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Wedding planning and management to get you from newly engaged to your grand exit

and cannot wait to get married and celebrate with your friends and family. You know you want some help with the planning and execution of it all (from someone other than your mom, who already has a million things on her plate) but you aren’t entirely sure what you need. Look no further! Here at Philosofi Celebrations, we’re here to help you go from newly engaged to your grand exit.

You and your partner have just gotten engaged...

cost: 4500

So you're newly engaged and super eager to marry your best friend! Except that means you actually have to plan this whole wedding, which isn’t really your jam. You work full time and would much rather spend those non-working hours playing with your pups, hanging out with your loved ones, or organizing a community clothing drive than wedding planning. Let me take care of all the dirty details, from finding venues to tour all the way to getting you and your boo down the aisle.

full-service planning

cost: 3000

As much as you love weddings, you’re a little bit overwhelmed by the idea of trying to plan one from start to finish. You probably feel pretty confident about some aspects, but you definitely need someone to guide you through the process and some of the tougher aspects of planning a wedding. With partial planning, you have the flexibility to use set planning hours throughout the planning process how you see fit. Want someone to join you on venue tours? Need someone to help you create your budget? I’m your girl. Plus once the planning is over, I handle those final logistical tasks and take care of the execution of your wedding.

partial planning

cost: 1500

You are a planner at heart with the time to do it all! After all of your work planning a kickass day for you and your guests, you want to take a step back and soak up the memories with your loved ones. Your mom and best friends are amazing, but you want them sipping mimosas in the morning and joining you on the dance floor in the evening, not taking care of vendors and making sure dinner gets served on time. Allow me to take care of the execution of your wedding, including all the messy logistics in the weeks prior, so that you, and your loved ones can relax and enjoy!

wedding management

  • Kickoff Call Meeting to discuss any details so far and get you set up in our client portal
  • Timeline & Details Meeting to firm up any timeline and decor details closer to your wedding day
  • Final Meeting to drop off any decor and personal items and tie up any loose ends

  • Three planning meetings throughout the planning process:

Wedding Management

  • Kickoff Call Meeting to discuss any details so far and get you set up in our client portal
  • Timeline & Details Meeting to firm up any timeline and decor details closer to your wedding day
  • Final Meeting to drop off any decor 
  • and personal items and tie up any loose ends


  • Venue site visits and vendor meetings, tastings, etc.
  • Vendor research and selection
  • Budget creation and management
  • Sit-down planning meetings for topics of your choosing

  • Three built-in meetings throughout the planning process:









  • 15 flexible planning hours from the Philosofi Celebrations team. These can be used for:

partial Planning

  • These may drop to monthly meetings during slower planning phases
  • Includes a Kickoff Call Meeting to discuss any details so far and get you set up in our client portal
  • Includes a Final Meeting to drop off any decor and personal items and tie up any loose ends

  • Bi-weekly planning meetings throughout the planning process:








  • Budget creation and management using our client portal
  • Venue selection and management, including up to 5 recommendations and site visits
  • Vendor selection and management, including 2-5 recommendations per vendor type and meeting attendance
  • Basic event styling and design, including the creation of an inspiration board
  • Assistance with miscellaneous details as needed, such as personal items and decor

full-service planning

  • Up to 10 hours of on-site management on your wedding day
  • An additional planning assistant to assist your planner on your wedding day
  • Set-up supervision, including the set-up of any personal items and small decor
  • Clean-up supervision, including assistance getting personal items and gifts to the correct spot at the end of the night
  • Coordination of the wedding reception so you and your loved ones don’t need to keep your eyes glued to the clock
  • Coordination of the wedding ceremony, including the ceremony rehearsal
  • Guest assistance on the wedding day
  • Vendor management and leadership on the wedding day, so that your vendor team has a point of contact for any of their needs
  • Wedding day emergency kit, stocked with all of the supplies your planner may need
  • Text access starting 3 days prior to your wedding for any last minute changes or updates
  • Timeline creation with collaboration from your vendor team
  • Complimentary access to our wedding planning software and client portal, Aisle Planner, which includes a comprehensive wedding planning checklist, guest tracker, and more
  • Email and phone communication for questions and concerns that come up during the planning process

All Services include

“Sofi was educated, detailed and full of knowledge when it came to assisting us with our day of planning. She & her colleague made the entire experience smooth and incredible. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!”

- Shea, past bride

It’s your wedding day! While you, your boo, and your loved ones are dining and dancing, we’re behind the scenes setting up, leading the vendor team, and making sure the whole day runs according to plan.

party

04.

This is where the magic happens, though it looks different depending on which service you book. For Full-Service couples, I’m with you every step of the way, beginning with choosing a venue and nailing down a date. For Wedding Management couples, I’ll touch base with you throughout the planning process, but the bulk of our work together happens in the final weeks leading up to your wedding day.

plan

03.

Woohoo! Once you’ve signed a contract and paid the retainer, you’re officially a Philosofi couple! All services start with a Planning Kickoff Meeting, where we go over all of your wedding details so far, get you acquainted with our planning software, and make sure your to-do list is ready to go.

prep

02.

After you reach out, we’ll hop on a phone call to talk all about your wedding. I want to learn all about you, your boo, your plans so far, and what makes you most excited (and most nervous) about your big day. You get to ask me all the questions you have and see if I’m a good fit for you. If we vibe, I’ll send over a contract and invoice!

vibe

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the process

Hi! I’m Sofi Melvin (she/her), and I’m the Lead Planner here at Philosofi Celebrations. On this planning journey, you’ll discover a few things about me:
  • I’m a big advocate for self care. Wedding planning can be stressful, so don’t be shocked when I’m checking in on you about your well being instead of just your to-do list.
  • I don’t believe in sticking to tradition just because. I want your wedding to be a reflection of the two of you and your love story, tradition or not.
  • I’m a team player! When working with your vendors, collaboration and mutual respect is huge to me. From crafting the timeline to getting everyone broken down and out of the venue at the end of the night, I work alongside your vendors rather than just directing them.

Meet the Planner

frequently asked questions

are you lgbtq+ friendly? +

Hell to the yes. Inclusivity is a core value here at Philosofi Celebrations, and we actively welcome, support, and affirm LGBTQ+ couples (and BIPOC couple and disabled couples and fat couples and couples of all faiths or lack thereof. You get the picture. We really just love love).

Do you offer Day-of Coordination or Month-of Coordination? +

We do not offer Day-of Coordination or Month-of Coordination because we offer so much more in the form of Wedding Management. Wondering why we don’t offer Day-of or Month-of Coordination? Check out our blog!

What goes into your pricing? +

My pricing is reflective of the education, experience, time, and talent that I and my team put into each and every wedding.

Do I really need to book a consult call? +

Consult calls are super important to me! During this quick 20 minute chat, I get a feel of who you are, where your priorities lie, and how I can best serve you. You get to understand more about how I work and if I’m the planner for you. Consider this a vibe check.

What’s included with your services? +

All of our services include a kickass wedding planner on your vendor team, day-of coverage from myself and an assistant, access to an amazing online planning portal, and assurance that someone will be taking care of you and your loved ones throughout the process.

What’s the difference between you and a Venue Coordinator? +

Ultimately, a Venue Coordinator’s priority is to take care of the venue itself. My priority is to take care of you and your friends and family. See more details about the differences and how we work together here.

so are we gonna do this thing, or what?!