FAQ

Can we meet you?

Absolutely! If you're not local to San Luis Obispo County, we'll schedule a video chat to get to know you as a couple. If you are local, I'd love to treat you to coffee at Scout 2 (or something a little fancier at my favorite winery, Biddle Ranch) to get to know you both as a couple. I'd love to hear all about your story, your wedding details, and anything else you want to talk about!

We're ready! How do we book?

First, we’ll build a timeline to match your requested services. Your timeline will change over the course of your enagement, but we like to create it early so that you can have a baseline moving forward with your planning. Once your package and timeline is approved, we’ll send you a digital contract to sign. After you've signed your contract and retainer has been received, your date is officially booked! YAY!

Coordination vs planning?

My coordination package starts with the base of managing your wedding day and running your rehearsal. I will be your personal assistant, taking care of the on-site coordination and management of the entire day, so you can spend your energy focusing on all your loved ones around you. This service is designed to help the bride who has all of that already done most of the planning and just needs help with the execution on the day. I’m there to see to it that all of your hard work pays off.

 

Contact me for my Coordination Guide for a detailed description of duties

 

Full wedding planning starts from the very beginning. This service is designed to help a bride put together her vision through design, research, budget management and much more. Need someone to help address invitations or manage RSVPS? Want to throw a day after family brunch? Would a site walk through with your vendors before the wedding day help put you at ease? I can customize what you will need for your wedding day!

My venue already has a coordinator...

You still need me! Venue Coordinators are a wonderful addition to any venue. They know their venue front-to-back and can assist in guiding vendors and making sure your event runs smoothly. However, they primarily are there to protect their venue. They’re the ones that make sure your guests aren’t vandalizing their property, that the caterer used the correct entrance gate. While I do those same things when your venue doesn’t have a venue coordinator, YOU are my primary focus. I’m able to bring you food after your ceremony, prioritize your photos while caring for your guests, and fix any unexpected emergencies. In fact, most venues with a venue coordinator require you to book a professional coordinator or planner because they understand the importance of having more help to make your day amazing.

I’ll just have my mom do it since she knows everything about the wedding already…

Your mom may know everything about your wedding, and she’ll make a great point person if I have any questions. But it’s hard for her to be in charge when she’s walking down the aisle in your ceremony, posing for family photos, and greeting your guests...and you know, enjoying her daughter getting married. Let me protect your relationship!

How long have you been doing this?

My passion for event planning and coordinating began in college when I interned for a wedding coordination company. Planning and organizing came naturally for me, and I quickly realized that this was my calling. Shortly after my internship ended, Jessica and I launched Lover of Weddings! For several years I have been planning and running events for Azusa Pacific University. However, wedding coordination has always been where my heart is! There really is something incredible about two people coming together to celebrate love and their commitment! Plus who doesn’t love a great party!

When do you coordinate the rehearsal?

Rehearsals are normally scheduled the evening before your big day, followed by your rehearsal dinner, but each ceremony venue is different so it’s important to find out when they are typically scheduled at your location. On average, rehearsals take about an hour, but I like to meet with you at the venue at least an hour before everyone else arrives. This allows time for you to hand over any last stresses, details, and thoughts. Our time together will be spent going through your ceremony and reception layout, discussing decor, set up and key information.

What’s in the emergency kit?

Contact us for our Coordination Guide for a detailed description of everything I keep on hand. From advil, to a mini sewing kit, steamer and blisters strips...trust me when I say I have got you covered, as I have been building my emergency kit up over the last 5 years!

Do you help set up? Clean up? What time will you arrive? Leave?

Contact us for our Coordination Guide for a detailed description of everything I keep on hand. From advil, to a mini sewing kit, steamer and blisters strips...trust me when I say I have got you covered, as I have been building my emergency kit up over the last 5 years!

I don’t have a timeline, will you help me?

Of course! That’s what I am here for! We will work together on building your timeline to include all the important pieces that fit you as a couple! Don’t want to do the money dance? That’s okay! Want to make sure you spend a moment with grandma and grandpa on the dance floor, DONE! My job is the create a timeline that reflect you and your relationship! Once we have a timeline made, I will make sure that all of your vendors have a copy and make any last minute adjustments as needed.

Will you have an assistant?

All packages include one assistant. If your weddings has more than 100 guests, or has separate ceremony & reception venues, I strongly recommend adding an additional assistant to your package. Do you have a lot of personal decor, DIY projects, or project getting stuck with the clean up….then adding some helping hands to my team is the way to go!

What is your communication schedule?

For "Month-Of Coordination", I'll check in at the two-month mark to see how planning is going, if you need any last minute vendor recommendations and offer any advice & guidance. We’ll go through our 1-Month Questionnaire about 4 weeks before your wedding to iron out any other details and update your timeline. Your last week should be blissful and enjoyed to the fullest as you anticipate your wedding day. I will take care of everything from the last minute phone calls and e-mails from vendors, to the unanticipated hiccups. During this time I will also distribute your wedding timeline to vendors, handle final payments and gratuities, ensuring that you focus on what's important, your new chapter of life!

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