What is the main difference between the full planning package (Wild & Grand) and the other packages?
The main difference is the length of time we will be working together. The Madly & Micro is 2 weeks before your wedding. The Petite & Lovely is 2 months before, whereas the Wild & Grand does not have a set date. As soon as you book us for this package you have unlimited access to us (besides when we are sleeping, ha ha), this can sometimes be up to 2 years.
My venue has a venue coordinator. Do I need to hire you?
A wedding planner works for you, meaning that anything you want or require during your planning and certainly the day of is our priority including anyone else that is hired by you for your wedding. 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 &/or they have other events they are overseeing on property during the same time.
What is the difference between a planner and a decor company?
A planning company focuses on the whole picture of the day, they handle every logistic, every person, every emotion, every situation that may arise from the load in of your vendors to not being able to tap your beer keg, your MC having one too many wobbly pops or to wash your muddy feet after prancing through a field for the perfect shot- we handle it all baby!
A decor company owns, brings and sets up their decor as per your curated vision that you have planned with them (and honestly often planned with our assistance as well!). Then they come pack it all up and take it away for you at the end of the night! They save you hours of your life sourcing your own decor and trying to create a room that flows together. However, they do not plan, they provide decorations.
Why are wedding planners so expensive?
We totally understand that weddings themselves are expensive and having a wedding planner feels like a luxury experience. However, planners can also save you money in a variety of ways. Planners can review contracts/invoices to ensure you’re getting the best rates. We also know the industry standard for vendor pricing, which can help you from overspending.
Wedding planners are small businesses with a lot of expenses and have a capacity for how many events/weddings they can reasonably take. (As much as we would love it, we can’t be in two places at once). A typical wedding takes well over 300 hours to plan, if you divide that by the living wage in BC.. it does not seem so outrageous.
Additionally, We bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, and can save you time, stress, and potential headaches. Wedding planners do come at a cost, they can be a valuable investment in the overall success of your wedding. Your wedding is one day, you have spent a lot of time and money preparing for this day, there is no re-do, in our humble opinion its important to hire a professional.
How do I know if I want to book Nicole or Celine?
Can we brag a little here? Haha. Celine and Nicole co-own the company and are both amazing and have made their mark on the industry; however, they have different styles. Nicole loves modern weddings with touches of black, usually indoors and loves blended traditions and unique elements.
Celine is the outdoor wedding queen, she facilitates and masters most outdoor weddings as well as high end hotel weddings. They are both very versatile; however, the best way to know who you vibe with, is to set up a free consultation and see who you click with.