frequently asked questions
1. What should I look for in a planner?
Planning a wedding is a big time and financial investment and it’s important to have a professional by your side to plan and manage the details of this once in a lifetime celebration. There are no do-overs when it comes to getting it right the first time and our team strives to make the process memorable and stress free so we can exceed your expectations! We take great pride in being the best.
Selecting a planner is a lot like finding the perfect pair of shoes – it has to be the great fit! Your planner should be knowledgeable about events as well as be someone you can connect with, have fun with, and go for coffee/drinks/lunch dates with. Our couples quickly turn into lifelong friends long after their big day, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
2. How do you price your services?
While each of our packages have starting prices, we recognize that weddings are not a one size fits all service and each couple has different wants and needs. Following our initial consultation where we get to discuss your specific event planning requirements, we put together a custom proposal that reflects your unique needs as a couple. Ultimately, our cost is determined by the level of service you want, location of your wedding, number of service hours, and the overall scope and size of your event.
3. Do you offer day-of coordination?
We refer to the conventional “day-of coordination” as our wedding coordination package . Our wedding coordination package is much more than showing up on the day of the event. With this service we step in six to eight weeks leading up to the wedding to help you professionally manage the final stages of the wedding planning process. On average, we spend 30 to 40 hours with our wedding coordination clients!
4. Who is your ideal client?
Those who are free-spirited and fun, love to entertain, value the guest experience, and appreciate unique designs with personalized details are just some of the qualities our couples hold. Our ideal client is also someone who values our service, trusts our expertise and gives us the creative freedom to create something special and memorable.
5. Our venue has a coordinator, do we still need your services?
From our experience the role of a venue coordinator and wedding coordinator is not the same. Your venue coordinator will facilitate and oversee the logistics as it relates directly to the venue – things such as table and chair set-up, food and beverage, ensuring the washrooms are clean, giving your vendors access when they arrive for set-up, etc. A wedding coordinator will facilitate and oversee all of the other logistics related to your wedding day such as managing your vendor team, executing your event timeline, and troubleshooting any unforeseen issues that may arise on your big day (often without you even knowing they’re happening!)
6. What sets Blush & Co. apart from other event planners?
Serving our couples to a high level of standard is what we do. Working with us makes you part of the B&C family and we will go to great lengths to make sure we meet and exceed your expectations from the moment you inquire to the day we prepare you to walk down the aisle. We invite you to read some of the kind words our previous clients have shared about their experience with the Blush & Co. team.
7. Do you have a team?
Yes! We have a team of up to seven dedicated and hard-working individuals who are ready to make your celebration memorable and stress-free!
8. Do we have to use your preferred vendors?
We want your wedding to be an exceptional experience from start to finish so we will always recommend wedding suppliers that are a best fit for your event(s). While we have an incredible little black book full of the top industry suppliers who are tried, tested and thoroughly trusted, we are always open to working with new vendors. After all, it’s your wedding, and you remain in the driving seat at all times.
9. Do I need a professional wedding planner to plan and execute my big day?
While we understand hiring a full-service wedding planner is not in everyone’s budget, we highly recommend that all couples leave room in their budget to invest in a coordinator. Your wedding will be one of the largest investments in your life (next to buying a house) – you’ll have guests flying from all over the world to join you in this next chapter of your life. Hiring a coordinator will allow you to enjoy your wedding with your loved ones without the stress of making sure your vendors have arrived on time and the DJ has performed a sound and mic check. Allow us to take on this load and help you see your efforts of planning your wedding through the finish line.
10. Do you work with out of town guests and do you travel for weddings?
Yes! We’ve worked with lots of couples who live/work out of the country and need some on the ground support. Our passports are ready and we would love to travel to take part in your special day!
11. What is your payment schedule?
To secure our services for your event, we require a deposit and contract to be signed by both parties. We take a 50% non-refundable retainer fee which is due at signing, followed by 25% 6 months out, and the remaining 25% due one month before your wedding day.
12. Where can we see more pictures of your work?
13. Do you offer services for pre-wedding events as well as the wedding ceremony and reception?
Yes! We specialize in South Asian and Inter-faith weddings which means we have the knowledge and expertise to take part in pre-wedding events, in addition to the ceremony and reception. If you are planning a Sangeet, Mehndi, Pithi, Puro or any other pre-wedding function, be sure to reach out and we will work with you to customize a package that best suits your needs!
14. How many weddings do you take on each year?
We aim to offer a bespoke service which means we only accept a limited number of weddings each year. This allows us to provide you with the love and individual attention you deserve and approach each event with intention and a fresh perspective. We encourage you to get in touch sooner rather than later to secure your date with our team.
15. How far into the planning process should we hire you?
If you are looking to hire us for full-service planning we recommend you get in touch as soon after your engagement to determine if we are a good fit for each other. Similarly, since we only accept a limited number of weddings each year, we also recommend that couples reach out in the first few months of the planning process if they are looking to hire us for coordination and/or event design. We will schedule a discovery call to discuss your vision, budget and specific needs, before presenting you with a custom proposal that you and your fiance can review before moving forward with our services. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation!
16. Any final words of wisdom?
Hiring a wedding planner or coordinator is a big decision. We recommend you choose someone who you feel truly gets you. TRUST is the key ingredient to an amazingly stress-free experience working with us! We do this job because we love it and we are passionate about it. Because of this, we too (just like you!) want to work with an individual because we feel our personalities and styles match. Our goal for all our clients is to amaze, delight, and exceed their expectations. With many of our clients, we form lifelong bonds of friendship while planning for the big day and enjoy keeping up with them and staying in touch long after the wedding day is over! If you like to laugh, want to enjoy planning your wedding and hand the hard parts over to an expert, contact us today!