Have a lot of the big stuff figured out and feel confident that you can handle some of the planning process on your own? You go girl! We admire your creativity and think it's amazing that you want to take this on!
Interested in having us assist you throughout the planning process with things like hotel + room block contracts, vendor recommendations, meetings, email support from your planner throughout the process, and setting up vendor meetings for you? We've got you girl!
Our Partial Coordination Package is perfect for the couple who would like to customize their planning experience to have us assist them on some of the planning aspects that are giving them headaches!
day of coordination + custom planning assistance
"The little things that jess does behind the scenes"
"Speaking to Jess even for the first time, it was obvious she was incredibly professional, organized, and passionate about her clients and her company and just a really kind and down to earth person. We hired Jess for 2 months out coordination however she was honestly there for us throughout our 12+ months planning journey. If I had any questions I just shot Jess a quick email and she was always sure to respond right away – you honestly always feel like her only client - I don’t know how this lady does it all! Even though her company is based out of Williamsburg she provided wedding coordination for us readily in Richmond, VA. The little things (actually not so little!) that Jess does behind the scenes like check in which each of your vendors multiple times before your wedding, creating a detailed timeline (this thing was my sanity!), creating a wedding diagram, picking up decorations from your house, making sure you and your family get plates of food, having an emergency basket with raisins to keep your flower girl happy...those are just a few! Its all those little things that you don’t even think about that made us have the most PERFECT wedding day! " - Lauren, Wedding Co. Bride
"we were way over budget, but this was the best money we spent on our wedding!"
Jess is amazing!! I'd highly recommend hiring her asap. My husband and I were way over budget, but this was the best money we spent on our wedding!! We have no regrets, except that we should have hired Jess from the very beginning.
When I first met Jess I was seriously impressed with how organized she is. I had high expectations and she exceeded all of them! Not only is she super organized and knows the wedding industry inside and out she's just an awesome, fun, and enjoyable person to be around! Every time I told a vendor "I'm working with Jess Aiken..." their response was always "I love her or she is amazing." She has great relationships with vendors in the area and even struck us a few deals to save us $$. We are so grateful to have hired Jess! -Meghan
"finding jess and her company was a godsend"
"The Wedding Company of Williamsburg made my daughter’s wedding the perfect day! Hiring a wedding coordinator was absolutely one of the best decisions that we made when planning my daughter’s wedding and finding Jess and her company was a Godsend. From beginning to end, she took meticulous care of each and every detail. Jess’s passion for weddings combined with her organization and attention to detail made my daughter’s wedding, one of the best days of my life. I was able to thoroughly enjoy the entire day and not worry about details. Having Jess at the helm enabled us to be carefree as we visited with all of our guests and danced the night away. I highly recommend Jess Aiken and The Wedding Company of Williamsburg to everyone planning a wedding." - Patty
pre-wedding management to include
Ya'll, we are not your average wedding planning company! We know Williamsburg! As a Williamsburg, Virginia native, Jess opened this business to serve couples who want a team on their side that know the ins and outs of the area. We all know that Colonial Williamsburg is not the easiest to navigate. Through our partnerships with local businesses, we offer a seamless planning experience that assists you with giving you and your guests the FULL Williamsburg Experience.
Setup & breakdown coordination of couples wedding day items to include: table numbers, place cards, wedding day signage, menus, chargers, completed centerpieces.
Distribution of personal flowers to bridal party/parents/grandparents on behalf of florist (pinning on boutonnieres, assisting with corsages, etc)
Welcome and direct guests throughout the transitional events of the wedding day (ceremony, cocktail hour & reception)
Assist photographer with execution of photo list to ensure bride & groom's needs are taken care of
VIP Service for couple and their VIP's (food & beverage delivered throughout the event to all VIP's)
Conflict resolution on the day of
Distribution of gifts/cards to couple
Items broken down and packed away for couple and Wedding Co. to be on site through the end of the event
-Unlimited email access support 6 months out from your wedding day with check-ins leading up to your big day
-Online dashboard system from signing of the contract
-Access to Wedding Co. Signage *based on availability
- 1 Venue Walkthrough
-Planner to serve as vendor liaison on behalf of couple for 3 months out from the wedding day
-Communication of final numbers to caterer & venue on couples behalf
-4 Vendor Recommendations with Research Summary & Booking Assistance
-Attendance to menu tasting with venue or caterer to provide insight and take notes
-6 general, up to 2-hour planning meetings to use throughout the planning process (Used prior to 6 months from wedding)
-Wedding diagram creation and sharing with couples vendors & venue
-Wedding master timeline along with individual timelines
-VIP bridal party coordination email & timeline for all bridal party members with planners contact information
-Wedding ceremony rehearsal for up to 1 hour lead by lead planner
-Day of Coordination to include up to 13 hours of service with 3 wedding planners
Choice of (one)
Place settings & linen sampling inside the venue along with coordination of ordering those linens
Design elements inside your design studio uploaded with comments from your planner *note: this is not a full design plan.
"Jess and her team were simply outstanding! At first, I didn't know we needed a wedding coordinator. I now realize how very important it was to have Wedding Co. with the "final countdown." I know we couldn't have handled (or even known) all the details that Jess and her team handled for us. The day was flawless!"
I was planning my wedding from halfway across the country while in medical school, so had basically no time to do any wedding research, and Wedding Co. was awesome about paring down options for me and helping me make quick and easy decisions! They took care of the small details that I wouldn't have even known to plan ahead for! They were able to get us some great deals and made everything run so smoothly the day of; my family and new husband and I could just relax and enjoy the day knowing that Wedding Co. had all the details taken care of. I highly recommend Wedding Company of Williamsburg.
what you can expect when working with us in a partial coordination capacity
Once you inquire to become a Wedding Co. couple, we will setup a call with your prospective planner and the owner of the company, Jess. We will discuss your vision and how we can help you on your wedding day. Once you decide to book, all contracts will be handled electronically. A 50% retainer will be due at the signing of the contract and you will officially be a Wedding Co. Couple.
Your planner becomes your go to girl for #allthingswedding. You will work with your planner to assist you with the vendor recommendations you need, setup meetings on your behalf, assist with hotel and room block contracts, have meetings when needed and have email access to your planner throughout the entirety of planning to help with any questions that might pop up along the way starting 6 months out from your wedding.
On your wedding weekend, your planner will run your wedding rehearsal and her and one assistant will assist for up to 12 hours on your wedding day. They will setup your wedding day items, ensure you stay on time throughout your wedding day and at the end of the evening, pack up your wedding day items so you and your family don't have to! Basically, we treat you like the VIP you are on your wedding day!
Hey Love! I've been in the industry for over fourteen years, executing weddings in the Williamsburg, Virginia area. I'm a Williamsburg native, turned wedding planner.
I am a firefighter wife, pup pup mom and weddings are my passion! Most days you will find me in an oversized sweatshirts with my favorite jeans with a latte in hand. Yep, i'm so basic!
As the Owner, I have a hand in every wedding that comes through our doors but personally, I take on 8-10 partial and full coordination weddings a year.
I can't wait to meet you and hear all about your wedding vision!
owner, lead planner & designer
Hey girl! I came to Williamsburg from the windy city of Chicago. There, I served as an assistant wedding planner to one of Chicago's premiere event companies.
Before I got settled into my Virginian life, I planned a few weddings for family and friends and soon after arriving here I landed a position as a lead wedding and event coordinator for Kingsmill Resort. Craving the deeper connection with brides I contacted Wedding Co. and Jess says "I was the perfect fit." <- her words not mine!
After two years of planning & executing weddings for the Wedding Co. Team, my husband got out of the Navy and we relocated back to Chicago. Jess couldn't let me go, so I have since stayed on as Wedding Co.'s Virtual Assistant. Now I'm handling all the day to day, back-end things for Jess and step in when Jess can't for all our Wedding Co. brides.
When i'm not planning or working a wedding you will find me spending time with my family (my fur baby, Maple and my human baby who is adorable, named Wyatt), cooking, or online shopping! I am Wedding Co.'s reality TV guru and I live for celebrity gossip!
Hey! I previously served as Director of Events for a large wedding venue in rustic Prince George County, Virginia. I have a diverse background in event planning and an intimate knowledge of the attention to detail needed to deliver on complex events of any size. I excel at working closely with my clients to create very personal and unique events.
Though i'm a Florida girl at heart, I have fallen in LOVE with Virginia after moving here four years ago with my husband, Clay and our two beautiful daughters, Logan and Caroline. I have traded the sandy shores of Florida for the trails of the Blue Ridge where me and my family can often be found hiking and camping (unless its football season, Go Noles)!
I assist on wedding day management packages and partial packages. I personally take on 10-12 weddings a year.
I can't wait to meet you!
Hey There! Weddings and Events have always been a passion of mine. I joined Wedding Co. in 2018 as an Assistant Wedding Planner. I assisted on as many weddings as I could. I also landed a dream job at an event venue locally where I got to serve as the venue coordinator. After a year-and-a-half on the team, I found out Jess was hiring another Lead Planner. The rest was history!
When I'm not working weddings, you will find me and my husband, Andy with our fur baby, Ethel out enjoying good food and local craft beers.
I assist on wedding day management packages and I personally take on 10-12 weddings a year.
I can't wait to meet you!
We're made up of 3 lead planners, 5 wedding day assistants, 1 virtual assistant and 1 intern. Our small, but mighty team is taking Williamsburg Weddings to a whole new level each weekend. Our southern charm, knowledge of the area and strong work-ethics have allowed us to become the top, premiere wedding planning company in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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