FAQ

Do you have a business license?
Yes
How long have you been in business?
I’ve been in business for two years.  I also have several years of experience in event planning with other companies.

Are you certified?
I am not certified. I believe that hands-on experience is one hundred times more beneficial than sitting in a classroom or taking an online course. Wedding planning is my passion; I wanted to dive right into it, so I did! I am constantly learning and making adjustments, which is something I think every consultant should do no matter how much professional training they’ve had. I am self-taught and proud of it.

What is your fee? Do you charge hourly, a flat fee, or a percentage of the total wedding budget?
I charge a flat fee.  The services and price included in my packages are fully adjustable to meet every individual client’s budget and needs. Take a look at my “packages” page for more information. On occasion, hourly rates may occur. In that case, the rate is $35.00 per hour.

Can we hire you to plan the entire event?
Yes! My largest package is called “For Always and Ever is Always for You” and it covers the entire wedding from start to finish.

Can we hire you to help with just some of the planning?
Of course. I will only be as involved as you need me to be. If you feel like you have the planning under control, but you still need someone to manage the day of your event, I have a package for that. I also have a package for reception coordination only, in case your ceremony site has an on-site coordinator and is included in the cost. We can adjust the packages to fit any scenario. I’m here to help!

What details do you handle?
It depends on how much assistance you need with the planning process. Take a look at my “Packages” page to see what services each package includes. These packages are not limited to the services listed; you may add or remove duties as you see fit. I am completely dedicated to making your wedding day flawless. If your three-string quartet shows up three hours late, I am fully prepared to sing love songs on stage to fill in the gap. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done!

How many meetings should we plan to have?
If I am planning your entire wedding from start to finish, expect to become good friends. We will meet as many times necessary to successfully complete all tasks. If you are hiring me as a “Day-of” coordinator only, you can expect to meet about two times. We will have one meeting to sign contracts, and another to finalize ‘day-of’ details (typically about two weeks prior to the event).  Additional details can be handled via phone or email. If you are hiring me as an on-hand consultant, we will meet once to exchange forms.  Any additional help/advice can be given via phone or email. See “Packages” page for more information.
Do you have vendors you have worked with in the past?
Yes, a list of my preferred vendors is provided with each package.

Are there a few that you like for each service or just one vendor for each?
I have a few choices for each service.

Do these service providers offer your clients discounts?
Some of them.

Do these service providers give you a personal financial incentive to work with them — aside from the discount that we may receive?
No. I do not receive any financial incentives from any service providers if you should choose to use them.

What would the process be for selecting and hiring vendors for our wedding?
For each service, we will research my preferred vendors (unless you already have a vendor in mind). If you are interested in one from the list, we will set up a face-to-face meeting with them to discuss details and ask questions. If you decide not to use my preferred vendors, I will research other vendors for your consideration. We will meet with several vendors for each service until you feel you’ve found a good fit. I will attend these meetings and review any contracts with you before you sign them.

Do you like to take complete control, or do you welcome our ideas and participation?
I absolutely welcome your ideas and participation.

Will you be on hand the day of the wedding?
Of course! That is the busiest day of my job. I will be with you from start to finish – coordinating, managing, setting up, tearing down…you name it! I will do above and beyond what is required of me to ensure your wedding turns out to be everything you and your groom have dreamed.

How many other events will you be organizing on that day?
Just yours – I never double book. On your wedding day, I will be completely devoted to you.

How many people on your staff will be at the wedding?
It depends on the size of the event, but it will usually only be myself and my trustworthy  assistant.

What happens if you are ill on our wedding day?
I’ll take some meds and suck it up. The show must go on!

Do you require meals?
Usually I just eat a plate of catered food during a stretch of dancing, then get back to work.

Will you travel if necessary?
A distance of a few hours is not a problem. However, if travel to another state or a car trip of 3 hours or more is necessary, it will be at the client’s expense.

How does the payment schedule work?
A non-refundable deposit (half of the full amount) is due when you sign the contract, and the remainder is due ten days before your scheduled wedding date.

What is your cancellation policy?
Any changes made to the signed letter of agreement must be made in writing and signed by all parties. You may cancel the agreement, in writing, for any reason. In the event of cancellation, refunds are limited to unearned fees. Meaning, you will be charged for the time spent planning your wedding prior to the cancellation, at an hourly rate of $35.00. As stated above, the deposit is non-refundable.

Do you have references?
Yes, I will gladly provide you with references upon request. Please email me at weddings@brittneyhogan.com.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at any time:
weddings@brittneyhogan.com
714-907-3281

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