Wedding Planning

Are you asking yourself how you are going to balance your job, your every day life, and plan your wedding?  Have you heard horror stories about other weddings where something went wrong, and it has you feeling anxious?

My services are designed to help you have a stress-free wedding!  The journey from the day you said “yes” to the day you say “I do” should be fun and exciting — and your wedding day should be an experience that you and your guests thoroughly enjoy.

I am here for you and am ready to start planning your dream wedding with Tender Loving Care!

Something Old

(Partial Planning/Consulting)

This package is designed for couples who want to handle all of the planning yourselves but … You just don’t know where to begin!  Worry no more — this option gives you the tools you will need to get you started on planning your beautiful wedding.

  • Questionnaires to determine color schemes, theme, and overall mood/atmosphere for your wedding, and your budget priorities.
  • Vendor recommendations and contact information.
  • Invitation wording and etiquette.
  • Tips for developing and managing your guest list.
  • Ceremony etiquette, including research of religious and cultural rites/rituals.
  • Budget spreadsheet.
Starts at $400.00 for up to 20 hours; $35.00 per hour thereafter.

Something New

(Wedding Day Management)

You have planned every detail of your wedding and are ready to walk down the aisle!  But, do you also want to work on the day of your wedding — or be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy your special day?  Do you want to burden a friend or family member with setting up and cleaning up?

Starting 45 to 60 days before your wedding, I will provide the following services:

  • Final confirmations with all vendors via phone or in-person meeting.
  • Timeline development for every aspect of the ceremony and reception.
  • Attendance at rehearsal to finalize ceremony timeline and oversee the rehearsal as needed.
  • Setup/tear-down of ceremony and reception sites.
  • Greet and direct vendors.  
  • Check wedding party attire/accessories.
  • Distribute wedding party flowers.
  • Greet guests and assist with seating, as needed. 
  • Direct and oversee ceremony (processional through recessional).
  • Manage and oversee the wedding day timeline.
  • Direct guests to guest book, gift tables, and buffet lines.
  • Ensure that you have paid all vendor gratuities/tips.
  • Use of Emergency Kit (first aid, cleaning supplies, sewing kit, and more). 

Package requires the addition of Coordination Assistants on the wedding day (see Something Blue package below).

Starts at $1,250.00 for up to 40 hours; $35.00 per hour thereafter.

Something Borrowed

(Full Service Planning)

This is my “Full-Service” planning package for couples who just don’t have the time or ability to plan all the details.  Package includes:

  • Something Old & Something New Packages.
  • Schedule and attend all visits/meetings with venues and vendors.
  • Review all vendor contracts before you sign.
  • Budget management.
  • Décor recommendations. 
  • Assist with guest list development. 
  • Assist with invitation/stationery selections and wording.
  • Assist with mailing of invitations.
  • Track & maintain RSVPs.
  • Create ceremony and reception seating assignments and floor plans.
  • Assist with blocking hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
  • Schedule and attend wedding party salon & spa appointments, as well as attire shopping as needed.
  • Assist with addressing and mailing Thank You cards.

Package requires the addition of Coordination Assistants on the wedding day (see Something Blue package below).

Starts at $2,750.00 for up to 200 hours; $35.00 per hour thereafter.

Something Blue

(Additional Staff)

Coordination Assistants:  TLC Events & Weddings, LLC, will provide additional, fully trained  staff on your wedding day, as needed to successfully perform the services you have contracted.  The number of staff will be determined by the number of invited guests (one assistant for every 50 guests) and the complexity of the décor we will be required to set up and tear down.

Décor Design Assistant:  Are you wanting to DIY your centerpieces and decorations, but don’t have the time or the ability?  I have one (1) very talented and creative Décor Design Assistant who can work closely with you to design your ceremony and/or reception décor, including backdrops, pew/seat decorations, centerpieces, tablescapes, and other décor elements.  My assistant can also make your centerpieces (and possibly other décor).

Coordination Assistants will be billed at $20.00 per hour per Assistant.  Décor Design Assistant will be billed at $20.00 per hour, plus the cost of materials and supplies.

A Silver Sixpence

In Your Shoe


TLC Events & Weddings can also offer the following “a la carte” extras for an additional cost:

Save the Date Cards, Invitations, Programs, Menus, Favor Tags, Escort Cards/Seating Assignments, Table Numbers, etc.:  I can create your “Save the Date” cards or invitations and have them printed them on invitation card stock (card stock can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or Walmart; printing can be performed by Office Depot, Staples, FedEx/Kinko’s, etc.).  The cost for this service will be $20.00 per hour, plus the cost of materials.  You would pay for the printing directly with the vendor.

Personalized Song:  My husband and I both write song lyrics, and he is a guitarist.  We will get to know both of you and write something very special for him to perform during your reception.  This service is an additional $400.00.

I also plan Vow Renewals!

Social Events

(Party Planning)

I can assist you with planning your other events as well, such as:

  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Retirement parties
  • Family and holiday gatherings
  • Graduation parties
  • Gender reveal parties
  • Baby showers
  • Small corporate events (holiday parties, employee recognition events, etc.

My Commitment to You:

I Will Plan Your Event or Dream Wedding with Tender Loving Care!

I take on a limited number of events per year so that I can focus exclusively on each and every client with the utmost care and attention. I want to bring your stories and events to life and help you create your visions — keeping you sane in the process.

I am here to handle all the details and help you enjoy your day — because life should be a constant celebration!

So … let’s start planning your celebration today!  Let’s start creating your dream come true!

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Dayton & Cincinnati Regions

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