Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed?

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So many ideas! You're so excited to celebrate!


But wait, how do you make this all actually happen?
Where do you get everything?  Who do you talk to?  What if you miss something?
What if it's too cookie-cutter?

PARTY THAT'S PERFECTLY YOU

from start to finish, without getting overwhelmed?

Your pinterest board is full.

HOW DO I PULL IT ALL TOGETHER AND NOT LOOK A MESS?

WHERE DO I EVEN START? WHAT IF I MISS SOMETHING?

THERE ARE SO MANY DECISIONS TO MAKE! IT'S TOO MUCH!

WHERE DO I GO TO GET THINGS THAT REFLECT MY THEME?

DO I HAVE ENOUGH BUDGET TO GET WHAT I WANT?

HOW DO I AVOID MAKING COSTLY MISTAKES?

I will help you by

envisioning your options,

sending you to my trusted sources,

and guiding you with my professional EXPERIENCE.

But it doesn't have to be so hard!

You'll get you just the party you've been dreaming of, without blowing your budget or losing your mind in the process.

What you'll receive

A chat about your needs and desires before the project starts.

If your event requires it, material samples and swatches, sent directly to you.

See multiple options for your event, to help you make your decision.

A video explaining both proposals, side by side, for a no-pressure review.

A list of everything you need to do for your event, and when you need to do it.

Access to my trusted sources and recommended vendors for your area.

A page with links to your final selections to complete your purchases.

An easy spreadsheet to keep your budget on track.

Two opportunities to review the event design with me after you make your final selections.

You'll be able to relax, knowing it's all covered.

free consultation

color swatches

multiple proposals

no-pressure presentation

custom checklists

recommended VENDORS

personalized website

simple budget

one-on-one reviews

peace of mind

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"Mel is a dream to work with. She helped us transform an idea for an event into a beautifully executed and cohesive design. From centerpieces to photo backdrops to takeaways, everything was perfect. As a non-profit, it is so important for us to stay within our limited budget. Mel made this possible, and helped us maximize every penny with her exquisite taste and eye for details."

orlando, fl

Lisa

How it works

we talk

I create
a plan

you make
it happen

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During your free online design chat, we'll discuss everything about your event. You'll tell me what you need, when you need it, and how much you want to spend.  You can ask me any questions, too. 

I'll also help you decide what level of design service will work best for your project.

Afterwards, I'll hold a spot on my schedule for you for 48hrs.  You will be my only Event client while I'm designing your project.  This way I can fully focus on your needs all the way through.

Once you've reserved my services by paying the design fee, you can relax while I design and plan for you. We'll discuss how long this phase will take during your design chat.

When your design proposals are complete, you'll get an email with a link to your video presentation. If your event requires samples or swatches, I'll send those directly to you in the mail.

Then, you can watch the presentation video as many times as you'd like. Take as long as you need to make your decisions before you schedule your next review, and share what you've picked.

We meet again, and discuss what you liked, and what you didn't.  If you want more options, this is when I'll go back and find other solutions. 

After we've reviewed your final selections, and you have a design you're completely excited about, I'll send you easy to follow tools to bring the design to life. You'll have everything you need to make your purchases.

If you need help after the final decisions, we'll have two additional opportunities to meet and discuss.

are you ready to bring the party of your dreams to life?

And you can rest easy, knowing it's all covered.

You will have someone who will listen to what you want, 
make sure you have what you need, and
show you how to get it done. 

EMPOWERED to make it happen.

You can stop feeling overwhelmed with that big project, and instead feel

regardless of how much time or money you have.

you deserve a well-designed life

Detailed planner, seasoned shopper, & thoughtful creator of easy solutions for the overwhelming design projects in your busy life. 

And I've been helping people just like you for over 20 years.

I'm Mel!

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Your investment options

Project Notes including Notes for working with Trades & Guide to Placing Orders
          

Personalized Purchasing Website for all Selected Items

Custom Timeline Calendar & Checklists for all Selected Items

Final Budget Breakdowns & Tracking Spreadsheet for all Selected Items

Final design proposal with Renderings & cut sheets including all your feedback from Phase 1
          

Estimated 2 weeks Design time after final decisions
          

PHASE 2
          

Product Samples as required
          

High Level Budget Breakdowns for all items for all options
          

Decor & Florals, Invitations & Paper Goods, Rentals, Favors & Entertainment, Menus & Catering Proposals          

Two design proposals with Renderings and Cut Sheets including:          

Estimated 3 weeks Design time and up to 2 Revisions
          

PHASE 1 
          

included in this option:


$749.00

Grander events with more than 30 guests.

A big party

Birthdays or Anniversaries, Fundraisers or Galas, Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Recommended Vendors & Sources for all Selected Items

$449.00

Intimate events with less than 30 guests.

A small gathering

Birthdays or Anniversaries, Showers or Sprinkles, Holidays or Dinner Parties, Rehearsal Dinners

Project Notes including Notes for working with Trades & Guide to Placing Orders
          

Personalized Purchasing Website for all Selected Items

Custom Timeline Calendar & Checklists for all Selected Items

Final Budget Breakdowns & Tracking Spreadsheet for all Selected Items

Final design proposal with Renderings & cut sheets including all your feedback from Phase 1
          

Estimated 2 weeks Design time after final decisions
          

PHASE 2
          

Product Samples as required
          

High Level Budget Breakdowns for all items for all options
          

Decor & Florals, Invitations & Paper Goods, Rentals, Favors & Entertainment, Menus & Catering Proposals          

Two design proposals with Renderings and Cut Sheets including:          

Estimated 2 weeks Design time and up to 2 Revisions
          

PHASE 1 
          

included in this option:


Recommended Vendors & Sources for all Selected Items

Amounts shown are for each option are for design services only & do not include materials, supplies, trade services or vendor fees.

Full payment for design services & a signed contract are required before any design work will begin on your project.

Absolutely.

You'll not only save time in the beginning, while I'm doing the research and legwork for you, but at the end, too, when the things you order for your project are right the first time. 

And my experience has taught me which areas need more focus, and what's not a relevant to spend precious time on. 

Will this really save me time?

No.

Aside from the fee for design services, the rest of your budget is entirely up to you - there is no minimum you need to spend.  

I don't subscribe to the theory that only the rich deserve the services of a designer or even fantastic personalized service.  

So no matter what your budget is, you can expect your desires & requests to be the most important part of the project.

Is there a minimum budget?

Yes!

I understand that you are an individual, with individual tastes.  

Also, when you work with me, you can have pieces from any and everywhere - not just a specific group of stores or a tiny group of pre-approved vendors.  Your project will reflect you and your style.  

And I don't receive commission on pieces, so you can trust that what I propose for your is what I think you'll love, and not what I profit most from. 

Will you work with any style?

I'll be there for you!

Each service level gets you two revision cycles during Phase 1, to make sure your design is absolutely right for you. 

But, after final delivery of the project to you, if you ever need a question answered, clarification on an installation note, or sadly, a replacement for something that has been discontinued before you order, I'm available for quick messages, then, too. 

What if I need help after i make my final choices?

FIRST, you CLICK HERE to schedule your free design chat, and answer a few questions about your event.  I'll email you back within 24hrs to confirm the meeting. 

NEXT, we 'meet' via FaceTime, Skype or Google Hangout.  We talk about your answers to the questions, and your thoughts about the project.  After, I'll send you a recap email and a secure link to pay the service fee.  I will hold a spot for you on my schedule for 48hrs.  

THEN, once I've received the fee, I'll review everything we've discussed, and all the things you send me, and create a plan to implement your project.  When your design is ready, you'll receive an email with a link to your presentation video.  The video will walk you thorough both options, side by side and explain everything you see. You'll also receive a PDF of each option.  You can review the proposals at your own pace and not feel pressured to make decisions on the spot.  The email will also have a link to schedule your next consultation so you can tell me what you're liking and get your questions answered in person. 

LAST, we meet to go over your final decisions.  If there are any changes requested, I'll make those updates we'll review again.  Once you're excited about you're excited about what you've chosen, I will send all final plans, schedules and shopping lists to you via email. 

How does the process work?

No!

II also work locally, but the rates and timing are a little different. I've also travelled to clients, if they're willing to cover the costs of the trip.

However, I do not offer day-of services for any event - only the design & planning!

Reach out HERE to set up a free consultation to discuss local service rates, non-digital work or other special rates. 

Do you only offer online design services?

If you want to, you absolutely should! 

I love to DIY myself, and have been sewing and crafting my whole life. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing something I created with my own hands bring someone else joy. 

That being said, there are some things that I will always recommend to be contracted out, sometimes for sake of safety, sometimes for the sake of time or complication. Every project is a little different.  

We'll discuss your needs, skills and level of involvement during your free design chat. 

What if i want to DIY?

That's okay, because that is exactly what I'm here for. 

We'll talk about it during the free design chat, but I can help you to discover not only what you want, but what will work best for your event.  

I also love to research things on Pinterest, but I know how overwhelming that can get if you're not into pinning. In that case, I can email you images and color combos specific to your tastes after we talk about your likes and dislikes during the chat. 

What if I don't know what I want?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CAKE FLAVOR?

Well first, every party should have a cake. Even if you're only celebrating having made it through the week. As Julia Child said, "A party without a cake is just a meeting".

Secondly, every party requires different flavors. But I personally like a bright flavor like lemon or other citrus. At the end of a party when cake is typically served, the sharp flavor of lemon can cut through the sweetness and lift you up; it's also a nice compliment to a heavier meal.

Lemon cake with white glaze, or white cake with lemon curd filling topped with Vanilla Buttercream frosting is my combo of choice! It's what we had at our wedding, and what I request for my birthday each year. 


Seattle, wa

Rachel

"I've now worked with Mel for multiple events, and she helped me plan my my wedding. It was the best party of our lives - everyone kept saying how much it felt just like us. Our friends still talk about it!"

"Our friends still talk about it!"

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