frequently asked questions
What is your pricing?
Each of our packages are completely customizable after the very basic necessities per package level. With the average wedding costing $30,000, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to hire an experienced planner to make the planning process and your day stress-free, with an investment that fits your budget. For reference, we have packages starting at 1,000. Learn More about our wedding packages here.
What inspires you?
I love seeing each storybook, that is the journey of a couple, unfold into a magical, one-of-a-kind event, personalized to each couples' unique adventure.
My creative process starts with getting to know the couple I'm working with, and then putting on some Taylor Swift or 2000s pop punk and letting my mind wander. I do my best thinking while driving or right as I'm about to hop into bed.
Why do I need a Wedding Planner or Coordinator?
Hiring a wedding planner or day-of/month-of coordinator can relieve so much stress for you as the happy couple, not only on their wedding day but also the weeks leading up! We are your advocates leading up to wedding day, making sure none of the tiny details (that often get forgotten) are left behind. We keep everything under control the month of, at rehearsal, and the entire celebration day, with a priority of making sure you as a couple are never rushed and always worry-free! Check what others are saying about our services on Google & Weddingwire.
Why can't I just use my friend or family member to help us?
No matter how qualified your friend or family member thinks they are to manage and coordinate your wedding day, they will be distracted and ready to celebrate, instead of performing the service of a professional wedding coordinator. Throughout the planning process, I am your vision board, your voice of reason, your checklist, and your personal assistant. I have nothing else on my mind the day of your event other than making sure everything is set exactly where you want it to be, the timeline runs smoothly, and that you are taken care of. Metaphorically speaking, a wedding coordinator or planner is the glue that holds your day together - you can pay for the 25 cent glue stick that will do the job okay, but might fall apart if too much of the wrong pressure is applied or you can invest in the $4.97 Gorilla Glue to ensure that hold throughout the entire event!
Where do you work? Do you travel?
We are proud to be a women-owned and operated full planning company based in the Raleigh area of North Carolina, serving couples getting married at venues in downtown Raleigh, surrounding suburbs, cities, and mountains. We love romantic and whimsical weddings, that feel like we're stepping into a fairytale. We love traveling both nationally & internationally, and do not charge additional travel fees for weddings located in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, North & South Carolina.
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What's the difference between a venue manager & wedding coordinator?
A venue manager/coordinator looks out for the venue, while I as your wedding planner/wedding coordinator look out for you! Your venue coordinator makes sure the lights are set, the temperature is perfect and that the restrooms are stocked. I make sure the décor/floral are perfectly placed, the vendors are arriving on time, both sides of the wedding party eat lunch & dinner, the rings are with who they need to be with prior to ceremony start, that your drinks stay full throughout the entire day, and that the timeline is flowing smoothly with any speedbumps that might occur taken care of without you or your guests noticing.
Do you work with LQBTQ Couples?
YES! Love is Love
We approach each wedding with the same encouragement and enthusiasm, with a personalized touch to fit who you are as a couple!
What is your best advice during the planning process?
Throughout the entire process, be centered in you as a couple, meaning don't plan the celebration for other people, plan it solely for the two of you. Communicate with each other, over-communicate with your vendors, stay true to who you are as a couple and enjoy the process! For tips and tricks on getting the most out of planning head over to our blog.
Are you insured?
YES! As a professional business, we are insured and operate with a clear and concise contract so our couples know the professionalism they can expect from the start. We pride ourselves on communicating effectively with our clients and other vendors, so the planning process and day of event run smoothly!