Professional Wedding Planning – If planning your wedding has you feeling overwhelmed and/or confused, The Whole Nine Yards Wedding Planners can help you for a Key West Destination Wedding.
The Whole Nine Yards primary mission is designed to make every part of planning your Key West wedding faster, easier, and most of all less stressful – all the way from planning your budget to leaving on your honeymoon.
With so many complicated details to manage, you need something that does more than just store information. You need someone to help you stay in control, so that your Key West wedding turns out the way you imagine it, within your budget, and without a lot of stress in the process.
With The Whole Nine Yards Wedding Planners, you will see just how easy your Key West wedding planning can be!
INVITATIONSGet the numbers you need beyond the question of how many people you are sending invitations to. What you really want to know is how many people are going to show up.You will want to know how many of Mahi-Mahi vs. Stuffed Chicken you are going to need to pay for.With our planning services, we give you the numbers you really want.
YOUR WEDDING CHECKLIST We give you a wedding check list that is specifically customized for you.We have the most thorough database of tasks available (over 700 tasks). But what good is a huge list of task on a wedding check list if they do not apply to your situation?
Instead of burying you in useless work, we will build a customized wedding check list for you, based on your religious preferences (if any) and the specific events you are planning.
We can even scale the wedding check list of tasks to fit your time frame, whether that is 12 months or 8 weeks.
WEDDING AND RECEPTION SEATING Seating that is not musical chairs – Our seating organizer shows you your tables – rectangular or round, with the right placement of chairs. It lets you place your guests in the chairs you would like them to have.
A good wedding planner can even generate your place cards and table cards for your seating, and creating text that is formally perfect.
WEDDING ETIQUETTE We have already done the homework on the etiquette rules for a wedding. When it comes to invitation envelopes, most people want to follow the rules of etiquette, but who can figure them out?
We can do this for you, whether you are inviting Judges and Ambassadors or just plain “Mr and Mrs.” (Or the subtle variations of “Mrs.” you might be surprised to find out about!
YOUR ELECTRONIC ADDRESS BOOK We can read your address book too if you have and address book (Eudora, Palm Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, or Outlook Express) or a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. We can read these directly into our software as long as you supply it on disk or via an E-mail attachment.Even if your address book uses abbreviations, we can put the formal version on your invitation envelopes (“One Hundred Main Street Southeast, Apartment Seventeen”). Formal perfection.
COMPARE APPLES TO ORANGES Helping you compare apples to oranges when you start to compare from all those wedding vendors, you will notice that they like to look different – so different in fact that is is very hard to compare their estimates.
We will help you organize the information so that you can compare vendors at a glance as we bring along our trusty laptop computer to enter all the information on vendor appointments and then let the “Computer Do The Talking”.
YOUR WEDDING BUDGET Getting help to create a budget that helps you get what you want.A good budget system does more than track your spending; it helps you figure out how to spend your money to get what you want.
With our service, you can play, “what if” scenarios and see what combination of services gets you what you want, within the amount of money you have to spend within your budget.
YOUR OWN WEDDING WEBSITE The Whole Nine Yards is probably the only service in the Florida Keys that offer clients their own wedding web site.
The wedding web site includes, but is not limited to: Date of Engagement; Date, time and location of Bridal Shower; Date, time and location of Bachelor Party; Date, time and location of Wedding Rehearsal (if applicable); Date, time and location of Wedding and Reception; Updated Wedding Invitation List; Engagement photos of bride and groom; On-Line Bridal Gift Registry automatically updated; Name of Officiant/Minister/Notary/Priest/Rabbi for ceremony; Name of DJ/Musicians for both Wedding and Reception; Menu Selections; Information if a child care service is being provided on-site or at one of the accommodations; Name of the Florist doing the Floral arrangements; Name of Salon where Bride and her Bridesmaids will be getting their hair done; Name of Tuxedo/Formal Wear Rental store; Name of Wedding Photographer; Name of Wedding Videographer (if applicable); Name of Transportation Service.
YOUR WEDDING PLANNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES The Wedding Planner has many responsibilities to insure that your wedding goes off without a hitch.
Many people say that they will plan their own wedding, but do they realize just how much is involved in doing this as well as the amount of stress they will encounter in the process.
The responsibilities of a Wedding Planner relieve the stress off of the wedding party and make sure that the day of the wedding is the most memorable instead of the most stressful.
To give you an idea of what is responsibilities are placed on the Wedding Planner and Coordinator, these are just a short sampling of the responsibilities of a Professional Wedding Planner – Determine and help maintain the parameters of the overall wedding budget; Setting and attending appointments with vendors, such as Ceremony and Reception Site Selection, Caterer / Restaurants (If necessary), Bridal Salon dress selections, Florist, Decor or Production Company, Entertainment (Band or DJ), Musicians for ceremony, Professional Wedding Photographer, Professional Videographer, Cake Decorator / Pastry Chef, Officiant, Calligrapher and Limo / Transportation for the Wedding Day.
We need to review all contracts for completeness or omissions; Provide constant communication with all of the contracted vendors they select; Provide assistance with Invitations, Favors and Accessories if needed; provide assistance with Save-The-Date cards/letters (if used); Provide assistance with organizing the rehearsal dinner.
If the reception is going to be at a restaurant, it is suggested to use the same location to insure quality). Provide assistance with Accommodations for out of town guests; handle shipping and receiving when the bride and groom need to ship items for the wedding; orchestrate and direct their Rehearsal and Ceremony, working side by side with the vendors and officiant.
Not every part of our service is a virtuoso demonstration of our business competence (like we use for the envelope text and etiquette rules) or statistical analysis (like we use for projecting your attendance). After all, if you’re writing thank-you notes, all you really need is a list of who gave you what, so we can check off which gifts you’ve sent “thank-you’s” for … and that’s exactly what we give you. For every area of your wedding planning where we think that we can help you (not just give you busy work), we provide you with the service you need to get the job done, as quickly and simple as possible as Key West is such a unique place.
Bob Cohen – Marketing Director
The Whole Nine Yards Wedding Planning Service
Having been a Professional Wedding Photographer for 20 years as well as having worked in the Hospitality Industry in the Key West area has given Bob Cohen the edge over most planners in the area.
Wedding Planning is a vital part of any wedding and is something that should not be left to an amateur nor someone that has a stake in the wedding, especially in Key West.