Epic weddings don't just happen -
they are masterfully planned!
Every couple has a vision for their wedding day, and seeing that vision manifested to your expectations is our number one goal. We are known for our warm, down-to-earth, non pretentious, playful approach to full-service planning and our abilities to make every clients event or wedding truly unique and special. After all, this is more than your wedding; it’s months and weeks leading up to your big day, and they should be filled with spectacular moments—from that first time you walk through our doors to those first steps into your new life.
With our full planning, we'll work together every step of the way, ensuring no design detail or event logistic is overlooked. With this package, you (and your guests!) will be thoroughly taken care of at every turn and expertly guided through the process.
This service is our most all-encompassing service, and allows you the flexibility and benefit of unlimited communication and planning meetings. We guide you through every step of the planning process: budget creation & monitoring, guest list creation & management, venue selection, floral design, overall guest experience, rentals, & other decor, transportation, wedding attire, ceremony & reception music, food & beverage, timeline creation--and more! We work one-on-one with each of your wedding vendors to artfully manage the process, ensuring that you are involved in the decisions, but are able to focus on enjoying your engagement--while we handle the legwork and heavy lifting!
"Ali and Bev were nothing short of FANTASTIC!"
"They were our guides the whole way! They are well organized and made sure we knew all of our options. They kept checklists, set appointments for us, researched local vendors and knows every detail about how to plan a wedding. Nothing was missed! On the day of our wedding, the day flowed perfectly, and we owe so much of that to Bella and Bev :) I would recommend Wedding Angel Events to anyone!!!! :) :) <3 <3"
Katie and David McCourt
Full wedding planning + Wedding Day-of management
Hiring a wedding planner is one of the smartest things you can do during wedding planning. Yes, a wedding planner's cost may be an added expense, but planners can actually help you save a ton of money (and your sanity!) in the long run.
This is a brief overview of what we do and where you are spending your money!
A big part of our job is communicating with you and with your vendors to make sure that everything will run smoothly on the day of your wedding. Since we may be your and your vendors’ main point of contact during the wedding planning process, you’ll want us to stay on top of emails and phone messages and respond in a timely fashion (usually within 24 hours). We’ll will make sure that all your vendors have all of the important information about your wedding and know where to be when—sort of serving as the coach for your “vendor team” who will ensure that everyone works together seamlessly.
Venue Selection and Tours
If you hire us at the very beginning of your wedding planning journey, we will likely play a big role in helping you choose a venue. This can be a time-consuming process that is quite different than selecting your other vendors. We will join you for venue tours and be part of the discussions and decision-making afterwards.
Vendor Meetings and Selection
At your request, we will also attend interviews and meetings with all potential vendors (and you’ll likely interview more than one vendor in each category), and help you choose which pros to hire. We’ll review contracts and can mediate any back-and-forth that might occur.
One of the least fun aspects of wedding planning is all the paperwork—and yes, there can be lots of paperwork associated with your wedding. We prepare and manage a couple’s budget, prepare and adjust their timeline regularly as we make decisions, prepare and organize their ceremony logistics, drawing and updating layouts. Keeping these documents all up to date and organized, is a big piece of what we do.
As full-service wedding planners will handle a lot of seemingly minor but very important tasks that will ensure your wedding looks and runs perfectly—and you don’t have to lift a finger. From putting together programs to arranging escort cards and setting up your favor display and ensuring each piece of décor looks as you envisioned it, as planners we have a lot to do to prepare for your wedding so that you can relax and have fun.
Wedding Management -
As your wedding planner, we will be on-site on the day of your wedding, and also at your ceremony rehearsal as well. A full-service wedding planner usually arrives well in advance of the proceedings and stays long after to ensure that everything runs smoothly and on time, and that any hiccups, minor or major, are handled. You may not see much of us on your wedding day—and that’s a good thing – we are running things behind the scenes so that you and your future spouse can enjoy the spotlight and focus on enjoying your ceremony and celebration.
The work isn’t done just because the wedding is over. We will likely have to return rental items, follow up with family members and vendors, and more.
Your full wedding planning package includes:
Pre- Wedding Planning
* Unlimited phone and email access to us
* Establish goals, stylistic preferences and overall tone of event with you
* Source stylistic elements, props, lighting, and other components to
create a cohesive visual/stylistic theme, and compile a list of décor detail for each
area of the event space
* Assist with color choices for linens and floral arrangements
* Three venue site visits to be completed in one day
* Research and assist with vendor and venue selections not yet reserved ~ the perfect venue for you, photographer, DJ/live band, hair/makeup, rental company, cake designer, caterer, transportation, Day-of-Coordinator, etc.
* Secure venue and vendors and review their contracts
* Meet with you for an overview of the ceremony site and reception for ceremony rehearsal – this includes a final walk through
* Confirmation of all vendors once secured
* Personalized wedding checklist
* Provide an Officiant for your ceremony if requested (additional fee of $300)
* Work with the wedding Officiant to choreograph a full rehearsal of your ceremony, including a processional and a recessional
* Pre-wedding meeting with bridal party to discuss their questions and concerns
* Budget forms, tracking and management
* Booking and confirmation of appointments and meetings with vendors
* Floor plan creation and assist with seating chart management
* Assist with securing room blocks for out of town guests
* Create and finalize a detailed timeline and schedule of events for wedding, and email to wedding party, vendors, venue and any other client specified person
* Place order, confirm delivery and pick up arrangements of all rental items
* Assist with creating ceremony/reception programs, menus, escort cards, table numbers
* Final payments to vendors, venues if requested
* Supervise delivery of rental items
Day- of Wedding Management & Coordination
Ceremony Rehearsal ~
* Work with wedding Officiant to choreograph wedding ceremony, processional and recessional
* Remind wedding party of where they need to be the following day, and at what time. Address any last-minute questions or concerns
* Transport any necessary décor items from the Rehearsal Dinner to the Reception location for overnight storing
~ PRE-CEREMONY ~
* Professional Coordinator providing 8 consecutive hours of Coordination
* Assistant Coordinator
Please note that a second Coordinator may be required for barn/farm weddings, weddings with ceremonies and receptions in two different locations, vineyard weddings, private homes and/or large open space/nontraditional venue weddings that require a lot of set up.
Additional coordinators are at the discretion of the lead coordinator and will be included in your wedding package.
* Coordinator checks in with wedding party and Officiant and venue staff
* Ensures ceremony space is set up according to couple's plan
* Ensures reception site is set up according to couple's plan
* Coordinate limo or car service for you to ceremony site
* Facilitate on-time arrival of hair and make-up stylists
* Coordinate any pre-wedding meal deliveries and clean up
* Ensure all flowers arrive on time and distribute to Couple/parents/wedding party
* Final check that all floral arrangements and decor items are in their proper place
* Set up ceremony programs
* Confirm that your Officiant has arrived
* Confirm photographer and videographer arrive on time
* Hand out printed copies of the day's timeline to all vendors
* Confirm seating arrangement and placement of parents/special guests at ceremony site
* Ensure timely arrival of wedding party to the ceremony venue
* Set up ceremony items (unity candles, sand ceremony items, etc.)
* Make sure Couple and wedding party are dressed and ready on time
* Pin boutonnieres on Father of the Bride/Groom, Groom, and groomsmen if desired
* Pin corsages on Mother of the Bride/Groom and female family members if desired
* Ensure that ushers have arrived and are ready to escort guests
* Ensure designated attendants arrive on time and are ready to pass out programs and assist with the guest book
* Alert Ushers/Groomsmen as to when to begin escorting guests to their seats
* Ensure your Officiant has the marriage license, and knows who will sign as witnesses
* Handle any emergencies that may arise
* Line up the bridal party for their walk down the aisle
* Communicate any last-minute details to the wedding party
* Cue Ceremony musicians when bridal party is ready to begin processional
* Cue the wedding party in processional and recessional
* Gather family and bridal party and coordinate with photographer for photos after the Ceremony
* Coordinate limo or shuttle departure for the reception
PRE- RECEPTION ~
* Greet and supervise your vendors and instruct them where to set up
* Make sure band, DJ or designated emcee can correctly pronounce the wedding party's names (and in the right order) for the introductions
* Check Cocktail Hour and Reception décor
* Ensure all flowers have been set up according to plan
* For outdoor tents, make certain that lighting is arranged and working appropriately
* Meet with catering staff to confirm food timeline
* Arrange table cards, seating chart or cards, menus, set up guest book, cake cutting utensils, and champagne flutes
* Set up any amenity baskets in guest restrooms
* Assist catering and/or venue staff with remaining setup needs
* Look over guest tables and head table to confirm they are set up properly
* Review final set up before guest arrival and look for any missed details
* Execute the Schedule of events and our Timeline for your wedding smoothly and promptly.
* Liaison for all of your vendor, family, and guest questions and concerns.
* Efficiently deal with any unexpected issues that may arise
* Ensure proper flow of Cocktail Hour food and drinks
* Encourage guests to take their seats at the appropriate time
* Help guests locate their escort cards and dining tables
* Locate Couple and the wedding party and instruct them to stay to the side of main dining area until they receive cue for their introduction
* Notify band, DJ or designated emcee when the majority of guests have found their tables and Couple and wedding party are ready to be introduced
* Notify band/DJ, photographer, videographer and immediate family members of the Couple when important events take place at the reception (i.e. first dance, parent dances, cake cutting, and toasts)
* Cue wedding party, family members and guests when they are about to be announced for toasts
* Know the catering service's schedule, and help ensure that guests are served at the appointed time
* Collect gifts, cards, guest book and other valuable items and get them to a pre-designated area or person at Coordinator end time
* Rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch management can be added for an additional fee
* Construction and de-construction of ceremony and reception sites the day of or after the wedding can be added for an additional fee
* Overnight fee(s) for lodging will be added to your final payment for:
any Ceremony/Reception site visits or construction/de-construction, or rehearsal + wedding (+ post-wedding brunch)
early morning ceremonies
full wedding planning weddings
coordination over 8 hrs or ceremonies starting after 5pm
any event over an hour and a half drive from Bangor
* The Wedding Angel requires a non-refundable 50% deposit to book and hold your wedding date unless you are taking advantage of our monthly payment plan.
* Additional hours of Coordination are available @ $150/hr
* Due to liability reasons, planners/coordinators are not allowed to climb ladders, handle any electronic equipment except for a microphone (laptops, cellphones, amplifiers, sound equipment, etc.) or lift anything over 30 lbs.
Full wedding planning packages - Starting at $7,500
"Ali at Wedding Angels was fantastic, I don't know what I would've done without her."
"We had several calls leading up to the wedding and each one we went over the wedding details, down to the nitty gritty. She helped me think of things that I had no idea were things that needed to be decided. Having someone to take over coordinating with my vendors was so helpful and helped keep me sane leading up to the wedding. A few issues arose and she took care of them, only involving me when necessary. At the rehearsal her assistant, Tom, made suggestions to change the way we had set things up so that our pictures would be perfect. Having Ali and Tom there the day of made things run smoothly. I honestly can't say enough about Wedding Angels, I highly highly recommend Ali! Our wedding was perfect and it wouldn't have been the same without her!"
Alicia and Kyle
June 16, 2018