Bella Occasione

    Wedding and Event Planner 

Be a guest at your Wedding! 


Destination Wedding

In the past, marrying away from home usually meant eloping. The couple would steal away in the night to flee family disapproval or expectations and tie the knot on their own terms. Today, the idea has shed its stigma and a growing number of couples are hightailing it away from the traditional formal affair to a casual, intimate occasion in their dream honeymoon spot.

These destination weddings involve just the couple; the couple and a select handful of friends and family (often just another couple); or the couple plus enough guests to constitute a bona fide weeklong family -- or college -- reunion. Then, the just-married can take a second week to disappear on their own.

Destination wedding planning is for couples who's chosen to have a getaway dream wedding. It requires releasing control of the small details. Some challenges you encounter when planning destination weddings include coordinating travel among groups and dealing with the vendors. Our commitment is to coordinate every detail for your wedding to ensure every need is satisfied. We'll make sure you feel like a guest at your own wedding! 

The Partial Wedding Planning Package

Designed for couples, who need help finding vendors but enjoy being involved in the planning process.

The partial planning wedding package includes:

  1. Initial consultation with the bride and groom
  2. Unlimited phone and email availability
  3. At least two wedding planning meetings between couple and wedding planner
  4. A bride and groom timeline and checklist
  5. One visit to site of both wedding ceremony and reception to go over set-up
  6. Assistance with site design (selecting a color scheme, theme and style of the wedding)
  7. Wedding etiquette advice
  8. List of preferred vendors as needed for the bride and groom to set appointments with  
  9. A two-hour wedding planning meeting one month before the wedding, which will include:
    1. Wedding ceremony planning, processional, recessional, placement
    2. Preparation of rehearsal and wedding day itinerary to be provided to client and vendors
    3. Final walk-through with the bride and groom at selected sites
    4. Collection and inventory of wedding items to be set-up on wedding day (candles, wedding favors, toasting glasses, serving sets, photographs, guest books, table numbers, programs, seating cards, etc.)

Full Wedding Planner

The Full Wedding Planning Package is specifically designed for couples, who are busy during the day and do not have the necessary extra time to deal with the countless details of the wedding planning process.  Bella Occasione will research and call vendors, visit sites, and suggest creative ideas so you can have the wedding of your dreams without the stress that too often accompanies the wedding planning itself!

The full wedding planning package includes:

-Initial consultation with the bride and groom

-Unlimited phone and email availability

-At least three wedding planning meetings between couple and wedding planner

-Help preparing and understanding the wedding budget

-Preparation of a wedding schedule/timeline and checklists

-Assistance with site tours, selection and booking of wedding ceremony and reception venues

-Assistance with site design (selecting a color scheme, theme and style of the wedding)

-Wedding etiquette advice

-Assistance with selection of wedding attire and accessories, accompaniment to fittings if desired

-Help with finding, negotiating, and booking suitable vendors.

-We will schedule appointments and accompany clients to up to three times

-Coordination of vendors to ensure services/products for the wedding are provided in a timely manner

-Ongoing updates and consultation with the bride and groom about vendors’ services/products

-Assistance with selection of wedding invitations, save-the-date cards, place cards, programs, etc.

-Assistance with tracking RSVPs

-Wedding ceremony planning

-Final walk-through with client at selected sites in the month of the wedding

-Final timelines prepared the month of the wedding.

-Preparation of rehearsal and wedding day itinerary as a timeline to be provided to client and vendor.

-Wedding day assistance

 Day of Wedding Planning

This package is designed especially for couples, who are planning the entire wedding themselves but would like some help managing the actual wedding day. Our wedding planner service will ensure a totally stress-free, enjoyable event for you!