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©2019 by Wedding Wizardry

FAQs

 

Q: What made you want to become a wedding/event planner?

A: I truly enjoy organizing all the details and helping set the scene for life’s important moments. I am driven by every unique opportunity to turn an empty space into the setting for a perfect moment and cherished memory. It is magical.

Q: How long have you been in business and do you have a business license?

A: Wedding Wizardry is Licensed and Insured. We were founded in 2018 after several years of catering experience, experience planning weddings, parties and events.

Q: What is the typical budget of your wedding clientele?

A: On average, our typical clientele has a total wedding budget of $26,000.  However, we love and welcome celebrations of all sizes, budgets, and styles! We will work with you to find the best package for your budget. 

Q: How far out will you/do you book?

A: I book planning packages about a year in advance and day-of coordination at least 4 weeks prior to the event.

 

Q: If our event is outdoors, what contingency plan would you have for bad weather?

A: There is always a plan b worked into the plan for these cases. I work closely with the venue and couple to determine a plan in advance.

Q: Are we required to book only the vendors you recommend or do we have the freedom to hire someone even if you haven’t worked with them before?

A: While you are not required to only use vendors I recommend, I cannot speak to their quality of work if I have not worked with them. That being said, I am always open and happy to work with new vendors.

 

Q: Will you be present at all of the vendor meetings and will you assist us in reviewing all of the vendor contracts and making sure everything is in order?

A: This varies depending on the package you choose, please see our services page for more information on our packages.

Q: Will you invoice us for all the vendor fees or will we need to pay each one of them ourselves?

A: The client will be expected to pay each vendor directly unless they have chosen the full planning package. All bookings made through Wedding Wizardry will be subject to a 20% booking fee, which will be added to the final invoice. 

Q: For vendors who will be onsite on the day of our wedding, can we provide you with checks for final payment that you will distribute?

A: Yes, part of my Day-Of-Coordinator duties include distribution of all final payments and gratuities.

Q: If issues arise with the vendors before, during or after our wedding, will you handle them or are we responsible for this?

A:  If I have helped negotiate those contracts, I will assist in ensuring all vendors have fulfilled their obligations stated in their contract.

Q: what time will you arrive and depart on the day of the event?

A: In order to provide the best service Wedding Wizardry will arrive when the first vendor arrives and leave when the last vendor has left. The appropriate hourly rate for any extra hours worked on the day of the event will be billed to client within 7 days of the event.

Q: How many meetings and phone calls are included in your packages?

A: This varies depending on the package you choose, please see our services page for more information on our packages.

Q: Is the rehearsal included in your services?

A: Yes, a rehearsal is included in my packages and required. I also offer the option to plan your rehearsal dinner for an additional cost.  

Q: Is set up and tear down included in your services?

A: No, set up and tear down is not included in our packages. We do, however, provide set up and tear down services for an additional cost to clients that book with us.   

Q: Are there any additional fees to be aware of?

A: Additional fees may include:

  • A $100 Flat rate travel fee is charged for events more than 40 miles round trip.

  • All ferry fares, parking and tolls will be billed directly to the client for full reimbursement.

  • A 20% booking fee for all bookings made through Wedding Wizardry

  • 18% automatic gratuity for any event staff hired

Q: Once we book with you, how quickly can we expect to receive the contract?

A: The contract will be sent to you via email within 24 hours for your review.

Q: What is your payment policy? Do you accept credit cards?

A: A 50% deposit is due upon booking and receipt of the contract. The final 50% is due 30 days prior to the event. We accept all major credit cards.


Q: What is your refund and cancellation policy?

A: Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Wedding Wizardry. Cancellations made prior to 30 days of the event date will receive a full refund of any monies paid, less the 50% non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the event will forfeit the full payment and the client will still be held responsible for the 50% final payment if it has not been paid at this time.