What is it like to work with Weddings Down the Shore Events?
What style of communication can we expect? What's the vibe? How does this work?
First, know that I absolutely love what I do. I love it hard....Love who I do it for, who I do it with...All of it. Love!
I believe that wedding planning and event design is a collaboration on all levels. First, we talk through the broad strokes of who you are and what you want from your experience. What do you want the event to look like, to feel like? We start with sweeping gestures; seasonality, the time of day, possible locations. Next, we apply a sensory approach as we begin to explore colors, textures, sounds and smells that you want featured. Slowly, these elements come together to create an immersive experience that can only be described as utterly you.
The environment we create together is the most important thing. We live in a visual society. What your space looks like matters. The things people will see and hear, touch and taste matter! This is where we will start, and where we will spend the bulk of our time. While we will seek inspiration from wedding blogs, magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram, your wedding must be your own! And for that reason, some of our designs will be EXCLUSIVE or described, and not seen in real life. Scared? Don't be! This is where we do our best work, and it's in these moments that you allow yourself to be delighted and surprised.
Our partners will bring together the absolute finest linens, chairs, and florals. We set the mood with lighting. All of the parts come together and establish the whole, working in unison so that walking into your room is like coming home, but to a world that has bent to your will.
Everything is unlimited; phone calls, emails, and text messages. Some of our clients are very tech-social, and like to share via Instagram Direct Messages. Others prefer in person meetings over coffee or lunch. Whatever works for you is what we will do. We will have phone calls. We will have meetings. We will text, trade, and hopefully have fun.
Let's have a good time!
But let's also respect the work we are doing together. Communication is constant and comprehensive. Any inquiries and questions will be responded to within 48 hours. Proposals and contracts will be reviewed and sent to you clean, with utter transparency. I am here for you, always.
The world is shrinking, and the very best people are at your fingertips online. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to develop relationships with the most insanely talented creatives. There is one common thread that we all share; we are obsessed with what we do!
Together, we work as a team. And that team is always changing based on the style and needs of the client we serve. As I learn more about you, I will place you with the vendors best suited to exceed your expectations. Trust that each person who joins our team is a master of their craft.
Our creative partners are our lifeline; the back bone upon which we build our events. Together we share ideas, support one another, and work in a way that allows us to stretch, grow, and create. We will place you with the right people at the right time, in order to create a just right outcome.
Have a relationship with someone we've yet to work with? We will welcome them with open arms. You trust them, and we trust you! Therefore, we welcome them to the planning family and are thrilled to have them on our team.
The weddings you see and love here range in price, with the pricing being impacted by the location, the number of guests, menu selections, and your specific taste and style. With such a broad base, where do we begin? Some of our clients like to create the event, and we price it based on the dream. Others come to me with a budget, and we design to that level, always including special little touches that set the day apart from the rest.
I believe that you make your best decisions when you have all of the information. Let's have a direct conversation about your investment. I'll assess what you need, develop an overall budget, and provide you with a custom quote. And remember, we're just talking, but this is where it begins...
I know people are "old school" and want to see a breakdown of what services we offer....see below for most!!
-Full Service Luxury Wedding Planning
-Partial Event Planning & Full Wedding Day Coverage
-Wedding Concept & Design
-Hotel Rooms Blocks
-Invitations & Save the Dates Design
-Catering & Menu Design
-Floral & Event Production
-Décor & Rentals
-Lighting & Atmosphere
-Linen Selection & Tablescape Design
-Rehearsal Dinners/Welcome Receptions
-Cake Design....and MORE!!
A wedding is a celebration of a commitment that already exists.
With so many wedding planners and event designers available, you've found your way to me...It is very important to me that every couple has the most memorable and magical night of their life! Just like the commitment to ideas, I make the same commitment to you. I promise to be there from the beginning 'til the end, bring in new ideas and inspiration, and to make sure every detail is perfected. My job is to take your idea and transform it into an environment unlike anything you have ever seen. After all, we aren't just planning your wedding. We are creating memories.
FACTS ABOUT ME
I earned my Culinary Arts and Marketing Degree from TCNJ.
I worked on Iconic Projects like The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Flower Show In NYC, setting up new store shop installations during my 14 year tenure with Macy's.
I spent Five years at the beautiful Golden Inn/Icona Resort in Avalon helping couples create their dream weddings.
I am so fortunate to now create unique experiences for unique people for the last 8 years at my own company with a dedicated team by my side.
I adore all animals...especially my dog Coco
I LOVE the magic of Disney and the Florida Sunshine
Family is the Greatest Gift
We could not have done it without Michael! If you are planning a wedding down the shore the first thing you should do is bring Michael on board. He & his team are phenomenal! Michael helped us plan a traditional large wedding at a venue. When the pandemic hit we had to cancel our large dream wedding. We still wanted to get married at our family shore house, who helped us make it happen? Michael! He keeps your interest in mind, is thoughtful, caring, responsive, genuine, kind & so much more. Every vendor he connected us with was incredible and spot-on to what we wanted. Regardless of a pandemic, multiple changes in wedding size, venue, and food, he stuck by us and made sure our day was absolutely perfect! Thank you Michael & Weddings Down The Shore!
-Sara & Jon
One of our Fav's