Allison's Events by Michelle Austin, TX Wedding Planner

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Office: (512) 267-4544
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Packages

A. Just the Basics
B. Beyond the Basics
C. The Allison Classic
D. The Allison Classic Plus
E. Destination Weddings/Cruise Ship Weddings

Initial Complimentary Meeting
This meeting is included with each service or  with  each package and is the perfect way to determine if Allison’s Events by Michelle special event consultants are the right fit for your personality, your style and your event. Designed to be a comfortable, casual meeting specifically to come together to understand each other, we will touch on your wedding goals, ideas, style, preferences, budget and many other topics that pertain to your event. This discussion will be as detailed as you want it to be. If we both feel that we can work well together then we set up our in depth Complimentary Consultation. After this meeting you are allowed unlimited calls and e-mails to answer any questions or concerns that we may not have covered in our meeting. Our Initial Complementary meeting will include the following brief discussions:

  • Presentation and explanation of your bridal profile
  • Budget concerns and expectations
  • Discuss guest list limitations determined by budget size
  • Style, vision and ideas for your wedding
  • Review decoration ideas, vision and colors
  • Discuss your overall wedding goals
  • Review portfolio of Allison’s Events by Michelle previous events
  • Explanation of Allison’s Events by Michelle services
  • Review and discuss Allison’s Events by Michelle contract
  • Review venue choices and options
  • Discuss optional payment plans

Just the Basics "Day of"
Package A / package price $1,500

This is the perfect simple “Day Of” package for the organized, detailed bridal couple who has the time and desire to take care of all the wedding planning and details themselves but feel that they need guidance; advice and direction from someone with experience along the way and needs a coordinator to attend and direct the rehearsal, wedding and reception. This package is designed to get you started on the right foot and includes three distinct meetings after the complimentary Consultation.

For those with family support the attendance of the wedding consultant at the rehearsal, wedding and wedding reception can be removed for a discounted package priced at $650.

In- depth Consultation for Planning and Guidance
(scheduled after receipt of signed contract and deposit)

• Completion of your bridal profile
• High level discussion of your budget according to package chosen
• Review your ideas and vision for the wedding and reception
• Review desired locations, options along with pro’s and con’s of each site
• Venue insight, advise, comparisons and recommendations
• Review style, theme, color choices and size of wedding
• Share our creative ideas and suggestions to compliment your style
• Review and discuss your desired vendors
• Vendor referrals that fit your needs and budget
• Customized task list provided after meeting

Midway Planning and Guidance Meeting

• Review Vendors selected for services, review services included by each
• Review Venue selected and discuss floor plan, rain plan and layout
• Review items included in Venue contract
• Provide customized list of additional items needed
• Discuss additional services needed, such as valet, security,
lighting, beverage, entertainment, etc.
• Advise Client of vendor selections on additional services
• Provide revised task list after meeting
• Provide revised budget and payment worksheet after meeting

Final Planning and Guidance Meeting with Review of overall Plan

• Review all contracts and discuss to ensure no detail has been overlooked
• Finalize Vendor List and times of deliveries
• Provide detailed timeline and floor plan
• Highlight and discuss items needed to be included in Timeline
• Discuss wedding ceremony, design and style as well as musical selections
• Discuss who will perform each task at the ceremony
• Design lineup of wedding party and discuss cueing

Wedding Rehearsal

• Wedding Consult will attend for one hour
• Direct rehearsal flow, advice, coordinate and suggest ceremony details
• Discuss who will be responsible for rings and other ceremony duties
• Transport items from rehearsal to wedding (size limits apply)

Wedding Day

• Wedding Consultant will attend / arriving 2-3 hours prior to wedding start time
• Direct Wedding Ceremony and Reception
• Over see vendor arrival / main point of contact for vendors
• Ensure décor is set according to plan
• Transport items from ceremony to reception (size limits apply)
• Direct reception flow with introduction of bride and groom, first dance, cake cutting and toast
• Design, direct and plan bride and grooms exit
• Deliver snacks and beverages to wedding party (additional fee for snacks and beverages)
• Distribute any remaining payments or gratuities to vendors as needed
• Pin flowers on family and attendants, distribute bouquets and oversee all other floral placements
•Bustle bridal gown for reception (must be shown how by seamstress)
• Ensure timeline is followed and according to plan
• Handle any discrepancies, last minute details, bridal party issues or tardy vendors as needed
• Set-up items: toasting glasses, cake cutter, guest book, place cards, photo’s, etc.
• Box up all remaining cake and prepare to go meal if needed, distribute favors to guests.
• Help load gifts, personal items and keepsake items into designated vehicles and to assigned persons

Note:
Included in the basic package are 3 phone calls and 3 e-mails before or after each meeting. References provided upon request. Always included in packages: Use of Wedding Emergency kit, Allison’s Events by Michelle Tool Box.

We recommend additional assistants for large events and for events with extensive detail, decorating and set-up requirements. Priced upon request. top of page

Beyond the Basics
Package B/ package price $1,900

This is our most comprehensive Day-of package and is the perfect package for the bridal couple that wants a life outside of planning the wedding, yet still feels that they want to be in control. This package eliminates the stress of selecting the right vendors and adds the fun back into getting married. From the moment of engagement, you, your fiancé and your family can relax and enjoy the journey. This package includes everything from Just the Basics / Package A / plus the attendance at most venue and vendor meeting.

In- depth Consultation for Planning and Guidance
(scheduled after receipt of signed contract and deposit)

• Completion of your bridal profile
• High level discussion of your budget according to package chosen
• Review your ideas and vision for the wedding and reception
• Review desired locations, options along with pro’s and con’s of each site
• Venue insight, advise, comparisons and recommendations
• Review style, theme, color choices and size of wedding
• Share our creative ideas and suggestions to compliment your style
• Review and discuss your desired vendors
• Vendor referrals that fit your needs and budget
• Customized task list provided after meeting
• Client will arrange vendor meetings and consultant will attend up to 3 meetings
• Client will arrange venue previews and consultant will attend up to 3 previews
• Determine your goals for the wedding
• Create a personalized design concept
• Assist with design of Wedding and Grooms cakes
• Offer Guidance with proper etiquette when needed
• Provide information on obtaining marriage license on request

Midway Planning and Guidance Meeting

• Review Vendors selected for services, review services included by each
• Review Venue selected and discuss floor plan, rain plan and layout
• Review items included in Venue contract
• Provide customized list of additional items needed
• Discuss additional services needed, such as valet, security, lighting, beverage, entertainment, etc.
• Advise Client of vendor selections on additional services
• Provide revised task list after meeting
• Provide revised budget and payment worksheet after meeting

Final Planning and Guidance Meeting with Review of overall Plan

• Review all contracts and discuss to ensure no detail has been overlooked
• Finalize Vendor List and times of deliveries
• Advise on structure of Timeline
• Highlight and discuss items needed to be included in Timeline
• Discuss wedding ceremony, design and style as well as musical selections
• Discuss who will perform each task at the ceremony
• Design lineup of wedding party and discuss cueing
• Design and supply detailed Timeline after meeting
• Schedule and attend on-site planning meeting with Venue
• Schedule and attend on-site planning meeting with Caterer, Florist and other vendors
• Design floor plan for reception
• Wedding ceremony consultation, guidance and design

Wedding Rehearsal

• Wedding Consult will attend for one and one half hour
• Direct rehearsal flow, advice, coordinate and suggest ceremony details
• Discuss who will be responsible for rings and other ceremony duties
• Transport items from rehearsal to wedding (size limits apply)

Wedding Day

• Wedding Consultant will attend / arriving 2-3 hours prior to wedding start time
• Direct Wedding Ceremony and Reception
• Over see vendor arrival / main point of contact for vendors
• Ensure décor is set according to plan
• Transport items from ceremony to reception (size limits apply)
• Direct reception flow with introduction of bride and groom, first dance, cake cutting and toast
• Design, direct and plan bride and grooms exit
• Deliver snacks and beverages to wedding party (additional fee for snacks and beverages)
• Distribute any remaining payments or gratuities to vendors as needed
• Assist florist Pinning flowers on family and attendants, distribute bouquets and oversee all
other floral placements when needed
• Bustle bridal gown for reception (must schedule appointment with seamstress)
• Ensure timeline is followed and according to plan
• Handle any discrepancies, last minute details, bridal party issues or tardy vendors as needed
• Set-up items: toasting glasses, cake cutter, guest book, place cards, photo’s, etc.
• Box up all remaining cake, prepare to go meal if needed, distribute favors to guests.
• Help load gifts, personal items and keepsake items into designated vehicles and to assigned persons

 Note:
Included in the Beyond the Basics Package are unlimited phone calls and e-mails along with 5 discretionary hours to use as you see fit.  Always included in packages: Use of Wedding Emergency Kit, Allison’s Events by Michelle Tool Box.

We recommend additional assistants for large events and for events with extensive detail, decorating and set-up requirements. Priced upon request. top of page

The Allison Classic
Package C / package price $3,900

This is our most popular and comprehensive package. Many clients like the convenience of adding on al-la-carte services to customize this package to fit their needs. In this package we take charge of your event and eliminate all the pressure and stress of designing the perfect flawless day, but with your style and taste in mind. We design the look, schedule and accompany you to appointments, assist with your attire selection, direct the rehearsal and orchestrate a beautiful ceremony and reception down to the last detail.

 In- depth Complimentary Consultation for Planning and Guidance
(scheduled after receipt of signed contract and deposit)

• Completion of your bridal profile
• High level discussion of your budget according to package chosen
• Review your ideas and vision for the wedding and reception
• Review desired locations, options along with pro’s and con’s of each site
• Venue insight, advise, comparisons and recommendations
• Review style, theme, color choices and size of wedding
• Share our creative ideas and suggestions to compliment your style
• Review and discuss your desired vendors
• Vendor referrals that fit your needs and budget
• Customized task list provided after meeting
• Arrange and attend all vendor meetings (limit 5 appointments)
• Arrange and attend Venue previews (limit 5 previews)
• Determine your goals for the wedding
• Create a personalized design concept
• Planning, development and management of wedding budget
• Monthly review of budget and revise as needed
• Prepare calendar of payments, deadlines and appointments
• Provide complete wedding planning checklist
• Act as liaison between you and all vendors
• Assist with design of Wedding and Grooms cakes
• Offer Guidance with proper etiquette
• Provide information on obtaining marriage license upon request
• Recommend State of the Art Lighting and Audio applications
• Provide list of accommodations for out of town guests
• Accompany bride and groom to choose attire for the wedding

Midway Planning and Guidance Meeting

• Review Vendors selected for services, review services included by each
• Review Venue selected and discuss floor plan, rain plan and layout
• Review items included in Venue contract
• Provide customized list of additional items needed
• Discuss additional services needed, such as valet, security, lighting, beverage, entertainment, etc.
• Advise Client of vendor selections on additional services
• Provide revised task list after meeting
• Provide revised budget and payment worksheet after meeting
• Vendor follow-up and confirmations
• Review all vendor contracts and discuss
• Review wedding checklist and revise
• Discuss Favors for reception
• Assist with selection, ideas and wording for invitations, programs and save the date cards
• Assist with design and wording of menu cards and place cards
• Assist with design of seating chart

Final Planning and Guidance Meeting with Review of overall Plan

• Review all contracts and discuss to ensure no detail has been overlooked
• Finalize vendor list and times of deliveries
• Advise on structure of timeline
• Highlight and discuss items needed to be included in timeline
• Discuss wedding ceremony, design and style as well as musical selections
• Discuss who will perform each task at the ceremony
• Design lineup of wedding party and discuss cueing
• Design and supply detailed timeline after meeting
• Schedule and attend on-site planning meeting with venue
• Schedule and attend on-site planning meeting with caterer, florist and other vendors
• Design floor plan for reception
• Wedding ceremony consultation, guidance and design
• Rehearsal consultation, suggestions, guidance and design
• Make arrangements to meet with groom and his parents to plan and design rehearsal dinner

Final Walk-through

• Meet at venue to discuss and finalize floor plan, menu and rain plan
• Meet with florist to review plan and design for wedding and reception
• Meet with caterer and bar beverage service to finalize plans

Wedding Rehearsal

• Wedding Consultant will attend for one and one half hours
• Direct rehearsal flow, advice, coordinate and suggest ceremony details
• Discuss who will be responsible for rings and other ceremony duties
• Transport items from rehearsal to wedding (size limits apply)

Wedding Day

• Wedding Consultant will attend / arriving 2-3 hours prior to wedding start time
• Direct Wedding Ceremony and Reception
• Over see vendor arrival / main point of contact for vendors
• Ensure décor is set according to plan
• Transport items from ceremony to reception (size limits apply)
• Direct reception flow with introduction of bride and groom, first dance, cake cutting and toast
• Design, direct and plan bride and grooms exit
• Deliver snacks and beverages to wedding party (additional fee for snacks and beverages)

Wedding Day continued

• Distribute any remaining payments or gratuities to vendors as needed
• Assist Florist Pinning flowers on family and attendants, distribute bouquets and
oversee all other floral placements
• Bustle bridal gown for reception (must schedule appointment with seamstress)
• Ensure timeline is followed and according to plan
• Handle any discrepancies, last minute details, bridal party issues or tardy vendors as needed
• Set-up items: toasting glasses, cake cutter, guest book, place cards, photo’s, etc.
• Box up all remaining cake, prepare to go meal if needed, and distribute favors to guests.
• Help load gifts, personal items and keepsake items into designated vehicles and to assigned persons

 Note:
Included in the Allison Classic Package are unlimited phone calls and e-mails . Always included in packages: Use of Wedding Emergency kit, Allison’s Events by Michelle Tool Box.

We recommend adding a second wedding assistant for weddings of 100 or more guests. For intensive décor and set-up, more staff may be required. Extra staffing priced upon request. top of page

The Allison Classic Plus
package D / prices beginning at $5,900

This package was designed with the out-of town bridal couple and the career couple in mind. When your life is simply too busy to handle the hours and hours of planning that weddings require, choose this package for a stress free event. We review all your wedding wishes and requirements, take charge of your budget and make all the decisions, hire all the vendors, negotiate all your contracts, create your wedding décor, handle etiquette issues, favors, welcome baskets, hotel rooms, transportation, rehearsal dinner, invitations, save the day cards. In addition we include post wedding day services that include the return of rental items, return of Tuxedo rentals, florist supplies, cake stands and cake pieces, deliver wedding dress to cleaners for cleaning and preservation. You can be as involved or un-involved as you wish. We supply you with weekly e-mail updates and phone calls to keep up informed of our progress. We include unlimited meetings, e-mails and phone calls. Sit back, relax and allow us to do all the work exactly as if you had done it yourself.

Initial In depth Complimentary Consultation for Planning and Guidance
(scheduled after receipt of signed contract and deposit)

• Completion of your bridal profile in detail
• High level discussion of your budget
• Discussion of your wedding priorities
• Review your ideas and vision for the wedding and reception
• Review desired locations, options along with pro’s and con’s of each site
• Venue insight, advise, comparisons and recommendations
• Review style, theme, color choices and size of wedding
• Share our creative ideas and suggestions to compliment your style
• Review and discuss your desired vendors
• Vendor referrals that fit your needs and budget
• Customized task list provided after meeting
• Arrange and attend all vendor meetings
• Arrange and attend Venue previews
• Determine your goals for the wedding
• Create a personalized design concept
• Planning, development and management of wedding budget
• Monthly review of budget and revise as needed
• Prepare calendar of payments and deadlines
• Provide complete wedding planning checklist
• Act as go-to person with all vendors
• Design of Wedding and Grooms cakes
• Offer Guidance with proper etiquette if requested
• Provide information on obtaining marriage license
• Recommend and arrange State of the Art Lighting and Audio applications
• Provide list of accommodations for out of town guests
• Arrange room blocks for all out of town guests
• Accompany bride and groom to choose attire for the wedding

Midway Planning and Guidance Meeting

• Review Vendors selected for services, review services included by each
• Review Venue selected and discuss floor plan, rain plan and layout
• Review items included in Venue contract
• Provide customized list of additional items needed
• Advise client of additional services needed, such as valet, security, lighting, beverage, entertainment, etc.
• Advise Client of vendor selections on additional services
• Provide revised task list after meeting
• Provide revised budget and payment worksheet after meeting
• Vendor follow-up and confirmations
• Review all vendor contracts and discuss
• Provide wedding checklist
• Discuss Favors for reception
• Design selection, ideas and wording for invitations, programs and save the date cards
• Design layout and wording of menu cards and place cards
• Design of seating chart

Final Planning and Guidance Meeting with Review of overall Plan
(30 days prior to wedding)

• Review all contracts and discuss to ensure no detail has been overlooked
• Finalize Vendor List and times of deliveries
• Advise on structure of Timeline
• Highlight and discuss items needed to be included in Timeline
• Discuss wedding ceremony, design and style as well as musical selections
• Discuss who will perform each task at the ceremony
• Design lineup of wedding party and discuss cueing
• Design and supply detailed Timeline after meeting
• Schedule and attend on-site planning meeting with Venue
• Schedule and attend on-site planning meeting with Caterer, Florist and other vendors
• Design floor plan for reception
• Wedding ceremony consultation, guidance and design
• Rehearsal consultation, suggestions, guidance and design
• Make arrangements to meet with groom and his parents to plan and design rehearsal dinner

Final Walk-through

• Meet at venue to discuss and finalize floor plan, menu and rain plan
• Meet with Florist to review plan and design for wedding and reception
• Meet with caterer and bar beverage service to finalize plans

Wedding Rehearsal

• Wedding Consultant will attend for one and one half hours
• Direct rehearsal flow, advice, coordinate and suggest ceremony details
• Discuss who will be responsible for rings and other ceremony duties
• Transport items from rehearsal to wedding (size limits apply)

Wedding Day

• Wedding Consultant will attend / arriving 2-3 hours prior to wedding start time
• Direct Wedding Ceremony and Reception
• Over see vendor arrival / main point of contact for vendors
• Ensure décor is set according to plan
• Transport items from ceremony to reception (size limits apply)
• Direct reception flow with introduction of bride and groom, first dance, cake cutting and toast
• Design, direct and plan bride and grooms exit
• Deliver snacks and beverages to wedding party (additional fee for snacks and beverages)
• Distribute any remaining payments or gratuities to vendors as needed
• Assist florist with pinning flowers on family and attendants, distribute bouquets and oversee all other floral placements
• Bustle bridal gown for reception (must attend final fitting with seamstress)
• Ensure timeline is followed and according to plan
• Handle any discrepancies, last minute details, bridal party issues or tardy vendors as needed

Wedding Day continued

• Set-up items: toasting glasses, cake cutter, guest book, place cards, photo’s, etc.
• Prepare to-go meals for bride and groom
• Box up all remaining cake, prepare to go meal if needed, and distribute favors to guests.
• Help load gifts, personal items and keepsake items into designated vehicles and to assigned persons

Note:
Included in the Allison Classic Plus Package are unlimited phone calls and e-mails. Always included in packages: Use of Wedding Emergency kit, Allison’s Events by Michelle Tool Box.

We recommend that you add additional staff for weddings over 150 guests. For intensive décor and set-up, more staff may be required. Extra staffing priced upon request. top of page

Destination Weddings / Cruise Ship Weddings
prices starting at $3,500

The number one trend in weddings today are destination weddings! Second in line are cruise ship weddings. Envision a white sand beach, an elegant cruise liner, A castle in Europe, maybe a tropical island waterfall as your back drop.

Our wedding consultants are independent consultants….we don’t work for resorts, Cruise lines or travel agencies…we work for you. You will always have an experienced professional giving you unbiased guidance and opinions. We will assist with all aspects of your destination wedding and guide you to a resort or cruise line that’s right for you, your family and your guests. Our services vary from client to client. Please call with your wedding needs and location, we will do some research and give you an estimate for our services in the destination of your choice.

Prices beginning at $3500 plus travel expenses and a customized quote will be provided after your inital consultation and may include any or all services listed in packages C or D. top of page

 
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