Providing services in the City and County of Orangeburg, SC

Smoak's Weddings & Events 

Certified Wedding Planner and Certified Event Planner

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Certified Wedding Planner

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Consultation:

Wedding Consultant:

Service Fee:

Free Initial 1 hour Consultation, 

then thereafter

$50.00 per hour (unless included in package)

*  Business and Professional Licensed to work in the City of Orangeburg, SC, and Orangeburg County, SC


Top Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner:

 * Stress Free Planning

 * Stress Free Wedding Day

 * Hiring Reputable Vendors

 * Professional Advice

 * Organized & Creative Solutions

 

 

Wedding Industry Job Title Information:


Wedding Consultant {Wedding Planner} - Wedding consultants are referred to someone who owns a wedding planning business and may plan the entire wedding, or simply give advice to couples who want to plan their own weddings.  Wedding Planners are referred to someone who assists in planning and organizing any or all aspects of a wedding, rehearsal, ceremony, and reception.


Bridal Consultant - Bridal consultants are referred to someone who owns a bridal shop and assists with any or all aspects of the wedding ceremony.


Wedding Coordinator {Wedding Director} - Wedding Coordinator or Wedding Directors are referred to someone who works at a Venue or Country Club and assists with any or all aspects of the wedding ceremony.  They may provide any area set up for a rehearsal or reception, however, do not assist with any aspects of the actual rehearsal or reception.





Estimated Wedding Budget:

The average wedding usually costs $25,000.00 - $60,000.00 (not including the honeymoon).


Estimated Wedding Budget Guide:

$10,000.00     -       40 guests

$15,000.00     -       50 guests

$25,000.00     -       75 guests

$30,000.00     -     100 guests

$40,000.00     -     125 guests

$45,000.00     -     150 guests

$55.000.00     -     175 guests

$60,000.00     -     200 guests

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Wedding Planner Complete Package:

Service Fee:  
$50.00 per hour  -or-
15% of Total Wedding Budget - Package ($1,500.00 minimum service fee)

Included in Package;

* Initial consultation with bride and groom

* Ongoing consultation and advice as required

* Assisting with information for obtaining special license and/or permits {as needed}

* Assisting with information for obtaining renters insurance {as needed}

* Prepare budget and suggest recommendations

* Prepare a schedule/timeline and checklists

* Preparing and attending Rehearsal & Rehearsal Dinner Party (up to 4 hours)

* Ceremony Planning

* Reception Planning

* Assisting with selection and booking of Ceremony and Reception Venues

* Assisting with selecting and booking an Officiant for the wedding

* Assisting with selecting a color scheme, theme and style of the wedding

* Assisting with selecting wedding attire and accessories

* Assisting with the design, printing and mailing out of the Iinvitations

* Tracking RSVPs and who will be attending
* Providing information to obtain a marriage license
* Assisting with finding, negotiating with, and booking suitable Vendors (e.g. baker, florist, etc.)
* Scheduling appointments with Venue & Vendors for clients to meet with them

* Coordinating with Venue & Vendors to ensure services/products are provided  in a timely manner

* Coordinating final payment arrangements for Venue & Vendors to be paid by clients

* Ongoing updates and consultation with clients about Vendors services/products
* Reviewing Venue contract and coordinating with Venue

* Reviewing Vendors contracts and coordinating with Vendors

* Instructing attendants about their duties

* Preparing itineraries, seating list, name plates

* Directing the Processionals, Recessionals and Receiving line

* Coordinating the collection of gifts received on the Wedding Day

* Attending, overseeing, and directing the Ceremony and Reception

* Day of Wedding Coordinator (up to 10 hours)

* Providing a stress-free day for the bride and groom


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Wedding Day OCoordinator Package:

Service Fee 

$50.00 per hour  -or-

10% of Total Wedding Budget - Package ($1,000.00 minimum service fee)

Included in Package;

* Initial Consultation with bride and groom

* Ongoing Consultation and advice as required

* Assisting with information for obtaining special license and/or permits {as needed}

* Assisting with information for obtaining renters insurance {as needed}

* Review budget and suggest recommendations

* Review schedule/timeline and checklists

* Review Venue contract and confirm arrangements for the Wedding Day

* Review Vendors contracts and confirm arrangements for the Wedding Day

* Instructing attendants about their duties

* Preparing itineraries, seating list, name plates

* Preparing and attending Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner Party (up to 4 hours)

* Directing the Processionals, Recessionals and Receiving line

* Coordinating the collection of gifts received on the Wedding Day

* Attending, overseeing, and directing the Ceremony and Reception

* Day of Wedding Coordinator (up to 10 hours)

* Providing a stress-free day for the bride and groom

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Wedding Anniversary Day Of Coordinator Package:

Service Fee:  

$50.00 per hour  -or-

10% of Total Wedding Anniversary Budget - Package  ($1.000.00 minimum service fee)

Included in Package;

* Initial Consultation with wife and husband

* Ongoing Consultation and advice as required

* Assisting with information for obtaining special license and/or permits {as needed}

* Assisting with information for obtaining renters insurance {as needed}

* Prepare budget and suggest recommendations

* Prepare a schedule/timeline and checklists

* Plan and Review Venue contract and confirm arrangements for the Wedding Anniversary Day

* Plan and Review Vendors contracts and confirm arrangements for the Wedding Anniversary Day

* Instructing attendants about their duties

* Preparing itineraries, seating list, name plates

* Preparing and attending Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner Party (up to 4 hours)

* Directing the Processionals, Recessionals and Receiving line

* Coordinating the collection of gifts received on the Wedding Anniversary Day

* Attending, overseeing, and directing the Ceremony and Reception

* Day of Wedding Anniversary Coordinator (up to 10 hours)

* Providing a stress-free day for the wife and husband

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Venue & Vendors Coordinator Package:

Service Fee:  

$50.00 per hour  -or-

10% of Total Wedding Budget - Package  ($500.00 minimum service fee)

Included in Package;

* Initial Consultation with bride and groom

* Ongoing Consultation and advice as required

* Prepare budget and suggest recommendations

* Prepare a schedule/timeline and checklists

* Assisting with information for obtaining special license and/or permits {as needed}

* Assisting with information for obtaining renters insurance {as needed}

* Assisting with selection and booking of Ceremony and Reception Venues

* Assisting with selecting and booking an Officiant for the wedding

* Assisting with finding, negotiating with and booking suitable vendors (e.g. baker, florist, etc.)

* Scheduling appointments with venue & vendors for clients to meet with them

* Coordinating with venue & vendors to ensure services/products are provided  in a timely manner

* Coordinating final payment arrangements for venue & vendors to be paid by  clients

* Ongoing updates and consultation with clients about vendors services/products

* Reviewing Venue contracts and coordinating with Venue

* Reviewing Vendors contracts and coordinating with Vendors

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Itemized  Services:

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Engagement Party:
Service Fee:
$50.00 per hour  -or-
10% of Total Engagement Party Budget - Package  ($100.00 minimum service fee)
Included in package:
* Initial Consultation with bride and groom
* Ongoing Consultation and advice as required
* Prepare budget and suggest recommendations
* Planning and coordinating engagement party
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Wedding Shower -or- Groomsmen Party:
Service Fee: 
$50.00 per hour  -or-
10% of Total Wedding Shower or Groomsmen Party Budget  - Package  ($100.00 minimum service fee)
Included in Package:
* Initial Consultation with bride and groom
* Ongoing Consultation and advice as required
* Prepare budget and suggest recommendations
* Planning and coordinating wedding shower -or- groomsmen party
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Rehearsal Dinner Party:
Service Fee:
$50.00 per hour  -or-
10% of Total Rehearsal Dinner Party Budget - Package  ($100.00 minimum service fee)
Included in Package:
* Initial Consultation with bride and groom
* Ongoing Consultation and advice as required
* Prepare budget and suggest recommendations
* Planning and coordinating Rehearsal Dinner party
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Smoak's Weddings & Events
Cynthia F. Smoak, Owner
Home Based Office, Cope, SC  29038
(803) 878-2432 - By Appointment Only