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Destination Wedding Planning


Western North Carolina is a premier destination wedding locale.  If you are coming to Asheville to get married, this package is for you.  Or, if a romantic European Castle is your Dream, this package can be customized to suit your special day.    Wherever your dream takes you, be it an elegant European castle, a tropical secluded island, or to the bright lights, big city, or you are coming to Asheville from afar, we can make it happen. These services vary from client to client. Please contact us with your wedding dreams and we will do the appropriate research and provide you with the best options for your budget and vision. 


Pricing begins at $1200 + travel  expenses

This package includes*:

  • Complimentary initial consultation

  • A comprehensive review of the couples’ vision, must haves and budget as well as primary wedding goals.

  • Compile and assure adherence to couple’s established budget

  • Prepare Wedding and Engagement Timelines including calendar of payment due dates

  • Provide checklist of needs for successful event:  caterer, baker, stationer, music, lighting, venue, rentals, etc.

  • Provide vendor referrals (i.e. venue, caterer, cake baker, floral consultations, etc.), secure vendor choice and negotiation of vendor contracts appropriate to vision and budget.

  • Attend venue walkthrough to aid in selection.

  • Complementary inclusion of rental props that are a part of Something Like a Dream’s extensive prop inventory. *

  • Provide style and mood boards for inspiration.

  • Create and design wedding theme and style choices based on couple’s preferences.

  • Through close consultation with couple plan, order, compile, and mail all bridal stationery including save the date, invitations, and RSVP’s.*

  • Maintain guest list and RSVP’s

  • Wedding invitations may have contracted calligrapher if requested.*

  • Secure travel and accommodations (with 3 budgetary choices) for out of town guests including hotel arrangements, travel to and from airport, and provision of a dining and entertainment recommendation list.*

  • Arrange and accompany bridal couple to up to 4 vendor appointments within a 100 mile radius.*

  • Place wedding favors at reception.*

  • Provide progress updates via email, phone, skype (or similar) service, or in person meeting

  • Assure adherence to proper etiquette guidelines as appropriate and requested.

  • Provide pre-marital checklist for marriage licensure per wedding locale regulations

  • Provide guidance for procurement of special event liquor license as required.

  • Accompany bride and groom as well as bridal party to attire fittings (up to 3 visits, 2 bridal, 1 for groom) if requested.

  • Develop inclement weather plan.*

  • Procure transportation to and from hotels to wedding venue and reception venue for wedding party and guests as necessary.*

  • Procure valet parking attendants, security, and coat check attendant as needed.*

  • Vendor confirmation (4 times) and direction.

  • Discuss with bride and groom preference for top layer of cake tradition and inform caterers of choice.

  • Compile venue layout to insure appropriate flow

  • Assist with seating chart design upon request.

  • Assist with speeches and vows upon request.

  • Discuss and compile musical selections for ceremony and reception and provide to musicians, soloist, deejay, etc. as appropriate.

  • Suggest and procure entertainment specialists for ceremony and reception.*

  • Plan rehearsal dinner in consultation with the groom and parents.

  • Secure rehearsal dinner venue.*

  • Provide rehearsal consultation, instruction, and guidance the night before the wedding up to 2 hours.

  • Discuss wedding day responsibilities for all involved parties.

  • Compile and distribute wedding day (pre-ceremony-last call) timeline to all involved parties including bridal party, immediate family, and all vendors

  • Discuss and plan cocktail hour to including hor d'oeuvres and signature cocktail per couple’s preference.*

  • Procure bartenders and additional wait staff for reception as needed.*

  • Provide reception timeline and order of events.

  • Discuss wedding day responsibilities for all involved parties.

  • Arrive the morning of ceremony to insure all details are in place (i.e. assist with flower distribution, photography, caterer, vendor set up as necessary).

  • Insure appropriate placement of items at reception (i.e. guest book, favors, cake knife, toasting flutes, escort cards, place cards, etc.).

  • Distribute remaining vendor payments and gratuities as necessary.*

  • Plan and oversee bride and groom departure.

  • Insure gifts and cards are safely with responsible party.

  • Confirm with caterer for to-go meals for bride and groom, meals for vendors, cake service, and boxing of remaining cake including top layer preservation.

  • Secure safe transportation of wedding guests post celebration.

  • Provision of “Wedding Day MacGyver Kit” (i.e. Tylenol, Band-Aids, clear nail polish, nail glue, sewing kit, safety pins, gum, mints, mouthwash, toothbrush, club soda, feminine products, minor tools, etc.)


Something Like a Dream recommends additional staffing for guest counts over 150.

151-200 guests: one additional Something Like a Dream staff person will be added at a cost of $240

201-250 guests: two additional Something Like a Dream staff people will be added at a cost of $480

251-300 guests: three additional Something Like a Dream staff people will be added at a cost of $720

Etc. In 50 guest count increments at $240/staff person needed.

All changes in contract that result in additional time or expenditure are the sole responsibility of the contracted party.

*Fees quoted are for planning and design services only.  All vendor, rental, service, merchandise, accommodations, travel, meals, alcohol, licensure and permit fees, and postage fees are not included and are payable on a contractual basis directly to the vendor or merchant.  Any travel required in excess of a 100 mile radius becomes a destination wedding and will be subject to travel expenses.

** Something Like a Dream is not responsible for lost or stolen items, damages to venue or rental props, or late return fees.  They are the sole responsibility of their respective owners and contractual party.





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Something Like a Dream Weddings and Events

452 Dix Creek #1

Leicester, NC 28748


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