Melissa Ortanez is the Principal Wedding Planner for Kawano Decor & Design. Not only is she a WPIC Certified Planner, she possesses a background in Communication & Media Design from Langara College. Melissa is very dedicated to making her client's events unique, personal, and unforgettable. An eye for detail, she is committed to providing exceptional customer service. Melissa is very passionate about weddings and truly strives to make the wishes of her couples come true. Constantly abreast with the latest wedding styles & trends, Melissa's upbeat energy and imagination will make your experience with Kawano Decor & Design personable & unforgettable.
If you require some professional assistance on one or more wedding planning concerns; We are pleased to be able to offer an hourly rate for consultation services. This is a great option for those of you who are planning the wedding or celebration themselves; but are looking for guidance and/or selected assistance. This service is designed for the couple who require assistance at any stage of the wedding planning process.
CONSULTATIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:Full theme developmentDécor design & related questionsBudget development & money-saving tipsVendor recommendationsVenue recommendationsPersonalized & detailed schedulesCultural background fusionsWedding day itinerary planning
You determine the areas that you require assistance with and we will offer you the guidance you require for your wedding day.
You have planned the perfect wedding… now let us worry about the details! This service is designed for couples who have planned their own wedding, but require assistance with finalizing all of the details. On your wedding day you can relax and feel assured that we are directing every detail to your specifications. We are also there to ensure any problems may be diverted such as weather concerns and vendor no-shows. We are here to coordinate your wedding day so that you can truly enjoy it with your family & friends.DAY-OF COORDINATION INCLUDES:2 consultation meetings prior to your wedding dayReview of all vendor contractsConfirmation of vendors 1 week prior to the wedding day to finalize details & informationAttendance at your ceremony rehearsalManagement of small décor details (place cards, pew markers, favors..etc)Preparation & Management of schedulesDetailed itinerary for wedding day provided to wedding party & vendorsCan assist bride & bridesmaids with dressing on morning of weddingInstructing ushers & readers of dutiesOrganizing processional line-upAssisting with the transition from ceremony to receptionCommunication with all vendorsOnsite direction of ceremony, photos & receptionOverseeing scheduled events at reception: cocktails, dinner, cake cutting, entertainers, speechesDelivery of final payments to vendors (if required)Use of wedding day emergency kit
This service is geared to couples who desire guidance in all aspects of planning the entire wedding. Your wedding should reflect your individual personalities and we will assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams. Together, we will guide you through every step of the wedding planning process and on your wedding day, you can relax and feel assured that our professionalism & expertise is directing every detail to the highest of standards, your own!FULL WEDDING PLANNING INCLUDES:Regular meetings/emails & phone calls to keep you up to date in each stage of the wedding planning processDécor design & implementationVenue selection for ceremony & reception siteVendor recommendations, negotiation & correspondenceBudget development & payment schedules
Guest accommodations & arrangements
Preparation & Management of schedules
Confirmation of all vendors
Attendance at your ceremony rehearsal
Management of small décor details (place cards, pew markers, favors etc)
Detailed itinerary for wedding day provided to wedding party & vendors
Can assist bride & bridesmaids with dressing on morning of wedding
Instructing ushers & readers of duties
Organizing processional line-up
Assisting with the transition from ceremony to reception
Communication with all vendors
Onsite direction of ceremony, photos & reception
Overseeing scheduled events at wedding reception: cocktails, dinner, cake cutting, entertainers, speeches
Delivery of final payments to vendors (if required)
Use of wedding day emergency kit
Coordination services on your wedding day for a maximum of 10 consecutive hours