The Day Of Bride--Package Details

The Day Of Planning Package is really better described as month of service. Our brides who utilize this service are handling all aspects of the planning process on their own but recognize the value of having a third party coordinate all the details those last few weeks leading up to the wedding day. 

Photographer:  Rae Leytham Photography

With the Day Of Bride we begin around thirty days out from the wedding. At this point we will set up a call or meeting to discuss all the details of the day. We get the vendor information and begin to contact them to come up with a master timeline for how the day will flow. We will meet with the bride for a final walk through of the venue space to learn the layout and where you envision seeing everything from the food and cake to the welcome book and favors. Day Of Brides often have welcome gifts for their out of town guests, and we will even take care of delivering these to hotels for you.

Photographer:  Rae Leytham Photography

When it comes to the wedding weekend we are your right hand gals. We're there to coordinate and run your ceremony rehearsal, set up all of your personal items and break down the wedding itself. We are there on site for up to ten hours on the wedding day. We are there to ensure every vendor is on time and performs the tasks you hired them to do. We stay through to the end of your reception and make sure all of your personal items and gifts are packed away leaving you and your family to enjoy the festivities. 

Photographer:  Rae Leytham Photography

Please let us know if The Day Of Planning Package meets your needs. We would love to get started with you today! 

Best,

Jenna Laine Weddings, LLC

Click here to see more images from this gorgeous wedding captured by Rae Leytham Photogarphy, designed by mother of the Groom- Lorna Huey and Wildflower. 

The Partial Service Bride--Package Details

Continuing in our series today with The Partial Planning Package. 

Our Partial Planning Package focuses on wedding day design. We meet with Partial Service Brides up to seven times on Monday through Thursday during business hours. During these meetings our design team will work with you to create a design plan for the entire wedding. We will work with you to create a mood board and will use this to communicate with your florist, rental, lighting and draping vendors, to achieve the overall aesthetic that you are dreaming of.

Partial Service Brides are also allowed unlimited emails for questions and updates and are given a monthly custom checklist of to do's as well as monthly planning memos to keep you on track for all the other tasks at hand. We do mange the budget for all categories as well as remind you of pending payments as they come.

Along with the wedding design we encourage the Partial Service Bride to take advantage of our custom paper designs for their entire wedding suite. Jenna Laine Weddings has our own graphic designer on staff to create custom logos for all your wedding paper. We can design your save the dates, invitations, programs, koozies, you name it. All weekend merchandise can be customized with us from your napkins to your welcome boxes for your guests, and we will even assemble and deliver these

When it comes to wedding weekend we are your right hand gals. We're there to coordinate and run your ceremony rehearsal, and again on wedding day to set up and break down the wedding itself. We are there on site from start to finish ensuring every vendor is on time and fully equipped to make your event go off without a hitch, and stay through the end to ensure your personal items are packed away, leaving you and your family to enjoy the festivities. 

Please let us know if The Partial Planning Package sounds like exactly what you need. We would love to get started with you today! 

The Full Service Bride--Package Details

Welcome back for the second week to talk about our different packages and services that can help you bring your dream day to fruition. Today we will go over our Full Service Planning Package.

Photo Credit: Dragonfly Photography

This package is focused on the wedding itself. Full Service Brides are offered unlimited meetings Monday through Thursday during business hours and emails as well as complete management and coverage of all aspects of the wedding day, and ceremony rehearsal. Our design team works hand in hand with you to create a mood board based on your vision, and communicates with each vendor on your behalf to make sure these plans come to life. We will go with you to the florist to design your bouquets and centerpieces. Help you pick out linens, china, chairs, and furniture at the rental company, and even work with you to pick out your catering and bar menu and favorite cake flavors.

Photo Credit: Admoni Photography

All weekend merchandise can be customized with us from your napkins to your welcome boxes. We will even assemble and deliver these to the hotels where we have set up room blocks for your guests. We begin with these clients at the very beginning. Working on design plans, and over all vision down to the finite details as well. The Full Service Planning Package includes budget management and monthly step by step to do lists.

Full Service Brides are also able to take advantage of our custom paper designs for their entire wedding suite. Our team can design your save the dates, invitations, programs, koozies, you name it. Jenna Laine Weddings has an in house graphic designer who can create custom logos and crests for all of your wedding paper and accessories. 

Photo Credit: Dragonfly Photography

When it comes to wedding week we are your right hand gals. We are there to coordinate and run your ceremony rehearsal, and again on the wedding day to set up and break down the wedding itself. Your planner and an assistant will be on site from start to finish, ensuring every vendor is on time and fully equipped to make your event go off without a hitch. They will stay until the end of the evening to ensure your personal items are packed away, leaving you and your family to enjoy the festivities. 

Please let us know if The Full Service Planning Package sounds like exactly what you need. We would love to get started with you today! 

The Premium Bride--Package Details

For those of you just beginning the wedding planning process we thought we would take a few weeks to go over our different packages and services that can help you bring your dream day to fruition. We will start with our Premium Planning Package. 

Clients who choose this package really do get it all; unlimited meetings at your convenience, unlimited emails, and complete management and coverage of all aspects of the wedding AND rehearsal dinner. Your planner will work on all logistics, the over all vision, down to the finite details. The Premium Planning Package includes budget management and monthly step by step to do lists. In short, we are with these brides and often their families for every meeting and decision throughout the engagement and wedding. 

Our design team works hand in hand with you to create a mood board based on your vision, and communicates with each vendor on your behalf to make these plans come to life. We will go with you to the florist to design your bouquets and centerpieces. Help you pick out linens, china, chairs, and furniture at the rental company, and even work with you to pick out your catering and bar menu and favorite cake flavors. All weekend merchandise can be customized with us, from your napkins to your welcome boxes. We will even assemble and deliver these items to the hotels where we have set up room blocks for your guests.

We also offer custom paper design from which Premium Brides are able to create their entire wedding suites. Our team can design your save the dates, invitations, programs, koozies, you name it. Jenna Laine Weddings has an in house graphic designer who can create custom logos and crests for all of your wedding paper and accessories. We can stuff, stamp, seal and send your invitations so that you have one less thing to worry about with your busy schedule! 

When it comes to wedding week we are your right hand gals. We are there to coordinate and run your ceremony rehearsal, set up and break down your rehearsal dinner, and on the wedding day to set up and break down the wedding itself. Your planner and an assistant will be there on site from start to finish, ensuring every vendor is on time and fully equipped to make your event go off without a hitch. They will stay until the end of the evening to ensure your personal items are packed away, leaving you and your family to enjoy the festivities. 

Please let us know if The Premium Planning Package sounds like exactly what you need. We would love to start your planning process today! 

Photo Credit: Dragonfly Photography

Addressing Your Wedding Invitations

As wedding planners and stationery designers we are often asked how to address wedding invitations and what formalities should be used. To help guide you through this process we have teamed up with Jane Dolan, owner of Southern Calligraphy , to address some of these frequently asked questions.  As you will see there are many ways to address your invitations, but ultimately it is the bride’s choice to make the invites as formal or as informal as possible. 

1.    If I choose the inner/outer envelope combination, what do I put on the outer envelope and what do I put on the inner envelope? 

The outer envelope should be addressed to the heads of the household.  The inner envelope should clearly state exactly who within that household is invited:   

Outer: Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton

Inner: Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton (parents)

Amanda, Andrew and John (Children Names)

                   

2.    Do I put “and guest” or “and Family” on the outer envelope? 

If you are inviting someone with children or a plus-one it is more personal to include the name/names on the envelope rather than “and guest” or “and family”.  However, if you do not know the name of your invited guest 'plus one' you may include "and guest" on the inner envelope. When listing children, list the names (first name only, no last names here) below the parents names and start with the oldest child first. *See inner and outer envelope photo for example. 

3.    Do I have to include middle names on my addresses? 

 It is not necessary to include middle names on the addresses, but if you prefer to do so write out the name and do not abbreviate to a middle initial. In general you can look at the addressing like this: 

Least formal:  first and last name only(no title)

More formal: title + first and last name

Most formal: title + first, middle and last name

4.    Do I need to spell out the states? 

Yes!  All wording on your envelopes should be spelled out, not abbreviated.  Spell out all street names, post office box, apartment and states.  The exceptions are titles of names such as Mr and Mrs, Dr, Jr, Sr, and the one state exception is Washington, DC which can be written as DC as opposed to District of Columbia.

*Another frequently overlooked recommendation is that of writing out numbers twenty and below. 

You will find a lot of information on the Internet that is not correct regarding proper envelope addressing. Jenna Laine Weddings and Southern Calligraphy are a reliable go-to source of choice for the most accurate and proper etiquette regarding addressing your envelopes.  Please feel free to contact Jenna Laine Weddings or Southern Calligraphy if you have any questions addressing your guests! 

Jane Dolan can be reached at jane@southerncalligraphy.com

Welcome to Our Wedding!

One of the services we offer at Jenna Laine Weddings is custom welcome boxes. We love coming up with fun ideas and supporting our local retailers as we collaborate with our clients to design the perfect welcoming gift for their guest. Below are a few boxes we have done over the past few months. As you will see, you can create a box as elaborate or as simple as you want. We always recommend something salty, something sweet, something to drink and a label to identify and brand your gift. Thank you to all the vendors who help make these boxes extra special!  

Custom Totes-  Weezie B Designs ; Cookies-  Ellen Jay;  Tervis Tumblers-  Orange Beach Store ; Koozies- Weezie B Designs; Coffee-  Fairhope Roasting Company ; Pecans-  B & B Pecan ; Fans- Oriental Trading Co.; Towels- Amazon; Calligraphy Tags-  Southern Calligraphy ; Weekender- Jenna Laine Weddings

Custom Totes- Weezie B Designs; Cookies- Ellen Jay; Tervis Tumblers- Orange Beach Store; Koozies- Weezie B Designs; Coffee- Fairhope Roasting Company; Pecans- B & B Pecan; Fans- Oriental Trading Co.; Towels- Amazon; Calligraphy Tags- Southern Calligraphy; Weekender- Jenna Laine Weddings

Stickers/Weekender/Tag/Water Labels-  Soiree Signatures ; Soap/Bathbombs-  Fairhope Soap Company ; Nuts/Cookies- Ellen Jay; Coffee- Fairhope Roasting Company; Candle-  Bay Candle

Stickers/Weekender/Tag/Water Labels- Soiree Signatures; Soap/Bathbombs- Fairhope Soap Company; Nuts/Cookies- Ellen Jay; Coffee- Fairhope Roasting Company; Candle- Bay Candle

Koozies/Stickers- Weezie B Designs, Hangover Kit- Etsy (contents inside include Tums, Band-Aids, Advil). Chocolate Covered Pecans-  Punta Clara Kitchen

Koozies/Stickers- Weezie B Designs, Hangover Kit- Etsy (contents inside include Tums, Band-Aids, Advil). Chocolate Covered Pecans- Punta Clara Kitchen

Stickers- Weezie B Designs; Mardi Gras Cips/Mardi Gras Peanuts/Moon Pies- Toomies; Candles-  ECam and Co .

Stickers- Weezie B Designs; Mardi Gras Cips/Mardi Gras Peanuts/Moon Pies- Toomies; Candles- ECam and Co.

Cups- Fairhope Store; Coffee- Fairhope Roasting Co.; Fairhope Clock Design- Soiree Signatures, Labels and Sign- personal friend of Bride and Groom

Cups- Fairhope Store; Coffee- Fairhope Roasting Co.; Fairhope Clock Design- Soiree Signatures, Labels and Sign- personal friend of Bride and Groom

Stickers- Weezie B Designs; Weekender- Jenna Laine Weddings; Cookies-  Pollmans ; Cheese Straws-  Three Georges ; Chips/Candy/Gatorade/Trail Mix- Amazon

Stickers- Weezie B Designs; Weekender- Jenna Laine Weddings; Cookies- Pollmans; Cheese Straws- Three Georges; Chips/Candy/Gatorade/Trail Mix- Amazon

Don't forget your guest book!

In the last few months leading up to every wedding we get asked what should we use for our guest book? Its the dreaded wedding accessory that most clients don't seem to care much about. Every now and then we have clients who will make a unique wall installation that all the guest sign, but for the most part brides are stumped. They don't mind a book, but they don't want it to be boring, so we found a way to fix that!

We carry a line of guest books that can be customized to fit your wedding or home décor. We usually tell brides not to coordinate with their wedding, but to pick something that coordinates with their home. We have many different cover options; leather, satin, silk, velvet, and linen and several different styles of books. Each book can be customized with your crest, logo, names, and wedding date. Below are a few examples that we have created over the past few years.

Books from top to bottom:

  • Linen Artisan Book with Tea Rose Ribbon and a custom logo (logo Design by Victoria Austin Designs)
  • Champagne Velvet Artisan Book with Blossom Satin Ribbon (inside are vintage hand torn pages)
  • Classic Guest Book in Taupe Satin with Silver Foil Crest & a white feather pen (inside traditional lined pages)
  • Silk Dupioni Bow Book with Natural Linen cover and pearl ribbon with gold foil writting
  • Vow book with White Silk cover and bisque ribbon with gold foil writting (inside are vintage hand torn pages)

Check out our new store products

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In 2016 we made the decision to start carrying retail products in our studio making it easier for brides to find those last minute things without having to search the internet or visit a million different stores. We have Rifle Paper Company 'Will you be my Bridesmaid" cards, Kara Anne Paper stationery and "Will you be my Bridesmaids Cards", toasting flutes, cake knives and servers, beautiful hand made garters and guest books. Within the last year, one of our brides introduced us to her company and these fun products pictured below.

Bride & Bridesmaid Champagne Flutes- These flutes are perfect for asking your bridesmaids to be in your wedding party, accompanied by champagne bottle of course or you can use them while getting ready on your wedding day. We can also have your bridesmaids initials put on the flutes or order them in sets of four to make a great hostess gift. Stemless wine glasses also available. 
Custom Jewelry Dishes- there are many ways to personalize these ring dishes by selecting up to two colors and choosing one of many monogram styles.
Cheers champagne flutes - perfect for getting ready drinks on your wedding day!
Disco Ball Cups- these  cups are great for bachelorette parties! 

To place an order please call us at 251-929-0485 or email us at info@jennalaineweddings.com. Some custom items take a few weeks to get in, but most things are available right in our store, located at 409-A North Section Street, Fairhope Al.

Come see us soon!