When should we book a planner?
To get the most out of our services, we should be one of the first vendors you book! We provide you with a planning worksheet, budget tracker, vendor recommendations and are always available via email for questions and guidance – no matter which package you choose!
Where do you work?
We’ve planned weddings from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA, Baltimore to DC, Virginia to the beaches of North and South Carolina.
Do I really need a wedding planner?
No. Truth be told, you don’t NEED anything at your wedding besides you and your partner. Some other things you don’t need? Stress, sweat, dealing with no-show vendors, giving directions, watching the clock, being late, and not enjoying yourself. If you don’t want those things – then yes, you need a planner.
Can I just have my mom / sister / aunt / friend coordinate my wedding?
Sure! But first, read this: 7 THINGS WEDDING PLANNERS DO (THAT BRIDES/MOMS/AUNTS/FRIENDS CAN’T) (also, see above. Do you want them stressed / sweaty / late? and how comfortable will you feel if something goes awry and you have to have ‘the talk’ about it?)
Do we have to use vendors from your preferred list?
Nope. Those are just people we’ve worked with and have grown to love. There are literally thousands of options for vendors in your area and our goal is to just help narrow that list down a bit. We do NOT get paid to have people on our preferred list and do NOT receive kickbacks or commissions for referring clients to vendors (but be warned, some vendor lists do work this way!)
Why are you different than my venue’s coordinator?
Every venue will be different, but in general, your venue coordinator will solely handle managing things taking place AT the venue and may put together a very brief timeline. They usually don’t handle your vendor confirmations, rehearsal, ceremony activities, flower pinning, photography oversight, transportation planning or detailed schedule, etc. They also don’t always handle your personal setup and tear down. Plus, you can email us throughout your planning with questions on anything, so we really become the one-stop-shop for your needs.
Do you have a contract and insurance?
You bet! Our contract outlines your entire package in detail. We’re also fully insured and can provide your venue with a Certificate of Insurance if required.
How do you determine your fees?
Our package prices are reflective of our experience in the industry, value of our services by location, as well as the quality of service that we provide for our couples. Prices vary based on venue, scope of work and guest count. When you decide to work with us, know that you are investing in our experience and know-how in the field. Of course, budget is important (we totally respect that!) but we’ve found that we do our best work with couples who genuinely understand the value of a great planning team and why they deserve it for their wedding day. If you are solely price-shopping, we might not be the best fit for you.
What types of weddings do you plan?
What kind of wedding do you want to have? Small, Large, Destination, Double Weddings, Inclusive, Eco-Friendly, Military and more! No idea is ever too crazy for us – we’ve coordinated weddings on a working farm, at an aquarium, on a baseball field, in a traditional church, at a country club, on the beach, at hotels, in barns, on an island, and more!
How do you dress for our event?
You may see us in some funky sneakers while running around for setup, but come wedding time, it’s all professional dress attire.
Will you eat and drink during the reception and how comfortable will you make yourself?
Since weddings can easily turn into 14 hour days, vendor meals during your reception are required. However, we are there to do a job and will absolutely not drink any alcohol or join your guests on the dance floor . You might catch us cracking jokes with your grandpa though.