Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a planner, a designer, and a coordinator?
GREAT question!! We go into d-e-p-t-h into this very topic in this post!
How do I know which service is right for me?
After reading this post, you may have a better idea as to what services you need from a wedding planner. If not, feel free to reach out to us. We will check our calendars, and if we are available on your wedding date, we will schedule complimentary consultation. During this consultation, we’ll get to know you and your needs and will likely be able to better point you towards which service you need.
Why do I need to hire a wedding or event planner?
Your Wedding or Event Planner is a huge investment. When you invest in a full-time Planner, you are essentially insuring all aspects of your event. They'll connect you with the best of the best vendors in the area. They'll make sure no detail goes unnoticed. They'll handle all of the logistics so you don't have to. They'll also make sure you have more free time to do what matters most to you. In the long run, you'll end up saving yourself a ton of time and, in some cases, you'll even save money.
Are you booking new clients?
We sure are! Our spots tend to fly because we only take on a handful of clients each year to ensure the highest level of attention. Since these spots tend to book out anywhere from 8 months to a year in advance, you'll want to hurry ;) Click here to view an overview of our services!
When do we start working together?
No matter the package you choose, we start working together as soon as you sign the contract and pay the retainer fee.
What is the average budget of a Bespoken client?
It honestly depends on a variety of things (venue, guest count, design and decor details, catering style, stationery, etc.), but typically a Bespoken client's budget is anywhere between $200-$1,000 per guest. We do, however, work with all budgets, guest list sizes, and needs. Plan on spending about 10% of your budget on your Planner.
Do you travel?
Absolutely! Bespoken is available for weddings and events anywhere! We have (so far) planned weddings in Atlanta, Nashville, Raleigh, Charleston, and all over the Upstate of South Carolina. We are always looking forward to new destinations for our next event! Our online planning suite of tools (included in all packages) makes planning your wedding or event seamless.
We are planning from out of town...will you still work with us?
Yes! In fact, many Bespoken clients do not live in South Carolina. We are used to working with couples and clients who live far away. We are your primary contact and liaison between you and vendors, and we incorporate technology to help us get through the planning process (email, text messages, FaceTime/Skype, and our custom planning suite of tools).
Is it possible to book my planning and consultation sessions with you on the weekends?
Planning and design sessions may be booked Tuesday-Thursday pending mutual availability. We know what it's like to balance an incredibly busy schedule, and we'll do what we can to work with your request. However, please understand that we handle event design and production which means that we work most weekends, and on the few weekends we have off, we reserve those for much needed rest and time to love on our friends and families. Since our clients are important to us, we work with them to create a meeting schedule that best serves their needs!
What is your payment policy?
We accept cash, check, credit cards, or bank transfers. Each contract or agreement includes a specific payment schedule. A 50% non-refundable retainer is due upon booking, within 7 days of our initial consultation.
This actually sounds like a lot of fun! Are you hiring?
We will always post any openings on our blog and social media accounts, so stay on the lookout! All of our employees must go through our Shadow Program, followed by our Apprentice Program. This is our version of an internship. This ensures that not only are all of our team members trained in the Bespoken Method, but that they also all embody our core values and beliefs. All Bespoken employees begin as an Event Day Shadow. Our Shadow Program opens at various times throughout the year depending on our availability and our wedding and events season. You can read more about our Shadow Program here.
Can I collaborate or partner with you on a project or sponsorship?
Please visit our Partner With Us page to learn more!
Do you offer mentoring or coaching for aspiring wedding planners?
If you are an aspiring wedding planner, congrats! Welcome to a fun, fast-paced world full of creativity, networking, problem-solving, and serving others! We understand the importance and need for finding a mentor or someone who can coach you through starting and growing your wedding planning business. We will post any openings or availability on our blog and social media, so stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled.