We know how stressful planning your own celebration can be in general, so hiring an expert to handle the details for you will make your entire process a breeze. With over a decade of experience planning events, we know how to ask the right questions, how to best plan timelines, and have a repertoire of incredible vendors that would best fit your budget, personality, needs, and much more.
The short answer is “yes”! A venue coordinator and wedding planner have completely different jobs. Venue coordinators handle any related services contracted with the venue (i.e. menu selections, waitstaff, and ceremony and reception floor plan set up). Their priority is ensuring everything at the venue runs smoothly, but anything beyond that is in your hands. As a planner, we work with you on every detail as your day approaches and act as the point of contact for all your vendors should questions or issues arise.
They are in essence the same thing. The terms “day-of” or “month-of” planning can be very misleading to clients because as planners, we never work on your event solely the month leading up to it and DEFINITELY not only on the event day! Wedding management services actively begin about 6-8 weeks prior to your event (after all of your major vendors are booked), but we highly recommend booking our services a year in advance so you have access to our expertise and our suite of planning materials throughout your planning time frame.
Every event is unique, therefore, the amount of work that goes into each event is unique, so all pricing is customized. A proposal is provided after our initial consultation, but you can expect pricing for wedding planning packages to start at $2,500.
Pricing is based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the costs of doing business, the physical time spent working an event, and the expertise provided through our services. Costs of doing business include technological expenses (e.g., website, contract and payment services), travel expenses, et al. We also account for the amount of time our staff will be working on the event day (typically 12+ hours) and importantly, the intellectual value of the planning process we created and the guidance we provide to ensure your event is a success. Pricing in our proposals cannot be itemized.
Yes, we plan events in any destination and work with local vendors to ensure you are getting the best possible services no matter where your event is located.
As much as we’d love to remove every stressor from your planning, we are not therapists and will not get in the middle of any squabbles. However, our priority is always the wants and directions from our clients (not from family, friends, or anyone else paying for the event). We abide by the rule that whoever signs our contract gets the final say in decisions. And when lots of opinions come at you, you can default to what the professional on your side recommends!