Comprehensive Experience

Consulting
  • Offer detailed consulting guidance on: Menu options, Cake flavors, Photography shot lists, wedding etiquette/traditions, dinning etiquette and more.
Wedding Planning Tools
  • Personalized monthly checklist
  • Project Management Site
  • Wedding Party Guide
  • Wedding Day Checklist
  • Wedding Party Day of Checklist
Budget Management 
  • Budget forecast
  • Payment tracking
  • Payment reminders
  • Budgeting tips & tricks
  • Vendor service pricing pre-negotiating
Venue Referral
  • Provide up to 10 prescreened venues based on style, cost, accommodations & availability.
  • Schedule, Attend & Assess site tours.
  • Review contract
  • Up to 2 venues walk through’s and meetings for tastings and site assessments (post site tour).
Vendor Referral & Management
  • Referrals to the best vendors per needs, personality, style and budget
  • Attendance at vendor consults and meetings.
  • Review of all vendor contracts to ensure fair industry pricing and practices
  • Monitoring of vendor obligations
  • Ongoing communication with vendors to plan all details.
  • Client Vender liaison
  • Vendors point of contact on the day of.
Attire
  • Referral of boutiques and custom designers.
  • Bridal party attire advising.
 Hotel Room Blocks
  • Negotiate and Establish up to 3 room blocks
Guest List & Management
  • Provide guest collection site
  • RSVP management
  • Share final guest count with appropriate vendors
Add on’s:
Engagement Party Planning $500.00
Rehearsal Dinner Planning $500.00
Bridal Shower Planning $500.00
Dress Shopping: $200.00

Stunning Event Design

  • Inspiration/ Vision Board.
  • Centerpiece Design.
  • Place Setting Design
  • Linen Selection
  • Wedding Day Stationery Design/Selection
  • Floor Plan Layout Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Draping & Tenting Design
  • Signature Event Detailing
  • Vendor Service Coordination
  • Service Confirmation
  • Management of Décor Set Up
Add on Services:
Wedding Day Mock Up $1000.00

Cohesive Event Management

  • Wedding Weekend Logistics Meeting
  • Wedding Day Agenda Sent to Vendors
  • Vendor Service Confirmations
  • Final Walk Through Meeting
  • Accumulation of Final Balances
  • Rehearsal Director
  • Vendors point of contact on the day-of
  • Ceremony & Reception Director
  • Management of Set Up & Break Down
  • Manage the Flow of the Day
  • Wedding Accessories Set up
  • Collection of the wedding gifts at the end of the night
  • Care Package
  • Custom Sparkler departure
Only interested in Event Coordination? Visit our subsidary company Carolina Fête for more details..


Full Planning Investment: $6000.00

Destination Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning & Consulting
Budget Management
Destination Venue Referral
Vendor Referral
Consultation Management
Contract Review
Room Block  Establishment
Event Design  (see service details above)
Wedding Weekend Logistics
Wedding Day Agenda Sent to Vendors
Vendor Service Confirmation
Accumulation of Final Balances
Wedding Party Newsletter
Rehearsal Director
Vendors Point of Contact
Ceremony & Reception Director
Manage the Flow of the Day
Wedding Accessories Set Up


Destination Planning Investment $4200.00


Package Payment Terms

Retainer: 40% reserves your date as we begin establishing the foundation of the planning process.

The balance is spread out in monthly installments over the course of the planning period.


Q&A with Elana Walker, CWP

Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
A: I began my entrepreneurial journey as a wedding planner in 2009. I was working for a dead end job and I needed to make extra money. I soon realized that this could be a full time career and I grew from there. I left my day job in 2013 and never looked back.

Q: WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO PLAN WEDDINGS?
A: Early on I decided to obtain my certification in wedding planning. This taught me the proper way to plan weddings by learning how to select vendors, review contracts and so much more. 9 years later and after countless weddings, I have won Best of The Knot from 2013 – 2017 and was recently inducted into The Knot’s Hall of Fame. From 2012 – 2017, I won Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award. In 2016 I won Event of the Year at the International Live Events Association Trinity Awards and in 2016 & 2017 I won Best Wedding of a 75k budget of higher. In addition, both NBC & CBS affiliate stations have called upon my expertise and was featured on the morning news as well as a show called,  My Carolina Today.

Q: WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE YOU?
A: Many clients describe me as warm, funny and sweet as well as organized, responsive, available, knowledgable, well connected, and meticulous with a keen eye for timeless and elegant designs. These attributes often award my clients trust which brings on a sense of relief and often enables me to establish a relationship that we can continue beyond the wedding day.

Q: HOW DO I GET STARTED?
A: Let’s set up a time to chat further. I love getting to know new people and listening to their wedding day dreams. If we are a good fit for one another, you pay a 40% retainer for full planning or a 50% retainer for design & event management after signing the contract and then we go from there!

Q: HOW DOES THE PAYMENTS PROCESS WORK?
A: After you pay your retainer, we will create a payment plan that will be automatically drafted from your account either on the 1st or the 15th (you choose).

Q: WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER PAYING THE RETAINER?
A: I will reach out right away with a welcome letter and our next steps. I will begin working on your planning tools and compiling your first referral list to share with you with in the first 7 days post retainer.