Q. - I have family and friends willing to help me plan my wedding, why should I hire a planner instead of planning it with them?
A. - Enlisting your friends and family to plan your wedding can be an overwhelming task even for the well organized. The average person spends about 528 hours planning a wedding. But the main question you want to ask yourself is, 'Do you want to spend your wedding day with the most important people in your life, or would you rather them coordinate your wedding?'
The issue is your family and friends will focus on making sure your day is perfectly executed and won't be able to celebrate your wedding as an honorary guest. As someone who has been a bridesmaid while coordinating the wedding, I can say, I was never able to be fully present. Even in the moments I didn't have tasks, my mind was always going down the list of what had to be done or what was to come next. It's usually the closest to you that you can entrust to plan your wedding, but those are also the people you want by your side. If you do decide to plan your wedding or have the people around you help, I suggest reserving a coordinator for the day of. This way, everyone can enjoy the end of your engagement and your wedding!
Q. - How many events do you take on per day?
A. - We never take on two events in one day, in fact, we only take on one wedding per week. This is one of our hallmarks that sets us apart from other wedding planners. As a boutique wedding planning company our focus is on you. That includes the week leading up to your special day. We make sure to be completely accessible to you prior to your wedding. Whether it is to take care of a last minute emergency, a late night call to put your worries at bay, or simply getting some of the decor to the venue early. We are completely dedicated to you and your wedding.
Q. - What if I don't see exactly what I am looking for in one service package?
A. - No worries, we are here to help! Once we are in touch, we will send you a quick questionnaire, in order to learn more about your vision and what is important to you. Then, we will meet for a complimentary consultation. At the consultation, we will discuss your wedding and planning needs, as well as, answer any questions you have about our process and services. After learning more about your needs, we will determine if a particular service is a good fit for you, or if we need to put together a customized service to meet your expectations.
Q. - What is a cloud-based workspace portal?
A. - REVEL ABLOOM + CO provides all our clients with a system that has all the tools and features needed to collaborate and streamline the entire planning process. It is cloud-based, meaning it is managed on a remote server through the internet so you can login from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet, 24/7. The workspace has a Master Checklist, Timeline, Wedding Website Creator, and Design Studio where we can collaborate on your style and decor options. A Guest Manager tool which tracks sent invitations, guest information, RSVPs, and notable accommodations.
Q. - What is the difference between Day-of-Coordinator and Month-of-Corrdination?
A. - Month of coordination is really the proper title for the task. Picture spending months, most likely at least a year, planning your wedding. You've thought of every detail for the design, vetting tons of vendors for each element, spending hours arranging your seating chart, timeline, the ceremony, and having someone come in just a couple days prior to your wedding, and attempt to retain all that information. What happens when they forget an important detail or can't catch a misstep because they weren't thoroughly familiar with your wedding plans to begin with? Wedding Coordinators have always met with couples a few weeks prior to their wedding to coordinate all the final details, but referred to this service as Day of Coordination, because that is the main objective. We review your plans and address any possible issues or oversights, compile the timeline, keeping the ceremony and reception on track, ensuring everything goes as planned. Allowing you to enjoy the final days of your engagement as well as being present at your wedding.
**If you reserve our Month of Coordination Service at least six months in advance from the date of your wedding, we will immediately provide you with our workspace portal, so you have all the tools and features needed to plan your wedding all in one place!
Q. - My venue already has an in-house coordinator, why do I need a planner?
A. - Your venue coordinator is there to help you with all things that pertain to the venue, and will most likely hand you a list of recommended vendors, but they do not help you pick which ones are right for you and your vision or navigate the planning process. The best example I can give you is a wedding planner is there to help curate the guest list, and help you create your seating arrangement with your floor plan, where an in-house coordinator hands you the venue's floor plan and you have to create the seating arrangement yourself.