Weddings

Congratulations!  Your wedding and the planning process are an exciting time in your life.  Let us assist you in not missing a step. 

What makes us different? Our unique specialty is wedding planning with a large travel component. We commonly work with couples who are planning from out-of-town or have the majority of guests traveling into the Austin, Texas Hill Country area.  So if you are choosing Austin and the Texas Hill Country as your destination wedding location, we may be the right fit for you!  As your guests are traveling in for your wedding weekend, we help make the whole experience one that makes you shine and an event your guests will never forget.

Regardless of your travel schedule to Austin during the planning process, we’re here to guide you each step of the way.  Seamless communication and personalized service is top of mind with our wedding planning team. At Uptown Events & Travel, we love building the to-do list, timeline, and ensuring all details are clearly laid out for you. We are your partner-in-planning, which saves you stress, time, money, and more.

When searching for a wedding planner, you have many factors to consider. Along with a large travel component, thoughtful design elements and well planned logistics are what set us apart. Getting to know you and together carefully designing your wedding, incorporating your style preferences, is our passion. The special details of your wedding and the unique aspects throughout, are what makes our job fun. Allowing us to use our experience of over a decade in the Austin wedding industry to plan the logistics and structured timelines, are what allow you to relax on your wedding day.

Thinking about tying the knot in a more tropical locale? Learn more about our Destination Wedding Planning services.

It’s never too early to start thinking about your honeymoon! Jessica can help curate the perfect luxury honeymoon experience for you and your soon to be hubby.  Check out our sister company J.Upton Travel for more information.

Planning

Wedding planning services begin from the moment of event conception. We are the direct liaison between you and your vendors. We attend meetings, negotiate contracts based upon your budget, and serve as your event coordinator.

Design

We create a custom design board that includes coordinating colors and decor elements to make your event uniquely you and work with vendors to ensure the design plan is fully executed to your preferences.
See more on our Design options here.

Coordination

Wedding coordination begins approximately four to six weeks from the event. We communicate with your vendors to create a well-organized timeline and oversee your event to keep it running smoothly and on time.

Portfolio

Our Packages

● One complimentary initial consultation
● One venue walk through a month out to discuss the venue’s layout and rain plan
● Create a wedding timeline
● Correspond with vendors regarding contracted details and ensure all parties are in sync
● Include importation venue and vendor information on wedding timeline
● Create a list of important items detailing who is providing, setting up, breaking down & taking at end of night
● List to include whom is responsible for taking home gifts, cake topper, bridal portrait and keepsakes
● Coordinator’s assistance at the rehearsal (typically held the day before) directing the flow of the ceremony
● Coordinator available on the wedding day for up to 10 hours
● Assistant available on the wedding day for up to 6 hours
● We will bring our wedding day emergency kit (super glue, bobby pins, etc.)
● Distribute and pin bridal party and family flowers prior to the ceremony
● Assist with reception site decorating (this may be limited or vary based on time constraints)
● Set-up wedding programs and guest book in proper place
● Layout place cards, table numbers, favors, menu cards, seating chart, champagne flutes and cake knife
● Bustle wedding gown after the ceremony
● Greet your guests at the reception and offer any necessary directions on finding their seats
● Cue the couple’s entrance into the reception
● Coordinate agenda of the evening (toasts, 1st dance, cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss)
● Distribute “day of” payments or gratuities to vendors in labelled envelopes
● Assist in lining up the wedding guests and distributing exit items
● Confirm with Best Man and Maid of Honor on transporting Bride and Groom’s luggage/personal items
● Prepare to-go box of reception meal and slice of wedding cake to take with you
● Package the anniversary cake to be taken home
● Load gifts and personal items (bouquet, cake topper, guest book) into the assigned family vehicle
● Oversee vendor clean-up and load out

● Silver Package +
● Create initial wedding budget estimate
● Source, contract & manage 3 vendors- Provide proposals, schedule initial vendor interview meetings, negotiate contracts and secure vendors. May include any of these 3: floral, catering, photography, videography, ceremony musicians, band/d.j., officiant, bakery, hair & makeup, stationery
● Arrange hotel block at host hotel
● Arrange transportation and manage logistics
● Email updates once a month on wedding tasks that need to be completed

Design Services available as an add on

● Silver Package +
● Create initial wedding budget estimate
● Schedule and attend venue site tours to aid in selection (includes up to 3 venues)
● Schedule initial vendor meetings, negotiate contracts and secure vendors. Vendors to include: Ceremony &
reception venue, floral, catering, photography, videography, ceremony & reception music, officiant, bakery,
hair & makeup, stationery
● Manage budget with email updates
● Arrange hotel block at host hotel
● Arrange transportation and manage logistics
● 3 Planning meetings with Uptown Coordinator
● Coordinator to schedule and attend 3 vendor meetings
● Attend food tastings and assist with menu selection (includes 1 tasting)

Design Services available as an add on