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  • Planning Meeting

    These meetings are for those who have already booked Heather for wedding or event planning and want to meet in person to work on planning. Some planning services including color selection, floral design approval, or stationery design approval must be done in person.

  • Event Preparation Meeting

    This is for you if you've already booked your event at Carbon Creek and want to meet in person to ask questions, finalize decor ideas, or just see the venue space again.

  • Planning Consultation

    Wedding or event planning consultations are free and afterward you'll receive a no-obligation quote for services. We'll gladly travel to you or video chat if distance is a factor.

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  • Reimagining or Postponing Your Wedding

    With stay-at-home orders and business closures being extended recently, more couples are facing the reality of having to reimagine or postpone weddings they've been planning for months. Trying to reschedule or rearrange a wedding in the span of a few weeks can be overwhelming. Here are the steps I use to help couples manage it all. Before you begin, gather everything you'll need. You probably already have your cell phone in your hand, but grab a notebook and pencil too. You'll be processing lots of info from many sources and writing things down can help keep it all organized. While you're at it, grab some snacks or your favorite drink. Oh, and don't forget your future spouse. Side note: if you're prepared enough to have already bought wedding insurance, you're probably prepared enough not to need the following advice. Check with your insurance agent to find out what they'll need from you to file a claim. Keep that info in mind if you follow the steps below. 1) Find out what current gathering or event restrictions exist in your area or in the area where you plan to marry. Check with local and state governments directly. News outlets sometimes miss details that may be important for your decision-making process. If there are expiration dates on restrictions, be sure to take note of those but keep in mind the restrictions can be extended beyond those dates. If you haven’t filed for your marriage license, find out when you’ll be able to do so. Government offices may only provide online services or temporarily suspend services. 2) Determine the most important parts of your day. List them in order of importance, starting with non-negotiable items. You can have as few or as many items on your list as you like. They can include having extended family and friends with you to celebrate, keeping your original date any way you can, or having the venue, photographer, or cake you just can't give up. Don't forget to list things you're willing to change or give up altogether, like trading that huge reception for a smaller, more intimate one, or getting rid of that donut wall cuz you don't want to eat four dozen leftover donuts (or maybe you do). 3) Check the rescheduling or cancellation policies for your booked vendors. Contact them to see if they are making exceptions or allowances for clients affected by the pandemic. Be sure to check for “force majeure” or “act of God” clauses as they may affect your vendor’s rescheduling or cancellation policies. Consult with an attorney if you have questions about your vendor contracts or feel like your vendor isn’t honoring their contract. 4) Now it's finally time to reschedule or reimagine your wedding. Use the list you created in step two and the information gathered in step three to guide you. If your date is very important, consider having a very small ceremony that satisfies the legal requirements of a wedding on your date, then have a big reception or anniversary party later. You can live-stream the actual ceremony or even recreate it for all your guests later. If having your friends and family present is important, work with your vendors to find another date that most, if not all of them, are available. 5) Inform your guests of any changes that affect them such as date changes or scaled-down ceremonies or receptions. Decide if you want to share that information by phone, social media, email, or mail “postponouncements” (yeah, they're a thing now). Be sure to update your wedding website if you have one, but don’t rely on it as the only way to inform your guests. If you’re postponing your wedding by more than 1-2 months, be sure to give guests a way to update their RSVP too. 6) Determine if you want or need to change any of your wedding details, such as seasonal decor, wedding party attire, etc. Especially consider updating wedding party attire if you're moving a summer wedding to autumn or fall. Make a plan for renting or buying new decor or attire. Many vendors may be closed for in-person services but you may still be able to contact them by phone, email, or even video chat. Consider selling or donating decor and attire that you no longer need if you can’t return or exchange it. Notify your venue, caterer, baker, bar supplier, and linen or decor supplier if you reduce guest counts. Now that you have this guide to help you, remember that all of this is a process. It took months to plan your wedding. Don't expect your wedding to be reimagined or rescheduled in one or two days, or even a week. Enlist trusted family and friends to help you with some tasks, like contacting vendors or notifying guests of changes. Even if your wedding looks different than you planned you're still marrying the person you love, just like you planned. I am offering additional help to couples whose weddings have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic at no charge. Because of restrictions in place by local and state governments, all my services will be provided virtually. For more information about how I can help, please contact me at planning@carboncreekevents or call/text 620-231-4359.

  • Weddings and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Social distancing, self-quarantine, stay-at-home orders, and full or partial closure of many businesses have disrupted our daily lives in immense ways. Many couples have been forced to cancel or postpone their wedding ceremonies at receptions. Others are hoping they won't be forced to postpone their celebrations too. Some couples have become creative and are still getting married. Others have chosen to postpone everything. Some aren't sure what to do next or are having a difficult time navigating postponement. There are lots of articles on the web with good advice for couples trying to figure out what to do next. In this time of uncertainty and social-distancing, sometimes personal advice can help more than an impersonal article on the web. Every couple's situation and needs are different, so I am offering free personalized help and advice to any couple affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While we can't meet in person, I can help via video chat, direct message, email, call, or text message. Heather Docherty, Certified Wedding Planner Carbon Creek Wedding & Event Planning (620) 231-4359 planning@carboncreekevents.com facebook.com/carboncreekplanning instagram.com/carboncreek Google Hangouts & Zoom

  • Sweet Autumn Wedding

    This sweet autumn wedding for Alison and Justin was 16 years in the making. Their story started at their high school homecoming dance. After a few plot twists, their story arrives here at their wedding. The photos tell their own story, but it's obvious they'll be adding many wonderful chapters to their story in the future.

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  • Servingware | carboncreekevents

    Servingware Click on the image of each item to see the price and other details. Chafing Dish Price: $10 each Size: Assembled size is 23" wide x 14" deep x 12" high Fondue Fountain Price: $20 Size: 16" tall x 9" wide Can be used for hot or cold dips or sauces, like chocolate, caramel, nacho cheese, ranch dressing, or BBQ sauce. Galvanized Tub Price: $10-$15 each Size: 24" wide x 11" high (large) or 20" wide x 11" high (medium) Hammered Metal Tub Price: $8 each Size: 16" wide, 10" tall in front and 14" tall in back Oval Galvanized Tub Price: $5 Size: 20" long x 11" wide x 6" tall Wire Basket Price: $7.50 Size: 18" long x 5" tall x 5.75" wide Galvanized Drink Dispenser Price: $10 each Size: 2 gallon capacity Milk Can Drink Dispenser Price: $10 each Size: 2.5 gallon capacity Curved Glass Drink Dispenser Price: $10 each Size: 2.5 gallon capacity Round Glass Drink Dispenser Price: $8 each Size: 2 gallon capacity Large Mason Jar Drink Dispenser Price: $8 each Size: 2 gallon capacity Chalkboard Drink Dispenser Price: $8 each Size: 2 gallon capacity Small Mason Jar Drink Dispenser Price: $5 each Size: 1 gallon capacity Hot Beverage Dispenser Price: $5 each Size: 1/2 gallon (12 cup coffee pot) Reversible Dispenser Stand Price: $3 each* Size: 9" tall x 10" wide *included with rental of drink dispenser. Price is only for BYOD (bring your own dispenser). Round Dispenser Stand Price: $2 each* Size: 7" tall x 8" wide *included with rental of drink dispenser. Price is only for BYOD (bring your own dispenser). Square Dispenser Stand Price: $1-$2 each* Size: 6.75" tall x 6.75" wide (small); 7.25" tall x 8" wide (medium) *included with rental of drink dispenser. Price is only for BYOD (bring your own dispenser). Tree Stump Dessert Stand Price: $25 Size: Top surface is approximately 14" in diameter (can hold up to a 12" round cake) with a 26" wide base. Textured Dessert Stands Price: $2-$3 per plate Size: 8", 10" or 12" wide; all 5" tall Curved Dessert Stand Price: $3 Size: 4.5" tall x 10.5" wide Pressed Glass Dessert Stands Price: $5 each Size: 5" tall or 7" tall, both 10" wide Fluted Edge Dessert Stand Price: $5 Size: 6" tall x 12" diameter (10" inside diameter on plate) Teardrop Edge Dessert Stand Price: $5 Size: 5" tall x 11" wide Teardrop Compote Bowl Price: $5 Size: 7.5" tall x 7.5" wide Curved Trifle Bowl Price: $5 Size: Trifle Bowls Price: $3 each Size: 8.5" tall x 9" wide Punch Bowl Price: $10 each* Size: 12" wide x 6.5" tall *ladle included; punch cups not included. Circle pattern or grape pattern available Flared Bowl Price: $3-$5 each Size: 6.25" wide x 4.5" tall; 9" wide x 4.5" tall; 11" wide x 7" tall Bubble Bowl Price: $2-$3 each Size: 6" tall x 7.5" wide (large); 8" tall x 8" wide (extra large) Shallow Bowl Price: $3 Size: 10" wide x 4" tall Glass Platters Price: $2.50 each Size: 12" wide, 0.5" to 1" tall Milk Glass Platter Price: $3 Size: 12" wide x 0.5" tall Hammered Metal Tray Price: $2 each Size: 12" wide x 0.5" tall Wood-Look Charger Decorative Bowl Price: $1 each Size: 8" wide x 4" tall Sherbet Dish Price: $1 each Size: 4.5" tall x 5" wide Glass Trough Price: $1 each Size: 6" wide x 3" tall x 2.5" deep Salt & Pepper Shakers Price: $0.50 per set* Size: 1" wide x 1.5" tall *salt and pepper included in shakers

  • Vases & Candles | carboncreekevents

    Vases & Candles Click on the image of each item to see the price and other details. Hurricane Shades Price: $3 each Size: 14" tall x 5.75" wide Hurricane Vases Price: $0.75-$2 each Size: 8" tall x 5.5" wide (large); 6" tall x 4.5" wide (medium); 4" tall x 3.25" wide (small) Flared Cylinder Vases Price: $1 each Size: 9" tall x 4" wide Cylinder Vases Price: $1 each, any size Size: 3.25" wide, available heights are 6", 7.5", 9", and 10.5" Wide Cylinder Price: $2.50 each Size: 8" tall x 6" wide White Flameless Pillars Price: $1.50 each Size: 3" wide x 6" tall Bud Vases Price: $1 each Size: 7.5" tall x 1.75" wide Jardin Vase Price: $1 each Size: 7" tall x 4.5" wide Floral Bowls Price: $2.50 each Size: 8" tall x 8" wide Bubble Vases Price: $1-$3 each Size: 4" tall x 4.75" wide (small); 4.75" high x 5.5" wide (medium); 6" tall x 7.5" wide (large); 8" tall x 8" wide (extra large) Textured Trough Price: $5 Size: 3" tall x 6" wide x 2.5" deep Decorative Glass Bowl Price: $1 each Size: 4" tall x 8" wide Sherbet Dish Price: $1.50 each Size: 4.5" tall x 5" wide Clear Votive Holder Price: $0.50 - $1 each Size: 2.5" tall x 2" wide Available with or without votive candle. Wax or flameless votive options. Gold Mercury Votive Price: $1-$1.50 each Size: 2.5" tall x 2" wide Available with or without votive candle. Wax or flameless votive options. Oyster Votive or Tealight Price: $0.50 - $1 each Size: 2.5" tall x 2" wide Available with or without votive candle. Wax or flameless votive options. White Flameless Votive Price: $0.75 each Size: 1.5" wide x 2.5" tall including faux flame Batteries included. Gold Flameless Tealights Price: $0.50 each Size: 1.5" wide x 1.7" tall including faux flame Batteries included. Rose Gold Candelabra Price: $7.50 each Size: 15" tall x 11.75" wide x 4.25" deep Flameless Ivory Tapers Price: $1.50 each Size: 9.25" tall x 0.75" wide Batteries included.

  • Carbon Creek Events & Venue | Party | Wedding | Pittsburg KS

    Carbon Creek specializes in weddings, formal dances, quinceaneras, birthday and anniversary parties, and much more. Located in Southeast Kansas, our venue has over 6000 square feet of event space and is ideal for up to 400 people. The crowning feature of our space is a large sunken dance floor with mirrored ceilings and built-in sound and lighting systems. About Us Photos & Advice Digital Tour

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