Alyssa Jean Signature Events specializes in full planning and design. We love to work with our couples at the very beginning stages either before they have a venue or just after they have solidified their wedding date and location. In fact, we have even had clients hire us before they were engaged! Crafting deep relationships where we are able to get to know all about you, your styles, your personalities and what you value in your wedding day is essential in order for us to deliver the best experience.
We love to hear your engagement story, your ideal date night, how you spend your weekend, your favorite restaurants and your best travel experiences as all of these details are a part of who you are and how we can create a truly bespoke wedding day for you and your guests.
Full planning and design is all about creating a meaningful wedding experience that is a direct reflection of you. At the end of the evening, you should have tired feet from all the dancing you've done but a full heart and memories that will last you a lifetime. We go above and beyond to make the planning process as seamless, efficient, fun and relaxing as possible!
We are now booking 2024 and 2025!
Full service planning begins at $12,500 for weddings within Connecticut.
Full service is the only package available for weddings at a private residence.
Wedding Management (more commonly known as month-of coordination) packages begin at $4,000.
Please inquire for partial and wedding management services and availability.
* We do not offer partial planning packages for at-home weddings
* Wedding management is only available within 6-8 months of your wedding day and is only available for weddings in Connecticut. We do not offer this service for at-home weddings.
The four pillars of wedding planning that encompass our
signature planning experience
Every great event begins with a solid foundation. Your wedding is no exception. Before we can truly begin working together, we need to get to know who you are as a couple. We draw our design inspiration from you! After all, you two are the star of the show and we want to ensure we capture your essence in our design! The goal of our first meeting is to create the foundation for our partnership. We then move on to discussing logistics such as where you are in the planning process, guest counts, budgets, desired venues and wedding dates, review of any vendor contracts you may have already booked, discussion of what vendors to book next (plus our expert recommendations tailored to you!) what is important to you both, and so much more.
Design encompasses so much more than choosing your color scheme and picking pretty flowers. Much of our design begins after a venue is selected. We touch on every aspect from your menu, tent style, tablescape (everything from the table style itself down to the forks on the table), floral design, lighting concepts, your stationery story, the overall floor plan for the day and much more. We understand the design components for each wedding are all unique. We make sure to listen to you, understand what you value, and then we design with you and your style in mind. You then receive a detailed design proposal. Once you approve it, we begin to implement it and build your vendor team!
The vendors are booked and the design has been crafted. Now comes the exciting task of managing it all. Tracking due dates, payment deadlines, coordinating rental delivery schedules, vendor load-in & load-out logistics, organizing the ceremony processional, creating detailed timelines for the wedding weekend, putting together hair & makeup schedules, and tracking invitation RSVP's. If this sounds like your idea of a good time, you may already be a wedding planner. AJSE couples do not want to worry about this stuff (because, hello, you have a life outside of wedding planning!). Of course we give you access to monitor everything through our cloud-based planning software, but our clients trust us to handle these details. And we do.
Now that we have planned, designed and managed, we are ready to coordinate! This means it is your wedding weekend and it's time to party. We are on-site delivering hotel welcome bags, running your rehearsal, overseeing the rehearsal dinner, making sure hair & makeup is on schedule, vendors are on-time, coordinating your ceremony, directing your guests from cocktail hour to reception, and keeping the whole thing rolling. Even while doing all of this, we are making sure you always have a glass of champagne in hand. At the end of the night we are packing up your gifts and directing your guests to the shuttle to take them to the after party. Then we share the biggest hugs and send you two on your way as a newly married couple!
When it comes to weddings, it’s easy to underestimate all the moving parts – which is where we found ourselves a few months into planning. We knew we wanted to make the day not only beautiful, but convenient for our guests - but as two pretty busy professionals it became too much very quickly. Alyssa was amazing. After just 1 meeting, she had our look sorted, existing vendors lined up, new vendors identified, and orders all squared away. She kept us on track from a timing perspective, had informed recommendations for every question we asked and ensured nothing slipped through the cracks. She was beyond professional to work with and gave us a peace-of-mind we wouldn’t have had otherwise – and we weren’t the only ones who noticed. Our caterer commented “I work with many wedding planners - she was excellent.” We'd highly recommend working with Alyssa on everything from look to logistics - she's exceptional.
Courtney & Andrew
Alyssa is absolutely amazing! Before we found Alyssa, I felt so overwhelmed with planning our wedding. I needed help streamlining everything as well as organizing myself and all of my vendors so that nothing got missed, and Alyssa did it seamlessly. She’s prompt, direct, SUPER organized, and on top of absolutely everything. She would tell me exactly when I needed to pay vendors, she made appointments with my venue to make sure we were all on the same page and it was what I wanted, and always helped me with anything I asked her. She always responded super quickly which is great for a bride because there’s so many things on your mind you just want to address it and cross it off your list as quickly as possible. She’s on top of it all and I was fully confident that our wedding day would go exactly as we wanted as long as she was there - and it did!! It was even better than we expected which I didn’t know was even possible!! Don’t hesitate to hire her - she is absolutely the reason my wedding was so stress free and went so amazing. She is worth every single penny, I promise. We love you Alyssa and are forever grateful!
Chelsea & Mitch
Where do I even begin?! Alyssa was phenomenal to work with. She was professional coordinating with all of our different vendors, prompt in responses to our various questions, upbeat at all times, and kind throughout the whole process. I always felt like the center of attention when speaking with Alyssa and given how many weddings she plans, that’s saying something! My now husband and I were going through a gut renovation of our home while planning our wedding, and I could not have made it through mentally and emotionally without Alyssa. She was very patient with me when I felt like I was being pulled in multiple directions. On our wedding day, we experienced a historic high tide and coastal flood surge, which required very quick thinking and a total rearrangement of the reception just a couple hours before the ceremony. Alyssa worked so diligently to still make our wedding perfect. No easy feat! Our guests were thrilled with the day and have been raving ever since. It was a wedding weekend to remember and we cannot thank Alyssa enough! If only we could do it all again!