Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Nicole and Tara are Certified Wedding Planners through The Bridal Society.The Bridal Society is the nation’s leading and most well respected wedding planning certification program. Together we are committed to raising the standards in the wedding industry.
Unfortunately, no. In order for us to fully understand your plans, vision, goals for your big day, it takes us time to get caught up to speed with everything. We will go through your plans and vendor contracts with a fine-tooth comb to make sure all the “I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed”. This is the only way to ensure we can execute your plans perfectly!
A venue coordinator is great, but most often their main concern is the venue and any services that come with the venue (i.e. catering). Generally, venue coordinators are responsible for locking/unlocking the building, making sure any pre-arranged setup that has been contracted is completed, controlling the building lights and temperature, and making sure the bathrooms are stocked and in working order. A professional wedding planner will take care of EVERYTHING related to your wedding day. Things like creating and executing a timeline that keeps all vendor needs in mind, creating and executing a wedding party itinerary, putting out and packing up all personal décor items, coordinating the rehearsal, and answering vendor and wedding party questions are all the responsibility of your planner. Having a great wedding planner not only makes sure YOU have an amazing stress-free day, but makes it possible for your vendors (including the venue coordinator) to focus on what they do best!
Yes! You will have your lead planner and at least one assistant. If you feel that your event requires more hands-on help, we can certainly discuss bringing additional assistants!
One of our main goals is to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible on your wedding day. By reviewing and approving your vendors, we are able to make sure everyone you are hiring is going to be professional, reliable, and fully prepared to meet expectations required of them. We have been in the wedding industry for over 10 years, we have seen a lot of vendors come and go, so we can help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming vendor selection process!
Absolutely not! We are always open to working with new vendors and are constantly adding to our recommended vendor list. If you have a vendor you would like to work with that isn’t already on our list, we just ask that you give us a chance to review everything prior to booking the vendor so that we can make sure they are going to meet the required criteria mentioned above.
We would love to travel with you! We have planned events in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. We would love to learn more about where you’d like to get married
Hiring a wedding planner is a big decision. We are going to be working with you closely for many months (sometimes over a year!). Because of this, it’s important that you hire someone you like, trust, and feel understands you and your wedding vision. You should try to interview at least 2 planners before making a decision. As planners, we absolutely LOVE what we do and are fully committed to each event. We put a prime focus on making sure that we are helping you plan an event that not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them! Because of this, our lead planners never take on more than one event per weekend to ensure you are getting 100% of our dedication, energy and focus. Your wedding day is a time for you to relax, celebrate, and enjoy every little moment, not a time to stress over details or worse be put to work! Our philosophy is that you should feel like a guest at your own event.