What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I custom tailor the pricing, depending on my client's needs and budget.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to have a meeting with the clients, to found out their expectations, their theme, colors, budget and how much time we have to start working on the project.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am David Tutera's alumni. I am an interior decorator. I have received a lot training in flower arrangements.
I also have a certification as a Wedding Consultant.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started 20 years ago, always friends and family members require of my assistance to decorate and budget their events, and since I had so much fun doing it. I decided to do it for a living.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All kinds of customers, customers from different ethnicities (hispanics, europeans, Indians, pakistanies, etc), different religions (Christians, Jewish, Protestants, etc), corporate clients as well.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I just did a destination wedding in Guatemala, CA. The location was a dream. Right next to a beautiful lake. The weather, the location, the people. Everything was perfect.,
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A planner can eliminate work and stress for you while facilitating the success of your event. The planner will have relationships with all the best vendors, florists and everything in between. Your planner can negociate contracts with vendors, to get you the best deal.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Why do I need an event planner?
How much an event planner charges?
How early can I start planning my event
What kind of events have you previously planned?
Will you attend my event?
What is it about events that you like?
Will I be dealing with you or your assistant?
Can you explain everything in vendor's contracts?