May 13, 2020

Atlanta Wedding Planners / Q + A With Our Team: Part 1

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We thought a Q + A post with our team of Atlanta wedding planners would be the perfect addition to the blog this month. Chances are if your reading this your engaged, and currently researching all of your dream vendors. We look forward to getting to know you personally and always love hearing each and every couples love story. But until then this is a great opportunity to answer a few of the questions you may have.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU DO EACH YEAR?

We accept approximately 20-30 weddings per year as a team with a concentration spring through fall. Depending on the complexity of these events we may accept more or fewer then our approximate number. Each planner on our team never accepts more then 1 wedding per weekend. We believe in giving each couple a very hands on experience and we don’t think that’s possible with taking on more then that.

WHAT ARE THE LARGEST WEDDINGS YOU PLAN?

We have planned events with up to 450 guests. We are most passionate about weddings with 200 guests or fewer. At these events our couples glow because they feel so close to everyone in attendance, and they are able to invest in special details like unique decor or entertainment. This exclusive and personal atmosphere is a joy for us to design, plan & execute.

DO YOU ACCEPT BOOKING INCENTIVES FROM VENDORS?

No. Any booking fees or commissions are directly passed down to our clients from other vendors as savings. Our clients pay us to provide honest recommendations and we don’t feel like this could be done with commissions in the background.

DO YOU ACCEPT MONTH OF COORDINATION CLIENTS?

We accept a limited number of Month of Coordination clients each year. This package is offered to select clients who have already booked the majority of their wedding with reputable vendors for all aspects of the event. With this package the client is the main contact with all vendors until 60 days out.

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Photo by: Lindsey La Rue

WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON NEGOTIATING WITH VENDORS?

We are dedicated to doing the right thing for out clients, which means matching them with the right professionals for their needs and asking those service providers to offer their current / best pricing. It is important to create a win-win situation for everyone on the team, and our approach is respectful and considerate. We find that this benefits our clients because artists such as photographers or videographers create their best work when they are treated as valued and appreciated teammates. This feeling of appreciation contributes to a strong collaborative attitude on wedding day.

While we understand some clients appreciate a tough negotiation approach we find that this creates win-lose scenarios. It also hinders a planners ability to create strong relationships with vendors who will go to the end of the earth for a client, which is good to have in a bind. If your main goal is to have a tough negotiator on your side, we are not the planners for you. If your goal is to have a partner who creates synergy with a strong team and makes sure you are receiving fair pricing considering a vendors talent and experience then we are the perfect fit!

As Atlanta Wedding Planners We hope this provided a little insight into our teams core values and strengths. Look out for our Q + A: Part 2 on the 27th!

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