Frequently Asked Questions
What does a Wedding Planner do?
There so many moving parts to a wedding that sometimes you miss out on all the little things that make it so special. My goal is to help with all the details, both big and small, so that you can enjoy both your engagement and your wedding day. Some typical things a wedding planner will do can include: managing your budget and deadlines, coordinating deliveries and contracts, returns of rental items, coordinate and/or book vendors, review and uphold contracts, coordinate your rehearsal, reception, and wedding event, solve last minute emergencies, meet with vendors if you cannot, and in general, take on the stress so you don't have to. Hiring a wedding planner is entirely up to you, but there is no question that they bring irreplaceable benefits.
My venue already has a coordinator – isn’t that the same thing?
While having an organized and dependable venue coordinator is not to be taken for granted, there are going to be things that fall outside of their realm of responsibilities. A venue coordinator is there to make sure everything related to your venue runs smoothly, but probably won’t help with details unrelated to that specific location. What if your cake doesn’t arrive or your DJ is late? Your zipper broke and there's not a tailor in sight! If it doesn’t coordinate with the venue itself, there is a good chance it’s not something your site coordinator would realistically assist with. There's nothing worse than assuming something will be taken care of, to find out at the last minute that (a) it isn't, and (b), you have to figure out what to do.
What do you feel your strengths are? What makes you stand out?
I think one of my biggest strengths is that I genuinely want your wedding day to exceed your expectations. I want your wedding to be the one that people talk about for years, the one that can't be beat. I excel at the details and understand that details and personal touches are the difference between an "okay" wedding, and a wedding that will blow everyone away.
I also understand that a wedding is an extremely special occasion, and it should be a tribute to your love together. I will get to know the two of you so I can understand your story and find little ways to showcase that throughout your wedding celebration (in addition to those big things that you would expect your wedding coordinator to do). I also really want for you to have FUN and enjoy the entire wedding process, and will look for special ways to help you do that.
I have worked at nearly every venue in and around Estes Park, which is a major asset when pairing your unique vision with the perfect setting. Knowing the ins and outs of each venue offers so much more than simply reviewing their website, and that is a huge benefit I bring to the table. With destination weddings, I love to travel and am becoming more and more familiar with the local customs in Mexico and the Caribbean. I am always just a phone call away if you need me.
You offer wedding planning as well as flowers – is it realistic to do both?
If I am ever concerned that I will not be able to give you my best work by completing both your flower design and wedding planning, I will be honest and upfront with that at the start. Believe me, my number one goal is that you are completely satisfied, and I do not want to jeopardize your happiness by taking on more than I can handle. There are several excellent florists that I will happily recommend if handling both components are too much to do simultaneously. To me, flowers are such an integral part to the design and flow of any wedding, so handling both duties feels very natural to me.
What do I do if I don't know which package is appropriate?
That's perfect! Regardless of which package you book, the process starts the same. I will talk with you and discuss your vision and get an understanding of the services you need, as well as the things you've already got covered. From there we can talk about which package is the best fit for your needs and budget. So please, Contact me!! I would love to dream with you.
What is your booking process?
If you’re interested in booking any services or have questions, please use the Contact Me page, so I can contact you regarding your fanciful wedding day. For both planning packages and floral design, I like to start by understanding your vision for the big day, as well as learning more about your personality and style.
After our initial phone/email consultation I will send you a summary of what we discussed and the services you are requesting, along with a formal worksheet to fill out to make sure no little details are missed. Once I have received your completed worksheet(s), I will begin putting together your price quote. Before we finalize your booking I will send you your quote(s), as well as a sample contract so you can review my terms and ask any questions you may have.
If you would like to book, I will then send a formal contract along with instructions on how to pay your deposit. While I will tentatively reserve your wedding day at this stage in the process, please know that no booking is final until a wedding deposit has been received. This is the policy for both floral services and planning packages.
Any other questions? Just Ask!
Please use the Contact page to get started or for any questions about weddings, flowers, and all things fanciful!