What Full-Service Wedding Packages Include

The road from saying "yes" to "I do" can be paved with a lot of worry and stress due to the wedding planning process. You want everything to be perfect on your big day, and end up juggling a lot of balls at once. If you'd like to reduce that stress and actually enjoy the time leading up to your nuptials, consider purchasing a full-service wedding package.

The first step in the process is finding a wedding planner that offers what you need, shares your vision for the big day, and fits in your budget. Once you've established the planner you want to work with, you can explore the full-service wedding packages that they offer.

If you need help narrowing down wedding planner options, check out their website to see pictures and testimonials from previous work. You can also ask friends and family members for personal recommendations. If you're planning a destination wedding, you may want to go with a planning service in your desired location. 

Some planners offer pre-determined packages, while others will allow you to completely customize your dream wedding. That way you can pick and choose just what you need, which is especially important if you're on a tight budget.

Here are some services that are included in full-service wedding packages:

1. Logistics 

Although figuring out the logistics of your wedding ceremony and reception may not seem very romantic, it's an essential part of the process. A full-service wedding package includes help in discovering the perfect venue, such as a casual country barn, an elegant ballroom, or an intimate bed and breakfast, for your big day. The planner will make the reservations, confirm whether music and/or alcohol is allowed, and any other necessary information.

Logistics also include chair, table, and dance floor rentals, decorations, and DJ services. If you are offering guests full bar service, the planner will help you secure that as well.

2. Catering 

When you purchase a full-service wedding package, you'll also get assistance with catering. The planner will help you find the caterer that best suits your needs, such as one specializing in outdoor weddings or vegetarian cuisine.

They'll arrange the time that the caterers arrive at the venue, and make sure clean-up is taken care of as well. The wedding planner will also work with you to determine the best bakery to make your wedding cake.

3. Photographer 

Finding the right photographer is another important step in planning the wedding of your dreams. Since the planner has most likely worked with several different photography services, they can find the one that best fits your needs.