At first, I thought it was a luxury service, but it turned out to be a necessity because of our huge wedding party.
— Lauren + Kevin Schultz

why do i need a wedding planner

Planning a wedding is a part time job that takes 200-250 hours to coordinate.   A wedding planner will break up the process into stages so it is manageable and less overwhelming for the couple.  They will also help create and keep you on budget.  A wedding planner is familiar with venues and vendors to match your style and budget, they know the answers to all your unknown question and will allow you to enjoy the process by keeping you calm and excited to plan your wedding day.  

What Is the difference between a venue coordinator and a wedding planner

A venue coordinator works for the needs of the venue and a wedding planner works for the needs of the couple.  A venue coordinator deals with all aspects of the venue such as setup, the staff, food, etc.  A wedding planner is there to oversee the setup from all vendors, answer any questions, take care of any problems and make sure the day is just what the couple wanted.

I Don't Need A Wedding Planner, I Have a friend that will do it

Your family and friends may be very helpful in the planning process, but they shouldn't have to work on the wedding day.  It can go two ways: either they will have too much to do that they wont be able to enjoy the wedding day or they will not take it seriously and your day will end up being a disaster.  Your family and friends may agree to help you on your wedding day, but they most likely don't feel comfortable taking charge and making decisions that will affect one of the most important days of your life.

Will you bring an assistant on the wedding day

Yes!  We always bring one assistant and sometimes 2 on the wedding day to help coordinate everything on the wedding day.  One assistant’s time for day-of assistance is an included cost in most packages. If a second or third assistant is necessary due to the size or complexity of your event needs, you will be notified at least one month before the event and billed accordingly. You will never be charged for any labor that you don’t agree to ahead of time.

will you do all of the setup and cleanup

We are planners not janitors, caterers, or a moving company. We do not sweep, mop, or bus tables to clean up after your event. We do not set up any rentals or lighting, your rental company or design team will do this. 

We do help with most of your decor set up and oversee all vendor installations. We also make sure that everything for your ceremony and reception is set up as planned and on time. Sometimes additional staffing is required to meet your needs for set up and tear down when decor is complicated or when guests lists are large – and we are super happy to help you tackle those logistics and hire the right people to make sure your event is AWESOME and there are no stinky dishes piled in the corner after dessert.

She brings a wealth of knowledge from years of experience doing this and was such a pleasure to work with.
— Sara + Tim Rose