Monday, February 9, 2009

10 Steps For A Successful Planning Session!

There has been a lot of questions about planning appointment when, what and how this happens. I’ve created a check off list for brides & grooms about their personal planning appointments. Remember that appointments can be scarce during high wedding season, but we can accommodate during weekdays & weekday evenings. Please call the Inn to schedule an appointment. If you can not attend a meeting in person, we can also plan over the phone.

Usually people are ready for an appointment 6-2 months prior to their wedding date. Read below our “Check-Off’ list to see if you’re ready to successfully plan!

1. Have your planning packet & questions.
2. Have vendor information ready: Names, phone numbers and email addresses, arrival times, etc. Make sure to give your vendors the appropriate vendor requirements information (see back of planning packet).
3. What time is your wedding going to start? We have provided a suggested start time calendar in your planning packet, however you can check out and put in our zip code or city (95631 or Foresthill) in the search bar.
4. Be able to give an estimated count of how many guests you think are going to attend the wedding
5. If you will be reserving the Inn overnight and if so how many guests?
6. Review all forms in the planning packet as we will be filling out and signing these forms: Food and Beverage (if thinking about a plated dinner, we will go over the appropriate starch and vegetable that may or may not be in the Menu), Cake Design, Flower Arrangements, Rehearsal/Ceremony Logistics and Set Up sheet
7. Bring any and all inspiration pictures of your wedding such as bridesmaid’s dresses, cake, flowers and colors ideas. You can find some great inspirational photos by linking to .
8. White linens are standard to our packages, however at the planning meeting we can order colored linens at an additional fee (wholesale + 21%), check out samples a head of time at .
9. Have an idea what times work for you and your rehearsal
10. I strongly suggest assigned seating at weddings and we can discuss seating arrangements and any questions you may have

See You Soon & Happy Planning!

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the information - everything you provide is so helpful.