Why do I need a wedding planner?
Today's couples have busy lives and careers. There are so many details and more to planning a wedding than most realize until they're in the thick of it. What was supposed to be a cherished occasion now becomes hectic and very stressful for the soon-to-be newlyweds. So much time, frustration, and money can be saved by having a professional planner to consult with from the beginning. As a professional planner, I have worked with some of the top vendors in the field. I know how to call for the highest quality and service at the best prices around. This benefit alone can envelop the cost of a planner.
Why do I need a wedding coordinator the day of?
Your family, friends, and especially you deserve to enjoy the day. To be able to do this, no one should be concerned about setting out place cards and programs, if the cake has arrived on time, and all the other hundreds of details in setting up and executing the entire day’s events. Having a professional coordinator means you don’t have to worry about anything. So you can relax, experience the moment, and have a wonderful day.
My venue has a catering manager. Why do I need a planner?
Venues and hotels may provide some sort of coordinator. But it is rare that the onsite coordinator is a professional planner, and handles anything more than the responsibilities related to their venue or hotel and the food service on the day of the wedding. They are not there to assist with the directing and coordination of the rehearsal and ceremony or with any of the pre-planning of the entire event. I offer a very personal and detailed conception of your event or wedding. Everything from the selection of vendors to the production of the schedule or timeline for the day. Not only do we work with the catering manager and/or caterer for the venue, but with all of your vendors. Making sure that every last detail is taken care of right down to the proper placement of flowers, musician’s sound checks, and placement of your ceremony programs.
How are the fees based?
I charge a percentage of your budget based on the service that you request. You are paying for the expertise, time, talent, and knowledge of a professional event planner. I can do as much or as little as you want. But remember, the more I do, the less you have to worry about on your big day!
Is the planner you are interviewing a full time professional planner?
So often people start a planning company because they had such a great time planning their own wedding or special event, they decide to coordinate events for a living. While it is admirable to pursue a passion you have found, often these individuals launch a business before they have gained any education in the field of wedding and event planning or expertise to effectively run their own company. Some coordinators have event planning businesses on the side in addition to a regular full time job. While many are successful at this, you want to make sure your coordinator has adequate time and resources to attend to and follow through on your event details. If they are pressed for time because of other commitments, will they have the time to give your details the attention they deserve? I’ll make sure every detail of your event is attended to and bring your vision to life.
Why choose A Dream Made Real?
Creativity and spirit set me apart. With experience in the hospitality, food and beverage, and wedding industries, I truly provide in-depth knowledge that is invaluable. Whether you want a wedding rich in tradition or more modern, I can help you produce an event to be remembered. I will work with the best wedding service providers and professionals in the business. Everything form custom invitation designers, photographers, entertainers, and more. I am here to offer my professional expertise and guidance, not to take over your wedding. I will help create your vision, not mine. I will offer advice, suggestions, and the latest trends and ideas. I want to help you have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.