All-Inclusive or Basic Package: Which is Right for You?

Creekside Event Center

January 16, 2019

When a couple comes in to tour Creekside, often times they aren’t sure if they want the All-Inclusive package, or if they really should go with our Basic Package. Today, I’m breaking down each package and why you should weigh both packages before deciding. You can see the offerings in each of these packages here.

Photography via Jacie Marguerite

Let’s start with our All-Inclusive Package.

The All-Inclusive Package is just what it sounds like. It includes just about everything you need for your wedding day. This package partners with some very talented partners including All Star DJs, You and I Caterers, Sugarplum Cake Shoppe, and Flintwood Floral to bring your vision to life.

This package takes a lot of the work and worry out of your wedding day. You have the bar services, appetizers, dinner, wedding cake, centerpieces, bouquet, ceremony swag, ceremony A/V and DJ/MC services. Some of the things you don’t pay for that you would in our Basic Package include cake cutting, china, glassware, flatware, cloth napkins, setup and breakdown of tables and chairs (yes, this is usually a charge when renting just the space!), and wedding day coordination services. When you start adding these up, you could easily blow through your wedding budget.

What about the Basic Package?

The Basic Package is a great package for those couples that have specific vendors in mind (at Creekside, we have required caterers whom you can choose from, and All Star DJs is required as well). It isn’t necessarily more cost effective, but can be depending on your needs and expectations. For example, if you don’t want appetizers or a bar package, it might make more sense to go with the Basic Package. It also might be a better if you have a smaller wedding.

Photography via Jacie Marguerite

So, which is better?

As a wedding planner for three years before joining the Creekside team, I’ve seen a lot of venue proposals.  If you were planning on having the majority of the items listed in the All-Inclusive as part of your wedding day, than the All-Inclusive is a great value. If your schedule is full to begin with, or if you would rather not be in the details, the Basic Package may not be the best fit. If you don’t want centerpieces or have your own, don’t want bar services, appetizers, or a sit down dinner, the Basic Package may be in your best interest.

If you are on the fence, please don’t hesitate to ask our Creekside Coordinators any questions that you have. We would love to help you along your wedding planning journey. If you would like to come in for a tour, schedule one here.

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