Metta Events

Christine Bevilacqua graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in Art History. She has managed galleries and events in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Michigan, California, and primarily in Newport, Rhode Island. Her art and design background served her well as the Director of Events at the Newport Art Museum. Christine has been planning weddings and social events since 2009.

With an eye for design and detail, Christine offers her clients both creative vision and meticulous attention to the many aspects of any celebration. With an ever easeful presence, Christine cultivates calmness in the busyness of the wedding or event day—allowing clients and guests to enjoy the festivities stress-free.

Christine has helped host intimate gatherings, elaborate wedding weekends and fundraising galas for 400+ guests. Calling on her hospitality and design experience, she connects personally with each client to bring their vision to fruition. Throughout her years of living and working in the Newport, Rhode Island area, she has partnered with many vendors and venues to create the spectacular events her clients envisioned.

When Christine isn’t planning events, you will find her teaching yoga and meditation, creating artwork in the pottery studio or traveling the globe. Her daily practices of deep breathing, developing mindful awareness, and cultivating gratitude are the tenets of her graceful event work. She recently completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to offer clients (and herself!) ways to make the planning process even more enjoyable.

 

SERVICES: DESCRIPTION

 

ALL IN: FULL SERVICE WEDDING PLANNING

This package is for couples needing guidance for the entire planning process—from the engagement through the sparkler sendoff to your honeymoon. 

Metta Events will:

  • Secure venue
  • Recommend, secure and manage all vendors and contracts
  • Set up all meetings, tastings, and visits
  • Design and execute the vision of your day
  • Secure, oversee and staff all transportation
  • Negotiate and secure room blocks, private home rentals, and yacht stays
  • Create and maintain your wedding website
  • Manage guest lists, RSVPs and seating charts
  • Oversee, edit, and assist with design of all paper: Save the Dates, Invitations, Programs, Menus, Table Numbers, Escort Cards, Place Cards, Favor Tags, Transportation Schedules, Custom Maps, Thank You Notes, and more. (Includes “Paper Planning” listed below).
  • Coordinate calligraphy, assembly and mailing
  • Create and manage a budget with you
  • Direct the flow and energy of the evening and ensure all vendors are in the right place at the right time
  • Assist with the design, creation and delivery of Welcome Gift Bags 

HALF and HALF: MID-LEVEL CONSULTING

If you’ve already started the planning process, but would like some support from a professional, here’s the package for you:

Metta Events will:

  • Secure any additional vendors not currently contracted
  • Design and execute the vision of your day
  • Review and finalize the day-of printed material
  • Oversee and staff all transportation
  • Manage guest lists and seating charts
  • Direct the flow and energy of the evening and ensure all vendors are in the right place at the right time 

JUST ENOUGH: MONTH OF COORDINATION

You love planning your wedding! At the last moment though, you want to be sure that every detail is covered, so you are present to the celebration and not stressed during the day.

Metta Events will:

  • Meet with you 8 weeks prior to the wedding to review what has been completed, and where you need guidance and support
  • Take over all vendor communication and scheduling
  • Create a detailed timeline so the day runs smoothly
  • Assist with seating chart, floor plan and day-of logistics
  • Staff the event with team members to be sure everyone’s needs are met and the wedding day is relaxed, fun and unforgettable.

*Wedding/ Event assistants’ fee is not included in service fee. Estimate to be provided depending on scope of wedding/event and client needs.

 PAPER PLANNING:

Need help with the timing of sending your Save the Dates and Invitations? Have etiquette questions? Want calligraphy but don’t know who to call?

Metta Events will:

  • Consult and offer design advice on Save the Date, Invitation Suite, Ceremony Program, Menu, Table Number, Escort Card/Seating Chart, Place Card, Miscellaneous Signage, etc.
  • Manage your guest list and coordinate calligraphy (does not include calligrapher's fee)
  • Proof, stuff, seal & assemble Save the Dates and/or Invitations
  • Design your custom postage (doe not include postage fee)
  • Receive your RSVPS and tracking attendees including meal selections and accommodations
  • Provide a shared database for Guest List Management
  • Advise on etiquette questions related to wedding stationery

Christine@mettaevent.com

www.mettaevent.com

617.688.4277