Your wedding, your way.
Based in New York City, I design and execute memorable weddings in Italy (and worldwide) tailored to you.
No two weddings are alike. Let's make yours special – and uniquely yours – full of thoughtful touches and exquisite design.
Destination weddings, elegantly handled.
Jane Handles Events offers full-service wedding planning to ensure your event is inspiring, extraordinary, and unforgettable. I'll be with you every step of the way and on your special day, with everything you need – before you know you need it.
I am available to help plan events in places around the world that have played a special role in your relationship.
Together, we can create a meaningful celebration and extraordinary guest experience. So you can consider it Handel-ed.
Full-Service Planning Includes...
VENUE RESEARCH & COORDINATION
I help you find the perfect place to welcome your guests and say "I do!" Once you've made your selection, I arrange site visits and get to know your venue inside and out so we're fully prepared. I'll handle questions to the venue and will track the responses so you won't have to worry about chasing down answers.
I am here for you! I keep my clients up to date with ongoing status updates, planning calls, and clear, consistent communication.
Jane Handles Weddings tackles all the nitty-gritty logistics of the planning process, from those first moments of planning to full, on-site coordination throughout you wedding and surrounding events.
I'll keep us on track with robust checklists, so you always know what's coming next.
Whether all your guests are staying on site or if you need to arrange for hotel blocks and shuttle transportation, I help with guest room allocation, hotel logistics, and transportation arrangements.
Need a hand with some language for your stationery, signage, guest communications/reminder emails, wedding website, welcome notes, and the like? I have you covered.
Throughout the planning process, I'll help you find the perfect vendors for you, and will manage vendor communications to keep us organized.
Day of, I'll handle all vendor coordination, setup/breakdown, and distribute any cash payments and gratuities.
& EVENT FLOW
I handle all the scheduling, timeline, vendor start/end timing, wedding party organization, photo timing, and more, so you can focus on the fun stuff.
I also help couples ensure they have a seamless event flow full of thoughtful touches.
MENU CONSULTATION & DESIGN
From setting up tastings to helping you think through what you want to offer guests, to designing the printed version, this is by far the tastiest part of planning, and we'll make sure you have a menu that will leave guests talking about the food at your wedding for years to come.
I'll take care to iron out any kinks and steam out every wrinkle.
From a fully-stocked Fix-It Kit, to creative problem solving/solution finding, and comprehensive back-up plans, we'll make sure everything goes to plan.
WEDDING WEBSITE CREATION
I can help you create a wedding website that matches your event aesthetic, with content that gives guests all the information they need.
(including stationery and signage production)
I already consult on your stationery writing and design, but if you want to add on some production services like bespoke signage, mirror seating charts, and wax seals, I can do that, too.
As an NYC-based planner, I know how to ensure your expectations are exceeded. Forget the hassle of language barriers and varying response rates. I am an equipped liaison who can get you what you need, when you need it. I can also help with understanding local customs so you feel fully prepared.
VENDOR NEGOTIATION & BUDGET MANAGEMENT
My goal is to save my clients money. I advise on where we can trim, and negotiate with vendors to help get you the best prices. We'll look at a cohesive budget estimate to manage expectations and help you get your dream event – in budget.
FULL WEDDING-WEEK PLANNING
From organizing surrounding events like welcome events, rehearsal dinners, and brunches, to helping you think of ways to enhance the guest experience, like arranging local walking tours, boat rides, cooking classes, and beyond.
I'll help make sure you have answers to questions you didn't think to ask. From thinking through extra ways to enhance the guest experience to coming up with ways to add a warm and personal touch to your event, nothing is overlooked.
Whether you've traveled to your destination a million times or are coming sight unseen, I'm happy to help with travel tips for you (and for your guests)
Let's create an event that is uniquely you! As part of the planning process, I create custom event designs just for you.
Once you're happy with the aesthetic vision, I'll ensure a cohesive, unified visual experience throughout your event.
From helping you trim the list, to tracking (and chasing) RSVPs to fielding guest questions, I have it handled. I will also help you with seating charts and place cards.
TIMELINE CREATION & EVENT FLOW
I handle all the scheduling, timeline, vendor start/end timing, wedding party organization, photo timing, and more, so you can focus on the fun stuff. I also help couples ensure they have a seamless event flow full of thoughtful touches.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & ON-YOUR-SIDE BACKUP
Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and it can be challenging to juggle competing interests, pressure, and expectations. I will have your back every step of the way, and will always be on your side, advocating for your best interests.
HOSPITALITY KITS, FAVORS, &
I can concept, source, design, physically assemble, and deliver all welcome kits, coordinate wedding favors, and put together hyper-thoughtful hospitality kits, so you can be the most gracious hosts.