Frequently Asked Questions
Interior Design FAQS
This is a frequently asked question; however, there is not an easy answer. Once a project begins, you will be in constant communication with us. We do a lot of work by email and phone since it is an incredibly efficient form of communication, and allows quicker turn-around time. Typically, we send project ideas, product selections, and bounce ideas off of each other by email. We will also have periodic conference calls. Oftentimes, about once or twice during a project, a designer will come to your project site and review the project, take measurements etc. It is amazing how much can be accomplished in an hour on-site meeting.
We are a full-service interior design firm expertly managing the process from concept to installation. We specialize in both residential and commercial design projects. If you are building a new home, we can also work with the architect and/or contractor. We also offer consultations paid by the hour.
We make our money by charging a flat hourly rate for any work that we perform on your project. Unlike other firms in the industry, we do not charge for minor expenses like postage, phone calls, mileage, emails, etc. mainly because it is a pain to track all of these small incidentals, and nobody likes to feel that they are being nickel and dimed.
Bring any inspiration images that you have collected, such as from magazines or Pinterest, will help us further uncover your style and direction. It might also be a good idea to have some pictures of styles you do not like, so we know what to stay away from during your interior design project.
Event Planning FAQS
We work from start to finish on both commercial and personal events. These range from product launches, conferences and company award evenings to celebratory birthday wedding and anniversary events.
We will discuss all your event requirements before giving a quotation as obviously fees charged will depend on the scale and nature of the event, complexity of planning and our level of involvement. We’ll keep in contact with you regarding our time, hours spent, and connect with you on specific items, but we’ll also work to your budget and plan accordingly. You’ll never be charged more than we agree upon and there will be no hidden extras or surprises.
We offer a comprehensive event planning service. We’re able to find venues, organize catering, décor, accommodation, equipment and even hire staff for your event. We offer a tailor made service to fit your requirements. Every event is unique and we have the capacity to fulfill your requirements from start to finish.
We are meticulous about keeping track of everything we need to spend money on. This is done by constant monitoring and updating spreadsheets, knowing where to prioritize spending and keeping aside a budget to cater for emergency contingencies
An experienced event planner saves you time and money.We will supply reputable suppliers and vendors, negotiate the best rates, discounts, terms and conditions on your behalf and coordinate all aspects of your event. Using an event planner takes away stress and worry, and gives you peace of mind to enjoy your event.
It depends on the size and nature of the event, we’d always advise you to start putting plans in place as early as possible. At certain times of year certain venues may need to be booked well in advance, as too with reputable suppliers and vendors. We advise to reach out to an event planner as soon as you’re aware of an event to be planned. This gives us adequate time to factor in back up plans as well as leaving ample time to negotiate, plan and ensure everything’s in place for your big day.
Wedding Planning FAQS
I have been planning events since 2019 and recently became certified as an International Wedding Planner. I used to assist my mother when I was a teenager when she would conduct and decor weddings. Design and fashion have always been my passion and I am very excited to finally do what I love!
Absolutely! We will do as much, or as little, as you want us to do during the wedding planning process. We always ask you what you want and we then make our suggestions to you for final approval.
Usually most couples will begin planning their wedding a year in advance. If you are planning on having a longer engagement it’s never too early to begin preparations that way you can secure the venue you desire along with specific vendors you prefer without the issue of them being already booked.
The next step would be to meet in person to make sure that our personalities mesh and that we would both like to work together. If we find that we are a good fit for each other then we will sign the contract and start planning your fabulous wedding!
No, we do not double book our wedding days. This allows us to only focus on you, not another couple, in the days leading up to your special day.
Yes! The average couple (without a wedding planner) spends over 300 hours planning their wedding. As wedding planners we have already done the homework and have formed relationships with quality vendors. We will direct you to one or two vendors that match your personality as well as your budget. We pride ourselves on working with our clients to make sure their budget is met.
We accept cash, checks, and Paypal. We do require an initial down payment to hold the date. We will then work with you to create a payment schedule that will work for you.