What is Event Design? What services do Cheryl Jones Event Design offer?
Event Design is different than hiring a wedding planner. Cheryl Jones is a Interior Designer, and in that expertise, practices design of the event only. This will include the tablescape, venue design and ceremony design. Cheryl Jones Event Design will professionally work alongside each member of your team – such as venue managers, caterers, and wedding planners. We are happy to be part of the professionals in making your dream event come to life!
Tablescape Design includes, but may not be limited to purchasing/renting, the following: Table Linens/Napkins; Chair Sashes/Covers; Centerpieces; Floral for Table; Table Numbers; Guest Favors; Dinnerware/Glassware/Flatware/Chargers and any other decoration pieces needed to complete the design.
Ceremony Design includes, but may not be limited to purchase/renting, the following: Alter Design; Aisle Design; Floral for Ceremony and any other decoration pieces needed to complete the design.
The Venue Design includes, but may not be limited to purchase/renting, the following: Cake Table; Head Table; Sweetheart Table; Table linens and any other decoration pieces needed to complete the design.
Product Design includes, but may not be limited to developing and crafting certain products at your event. This could include favors, signage, accent pieces, etcetera. We have artisans and craftsmen who are able to create one-of-a-kind accents for your event. If we can’t find it to purchase, we will make it – we will sew it; we will build it and paint it! In fact, it is our specialty!
***Events created for the Bride and Groom only will include Sweetheart Tablescape Design,Ceremony Design and Product Design (if needed).
What can I expect in the initial consultation?
The initial consultation is free. In this meeting, I will listen to your needs and expectations and will obtain any visual aids you have brought with you. We will discuss the design aesthetics you may wish to incorporate in your event and a questionnaire will be completed. We will then discuss budget considerations, venue types and guest attendance. At this point, if you wish to hire Cheryl Jones Event Design for a Preliminary Design Board, the fee of $150 will be charged for that service. Please note that upon hiring, if a design board fee was paid, it will be backed out of the design fee on the Fee Schedule. If Cheryl Jones Event Design is not hired, the $150 fee is non-refundable and payment in full for the services of completing a design board for your event. A meeting will be scheduled 4-6 weeks later, where you will be presented with the initial design.
What will your services cost?
Fees are based upon the amount of guests attending. **Please see the Fee Schedule. This fee represents a reasonable assessment of the time, personnel and resources it will take to professionally complete your event, and it assures you that Cheryl Jones Event Design will complete your event on time and on budget.
The scope of work and time allotment per project is defined and detailed in a document called a Letter of Agreement (or contract), which spells out the agreement between you, the client and Cheryl Jones Event Design. If the scope of the work has changed, a new contract will be executed.
Any time beyond what is described in the contract, and approved by the client in advance, will be billed separately at $75 an hour.
How involved in the process will I need to be?
You may be involved as little or as much as you like in the process. We enjoy and encourage your participation.
We understand that some clients will not live locally and need to participate by email, Skype and text. This is easily done and no problem for Cheryl Jones Event Design. We also know some will just want to show up and be pleasantly surprised! If you are adventuresome enough for such fun, we are on board with that too! We would never disappoint you!
How long does the process take?
The initial development phase varies according to the complexity of the event; however, in most cases we will have the Preliminary Design Board presentation within 4-6 weeks. In off-season, it could be 2-3 weeks.
How does purchasing/renting work?
Your completed design project includes a detailed budget of items to be purchased and/or rented for your event. After you approve and sign the proposal, you will be asked to pay for the items with Cheryl Jones Event Design. After payment, we will then order your selections and provide storage before the event; pick up/return rental items and deliver and break down all products before/after the event. Of course, we will follow this process through from start to finish.
What other services do you offer?
We also offer consultation services for a variety of needs. We are happy to help any way we can.
Where do you offer your services?
Cheryl Jones Event Design will travel to Central/South Florida. If the event is outside the Southwest Florida locale (Naples, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Fort Myers) there will be mileage/delivery services added to the Final Fee. As much of the design services can be produced and sent electronically before the event, the travel time should be minimal.