Sonnet Weddings

Nobody ever said wedding preparation was all sunshine and rainbows, but for the ladies behind Sonnet Weddings and Events, it comes pretty close. Maddie and Melissa bring their energy and positivity into each wedding they plan. With a shared background in events and theater, you’re in safe hands with these planners and designers.

“If you could use some stress reduction in the planning process, we’re here for that,” Maddie says. “We’ll provide local advice, suggestion, and expertise to help you take ideas and turn them into a wedding day.”

Picking The One

But how to go about choosing a wedding planner? They are one of the most important people you interact with within the lead-up to the wedding, short of your partner, of course. Sonnet Weddings says it all comes down to that gut feeling you have with them – and a little Instagram snooping doesn’t hurt! Take time to watch their videos and look through their feed. Make sure they are compatible with your budget goals. Then schedule appointments with the designers you vibe with the most.

Creative genius

So you wouldn’t consider yourself creative, but you know you want a wedding to remember. How do you go about pulling it all together when you aren’t sure where to begin? Never fear. The planners at Sonnet Weddings have you covered.

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“We plan fun weddings,” Melissa says. “We love color and incorporating our client’s obsessions, from pets to hobbies to their love stories. Making the day feel ultra-special is one of our number one goals.”

Budget-conscious with Sonnet Weddings

Maddie and Melissa aren’t ones to take a sky-is-the-limit approach to finances. While all of their packages offer a different level of budgeting assistance, they work to help you prioritize the important things and spend your wedding fund accordingly.

“There are all sorts of emotional aspects to budget planning for your wedding, from dealing with class issues to different family values and support levels,” they say. “We do our best to prepare you for those and offer support through them.”

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They even offer free resources for any bride who needs them! Check out their Instagram story highlights called “budget tips”. There they provide real wedding expense breakdowns to help you get an idea of what to expect cost-wise.

Embracing Inclusivity and Diversity

No matter who you are or how you identify, the team at Sonnet Weddings is happy to work with you and make your wedding day perfect. Everyone on staff is an LGBTQIA+ ally and is respectful of all gender identities and expressions. Love is love.

Maddie and Melissa do not have a preferred list of suppliers. You are welcome to work with who best fits your needs for your ceremony and reception. Should you need suggestions, the team works to connect clients with local vendors from all different walks of life. Sonnet Weddings prides itself on promoting black-owned businesses, gay-owned businesses, LGBTQIA+ friendly businesses, women-owned businesses, and size-inclusive businesses.

Decisions, decisions, decisions! Sonnet Weddings Packages

Whether you are a hands on fiancé or prefer to let someone else handle the details, Sonnet Weddings has a package that will fit your needs.

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Full-Service Package

The full-service package includes selection and coordination of all vendors and spaces, creation and management of your budget, custom design direction, specialty rentals, timeline and rain plan creation, rehearsal and day-of coordination, as well as favor and welcome bag construction. They’ll also donate the leftover floral arrangements to the nursing home or nonprofit of your choice. This package totals $4350.

Planning and Design Package

For this package, Maddie or Melissa will assist and coordinate with design vendors such as venues, florists, rentals, bakers, designers, and lighting. They’ll also create a ten-page design direction custom to your day. You receive free use of their specialty rentals, as well as a wedding timeline, rain plan, ad layout. Finally, they’ll run your rehearsal and day of activities. This package costs $2500.

Month Of and Day Of Packages

Booking their Month Of plan gives couples free use of Sonnet Weddings specialty rentals. It also includes personalized vendor recommendations, timeline/rain plan/layout creation, and rehearsal/day of coordination. You can expect to pay $1550 for these services.

The day of package provides supervision and management during the rehearsal and wedding day with Melissa. It also includes vendor recommendations, as well as a comprehensive planning resource guide. The total price of this package is $950.

Get together with Sonnet Weddings!

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Interested in learning more about working with Maddie and Melissa? Reach out at or and make sure to tell them Vinson Images sent you! You can also check them out at their website or on Instagram @sonnetweddings.

What Now?

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!