Del Mar, Calif.- With Valentine’s Day proposals behind us, wedding planning season kicks into full swing. To ensure that couples have all they need, L’Auberge Del Mar has added two new members to its wedding team and introduced three new wedding planning packages from which couples can choose to begin their life together. Plus, the wedding team at L’Auberge shares its top reasons why every bride and groom should hire a wedding planner.
With veteran Director of Weddings Allison Patt at the helm, L’Auberge Del Mar recently added Wedding Manger Adele Meehan and Wedding Coordinator Krissie Simek to its team. Meehan has worked in the wedding and event industry for nearly five years and has styled everything from rustic outdoor barn and vintage vineyard weddings to hip downtown and coastal beach-side chic weddings. Always up on the most current trends, she draws inspiration from daily wedding blogs, Pinterest and high-end design magazines. Simek started her career working for some of the top wedding planners in San Diego. Both her degree in Meeting and Event Planning and Psychology come in handy when working with couples to create passionate and romantic events.
“Because we offer full-scale wedding planning services at L’Auberge Del Mar, the strength of our team is vital to ensuring successful weddings,” said Patt. “At most hotels, you get a catering contact who oversees food and beverage and hotel space. We take care of those details, plus all the rest including negotiating with outside vendors, designing the look and feel of the event, directing the ceremony and reception, and even sourcing materials, favors and gifts.”
Wedding Planning Packages
Three new wedding planning packages make it easy for couples getting married at L’Auberge Del Mar to choose a level of involvement that is right for them.
L’Auberge Luxe Package is for couples who want the ultimate wedding planning service. This package includes all the typical planning services plus extras such as attending all vendor meetings, running errands during the wedding week, developing seating charts and creating a custom bridal emergency kit for the wedding day.
L’Auberge Chic Package is a slightly scaled down version of the Luxe Package with services such as developing a vision for the event, recommending outside vendors, coordinating payments for all vendors, ensuring timely arrival of all vendors, managing site décor and orchestrating the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. At the most basic level, the hotel offers a
Month-of-Services Package With this package, couples negotiate vendors and contracts, while the wedding team oversees details such as deliveries, timely arrival of vendors and ceremony and reception timing and flow.
Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner
According to Patt and her team, there is a marked increase in the amount of stress, worry and drama that surrounds a wedding when a wedding planner is not involved. For brides and grooms who need convincing, the team has shared their top reasons why a wedding planner is vital to keeping their special day relaxing, fun and magical.
About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com.
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