What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
For the client that's on a modest or fairly reasonable budget, it absolutely does not cost a ridiculous amount of money to have your event.
What types of clients have you worked with?
The most common request of clients are bridal bouquets and weekend coordination. I take pride in everything I do, so providing services with care and compassion is a plus and usually result in client referrals.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your
area of work?
1. Be sure to shop around.
2. Sit down and meet each provider face-to-face.
3. Look them up on the web.
4. If possible, be a guest at an event that they are doing, that way, you get to see first-hand how they operate and their level of professionalism under pressure.
5. Speak with some of their past clients for personal reviews.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Every client's needsa are different, and can range anywhere from $15/hour up to the $thoudsands, basedupon the client's needs. My prices range from an hourly service rate to $100 services up to $7500 Full Service Packages. All of my packages can be customized to fit the needs of my clients and their budget. Every client is different and so is their budget. Please see the Packages and Services page for more info.
It's so important to know the background of your service provider. Don't be afraid to ask them, "How did you get started doing this type of work?"
When I was planning for my day, I was taken advantage of by many in this profession dangling high price tags. I was vulnerable and it was easy to take advantage of me because I had what I call EBS (excited bride syndrome). This puts clients in a place of being influenced to purchase something at a ridiculous amount because they feel they MUST have it. After I looked back at my experience, I realized how I was taken advantage of and decided to do this profession so no one else would have to go through what I went through.