These are just some of our most frequently asked questions regarding weddings
A wedding/event planner is a professional whose organization skills, event experience, and vendor contacts will create your ideal wedding or event, allowing you to enjoy your special day.
Different couples need a wedding planner for different reasons. Most couples who hire a wedding planner have some characteristics and situations in common:
Your maid of honor, bridesmaids, family and friends all deserve to play a special part in your wedding. In order for them to be able to fully enjoy this special day with you, they shouldn't need to worry about decorating the venue, having the ceremony start on time or managing your vendors. They should be with you, enjoying the special moments from getting dressed to having their photographs taken with the wedding couple.
Your wedding planner takes on many roles during the course of planning and executing your wedding: An Organizer We will keep you on track throughout the planning process so that you can relax and enjoy your engagement. Also, through extensive contacts in the wedding business, we can match you with the right professionals, from caterers to florists, to turn your wedding dreams into reality.
A Financial Manager: We will assist you in creating a wedding budget. We will then keep accurate financial records that help you stay on budget and provide you with creative ideas to make the most of your budget dollars.
A Creative Director: We will work with you to realize your vision and style. With our help, you can achieve a highly personalized and unique wedding that your guests will remember.
An On-Site Event Producer: We are there on your wedding day managing the details so that you don't have to. From set-up to tear-down, we are coordinating your vendors, solving problems on the spot and bringing everything together just the way you imagined.
An Advocate: We understand the stress couples experience as a result of the planning process and we work to alleviate it. We run interference, help you with etiquette questions and talk you through wedding day jitters.
A Mediator: Caught between "ex"-families and "step"-families? As an independent third party, we can often smooth ruffled feathers and mediate disagreements.
It is important that you feel comfortable with and trust your wedding planner. The initial meeting is a time for the couple (and any other important parties) to meet with and get to know us and for us to become familiar with your wedding dreams. We can answer your questions and create a custom package that fits your needs. We will also show you some of the tools we use to help keep couples on track during the planning process.
What about a reception site planner? Your florist or caterer may be a natural at event planning. They may have invested in the resources and staff necessary to fully plan and coordinate your important event. Great florists and caterers are naturally energetic and creative individuals, whose years of expertise as a wedding vendor make them uniquely qualified to add event planning to their repertoire. Just remember to interview and research them as you would any wedding planner. Many reception locations offer you the services of an on-site planner. Remember that they are there to see that everything runs smoothly at the location. They usually depart right after the ceremony and allow the banquet manager to take over for the reception. Also, they are not usually a trained wedding planner. It is important to find out if they will be contacting your vendors to confirm load-in, set-up and tear-down details and whether they will work with you to develop an event timeline.
It is important that you feel comfortable with and trust your wedding planner. The initial meeting is a time for the couple (and any other important parties) to meet with and get to know us and for us to become familiar with your wedding dreams. We can answer your questions and create a custom package that fits your needs. We will also show you some of the tools we use to help keep couples on track during the planning process. I have a good idea what I want my wedding to be - how can I be sure you won't "take over" my wedding? We believe your wedding should speak volumes about who you are as a couple. We can't do that without input from you. You make all the decisions. We are here to provide answers to your questions, do the legwork that you don't have time to do, and to coordinate and manage your wedding day.
Every couple's needs, ideas and budgets are different. We establish a flat fee per wedding based on the services that you require from us and we can customize a plan that works within your budget. A flat fee rate means that we will complete the work you ask us to do, no matter how long it takes us to complete. In the future, if you find that you need additional assistance with other tasks, such as wedding gown shopping, stuffing and addressing invitations or personal shopping, you may simply add them to your wedding planning package.
A wedding planner who charges you a percentage of your total wedding budget has no incentive to find you the best deals on your florist, invitations, decor, etc., the higher your bills are, the larger the profit. Since we charge a flat fee, we work to negotiate the best prices for the highest quality products and services.
We are at your service. If you have a list of specific things you need us to do, run it by us and we'll create a package that's all yours.
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