Hour Why do I need a wedding planner? Retaining Piece of Cake Consulting, LLC will allow you to relax, have fun, and cherish the experience of planning the wedding or event you've dreamed of without being overwhelmed. Knowing the current market for the multiple services you'll need, as well as a list of preferred, reputable vendors at various price points, will save you from costly mistakes. Piece of Cake Consulting will be your organizer, advisor, etiquette expert & personal assistant. As a full service event designer rest assured, every detail will be completed.
How do I know what package is best for our needs?
Shortcake Pkg.(aka "day of" coordination) This package is a great option for the couple who has done all the planning and design on their own they just need help with ensuring their wedding day goes exactly as the have planned.
Cupcake Pkg. (aka "partial planning") This package is a great option for the couple who is looking for an active role in the planning process but need assistance with selecting quality vendors, prioritizing, organizing, budget recommendations, design and etiquette, help taking down at the end of the night.
Poundcake Pkg. (aka "full service planning") This package is a great option for the couple who has a great vision of what their looking for but really has little time or energy to put the wheels in motion. They are looking for an expert to help them through every planning and design detail. I will design and plan your wedding from start to finish to suit your personal style.
Hourly Consultations: Hourly consults are a great way to help you get organized, prioritize and get started out in the right direction.
How much should I plan to spend?
My package prices start at $1,400.00. I have three primary packages available to clients. However, any package can be specifically tailored to meet your needs. I am willing to help with as little or as much as you need.
Yes! I have lived in the Madison area my entire life. I'm very familiar with local vendors and the going rates. I recommend vendors based on your style, needs and budget.
How many weddings do you do?
I typically do two weddings per month. I am not a wedding factory, therefore I do not do a wedding every weekend. Each and every wedding I take on I pour my heart into as if it were my own. I feel this allows the appropriate amount of time and attention needed for my clients.
I have had the privilege of helping dozens of couples plan and execute their wedding.
How much control will we have?
You are the boss of your wedding! It is a common myth that a wedding planner will take over your wedding. Some couples prefer to be very hands on, others do not. I work hard to develop unique ideas with professional vendors to create a one of a kind experience for you and your guests. Part of my job is to make your wedding planning experience easier and more enjoyable and that is what I will strive to do.
Do you negotiate with vendors?
I will always try to get the best value for my clients. I simply recommend local vendors that I’ve personally worked with in the past and have had good experience with. Many of the vendors I work with regularly offer exclusive discounts to my clients.
Often times a knowledgeable wedding coordinator will ultimately save you a lot of money, time and stress.
Do you travel?
Absolutely, I love to travel! Let me know your plans and we’ll work something out.
What is the process for hiring you?
I would like to set up a meeting either in person or over the phone to discuss more details about your wedding needs and expectations as well as the services available. Once I have been notified you would like to hire me a contract will be designed outlining your specific needs. After reviewing it and signing it, a retainer fee is required to hold your wedding date.
How far in advance do you book out?
I book one full calendar year in advance. This is on a first come first serve basis. I do book up each year and unfortunately have to turn couples away so so please contact me today for a complimentary consultation. 2017 dates are filling up quickly.
What is your fee schedule?
Half of the package price is required to reserve your wedding day. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding day. Cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted forms of payment.