Our work begins long before the event day starts. From our first consultation to the conclusion of your event, our team of experienced planners will handle every aspect of your event, ensuring that no detail goes overlooked. With an unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled service, we ensure that every step of your event planning and design journey is seamless and stress-free.

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Full-Service wedding & Event Planning

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Every wedding and event is accomplished with timeless design, precise planning, and absolute attention to detail.

Our attention to detail, hands-on and personalized approach, and years of experience are just a few of the many reasons clients trust us when planning and executing impeccable events. One of our top priorities is to set expectations from the beginning and keep your best interest at heart. When you work with us, you can expect integrity, creativity, passion, and collaboration through every step of the planning journey. We value your time and input and intentionally deliver personal event experiences that are a reflection of your unique style and vision.

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Event Management includes:
  • Virtual Kick-off Meeting to get organized
  • Access to Online Planning Center - Aisle Planner
  • Monthly to-do emails
  • One planning meeting 8-10 weeks before the event
  • Unlimited email communication with Lead Planner 60 days leading to the event
  • Venue walkthrough 4-6 weeks before the event
  • Timeline preparation and final details meeting
  • Vendor team communication 1-2 weeks before the event
  • Rehearsal management (1 hour), if applicable
  • Setup and teardown of personal decor items
  • Event management and execution on the event day with a Lead Planner and Assistant Planner
Event Management offers support leading to the event as well as day-of coordination with an unparalleled team of planners who will be onsite executing all of the logistics of the event and coordinating the vendor team.

Investment starting at $2,150

Event Management

Partial Planning & Design includes:
  • Unlimited email communication with the Lead Planner
  • Kick-off Meeting to get organized 
  • Full Access to Online Planning Center - Aisle Planner
  • Monthly to-do and check-in emails
  • Assistance with finding up to three vendors
  • Assistance with finalizing the event design
  • Two planning and design consultations, in addition to the final meeting
  • Venue walkthrough 4-6 weeks before the event
  • Timeline preparation and vendor communication
  • Rehearsal management (1 hour), if applicable
  • Setup and teardown of personal decor items
  • Event management and execution on the event day with a Lead Planner and Assistant Planner(s)

Partial Planning & Design is designed for anyone looking to partner with an event planner to complete the planning process and the creative aspects of the event. You will work closely with one of our experienced planners to finalize all of the important details, and rest assured your event will be perfectly executed from start to finish.

Investment starting at $5,500

Partial Planning & Design

Full Planning & Design includes: (Customizations can be made to meet your event needs)
  • Unlimited email and phone communication with the Lead Planner
  • Personalized Online Planning Center - Aisle Planner
  • Budget creation and management
  • Vendor team selection and management
  • Complete event design and custom design proposal
  • Three planning and design consultations, in addition to the final meeting and vendor meetings
  • Monthly to-do and check-in emails
  • Floor layout planning
  • Venue walkthrough 4-6 weeks before the event
  • Rehearsal management (1 hour), if applicable
  • Event management and execution on the event day with a Lead Planner and Assistant Planner(s)

Full Planning & Design is designed for anyone looking to bring on board an event planning team to orchestrate a tailored celebration and provide a seamless experience from conceptualization to execution. 

Percentage based service (10% of the overall budget). Minimum investment $10,000.

Full Planning & Design

Event Design includes:
  • Two creative consultations (initial consultation + design meeting)
  • Complete custom design proposal including theme, color scheme, small/large details, installations, lighting, mood boards
  • Design vendor recommendations and management
  • Deliver a production timeline to design vendors and manage logistics leading to the event

Event Design delivers the tailored experiences your guests will have at your event. Our team of talented designers are dedicated to curating intentional celebrations that reflect your unique style and vision.

Investment Starting at $3,500

Event Design

wondering how it all works?

frequently asked questions

Where do we start?

After completing our inquiry form, you will hear from us within 24-48 hours with more details about the service(s) you are interested in. A complimentary consultation and a proposal for services will follow before booking services.

Who will be my Lead Planner?

We have an incredible team of experienced event planners with different specialities. We will partner you with the Lead Planner that best fits the type of event you are having and availability. Full Planning and Partial Planning clients will be introduced to their Lead Planner right after services are booked during our onboarding process. Event Management clients will be introduced to their Lead Planner at least three months before the event.

Our preferred method of communication is email. Phone calls will be scheduled ahead of time, the same for in-person meetings. Text messages will not be responded to on time so we recommend avoiding that method of communication, unless it is an emergency or a very urgent matter.

What tools do you have available to help us with planning?

Our Full Planning and Partial Planning clients get full access to Aisle Planner, our online planning center, from the time they book our services. This online planning center includes tools such as a custom checklist, timeline builder, budget tracker, event design, guest tracker, layout and seating, vendor contacts, and more. Some tools will be personalized to our clients’ event needs to provide unparalleled organization through the event planning journey.  

Our Event Management clients also get access to Aisle Planner and the following tools: checklist, timeline builder, vendor contact management, and notes.

Do you charge for travel within Minnesota and Wisconsin?

We do. The travel fee covers roundtrip mileage for the day-of team managing your event. Fees are calculated from our studio (55410) and the location of your event. If your event is taking place over an hour from our studio, an overnight stay for the day-of team will be required. Travel and lodging fees (if applicable) will be presented to you in the proposal for services prior to booking with us.

How about travel for weddings or events in Chicago/Illinois?

Our services for Chicago/Illinois include travel for your Lead Planner. We have a satellite office in Chicago in the West Loop and roundtrip mileage will be calculated from that office to your event location for the day-of team.

— Maddy and Phil

Choosing AE&D for our wedding was the best decision we made! They made our lives way less stressful for the wedding, it was so great being able to sit back and just enjoy the day!

— Emily and Cory

I can’t say enough positive things about Artful Events & Design and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding planner in the Minneapolis area!!

— Lynnette and Thomas

Artful Events & Design did a phenomenal job with our wedding. Not only did they plan the most beautiful, elegant, romantic, and classiest wedding that exceeded every expectation and dream, they did so in only eight months during the busiest wedding year coming out of the pandemic.

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