The earlier the better! Hiring us earlier in the process allows you to take better advantage of us as a resource, regardless of the service level you choose. Plus, the earlier you begin the planning process, the more options you have. We recommend beginning your planning process 12-15 months out for weddings, and 6-8 months out for social events. For corporate events, holiday parties and annual events usually need a year’s planning time due to budgets, other events may have shorter planning times due to the nature of the event (like a ground- breaking).
Absolutely! We work with clients all the time that are not local to their event venue. We're happy to help plan via video calls, phone or even planning around your travel schedule. Please talk to us about this in your initial consultation so we can come up with the best strategy to suit your needs.
Of course! Whether large or small in guest count, we’re here to help make the process easier, the design beautiful and the execution flawless. Please reach out to us to talk about how we can help!
We are always open to meeting and working with vendors you bring to the team. We know that you may have planned an event before and have relationships with vendors like caterers, bands, etc that you want to bring to the table for your event and we value those relationships.
Relationships are part of why we recommend the vendors we do. We have spent years getting to know vendors in the field of weddings, corporate and social events. It’s our job to know about the latest and greatest out there, so we are always on the hunt for new products and services. However, we also have trusted professionals that we’ve developed relationships with that serve as true resources for our clients. While we certainly don’t restrict you to using only those we’ve worked with before, we want you to benefit from those relationships if they are the right fit for you.
We adhere to a strict code of ethics, including those set by the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners. We do not take kickbacks or commissions from other vendors to direct our clients to use them exclusively. We typically invite those vendors who usually practice this to provide a discount to our clients instead.
This is one of the most common questions we get. To be a wedding planner requires many skills. You must be creative, very organized, flexible, able to prioritize, a problem-solver, a people-person and much more. It is not an easy profession, although it definitely has its rewards and perks! We highly recommend you begin by working as an intern for a planner or complete a training program. This will allow you to see what planners do on a daily basis, as well as at a wedding, to help you decide if this is the career for you. To really get started, do both! We recommend the certification program through the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners. For more information on their program, go here. For information on our internship program, contact us here.