FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our most frequently ask questions:
What is a Wedding Planner?
A wedding planner is a hired professional who understands and has an advanced knowledge of what is required for planning a wedding and the many details that need to be handled on the big day. A planner is resourceful, organized, and detail-oriented; they can offer creative ideas to style a personalize a wedding.
Kennedy Event Planning is available to aid the Bride and Groom in any area they feel they need the most help. We are a resource of information, allowing our Brides and Grooms to be as involved as they wish in the planning process: we can plan every detail from start to finish or step back to offer moral support as needed. Hiring a wedding planner allows our Bride and Groom to enjoy their wedding day, backed with the knowledge that they have a professional taking care of everything for them.
Why should we hire a wedding planner?
A wedding planner is a key asset as you plan your wedding. A planner will take care of all the hundreds of details, leaving you to enjoy your engagement and wedding day. For some, wedding details like: dress, cake, invitations, and favours are simple subjects to address when the time comes to planning the big day. However, for many, the mere thought of it all becomes too much too handle. It can take, on average, over 250 hours to plan a wedding! Most couples find themselves over their heads as soon as the planning starts; drowning in the details.
The best decision a newly engaged couple could make is to consult with a professional wedding planning service as soon after the engagement as possible. Kennedy Event Planning acts as the neutral party who sees the bigger picture of the day. We are not guests, our job is to ensure the event runs smoothly, providing convenience and piece of mind. By hiring a professional wedding planner, you will not only save time, but also money and unnecessary stress. You will benefit from your planner’s previous experience, creative suggestions, guidance, knowledge, and vendor connections. Most of all, you will be able to relax and enjoy your special day knowing that any problems or emergencies that may arise are in the hands of a seasoned professional.
What do you look for when choosing your wedding planner?
Based on your needs, you should identify a wedding planner who can offer you a wide range of services and is flexible to handle as much or as little as you wish them to. Ideally, your wedding planner will provide you with ample ideas and guidance for your wedding. Most importantly, the planner you select must be someone that you feel comfortable and confident with; someone you can develop a connection with.
The mission of Kennedy Event Planning is to establish a personal connection with our clients, allowing us to better interpret and execute their unique vision. We believe that a friendly relationship between a client and planner allows both parties to feel comfortable with one another while still maintaining confidence in the planner’s professionalism.
When is a good time to engage a wedding planner?
Ideally, you will hire your wedding planner immediately after your engagement so that you may begin working with them right away. Most Brides and Grooms contact us approximately 12-9 months prior to their selected wedding date, however, Kennedy Event Planning has designed comprehensive services that can commence at any point prior to your wedding day.
What information should I provide the wedding planner with?
During your initial consultation, we suggest providing the following to your planner:
- an estimated budget
- an estimated number of guests
- a desired wedding date, month, or season
- a general idea of your wedding style (grand, traditional, modest)
What happens during our consultation?
Kennedy Event Planning offers all prospective clients a complimentary one hour consultation. When we meet with one another we will provide you with an overview of our company, who we are, how we work and what you can expect from us; we will discuss how we approach planning with our clients, our package options and pricing. We will then discuss your wedding, asking questions about what you are looking for and your expectations of your wedding planner. Consultations are for your benefit and are most effective when they are highly interactive – we encourage you to ask as many questions as you wish! Under no circumstances will we pressure you to book on the spot, we wish to leave you with a favourable impression of our company and leaving you feeling comfortable and confident in your decision to work with us. We truly want you to choose Kennedy Event Planning with full faith in our ability to produce and deliver your ideal wedding day.
Why can’t I do all the planning myself?
Of course you can do the planning yourself and that is part of the fun! But it also can be a hassle: checking out many sources for each supplier category, making sure all the details are in place and worrying about whether you’re getting the best deal and whether everything will turn out alright. Kennedy Event Planning has the training and experience to make it all come together while you relax and enjoy the romance and festivities of your wedding. Together with our clients, we will prepare and coordinate the details of your wedding, assisting you through the final process. We allow their clients to take as big of a role in their wedding planning as they wish, while aiding with the small details that will make the day unforgettable.
Why can’t my mom or best friend help me plan my wedding?
Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when the people doing it are involved emotionally. Friends and family want everything to be perfect for you, or what they think is perfect for you, this could lead to potential conflicts and hurt feelings. Even though friends and family members have very good intentions, they deserve and want to enjoy the wedding with you rather than spending the day working. Kennedy Event Planning offers a high level of service, we are hired to watch over all the details and make sure that your wedding day is worry and stress free – for everyone.
My reception venue has a wedding coordinator; do I still need to hire a wedding planner?
A venue coordinator works for the venue; their job is to answer your questions about the venue and assist you with your venue layout. They are someone you may contact if you need extra reassurance about the details of your wedding venue, however, their loyalty is to the venue. Their job does not include all the other details that go into planning your wedding.
A wedding planner, on the other hand, is involved from the very beginning of the planning process. Your wedding planner will handle each detail of your wedding from start to finish – everything from finding a venue and the appropriate suppliers to actually being there on your wedding day to make sure everything runs smoothly and as planned. Having a wedding planner reduces the natural stress of planning a wedding that you can enjoy the entire process and have complete confidence that all the details are taken care of for you.