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Packages - The Capable Bride

Belle of the Ball Package

Includes all the feature of the Average Jane, plus start to finish event planning. Great for those just getting started and looking for a professionally planned, fully coordinated and executed event. 

  • Full assistance with event plans
  • Quality vendor recommendations and review of vendor contracts
  • Site visits (up to 10 hours)
  • FREE Wedding Planner with tip sheets, worksheets, and timeline guides
  • FREE emergency kit
  • Budget review and tracking
  • 20% discount on stationery services (optional)
  • 10% discount on website creation (optional)
  • 10% discount on related event planning (showers, engagement party, etc.) (optional)
  • Monthly payment plans available

Average Jane Package

Our day-of coordination package, which includes services leading up to the wedding day. Great for those who have completed all of the planning work and are looking for professional assistance for the event.

  • Initial meeting with the couple to gather information
  • Confirmation with all vendors
  • Conduct Rehearsal up to 2 hours
  • Orchestrate set up of ceremony and reception locations
  • Help Bride into Gown
  • Assist Bride, Groom, and Wedding Party
  • Act as liaison between the wedding party and the vendors (incl. Photographer)
  • Provide Itineraries
  • Provide “Day Of” checklists and reminders
  • Ensure that the day goes smoothly
  • Bustle wedding gown at reception
  • Distribute tossing items and line up guests
  • Handle any last-minute emergencies
  • Distribute final payments
  • Wedding coordinator services for up to 10 hours on the day of the wedding

The Capable Bridesmaid

Professional planning package for wedding related events (showers, engagement parties, etc.). Full event planning including:

  • Location scouting and booking
  • Vendor recommendations and coordination
  • Invitation management
  • Up to 5 hours of coordination services on the day of the event
  • Orchestrate set up of the venue
  • 10% discount on invitations (optional)

Website Creation

  • Creation of customized wedding website
  • Management of web site for one year
  • Inclusion of information management tools

Stationery Creation

    • Design consultation
    • Up to 3 custom design proofs
    • Printing and shipping at cost

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          Quality of Service (5.0 / 5.0)
          Professionalism (5.0 / 5.0)
          Value (5.0 / 5.0)
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    Angela Whalen 1 year ago
          Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
          Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
          Value (5.0 / 5)

    My wedding turned out lovely. When I needed help, she was there; when I didn't think I needed help she was there! Martine took care of all my needs and then some.  Also she's the best person to handle those certain family members (if you know what I mean;) She is much more than a wedding planner because she truly cares about the individual, your needs, your wants, and most importantly your wedding day: the date you will never forget and all the wonderful memories that will last you a lifetime.

    Florence Labaze 1 year ago
          Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
          Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
          Value (5.0 / 5)

    Martine's help during my wedding was invaluable. Not only could she anticipate my needs, but she provided practical and time saving solutions to make my wedding day memorable. Martine carefully listened to my vision and then patiently helped me find suitable vendors who worked efficiently and with an awesome creative flair! I loved planning my wedding with Martine; every bride should have her by their side.

    Rebecca Scott 1 year ago
          Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
          Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
          Value (5.0 / 5)

    Last minute is an understatement when it comes to describe when I needed Martine! I had been planning my wedding on my own and thought I had everything in place. Then one late night the week of the wedding I remembered: THE PROGRAMS!  Hyperventilating and frantic, my dear friend recommended Martine to make my program design and have it ready for printing.  In a blink of an eye, Martine sent me drafts to pick from and I had the leisure to make my own adjustments! She was the most prompt vendor I had throughout the entire wedding process and she gave me the most beautiful programs for my guests!  Five stars!

    Pascale Louis 1 year ago
          Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
          Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
          Value (5.0 / 5)

    Martine made sure that all of my t's were crossed. I really didn't know all of the details involved in planning a wedding until my time had come. Martine made sure that I had all my paperwork in order and even in a time crunch she made sure that I didn't have to worry or stress about anything. I've always had a problem with getting people to listen to me, she would make me feel like no one else was talking. She made sure that I got what I wanted and that no one caused me any stress. Whether it was a listening ear, a reality check, or someone to make your wishes come true, she did it all.

    FAQs - The Capable Bride

    Contact Name:
    Martine Dardignac
    Are there any additional services you provide?
    Stationery services, web design, and event planning.
    Can you provide references upon request?
    Do you have liability insurance?
    Do you require a deposit beforehand?
    How far in advance should clients book your services?
    One month
    What languages do you speak?
    English, French, Kreyol
    What wedding planning services do you provide?
    Day-of Coordinator, Partial Planning, Full Planning
    Do you specialize in any specific types of weddings?
    Traditional weddings
    How many planners do you work with?
    Do you have experience working with any specific cultures or religions?
    Jehovah's Witness
    What size of weddings have you worked?