Jaclyn Watson Events offers planning and design for both weddings and corporate affairs, as well as consulting styling services. We look forward to learning about your event!
Are you our perfect match?
Jaclyn Watson Events’ Clients are...
Our couples are hard-working people with blossoming careers, or have started something special on their own. They are foodies, art and music enthusiasts. Typically our clients live in New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, but have also come to us from all over the world, and are looking for a luxury destination wedding that is close to home and to the heart. They often have connections to New England thanks to outdoor family vacations or love of incredible Farm-to-Table feasts! Couples that enjoy the finer things in life, but never forget the value of their roots. The families that supported them or the friends that surround them through the hard times are the VIP guests.
Our couples are warm and funny, and we love when they invite us into their inner circle. We become friends and family. We love the excited messages after finding the perfect dress, and the miscellaneous pet updates! Our couples value a great bottle of wine beside Lake Champlain as much as the earned views at the top of Mount Washington.
Weddings: Planning & Design
Full Planning: Our Signature Service
Creating a wedding that is as unique as you takes creativity, leadership and project management. It is for this reason that we are primarily a full planning company. We are here to take the often overwhelming workload of event management off your shoulders and handle vendor communications and logistics. In order to create a cohesive and streamline event, that is personal to you and your spouse, we provide an in-depth questionnaire to learn more about you and your guests. We are with you from the beginning and will be there in the end to see your entire event through the weekend. We are very hands on with your event, there to the very last minute making sure that even the tiniest details are in place before your guests arrive. We begin the planning process by getting to know you and those involved in your wedding. We will tailor communication to fit your lifestyle and will take care of all the behind the scenes vendor relations that help create the wedding of your dreams.
An intimate elopement can still require a vast collection of vendors coming together for your special day. Allow us to take the workload off your shoulders and provide you with a creative team that fits your vision and personalities. We will coordinate with you and your team to pick the perfect location, whether it's downtown NYC or lost in the Rocky Mountains and handle the logistics of making the perfect location come to fruition. Elopements are all about you as a couple, our goal will be to keep the planning process fun and relaxed so that you can enjoy the time leading up to your nuptials! Elopement packages begin at $1500 and can increase if you are interested in adding a small reception, weekend events, or an on-site coordinator for your wedding date.
For the couples that are creative and organized, or perhaps you’re the individual who has dreamed of planning your wedding your whole life, partial planning may be the right fit for you. We take a limited amount of partial planning events a year as the bulk of our wedding season revolves around full planning and design events. These are custom tailored plans, unique to what each couple needs. Every event comes with its own set of challenges, and depending on the agreed upon contract, a couple may be required to handle these challenges themselves if they fall under the umbrella of responsibilities they’ve chosen to oversee. We want couples who choose this route to be prepared to invest time & energy into their event planning. Partial planning can begin at $3500 and increase up to $10k depending on the scope of the event and how much you, as the couple, can commit to the planning process.
Corporate: Planning & Design
If you are looking to create a unique experience for your employees to show your appreciation or celebrate a milestone or holiday, we would love to create and plan a design for you! Full planning for corporate events will include an in-depth discussion of what you are looking to create for your company, what you have done before and why you would like this to be a different experience for them. We will put together a creative team that matches both the event and your company so as to produce an unforgettable experience for all attendees. We will help with all coordination and logistics, down to transportation and room blocks if necessary. In addition, this includes a JWE team member on site to oversee the production of your event from start to finish, allowing you to partake in your event with your coworkers and enjoy the festivities.
If you are looking to host a small event for your company, whether it’s a holiday dinner or a weekend retreat and don’t have the time to research, plan and book all the involved aspects, partial corporate planning may be the right choice for you. We will do the research, provide you with concise options and then coordinate with your chosen vendors to plan your event. Partial planning for corporate events begins at $3500 and requires three months of time to plan. Please contact us to learn more about which plan may best fit your company’s needs.
If design is what you need assistance with, allow us to help begin your process. We will provide you with an in-depth questionnaire and require a complete list of your design team and budget. We will then create a design plan for your event. This will include communication with your creative team to then provide you with your first design proposal. This will lay out several different options, providing you with price points for reference. Once we receive your feedback, we adjust your proposal and deliver your final design guide. This will go out to your creative team to get the ball rolling and provide them with a guide in moving forward. Event styling is provided at $5500. Please contact us about event styling to learn more. This product does not include any planning by the JWE team and company. All planning and coordinating of logistics and products outside of the physical design guide is the responsibility of the client and their creative team.
What is a realistic wedding budget?
Every wedding and couple is different from one another, from guest count to design elements. We encourage our couples to come up with their max budget; what is the number you do not want to go over? Our role is to help layout the best ways to distribute those funds based on your priorities. This is your investment, and we want you to have all the choices you can!
What is a first look?
A first look is when a couple plans time to see one another prior to their ceremony. This is a great way to have an intimate reveal and get all the pre-wedding jitters out. It is also a time for couples to get all their couple & formal portraits finished early. This allows the couple to then enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests, instead of being away taking all their photos during that time.
03. Do we have to work with your choice wedding pros?
When you hire JWE as your planning company, it is our job to help guide you through the event planning process. We have vetted and trust the wedding professionals we send your way, and hope that you will also. We will always provide options, and are open to your suggestions for new vendors whom we may not have worked with before!
Is it ok to limit our guest list
Not interested in invited all your extended family? That’s okay! Your guest list is growing too large, and you want to skip plus ones? That’s okay! Looking to host an adults-only event? That’s okay too! We’ll help you cut down your list, maneuver invitation wording and provide childcare services to accommodate your needs.
What design elements makes the biggest impact?
Lighting sets the mood for your entire event. From countless candles to chandeliers and twinkling lights, lighting helps to elevate any design! We’re here to guide you in what makes the most sense for your style and budget, but wholeheartedly feel that there is lighting out there for everyone!
06. Full Planning vs Partial Planning: How do we choose?
Full planning is for the person who doesn’t have time in their day to dedicate to planning an event. We’re here to lift that stress and create streamline task lists so that you can continue in your routine, whether its work, family or hobbies that fills your time. Our forty hour a week job IS your event. Partial planning means JWE is your part-time hire, this incurs a lot more responsibility on your part. The final question becomes: How much time do you have or want to dedicate to planning your event? Do you realistically have that time in your day?