What would you like to know?
In the past, I did offer more than one wedding planning service. What I found is that most couples do not really know what they need from a planner at the beginning of the process. I have clients approach me wanting a "day-of" package, but when they started getting deep into planning, they had a lot more questions than they expected.
After years of experience, I have refined my package to only the essentials, which includes services clients want the most, and more importantly, the services they need for me to perform so that all your vendors understand and can execute their vision.
On-site coordinators are wonderful resources for couples. They typically will offer you a prefered vendors list and might even help you on your wedding day. But the main difference between having your own planner and an on-site coordinator, is that they usually restrict their involvement to what happens within the venue itself and only on the day of the event. Since they work with every couple who has booked the venue, they don't really have time to help you with all the little details, attend vendor meetings or give you advice.
I never take kickbacks from other vendors. If a vendor offers me a discount, I pass that savings onto my clients. Also, I have never paid or asked to be placed on a preferred vendors list. I appreciate when other vendors recommend me because when they do, I know it is because they truly like working with me, not because I asked them to.
There will always be someone who is less expensive than I am. I price my services based on my knowledge, experience and the value I bring to my clients. I do not overload my schedule with too many clients. I only take a few every year and being available to them is my highest priority, so I need to price my services accordingly.
I always want my clients to have as much access to me as they need. I offer unlimited communication and have a very generous meeting policy. I will turn away work if I feel that my schedule has become too demanding for me to give 100% to you or any other client.
I ask for a copy of all your vendor contracts so that I have a clear understanding of what you have agreed to and to make sure you have booked the right level of service. I need to have a 360 degree view of your event so that I can see any holes or hiccups in our plan.
Absolutely! My contract consists of three parts: the Terms and Conditions, which you can access by the link below. The Scope of Services, which is created after our phone consultation and outlines the specific duties related to your event, and a Credit Card Authorization, for any incidental spending that may occur when planning your event. This amount is limited to the amount agreed upon in the Scope of Services.
I am fully vaccinated as of May 5, 2021 and plan to get any recommended boosters. If you would like me to wear a mask at your event, I will be happy to comply. I have never been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have knowingly been exposed to an infected person. I will be happy to discuss any concerns you have or precautions you feel are necessary to make your event safe.