Wedding planning is a marathon! Unless you absolutely love planning events, chances are the planning process might have you feeling a bit of stress. From fiddling with the budget to finding the venue, there’s a mountain of work that goes into planning the wedding of your dreams. If you can relate to this, you can guess why so many brides today are choosing to go with all-inclusive wedding packages. Let's dive in and see what the all-inclusive trend is all about!
If you’re not familiar with the concept, you may have some questions . . .
Is an all-inclusive package customizable, or do you have to take it as is?
Are there hidden fees that come with the services?
Can you bring in outside vendors?
How do you really know if an all-inclusive wedding is right for you?
Fortunately, we at Wedgewood Weddings boast a collection of diverse and gorgeous wedding venues that provide all-inclusive and fully customizable wedding packages! With nearly 40 years of experience, we know everything there is to know about crafting a memorable event.
All about Wedgewood Weddings
Founded in 1986, Wedgewood Weddings is a family-owned and operated business providing all-inclusive and fully customizable wedding packages at very affordable prices. Wedgewood Weddings' nationally located collection of venues offer a variety of gorgeous backdrops; from awe-inspiring country clubs and beach settings, historical establishments, and vineyards, you’re sure to find your perfect fit. Our foundation is to help you and your fiancé in your search for the perfect wedding site!
Our clients love our all-inclusive wedding packages. They include food and beverage, facility rental, as well as services like floral centerpieces, linens, DJs, lighting, specialty cakes and desserts, invitations, photo booths, and more – all at a surprisingly affordable, per-person price. By offering a variety of services in-house or through exclusive vendor relationships, Wedgewood Weddings creates a stress-free event planning experience that is far more affordable than sourcing these services on your own. While Wedgewood Weddings provides a one-stop-shop for all your event needs, we also offer personalization and customization of our packages and services so you never have to compromise your unique vision.
How do you know if all-Inclusive is right for you?
Typically planning a wedding can take a lot of time to manage. Whether it’s contacting the vendors, booking appointments, negotiations, changes, and revisions to plans, the list seems never-ending! Our couples have expressed that having affordable and all-inclusive packages takes the majority of the weight off their shoulders. It eases the burden of negotiating for the best deals, researching vendors, and balancing payments.
Our couples come to us and we discuss their vision, and we ourselves essentially become married to their ideas. From vision to reality, we’re removing the stress that comes with the details and fine print, researching costs and value, leaving the overall decisions to be made by our happy couples! We’ve been in the wedding industry for 30 years, so we are able to manage these things and the day-to-day details for our couples. It’s such a fun and exciting time, and we want our couples to enjoy every minute of it!
What amenities are included in wedding packages?
At Wedgewood Weddings, we offer all-inclusive amenities in our wedding packages meaning that all of the essentials are included! Within our packages, we provide invitations, gorgeous floral centerpieces, the party starting DJ, even the deliciously sweet wedding cake, and sometimes hotel accommodations!
Wedgewood Weddings couples don’t have to worry about cake-cutting fees, dance floor rentals, and other mysterious charges. Everything is all included, so you know exactly what you’re getting!
Can these packages be customized in any way?
Absolutely! Wedgewood Weddings couples are encouraged to customize their wedding details within their package. Couples can add and remove items based on their desires and their budget. They have the ultimate decision to adjust anything they want, and since we have long-term relationships with our Wedgewood Weddings preferred vendors, we are able to get what they want with the highest quality and most cost-effective. Also, having experience in the wedding planning process, we’re able to make suggestions and advise our couples if they need help with any items on their must-have list!
What are the benefits of booking an all-inclusive wedding vs. a traditional wedding?
Time savings – Fewer appointments, research, less travel time, etc.
Going with experienced and trusted vendors means you know exactly what you’re getting and no surprises down the road.
Keeping within budget and letting someone else handle the tough stuff.
Stress-free wedding planning means more time to enjoy the fun parts of being engaged!
What is the best advice you can give someone who is in the wedding planning process?
There are a few tips we give to our newly engaged couples. With all the excitement of the engagement, it’s hard to determine where to start. We always suggest:
Determine your Must-Haves vs Wants
Determine your budget
Stay flexible on your date because this can affect your budget tremendously!
Our couples typically shop around and spend quite a large amount of time searching for the best venue, best bakery, highly rated DJ, photographer, this list goes on. Ask questions, read reviews, but remember. Your time and money are valuable!
And last but absolutely MOST important thing you can do is…have fun!
How is pricing different for all-inclusive weddings? Are they more expensive?
Pricing for all-inclusive packages will depend on the budget of the couple. What we have found is that couples who decide to do the planning on their own, tend to spend more for less on their wedding because they may not have the connections or the know-how in wedding coordination. It’s a lot of work to plan a wedding and with all the tiny details that go into each aspect can become not only overwhelming but unfortunately very expensive. Leaning on a professional with access to exclusivities such as deals and promotions, you’ll win big and benefit from these relationships as well. The idea is to extend your dollars to get the most out of it for one of the most important and meaningful days of your life!
Which packages have been the most popular?
We haven’t seen one specific package chosen more so over another, but that’s because of the flexibility that we offer to our couples. One of the best parts about working within our variety of options is that our couples can take something from one package and add it to another. This customization makes it more personal to their day and giving them exactly what they want. This is especially beneficial to couples who are looking for something that is most cost-effective and budget-friendly! We love that we can offer this to everyone because not everyone wants the same things, and we want every couple’s experience to be unique and special, just for them.
We’re lucky to have such unique and creative couples who are interested in brilliant ideas like s’more stations, espresso bars, and clever guest book tables! And the best part? All of these are doable within the context of our all-inclusive packages! We adore and embrace the ideas that our couples come up with. Rest assured, whatever vision you want to create, an all-inclusive package can be customized to meet your needs.