There is a lot involved with planning a wedding,
and I am sure you have a million and one questions when it comes to what we do.
Below are several questions that get asked on a regular basis:
Can I afford to hire Love Letter Weddings to plan my wedding?
As much as we strive to work with a wide range of budgets, we find that our services pair best with budgets of $50K or more. Of course budget is determinant on so many factors... guest count, location, range of vendors and personal taste. If you want to pick Louise's brain a bit more on this, we would be happy to set up a consultation.
What does "starting rate" mean?
All of our starting rates are based off a guest count of 100 or less guests, one venue location for your ceremony and reception and at least 4 hours of set up time prior to your ceremony allowed by the venue. Most weddings fit with in these perimeters. If yours doesn't, let us know the specifics and we can give you a quote for the additional staff needed.
Do you offer day-of-coordination only?
Our short answer is, no... and here's why.
At Love Letter Weddings, we are all about offering the highest level of customer service. So much of coordinating a wedding well is laying a solid foundation for the day's plans. That's why the Maid of Honor for Hire service is our smallest package.
What is your specialty?
We specialize in intimate, outdoor, destination weddings. If good food, a spectacular venue, and a thoughtful program are your priorities, you are on the right track!
Who would I be working with from Love Letter Weddings?
You would primarily be working with Louise and Jen. Louise will be your main contact and will be with you every step of the way, but she definitely focuses on the "bigger picture" and all the fun, creative details. Jen is our master vendor liaison, so she'll be working with you on all the small but super important details (such as making sure your invoices are paid and all your catering needs are being met)!
However, our extended team is equally amazing and you will definitely meet everyone along the way!
What is your recommended guest count?
As much as we love doing weddings of all shapes and sizes, somewhere between 50-100 guests is our sweet spot. It is large enough that all your favorite people are invited and you can invest in the details, but not too large that you end up just worrying about being able to feed everyone.
Do you take commission from the vendors you recommend?
No! And trust us, we feel strongly about this. We feel it is our job to be your best advocate. We want to pair you with the best vendors for your budget and style, not ones that give us a kick back. If anything, we will be pairing you with vendors who will be offering you discounts simply because they love working with us!
How many people do you work with?
Throughout the planning process, you will be working with me (owner, planner, and designer extraordinaire). On the wedding day, I always have a team of 3+ assistants. The number of assistants on my team is dependent on the guest count, number of venue locations and the amount of time we have for set up.
What is your payment schedule?
We try and keep it simple.. After all, you will have several vendor payment plans to keep track of. 50% is due along with the signed contract to reserve my services. The remaining 50% is due 2 weeks before your wedding date.
What should we consider before hiring you?
First of all, are we are a good personality match? This is super important, because you are going to be stuck with me for a few months! I really want you to feel you can talk to me. Clear and honest communication is so important when planning a wedding and I can't do my best for you if we aren't on the same page.
Secondly, do you dig my style? I am sure by now you've stalked my IG and website a bit. As much as I am a bit of a style chameleon, I am sure you can tell that I don't do a lot of ballroom weddings or super blinged out events. I am all about the outdoors, color and personal elements.