What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing varies depending on what is needed. If only providing day of it can be as little as $350. If full service planning, price truly depends on length of planning, size of event, what we are expected to do, etc. We are very budget friendly and accommodate each client accordingly. We also provide vendors if needed for a percentage of table fee, generally 20%-30%.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I feel each event is where you learn something each time you do one. I rely on my vendors to know what is up to date and trending that season.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started doing custom invitations, accessories and favors. It blossomed into weddings, parties and now high end fashion shows, award shows and similar events. I spent years building a team of vendors that work well together, and are knowledgable at what they do in every way, yet are budget friendly and willing to work within a client's budget.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Hiring vendors such as DJ's, florists, lighting and decor, tent rentals, etc. Also running the events the day of. Helping them choose vendors, venues and providing some relief from the stress that usually comes in the planning of any event.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We just did an event in June 2014 for the IED Awards show. It was an incredible show, with designers, vendor booths, honorees, Special hosts, red carpet, press, and celebrities.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Trust whomever you hire, that is key to allowing your coordinator the freedom to do their job, while understanding your vision and what you want your event to be like.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We are very knowledgeable in this field, and most people think they can handle everything. They truly do not understand what it takes to run an event of any kind smoothly, and they usually learn too late that they cannot do it all themselves.