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23843D Cypress Grove

Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

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If you are in the beginning stages of planning a destination wedding, you may have come to the realization that this can be a daunting task even for the simplest of weddings. There are so many choices, vendors, and locations on top of deciding on accommodation for yourself and your guests. Even if you aren't in the beginning stages or you are a local needing assistance, it can still be overwhelming. Maybe you just need someone to come in and assist with Day of coordination. No matter you situation, that is where we come in, as in the statement above, we will be you unfailing support, your advocate, your go between while you are miles from here and can't always lay your eyes on everything. Although seemingly stressful at first, having a destination wedding {especially on Alabama's Gulf Coast} is a great option. Our island is laid back, absolutely gorgeous, and a perfect backdrop for those who want a less formal event although formality is possible despite the stereotypes.

 

To assist you in getting started and getting your mind wrapped around the process, we decided to give you a better idea of how we work and how, if you decide we are right for you, the next few months will go:

 

Initial Consultation

This usually takes anywhere for 10-30 minutes and we will discuss with you your ideas, venues, style, and all the main items in order for us to put a package together for you. This is just our starting point and we adjust and tweak from there to get your proposal exactly where you want it. If you choose to bring some of your own vendors, or decide to do part of it yourself, we will take that off of our part. Any vendors  you use through us we will take care of contacting, details, payment, timelines, etc. so you don't have to worry about it. Vendors you provide we still like to call and touch base with and they are always more than welcome to call us for anything especially if they are out of area and need recommendations or advice. If you are ready for your initial consultation either fill out our contact form on the Contact page, or give us a call. Our office number is also on our Contact page. 
 

Deposit/Booking Your Wedding

If you like our work and decide we are right for you in your planning, our deposit amounts vary up to $700 which will secure your date with us and the vendors you choose to use through us. The deposit will be deducted from your total, and details are usually not yet finalized. Your still have the freedom to change and adjust what you would like in the proposal.

 

‚ÄčOrganizing Details

In the months to come we will go over all of the details and make all of the final decisions on style, color, and other options. If you are able to come and meet with us at this point, we will go and meet the vendors such as the florist, doing a tasting with the bakery, and the caterer.

 

Contract

Once all the details are finalized, we will put it into a contract which you will receive by mail {unless time constraints force us to scan and email or fax}. The contract will detail our services, your marriage license, and other legal items. Both parties will sign and it will include your due date for your balance, generally 2-3 weeks before the wedding date. Any vendors we provide we will take care of payment for them and we will advise you on tipping for any vendors. 

 

Changes

Any changes you would like to make, we usually need a 2 week notice if not before in certain circumstances. We like to keep these changes minimal, but we totally understand and are more than willing to adjust. 

 

Wedding Day

Depending on if you choose for us to setup and coordinate all of your wedding, just know that any services we provide you don't have to think about on your wedding day. We will come in, set up, coordinate, take down and clean up of the wedding and/or reception so that all you have to do is show up and enjoy.


*As a side note, please keep in mind that every planning process is unique to each bride. We want the whole experience of the wedding and the months and weeks of planning to be as happy, stress free, and memorable for you as possible so if we deviate some from the above know that we have your best interests in mind. 

The Process