Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU OFFER EVENT MANAGEMENT?
NO. Here is why...The Dogwood Experience offers so much more! We start the planning process with you the day you sign your contract. We will send over our preferred vendors list, welcome packet and questionnaire, and we will hold your hand every step of the way. Our goal is to pay for ourselves in the process by finding you the best vendors at the best price while staying in or under your budget. We will also completely set up and take down your event so your friends and family are off the hook that evening. We truly believe that everyone should enjoy the best day of your lives as much as you!
WILL I STILL HAVE SOME CONTROL OVER MY WEDDING IF I HIRE YOU AS MY PLANNER?
Definitely! We will do as much, or as little, as you want us to do during the wedding planning process.
We always ask what YOU want and then make our suggestions to you. This is very much your day and we want to make sure that shows!
DO YOU TAKE ON MORE THAN ONE WEDDING PER DAY?
I love this question and the answer is, NO. Moving forward into the 2024 season we will only take on a limited number of weddings to better assist our clients with the full-time love they deserve! I personally want to get to know each couple so that on your wedding day you are able to relax and know you can trust me to take care of all the wedding day details.
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PLANNERS?
We are a husband and wife team and by working together we keep costs low so you can afford to have the help and attention to detail you deserve on your wedding day! The average couple (without a wedding planner) spends over 300 hours planning their wedding. Much of that time is spent looking for vendors and then meeting with one after the other until you find the perfect one. As wedding planners we have already done the homework and have formed relationships with quality vendors. By getting to know you we can then direct you to one or two vendors that match your personality as well as your budget. This service alone will save you many hours! You can then use those hours to work (make more money), spend with your fiance, spend with your family, and more. Plus, we are often able to find vendors or venues that couples have never considered!
THIS SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR! SO HOW DOES THIS PROCESS WORK?
That's great! We look forward to chatting with you more. Typically we would set up a meeting at our office (or phone if that's more your style) so we can make sure our personalities match. From that point I will send over a contract through our client portal and once that is signed I will take a 50% deposit up front. Once all the particulars are in order the fun begins with a Welcome Email and Questionnaire. Once I have received this then we can dive into the planning process!