The Toolbox

WEDDING PLANNING TOOLS

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ABOUT:

It's a planner's job to make designing and planning a wedding a smooth and easy process.  Autumn has been planning weddings + events for nearly a decade, and created each of these products to alleviate many stresses that come along with it.  The tools listed below are meant to organize all the moving parts of the wedding plans, while keeping you on budget.  This is what sets Events by Autumn apart from other planners.  When you hire Events by Autumn to plan your wedding, these documents are included (depending on the package).  We find that some clients are visual, and others are analytical, so there will be some tools that works better for each client's individual personality, but offering this variety is what makes us successful!

CLIENT

PORTAL

This online system keeps everything organized in one place, and simplifies the planning process.  We LOVE it!!!!

THE BUDGET

GUIDE

Trust us.  This is what happens.  You make a budget before you have any idea what each part of a wedding should cost.  You budget "X" amount of dollars to towards your dress, only to find that your dream gown is double that price.  Do you not get the dream gown?  Do you cut back in other areas? Or do you make a decision to spend more than what you budgeted?  Most don't have the luxury to go over budget.  This will help you stay on track!

GUEST LIST

TEMPLATE

This spreadsheet was developed after Autumn saw one wedding after another using multiple pieces of paper or unorganized excel spreadsheets to manage guest lists.  Neither of these methods create an easy solution to send invitations, track RVSPs , manage wedding gifts and more.  So we have created a simple-to-use spreadsheet that links through iCloud, so everyone can view updates as they occur.

PINTEREST

BOARDS

Oh Pinterest, how we love/hate you!  We start a private Pinterest board for each of our full service + Signature Event by Autumn clients.  We love how it can visually communicate what we're thinking! But we always suggest once we get through the initial planning stage, wean yourself off of Pinterest before the ideas become overwhelming, or you're tempted to keep adding more to a finished plan!

THE

WORKBOOK

This workbook has been developed and used by hundreds of weddings over our past 10 years of planning.  It  covers everything you need to know for the wedding weekend.

INVENTORY

LIST

We understand how difficult it can be to have this idea in your mind, but not know how it will translate in reality.  Our graphic design table-scapes offer a solution!  

EVENT

TIMELINE

We understand how difficult it can be to have this idea in your mind, but not know how it will translate in reality.  Our graphic design table-scapes offer a solution!  

DESIGN

SKETCHES

We understand how difficult it can be to have this idea in your mind, but not know how it will translate in reality.  Our graphic design table-scapes offer a solution!  

MOOD

BOARDS

Once you've made comments on your Pinterest board, and I have a good understanding of what you like, I then prepare Mood Boards!

DIAGRAMS

& MAPS

This workbook has been developed and used by hundreds of weddings over our past 10 years of planning.  It  covers everything you need to know for the wedding weekend.

EMERGENCY

KIT

We understand how difficult it can be to have this idea in your mind, but not know how it will translate in reality.  Our graphic design table-scapes offer a solution!  

WEDDING PARTY

ITINERARY

We understand how difficult it can be to have this idea in your mind, but not know how it will translate in reality.  Our graphic design table-scapes offer a solution!  

FAM

TRIP

Whether you're a local Montana client, or from out of state, we highly recommend visiting your vendors face to face!  But we also recognize that our clients are very busy people.  Our solution has become the "FAM" (or familiarization) trip!  Give us one day of your time, and we'll escort you to all your vendors! 

CUSTOM

STATIONERY

This is the final layout approval process we go through with Winter Paper Co., if you choose the Signature Event by Autumn package.  This process saves YOU money by ordering at the wholesale rate, and also minimizes shipping.

EVENT

ORDER

The Banquet Event Order is the single most important document for your wedding day.  Think of this as the instruction manual for your wedding day.  This is sent to vendors about  2 weeks - 1 month prior to your wedding day, and this document is the wedding day lifesaver!  Any vendor questions or issues are addressed in advance, allowing a much narrower margin for error on the wedding day!

Events by Autumn

FINE ART WEDDINGS

Luxury wedding planning + design studio,

specializing in hand-made, one of a kind events.

Planning in Montana + beyond.

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Stevensville, MT 59870

406.880.0592 

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