What is the difference between Coordination and Planning?
Some people have a perfect vision along with the resources to plan their own event but want a professional to execute the plans they’ve put in place. Others want a fully customized event that incorporates their vision that they can just show up to and enjoy the day. Some people fall in-between those two places and want some assistance during the planning process, but also want a professional to run the day. LVL Events can customize a package that fits all of your needs; all you have to do is decide which the best fit is for you!
Coordination packages are for the client looking for a “hands on” approach to planning the event themselves, but want experienced professionals to handle the logistics and details on the actual event day so the client can just relax and enjoy themselves.
Although it is recommended to hire a coordinator as far in advance as possible, the coordinator will actually become involved a month or so prior to the event and take the reins from there. Your coordinator’s role is to gather all the details and plans you have made then go over any details that may have been missed in the planning process. After all, you haven’t done this before. They will take the lead in communicating with the hired vendors to ensure everyone is on the same page and create a comprehensive timeline from set up to tear down. The day of the event, the coordinator leads the team to ensure everything is organized and runs smoothly from start to finish. Coordination packages also include full ceremony rehearsal.
Planning packages are for the client looking for more assistance and guidance throughout the process of planning an event, or for the couple who simply doesn’t have the time to plan a wedding on their own. Typically the planner becomes involved towards the beginning of the process and will be the primary liaison between the client and the vendor team. They will provide you with a custom vendor list and work with the team throughout the process to create a cohesive and unique vision for your day. They will not only serve as your event coordinator, but also assist in ensuring you stay within your budget while still attaining the look and feel you initially desired. Planning packages will of course also include full ceremony rehearsal.
When do we start working together?
This depends on the level of service you choose. Coordination services begin at least 60 days prior to your big day. Full Planning services begin right away.
What does an average wedding planning cost?
It all depends! There are lots of factors to consider; guest count, venue, catering style, etc... This is something we are experts in and can assist you in creating a realistic budget.
What does a coordinator typically charge?
A trained professional planner typically starts around $1800 for the basic coordination. If you are getting a quote for $500-$1000 you might want to think twice because you will get the experience level you pay for.
Are you also a designer?
No. We believe in being an expert at one thing and that is being kick a** wedding planners. Now don’t get us wrong part of being a great wedding planner is being able to take our clients personality and vision and bring it to life. Our job is to partner with the perfect designer or floral designer who will use their creative genius to come up with something unique and personal to you. Our job is to collaborate and be the liaison for each couple. We will offer suggestions on complementing rentals, linens, tent design, and invitations.
Do you carry liability insurance?
Absolutely! We carry a 2 million liability coverage. We encourage all your vendors to carry insurance as well.