New Orleans Wedding Planners

FAQ

Q: How do you assist in planning a wedding? What services do you provide?

 A:  I provide Full Service Planning packages along with Rehearsal/Wedding Day, Vendor Management and A La Carte Planning Packages.

Q: Do you recommend specific wedding professionals?

 A: Yes.  I have a list of preferred vendors I work with including Printing/Stationary needs, Dj’s, Bands, Bakeries, Photography, Florists, Limos and more!

Q:
Do you employ other people to help you plan events? Does it cost extra for additional staff?

 A: I have 2 available assistants that I can use for rehearsal and wedding days depending on the size and demand of the wedding.  Assistants are an additional $25/hour.

Q: What if you become ill or cannot come to the wedding? Who will stand in for you?

 A: One or both of my assistants will stand in for me in the unlikely event that were to happen.

Q:
When developing our wedding/event budget, how do you personalize this experience to fit our needs?

 A: During the consultation with the couple there is a detailed interview in which I try to get a sense of who they are and any expectations and priorities they have for their wedding day.  I use my resources and negotiation skills to get the most out of every budget.

Q: How many hours are you on site the day of the wedding/event?

 A: 2 hours for Rehearsal
     10 hours on Wedding Day

Q:
Do you charge for an initial meeting? If so, is this amount credited should we hire you?

 A: No, one hour consultations are free.  If you decide to use my services a 10% deposit is required to secure your date ($150 -$500 depending on package).  

Q: Do you charge hourly, a flat rate or a percentage of my overall budget?

 A: The Full Service Wedding package is priced based on a percent of your overall budget (10-20%) depending on how elaborate your wedding is.  If you want partial planning services, I charge $75 for the first hour and $40 each additional hour (1hr. minimum).  Rehearsal and Wedding Day Assistance starts at $500 and Vendor Management starts at $300 (See SERVICES). 

Q:
What makes you different from other local coordinators? Why should someone hire you?

 A: I have a degree in Fine Arts so I can provide you with educated design expertise, giving you unique ideas to set the stage for a beautiful and enchanting day!  I also know the value of good customer service and communciation which will keep you informed and comfortable knowing your investment is in good hands.

Q:
How many months in advance do I need to reserve your services for my wedding date?

 A: It depends if I’m available for the date of your wedding.  If available I can plan your wedding in 2 months but generally I’m hired 6-12+months in advance.

Q: What is your event cancellation policy?

 A: If cancelling within 30days of booking, you will get your money back minus the deposit.  If cancelling 90 or more days from event, you will forfeit 50% of my total fee. If cancelling 30-90 days from the event, you will forfeit 75% of my total fee.  If cancelling less then 30 days of event, you will forfeit all payments.

Q: What is your customer satisfaction cancellation policy?

 A: My business success depends greatly on referrals so it’s important that my clients are satisfied.  I realize the importance of this day and will make every effort to rectify situations as they occur.  I also encourage open communication between myself and my clients to resolve any issues should they occur.  See event cancellation policy.

Q: What are your standard payment terms?

 A: $150-$500 deposit due to save the date (depending on package choice).  50% of total due at first vendor meeting (6-12months before wedding).  Next 25% of total due 90 days before event date.  Remaining balance due 30 days before event date.