend hiring a wedding planner. A venue coordinator is there to make sure that the property isn't damaged and that you adhere to and abide by their policies. Their top priority is the venue, and though sometimes they will step in and help the bride and bridal party if needed, it's not their role. A wedding coordinator might be provided at the venue, and they typically do include planning services, such as day-of coordination and execution, handling the logistics, and timeline, and various other tasks. Be sure to ask for details if this is the case, and if there is an additional fee!

If I hire you, will you be the one to coordinate my wedding or will you have someone else in your place? It will be me and at least one assistant (depending on the needs of your wedding). 

A planner isn't something I budgeted for, what package do you recommend I choose? Most brides don't budget for a planner, but most need one. And just like everything else, you do get what you pay for. While I know that the price tag of the Finishing Touches Experience sounds a lot better than the Classic Experience (I get it, I was a bride recently!!), it doesn't mean that it will meet your needs. A planner will use their connections, resources, and experience to help you craft a wedding that fulfills your dreams, and will probably save you money. Not to mention time and stress! The industry standard for the cost of a wedding planner is 10% of your total budget. So, if your wedding costs $15,000,  you can expect to pay $1,500 for a planner, depending on your needs. You really can't put a price on peace of mind though - which is what a good planner will provide!

Do you travel? Yes! I'd love to talk with you about your wedding, no matter the destination.

Do you book more than one wedding on a weekend? No. While there may be some great planners who can do this, I wholeheartedly believe that my entire focus needs to be on your wedding for the few days leading up to the wedding date. It's not fair to you or my other brides if I'm multi-tasking that weekend! I am yours entirely! 

Do you have vendors that you'd recommend I work with? Absolutely! All of my clients receive my preferred vendors list once they have officially booked with me.