How would you describe what you do?
My specialty is to immerse myself in each couple's vision for their big day. I use my design and planning skills to make everything they see happen. My team and I don’t just throw around ideas and wait for something to stick; we work very closely with our clients to talk about not just the event itself, but their personality and love story.
How long have you been in the business?
Personally, I’ve had more than a decade of experience in the event planning and catering industry. My carefully selected staff have also had years of experience in event planning, and together, we’ve been able to showcase our experience in countless successful events.
What is your philosophy of a wedding planner and their role in helping brides and grooms plan their wedding?
I believe that a wedding day is one of life's greatest milestones. It’s the day when all attention is on you, your love and creating a beautiful memory that is intelligently unique. I keep budget and costs in mind but I’m never afraid to suggest out-of-the-box ideas or something striking that couple may not have considered.
A wedding planner needs to really know his or her couple, how they envision their event, future plans, long term goals, and be readily available to have open discussions about these topics. At the end of the day, I make sure every aspect of the event happens without a hitch. Overall, I feel privileged to take on one of the most exciting and challenging aspects of any event: blending ones vision and personality into an overall style that captures a joyous day of celebration.
Do you offer packages? If so, what are they?
Rather than offering specific packages, we figure out arrangements based on each couple’s specific needs. From full-scale planning and production to day-of coordination, I’m prepared to assist our clients in every possible aspect of drawing out, planning and coordinating their special event.
Are you able to counsel me on wedding etiquette?
Wedding etiquette is an extremely crucial part of the overall experience as a whole! With years of training and experience, my team and I can consult you on any queries or uncertainties you may have about your wedding. Don’t know anything about RSVPs and perfect thank you cards? Have trouble figuring out where to seat ever-feuding family members? Need help ordering tasteful linens, cutlery and cuisine? We’ve got you covered.
What is your most popular package? Why?
Most of our clients opt for full-scale planning - months, or a year before the actual wedding date. Full-scale wedding planning can include the coordination of vendors (photographers, makeup, catering, etc.), bespoke paper design (invitations, programs, menus, etc.) and event design (décor, floral, ceremony, etc.)
How do you charge? What are your rates?
Our rates are as unique as our couples: they vary based on the amount of planning, design and coordination that is needed. I don't jump into rate proposals until I’ve had a chance to meet and discuss a couple's needs vs. wants. With my years of industry experience and vendor connections, I do everything in my power to ensure that a budget is being respected without sacrificing the look or style of the event.
Is there anything else you would like me to know?
When hiring a planner, it is crucial to ask yourself who you are really looking to hire. In most instances, your wedding planner can become a close friend, eager listener, personal shopper and voice for your style. In my years of planning, I’ve had the honor of making long-lasting friends with many of my clients and continue to celebrate anniversaries, baby showers and other special events long after their wedding day.