What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My standard price varies depending on occasion, amount of hours needed and budget.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I love to hear all about the vision first, then I make necessary adjustments to not only save time and money but to make this special event exceed all expectations from all parties involved!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have my Bachelors of Arts in Dance and a minor in athletic training. I have 8+ years experience of doing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Coordinating, Planning, participating and DJ-ing along with a handful of weddings, birthday bashes and graduation parties. I also have worked as a lead choreographer and assistant to Rafanelli Events based out of Boston, Massachusetts.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
After I had my Bat Mitzvah, I realized I wanted to be in the Entertainment Industry and I wanted to make other people's dreams come true! I became a Motivational Dancer for four of the top Entertainment Companies in Boston, Massachusetts and I planned my sister's Bat Mitzvah and my Cousin's Engagement Party single handedly. That's when I knew I was ready to push my comfort zone and start my own Company and do what I love!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with almost everyone under the sun! I am also fluent in American Sign Language.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Custom Invitations. After agreeing on style, color, font and texture of paper, it was so easy and I made over 100 invitations in less than 5 hours!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you know exactly what you are getting when a provider gives you a quote, you don't want any grey areas. Making sure they share and understand your vision for the future event is the most important thing. Last, but not least, is communication between you both is imperative.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Definitely budget, location, necessities, and wishes are among the top priorities that professionals want to know right away. So, ask yourselves: "What is the top of our budget and are we willing to go over if needed?" "Where are we going to have this event?" "Can we live without...?" "What are the top things/ wishes that we will need to make this night everything we hoped for?"
I hope those help when you are looking to hire professionals to plan your event!