Our organization and attention to detail allow you to focus on each other rather than all the little details.
What are the benefits of working with a wedding planner?
A planner can save you time, energy, stress—and even money. The fee that a planner charges can be expensive, but the advice that you get can help you save. Like an architect, a planner determines the clients’ specific needs and then works with the client to make their vision come to fruition.
[For example, one couple I worked with was concerned about the overall cost of their wedding. I explained that we cut out the Dinner Style Wedding and do a buffet Style or Serve Yourself Stations that saved them a couple of hundred dollars. Which gave the Bride the opportunity to purchase fresh flowers for centerpieces and advised client to rent the vases and table accents, which saved her another couple of hundred dollar’s. They had no idea this was a possibility—and those tips more than paid for my services.]
When you hire a planner, you won’t spend hours on Google looking for potential vendors and stressing. It’s difficult to plan a dinner party for 10 people, let alone an event for over 100.
What’s the shortest amount of time in which you have successfully arranged an Event?
Ideally, at least 2-4 months is desired to coordinate an even that meets your expectations and does not leave the client overwhelmed, but we have planned an event in as little as week, NO JOKE! Check out “Great Gatsby” theme under Portfolio- Celebrations tab, that was planned in under a week, we are talking about pulling rabbits out of hat’s. It was quite the challenge but truly rewarding when my client gave me a “Raving 5 STAR Review on, check it out by Dung Yelp.com.
How does Over The Top Events & Parties set its fees?
There are a number of factors we take into consideration when determining our fees. Some of these factors include: event size, whether the wedding is a local or destination wedding, whether the ceremony and reception is being held at the same venue or in separate venues, whether the client lives locally or is planning from abroad, how many hours of setup and tear down will be required in the days leading up to and following the wedding, and finally, the overall logistics of the project. Over The Top Events & Parties Productions’ fees are determined on an individual basis and we offer a complimentary consultation to all our prospective clients so that we may better understand what services you will require of us throughout your planning journey.
Does Over The Top Events & Parties accept referral fees or “kickbacks” from vendors?
We do not accept referral fees from any vendors at any time. If we are offered a referral fee we respectfully decline the offer and ask if this “kickback” might be forwarded in the form of a discount to our clients instead.
Our vendors are recommended because of the valuable products and services they offer our clients, not because they pay us to do so. We stand behind our recommended vendors and these vendors know that when we introduce our clients to them it is because we respect and appreciate their attention to detail, dedication, and proven outstanding performance. In this way, Over The Top Events & Parties can build a respected and strong working relationship with its vendors. In return, we can expect the absolute best from them time and time again.
Does Over The Top Events & Parties offer any customized party packages?
We understand that not all Styles, Visions and Budgets are made up equally, so we offer our client the options to curate a package that is tailored to their specific needs.
Does Over The Top Events & Parties plan smaller events?
We started out planning small “Celebrations,” for children birthdays and that is what launched our business into what it is now! No matter how Big or Small the event...were here to help. Graduation party, Ladies Night Out, Children Party, Anniversary, Quinceanera’s, Sweet 16, Debutants for all ethnicities, we are your one stop Boutique!
Can Over The Top Events & Parties plan ethnic weddings?
We absolutely love to plan ethnic weddings! Weddings are a perfect opportunity to pay respect to and celebrate a couple’s family and its traditions. It is especially exciting when a couple from two different ethnic backgrounds are coming together, allowing us to interweave aspects of both cultures into the wedding ceremony and reception. It makes for a most unique and personal wedding.
What happens in the event that you become ill or cannot attend the wedding for any reason?
We are thankful that we have not yet been faced with such a situation, but we certainly have a backup plan in place should something like this ever happen.
Throughout the planning process our planners regularly share information and client details so we are all familiar with each other’s clients. It is also company policy to create detailed client files that include all the pertinent timing and vendor information applicable to each client so that any Over The Top Events & Parties planner can step in at any time without too much disruption. In the event that your planner should fall ill we are able to offer our clients the peace of mind in knowing that they will be well attended to and that everything will continue as planned.
My reception venue has a coordinator; do I still need to hire a wedding planner or an event planner?
A venue coordinator works for the venue; their job is to answer your questions about the venue and assist you with your venue layout. They are someone you may contact if you need extra reassurance about the details of your wedding venue, however, their loyalty is to the venue. Their job does not include all the other details that go into planning your wedding.
A wedding planner and or event planner, on the other hand, is involved from the very beginning of the planning process. Your planner will handle each detail of your wedding/event from start to finish – everything from finding a venue and the appropriate suppliers to actually being there on your wedding day to make sure everything runs smoothly and as planned. Having a wedding planner reduces the natural stress of planning a wedding that you can enjoy the entire process and have complete confidence that all the details are taken care of for you.
What happens once we retain Over The Top Events & Parties, do I have to contact any vendors or negotiate contracts?
As your partner in planning, we will recruit the ideal team of vendors, we will come up with Mood boards/Inspirational Pins, Imaginative ideas, go over Budgeting & Planning and orchestrate all the logistical details of your Event or Wedding. Our #1 goal is for our clients to be relaxed, enjoy the festivities and leave the worrying to us!
Will the planner that is working with me throughout the planning process attend the wedding day?
Absolutely! It is important that we be there to implement and carry out the details of the day that we have so carefully planned with you. It’s the last piece to the puzzle.