What is one of the biggest differences between your planning packages?
This biggest difference is you! No matter the package you are matched with, you must still take an active role in the planning process but the service package will depend on the amount of time you have to devote to it. There are so many moving parts to the planning process and it can be incredibly time consuming but some couples simply don't know how or don't have that kind of time. This is where a wedding planner can be essential to the success of your wedding day.
It is not your wedding planners job to plan your wedding....it is to help you plan your wedding!
Why are your prices not on your website and what should we expect to invest in planning services?
This is somewhat of a loaded question but here are the primary reasons!
1. Every couples needs are different and every wedding is different so we prefer to hop on a call and actually talk to you and get more insight about you, your wedding and your level of commitment so we can recommend the best package that suits your needs.
2. As in any consumer market, supply and demand as well as changes in cost of running our company will most often determine pricing. We are proud that our pricing only typically changes once a year but on occasion it becomes necessary.
3. Planning & Coordination services is not an area you want to skimp on. Your wedding day literally depends on great planning & execution! Depending on the service level best suited for your needs, you can expect to budget at least $3000-$3500 for a minimum level planning services package
Do we need to have a certain wedding budget to hire a wedding planner?
Our small to mid-sized wedding of 75-100 guests have an average range $30,000-$35,000, before planning fees. While most of our clients invest a minimum of $50,000 on their wedding, we are happy to assist clients looking to stay within the average cost range.
If you are on a very small budget, we are probably not a good fit for you but we are confident you will find the right planner for your budget!
A lot of wedding planners only allow a certain number of planning calls in their packages. Do you do the same thing?
That's an easy one! NO! We don't believe that it is in the clients best interest to force them to compact the conversations necessary to planning their wedding into a handful of planning calls. We do require that planning calls are on a scheduled basis, so that every client gets the time they deserve based on their service package, but we do not limit those calls. You can expect your calls to be every 2-3 weeks until all of your primary vendors are booked and then will taper off to monthly but you must follow our guidance from the start for the process to work for you.
Are you only available for a certain number of hours on our wedding day?
Again, the answer is no! You are not booking us by the hour but to be there to make sure your day is perfect and that isn't something that can always be limited within a certain timeframe however we do require that all events end before midnight. Often times, we are one of the first to arrive and one of the last to leave, depending on your timeline and the flow of your event.
Will you set everything up on my wedding day and clean up at the end of the night?
Occasionally, couples need someone to do all of the set up & clean up on their wedding day and assume that this is what a wedding planner/coordinator does. This is a common misconception about what a wedding planners role is. Our job as your wedding planner & coordinator is to plan and coordinate. While are happy to set up a few of your placement ready details like your guest book, signs, photos or favors on your wedding day, our focus must remain on making sure everything is running smoothly. For that reason, we recommend hiring a decorator and clean up crew who can take care of the labor for your set up and clean up. We are happy to assist but cannot assume these tasks for you.
What if we want to DIY the decor or have family serve as our vendor team?
While we don't ever recommend a client try to DIY their wedding, if this is something you have your heart set on...it's your wedding day and you deserve to have what you want. Having a vendor team made of of family & friends is also something we never ever recommend. There is too much risk for conflict because there is a lot more to it than they (or you) expected it to be. If you are set on DIY'ing your wedding or using family/friends as your vendor team , we are happy to recommend other planners that may be a better fit for you.
Wedding planners are so expensive! Why shouldn't I just book someone who is cheap or use one of my vendors who says they do wedding planning?
In general, wedding planners base their pricing on their experience and the work they produce. We are thankful that our tremendous success has enabled us to maintain our company as a full time operation that is 100% dedicated to our clients,100% of the time! This is not something we do on the side of a full time job or as a hobby. We are also not another wedding industry vendor "dabbling" in wedding planning to supplement our income. (watch out for those!) Would you hire a car salesman to replace the engine in your $2M Bugatti, just because he works in the automotive industry? No!
We will never beg, bargain, offer discounts or chase clients just to book us. Simply put, we understand that just as we are not a good fit for every client, every client may not be a good fit for us.
Why should we invest in a Wedding Planner?
Think of wedding planners as wedding day insurance. It is one of the most valuable investments you can make for your wedding day. Hiring a planner will give you peace of mind that the substantial amount of time and money that you will spend on your wedding will all be worth it and handled by a seasoned professional who knows the in's and out's of the wedding industry.
Wedding planners not only take a burden off the bride and groom on wedding day, but they also free up the parents. You and your parents are going to be pulled in a million directions seeing loved ones that you may have not seen in a long time....everyone just wants a piece of you on your wedding day. We want you all to be able to visit and enjoy yourselves instead of solving problems like finding a missing cake knife.
A WEDDING IS A SYMPHONY...
You are the composer and we are the conductor.
The wedding vendors are the orchestra and the guests are the audience.
At the end of the night, the guests should be left with an overwhelming feeling that they have just witnessed a masterpiece.
Every part of the composition is important but the most pivotal elements of any performance are the tempo and volume of each piece.
The person in control of the ebb and flow of every song, the individual to whom every section looks to for the dynamics...is the person that can make your wedding a showpiece.
This person is your Wedding Planner
At The Event Planner we have created a fantastic orchestral community led by our skillful conductors.
As your Certified Wedding Planners, we will take your vision...the sonata that you may have spent years composing and bring it to life through the connection we have with the brass, woodwinds, percussion and strings that make up our own Carnegie Hall ready orchestra of preferred vendors.
Are you ready to compose your own unforgettable symphony?