This package is designed for couples who need help finding vendors but enjoy being involved in the planning process. We start by helping you select your venue, which sometimes is the hardest part of all! Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.
There are so many details to keep track of! Our handy planning checklist will help keep you organized. This is formatted as a countdown so you know which things need to be completed first.
Not sure where you'd like to tie the knot or hold your reception? Know what style wedding you'd like, but need help finding the ideal location? Let us help you narrow down your choices so you may choose that perfect place.
Need help in finding a great DJ, florist, baker, or even caterer? Our extensive lists of wedding professionals in the Washington DC area will certainly give you a great start. We can also recommend some of our personal favorites.
Let's face it - the last few weeks before your wedding will be hectic enough without having to double-check your vendors! There are RSVPs, the seating chart, writing thank-you notes for early gifts, and preparing for the rehearsal, among many other things you'll be worrying about. We're here to do as much as we can for you during this busy time so you can focus on the most important reason for your wedding: your fiance!
We will visit your site (with you, if possible) and create a design to fit in with the feel of the event space and your wedding theme. We'll keep track of where the gift table is to be set up, how your guests will flow through the space, what areas need to be decorated, and many other details. This ensures a tailored, well-coordinated style for your special day.
Let us help line up your wedding party and show them how it's done! We also direct ushers and cue music for your processional and recessional.
We help create a basic timeline for you to work off of. On the wedding day, we will ensure your timeline will be followed by the emcee and catering staff. This includes alerting your parents when it's time for their special dances, steering you to the cake when it's time to cut, and alerting the catering staff to pour champagne just before the toasts. We keep things in order and moving so you don't have to!
We arrive at your ceremony site as early as possible to display programs, set up a unity candle or other ceremony items, arrange pew decoration, and give your ushers a last-minute reminder of how to seat guests.
We will decorate your reception site! This may include placing favors at each setting, putting out table numbers, setting out place cards, displaying a guest book, decorating tables, or an assortment of many other different things!
Our role the day of your wedding is to prevent & fix any problems that may arise during your event while helping you maintain a cool composure. This will allow you to enjoy quality time at your wedding reception and enjoy your first few hours of marriage among dear family and friends. We will remain easily accessible to you and your new husband through the entire event in case there are any last minute details you'd like us to attend to on your behalf. We keep things in order and moving so you don't have to! Of course, we love to see our hard work pay off at your beautiful event!
We ensure all your gifts and cards make it into the appropriate car at the end of the evening. We also pack up extra favors, candles, programs, table numbers, and other personal belongings to send home. We'll even put your overnight bags in the limousine before you depart so you can leave your reception knowing nothing is forgotten.
Blue Canary Events will be the first to arrive and the last to leave.
We always travel with a pre-made "emergency kit" which includes items like Shout Wipes, hairspray, safety pins, a sewing kit, scissors, Static Guard, deodorant, straws, Band-Aids, snacks, and many other things you may need on the wedding day.
Don't want children at your wedding? Can't figure out how to address that invitation? We know that invitations, seating arrangements, and even thank-you notes can be tricky sometimes. And those are supposed to be the easy parts! Let us give you some ideas on how to tactfully approach situations that arise during your wedding planning.
Of course you'll need some help along the way! We are always available by phone or email. Also, we plan a few meetings with you before your wedding day to address concerns, track planning progress, catch up on small details, and to get a better feel for your personal style. This can be done over lunch, coffee, dinner-- you choose. We are flexible and love to do this!
* Please note that we require a dedicated assistant for events with more than 200 guests or in two locations. This is a $300 flat fee for the entire day.