What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Over 20 years of event planning experience, plus....
-Bachelors in Organizational Communications
-Event and Hospitality Management Certification
-Online Marketing Certification
-Hotel & Catering Management Certification
-Mobile Marketing Certification
-Wedding Planner Certification
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My BIG Day LLC was formed in 2006 after Christine received constant requests to help businesses with their marketing, and party planning for her friends' life events. In addition to being contracted for large business functions, weddings, and community events, My Big Day has also created a number of 'signature events' that we own and fully operate. These events have grown to 500+ person affairs. No matter what the event, Christine has planned it and does it with flair!
What types of customers have you worked with?
We work with a variety of customers - individuals and businesses.
Here is a small list of events we've planned:
-Sweet 16 Parties
-Celebration of Life
Make your next party an event people talk about for years to come!
The key: A fun theme!
Don't settle for parties you can 'buy in a box.' Consider a unique approach.
Contact My Big Day and use our creativity, years of experience, and many contacts to create an event your friends and family can't stop talking about!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hiring an Event Planner does not have to break the bank. We offer multiple consulting packages to fit every budget. My Big Day offers hourly consulting outside of customized packages. If you're working on a budget, I can help you save money by recommending preferred vendors and helping you stick to your budget. A few hours of key consultation might save you thousands!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Consider the following...
My Big Day Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are five adjectives that describe your team?
A. Spirited, Organized, Hard Working, Enthusiastic, and Fun!
Q. I am such an organized person, and so excited to begin, why do I need an Event Planner?
A. Oftentimes people view the idea of a planner as an optional expense to their budget. It’s important to note, that a qualified planner will help you navigate through very unfamiliar territory. Planning events of this scope is a profession for a reason. Planners help you save money and time – we advocate for you, negotiate for you, offer you advice, help you find the best deals, help take your event vision and turn it into a cohesive, fantastic day and so much more.
When you hire a planner, you can leave tasks like finding the best prices on linens, whether your venue has enough electricity for the band, and arranging the floor plan to us. Every person comes to a point in the planning process, usually a couple months prior to the event, when they truly realize how much there still is to do that doesn’t involve the major planning of the event. We alleviate the pressure and make the process enjoyable for you.
Q. My venue has a site coordinator. Do I still need a Wedding Day Coordinator or Event Planner?
A. There is an extremely important difference between working with a site coordinator and an independent planner: the planner works for you, while the site coordinator works for the venue. We are always acting on behalf of your best interests. Because we’ve developed a relationship with you and we know all the details of your event, we are prepared for any last minute emergencies that may come our way and we know how you would like them handled. We also use our familiarity with you and our expertise to add last-minute, unexpected touches. We have a complete overview of the event, while the site coordinator is only familiar with the catering and schedule. We ensure that all the details come together seamlessly.
Because we are a boutique style company, we only take a limited number of clients per year. What this means for you is that we can provide you with specialized, prompt service. Oftentimes, site coordinators are working two or three events per weekend, so in reality they have less time for you, your questions and concerns. Also, site coordinators won’t confirm your vendors, create your weekend itinerary or answer your tricky etiquette questions.
Q. I don’t think my budget will allow for a planner. How do I allocate funds for your services?
A. It’s amazing how much money a qualified wedding planner can save you. Not only might you see extra money in your pocket, but you will see more value for the money you spend on decor and vendors. We know the places to find the best prices and we can help you find vendors that will do an amazing job for you. Right from the start we help you prioritize your budget to include the aspects of your wedding that are the most important to you. We’ve had clients tell us again and again that hiring us was the best money they spent on their wedding. We couldn’t ask for a better compliment!
Q. Do you charge for an initial consultation? What’s included?
A. We enjoy taking the time to meet potential new clients and we do this complimentary. We typically spend about an hour getting to know you, finding out about your vision and talking about your expectations. This gives you an opportunity to get to know us as well.
Q. Do you offer packages?
A. Yes, we offer a variety of packages to suit you and your needs. If you find that you just need help with a couple specific tasks, we can offer assistance with these items as an a la carte service (hourly fee).
Q. Why do you limit the number of events you contract?
A. It is our job to ensure that every client is treated to the same personal attention to detail. No matter if your event is a small, intimate gathering or a grand stately affair, we promise to be available to you as if your event is our only one.
Q. How do I know you’re referring the best vendors for me? Do you accept commissions, kickbacks or professional discounts from any vendors you refer?
A. We have worked with many vendors and have a great idea which vendors work best with certain clients. We never get any kickbacks or referral fees and if a vendor offers a discount, we always pass it on to our clients. You can be sure that the vendors we recommend for you are qualified, fit your budget and fit your style.
Q. Do you have a business license and insurance?
A. Yes. We are a tax paying business and are legally registered for business in the state of Colorado. We carry an appropriate insurance policy that covers our business, and allows us to work in all Colorado venues.