EXPERIENCE YOUR CELEBRATION
WITH MORE JOY AND PEACE OF MIND
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Are you juggling your career, personal life, and planning a milestone celebration?

You may be feeling overwhelmed by managing it all, and doing it well. That's completely normal!

 

We're here to help so that you can experience the most joy and peace of mind while hosting this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

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COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, DESIGN,
& WEDDING MANAGEMENT


FOR THE BUSY COUPLE SEEKING A GUIDED & STREAMLINED EXPERIENCE

This Service is the Perfect Fit if You Are:

- Busy and limited on time
- Feeling overwhelmed by the planning process
- Planning a destination wedding in New England
- Hosting at a nontraditional venue, tented space, or private residence
- Wanting to enjoy the planning process and have a streamlined experience
Any or all of the above!

How Does it Work?

Whether you're still searching for the perfect venue or already working with your dream team of vendors, we'll jump in to fully produce your event.  Typically referred to as a full or partial service, this is service allows us to work hand-in-hand from start to finish.  We'll provide streamlined decision making and step-by-step guidance so that you experience total peace of mind.
 
Sample Services:

Finding a Venue
Regular Planning Meetings

Budget Setting + Expense Tracking
Curating Your Vendor Dream Team
Contract Review and Negotiation
Complete Management of Venue/Vendor Communications
Personalized + Tailored Event Design
Wedding Day/Weekend Management
Planning of Ancillary Wedding Events (showers, brunches, rehearsal dinners...)
And more...

We meet you wherever you currently are in planning process and design a full service model of planning that's tailored for your event's unique needs.  


Our comprehensive planning, design, and management service is typically best suited for total budgets that begin at $800 per guest.  Planning fees typically represent 12-18% of your wedding spend.  At-home, tented, and private estate weddings are logistically complex and are priced with that in mind.  Services begin at $12,800.

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" My only regret was that we didn't meet and hire Elaina sooner. She is a game changer.

I thought that I could handle all the moving parts but there was so much I didn't know. Elaina is a true professional; we hired her as a full service planner and always tell people it is the very best gift I have ever given myself. "

- Elyssa and Jim -
Revel and Joy Events is a wedding and event planning firm based in Greater Boston and serving New England. We plan weddings and celebrations, non-profit and corporate special events, and offer a la carte and coaching services. We help you plan, design and celebrate your milestone event.
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WEDDING MANAGEMENT & DESIGN

We offer limited availability for wedding management and design clients, typically booked 8 months out from the wedding date. Please inquire for availability. 

This Service is the Perfect Fit if You:

- Have your venue and major vendors booked
Are a planner at heart and are enjoying this process
Have the time to commit to wedding planning
Are looking for support in the design phase and in those final months leading up to the wedding
Want to ensure that your wedding day ends up in the hands of an experienced planner so that you can fully enjoy every moment


How Does it Work?

Typically booked 6-8 months out, we take your design vision and turn it into a reality with a personalized design blueprint, ready for you to put into action with rentals and purchases.  From the time of contract, we're available to you by email for any questions that may arise and set you up with your own planning portal keep you organized.  Once we're 2 months out from your wedding date, we step in as your wedding coordinator to tie up loose ends and make sure your plans come together seamlessly.  We include full day wedding coverage so that you feel completely supported and can enjoy your wedding as a guest.
 
Sample Services:

Personalized Online Planning Portal
Design Consultations + Blueprint

Two Planning Meetings
One Venue Walk-Through

Vendor Management in the Last 6 Weeks
Timeline Creation

Wedding Day Management


Wedding design and management begins at $6200 for weddings taking place within 30 miles of Watertown, MA.  Additional fees apply depending on venue location, number of venue sites, scope of logistics, and guest count.  At-home, tented, and private estate weddings are logistically complex and are priced with that in mind.  
" Deciding to hire Elaina was by far the best decision I made during the planning process.

Somehow, she was able to capture my vision and bring it to life. If anything went wrong that day, I wouldn't know because Elaina handled it. I will be forever grateful to her for the amazing work she did and the incredible support she gave me."

- Sara and Simon -
Revel and Joy Events is a wedding and event planning firm based in Greater Boston and serving New England. We plan weddings and celebrations, non-profit and corporate special events, and offer a la carte and coaching services. We help you plan, design and celebrate your milestone event.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Every event and scope of work is unique.  We encourage you to reach out to receive a personalized estimate for your wedding or event.

 
YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...
WE HAVE ANSWERS!

How are your services different than a venue coordinator or catering manager?


This is a big one. All three are critical to the success of your event, but we all have different focuses and specialties. There's a misconception that wedding planning and coordination services are a luxury and not a necessity. That couldn't be more wrong, and I will break down why: Your venue coordinator's primary focus is to manage activities taking place in their space, and manage the space from a facility and operational point of view. What happens if hair and makeup is running behind? What happens if your transportation company only supplies one bus when you've arranged for two? These issues arise all the time, and it often falls on the family, wedding party, or the couple to solve them in the moment. Your catering manager's primary focus is to manage the food and beverage experience. Much of the reception timeline falls on the shoulders of the caterer, and out of necessity, they step in to manage it. You're spreading your catering manager very thin when they're asked to coordinate their staff as well as the many other vendors on site, and not to mention your wedding party, your family, and you! Our primary focus is simple - it's YOU. We work with you to determine your priorities and expectations for your day, and then we make them happen. It's as simple as that. The bottom line: when there is not a wedding coordinator present who is exclusively focused on managing the overall quality of experience, your other vendors need to step in and collectively play this role. But, it is not (and should not be) their primary focus. Their focus should be to capture that amazing shot at sunset, to provide the absolute best food service possible, to play your favorite songs at just the right time.




Will working with a planner save us money?


It absolutely can. Hiring a planner is a front-loaded investment with long-term benefits and savings throughout the entire process. While I can't make any promises, I can confidently say that I have saved every single one of my clients money - equal to the amount of my cost of services - or more. But more importantly, I've saved them time and their peace of mind.




When is the right time to book?


It's never too early. For full service planning, the earlier the better. Saturday dates during the popular months of June, September, and October can book 12-18+ or more in advance. We only book one event per week/weekend.




Do you travel?


We do! We are happy to travel for weddings and events throughout New England. Travel outside of the Northeast Region will depend on lead time and availability. All travel expenses are built into our flat rate fee.




What's required to book with you?


A signed contract and non-refundable retainer are required to reserve your date and make it official! When we issue a proposal for services, it's valid for a 2 week period, during which we will notify you if another inquiry comes in for your date and give you 48 hours before your date is released. The non-refundable retainer is 25% for Custom Planning and Design.




Do you offer any discounts?


Unlike some vendors that work in higher volume, we are not able to offer a discount for non-Saturday or off-season events. We only take on one event per week and a limited total number of events per year, so due to the limited volume and high-touch service that we provide, we are not able to offer tiered pricing in this way. Rather than seeking a discount, we encourage conversation about your desired budget so that we can design a service within that range, or refer you to another professional who can!





LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

Just click the button below, fill out our quick contact form, and we'll be in touch within 24 hours. Your first consultation is complimentary so that we can hear all about your celebration.