A wedding planner is your planning guru. We are the most involved and active participant in planning your wedding. We focus on all the details of your wedding from venue scouting, booking your vendors, event style and design, floor plans, seating charts, wedding etiquette, negotiation and the list can go on. We are your right-hand-person from the beginning of the planning process until the day after your wedding. If you have limited time to plan your wedding, if you’re not sure where to begin and what needs to be done, are concerned about budgeting, require creative direction or the idea of planning a wedding simply does not sound fun to you, hiring us is the right decision for you (with a ton of other reasons I haven’t mentioned).
A venue coordinator will only take care of the logistics and details from a venue’s perspective whereas a wedding planner will manage all your logistics related to all of your wedding vendors. A wedding planner is essentially looking out for your best interests and will be take care of all the fine details. A venue coordinator will only contact vendors if it directly relates to set up at the venue, whereas a wedding planner works closely with your vendors to ensure all the details tie-in together so that your day is executed flawlessly.
For Full Planning services, we recommend booking 1-2 years in advance or immediately after your engagement to provide ample time to plan your special day. For Month/Day of Coordination services, we recommend booking 1-1.5 years in advance. That being said, all of our packages are comprehensive and can begin at any stage of your planning.
At our initial meeting, we kindly request that you come prepared with answers in mind to the following questions:
- an estimated budget
- an estimated number of guests for all events
- your desired wedding date(s), month and/or season
- a general idea of your unique wedding style and vision (ie. modern, formal, simple)