Frequently Asked Questions
Every planner does things just a little bit differently, so please feel free to ask any questions that come to mind that aren’t mentioned below. We’re an open book and happy to help!
How many weddings do you take in a day?
One. That’s it, just one. At one point in my career we could have easily handled five weddings in a single weekend, but to be honest I missed being there. Our team is fantastic and can definitely run things on their own, but I get a little sad if I’m not the one to pin the boutonnière or bustle the dress. I’ll admit it, I get emotionally invested!
To expand on that a little more, we’re only booking two weddings a month max in 2019. If you’re getting married on a holiday weekend, in May or in October, or on an auspicious date, please call us ASAP!
How much is day-of coordination?
The total investment is $2,200. The retainer fee is $550, and that’s due up front to secure the date along with the signed contract. (Contract is digital, by the way - no print/ sign/ scan back nonsense here!) The second payment of $1,100 is due 3 months before your wedding, and the remaining balance is due 30 days out. We use nerd programs to help keep track of these things, so please don’t feel like you have to commit any of this to memory - reminders will be sent out 3 days prior to any payments being due, and all payments can be made online.
I would also like to take moment to note to the jury that “day-of coordination” is a little bit of a lie. There’s no way we can just show up and nail it without some pre-planning! Typically we get started 3 months out, hence the reason 50% is due at that time.
What’s one thing you learned from planning your own wedding?
Just one thing? I can write a novel about the experience! Planning our wedding was not fun for me - I hated any thought of attention, really wanted to elope, and could have done without all the obligatory “you have to invite this person because if you don’t they’ll be offended” stuff. But, I happen to be in love with a man who was in love with the idea of having a wedding, so a wedding we had. When it was all said and done though, it truly was one of the best days of my life. Not only did I get to marry the most supportive person in the whole wide world, we were luckily enough to have our closest friends and family there with us. I remember scanning the room at one point and thinking “wow, this is why people do this.” Oh, and did I mention Steven surprised the whole crowd and came out in drag?! The point of the story is this: as overwhelming as it can be sometimes, it will be absolutely worth it.