Frequently Asked Questions about Detailed Engagements
Q: Do you work with LGBTQ Couples?
A: Detailed Engagements works with ALL engaged couples regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. We believe love has no boundaries and are happy to work with any couple who contacts us!
Q: Do you plan events other than wedding?
A: Yes! Although we LOVE weddings we also love our special events we plan. From corporate events to large parties and everything in between- we can assist you with all of your event needs!
Q: My wedding venue already has an onsite coordinator. What is the difference between a wedding planner and a venue coordinator? Do I need both?
A: This is a long answer - consider your self warned :-)
Let's just start with - YES! You need a wedding planner AND a venue coordinator!
Venue coordinators know the ins and outs of their wedding venue and we know the ins and outs of our couples. Together we will work to make sure that your wedding day is perfect.
The venue coordinators oversee the venue and their staff, we, as your wedding planner, oversee the wedding and cater to you- the couple. While a venue coordinator is making sure the venue setup is accurate and ready to go, we as your wedding planner are handling every little detail that surrounds the couple, the guests, and making your day perfect outside of your venue and in! We will see you through every step of your day
As professionals, it is our job to work together with venue coordinators to build a seamless flow to your wedding from start to finish and create a magical experience for our clients and their guests.
We are very fortunate to have worked with some of the best venue coordinators in New England and are happy to now call them friends! We are welcomed back time and time again because we work as a team with onsite venue coordinators to give our couples the perfect day they deserve. You should have a rockstar team on your side who will all work together to give you the perfect wedding day!
Q: I do not live in New England but wish to have a destination wedding in New England- how will this work?
A: We LOVE showing off beautiful New England to people from other parts of the world! We have worked with and are currently working with clients from Asia, Europe, the west coast, mid west - really all over to bring their wedding to New England. We use Skype or FaceTime to 'meet' with our clients and stay in close communication with them via phone and email throughout the planning process. So even if you are 1000 miles away you will feel like you are right here with us as we are planing your wedding with you! About 50 % of the clients we are working with at any given time live outside of New England and are bringing all of their guests here for their special time. We help you make this a wonderful wed-cation for you and your guests. A trip which they will remember for a life time! We are your local resource who will help guide you through planning a wedding from afar and keep your stress level down!
Q: How will I know if Detailed Engagements is a good fit?
A: We are not the cheapest wedding planning service around, we are not the "yes" planner. We will not just tell you that things are possible when they are in fact not. That just simply is not how we operate. We will not be meddling in what colors you 'should' choose for your wedding day and we will not be replacing your mother or best friend in the wedding planning journey. We will be help to keep you stressfree and calm while putting all of the pieces of your wedding puzzle together. We will be there to answer all of your etiquette questions and be a shoulder to cry on if needed. We will be the neutral party to help you make a decison or get out of sticky situation. We will be there to help make one of the most important days of your life perfectly yours and allow you to enjoy your wedding as guest. And at the end of all of this we will be friends. If that sounds good to you then shoot us an email and let's chat.
Q: How much can we expect to pay for your planning services?
A: We have packages for just about every wedding out there and without learning the details about your special day we can not just arbitrarily send you pricing.
We need details such as:
Date? Location? Is your ceremony offsite? How involved do you want us to be? How large is your guest list? What is your wedding budget?
Who are your wedding vendors?
Having an initial consult will help us learn what we need to know to better send over a proposal just for you! We can easily do this over the phone to fit your busy schedule so no need to worry about that.
Q: No really, how much will this cost me?
A: Please see above (haha) but here are a few things to help you learn more. Our Non-Refundable Save-the-Date which is due at the time of booking starts at $1,500. We do not start working on a wedding or hold a date until we receive this AND a signed contract from our couples. This amount is non-refundable but guarantees that we are all yours on your wedding day! Your balance must be paid in full no later than 14 days prior to your wedding. We always offer a payment plan for this balance. We accept all forms of payment- cash, check or charge. Each time you have a payment due we send out an invoice to you. You can pay securely online through our automated system free of charge to you! We really do try to make it as easy as possible for all of our couples.
Q: Do you travel?
A: Yes! We love to travel. We travel all over to take care of our clients. In 2017 we went to Sanibel Island in Florida for one of our DE couples! If your wedding will require more than 1 hour travel time for us we will work out appropriate travel compensation. All of this is worked out at the time we sign the contract.
Q: Am I a Detailed Bride/groom?
A: Have you been referred to as Bridezilla or Groomzilla recently? You may not be the best fit for us. We are down to earth and very easy to work with. We make the wedding planning process fun, relaxed and something you can enjoy! We are here to help you and love to work with people who are kind, fun and genuine. We pride ourselves on the friendships we form with our clients during the planning process which continue for years to come. If you think this sounds like something you want as well email or call us and let's chat!