Not sure whether you’re ready to hire a wedding planning and production company? Let’s discuss. Here are some of the most common questions we’re asked when being interviewed by potential clients.
HELP! I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN.
Don’t fret! We’re here to help you find your dream location and all of the vendors needed to pull off your event. We’ll create a monthly calendar outlining responsibilities so that we’re all on the same page. From there, it’s a matter of developing and maintaining clear priorities and checking tasks off our list.
WILL YOU HELP US FIND OUR VENUE?
Yes, we’d love to! Most of our clients hire us before they’ve found a venue. We’ll work together to figure out what type of venue is best suited to your needs. With our extensive database, network and research capabilities, we’re sure to find something that’s just right for your event. If we don’t find exactly what you had in mind, we’ll work with you to redesign a space that fits your unique style and requirements.
I CAN’T DECIDE WHERE TO GET MARRIED – IN MY HOMETOWN OR A DESTINATION?
Let us help you weigh the pros and cons. We travel often and have a good grip on what makes family and friends most happy, given your unique situation.
DO YOU OFFER DAY-OF SERVICES OR A-LA-CARTE PLANNING?
We are a full service production company, meaning that we take care of it all from start to finish, right down to the clean-up. We prefer to guide our clients through all aspects of the planning and design process. We’ve found events are much more successful and smoother using this approach.
We do not offer day-of services but may know a planner that can help. Please reach out, as we’d love to recommend someone great. We do consider clients who just want design, so if you’d prefer to use your venue’s planner and have us come in to make it look epic, let’s talk. It never hurts to reach out!
DO YOU HANDLE EVENT STYLING?
Yes, we do! It’s the heart and soul of our company. We are not just planners but the producers of the show.
IF YOU DO BOTH DESIGN AND PLANNING, WHAT’S YOUR MAIN SPECIALTY?
We have a very equal balance. Our team has combined backgrounds in events, fashion and interior design, and together we have almost 20 years of experience.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU TAKE A YEAR?
We try and limit our weddings to only a handful a year. This helps us dedicate the necessary time and resources to each of our clients individually. Our priority is to really get to know you so we can create an event that’s a reflection of who are as a couple. Plus, this makes the process so much more fun for all of us!
WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO HIRE YOU?
Most clients book us right after they get engaged in order to secure all their vendors and venue in a timely manner. However, many couples also come to us within 3-6 months of their engagement. We can handle any timeline.
WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS FOR HIRING VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS?
We’ve worked in destinations around the world and we have a solid list of vendors in different regions. As well, we’re always researching new talent and reaching out to vendors we haven’t worked with yet. Once we’ve narrowed the list for your event, we’ll provide you with vendor packages and pricing, set up meetings and/or calls with them, and then determine who’s best for the job.
WILL YOU HANDLE THE INVITATIONS – WORDING, DESIGN, ORDERING, REPLIES?
Yes, the design is part of the process. We want all your paper goods to fit the overall aesthetic. We will then order the appropriate quantities and materials. As for RSVP’s, we can collect and manage them on your behalf unless you prefer to receive them. We will make sure each guest is accounted for and make the process as easy as possible.
HOW MANY MEETINGS WILL WE HAVE?
As many as is it takes to get the job done! Typically, it’s about five in-person meetings, which includes three planning meetings and two design meetings. We have great systems in place to make sure everything is streamlined. We truly love getting to know our couples and the more opportunities to do so the better.
DO YOU COME TO ALL MEETINGS?
Yes, someone from our team will always be present during important meetings related to design, planning and logistics.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE STAFFED?
This all depends on the scope of work and guest count. We make sure to have people where they are needed without having too many bodies around.
DO YOU CREATE A WEDDING TIMELINE?
Yes, this is integral to what we do. The timeline will be a work in progress throughout the planning, until the very last detail is finalized. Once it’s finished, we make sure that all vendors and involved parties have a copy and have a thorough understanding of their individual install and breakdown responsibilities. The timeline becomes our production guide and most valuable resource for everyone the day of the event.
I’M A TYPE-A PERSONALITY. CAN YOU HELP ME?
We get it! We are a timely, organized group and we always have a plan B and C in our back pockets. You’re probably the type of person that typically knows what you want, right? Rest assured that we want to do everything we can to bring your vision to life.
I’M A SUPER LAIDBACK TYPE. CAN YOU HELP ME?
There are a lot of decisions to be made during the planning process and we’d be thrilled to help you navigate them. To us, that’s the main reason to hire a planner. We certainly don’t expect our clients to have as much knowledge as we do when it comes to events. We will make sure to let you know anything we need from you to make your day go as smoothly as possible. If you prefer to be more hands-off, just let us know and we’ll work accordingly.