Q: Why hire a wedding planner/ wedding coordinator?
A: Statistics show that the average wedding takes approximately 200 - 300 hours to plan. A Planner can save you time spent researching and planning. A Planner can also help you select vendors, keep your budget on track, provide qualified vendor referrals, accompany you to vendor meetings and know what questions to ask, review vendor contracts, negotiate on your behalf, and save you money. A Planner is an investment in making sure your wedding day is beautiful & flawless while taking the stress & duty off you and your family and to have a peace of mind that everything will run smoothly.
Q: My venue already has an in-house wedding coordinator. Why do I need a planner?
A: A wedding coordinator at a venue and a wedding planner are two completely different jobs. The venue wedding coordinator is there to serve the venue. A planner is completely focused on you and dedicated to your wedding vision, and she is there solely to make sure that your vision comes to life on your wedding day.
Q: How much involvement will my planner have?
A: As much or as little as you want them to have! Your planner’s level of involvement depends on the event planning package you reserve and your personal preferences. Some clients will have every detail planned out and are just looking for a planner to execute their vision, and some clients want to sit back and let their planner take care of everything for their wedding day. We work with clients at both ends of the spectrum (and anywhere in between) personalizing our service to your needs.
Q: Will you work with vendors we select, or only those you recommend?
A: Yes, we will absolutely work with your choice of vendors, however we have a great team of preferred vendors that we work with should you need additional referrals.
Q: How do I schedule a consultation or hire you as my planner?
A: By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (703) 718-5180 or filling out the contact form on our website (www.doteveryievents.com). We will schedule a free, no obligation consultation with you to make sure we are a good fit and that we can meet your needs. Most consultations take about 30-minutes.
Q: What is involved with the consultation process?
After you submit your inquiry:
· Schedule an introductory phone call to get to know each other.
Before the phone consultation:
· Gather the key details of your wedding day, to include wedding date, estimated guest count, ceremony, and reception location (if known).
During the initial consultation:
· Tell us about your love story and vision for your wedding day. No worries if you don't quite know the vision for your wedding yet, getting help with this is why you hire a wedding planner.
· We will discuss your needs and expectations.
· Explain our service options and the next steps to make your dream wedding a reality.
Q: How much can I expect to invest in your services?
A: Because our services of customized for each couple, the investment can vary.