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Kinship & Company offers calm, competent & joyful wedding planning and management.

Wedding Planning & Coordination Packages

© 2017 - ALLISON USAVAGE
© 2017 - ALLISON USAVAGE
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© Frank Andonaire 2018

Wedding Planning

My role as your wedding planner is to work with you from day one to plan a wedding that fits your priorities, personalities & budget, as well as to support the two of you throughout the planning process & on your wedding day.

The wedding planning package includes budget generation and management, guidance for creating a vision for your wedding day, being a go-between with every vendor as we secure contracts, and creating a detailed schedule that orchestrates all the moving parts.

In addition to the time I'll spend planning your wedding, what you're investing in is access to support & insurance.  Once I’m your planner, you basically have me on retainer - I'm here to answer questions & provide support at every step!  As for the insurance - I'm committing that I'll do everything I can to make sure the planning is as stress-free as possible, and that the day goes as planned - and if anything comes up that might throw a wrench in the plans - I'm there to figure it out.

When you plan a wedding, you hire individual vendors that are all really great at their jobs - but a planner is the person that’s on site to take each of those separate pieces and create synergy, cooperation & flow.  Every other vendor is there to provide the best service they can for their allotted task - be it music, food, photography, flowers - but my job is to make sure they work well with each other, that the whole event goes smoothly, and that the two of you & all your guests are taken care of the entire time. 

I believe it is a privilege to be a part of such an intimate, transformative and joyful day, and I am honored when couples welcome me into their lives to help them plan their wedding.

If you're ready to explore the wedding planning package, let's chat! 

Month-of Wedding Coordination

For month-of coordination, we'll have a meeting at the beginning of the wedding planning process so that you know exactly what elements should be in place when the wedding is one month away - and you'll also have access to planning resources I've created, so that you can embark on wedding planning with a structure and a plan!

I will fully come on board a month before the event to make sure all the details are in place - I'll write a schedule for the day before/day of/day after, I'll run the rehearsal & oversee set up, and I'll be onsite from morning until night, the day of your wedding!

This is the perfect package for couples that are confident about taking on the bulk of the planning work, and just want to make sure they (and their families) don't have to answer vendor questions, keep track of the schedule or do any on the fly problem solving the day of their wedding!

© Ria Walker Photography
© Ria Walker Photography
© Allison Usavage
© Allison Usavage

Wedding Consultation

If you'd like to just meet for a couple hours here & there to make sure you're on track, I'm happy to do that as well! Maybe you just need a schedule written up, or a timeline to hand off to a friend who will be managing day of logistics.... or an initial meeting so you both can have a plan in place!

I'm happy to offer hourly consulting to couples who are looking for some high-level course corrections, schedule suggestions or planning advice.

© 2014 - ALLISON USAVAGE

"Rachel was quick to understand what we were looking for, helped us work through the details, and gave invaluable advice as we made plans for the big day. On our wedding day, she had an amazing sense of exactly where she was needed and worked efficiently to make the day a great success – all while remaining relaxed and excited for us!  We are really thankful for her role in the celebration!"

-Peter I. (2015 Wedding)

"The best part was her calm and lovely energy - she helped us feel supported and reassured on a very big day in our lives."

– Greg R. (2015 Wedding)

Photos gratefully used with permission from Allison Usavage.