Truly, my favorite part of my career as a wedding designer and planner is developing friendships with the couples I serve.
Hearing your love story and your vision for the big day is a special delight all it’s own.
Working with you as you plan one of the biggest days of your life is truly an honor.
So let’s get started!
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frequently asked questions
Here's what other BME brides have wondered...
+ Do you offer other services? I just need a day-of coordinator...
Having been in the event industry for many years now, I have to break it to you – there is no such thing as a day-of coordinator! That title simply shouldn’t exist, and here’s why: most “day-of” or “month-of” coordinators work long before the day or month of your wedding to communicate with your vendors, tie up loose ends, and prepare your timeline, among other things. It takes careful planning to seamlessly execute an event. For this reason, we call our “coordination” service Event Management.
+ How much event planning experience does your team have?
We are proud to have a combined 12+ years of event planning experience on the BME team. From small, intimate, backyard affairs, to large-scale corporate fêtes, we have brought our experience and expertise to a variety of events throughout our time in the industry.
+ Can I meet you before we sign on the dotted line? I want to make sure we will get along!
Of course! We offer one complimentary in person/video consultation before you book with us. We want to be trusted friends who you can lean on throughout your engagement for support and advice, and we believe this starts with the connection you feel during our consultation.
+ Help Brianne! I need absolutely everything taken off my plate - which one is for me?
Great question! You would most likely have the best experience with our Planning, Design, and Event Management collection. You will remain in control of the decisions about your event, but with our streamlined planning process you won’t have to worry about pouring hours of your precious time into creating design plans, managing your budget, researching vendors, scheduling meetings, and organizing the details of your day. This package is for the busy bride or groom who wants to enjoy the planning process and have an amazing event that their guests will remember for years to come!
+ Do you offer partial planning? I have already booked a few of my vendors, and I only need help booking the rest.
We don’t offer partial anything! Because it is important for us to give 100% with every service we offer, we have removed partial planning from our service offerings. Even if you have booked some vendors prior to our agreement, I will be working closely with ALL of your vendors during the planning process as soon as you are a part of the BME family.
+ What are your most popular service collections?
In our years of experience, we know everyone who is planning a wedding deserves (and needs!) the guidance and support provided with our Event Management service. BME clients, especially those who book us 8+ months away from their wedding, typically combine the Event Management experience with our other service offerings, creating a custom collection based on their exact needs. For this reason, our most popular collections are:
Planning + Event Management OR Planning + Design + Event Management
+ I want to be a BME bride, but I am just not sure which services I need at this time. Is it possible to add services at a later date?
Many of our clients know from the get-go that they need all three services. Others know that they will need some time to dig in and fully assess the areas of planning where they need assistance the most. If you know BME is the right fit for your wedding, we are happy to reserve your date with the services you know you’ll need, and add services at a later date should you find yourself in a pinch!
+ How much should I expect to spend on my wedding planner?
Most couples spend between 10% - 20% of their total budget on their wedding planner. It is best to take a look at your total budget and find that range so you will know how much you have to spend on a planner when you begin the consultation process.
Keep in mind that, when you hire us for planning, we often pay for ourselves with the creative ways that we can save you money on your overall spend.
+ Do you have a minimum budget that you work with?
We have collections that fall in a variety of price points, and we work with a wide range of budgets! Your budget should depend on several factors: how much all of the contributing parties are able to spend, what your expectations for the wedding look like, and the size of your guest list. For these reasons, we don’t have a “minimum.”
We will be very honest with you during our consultation and let you know a realistic budget range based on your expectations for the wedding and our knowledge of industry standards and norms. If you need more help creating your budget, our Budget Management service can be added a-la-carte to any of our collections and is included in our Planning service.
+ Wedding planning is expensive! How does payment work? Do you offer payment plans?
We are all too familiar with the cost of planning a wedding and want to make our relationship together as easygoing and stress-free as possible! We accept checks, cash, debit cards, credit cards, and ACH transfers.
All of our collections require a 25% retainer to reserve your date. From there, you can choose from one of two payment plans:
Option 1: three additional payments of 25%, spread evenly throughout our time together
Option 2: equal monthly payments throughout our time together
Our total payment is due in full one month from the date of your wedding so that we can compensate our staff for their labor on the day of the wedding.