STYLING & DESIGN
We have designed and set up many events and just LOVE seeing a vision come together! We really do know how much work it can be to make an event look just right and we love to take the pressure off couples so they can get on with the other important things - like celebrating!
We are efficient, see the little details and can help you in other ways that you may need when things get busy. We see our role as helping to tell your story so your celebration reflects you as a couple.
We'd love to help you - and coffee's on us to see if we're a match!
1. The 'You-Relax-While-We-Set-Up' Package
Handmaid provides a set-up service for couples who have a detailed idea of what they want but just don’t have the time (or inclination) to put it together on the day. We will listen to your vision and make sure we know how you want your items displayed and set up. You can then sit back and let us do the work.
The time it takes to set-up an event comes down to what is already at the venue and how much detail is required. Some people just want tables that are already set up dressed, and others have an empty venue that they want bunting and lights hung, tables dressed and other table and wall decoration done. The more information we have, the better we are able to pin down a price for you.
Once we know exactly what you want, we will put together a plan for your approval. This service is $400 (minimum) for a 2-hour set-up with $95 p/h thereafter for two stylists. We start with a no-obligation initial consultation, and if engaged by you, then our price includes email and phone calls as required.
If you require any hire items or would like us to arrange flowers for you, this can be added on as well.
Additional assistant staff (at $30 p/h) and travel costs may apply depending on what you need to be done, the time required to do it and where you need us! We will let you know if these apply.
2. The 'Please-Pack-Down-For-Us' Package
After one of the biggest nights of your life, the last thing you want to do is get up early and pack down from the night before. We can come and pack everything up as required. This includes:
Taking items down from walls, table centrepieces, decor etc and packing them up properly for collection
Packing down seating and tables if required
Collect any of our items and have hired items from elsewhere ready for return
Cleaning, where necessary (eg tabletops and sweeping floors).
This service is $400 + GST (minimum) for a 2-hour set-up around Wellington and Kapiti with $65 p/h thereafter. This includes email and phone visits as required.
Additional staff (at $30 p/h) and travel costs may apply depending on what you need done, the time required to do it and where you need us! We will let you know if these apply.
3. The 'Let-Us-Style-&-Design-It' Package
This is for couples that want us to design the look on the day for their wedding but may want to have family and friends set-up and pack-down on the day.
Our Styling Service includes the following:
A site visit by an event stylist with you to the venue
Unlimited email and phone calls, as required
Meetings x 2, as required
Reviewing any of your wedding Pinterest pages (if you give us access)
A Vision Board giving our styled “feel” to your event
An overall Styling Plan of all elements of your wedding – for example, as required, for all of the following: ceremony, dance floor, reception area, entrance etc
Styling the details of your ceremony and reception décor, including arranging hired or purchased items as required including flowers (with your written approval of any items), floral arrangements, table centrepieces, dance area etc
Having a styled ‘back-up’ plan for areas that are weather dependent.
Our Styling Services cost from $900 for all of the above. When anything goes beyond these outlined services, we will let you know and seek your written approval before proceeding.
We know that many couples want to include personal pieces gathered or
made to bring their personality to their event and we totally encourage
We are particularly crafty folk too so if you need any bespoke items, we
can provide an additional quote for these.
4. The Approved Takeover Package
This is perfect for couples and organisers that either have a notion of what they want but don’t know how to achieve it, or don’t want to even think about it and want it to JUST HAPPEN! This service is a design customised for you and includes set-up and packdown.
We can style your event for you to various degrees and customise this service for you. We can help with:
A styling plan for your approval
Ceremony décor, including arranging hired or purchased items
Each place setting
Floral and foliage
We know that many couples want to include personal pieces gathered or made to bring their personality to their event and we totally encourage this.
We will meet with you to listen to what your ideas are for your styling and send you a design to you with a brief and quote. We can book all items for you on your behalf and set it up on the day. The following day we can collect everything that needs to be returned elsewhere.
Starting from $2200 depending on how many guests are involved, what styling you require and the size of the space/s to be styled.
This includes: 2 x consultations, email and phone calls as required, and a site visit. If you require hire items or would like for us to arrange flowers, this can be added on. For any of our hire items, you receive a 10% discount.
Thank you for considering us - we'd love to be part of your day!
Charlotte and team