Please take a moment to read before hiring Kathy and her Planning Team.
What are your qualifications? Have you been professionally trained?
I have been educated and trained in the business of weddings and events by the Association of Bridal Consultants, a world-renowned association located in New Milford, Connecticut. I also have an extensive business background as an Executive Assistant working with CEO's and Vice Presidents of major corporations. I have over 20 years of combined experience with weddings, business and private party planning.
How did you become a Planner?
When my husband and I renewed our vows, we planned everything: the ceremony, reception, flowers, photography, videographer, etc. Because I did not know any wedding professionals, I found all of my vendors online. Our pictures were disappointing, the video was horrible, and the flowers fell out of my bouquet. I started thinking about how I could help other couples avoid the same disasters. That's when I did my research, completed the Professional Development Courses through the Association of Bridal Consultants and started my business.
How do you assist in planning a wedding and what services do you provide?
We research and recommend quality ceremony/reception sites and vendors that match your style and fit within your budget. We work with your vendors, the ceremony location and reception site management to ensure that everything is coordinated and arranged as planned before, during and after your event. We are present throughout your special day to assist in accomplishing the festivities as scheduled and provide you with a detailed Timeline and Production Schedule prior to the wedding. For more information see our Wedding Services and Wedding Portfolio. We have seven fully trained Wedding Coordinators on our staff that can assist in the coordination of your event.
Can I afford an event planner?
Price is affected by the selection of packages or individual services that you choose and the complexity of your event. It is my responsibility to keep your expenses at or even below your budget ceiling. Invest wisely in your wedding by ensuring that you are being well taken care of throughout the entire process so you can relax and end up with wonderful memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Who do you work best with?
I work well with all personality types. It is important that your family, friends, and vendors associated with your wedding feel that I am approachable and cooperative. My theory is that we are all a "team" working together to make your event perfect. Being pleasant and flexible is at the top of my list.
Will I lose control of my wedding if you are planning it for me?
Not at all. My goal is to give you the peace of mind that comes with trusting we are taking care of every detail and event scheduled on your wedding day. During the planning process, I will give you guidance and suggestions, but you make all of the final decisions. I will handle as little or as much as you would like.
Will you work with vendors I have already found or people I really want to work with?
I will gladly work with any vendor, friend or family member you select for your special day. I have hundreds of fine venues and excellent vendors in my database that I can refer, but you are free to select the vendors of your choice.
Do you take credit cards or can we have a payment plan?
Absolutely. We take all of the major credit cards and will work with you on a payment plan that is convenient for you.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes we most certainly do. We can provide proof of insurance if you would like.
Do you take on more than one wedding per day?
I personally will never take on more than one wedding per day. Your wedding is my only focus, and I want you to rest assured that you will be well taken care of from beginning to end.
This sounds like everything we have been looking for. What happens next to start the process?
May we contact some of your former clients to see what it is like to work with you?
Most definitely! We already have recommendations on our website Testimonials page, but if you would like to contact them by email or phone we will supply you with that information.
We have a few more questions before getting started. Can I call you to discuss further?
Yes, we highly encourage our clients to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can get all of your questions answered. Please feel free to call me at 734.582.0200 to get started.
What areas do you provide services for?
We will travel to any destination. However, the majority of requests are for services in our home state of
Michigan, particularly for these cities: Birmingham, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, Canton,
Plymouth, Novi, Northville, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Detroit, Farmington, Farmington Hills, West
Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Madison Heights, Southfield, Auburn Hills, Milford, St. Clair Shores,
Brighton, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, and Grosse Pointe Woods.
Call today for a complimentary consultation (734) 582-0200