Frequently Asked Questions 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES?

Our planning packages and pricing is customized based on the client’s desires and needs, and can include as much or as little planning assistance as desired.  We offer everything from simple day-of coordination, to partial planning, to full service planning.  Since no two couples are alike, so are the needs of each couple are different. After our initial Complimentary Consultation, we will provide you with a Customized Quote, specifically tailored to your event. From small events with modest budgets to large-scale events with luxury in mind, we tailor our services to best suit your needs.

HOW DO I RECEIVE A PROPOSAL FOR MY EVENT?

Just send us an email or complete our Request for Information form so we know you are interested. We will send you some information about what we offer, and in turn ask for some information about you and your wedding vision.  Once we receive this information from you, we will create a custom planning proposal for your consideration.

WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?

We require a 50% deposit to secure your date on our calendar.  Your remaining balance is due two weeks before your event. We accept personal check, money order or cashier’s check. If you wish to pay by credit card, we do charge a 3% transaction fee. Under certain circumstances, a payment plan arrangement can be made.

WHY SHOULD I HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?

Hiring a wedding planner will be the best decision you can make when planning your wedding. If nothing else, a planner will provide you peace of mind on your wedding day so you may enjoy the event without worrying about the setup, timeline, vendors, and cleanup. We also make the planning process efficient and enjoyable, while stretching your budget to get you the best prices and products. We can also provide creative ideas for personal touches that will make your event uniquely yours. We can be as involved or as little or as much as you would like us to be, whether you need help with just a few items, or want assistance planning from start to finish!  

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A BUDGET FOR A WEDDING PLANNER?

Many couples believe you need a celebrity budget to afford a wedding planner, but that is simply not true!  Most everyone has room in their budget for a wedding planner; from small and simple events to large and luxurious ones!  Oftentimes our clients save hundreds of dollars through our valuable referrals and resources, which will help pay for your planning investment.  We will crunch the numbers and help you manage your wedding budget so you can stay on track.

I’M A VERY DIY BRIDE AND LOVE PLANNING MY WEDDING – DO I STILL NEED A PLANNER?

We love our DIY brides and love to see their own personal style,creativity andspecial touch to their wedding day. And in the meantime, our referrals and resources can help get more ‘bang for your buck’ in the areas that you cannot always Do-It-Yourself, like catering and photography.  But if you want to create your own stationery, favors, accessories, and more, we say “Go for It”.  We’ll give you ideas, show you techniques, and lend a helping hand where we can!

I HAVE A RELATIVE/FRIEND THAT HAS OFFERED TO HELP PLAN MY WEDDING – DO I STILL NEED A PLANNER?

We have two answers for this question. 1) Unless your relative/friend is an event planner, they probably don’t have access to the best professional vendors that can get you all of the great deals that we could get you in this industry, so you really should consider hiring a professional. 2) wouldn’t it be wonderful and considerate of you to allow your friend/relative to be a guest at your wedding and enjoy the day with you instead of running around trying to manage all of the moving parts.

I HAVE A RELATIVE/FRIEND WHO HAS VOLUNTEERED TO DJ/BAKE THE CAKE/TAKE THE PHOTOS/MAKE THE CENTERPIECES TO HELP SAVE MONEY – GREAT IDEA, RIGHT?

This may not be a great of an idea as you may think.  Now, don’t get us wrong, if your relative/friend provides these services as a “professional” and they have the experience, this is a wonderful gesture –  however, you should still consider letting them be a guest at your wedding instead of working on your special day. But if your relative/friend does not have the experience or the professional reputation to provide these services, we strongly suggest you leave these things in the hands of trusted professionals who specialize in weddings.  Your event will then look stylish and unique, and your guests will enjoy being guests. And, do you really want to spend money on all of these other wonderful details, but all your guests remembers is the amateur DJ friend who screwed up the music, or the cake that looked like a disaster? 

HOW MUCH IS YOUR TYPCIAL WEDDING BUDGET?

We have experience working with weddings of all budgets, from $15,000 to $100,000+.  We do work with smaller budgets as well and will work with you and our industry professionals in coming up with a plan that best fits your budget.

DO YOU HAVE PREFERRED WEDDING VENDORS THAT YOU WORK WITH?

Yes, we have a network of wedding professionals we work with often; however you are not limited to these vendors. We are meeting new vendors all the time, and are open to working with any high-quality vendors in the area.  Many of the vendors we do work with often will provide special incentives or discounts for our brides, which will help stretch your wedding dollars.

DO YOU ONLY PLAN WEDDINGS?

Weddings are our true passion, and while most of the events we plan are weddings, we can plan wedding-related event such as Rehearsal Dinners, After-Party, and Post-Wedding Brunches.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU HAVE PER WEEKEND?

That's an easy one. We are different from many other wedding planners in that we only take on one client/event per weekend.  We devote ourselves exclusively to your wedding so we will not be distracted about the event last night or the one coming up tomorrow. We also do not do more than 2 full planning events in a given month.  You have our full attention!

ARE YOU AVAILABLETO TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE TRIAD?

We LOVE to travel!! We are based on the Triad but have planned wedding in Virginia as well as Charlotte and South Carolina. 


Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239
Christina@abeautifuldaybychristina.com