Why Hire Us? Are you the right planner for me?
Preparing for your wedding is a huge time commitment and can be a bit stressful. Between booking your vendor teams, working on the gusts list, and picking out the elements of your wedding design, you can spend hours working on the details of your ceremony and reception.
Whether you’re swamped at work, overwhelmed by the number of decisions you have to make, or simply think a professional can weed through the options better than you can, hiring Forever Moments can help make the process much easier and more enjoyable. We pride ourselves on providing a stress-free wedding day and planning experience! Our reviews tell all! Check them out here to learn more about Forever Moments! Schedule your free consultation today!
Are you booking weddings for 2024 and beyond?
Yes, Forever Moments has limited availability for 2024.
Is your business licensed?
Yes, we are legally registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
Is your business insured?
Yes, we have State Farm Business Liability Insurance.
What qualities do you possess that make you a good wedding planner?
I revolve my lifestyle around making SMART goals and using the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I never let anything get in the way of being on time, I am an outside-the-box thinker, and I am detail-oriented. After taking Gallup's Strengthsfinder Test, my top 5 strengths in order are Restorative, Relator, Individualization, Arranger, and Responsibility.
When in the planning process should we hire you?
As soon as possible so that we can be proactive in getting you ready for the big day! Hiring a wedding planner early can ensure finding the right vendors, staying within the budget, and saving time by avoiding mistakes.
Are we required to book only the vendors you recommend or do we have the freedom to hire someone even if you haven't worked with them before?
I am open to working with a vendor I've never worked with. All vendors must be licensed and insured professionals. While the bride and groom ultimately make the wedding decisions, I require couples to have my approval of the wedding vendor prior to booking them.
Can we directly contact our chosen vendors ourselves?
It is preferred that you allow the planner to do all of the vendor communication for your wedding to prevent any confusion or accidental hiccups in the planning process. Even if the vendor is someone you personally know, we still require all of their contact information so that we can relay your wedding needs so that your wedding day is a success. If you only hire us for wedding coordination, then we will not be the single point of contact until our services start about 6 weeks out from your wedding date.
What’s the difference between you and a venue coordinator?
Your venue coordinator is responsible for overseeing the set-up, food and beverage, and logistics as it relates directly to the venue. An outside wedding planner will coordinate and manage ALL logistics and design details with your entire wedding vendor team. We will make your wedding planning process easier and stress-free and simplify the jobs of your entire vendor team, including your venue coordinator! From timelines, floorplan, and all the details in between, we will work hand in hand with your venue coordinator to ensure your wedding day is flawless!
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes; Any traveling 50 miles out from our office is subjected to an additional traveling fee.
Can we contact you outside of our consultation meetings about information pertaining to my wedding?
The short answer is yes; Please feel free to contact your planner at any time via email. However, in order for you to get the most out of your time with your planner, all non-urgent correspondence will be collected and researched as needed, and then discussed at our next scheduled meeting. We will let you know that we received your message, but we want you to be aware that the planner may be meeting with another client or working on a wedding and therefore cannot always respond right away. Email is preferred so that we have a written record to look back to.
What is the payment timeline for your services?
For A La Carte services, we require the entire payment upfront. For wedding packages, we require a 40% non-refundable booking fee (otherwise known as a down payment) to secure our services for your wedding date, 30% 90 days prior to the wedding date, and the remaining 30% 30 days prior to the wedding date. Payment plans can be negotiated and must be done prior to signing the wedding planner contract.