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Emperors “Full Service” 

 

The Monarch package is specifically designed for today’s busy couples!

Celebrate your love through the art of design and expert full service planning with the Emperors “Full Service” package. This package begins the moment you hire us and covers every aspect of your wedding day in addition to coordination of two additional events surrounding your wedding weekend! From the very beginning we guide you through the planning process every step of the way.   Inspired by your love story, we help you create a wedding that is uniquely yours.

Planning package begins the moment you hire us !

Includes Coordination of (2) Additional Events Surrounding Your Wedding!

Emperors Full Service Overview:

  • Planning assistance starting the moment we are hired! 
  • Unlimited emails and phone correspondence during the contracted planning period
  • Assistance with venue selection for ceremony and receptions
  • Assistance in negotiating your vendor contract
  • Coordination of  (2) Additional Events surrounding your wedding weekend
  • Hotel Accommodations Coordination
  • Transportation Coordination
  • Detailed & Organized Event Planning
  • Extensive Design Assistance (Florals, Rentals, Stationery, etc.) 
  • Coordinator to facilitate Ceremony Rehearsal 
  • Event Management/Wedding Coordination on the Day-of 
  • Responsibilities and meetings outlined below
  • Assist with site selection for ceremony and reception location (Up to 4 Venues)
  • Provide bridal boutique recommendations & Assist with Wedding Day Attire
  • Assistance in creating wedding website
  • Assistance with Welcome Bags/Boxes – Additional fees for assembling & distributing 
  • Assistance with Wedding Favors 

Rehearsal Dinner Coordination 

  • Recommend up to (4) viable venue options for the Rehearsal Dinner
  • Assistance with menu selection at the chosen venue
  • Create a floor-plan diagram and setting arrangement (if applicable)
  • Provide suggestions for design of venue space (if applicable)
  • Recommendations and assistance with any vendor needs (i.e. florals, rentals, entertainment, etc.)
  • Coordinate with any contracted vendors
  • Onsite Staffing is NOT included, but is available for hire for an additional fee outlined in final agreement

After Wedding Brunch Coordination 

  • Recommendations of up to (4) viable venues options for your After Wedding Brunch
  • Assistance with menu selection at the chosen venue
  • Create a floor-plan diagram and setting arrangement (if applicable)
  • Provide suggestions for design of venue space (if applicable)
  • Recommendations and assistance with any vendor needs (i.e. florals, rentals, entertainment, etc.)
  • Coordinate with any contracted vendors
  • Onsite Staffing is NOT included, but is available for hire for an additional fee outlined in final agreement

PLANNING & MEETINGS

  • Preliminary meeting to kick off the planning process, secure vendors, go over overall design, create a budget outline and a general schedule of events
  • First design meeting to establish look/feel & design of your wedding! From this, Coordinator will create a customized design board
  • Assistance with venue selections for ceremony and receptions (if needed)

STARTING 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE WEDDING

  • Setup your Aisle Planner Profile
  • Another design meeting to define and refine your wedding design aesthetic
  • Floral Meetings ~Up to 5 Floral Meetings
  • Rental Meetings (to choose linens, chairs, napkins, charger plates, tables, etc.) ~Up to 3 Rental Meetings
  • Stationery Meetings to assist with design, verbiage and content of Save the Dates, invitations and day-of stationery items (menu, signage, etc.) ~ Up to 2 Meetings
  • Assist with menu selection and attend“Food Tasting” at the venue or with the chosen caterer
  • Assistance with wedding cake design and coordinator will attend (1) cake tasting if client prefers
  • Coordinator to attend the final meeting with venue to finalize all wedding details
  • Logistic Review Meeting ~Up to 2-3 months prior to the wedding
  • Final Review Meeting ~ Up to 2-3 weeks prior to wedding

ONSITE STAFF COVERAGE

CEREMONY REHEARSAL COORDINATION

  • Coordinator to orchestrate the Rehearsal with the bridal party & family
  • Provide printed copies of condensed “Bridal Party & Family” timeline.
  • Review check list of items for wedding day to make sure Coordinator has all the items needed
  • Collect any outstanding vendor payments and gratuities to distribute on the day-of the wedding.

DAY-OF THE WEDDING ONSITE STAFF COVERAGE (MINIMUM)

  • Lead Coordinator (Keli Christenson) will need to arrive on-site a minimum of 3-hours before ceremony start time to oversee the set-up and provides up to minimum of 8-hours of on-site event management. 
  • (1) One Set-up Supervisor for up to 7-hours to assist with set-up and coordination needs.
  • (1) One Bridal Assistant “Lady-in-Waiting” for up to 7-hours is included.
  • Additional staff may be required at an additional charge (details outlined in final agreement).

Day-Of The Wedding

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Coordinator is the liaison between client and all vendors throughout the entire event.
  • Coordinator required to arrive a minimum of 3-hours prior to the ceremony start time, to oversee set-up
  • Orchestrate the day’s events (ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner reception)
  • Advise the client & bridal party on timing of events throughout the day
  • Supervise vendor load-in, deliveries, set-up, and teardown.
  • Ensure everything in terms of design are in place as discussed.
  • Troubleshoot throughout the event
  • Be available throughout the day to the bride and groom to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable event.

Pre-Ceremony & Ceremony Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Check the entire ceremony set-up and confirm that the florals and all ceremony items (guest book, pen, programs, gift table, VIP assigned seating, and special décor) are correctly in place.
  • Provide set-up details and checklist of items to Coordinator team members.
  • Reserve seating for immediate family and/or specific seating requested by client.
  • Greet Officiant and coordinate details surrounding the signing of the Marriage License.
  • Confirm the Officiant has proper A/V equipment, run sound check prior to the ceremony.
  • Meet with the DJ/Musician(s) prior to ceremony for review of ceremony music logistics. (Processional, Recessional, Timing and Cues) and confirm sound system is working properly.
  • Distribute and pin on all personal florals to appropriate individuals.
  • Confirm possession of the rings and Marriage License prior to the ceremony.
  • Coordinate with the photographer and videographer to make sure detail photos are taken.
  • Distribute petal cones, bubbles, etc. to guests for the recessional.
  • Instruct Ushers on VIP seating.
  • Line up the family and bridal party for the processional to begin.
  • Cue the Officiant, Musicians, Family and Bridal Party to ensure seamless ceremony timing.
  • After the Ceremony concludes, direct bridal party to an area off to the side away from guests so that the guests proceed to Cocktail Reception while Bridal Party and Immediate Family take photos at ceremony site (once clear of guests).
  • Coordinator & Venue Staff to greet the Bride & Groom, Bridal Party and Immediate Family with beverages for celebratory toast (if client has included in venue package).
  • Coordinator staff to direct guests to the cocktail area.
  • Coordinator staff to assist guests with finding their escort-cards.
  • Coordinator staff to collect all ceremony and personal items for safekeeping and escort bellman to designated secure location.

Cocktail Hour – Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Manage the complete setup of the cocktail reception and escort-card table, etc.
  • Place specialty linens on tables (if applicable).
  • Arrange the escort-cards on the table (Alpha order for guests to find easily).
  • Have coordinator staff accompany bellman with all wedding gifts, envelopes.

Reception – Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Direct room set-up, confirm floor plans, ensure table numbers are correctly placed within the room, put out favors, menus, candles, cake knife, toasting glasses, place-cards, and insure that head table VIP seating and other miscellaneous items are all correct and set-up.
  • Oversee transfer of all items from the ceremony to reception (Florals, guestbook, etc.).
  • Confirm the number of chairs & table settings at each table prior to the doors opening.
  • Ensure delivery of all rental items to the reception and lounge (if applicable).
  • Review the final BEO (Banquet Event Order) with the captain of the event.
  • Confirm that the bride’s comfortable shoes and purse are placed at her table.
  • Greet guests and direct them to their tables.
  • Line-up and coordinate the bridal party for the Grand Entrance.
  • Cue the bridal party & family to events throughout i.e. grand entrance, toasts, dances, cake cutting, etc.
  • Pack up all personal items (gifts, cake knife, champagne flutes, cake topper, etc.) and bring them to the designated location or person. Usually accompanied by bellman.
  • Stay until the bride and groom have left the reception at the end of the night
  • Ensure all rentals & décor items are picked-up by the vendors.
  • If the bride,/groom are staying at the same venue as the reception, create a romantic honeymoon suite

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

The Emperors Package includes (2) events surrounding your wedding weekend. You can also add-on additional assistance to help organize, coordinate, and/or staff other events surrounding the wedding weekend that (i.e. Welcome Reception, Engagement Party, Bridesmaids Lunch, Bachelor/Bachelorette). Please contact us for pricing for the event add-ons!