Frequently Asked Questions
What services do we offer?
We offer a diversity of services such as Full Planning, Day of Directorship, Destination Planning, Ancillary Events, and various A La Carte services.
Do you charge for initial consultations?
Absolutely not! Our initial consultations are always complimentary. As industry professionals we understand the value a wedding planner can bring to your overall event experience, and a large part of that experience is based on the genuine connection built between planners and clients. We want you to have the opportunity to share all of your dreams of your wedding day with us, and get to vibe with us on a personal level first prior to choosing to work with us.
If I pick great vendors, why do I need a wedding planner?
Choosing fantastic vendors is only half of the battle. It’s like crafting; having supplies doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have the glue to put all the pieces together to create something beautiful. Having a wedding planner for your big day is the glue to executing your overall vision, and masterpiece. We help put together and keep all the elements in place for a beautiful wedding!
All wedding planners are the same, right?
This is the biggest misconception within the industry. While the end result may be in line collectively among planners; which is to provide the best overall experience for couples alike. Consider this, you’ve probably been to many different chain restaurants, but prefer a specific location due to the quality of service provided in your eyes. Similarly, this perspective applies when hiring your wedding planner.
My venue already comes with a coordinator, what's the difference?
A wedding planner is responsible for your overall wedding. A wedding planner helps with the execution of your day, organizing and attends to all vendors, helps to style every detail, keeps you on budget, and oversees your wedding day itinerary to keep the day flowing, and oversees and manages a thousand other significant details.
A venue provided wedding coordinator or banquet manager oversees all details related to your venue and service coordination of the reception. Their main concern is with the venue's best interests in mind for the entire evening in affiliation with your wedding.
I want to hire you, but you’ve never planned a wedding at my chosen venue. Will this be a problem?
This is a non-issue in our eyes. We’ve planned weddings in a vast majority of spaces within and surrounding the GTA. However, we are always excited and willing to work in and with venues we haven’t worked with, and you shouldn’t choose a planner based on if they’ve worked at your specific venue before or not. You should first find the planner that’s a right fit for you as a couple, and who you’ll enjoy working closely with. We are versatile, resourceful, and adaptable to any venue or situation. If we didn’t know your venue prior to you hiring us, you can bet we will be well acquainted by your wedding day.
What if I only want one planner on my wedding day? Will this reduce the cost?
Unfortunately all of our services always come with two planners for the day of your wedding. Collectively in our 10+ years of experience planning events, there are a lot of details and moving parts that take place in the coordination of your wedding day. That being said, Be Our Guest Events never want to compensate for the quality of our services, and the best way to ensure that is by always having a minimum of two planners per event on site.
What if I only need help for a couple of hours on my wedding day?
The wonderful part about our organization is the customization available to you. Aside from our core packages. We offer a variety of different a la carte options. We offer an exclusive hourly rate for event days and consulting services separately. However, we always encourage you to reach out and schedule a consultation with one of our representatives to better understand your event needs and specifics.
I’m planning a destination wedding. Will you travel?
Yes, 100% we will travel! We’ve worked with all sorts of destination couples who were planning their weddings from all across the globe. Although, accommodation and travel fees are extra of course, our fundamental service fees remain the same. It would be our absolute pleasure to travel across the world to be a part of this milestone in your lives.
How many Be Our Guest staff will be on-site on my wedding day?
Each package offered guarantees two Be Our Guest Events staff members present on your wedding day. However, due to event logistics and requirements your lead planner may recommend a third planner for your event based on various elements; such as number of guests attending, set up requirements, etc. if they feel you and your event would benefit from this addition, and at an additional cost.
When do I get to meet my lead planner who will be at my wedding?
If you are a full planning couple of Be Our Guest Events Inc., you will have met both Kayla and Kassandra extensively. If you’ve hired Be Our Guest Events Inc. for Day of Directorship specifically, you will have the opportunity to meet your lead planner at your month of meeting when all of your final details and wedding day timeline are confirmed. This allows your lead planner to run through the day with you, and understand the in's and out’s of your vision entirely so you leave feeling confident and supported in your planner for the big day.
How do we dress up for weddings?
For weddings and events, we understand that these types of events most typically are formal affairs. That being said, all lead planners and assistants alike adhere to an all black, professional, and semi-formal attire to best represent the clients and Be Our Guest Events Inc. code of ethics.
I still have questions. Can I speak with someone?
Of course! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have and a member of our team will get back to you for further clarification.