frequently asked questions
WHAT TYPES OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We specialize in weddings, corporate and non-profit events. Our wedding services include planning, design, and day of coordination. For corporate and non-profit events, we are happy to help plan and coordinate holiday parties, conferences & seminars, award ceremonies, trade shows, networking events, golf events, open houses, walk/run events, and more. We also offer mentorship opportunities and would love to chat with you!
DO YOU CHARGE FOR AN INITAL CONSULTATION?
No, we absolutely do not charge for an initial consultation! We’d love to have you join us for an initial consultation at our home office located in Savage, Minnesota. We can’t wait to hear all about your upcoming wedding or event!
WHO WILL BE MY LEAD COORDINATOR THE DAY OF MY WEDDING AND/OR EVENT?
Great question being there is an entire team of us! If you select the full planning or event design package, you will work with owner + lead planner, Melody, throughout the entire process and she will be the lead coordinator at your wedding/event. If in the chance she is already booked on your wedding/event day, a lead coordinator from our team will oversee day-of duties. If you select the day of coordination package, you will still get to work with Melody as she oversees each and every wedding/event. With this package, a lead coordinator from our team will be assigned 2-3 months prior via email. You will get the chance to meet your lead coordinator at the final details meeting a few weeks prior to your wedding/event. Your lead coordinator will also be copied on all emails and will be kept in the loop to ensure they have everything they need to oversee and manage your wedding/event.
WILL YOU BRING AN ASSISTANT TO MY WEDDING/EVENT?
Yes, we always work in pairs! While your lead coordinator will be the main point person for you, your vendors and guests, while the assistant will work behind the scenes to help with setup, teardown, and backing up your lead coordinator throughout the day.
MY VENUE HAS A COORDINATOR, DO I NEED TO HIRE YOU?
Always ask the specifics of what your venue coordinator will (and will not) be doing for you the day of your wedding/event and months leading up to it. Often items the venue coordinator is just that — a venue coordinator. They will oversee venue related items such as unlocking/locking the doors, ensuring the setup of tables and chairs is taken care of, etc. Whereas a day of coordinator (like us!) will oversee and take care of YOU.
WHAT WILL YOU ABSOLUTELY NOT BE ABLE TO DO FOR ME?
Unfortunately there are some things we are unable to accommodate during your wedding or event. This includes heavy lifting (setting up and tearing down) tables and chairs, however, typically the venue handles this. We also cannot be involved with food preparation of any kind and serving alcohol to guests. Also, we cannot utilize ladders (i.e. setting up ceiling draping, cafe string lights, floral on a ceremony arch, etc.) However, with any of this, we are happy to help you find a vendor who can do this for you as there are plenty of options out there! Finally, we are unable to transport items in our vehicles which includes decor, cake/dessert, rental items, cards & gifts, etc. All decor and items needing to be setup must be onsite upon our arrival.
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR A WEDDING/EVENT?
While we mainly service the Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding area, that doesn’t mean we won’t travel to wherever your wedding or event takes us. Not to mention, our passport is always ready if you are having a destination wedding! Please note that mileage and hotel accommodations fees may apply and vary depending on the logistics of your wedding/event.
HOW SOON SHOULD WE SECURE YOUR SERVICES FOR OUR UPCOMING WEDDING AND/OR EVENT?
We are currently booking for 2019 & 2020. We tend to book out about 6-18 months in advance, on average.
I’M INTERESTED IN YOUR SERVICES. WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
In order to move forward with our services, we require a signed contract (sent electronically via e-mail), as well as a 50% deposit to secure your wedding/event date. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding/event date. We accept check, PayPal and credit card payments. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We can’t wait to meet with you and hear all about your upcoming wedding or event!
DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED VENDORS LIST?
We sure do! You may access that list by clicking here.
DO YOU OFFER ANY MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?
Yes we do and we’d be thrilled to chat with you! Click here for more information about what we have to offer.
ARE YOU HIRING?
We are always seeking candidates who would love to get involved in the weddings & events industry! Feel free to email your resume, cover letter and availability to email@example.com