Stacy Howard

event planner, wedding planner

Stacy Howard
Houston, TX
936-355-4114
fantasyeventsbystacy@gmail.com
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We turn your dreams a reality

I design events of all kinds, from elaborate Weddings to Anniversary and Birthday parties. I listen to your vision of the event and turn it into a reality. I work with all budgets as well. Just because your on a limited budget doesn't mean your event can't be magical!

I've been designing Weddings for 13 years, and just expanded to include other events such as Anniversaries and Family Reunions. I love working with details. All the thousands of tiny details that make an event truly wonderful. I focus on exploring those personal touches that you contribute to the event. I've done casual Weddings for 50 to larger Weddings of 500+. Military to barefoot on the beach. It's all important and my number one priority.
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Services

Platinum All-Inclusive
This all-inclusive package provides you with a full service engagement period. We will manage every aspect of planning your wedding from the initial concept and design to complete event management and final execution.

With this package you’re able to relax, enjoy the process and ...well, be the bride!

Pre-Wedding
•Develop budget breakdown & manage wedding costs
◦Provide corresponding budgets to vendors
◦Assist with contract review and revisions
◦Prepare project plan (month-to-month checklist of tasks for each month between now and the wedding)
•Unlimited meetings and phone calls necessary to plan and evaluate all wedding details
•Prepare payment schedule and provide reminders on contract balance due-dates
•Provide all vendor referrals. Schedule and attend all vendor selection appointments per below list: Ceremony & Reception Sites, Caterer (if applicable), Bride's Gown, Band, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Linen Provider, Cakes
•Book the following: Ceremony Musicians, Cocktail Hour Musicians, Lighting Provider, Specialty Rentals (Chiavari chairs, lounge furniture, etc.), Security (if applicable), Valet (if applicable), Hair and Makeup for Bride and Bridal Party.
Once all vendors are chosen:

◦Ongoing phone calls, correspondence, and meetings as necessary to plan all details and confirm all vendors

•Procure hotel room block agreements
•Assist with invitation wording and mailing
•Receive and record RSVPs
•Coordinate and attend menu trial. Assist with menu design, timeline discussion, and room layout development.
•Coordinate and attend mock table setting. Facilitate delivery of sample floral centerpiece, chairs, chargers, linens, and specialty china.
•Schedule and attend ceremony music meeting. For any ceremony location, assist with music selection. Afterwards, prepare program draft, and facilitate any necessary proof revisions and program production.
•Schedule bridal portrait session and corresponding hair and makeup sessions. Order portrait bouquet and schedule dress pickup. Deliver gown and bouquet to bride’s dressing site.
•Develop ideas for favors and favor packaging. Order favors and packaging as requested.
•Schedule transportation (limousines, etc.)
•Facilitate production of all items needed for seated reception (escort cards, menu cards, table numbers, etc.)
•Provide final headcount to catering manager
•Plan ceremony and discuss family information, pew seating, processional and recessional order
•Prepare detailed wedding day itinerary; distribute to all vendors.
•Pickup all personal items from bride (guest book, pen, bridal portrait, toasting flutes, sign-in book, cake knife, menu cards, table numbers, escort cards, favors, programs, etc.) and transport to ceremony and reception venue where appropriate. Set up these items on event day.
•Prepare bridal party itinerary and distribute at rehearsal. Discuss high points at rehearsal so that all needed bridal party is aware of wedding schedule.
•Develop out-of-town guest package (itinerary, map, and directions to rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and any other special locations, as well as “Things to Do in local area” List. Send this to Client for inclusion in welcome bags or distribution at hotel check-in desk.
•Attend ceremony rehearsal and coordinate ceremony
•Arrange for wedding day prep-time food and beverages for bridal party
•Arrange for any special requests (champagne for couple’s drive from ceremony to reception, cake and to-go box sent to couple’s honeymoon suite, etc.)
•Shop for, assemble, and deliver to hotels the out-of-town guest welcome baskets
•Coordinate and manage all components of your choice of two (2) of the following peripheral events:
◦Engagement Party
◦Engagement Brunch
◦Bridesmaids' Luncheon
◦Spa Party
◦Rehearsal Dinner
◦Farewell Brunch
•Attend ceremony rehearsal and coordinate ceremony
•Arrange for food and beverages for bridal party during pre-ceremony preparations
•Coordinate any special requests (champagne during couple's drive from ceremony to reception, cake and/or "late night snacks" sent to couple's honeymoon suite, etc.)

Wedding Day
•Complete wedding day coverage
◦Manage vendor set-up at ceremony and reception
◦Setup guest book/pen, bridal portrait or other special photos, toasting flutes, cake knife & server, table numbers at reception site
◦Distribute vendor gratuities
◦Coordinate transportation
◦Manage hair and makeup schedule
◦Assist bride and wedding party in dressing room
◦Distribute personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, etc.)
◦Check couple into honeymoon suite; arrange for overnight bags to be delivered to room
◦Bustle bride’s dress and arrange for refreshments upon couple’s arrival to reception
◦Coordinate entertainment and all announcements and events throughout evening (special dances, cake cutting, toasts, bouquet toss, couple’s exit, etc.)

Post Wedding
•Pick-up tuxedo rentals from designated hotel and return to rental location
•Return cake rental items (plateau, cake boards, separator plates, etc.)

Full Service Wedding Coordination

This package was designed for the bride who started planning on her own and has quickly realized she needs help with creative
ideas, guidance and support that only a professional consultant can provide. No matter where you are in the planning process, we can step
in and help oversee your remaining plans and give you the chance to relax and "be a bride", knowing everything will be wonderful!


Pre Wedding
•Develop budget breakdown and manage wedding costs
◦Provide corresponding budgets to vendors prior to vendor selection appointments
◦Negotiate contracts
◦Manage budget and provide budget updates


•Prepare project plan (month-to-month checklist of tasks for each month between now and the wedding)
•Unlimited meetings, phone calls, and emails necessary to plan and evaluate all wedding details
•Provide all vendor referrals. Schedule all vendor selection appointments. List may include but is not limited to the below:
Ceremony Site, Reception Venue, Caterer, Band, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Linens, Lighting, Cakes, Ceremony Musicians, Cocktail Hour Musicians, Transportation, Tuxedos, Rentals, Security, Valet, Hair and Makeup, Gowns, Dance Lessons

•Schedule and attend vendor selection interviews :
◦4 site visits or catering selection meetings (if applicable)
◦2 floral design meetings
◦1 save-the-date/invitation design meeting
◦Ongoing phone calls, correspondence, and meetings as necessary to plan all detail and confirm all vendors


•Prepare payment schedule and provide reminders on all vendor contract balances and payment due dates
•Procure hotel room block agreements
•Assist with invitation wording
•Coordinate and attend menu trial. Assist with menu design, timeline discussion, and room layout development
•Coordinate and attend mock table setting. Facilitate delivery of sample floral centerpiece, chairs, chargers, linens, and specialty china.
•Schedule and attend ceremony music meeting. For any ceremony location, assist with music selection. Afterwards, prepare program draft, and facilitate any necessary proof revisions and program production.
•Schedule bridal portrait session and corresponding hair and makeup sessions. Order portrait bouquet and schedule dress pickup. Deliver bouquet to bride’s dressing site.
•Develop ideas for favors and favor packaging. Order favors and packaging as requested.
•Schedule transportation (limousines, etc.)
•Facilitate production of all items needed for seated reception (menu cards, table numbers, etc.)
•Provide final headcount to catering manager
•Plan ceremony and discuss family information, pew seating, processional and recessional order
•Prepare detailed wedding day itinerary; distribute to all vendors.
•Pickup all personal items from bride (guest book, pen, bridal portrait, toasting flutes, sign-in book, cake knife, menu cards, table numbers, escort cards, favors, programs, etc.) and transport to ceremony and reception venue where appropriate. Set up these items on event day.
•Prepare bridal party itinerary and distribute at rehearsal. Discuss high points at rehearsal so that all needed bridal party is aware of wedding schedule.
•Develop out-of-town guest welcome package
•Attend ceremony rehearsal and coordinate ceremony
•Arrange for wedding day prep-time food and beverages for bridal party
•Arrange for any special requests (champagne for couple’s drive from ceremony to reception, cake and to-go box sent to couple’s honeymoon suite, etc.)

Wedding Day
•Complete wedding day coverage:
◦Manage wedding day timeline
◦Manage vendor set-up at ceremony and reception venue
◦Setup guest book and pen, bridal portrait or other special photos, toasting flutes, cake knife & server,
table numbers at reception site
◦Distribute vendor gratuities
◦Coordinate transportation
◦Manage hair and makeup schedule
◦Assist bride and wedding party in dressing room ◦Deliver wedding programs to ceremony site
◦Distribute personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, etc.)
◦Check couple into honeymoon suite; arrange for overnight bags to be delivered to room
◦Bustle bride's dress and arrange for refreshments upon couple's arrival to reception
◦Coordinate entertainment and all announcements and events throughout evening (special dances, cake cutting, toasts, bouquet toss, couple's exit, etc.)
◦Collect all gifts and personal items

Post Wedding
•Pick-up tuxedo rentals from designated hotel and return to rental location
•Return all rental items (plateau, cake boards, separator plates, etc.)
•Return all gifts and personal items to designated representative

Testimonials

Stacy, You are our blessing! Truley for our special day. You have given Raymond and I a day to always remember and cherish for many years to come. We would glady recommend you to anyone looking to get married. You handled yourself very well dealing with minor but very major family issues that came up. Even after the wedding thanks for your gift in the room! It was lovely!

Jennifer and Raymond 10/2001

Stacy, Words cannot express what a superb and professional job you did for John and Carol's wedding! I thought planning a wedding long distance was going to be a nightmare and then Carol found you! The details and time you took through the planning, followup and final touches made this a very memborable special day. Thank you again!!

Bruce and Carolyn 2/2002

Thank you for the wonderful job at creating the most beautiful event we could imagine! You amazed John and I, you never got flusterd and were always in control. People kept coming up to me and asking how we pulled it off in 4 months and how wonderful it all looked. Thank you for making me look like a queen of planning!!! Let's talk for a 1st year Anniversary party!!

Dana & Clark 2004

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