Buckhead GA Wedding Planner

Buckhead Wedding Planner

buckhead wedding planner

My main goal as a your Buckhead Wedding Planner is to help you execute your dream vision. It all begins with me getting to know you, listening to your stories and traditions and understanding the quirks of your individual love story. Together we collaborate on keywords that portray how you want to feel, vision boards for the mood you want to set for your guests, and budget priorities so I have the best understanding of what’s most important to you.

My next task is to create a custom design board complete with inspiration images, color palettes, and the layout for the event in Buckhead. Throughout the process I continue to develop the design until the final product perfectly outlines all of the aesthetic elements customized for the couple. The designs we develop are also shared with your curated team of Buckhead GA vendors to ensure perfect collaboration. It would be my greatest joy to share in this happy time with you. My role is always to guide with gentleness and ease, and take away any stress that can come with planning a wedding.

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Luxury City Designs

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Buckhead is an elegant location for those who desire a city-sleek wedding. As a community considered a part of Atlanta, Buckhead is the perfect place to plan a wedding complete with both a city chic style and southern charm. Venues such as the Atlanta History Center and Mason Fine Art and Events that celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the community are unique venues for a unique couple. The Ritz-Carlton, The Grand Hyatt Atlanta, and St. Regis provide more of a modern feel for city loving couples. The Estate, a 1797 antebellum mansion, is located in the heart of Buckhead and brings the sweet Southern feel with a luxury city twist. With a huge ballroom, fabulous courtyard and an amazing sun porch, the venue undoubtedly supports a beautiful, picture-perfect wedding.

With a planning background built on logistical expertise, I believe that solid logistics are the foundation to a beautiful design. From the very first meeting, we coordinate your anticipated guest count with the dimensions of the space or tent, ensuring size and quantity of tables and chairs will allow for best flow both practically and aesthetically. Since some Buckhead GA weddings involve outdoor receptions and ceremonies, I always develop a “plan B” that is as perfect as the original.

Buckhead Wedding Planner

Hello! I’m Marilisa, owner of Martel Event based in Atlanta, Georgia. I found my calling to be a wedding planner and designer over 6 years ago, and it is my goal to provide steady guidance throughout the fun of engagement! Your honest celebration should always take center stage, the aesthetics that I design should only serve to enhance it. I believe that logistics and design work hand in hand, which is why from the start of the planning process I will guide you through to make sure your event runs smoothly and represents the beautiful story of your relationship and style.

Solid logistics are another important element to the wedding planning process, and from the very beginning we coordinate your anticipated guest count with the dimensions of the space or tent, ensuring size and quantity of tables and chairs allow for the best flow both practically and aesthetically. Since a lot of the Buckhead weddings I plan are outdoors, we can also discuss and develop fluid “back-up” plans that feel as perfect and as well planned as the original.

FAQs About the Buckhead Wedding Planning Process

HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?

I pride myself in offering full service planning for your Atlanta wedding which means the number of times we meet, chat on the phone or communicate via e-mail is unlimited. While communication through e-mail is weekly (if not daily during some portions of the planning) our in person consultations are always at your convenience of location and timing. My office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am EST to 5:00pm EST. Weekends are typically reserved for events and family time, but I fully understand when exceptions need to be made for weekend appointments. Beyond our planning meetings, I am always in attendance for consultations with venues, caterers, florists, rentals, decor, invitations, attire, etc.

DO YOU HELP ME CREATE A BUDGET?

Of course! One of the very first steps in our planning process is sitting down together to create a budget based on the scope and scale of your Buckhead GA wedding. Pricing for my services is based on these elements so we build that cost into the budget as well. We also discuss your priorities and which areas are most important to you and for guest experience. These priorities serve as a guide while I create an itemized proposal of realistic estimates for every facet of the wedding or event. Using our online planning tool, we update the budget throughout the planning process from estimates to actual costs, payments made and a schedule of remaining balances due.

I WANT OTHERS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING PROCESS (MOM, FIANCE, ETC), IS THAT OK?

Absolutely. When we first chat, Skype or sit down together, we will discuss who your key decision maker will be. This person, whether you or a family member, will have the final say on all decisions in regards to budget and aesthetics.

I LOVE DIY ELEMENTS, BUT I DON’T HAVE TIME TO TAKE ON THOSE PROJECTS. DO YOU HELP WITH THAT?

It’s my pleasure to take this burden off my clients! I handle everything from wood staining, invitation stuffing, welcome bag assembling, gift tag stamping and favor wrapping. It’s another reason why I only work with a limited number of clients per year – to ensure I have the time and space to handle these personal-touch projects for my busy clients.

DO I HAVE TO USE YOUR RECOMMENDED VENDORS?

By no means- I love working with new people and new spaces! My trusted list of preferred partners is curated from working with seasoned professionals on multiple Buckhead GA weddings. It consists of who I believe is the best of the best because of the experience they give my clients in the planning process and on the day-of. Those strong relationships help save my clients both time and money.

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I feel thankful to have a job I truly love and am always excited to join couples and their families through such a special season of life. If you are interested in my services above, please contact me. I would love to hear from you!