In the age where people feel they can accomplish anything with a bit of Google research, Meredith of Meredith Events is adamant that wedding planning isn’t something to be gleaned from a Youtube search.
“It takes a vast amount of experience to truly grasp what could go wrong on a wedding,” she says. “Planners have seen what works best and can implement ideas and concepts that are often overlooked.”
With eight years of business and well over 100 weddings planned, Meredith Events brings style, creativity, and most importantly experience to each wedding she takes on.
Why Meredith Events?
Long before she did weddings, Meredith specialized in events for the fashion industry. She’s worked with every type of “big” personality out there. So not much can phase her when it comes to last-minute changes or day of crazies.
“A wedding planner provides comfort, organization, and resources to couples,” she says. “It is not just about the day of the wedding. A planner is there every step of the way to ensure a smooth and fun process.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Say It With Style
We mentioned fashion, so what do Meredith Events describe as its aesthetic? Simply put, whatever you envision. Meredith tries to keep her style out of the design so the bride’s vision can flourish. She does, however, have one trademark.
“I do like clean lines and minimalism as much as possible,” she says. “Even my most over-the-top weddings showcase a uniformity that is modus operandi.”
For a bride who wants to be as hands-on as possible in the wedding day preparations, but still would benefit from wedding day management, there is the Darling Package. This package offers more of a focus on concierge service and ceremony/rehearsal production.
It includes design consultation, wedding rehearsal coordination, assistance in creating a wedding timeline and access to planning printables, vendor confirmation, coordination of the day of, and set up/clean up assistance.
In the age of social distancing, Meredith Events knows it’s sometimes hard to get together face to face. The Designer Package works to bridge that gap, giving brides the benefit of full planning services with the convenience of virtual coordination.
This package includes design consulting, vendor sourcing/vetting/virtual meetings, ceremony and reception coordination, wedding timeline and planning printables, vendor confirmation, and set up/clean up assistance.
Meredith Events elite package is for the couple who wants to show up to their wedding and dance the night away, without stressing the small stuff in the lead-up. The Divine Package takes care of every little detail. Like the other packages, it offers coordination on the day of, setup and cleanup assistance, wedding timeline and printables, as well as design consulting. But it goes a step further in offering full vendor sourcing/meeting/consultations, monthly check ins with in person follow-ups, unlimited correspondence, and wedding rehearsal coordination. Your big day will be all joy and no hassle with Meredith Events taking the reins!
Let’s Talk Budgeting
Knowing how much you want to spend is a critical first step in the planning process. According to Meredith, couples typically spend about 10% of their budget on a wedding planner. She advises those she works with to expect to spend about $25,000 on their ceremony and reception.
Have Wedding, Will Travel
Meredith Events specializes in events held in Northwest and Central Arkansas. But they’re willing to go the extra mile for the couples they work with! Those looking to plan an out-of-state wedding can still get the help they need for only an additional $250. Looking at a destination wedding? You’re in luck! Special pricing is available for some destination wedding locations. Details are available upon request.
Pricing for Meredith Events ranges from $1500 – $6000, depending on the package selected. Extra help for set up and take down is available for $150. Reach out on their Contact Us page to chat with their team!
As you drive down the bumpy road of wedding planning, we know an amazing wedding planner will help you navigate the course! As you continue to plan, just make sure to check out our other amazing wedding planning recourses! From our guide to finding the best wedding venue to our free 62-page wedding planning guide! Lastly, don’t forget to fill out our contact form so we can chat about your wedding photography needs!