An Essential Afternoon

If your ideal wedding day includes you, your future spouse, and just a few essential guests, we can help. (There is a per guest fee of $100 that pertains.)  An Essential Afternoon includes everything you need for a quiet, intimate ceremony and reception. This package includes everything from the afternoon ceremony (between 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday) to your honeymoon accommodations. Preview the full list of features below:

Cost of a Typical Essential Afternoon Package (before guests):

$1,080 (plus sales tax and service fee)

The Essential Afternoon Package Includes:

  • An intimate wedding ceremony conducted by a licensed wedding officiant.
  • An afternoon wedding ceremony
  • A three-hour early check-in for the Dubai suite, reserved for the day of your marriage and your Honeymoon Night.*
  • Wedding cake professionally made to your specifications.
  • Champagne (or sparkling cider) toast for bride and groom.
  • The bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere.
  • A seven-course formal dinner for the newlyweds.
  • An intimate breakfast in your suite the morning after your wedding day.
  • The talents of our full-service bridal consultant: LaWanda Hatch.

There are many possible upgrades to customize this wedding package to your exact dreams. Please call LaWanda Hatch at 509-412-8715, the office at 509.394.0211, or email us at for customizing options and an exact price on your selected date and options.
Please note: This package does not include a room for the bride to prepare in the morning of the wedding. If desired, the same room may also be reserved the night before.

  • Since this is an afternoon wedding, there will little time for the bride to prepare, so besides the honeymoon night, we suggest you consider a package which includes a room reserved for the bride to stay the night before the wedding to have a place to stage her personal preparation for the wedding the following day.
  • All wedding services, dining, and rentals, including lodging, will be charged an automatic service fee of 20%.

*Rates based upon lodging in the Dubai suite on a weekday in the slow winter season of November – February. Higher room rates will apply if your date is at other times.

• Initial Essential Afternoon Wedding Contract–Policy & Terms

"Thank you LaWanda for pouring your heart into our special day. Everything was so incredible and our friends and family are still talking about it!! Your expert touches made every moment memorable, and Joe and I are so thrilled with the way everything turned out--What a day!! If your ears are ringing it is because today we are toasting to you and the incredible wedding you planned. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!" - Molly & Joe Anderson

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