What makes you different from other planners?
Award Winning: We’ve earned the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award 4 consecutive years as well as the Best of York award. These awards are determined by our clients and ultimately our peers, which we believe is a statement to our reputation as well as our collaboration with clients and other vendors.
Experience: We’ve been working with couples across the US and abroad since 2008. That’s hundreds of couples, thousands of vendors and over $2million in budgets (that number was crazy when we finally added it up!). We’re not just starting out, we’re not “learning” on your wedding day and we’re not taking a stab at the industry because we miss planning our own wedding. This is a professional career.
Education: Taryn, Jen, Deb, Kylie and Gail are all educated in industries that lend themselves to event management. From Masters Degrees to over 30 years of event logistics experience, we have a staff of hyper-organized experts with real world experience and the principles of theory to match.
Trusted in the business: Over 50% of our business comes from someone in the wedding industry referring us. We’re proud to have solid relationships within our wedding community and to know that our peers are trusting their clients to us as well. We’re also called upon regularly to share expertise in local and national publications.
When should we book you?
For the best chance of securing your date, we recommend a year in advance. As of January 2018, we already have 2020 weddings on the books. However, don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re under a year – we may have an opening and it doesn’t hurt to ask!
Where do you work?
We’ve planned weddings from Delaware to South Carolina and are always available for travel.
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 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 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. They also don’t always handle your personal setup and tear down.
We’ve worked hand-in-hand with many venue coordinators and understand all roles involved.
How do you determine your fees?
Experience equates to smooth wedding days. Our price is determined by an equation of industry standard + experience.
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.