What is the overall experience of working with you like. What sets you apart?
A lead planner is assigned to each event to oversee it to perfection, but we also have a team in our office available to answer wedding questions and recommend great wedding pros in the Smokies. Whether you choose to hire us or not, we offer free vendor consultations designed specifically for Magnolia weddings. First, we talk to you about what is important to you as a couple, and then we recommend vendors that we know would be a great fit. We have done a lot of research to be able to offer the experience of a destination wedding beyond just the event, including recommendations for cabins, attractions, hikes, and rehearsal dinner locations.
What sorts of services do you offer (month-of coordination, full-service planning, or à la carte planning)?
We call our base package Event Management. So much more goes into it than the day of, or even the month of, so we had to give it a new name! We start with our free vendor consult, so you know which direction to go for great wedding pros, and then we dedicate 2 planning meetings to creating a Wedding Day Timeline, designing a to-scale Floorplan & Layout, and arranging the Ceremony Processional. We use our 10-page Bridal Basics handbook to make sure we don’t forget any details while planning and we coordinate all of the details with the wedding vendors for the day. A one-hour rehearsal is included, with custom wedding day agendas for all of your VIPs to take a copy home. The day of includes the Lead Planner with Wedding Assistant for 10 hours to cover set-up and clean-up and of course the main event! Beyond Event Management, we have Design, Full Service and Partial Service planning packages, but they all include the base package because it is so crucial!
Do you offer different package options or is everything customized based on what a couple is looking for?
Yes! All of our packages include the Event Management basics, and you can upgrade to include Event Design, Event Direction (our partial service package) and Event Production (our full service package).
Do you offer decor to your brides?
Yes! We have an inventory of decor items that we rent to our clients for only $1 each, plus a Linen Package, Gold & Wooden Arbors, and Guest Activities.
Do you work with a team? If so, tell us about them!
Yes we do! We have a team of 6 coordinators that work with us! We each use the Bridal Basics Planning Process to ensure we don’t forget any details and each coordinator offers the same quality service. While you work one on one with your Lead Planner, we have a staff of 3 in our office to answer your wedding questions as they pop up for extra support and faster response times.
Tell us about your communication style/process in interacting with couples throughout the planning process
We have a proven planning system called Bridal Basics, which makes sure we cover all of the details essential to your event. We also have additional resources to help you plan, like our free Vendor Consult, Accommodations Lists, and Recommended Rehearsal Dinner Locations. You work with your Lead Planner directly but you can utilize the staff in the office to answer wedding questions as needed as well! We work with destination couples often, so phone meetings and Face-Time tours work just as well as meeting in person if you can’t come to town!
Anything else you’d like to highlight about your planning services!
We are a one-stop shop including a print shop that creates wedding invitations, save the date magnets, custom signage, custom shirts and photo canvases. We also have a gourmet kitchen that creates edible wedding favors and wedding treats!