The Affordable Wedding Planning Series

A Santa Barbara wedding and one that is planned with the guidance of a seasoned pro is attainable.   For those on more limited spending plans, this series offers 4 options which address the greatest needs of most couples in need of planning advice for their Santa Barbara wedding:  The Mobile Wedding Planning Tour for 2The Jump Start | Ceremony-Only Coordination | Full Service Support  |  See below for all descriptions and starting investment fees.


The Mobile Wedding Planning Tour for Two

investment starting at $350      

The number one wedding planning item that determines the rest of planning and expense allotment is the wedding location, so choosing your wedding venue wisely at the start is mission critical. Our Mobile Wedding Planning Tour for Two is the perfect kick-off solution. And it’s fun.  It’s simple: we take your spending plan (budget) and do customized research to present you with the top wedding locations in our area which suit your individual spending plan and event vision. We then prepare a hosted, chauffeured tour to personally show you these locations. Guests receive a Certified Wedding Professional as their host to answer unlimited questions during the tour as well as during a hosted casual lunch at a renowned Santa Barbara establishment. Guests depart with a custom presentation eFolder (PDF) waiting for them in their inbox documenting the venues presented and notes on their details for future reference.   Want to know more?  Let’s continue the conversation…


The Jump Start

investment starting at: $595

After an initial brief interview, including gathering the couple’s desired spending plan, event vision, and wedding date, we go to work and solicit proposals for every service for your wedding. These proposals will represent only the finest, most reputable event partners who are able to meet your spending plan, event vision and wedding date, saving invaluable time and money and helping start the rest of your planning off right.  Ready to jump?  Let’s chat!


Ceremony – Only Coordination

investment starting at: $795

The ceremony is arguably the single most stressful and complex element of the wedding day. Few understand the detail involved: from timing, order of processional, recessional, etiquette, usher training, planning the pre-ceremony photograph schedule, when and where the florist will distribute personals, in addition to music, sound checks, VIP seating designation and so much more. Ensuring your rehearsal and ceremony are impeccably planned for and orchestrated prior to the wedding day will help ensure the rest of the wedding day is seamless and that you can actually relax and enjoy your walk down the aisle.  Ready to start that first step down the aisle of planning?  Let’s connect!


Full Service Support

investment starting at: $1695

After an initial interview to assess your spending plan, guest size and event vision goals, we go to work and create a customized budget based on each category for every service, and then solicit custom proposals from the best event supplier for each service who matches your spending plan and goals. We coordinate interviews and appointments with each event partner and make recommendations for all your planning needs. One month prior to your wedding, we provide a custom timeline and production schedule for you. This includes all directions for orchestrating your own rehearsal (or ideally to delegate to someone else who wants to help you), ceremony, and reception, including fill-in –the blank assignments for ushers, guest book attendants and key duties needed at the end of the reception that many miss. This is for the bride and groom who want to plan everything but need professional guidance and coaching to ensure they are maximizing their spending plan as well as benefiting from insider knowledge on some of the “tricks of the trade” in a complex industry.  We have all your resources and over 600 weddings’ experience as a third-generation Santa Barbaran. You tell us what you are looking for, we go to work to set your foundation and then coach you throughout the process.  Ready to start a working partnership with a wedding pro and relieve some stress?  Contact us now, we look forward to hearing your vision!


*please note: many venues require a minimum of “month-of” professional wedding planning services for both ceremony and reception; therefore The Affordable Wedding Planning Series may not applicable to these venues; however, an upgrade in our services (with a pro-rated credit) is available should you find yourself booked at one of these venues after contracting one of our Affordable Wedding Planning packages.