Your love story is extraordinary
YOUR WEDDING PLANNING EXPERIENCE
SHOULD BE, TOO.
THE VIP NJ WEDDING PLANNING EXPERIENCE
We curate each event to reflect your style and personality – no two weddings are alike. We take great pride in creating authentic moments that your guests will talk about for years to come.
Communication is vital, and we strive to establish open lines of communication with all vendors involved in the wedding and the marriers. We are confident in bringing your vision to life with our creative ideas, attention to detail, and expert organization.
We also offer VIP benefits for each wedding, including access to a private client virtual office and exclusive wedding inclusions. With these tools, you can easily track budgets, communicate with vendors, store inspiration boards, delegate tasks, and more!
Step 1: Let’s Get to Know Each Other
We invite you to fill out our inquiry form. You will receive a response from us within 48 – 72 hours with additional information. If we are available for your date, we will provide you with a link to schedule a chat so we can get to know each other. We can’t wait to meet you and learn more about your vision!
Step 2: Let’s Get Creative
After your initial consultation, we will provide you with a proposal for your service collection. We will have a client kick-off call to hit the ground running about 2 – 4 weeks after receiving your initial deposit to save your date. Before the call, there is a questionnaire to complete so we may gather all of your information and important documents. On our first call, we discuss the details and what you have achieved thus far. We also walk you through your virtual office and have a curated checklist of the next steps.
Step 3: Wedding Preparation & Design
We bring your vision to life by creating mood boards, drafting timelines, and reviewing vendor contracts. During this time, we will coordinate meetings with vendors and guide you in selecting your wedding professionals. We also provide a design concept for the wedding day tailored specifically to you! Throughout the entire process, you will have access to our interactive platform so we can stay organized throughout our planning period. We make sure you have all the tools, resources, and guidance to make your wedding planning experience a fun & enjoyable one.
Step 4: Pre-Wedding Details & Rehearsal
As the big day draws nearer, all those tiny details come into play! After confirming all details with each vendor and having a timeline and floor plan, a rehearsal will be scheduled for everyone involved. We ensure that all our ducks are in line and that there are no missed items or mistakes at any point leading up to your wedding.
Step 5: Your Wedding Day!
Dee Kay Events promises a hassle-free day filled with fun, laughter, and love – just as it should be! On your wedding day, we ensure everything runs smoothly and according to the plan. Our team manages all the details so you can enjoy your special day without worry. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are in the hands of professionals who care deeply about creating an unforgettable experience.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
01. Are you a planner, designer, or coordinator?
We are all three! Our experienced team is here to provide you with the highest service and expertise. We offer complete wedding planning services, from concept to execution.
To learn more about the difference between each, click here to read our blog “NJ Wedding Planner, Coordinator, or Designer? Which do you need.”
02. What sets you apart from other wedding planners?
At Dee Kay Events, we pride ourselves on being a team of experienced, organized, and fun professionals with the marriers’ best interests in mind. We are passionate about creating an unforgettable experience for each of our clients by providing them with stress-free planning and exceptional customer service throughout the entire process.
We also believe in genuine connection and authenticity. All ll of our past clients are considered a part of our family. We offer our clients an experience that is much more than just planning a wedding. Please think of us as the aunt you can always count on for advice and who never fails to slip a few extra bucks into your birthday card.
Ultimately, what sets us apart is our commitment to creating a luxurious yet authentically YOU wedding experience filled with joy and love beyond compare. Let’s chat soon about how we can make your special day unforgettable!
03. What do you specialize in?
We specialize in creating stress-free and memorable planning and design while focusing on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our goal is to make the planning process enjoyable, and most importantly, we will be there with you every step of the way! We have extensive knowledge of luxury weddings, tented weddings, intimate micro weddings, destination weddings, and everything in between. Every event or location is manageable for us!
04. What geographic areas do you serve?
We are NJ wedding planners based out of Monmouth County and serve clients mainly at the Jersey Shore and surrounding areas. We do, however, take on limited destination weddings.
05. Do you travel to other cities and countries for weddings?
Yes, we do! We are proud to travel and work with couples from all over the world. We understand that planning a destination wedding is no small feat, so we are here to help you every step of the way. From coordinating your vendors to designing the perfect event aesthetic, our team has experience creating incredible weddings across the United States and abroad.
Currently, we have a limit to serving destination weddings through 2025. Please inquire early about your destination wedding. We want to make sure you have the best possible experience and that we can accommodate your needs.
06. How much day-of coverage do we need?
With our detailed timelines and preparation before the wedding, most couples feel comfortable with our planners arriving in the middle of getting ready, which is usually right when photography and cinema also begin.
As we journey through planning, most couples will feel comfortable with us being present during the final getting-ready details through introductions at the venue. However, depending on the timeline and what is vital to our clients, we may need an additional assistant to cover different areas, such as set-up, guiding hotel guest transportation, etc. At the same time, the lead planners take care of the marriers before and after the ceremony. We ensure everything is handled before we leave the venue, so you can enjoy your first married moments!
07. Do you design and produce tented weddings?
Of course! We offer curated design and styling services that bring your vision to life throughout your space. We tailor anything from tents, lounge furniture, and luxury linens precisely as you want to create a one-of-a-kind memory for all of your guests! We will help you create something unique that will leave your guests in awe.
We will work together to ensure the ideal layout and design is perfect for your special day! We will discuss additional costs added to your base collections due to the nature of tented wedding production spanning over a few days. We understand that this often requires further planning and coordination. Contact us today to chat more about our tented wedding collections.
08. How much are design services only?
Design services are exclusive to our full and partial planning collections. Please inquire to see how we can help.
09. What do your planning & design collections cost?
We understand that each wedding is unique, and therefore, the design cost varies from client to client depending on the size of the wedding, the timeline, and other factors. All of our collections are curated specifically for each client.
Our Partial Planning Collection begins at $6850, and most clients invest between $8750 – $11,000 for Partial Planning.
Our Full Planning Collection begins at $8750, and most clients invest between $11,000 – $13,750 for Full Planning.
Our rates depend on how much the clients have completed before hiring us and how much help they need in the remaining months. Your investment in our team will be on-site for up to 8 hours on your wedding day to ensure that every detail runs smoothly and you can fully enjoy your day!
We are your insurance policy of happiness.
10. What is not included in your collections?
While all of our collection supports you throughout the wedding planning process, certain services are not included based on your level of planning. They will be considered add-ons with additional charges.
Some items not included are:
- Creation of Speciality Décor and Details
- Purchase of Décor such as invitations, table numbers, etc.
- Design, Production & Delivery of Welcome Gifts
- Rehearsal Dinner Design, Planning & Coordination
- Day After Brunch Design, Planning & Coordination
- Additional Events, such as Showers, Bachelorette/Bachelorette Parties
- Invitation Design or Additional Stationery Needs
- Putting Together & Stuffing Invitations
- RSVP Tracking
Additional costs may include rental items you may want to add to your wedding, such as lounge furniture, linens, special lighting, additional draping, etc. We do not provide any of these items. Our full and partial collections are a service and do not include any décor items, flowers, etc. We recommend items or businesses to purchase from, and our clients place the orders.
11. Accommodations for the planners needed?
Once we start planning and confirm details on rehearsal, the night before, the day after, etc., hotel accommodation may be necessary at an additional cost. They are usually unnecessary if the venue is close to our studio. For example, if our clients would feel better that we were at the hotel the night before the wedding to ease any anxiety, then accommodation is needed.
12. When do clients typically book?
Our best advice is to book your planner before you put down any deposits for any venues or wedding professionals. Typically our clients book up to 15 – 18 months before the wedding date and after booking their venue, so we highly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to get your planning process started.
Full planning clients typically book 15-20 months before a wedding, and partial planning clients will book closer to the wedding, but this is subject to availability.
Tented weddings require a minimum of 12 months before booking due to the nature of tented production spanning multiple days.
13. When do we start working together?
Our first planning kick-off call usually takes place 2 – 4 weeks after receiving your deposit, depending on when you book and our availability during the wedding season.
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