Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a wedding planner?
You don’t, but there are a lot of reasons you may want one!
Weddings by nature are often stressful – because almost anything involving money, family, and expectations is STRESSFUL. Sure, it’s a blast to ooh and aah over florals and centerpieces, but there’s nothing enjoyable about researching mini-buses for guest transport or making seating charts. There isn’t much joy in reviewing vendor contracts or keeping track of payments, either. Hire a wedding planner so that you can focus on the fun parts… and leave the tedious bits to someone else (like me!). I work with my clients to help them create the wedding of their dreams with as little stress as possible. This means that I’ll probably encourage you to simplify things, not to add them. I am here to talk you down from the ledge, to tell you to ignore your bridesmaid/second cousin/future mother in law questioning your decisions, and to help you one week before your wedding when your florist decides that the vases you really wanted won't work. I'm also there to encourage you to go have a glass of wine with your soon-to-be spouse and enjoy your engagement!
I will help you find venues, select and word invitations, pick a color scheme or theme, attend catering or cake tastings, give you DJ or band recommendations, set up decor, handle day of payments to vendors, break down at the end of the night, safety pin the dress strap you ripped on the dance floor (totally happened to me!), load gifts into cars, hold your dress while you pee, help calm your overly tense mother and have the bartender cut off your drunk uncle.
Do you have a minimum budget that you’ll work with?
You don’t have to spend of money a lot to have a beautiful, and most importantly, meaningful, wedding, but you also have to be realistic and realize that if the wedding you want involves a five-course meal for 300 and three dress changes, it isn’t going to be cheap. I can help you figure out what a realistic budget is for the wedding you want, or how to create a wedding you’ll love with the budget you have.
Can we meet you before we hire you?
Yes, of course! This is a big decision (for both of us) and I want to make sure that you are as excited to work with me as I am with you! We can meet for coffee (or champagne!), FaceTime, Skype, or have a phone call and get to know each other. Weddings are one of my favorite conversation topics and I can’t wait to hear all about yours!