Partial Planning

This Partial Planning Package is the sweet spot

between Full-Service Planning and Month of Coordination. 


You’ve got the date and venue locations(s) set, and now you just need to bring in some reinforcement to finish the wedding planning and make sure everything you’ve done so far is going to look great on the wedding day.

So, where do we go from here??


During your wedding weekend, we start at the rehearsal and

end after the last dance of the night, making certain all is wonderful and just right. 

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It’s an exciting path of design selections that includes a style guide we create for and with you.  We’ll identify colors, design tablescapes, and help you create a clear vision for the wedding. Here’s how we’ll create your wedding design:

  • First, we’ll design a detailed style guide

  • Next, we’ll source the perfect rentals and vendors such as floral, lighting, soft seating and pops of your personality

  • Finally, we’ll put it all together in a wedding day floor plan


Everyone at your wedding will enjoy celebration wedding as they witness one of the most important days of your life. We can help you put a smile on a stranger’s face too as we bring social responsibility to our events; Here’s how: 

  • We donate a portion of all proceeds to local nonprofits that include the World Central Kitchen and Lurie Children’s Hospital.

  • With your pre-wedding approval, we repurpose florals and donate to local hospice organizations.

  • We encourage our clients to work with local vendors.



You’ve put so much hard work into planning all the details of your wedding day, and now it’s time to enjoy it! Our team will be on-hand before, during, and after the wedding celebration to make sure everything goes according to plan.   Here’s how we’ll manage your wedding day:

  • Create a detailed timeline for the day

  • We’ll lead all vendor in planning communication and while on-site 

  • Guide and direct wedding party members the entire day of the wedding


Choosing the partial package is the perfect creative and smart option, here’s what is included:  


Online Planning Portal

We’ll create a planning portal to keep everything wedding-related in one place, accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection. Our clients use this portal to save inspiration photos, plan their budget, organize vendor agreements, schedule meetings and important dates, and more.

Monthly & Full Checklists

We know there are a lot of wedding checklists out there: we’ll supply you with one master checklist, with monthly assignments so you’ll never feel like you forget something. The best part of this awesomeness - you can assign certain tasks on your checklist to your planner!

Vendor Team Assembly

We have a deep bench of proven vendors that maintain a high level of service; their attention to detail is simply top-notch to share with you. Should you want to work with other options great, we would like to review their proposal and contract before you move forward to make sure you’re covered and that they will be able to produce based on our expectations.

Etiquette Guidance

We’re not known as Miss Manner (for sure!), but we like to make sure our clients understand what the “rules” are before we decide to bend them. We’ll help you navigate the wedding etiquette with a modern flair to make sure you don’t feel like you missed something big on your big day!

Create Wedding Day Timelines

Know that we L.O.V.E. timelines, they are our jams! We’ll create a detailed timeline for you and your wedding party, so you’ll know exactly what’s happening behind the scenes while you get ready. We also make individual vendor-specific production schedules, which are provided in a week in advance, so everyone’s clear about what’s happening, when. Your band needs a completely timed “run of show,” while the bakery mostly needs delivery details.

Conduct 1:1 Final Vendor Review Calls

We’ll contact each of your vendors one week before the wedding to make sure all final details are mapped out and understood. We know that they know what they need to know, ya know! From their arrival to retrieval, everyone's got the plan of the day!

Contract Review & Value Increase

We can’t promise we’ll score you the deal of a lifetime, but we can guarantee you’ll get a comprehensive agreement and a fair price. And we’re not afraid to ask for a bit more value from any vendors on your behalf.


We don’t punch a clock for our couples, our fees are retainer-based and never change from what’s outlined in your original agreement. Although we plan our schedules in advance to avoid burnout, we’ll hold your hand through the entire process to make sure you have wedding planning confidence. We make ourselves available, whether it's in-person or virtually, over a call, or via email.

Guest Seating Software

You will be able to access your guest list seating plan 100% online and set the table location with ease.

2D & 3D Floorplans

Our online software creates floor plans that are drawn in scale and set in the fully developed details of your venue for realistic planning of the configuration of your reception. The floor plans can be viewed as a line regular drawing or a 3D version (its VERY cool to see the ballroom from where you or your guests will be seated).

Create & Maintain Detailed Budget

Budget (The other B-word) is an eye-opening tool that will keep you focused on what really counts for you both. We will work with you to create a customized wedding budget that considers your priorities and vision for your wedding day.

2 Site Visits

If needed, we can pop-over for a visit to your ceremony or reception location to review while planning to make sure the flow of the day feels good for you.

Complete Event Design

As a child of an interior designer and my 25 years experience in event design, I have “the curse of the eye,” we create a cohesive look that actually works IRL. We’ll help you design a swoon-worthy wedding that’ll look great in your photo album.

Invitation Consultation

We’ll help you with the design, printing, and mailing of your invitations. There are a lot of tricks in this aspect of wedding planning, and if not done properly, it could end up costing your sanity and reprint charges. (We hate those A LOT) We’ll sign for it. Porch pirates won't steel your wedding-related items from Etsy! Just send them to our office and avoid that headache! We’ll sign for them; let you know when they’ve safely arrived and scheduled a convenient time to get them to you.

3 Vendor Guides & FAQ

We’ll create vendor-specific checklists, so you’ll be prepared and ask the right questions when searching for your team of wedding vendors.

Final Venue Walkthrough

About a week or so before the wedding, we’ll meet with the key vendors at your venue to review the planned details, placement, & timing.

Create Glam-Squad Schedules

A Glam-Squad schedule will be planned for your wedding party to ensure that the kick-off to your day is on time and everyone will look fabulous.

Create Vendor-Specific Timelines

Each & every vendor will receive a timeline drafted specifically for them. From arrival/retrieval times, contracted elements, and both theirs & our contact info, the vendors will receive a clear plan for the day and clearly knows our expectations.

Curate Venue Options

After meeting with you and getting a sense of your overall wedding design wishes, we’ll create a prequalified list of potential venues for us to check out together that can accommodate your date and initial guest count.

Transportation Planning

Trolley for everyone or a ride in a classic car for just your two? We'll plan & manage this aspect for you. Wedding shuttle service? Yes, please!

Create Wedding Party & Family Itinerary

We create, print & share a detailed itinerary for the wedding party & family - so everyone knows what the plan of the day is & they aren't asking you!


All Day Vendor Management

We’ll maintain communication with all your vendors, so everyone is on the same beautiful page together.

Wedding Party Guidance

We’ll guide and direct your wedding party on the day of your wedding to make sure everyone is where they need to be. We’re there to handle any pop-up needs, find a rouge groomsman, and take on any last-minute requests.

Timeline Management

On paper, it's perfect that timeline should be framed! However, we’re aware that sometimes things don’t go perfectly on time. We’ll monitor and keep notes on your timeline throughout the wedding to make sure we stay on track and avoid any significant problems.

1- Hour Rehearsal

We’ll facilitate your wedding rehearsal, so everyone knows what to do when the big moment comes. We finally get to meet the wedding party and your families, and they meet us! In less than an hour, everyone knows what is going to happen for the ceremony, and it’s a total lovefest all around!!

Reception Setup

From escort cards to the cake table and wedding favors, we’ll make sure your reception spaces are set up properly for your guests’ arrival.

Distribute Final Payments

Some vendors will have a balance due on your wedding day. Instead of carrying checks around all night, you can hand them to our team, and we’ll handle all final payments.

Oversee Cards & Gifts

We don’t think your family should be responsible for moving those items to a safe place, so we’ll take care of that as you direct us to.

Ceremony Setup

We’ll make sure the chairs are lined up, and the aisle is clear. Any other details that need to be handled (signage, reserved seating, direction to other vendors) will be taken care of by our team.

Two On-Site Staff

Why two? Well, because sometimes your guests will need assistance with something, and we want to be sure someone is always available to take care of you!

Vendor Arrival & Setup

We’ll greet your vendors, assist with load-in, and make sure they have everything they need for a successful wedding experience for you and your guests.

Handout Gratuities

Our motto is “never expected, but always appreciated” we’ll share best practices, and take care of distributing them so you can focus on celebrating. If your vendors went above and beyond, you might want to offer a gratuity.

Wedding Emergency Kit

It’s an awesome collection of anything that may be needed during the day, the kit includes phone chargers to bandaids and various tapes, Tide sticks, breath mints, and so much more can be found in this go-to kit.

Run the Show

From entering the reception, speeches and toasts and other key moments of the night, we’re here to make sure that everything runs smoothly until the dance floor is full.

HBIC Wedding Day Timing

Generally...we arrive just before the Photographer, while you're getting ready. We will be onsite until the last song of the night & make sure vendors are returning as planned. We always touch base & say goodbye.

Day of Transportation

We’ll have a dedicated staff member placed curbside managing the equipment, greeting your guests, and making all transfers for the day spot-on perfect!


O aplicativo é gratuito?

Sim, qualquer pessoa com um dispositivo suportado pode baixar o aplicativo gratuitamente e começar a usá-lo. Além disto, não apresentamos propagandas no aplicativo.

O aplicativo precisa de internet para funcionar?

Sim, o aplicativo funciona somente quando o celular está conectado à internet.

Como posso baixar o aplicativo?

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Como posso ajudar?

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“HBIC Weddings has experience in both corporate and wedding planning - which is something you totally want!  Diane has insight into details a normal wedding person simply would not.  Value-wise they cannot be beaten. I would recommend Diane any day to anyone!”

 - Kyle D., Bride

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