- Do you offer a “day-of-coordination” package?
h&b only offers white-glove planning experiences. In my personal opinion, there is no such thing as “day of coordination.” In my eyes, it is a disservice to my couples not being able to take advantage of my expert opinion and guidance throughout their wedding planning process.
- My venue already has an in-house wedding coordinator. Why do I need to hire an independent planner?
The in-house coordinator you booked with may not be the person you will end up planning with. They are often promoted or move on to another venue for a “better” opportunity. Also, they do not have time to focus on your wedding day. They have 60+ weddings and events that they have to manage at one time (at times, they have to work multiple events on your wedding day) while booking new events to maintain their quota. On top of all this, they can only provide you with vendor recommendations, which are vendors that have been to that venue a bunch of times. Those vendors are not adequately vetted to ensure they are the perfect fit for you. In-house coordinators must answer to a higher authority and protect the venue’s best interest versus the couples. There are amazing in-house coordinators out there; I was one for years. However, I can speak to the downsides of relying on the coordinator provided by the venue.
- I want my wedding to be the one I am envisioning, will h&b do what they want?
This is your wedding, your way. I am here to guide you throughout the process. I’m here to hold your hand throughout the process. I will provide you with expert advice on wedding etiquette, the pros, and cons of each planning element, and elevate your vision to ensure your wedding day is more than you envisioned.
- This all sounds wonderful. However, it seems expensive. Will this fit within my budget?
The h&b planning experience fits within most budgets. Typically a wedding planner can financially save you anywhere from 10%-25% within your overall wedding budget. I will negotiate pricing/inclusions with your vendors and venue. I will also pass along special discounts I receive as a wedding planner. This alone will offset a hefty portion of the cost of collaborating with h&b. On top of the financial savings, you can save so much time during the planning process since your planner will provide you with a “blueprint” for planning. You will have more time to spend with your fiance, family, and friends and live your daily life.
- Will you do the set-up and clean-up for my event?
h&b does set-up within reason. We do not set up tables and chairs or place tablecloths (unless unforeseen circumstances present themselves). We will set up small personal items such as but not limited to escort cards, card boxes, welcome signage, small floral arrangements, and card box. We do not do large installs, sweep, mop, remove the trash, buss tables. We can assist you with hiring the proper team members if your venue does not offer these services.