Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you don't see your question answered below please feel free to send us an email or give us a ring! :)
Why should I hire a wedding planner?
For many couples, this is their very first time planning a wedding. They are confused as to where to begin, how much everything should cost, and how to choose vendors that are the best fit for them. Planning a wedding is not only about choosing your colors, flowers, bridal party attire and menu. There are logistical matters to attend to, such as, the timing of events, parking situations, where the cake table is to be placed and knowing which vendors are reputable. We are here to guide you and to take care of all of these concerns. We are able to help save you time, money and, perhaps most importantly, your sanity so you can enjoy your wedding day!
My venue has a coordinator.. Do I still need a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator?
A venue coordinator & a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator do very different things. While it is true that a venue coordinator and a day-of-coordinator will have some over lap there is still an added value to having both a venue coordinator and a wedding planner. To read more about the differences please see our blog here.
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
ALL - Civil, LGBT, Military, Eco-Friendly/Green, Destiniation, Double Weddings. You name it we will accomodate.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We cater to all religions.
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of-Coordination, Month-of-Coordination, Full Service Planning, Full Service Event Production, Event Design, Event / Table Styling & Consultation.
Do you charge an initial consultation?
No, our intial consultation is complementary. We like to take this time to get to know you & ensure that we're the best fit for your needs. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable trusting us to tend to the details on your big day!
Do you charge a flat rate for your services or a percentage based on budget?
We charge a flat rate for our services. It is our belief that you shouldn't have to pay more for our services simply because you have a larger budget. If you decide to work with us and wish to add additional services those additional services are either priced a la carte by service or we have the option of a set hourly rate.
Do you take any kickbacks or commisions from any vendors?
No, we do not take kickbacks or commisions from any vendors. We only refer well qualified, reputable vendors who fit your needs, style & budget. Not accepting kickbacks ensures that your needs are our first priority.
What Additional Services do you offer?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Proposal Coordination, Engagement Parties, Holiday Parties, and any event that relates to family, friends & love between people.
How much communication will we have?
There is no limit on email or phone comminucation. You can email, call or text as much & as often as you need. It is our policy to respond to all messages with in 24 business hours. Our goal is to ensure you are always in the loop, feeling heard & feeling confident in the proceedings.
How many weddings or events do you coordinate per day?
We only coordinate one event per consultant per day. Your coordinator will have no other events to distract them from your event.
Will you be at my wedding / Event?
Absolutley! Your coordinator will be the person you see most on your day. We may have an assistant, or several, with us as well but your coordinator will be the go to person overseeing the details from the minute vendors begin to arrive for drop offs until the very last candle is blown out & the votives are put away at the end of the night!
What will you wear to my wedding / Event?
All Darcey May Events staff will arrive in professional black attire.
Will you eat, drink & dance during the reception? How comfortable will you make yourself?
Since weddings tend to be at least a 12 hour day, vendor meals during the reception are appreciated. However, we are there to do a job, therefore we will absolutley not be drinking any alcohol nor will we join your guests on the dance floor! :)
What do you do during the reception when you're done coordinating our ceremony, dances, cake cutting, ect?
Once our logistical duties are fulfilled we then act as an extension of staff to the remaing vendors. Often times we are assisting the caterers during the reception before, after or in between dances, cake cutting, the bouquet toss, ect. We help clear plates, we refill water glasses, we offer your guests another glass of wine, but we're also watching the clock to ensure that you are aware of the next event. Maybe it's the garter toss or maybe it's the fact that last call is 5 minutes away so we'd like to offer you another drink or ask if there are any additional songs you'd like played before the last dance is announced. Ultimatley, our work is never "done".