Frequently Asked Questions
What is it like to work with you?
My number one goal is to make sure you feel 100% supported, stress-free, and relaxed on your wedding day. You are always welcome to email or text me with any questions or if you are having a freak-out moment (it happens!). I have a calm, get-it-done attitude, and will keep the flow of the day running smoothly. On your wedding day, I remain visible in case you or your VIP guests need any assistance and to solve any challenges that may arise. I have your back and your best interest in mind, that's a promise.
How do I book with you?
Before we send you a contract, we like to schedule either a phone or zoom call (your choice!) to get to know you and your partner a little bit better, your wedding vision, and to answer any questions. Your wedding is such an important day and we want to make sure we are the right fit for you before signing! After the call, and if you'd like to move forward, we will send you a contract for e-signature and link for deposit.
What is the deposit?
A 50% deposit is due at sign of contract. For month of coordination and virtual planning assistant packages, the remaining balance is due the month before your wedding. For the planning guardian package, we create a payment plan and the final balance is due prior to your wedding date.
Do you have other people on your team?
We do! Sam is the lead planner and will be your main point of contact from beginning to end. On the day of your wedding, she usually brings at least one assistant based on your guest count and the expectations of the day. Sometimes an assistant is not necessary. It is up to Sam's discretion and there is no additional charge if additional help is necessary.
Do I need to provide a meal for you at my wedding?
We greatly appreciate a hot meal at the reception. Each venue and caterer is a little different, but usually vendors select from the same entrees being offered to the guests, or they may be asked to select an entrée from another menu. Vendor meals tend to be a fraction of the per person cost. Most vendors you book will also require a hot meal at your reception.
Where have you done weddings?
We have hosted weddings across Connecticut including: 1754 House, Avon Old Farms Hotel, Branford House, Baltic Restaurant, Chatfield Hollow Inn, Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park, Hill-Stead Museum, Il Palio Restaurant, Maple Lane Farms, Marvelwood School, Mystic Aquarium, Newtown Meeting House, Nuzzo's Farm, The Pavilions at Penfield Beach, Private Residences (aka your backyard!), Smith Farm Gardens, Stone Acres Farm, and Water's Edge Resort and Spa. We are excited to continue to add to this list in 2023!
Do you do weddings outside of Connecticut?
We are happy to do weddings outside of Connecticut and in New England. Also, starting in 2024 we will be expanding our services to North Carolina-Fort Bragg Area!