Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Why do I need to hire a wedding planner?
Weddings are fabulous, wonderful, emotional, and exciting celebrations of your new life together! However, planning a wedding is a ton of work, often between 200 – 250 hours! Wedding planners help bring the dream of your wedding to life, handling much of the legwork, keeping you on track and on budget. We handle every detail, so you can enjoy the experience of your engagement and wedding instead of stressing about it.
Q: Can I afford a wedding planner or coordinator and how much can I expect to pay?
Our prices are competitive with other experienced wedding planners and designers in the Denver area and our base prices are starting points and can be customized to fit your budget. We realize that each couples needs, ideas, and personality are different. Your wedding is personal – your wedding coordination and design package is personal too! We construct a flat fee per event – specially tailored to each client, based upon the services that are required of us. Under the flat fee that is established, we will complete all of the work that we have agreed to do regardless of how long it takes us to complete it. (We don’t believe in nickel and diming you for overtime.) Contact us today to set up your free consultation where we will discuss:
Which design or coordination package might be a good fit for you
Customization of services
The specifics of a proposal for services based on your individual needs
We would say that if you value a life before your wedding and sanity on your wedding day, and you want to actually enjoy your wedding, then we recommend hiring a wedding day-of-coordinator. We also believe that if you have a strict budget, doing your own design and planning work is a smart option for those who are able, but keep in mind, planning and designing a wedding is not an easy task (although it can be really fun), and many couples are not prepared to do the work required on their own to achieve the wedding they desire. We’ve done this before. We know all the right people. We can hook you up and relieve your worries and take over your to-do list efficiently and happily.
Lets be real, planning a wedding can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. Our wedding design and planning services provide you with a professional who can help you choose venues, vendors, answer etiquette questions, help with budgets and schedules, and attend to all the personal design touches your wedding requires. Our wedding day-of coordination services provide you with a professional who reviews and confirms your planning before your wedding and then physically attends your rehearsal, and your ceremony and reception to manage all of the vendors, set up, tear down, and scheduling necessary to make sure your wedding plans happen the way you want them to. A day-of coordinator can drastically reduce your wedding stress by managing and organizing all of the details on the day of the wedding so you can enjoy yourself. We would be thrilled to help you with one or both of these service tracks.
Q: Why do you charge a flat fee instead of a percentage of the total wedding budget?
A planner who charges a percentage of your total wedding budget has no incentive to save you money where vendors are concerned or to find you the best deals. Since we charge a flat or hourly fee (depending on service negotiated) we work with your best interests in mind to find you top quality vendors for a fair price. Also, any industry discounts we are able to negotiate are passed on to you, and never pocketed ourselves. We are very transparent with you regarding budgeting and spending on all fronts.
Also, if you have questions about our pricing, lets have a conversation. We will be happy to explain what you get for your investment and why its structured the way it is. We are sure you will see the value in our services once you get to know us.
Q: If I hire a wedding planner/coordinator, won’t they want to take over my wedding and run the whole show?
Perhaps some wedding planners and coordinators act this way, but at Every Little Detail, we promise that when you work with us, we will deliver your wedding or special event your way. We are professionals and we work with our clients to handle only as much or as little of the event planning as you want. It's your special day and we do not want to take away any of the fun of planning and making key decisions. You will always make all of the ultimate decisions – we just help with the creative ideas and make sure that everything is executed according to your wishes. Your wedding should be a reflection of your personal style. Its your wedding – our job is to bring you as much extra happiness on your wedding day as we can – not to add to your worries.
Q: My Mom/friend is going to help me plan the wedding. I don’t need a professional, do I?
Let us answer this question with another question: Why would you want to make your wedding guests work on your wedding day when they should be celebrating with you? Your friends and family may agree to help you on your day, but believe us, they probably don’t really feel comfortable taking charge and making decisions that are going to affect one of the most important days of your life. Let us work with you to handle all of the details instead, from overseeing setup and strike to directing vendors, guests, and the wedding party, and let your friends and family enjoy the wedding.
Q: What if I have already done all of the planning. Can you still help me?
Yes! That's just what our 'Day-Of Coordination' or 'Partial Service' package is designed for. We can confirm and take over management of your selected vendors, we can assist you in running your wedding rehearsal and we can be there for your ceremony and reception to make sure everything goes as planned.
Q: How soon should I book your services?
We recommend booking a wedding planner as soon as possible (6-12 months ahead of your wedding date is typical for wedding design and full planning). A wedding coordinator should be booked 6 months ahead of your wedding date if possible, but less notice is frequently possible to accommodate as long as a coordinator has your event date free.
We only take a limited number of events per year, so that we can give each of our clients the time and attention they deserve.
Q: Will you bring an assistant to the event?
Yes! We always bring one assistant and sometimes two to help coordinate everything on the day of an event. Day-of coordination is best played as a team! One assistant 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.
Q: Do you run the ceremony rehearsal??
Yes, it is crucial that we attend and run the ceremony rehearsal in conjunction with your Officiant, so it is automatically included in every package. Unless your church has specific rules about their team running the rehearsal, then we respect those policies.
Q: Will you do all the set up and clean up of my event? That's part of what wedding planners and coordinators do, right?
Great question. The short answer is that we are planners and designers not janitors, caterers, or a moving company. We do not sweep, mop, or bus tables to clean up after your event. If hired only for planning and coordination, we do not bring truckloads of furniture or decor items to your event and install them for you. However, we can definitely hire people to take care of that for you if your caterer or venue does not.
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.
Q:I'd love to get started planning my wedding with Every Little Detail, what are my next steps?
We’d love to schedule a FREE consultation to go over your vision for your big day, as well as answer any other questions for you.
Please email Courtney at Every.Little.Detail@outlook.com and she will get back to you as soon as she can.
Thanks so much for reading our FAQs. We hope to plan, design, and make your event come to life!