What types of customers have you worked with?
I am one of the few wedding planners in the bay area that will do "day-of" packages. It is a very difficult job to walk in for one day, and many companies don't want to do it. I love it, and thrive on challenge. I usually do "day-of" or "month-of" planning. A lot of brides are on a budget and I love to be able to give the support they need.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A couple hired me for my month of package. About 2 months before the wedding, the bride let me know she was feeling very nervous about the florist. Communication was at a stand still. Unfortunately, she had a consultation with the owner, and then was handed off to assistants who were not following up well. I got her in touch with a florist I knew and trusted, and we were able to book with the new florist and relieve the bride's stress & save money.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Sit down with planners for consultations. Most wedding planners offer this for free. You should feel very comfortable with everyone you hire, and your wedding planner should feel like an old friend. A great connection is important.