Frequently Asked Questions
Doesn't it cost a lot to hire a wedding planner?
No. My prices are extremely competitive to other planner's pricing, and around the same as every other vendor you'll hire for your wedding. You'll pay around the same for your DJ that's going to meet with you twice and show up an hour before the reception starts as you will for me who will meet with you many times, be in contact constantly, and do all the leg-work for your wedding. Think about all of the time you save not having to come home from work and worry about if your vendors are still in the office or who needs paid and how much you've already paid them. Plus the discounts you get for booking my vendors. It all equals itself out in the end.
Are your recommended vendors trustworthy and professional?
Of course! Most of my recommended vendors have worked together in the past, be it my weddings or on their own. All of my vendors sign a "code of ethics" stating that while employed by one of my couples and part of my partnership, they must conduct themselves professionally and respect each other. Any vendor in violation of this code is immediately terminated from the partnership. I have a wonderful group of vendors who all work spectacularly together and I can confidently say that you can 100% trust that my vendors are professionals.
Are rentals included in package prices?
No. Rentals are ala carte and purchased individually. Please contact me for pricing.
Will you personally attend our wedding or do you have staff?
I do have people who I have trained to step into my place on the wedding day if need be. However, pending any Acts of God, previous commitments (other weddings), or any other serious causes keeping me away, I will personally be at your wedding. While the people I train are very professional and reliable, I prefer to do the work myself and feel much better about everything running smoothly if I am doing it myself.
How long have you been planning weddings?
I started the business under the name "Picture Perfect Weddings by Nicole" in August 2009. Of course, as with any other planner, I had my hand in many friends and family weddings previous to beginning my own business.
Does hiring a wedding planner mean you have control of our wedding?
No. Your wedding is just that, your wedding. I am simply here to help. Your wedding will be everything you envision it to be. My job is to help you bring all of those elements together, offer suggestions, and help you deal with the chaos that comes along with it.
Do you offer services outside of packages?
Yes. You can hire me for individual services, such as decorating, rehearsal direction, design, etc. on an hourly basis.