Today's post will be short and sweet! In lieu of having an FAQ page (because let's be real, editing a website and adding pages is hard work and I do everything myself), I thought I'd post about some of my FAQs here for couples to reference, So let's get into it!
When in the planning process should we hire you?
If you are looking to book me for full planning services, I suggest you book me as soon as you are ready to begin planning so that you can maximize the value of the package. For some couples, this can be right after the engagement, and for some couples this can be 1-2 years out from the wedding. It really does differ based on your individual needs and how fast you'd like to get to planning. If you are looking to hire me for week-of coordination, you can hire me anytime- as long as it's at least 2 months out from the wedding. That will allow me enough time to make sure that everything is in order for your special day. Although it would be beneficial to book coordination services early on, so that I can provide vendor recommendations, advice, and support through your planning process. It's always best to book asap to guarantee availability too!
Do you bring an assistant day-of?
I currently include a day-of assistant for all of my full planning packages, and some of my coordination clients on a case-by-case basis. However, if a day-of assistant is not included on your proposal or contract, it is always an enhancement option that you can opt for.
What should we expect to invest in planning or coordination?
I am a big fan of transparency, but also setting realistic expectations. That being said, I have included base prices on my page but because I custom tailor my packages to your needs, the price can vary for each couple. That's why I love scheduling consultation calls with my couples so that I can learn more about their needs and give a more accurate quote. As outlined on my week-of coordination page, couples with this base package can expect to invest at least $2000 for my week-of coordination services. Couples looking to invest in complete planning can expect to spend at least $4500.
Do you work with same-sex couples?
What are the first steps to learn more or hire you?
The very first step is to either send me an email at email@example.com or fill out a contact form on my website or Instagram and schedule a 30 minute, no obligation consultation call. This call is a great introductory call so that we can "meet," I can find out more about your unique needs, and you can learn more about what I offer. After the call (and taking your unique needs into consideration), I will send you a tailored proposal listing cost and inclusions that match what you're looking for. If you like the proposal, we both sign the contract and then I'm officially you're professional plus-one!
What's the difference between coordination and planning?
Coordination is basically the process of managing your wedding day. If you hire me for week-of coordination, I start working with you about 2 months before the wedding to make sure everything is in place and loose ends are tied, and I show up on the day of your wedding and make sure things run seamlessly.
Planning is when I am right there with you every step of the way. If you hire me to be your planner, I will work with you on all of the nitty gritty details like vendor selection, floorplan, budget, and more. Planning is usually a lengthier process and it's a lot more involved.
Is your coordination different than venue coordination?
Yes, venue coordinators and wedding coordinators offer completely different services. Most venue coordinators only handle coordination and services as they pertain to the venue (floorplan, setup, maybe catering). A wedding coordinator manages all aspects of the wedding day, and he/she will be like your personal assistant for the day. A wedding coordinator will also be with you all day and be the main point of contact for your day of timeline and all of your vendors.