The expectation that engaged people should know how to plan weddings is pervasive…but it’s okay if you aren’t sure how or where to start! We’re happy to share information that potential and new clients often ask for.
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
We lead you up the planning mountain. We have a well-tested and carefully-tweaked process for getting you from the ideas, likes and dislikes, and dreams of a champagne tower to fully-realized experiences and things. We ask a lot of questions and find out who you are as a couple, and then help you translate that into a wedding that feels like it couldn’t possibly be anyone else’s. Our team brings our book of notes and diagrams, along with our positive energy, to manage your wedding day and solve problems that you may not ever find out about. While we’re checking our watches, giving directions, and pep-talking the shier members of your wedding party, you’re able to be present and enjoy yourself. We got you.
how much does it cost?
Our pricing varies! We offer full-service planning and production because we pride ourselves in giving our all for consistent experiences, and pricing relates directly to the complexity of your wedding. Typically, our clients come to us with budgets between $700-1,000 per guest — and often exceed that range — on everything that goes into making the wedding happen (not including attire, for example). It’s certainly possible to have a dope wedding with a budget below that range, but inside of that financial picture our fees are often an uncomfortable reach.
If you want guidance and support (and recommendations!) to help you get unstuck, regardless of your budget, we offer consulting as well. We don’t want to pressure you too much, and will help you figure out what level of service makes the most sense for your needs — even if that’s just an hour of no-pressure chit chat.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE PLANNER THAT COMES WITH MY WEDDING VENUE?
We reach a little farther into the details with you. Venue managers and coordinators prioritize their spaces and what happens inside of them, so they don’t typically compare stationery options with you or help you decide how best to cut down your guest list. Strong venue teams are crucial to great weddings, of course, but the journey to the wedding day is guided by independent wedding planners.
how much experience do you have?
Allison, the principal, has worked in events since 2015. At her busiest, she planned and executed nine events per week (three in one night, once!). Her experience prior to events was in the music industry, and included marketing, artist management, business and legal affairs, and more. She’s no stranger to dozens of fine-point details and total discretion for her clients.
Em and Megan, our production managers, and all of our production assistants have previous experience in events (many are planners with their own businesses!). We’ve produced events very large (1,500+ guests) and very small (2 guests), indoors and outdoors, and with years of notice or just a week. We don’t recommend trying to plan your wedding in a week if you want to get any sleep, though.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE? WHAT ABOUT A LICENSE?
Yes, we are fully insured. Wedding and event planners are not required to be licensed in New York (or most other US states), but if they were you can bet we’d be licensed, too.
but THERE ARE SO MANY WEDDING PLANNERS TO CHOOSE FROM. HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD HIRE YOU?
Look through our website. Creep on our social media. Reach out to us. Let’s talk. It’s important that you and your partner feel a connection to us, and that what we are and how we present resonates with you. There are a lot of planners to choose from, but that means you can prioritize finding a team that’s a great match. Chances are high that if you are looking for positivity and warmth, reflective and timeless design, a distinct lack of “this is how we’ve always done things, so this is what you’re doing,” and calming presences across the board…you very well could be looking for us.