For potential clients who are considering the hiring of Divine & Elegant Events to manage their event and desire to carefully talk over their plans, initial event/wedding
consultations are FREE for a 1 to 2 hour meeting. Your initial consultation is intended to provide a layout towards the creation of a divine and elegant event. During this meeting, we offer you the unique opportunity to express your desires to us. We like to offer realistic, honest advice based on our knowledge and our numerous valued partnerships with exceptional vendors. Upon conclusion of your consultation, you will be provided with a customized quote for services and the opportunity to proceed with acquiring Divine & Elegant Events as your event/wedding planner. Your deposit fee is payable in cash, personal check*, credit card, or PayPal and as our way of saying "Thank You" for entrusting this special occasion to our company, it is credited to your final payment at the end of the planning process.
*If a check is returned a returned check fee of $35 will be charged.
Planning events/weddings with as much notice is preferred for each person involved (i.e. guests, clients, vendors, and planners). We understand that events/weddings can occur at a moment’s notice. We are available to assist at any phase of the planning process. If your event/wedding is contracted 90 days or less to its occurrence, the following fees will be added to the base cost of your Agreement:
Low notice (61 – 90 days) $150
Medium notice (46 – 60 days) $250
High notice (31- 45 days) $350
Urgent notice (1-30 days) $500
Events/weddings during the holiday season are an exciting and enjoyable time to share with others. During the traditional holiday season we do NOT offer planning and coordination services for events/weddings that occur on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. A fee of $400 is added to the base cost for events/weddings that occur during the following observed holidays and their corresponding weekends.
Holidays included: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas weekend, Memorial Day, Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving weekend.
In addition to your onsite event/wedding planner, up to two (2) appropriately trained assistants will be present to ensure the efficient management of your event/wedding. For weddings, this includes an assistant to help the couple and wedding party with pre-ceremony "getting ready" needs. Assistants are available to manage the flow of the event/wedding location(s) and setup installation. Should your event require additional staffing, applicable fees will apply at the rate of $125 per assistant.
Outside of the area
Events/weddings that occur outside of a 75 mile radius of Frederick, Maryland will incur an additional fee of $175. (Excluding travel and lodging costs for the Consultant and staff)
PLEASE NOTE: Event/wedding contract/agreement is negotiable. In determining your final planning and management fee will depend on individual factors such as event complexity, size of wedding party (for weddings only), number of guests, location (local or out-of-state) and the duration of planning time available from contract signing to actual event/wedding date.