Four Hours of Day of Event Planning Services
- Our “Day Of” package is a great added benefit to your special event, allowing you to truly relax and enjoy your grand affair. Think of a “Day Of” Coordinator as a personal assistant for your event, not only are we available to set up and add all the finishing touches to your event, but we are also the point of contact for all vendors and available to tear down after the event is over. Our expertise will surely make your event a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
Silver Package with Four Hours of Event Planning Services on Day of Event
- This level of assistance is for events that have completed all the planning and vendor selections up to 4 months prior to their event. All this event needs is design assistance and a professional coordinator to step in and tie the vision together. We use the information that is provided to make sure your event goes exactly as you have planned on the day of your event. Silver package includes 4 hour Day of coordinating additional hours can be added at an additional cost.
Gold Package with Four Hours of Event Planning Services on Day of Event
- This level is for clients who have the basics checked off their list (day, time, design idea, color scheme, and venue) up to 6 months prior to the event but still need some assistance in choosing reputable vendors and a little guidance on how to put it all together, as well as a day of coordinator to keep things organized and running smoothly throughout your planning process. Gold package includes 1 additional in person meeting as well as 4 hour Day of coordinating but additional hours can be added at an additional cost.
Platinum Package with Four Hours of Event Planning Services on Day of Event
- Sit back, relax and enjoy your special event with full-service coordinating. We will work one-on-one via email or over the phone to ensure your event is exactly the way you imagined. We will help keep you on track and on budget. All you have to do is select your preference from the options offered by our professional staff and we will take care of the rest. We take on the hassle so that you can enjoy the event. Platinum package includes 3 additional in person meetings, unlimited calls as well as 4 hour Day of coordinating but additional hours can be added at an additional cost.
All Packages Include:
- 1-hour consultation
- 1 Creative Encores staff
- Unlimited emails
- 1 venue walk through
- Vendor coordination on day of event
- Set up OR tear down assistance
- Food and beverage coordinating
- Event day timeline
- Attending to clients needs
- Day Of emergency kit
- Distribution of final payments and tips to vendors
Wedding Toasts: Dos and Don’ts for the Big Day
Weddings aren’t just a big day for the bride and groom—members of the bridal party are often expected to give toasts. Read up on wedding-toast etiquette before raising your glass.
Engagement parties. Rehearsal dinners. Wedding receptions. At any of these events, at least somebody—whether the couple’s parents, the maid of honor, the best man, or even the bride and groom—will need to give a toast. These tips can help ease the anxiety of giving a memorable speech:
- Tell Inappropriate Stories: Above all, a toast should be casual and celebratory, more a commemoration of a joyful moment than a Friar’s Club roast. To that end, avoid sharing any potentially embarrassing anecdotes or memories that predate the couple—especially when it comes to their exes.
- Crack Jokes About Marriage: Though a little humor is fine—and most audiences expect a joke or two—jokes at the expense of marriage are off limits. Like in any other situation, the old “Take my wife, please!” line will draw more eye-rolls than guffaws. And besides, the day is all about honoring marriage, not tearing it down.
- Make it About You: A toast is no time to hog the spotlight. No one wants to hear the speaker solicit dates, talk about their own good deeds, or read off their entire résumé to potential employers in the audience. Keep the focus on the happy couple.
- Keep it short: There’s no reason why a toast should run more than two or three minutes. It’s even fine to cap it at just a few lines, giving people a chance to finally find out what’s at the bottom of their tables’ Cracker Jack boxes.
- Rehearse: Unless you’re an all-star ad-libber, it’s best to write the speech ahead of time and practice reading it aloud until you’re comfortable doing so. Feel free to bring along notes, but remember to address the entire room and not the paper in front of you.
- Be Yourself: Amid all the expectations of the big speech, don’t try to force yourself to be funny—or even to be poignant. Speak from the heart and be genuine and the love will come through. Still, save truly personal messages for a private conversation.