It can be difficult to fathom where in the world you are going to find the time to plan an entire wedding. After all, putting together all of the details required to make the best day of your life everything you want it to be and more is essentially a full-time job. Not to mention, this is a phase that is just as important and grand in your life as any other and you should be enjoying it! Sure, you will have your wedding party to help you with certain aspects of your wedding, but those ladies have lives of their own too. You need someone who can take on a lot of the workload and still make the wedding a reflection of you and your partner.

This is where the Thunderstorm package from Petrichor Planning comes in. This wedding planning package comes with nearly everything – the booms of thunder, the flashes of lighting, and a wedding day that you could have only imagined in your dreams. This package offers a good amount more than our two lower-level plans, and is made for a bride who wants peace of mind and a dedicated planning partner throughout the pre-nuptial process. After all, you’ve already found your perfect counterpart in life, you might as well have one in planning your wedding as well.

Thunderstorms Planning Package

With the Thunderstorms planning package, you will get a month of coordination, along with five meetings with your planner. You will also have the ability to meet with seven different vendors, have your personal wedding planner handle RSVPs and much, much more. The goal of this package is to make more time for you and your fiancé to spend together as you head towards an amazing future together.

There are numerous wedding-related tasks this wedding planning package can help you to execute perfectly, including:

PRE-WEDDING

  • Five (5) Client/Planner meetings
  • Seven (7) Vendor meetings for the wedding planner to attend in the categories of your choice: DJ; Florist; Caterer…
  • Unlimited contact via email
  • Monthly e-mail “check-ins” to ensure the planning is running smoothly and on track
  • Receive a general planning checklist
  • Production of a detailed Wedding Day Itinerary
  • Review vendor contracts
  • Confirm arrangements; check delivery date, arrival times, quantities of rentals, etc with all vendors
  • A detailed timeline will be sent one month prior to your wedding day to all vendors for review.
  • Final timeline to be sent one week prior to the wedding day
  • Confirmation of all wedding vendors
  • Etiquette advisement, as requested
  • Assistance with wording of all stationary
  • Review current budget, and help make any necessary changes, adjustments, or cost cutting suggestions
  • Event design, theme and décor assistance
  • Tracking RSVPs
  • Food and Beverage assistance

WEDDING REHEARSAL

  • Coordinate ceremony rehearsal (1 hour)
  • Distribute extremely detailed wedding day itinerary to wedding party, family, and attendants
  • Collect/Coordinate final payments for specific vendors
  • Collect wedding day items such as marriage license, guest signing item, cake knife, cake topper, toasting flutes, favors, candles, programs, escort cards, chargers, etc. (prior to wedding or day of rehearsal)

 

The Big Day

It’s your wedding day! This is the day all of the hard work you have put in will finally manifest into a beautiful reality! While you could be scurrying around trying to put finishing touches on the decorations at your reception venue, or frantically attempting to locate your three-year-old niece who is acting as the flower girl, our vision of a wedding day for a bride is much less hustle and a lot more relaxation and pampering. Your wedding coordinator takes on the tasks big and small on your wedding day so that you can calmly drink champagne while basking in the love of your wedding party before you walk down the aisle and say “I Do”.

WEDDING DAY

  • One assistant coordinator
  • Manage the flow and timing of the ceremony and reception (until cake cutting)
  • Act as a liaison between wedding party, family members, and vendors
  • Use of extensive Bridal Emergency Kit.  We’ll be ready and available to solve any unexpected situations or emergencies

 

CEREMONY (2 Hours)

  • Distribute bouquets and pin flowers on attendants & family members
  • Direct photographer, videographer, musicians, rentals, florist, etc of where to set up
  • Oversee set-up of the ceremony to make sure all commitments are fulfilled
  • Distribute final payments and gratuities as needed
  • Set up all ceremony décor not handled by a specific vendor (i.e. guest signing item, unity candles, programs, pictures, etc.)
  • Direct Ushers with programs and seating distribution
  • Line up and cue wedding party/musicians for ceremony
  • Give marriage license to officiant & wedding rings are present
  • Collect all personal wedding items and gifts and deliver to reception site or designated person

COCKTAIL HOUR (6 hours – set up through cake cutting)

  • Set up all reception décor not handled by a specific vendor (i.e. favors, menus, candles, cake knife, toasting flutes, escort cards, gifts, charger plates, etc)
  • Manage vendor set-up of reception and make sure all commitments are fulfilled
  • Bustle wedding gown
  • Line up and cue Bride, Groom and wedding party for Grand Entrance  
  • Assist band or DJ in cueing important events (i.e. grand entrance, parent dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc.)
  • Cue Bride and Groom for all important events
  • Maintain & coordinate timeline for all events during reception
  • Stay in communication with banquet staff to ensure things are going smoothly

 

Petrichor Planning Will Be With You Every Step Of The Way

There is a reason people call it “your special day” and that’s because it should be the most wonderful day of your life. You’ve found the perfect person to share everything with from this point on, so starting on the right foot is an absolute must. With the Thunderstorm Package, you will inevitably end up a whirlwind of a day, all of which will live up to the dream you have had since you were a little girl.