Partial Planning Package

This package is for the couple who wants to or has done some of the planning, but lacks the time necessary for effective planning and/or wants direction and professional guidance. All partial planning packages are custom designed based on your needs and budget. Please pick and choose from the below complete list of services.

Planning and Communication

Complimentary initial consultation to decide if we should work together

Provide a monthly checklist of things you should be working on to help you stay on task

Create a planning binder for you with tabs and resources such as Marriage License instructions, name change kit, and etiquette advice

Unlimited phone, email and text correspondence and in person meetings as needed

Hourly Consultations and Coordinating Services

Budget conscience or just need a little bit of help?  Only need assistance for a few elements of your Wedding Day such as set up or decorating?  We are available on an hourly basis either on the phone or in person (within the Washington DC Metropolitan area) to advise on any subject you desire such as design elements, where to start, budget formulation, vendor recommendations, stationary options, wedding dress selection, etiquette, etc.

Budgeting

Work with you to formulate a budget or analyze the one you already have

Manage the budget and give budget advice throughout the planning process

Design

Work with you to:

Create a vision, select colors, develop a theme, choose décor and table linens

Generate the Wedding Cake design

Establish the floral design, including centerpieces, based on your style & color preferences and the flowers that will be in season

Put together amenity baskets for reception restrooms (cost of supplies not included)

Wedding Dress Selection and Coordination

Recommend dress designers, salons and shops based on your budget and style preferences

Accompany you on appointments

Confirm of delivery date

Schedule fittings

Recommend accessory & lingerie based on your dress (veil, shoes, jewelry, hair accessories, bag)

Newspaper Announcements

Submit announcement of engagement and marriage to the print media of your choice

Wedding Website Service

We work with theknot.com to design your Wedding Website.  You provide us with the email addresses of your guests and we write the content for your site, provide details for your guests, upload photos, send an electronic Save the Date and Wedding Newsletter and track RSVPs online. 

Honeymoon Planning

Glow Weddings and Events excels at travel research.  This service easily pays for itself and saves you a ton of time.  We work with a reputable travel agent to secure all your travel arrangements including flights, accommodations, special honeymooner perks, and desired tours and activities.  We are extremely knowledgeable about Hawaiian Honeymoons. 

Vendor Selection and Management

Research and recommend vendors based on your preferred location, preferences, and budget (including but not limited to Reception Venue, Ceremony Site, Officiant, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Caterer, Band, DJ, Make up Consultant, Hair Stylist, Transportation Companies, Baker, Lighting and other Rental Businesses)

Accompany you at meetings to offer advice and ask critical questions

Offer menu and cake selection expertise

Negotiate contracts with vendors to get you the best deal

Provide sample photography shot list

Manage, finalize and confirm vendor arrangements throughout the process

Stationary Services

Research and recommend options for Save the Dates, Invitations, Ceremony Program, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, Place Cards and Menu Cards based on your budget, style and theme

Provide etiquette advice for proper wording

Refer you to an experienced Calligrapher

Collate and mail Save the Dates, Invitations and Rehearsal Dinner Invitations (cost of postage not included)

Wedding Party Apparel Selection and Coordination

Recommend Bridesmaid dresses, Groom and Groomsmen attire based on your budget, style and color preferences

Collect measurements from attendants or pass along information for ordering or reserving attire

Ensure all attendants have ordered or reserved apparel on tine

Confirm delivery date of all Wedding Party apparel

Guest Management

Enter guests into theknot.com’s Guest List Manager so you can easily access your guest list, their contact information, track gifts received and thanks you notes sent

Provide an RSVP service – this includes a return RSVP address for snail mail and electronic RSVP tracking and a call to invitees who have not responded by the deadline

Block hotel rooms for out of town guests and reserve accommodations for the Newlywed couple

Help choose, create, or assemble Favors for guests

Assemble and deliver Guest Baskets to Out of Towner’s hotel rooms (cost of supplies not included)

Arrange parking services at the Ceremony and Reception sites if necessary

Engagement Party, Bridal Shower, Bachelorette and Bachelor Party Planning

Lacking the time or ideas to plan these fun events?  How about a Wine Tasting? Spa Party? Night on the town? Hot air balloon ride?  Quick trip to Vegas? We have plenty of creative ideas, great research skills and access to a reputable travel agent to make these events memorable. 

Wedding Weekend Planning

Plan the Rehearsal Dinner

Organize any additional night before, day of, or morning after activities including but not limited to Golf Outings, Next Day Brunch, Bridesmaid’s Luncheon

A Service for the Do-it-Yourself Couple

This is for the DIY-couple who is up to their necks in uncompleted tasks.  We can help you with craft projects, favor assembly, envelope stuffing, sign making, whatever it is that will help ease your load. 

Wedding Babysitting Service

This can be for children invited to the wedding to keep them entertained during the ceremony and/or reception or if you are not inviting children to your wedding, a service you can offer those families so they don’t have to make other arrangements. 

Month of Wedding Activities

Walk thru your ceremony and reception sites with you and relevant vendors to discuss the floor plan

Draw up and submit floor plan

Prepare and distribute relevant versions of the day of itinerary (including contact numbers) to Wedding Party/Family and each vendor

Review and discuss vendor contracts; ensure accuracy and completeness

Contact each vendor to become their point of contact and answer any questions

Coordinate communication between vendors

Fill vendors in on final decisions; affirm correct counts based on final RSVPs

Remind you of final payment deadlines and amounts

Send vendor confirmation emails so they have all of the information they need, including addresses, parking, vendor access areas and important contact info

Rehearsal Coordination

Review pre- and post-Ceremony logistics, seating, Processional & Recessional and Ceremony elements

Collect personal items – seating cards, guestbook, DIY items, etc

Day of Wedding Coordination

Unlimited direction by a 2 person+ team of coordinators

Manage the arrival of vendors, becoming their point of contact once onsite

Conduct, oversee or assist with the setup and break down of the space(s)

Coordinate the entire day, including getting ready, photos sessions, ceremony logistics, guest direction, keeping to the schedule and corresponding details with VIPs and vendors

Expert experience in problem solving any issues that arise

Organize and pack all personal items, turn over to designated person or deliver to alternate site

Post Wedding Services

Return rental tuxes to the store

Arrange for Wedding Dress cleaning and preservation

Arrange for Bridal  Bouquet preservation