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faqs

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We’ve put together a list of the most common questions on our wedding planning services.

If you don’t see it here, feel free to e-mail or call us and we’ll be happy to help.

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When should I book?

The best time to book is before you’ve done anything at all! We want to be a part of your big day from the second you say “YES!”. Let us provide you with valuable input on all the top trends, help you book your vendors, look after all the small details and work with you in preparing the all-important budget. Check out The Architect Package for more on this.

Partway into your planning process? That’s ok! Take a look The Coordinator Package, our “Month of the Wedding” coordination services, or Tie The Two Together, our partial planning services.

How much time do you need to plan a wedding?

At least one year is ideal, but keep in mind that we can plan a beautiful wedding with much less time to spare.

What are your fees?

You can find full details of this under Weddings.

What is your pricing structure?

It depends on your package. Generally, with The Designer Package, your payment is due at the time of our meeting. With The Coordinator package, we’ll collect 30% up front and the remainder the day before the wedding. For The Architect Package or Tie The Two Together Package, we require a small initial payment, then work up a schedule for you which breaks your payments into monthly installments. The final payment is due the day before the wedding.

Do you take “kickbacks” from preferred vendors?

Absolutely not. Any savings that we’ve arranged are passed on directly to you. We don’t take any finders’ fees or commissions from our vendors whatsoever.

Will you work with vendors we’ve already chosen?

Of course! We love to work with our preferred vendors because we know they’re tried, tested and true. But if you’re partway into the process and have already signed up another vendor, we’re more than happy to work with them as well. Have your heart set on someone? We can arrange to pre-qualify them for you in order to save you the time.

Are you certified?

We wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re members in good standing of the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and have successfully obtained our Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Certification. We’re also members of the International Special Events Society.

Do you carry insurance?

We sure do. We don’t believe we’ll ever have to use it, but you can rest assured that we’ve got that part covered.

Do you have a Wedding Day emergency kit?

Absolutely! Sewing kit, safety pins, mirrors, tissues, breath mints…you need it, we’ve thought of it!

Do you offer an initial consultation?

Of course! We offer a one hour complimentary initial consultation where we’ll meet with you in person to talk about all your questions and thoughts for your big day. We feel it’s important to meet with you to make sure we’re a good fit for each other. After all we’ll be spending the better part of a year together planning one of the most intimate days of your lives!

What should I bring to the consultation?

That all depends. If we’re starting from scratch and we’re the first stop on your planning process, well…first of all…thank you! Just bring yourselves and your great ideas and we’ll provide the rest. If you’ve already booked a few vendors, you can bring along your contracts so we’re all on the same page with what stage you’re at in the planning process.

I want to hire a wedding planner but I’m afraid they won’t understand my vision…help!

Worry not! That’s the first thing we strive to do right from the get go. It’s SO important for us to truly understand what you want to see and make that happen. It’s such an important and central part of what we believe in – so much so we make sure all of our preferred vendors feel exactly the same way. Your wedding is a reflection of YOU and only YOU. That means your input is priceless – when you’re sharing your thoughts, we’ve got it loud and clear.

How do vendor visits work?

In a nutshell, we’ll talk to you about the vendors you want to visit. Once we’ve decided on the group we’re considering, your Wedding Coordinator will arrange an appointment that’s convenient for everyone. For your comfort and ease, we’ll accompany you on your appointments. We know what to ask and what to look for. In many cases, if it’s a preferred vendor, we’ve already pre-qualified them for you!

Are wedding planners expensive?

It’s a common question! Here’s what we think.

The average wedding takes over 250 hours to plan from start to finish. That’s the equivalent of more than 30 full working days (with no lunch break!). Your wedding coordinator has this down to a science. We can help you cut that time down dramatically by looking after small details, advising you on the right venues and vendors and providing you with our expertise across all facets of your event. We want to cut out the tough stuff and leave you to really enjoy the experience – shopping for THE dress, enjoying your guys’ and girls’ nights out and sharing once-in-a-lifetime moments with your family. We also know you’re busy – and we know you time is worth a lot.

Even if you don’t think that’s overwhelming, the most stressful part, without a doubt, is making sure your big day goes off without a hitch. Your priority on your Wedding Day won’t be why the limo is late, what you’re going to do about the stain on your dress or why all the linens are the wrong colour when you arrive at the hall! We’ll smooth all that out for you before it happens.

We’ve arranged preferred rates with many of our vendors because of our relationships with them. We’ll pass that on to you! You’ll also know we’re working with top notch talent and you won’t have to worry about poorly performing vendors (or worse, no shows!).

Your Wedding Day happens once and there’s no going back once the day unfolds – that’s a lot of pressure! We want your day to live up to its full potential and we think your investment in your Wedding Planner is the most important piece of putting together the biggest day of your life!

Why choose you?

We think of ourselves as “Boutique Planners”. What does that mean? We are committed to keeping up with the latest in trends, constantly upgrading our education and always attending industry events so that we can provide you with cutting edge, first-class, elite service. We limit the number of events we coordinate per year so that we can provide you with that exclusive one-on-one attention that you deserve. You won’t be competing for time – we’re always available when you need us. This means that we don’t miss a beat. Every step is taken care of, every detail is priority one. And you? You’ll be nothing but cool, collected and stress-free.

Besides that, we’re a certified, incorporated and insured company with an established location. We love our business and we’re serious about it. You can be confident that we’re in this for the long haul.

If you haven’t checked out Our Values or Our Story, we’d encourage you to take a peek!