Why should a bride and groom hire a wedding coordinator?
To truly enjoy their wedding day. To invest in their friends, family, and guests without worrying about the details themselves. To have a peace of mind that everything will run smoothly. Wedding coordinators are professionals who have experience and industry relationships that will allow the couple’s wedding vision come to life.
As a vendor, what are the benefits to working with a wedding coordinator such as yourself?
I am told often by other vendors that I am very easy to work with, professional, and friendly. I am flexible and get along with everyone. I don’t see myself as a higher rank than the other vendors. We are all there for the best interest of the client. It’s so important to work as a team on the day of the event to ensure everything goes well and to ensure a smooth & flawless event.
What makes your service different than other coordinators?
My experience and my friendly personality. I am able to take care of all the details in an organized & business like manner, while maintaining my poise. I gain more experience with every event that I do, coming across all kinds of different clients, styles, and trends. I truly love what I do and want every event to be perfect for my clients.
How early should couples start to plan their wedding? Hire a wedding coordinator?
Anywhere from 9-12 months prior to the wedding date is a good time to start planning. You don’t want to wait until the last minute and feel overwhelmed, but you also don’t want to be planning for too long. I do recommend hiring your wedding coordinator right away, even for Day of Coordination only. You’ll want to get a contract signed to ensure the coordinator is available for your wedding date.
Can we hire you as soon as we get engaged or should we wait?
As soon as you get engaged is recommended. Dates are booked well in advance and the sooner we begin planning, the better!
What type of packages do you offer?
We offer various coordination packages as well as customize packages to meet specific needs.
What does a typical event cost?
Since each event is different, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to determine which services will best fit your needs. We also offer hourly rates should you not need an extended service.
What areas do you service?
We service all of Virginia, as well as travel to other localities.
What payment types do you accept?
We accept checks, cash, and credit card.
There is a lot of talk about hiring a coordinator for the “Day Of ”. Can you share what your experience has been and maybe the misconception of the title “Day of”?
There is no such thing as ‘day of’. A coordinator cannot just show up to your event without key information or meetings prior. Too many things can go wrong. A coordinator still needs to meet with the client prior to the actual day to gather information and details so that he/she can be the point of contact ensuring that everything goes smoothly as well as be able to properly execute the clients vision and run a successful event. We are in constant communication with our clients via email, text, and phone calls. You’d be surprised how many things come up that clients haven’t even thought of or even began to plan.
Do you offer additional services other than coordination?
Yes, in addition to coordination, we offer event design, decor rental, and have an intimate venue for small events up to 30.
How do I book a date with you?
By emailing, calling or filling out the contact form on our website. 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 45 mins.
Will you work with vendors we select, or only those you recommend?
We will absolutely work with your choice of vendors, however we have a great team of recommended vendors that we work with should you need any referrals.
A Coordinator is expensive; can’t my friends or family help out?
A coordinator is an investment in making sure your wedding day is beautiful and flawless while taking that stress and duty off you and your family. Just like you, your friends and family want to enjoy the day and celebrate with you rather than working your event for you.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes we do; we understand how hard it is to pay large sums of monies at one time while still managing all of the logistics of an event. After your deposit has been paid we divide your balance into equal monthly payments until the balance is paid (30 days prior to your event).
What is the difference in a venue coordinator and a wedding coordinator?
A venue coordinator oversees the on site staff, to make sure they are fulfilling their contractual obligations, serving food on time, etc. A lot of times the venue coordinator is not there for the duration of the event and/or they have other events they are overseeing on property during the same time. A wedding coordinator works only for you to make every aspect run smoothly, greet all your vendors, send out a timeline prior, make sure you are having a great time celebrating and to ensure that your vision has become a reality.
Where does most of your business come from?
Referrals are huge in this industry. Past clients will refer friends and family to me which is such a compliment. I do get occasional bookings from advertising online.
What are your business hours?
Our dedicated business hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. This however, does not mean we may not be reached outside of these times. We often have events on weekends and want to give our clients our undivided attention on their event day. Feel free to send us an email and we will respond to you at our earliest possible convenience not to exceed 24 business hours.