Why it takes 3 to Tango - bride, groom, wedding planner - the FAQs
Why should I hire a wedding planner?
Now more than ever, couples are planning their wedding while working full time jobs and taking care of a home along with other responsibilities. Who has time to compare and contrast all of the wedding venues and vendors that are available today? Wedding planners do! You should hire a wedding planner so that you can enjoy your trip to the altar. Otherwise, every non-scheduled moment of your engagement will be spent planning 8-10 hours of your life.
Are you qualified to plan my wedding?
Short answer – Yes.
I’ve been certified by The Bridal Society (TBS) which is touted to be “one of the best, most informative certification conferences in the world. This certification program attracts people from all over the globe!” As a Certified Wedding Planner (CWP) through TBS, I am supported by thousands of CWPs worldwide.
Wedding planning usually consists of coordinating 8-10 local wedding vendors. In my other line of work, for 20 years, I have assisted an international company with the coordination of dozens of suppliers all over the world bringing product into multiple ports, several warehouses & satellite locations, to customer specific locations from multiple countries and regions around the world.
Once you’ve coordinated multi-national suppliers across a language barrier and time zones, wedding planning is cake – wedding cake!”
If my venue has a Catering Manager, do I need a wedding planner?
We SO value the Catering Managers we work with and we have worked with some of the best around. It’s a common misconception (I hope) that wedding planners and catering managers don’t mesh. I haven’t seen that to be the case. The Catering Manager is in charge of a very important part of your day and are respected by our company for that. We help him/her see to it on day-of that all vendors are aligned and coordinated.
Prior to the wedding day throughout the entire wedding planning process, we help you pick out colors, decide where to seat Aunt Martha who “cannot stand” Aunt Cindy and make many other important decisions. If you can buy your dress, favors, flowers, and invitations and book your DJ, transportation, and sending-off treats through them and if they will answer the call when your veil is ecru instead of off-white, then no, you don’t need a wedding coordinator. Otherwise, the wedding planner is available to help with all of the details from the RSVPs to budget management and so much more.
How many weddings do you plan per year, per month, per weekend?
My goal is to not have more than 2-3 weddings per month at this point. I believe in giving my all to your day though I will bring on assistants as needed. I believe in planning it as if it were my wedding. I believe in details. Two to three weddings per month is where I am happy at right now and where I am confident I can give you the best of me. So, pick your month quickly!
Will the coordinator I book with be the coordinator for my wedding and present on my wedding day?
I am intimately involved in the planning process for all my clients from the start to the finish (and usually well beyond as we become pseudo-BFFs). I do reserve the right to have an assistant on-site on day-of or have an associate planner run your wedding day. But, you will, of course, be notified of that well in advance. With COVID, the only way I can accommodate new dates/postponements/mini-weddings is with the help of an awesome team.
Do you do Day-of/Month-of Wedding Planning Packages?
I don't believe in month-of planning. I mean, I know it exists, I just know that it's not my jam. I feel my skill set is better for the long haul. However, in rare cases, I will take on a DO/MO job. In those instances, I would likely handle the planning and have a well-qualified assistant to manage the day.