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Totally Rad Wedding Planning

Folie à Deux Events is a full service Chapel Hill wedding planner and event design company.  We bring obsessive attention to detail, modern style, and humanist values together to create beautiful, authentic events for our clients. At Folie à Deux Events, we believe that love wins, we believe in partnership, and we believe that unique, meaningful weddings are the most memorable.

Our services include Wedding Coordination, Full Wedding Planning, and Event Design.  All are welcome and all love is celebrated.

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Let’s get this party started…

Weddings are about love and partnership. Planning your wedding is one building block of your future together. We encourage couples to have the important conversations. Use your wedding planning to discuss finances, career goals, and family in addition to the visual elements, catering choices, and traditions. Wedding planning should not be relegated to one partner due to gender or other social constructs. It should be a process that allows each partner’s strengths and interests to shine!

 

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Nice to Meet You

Hi! I am Erica Greenwold Reisen, the Lead Planner and Designer of Folie à Deux Events. My mission is to help you create a beautiful, cohesive look for your event that is inspired by your values and personal style. I specialize in the alternative and unexpected, and I always love a challenge.

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Services Plan | Design | Create

Wedding Coordination

$1200+
Wedding Coordination is what many refer to as Month-of or Day-of Coordination, except that with me, you are not limited to a set amount of time! I work with you right from the start. Trust me, it makes all of our lives and jobs easier! In addition to your initial consult, we will meet 2 times during your engagement to make sure things are going well with your planning, vendor booking, etc… We use a collaborative online dashboard, customized planning checklists, timelines, vendor contact lists, venue floor plans, and other organizational details to make sure your wedding day runs smoothly. We will be your point of contact for your vendors, run your rehearsal, oversee the set up of your decor, and wrangle unruly family and guests on your wedding day! Wedding Coordination is perfect for couples who want to plan their wedding, but would love some guidance and help pulling it all together.
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Full Wedding Planning

$3000+
We want your wedding to be an amazing, one-of-a-kind experience that reflects your personality, style, and values. It is not just about creating a beautiful event, but also one that is full to the brim with meaningful details, and lifelong memories for you and your guests. We take your concepts and inspiration and turn it into a cohesive look for your event. We develop a detailed design plan and inspiration board to share with your other Event Partners to ensure that everyone is on the same page as far as the aesthetics of your event. In addition to all the services included with Coordination, we work closely with you to develop a budget, design your wedding, interview and select vendors, manage invites and RSVPs, rentals, staffing, menus, and so much more. Full wedding planning includes venue visits, meetings with event partners, and a team of experienced coordinators on your wedding day.

Ask us about Floral Design!

Premiere Wedding Planning

$5000+
This service is Full Wedding Planning with some awesome extras. In addition to all the services included in Coordination and Full Wedding planning, we will design a custom wedding website inspired by the aesthetics of your wedding. Premiere Wedding Planning also includes Event Coordination for an additional event related to your wedding, such as an engagement party, shower, or other shindig!
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Kind Words ★★★★★

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"Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding! You made the day not only a celebration of our marriage, but an all-out amazing and one-of-a-kind party that we will remember for the rest of our lives. You gave us the recommendations and the encouragement we needed to build our wedding. We really appreciated your responsiveness and flexibility in the planning process."

Lesley & Evan

“Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding! You made the day not only a celebration of our marriage, but an all-out amazing and one-of-a-kind party that we will remember for the rest of our lives. You gave us the recommendations and the encouragement we needed to build our wedding. We really appreciated your responsiveness and flexibility in the planning process.”
— Lesley & Evan Schatz
"Erica worked with us to provide wedding coordinating services. She was incredibly helpful at every stage of the process, including connecting us with several other vendors, finding sources for us to get affordable decorations, and offering her expertise in the often overwhelming process of planning 🙂 On the day-of she was everywhere and managed everything so effortlessly. It was wonderful being able to relax and rely on her. Most importantly of all, she kept our wishes about the wedding in mind and helped keep the fuss and costs to a minimum."

Sam & Seri

“Erica worked with us to provide wedding coordinating services. She was incredibly helpful at every stage of the process, including connecting us with several other vendors, finding sources for us to get affordable decorations, and offering her expertise in the often overwhelming process of planning 🙂 On the day-of she was everywhere and managed everything so effortlessly. It was wonderful being able to relax and rely on her. Most importantly of all, she kept our wishes about the wedding in mind and helped keep the fuss and costs to a minimum.”
— Sam & Seri Anderson
"Erica really made our wedding come together! From making sure we had all the boxes checked leading up to the date, to vendor coordination, to logistics at the wedding, she was AMAZING. Without Erica our wedding simply would not have been anywhere near as beautiful as it was."

Jake & Stephanie

“Erica really made our wedding come together! From making sure we had all the boxes checked leading up to the date, to vendor coordination, to logistics at the wedding, she was AMAZING. Without Erica our wedding simply would not have been anywhere near as beautiful as it was.”
— Jake Hunsaker
"Erica at Folie à Deux Events is fantastic. Her sense of style is impeccable and she is a joy to work with. Since meeting Erica when I officiated her own extremely cool wedding, she has been my go to person when working with couples in need of wedding planning assistance. It's a wonderful feeling to have a bride and groom thank me for connecting them with Erica, it makes me feel good knowing they are in competent and experienced hands. Beyond her skills, Erica is smart, fun to be around, and kind."

Kenna Covington

“Erica at Folie à Deux Events is fantastic. Her sense of style is impeccable and she is a joy to work with. Since meeting Erica when I officiated her own extremely cool wedding, she has been my go to person when working with couples in need of wedding planning assistance. It’s a wonderful feeling to have a bride and groom thank me for connecting them with Erica, it makes me feel good knowing they are in competent and experienced hands. Beyond her skills, Erica is smart, fun to be around, and kind.”
— Kenna Covington of NC Secular Weddings

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The Quick Start Wedding Planning Guide

Engaged and not sure where to start? We have put together a free bundle of 3 fabulous Wedding Planning Resources to help you get started on your wedding planning journey! 

Our Free Wedding Planning Guide Includes:
You’re Engaged, Now What?
Developing Your Wedding Theme
Wedding Planning Checklist

FàD FAQ Still have questions?

  • On this website, I give ranges for events and services. I want to be as transparent as possible but every event is different. Some metrics that determine price are the size of your guest list, the complexity of your designs ideas, the length of your event, and whether additional staff or crew members are needed.

  • Nope. I will make suggestions and recommend you to amazing event partners, but even in my full wedding package, I do not contract with or pay the vendors on your behalf. 

  • Nope, and here is why. When your venue says they want you to book a “Day-of” Coordinator, they mean they want you to have a professional whose job it is to work with all your event partners to make sure the day goes smoothly. No Coordinator worth their salt will ever agree to “just show up on the day.” The moniker of “Day-of” Coordinator is misleading, because in reality the job can not be done properly if all you do is show up for a few hours on the day. I work with you and your event partners and vendors from the moment you book to make sure everyone is on the same page and your event goes according to plan! Please refer to my services to learn more about what Wedding Coordination entails!

  • I don’t always say no to “friendors” or friends who offer to work your wedding for a free or reduced rate, but I will caution you against them for a variety of reasons ranging from food poisoning, wilted flowers, undelivered photos, and broken friendships.

    I highly value the concept of community in wedding planning. I love when families and friends come together to create an unforgettable event for a couple. But if you are just trying to save a buck, please think carefully about your options before just going with a friend or family member in place of a seasoned wedding professional.

  • Yes, Floral Design can be added to Wedding Coordination or Full Wedding Planning. I am happy to arrange flowers you have ordered in bulk, or create a full floral package for your event.

  • Absolutely! Depending on the distance, we may need to work out some kind of compensation for my travel expenses, but I love to travel and am happy to go amazing new places to be a part of your wedding!

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