Frequently Asked Questions
For your convenience, our most frequently asked questions are answered right here. My primary objective is to have open communication with my clients and respect their wishes. Not finding what you want? Reach out directly through our Contact Us page.
Q: What can I expect after I contact you?
A: I will respond to you through a phone call, email, or text. Whatever your preferred method is. I like to begin the process by setting up a free one hour consultation, either in person or through Skype or Facetime, as an opportunity to get to know one another. We will discuss where you are in the planning process, what your thoughts are on theme and design and what services you think you might need.
If we are a match, that’s wonderful! I will send you a contract based on our discussion, a copy of my Policies and Procedures, and if your wedding is more than ten months away, I will also send you a free, spiral-bound My Wedding planning guide to help you stay on track.
If you accept the contract, I will return a signed copy to you. After that, you can relax, because I will be here to help you every step of the way.
Q: If I hire a wedding planner will I still feel involved with the decision making?
A: You are always in charge of the decision-making process. I am a guide to help you along the way so you can avoid unnecessary mistakes or waste valuable time researching vendors who may not fit into your budget or reflect your style. I welcome DIY projects and can help you fill out your design with décor items that I keep in inventory, and some tips and tricks I discovered along the way. I want your wedding to reflect your personality and style.
Q: I have already started planning and realize I need help. Is it too late to hire a planner?
A: You can hire Katherine Blythe Events at any stage of your planning process. We will sit down and review what you have accomplished, what needs to be revised, and what needs to be completed. Based on your time frame, we can discuss the services that you need and create a custom package for you.
Q: My venue has an on-site coordinator. Do I really need a wedding planner too?
A: On-site or venue coordinators are a great resource and I am happy to work closely with anyone and everyone who is involved in your event. Please be aware that the on-site or venue coordinator is usually there to represent the property or venue on the day of the wedding, and their duties are usually very limited. I will be there for you before, during and after your event, to focus solely on your wishes and needs, and to handle any contingencies that may arise.
Q: Do you receive a commission or kickback from any of your vendors?
A: No. I choose my vendors based on performance, reliability, and if they fit into your style and budget. My job is to represent the interests of the couple.
Q: What areas do you serve?
A: I am a resident of Simpsonville, SC and am happy to serve the Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson Counties. I will also be more than willing to travel outside of this area, if desired.
If you have a specific question that I did not answer, please do not hesitate to contact me or schedule a Free Consultation.