Monterey Beach Weddings
Frequently asked questions
When planning for your big day, it’s normal to have many questions on your mind. Here are a few answers to the most common ones our clients ask us. Of course, you can contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any other questions you might have about Monterey Beach weddings, and how we can make your wedding day one to remember.
- Hiring a coordinator seems like a luxury I’m not sure we can afford.
There is a saying “If you think hiring a professional is expensive, try hiring an amateur”. There is a lot of truth in that statement. What does it matter that you got a great deal on the flowers if they were dreadful on the wedding day? Maybe you found a “coordinator” who was a “great price” but can’t seem to return a phone call or e-mail. Where’s the “value” in that? When it comes to planning your wedding, you definitely get what you pay for.
The truth is, our services can fit into most any budget. We can suggest cost-effective alternatives to bring your vision to life. We have experience working within a wide range of budgets and can show you how to make your money go farther. This service alone can cover the cost of bringing us on board as your wedding coordinators.
- Why should I hire a Professional Coordinator?
You’re busy which leaves you very little time to organize your wedding. There are so many details involved in planning a wedding that it can easily become stressful and hectic. Your wedding will most likely be the most expensive party you will host and planning this major project requires experience, patience, education and a lot of time. You can save time and frustration by hiring our professionals to guide you through the planning process from Start-to Finish or just the “Month Of”.
With over sixteen years in business, we have the knowledge, experience and quality resources essential to helping you realize your vision. We can offer creative suggestions, expert advice and cost-saving options – We know how to get you the right vendors at the best prices while making sure Every Last Detail is taken care of.
This service alone can cover the cost of bringing us on board for your journey.
- My ceremony/reception venue already includes an onsite coordinator or catering manager, why do I need another one? They would do everything that you would, right?
Not necessarily. Unfortunately many couples sell themselves short by assuming the venue coordinator and/or catering manager will take care of everything that needs to be done prior to and on your wedding day. Being “part of the package” usually means that they will only handle all the responsibilities related to their specific venue and the service of the food and bar. That does not mean that they will find hotel rooms for out of town guests, keep you on track throughout the planning process, monitor your budget or make sure any rental equipment is returned.
Often they are not responsible for directing your wedding ceremony/rehearsal and may not be able to give you their undivided attention when it comes to your needs while planning your event. Planning Genius Patty Speirs serves as your personal lifeline with your best interests in mind. Team ELD will have a detailed understanding of your plans; from vendor selections to producing a timeline for the day. We coordinate not only with the food service but with all of your team members. We make sure that your flowers are in the right place, that the seating cards/cake set/toasting glasses are set, that your musicians and/or DJ have had their sound checks and the cues have been discussed, and that Every Last Detail has been taken care of on your behalf.
- I want to plan my own wedding. How could your services benefit me without taking over?
We serve as your guides and strive to see your vision realized. We can get you on track and can offer as much or as little assistance as you desire. With our years of experience and knowledge of the industry, we can save you time, money and effort – not to mention stress! We do this by meeting with you to discuss your needs then explore your options. We can assist you with your planning from Start-to-Finish, offer help on a specific aspect, or can serve as your “Day Manager” on the big day to insure everything runs smoothly. We offer a lot of variety within our services so one of our levels of investment is sure to fit your needs.
- We will be getting married in a location outside of your service area. Can we still utilize your services?
Yes. Have passport will travel! We are available to help plan your special day, no matter where you may be getting married. We can do everything via e-mail and telephone – including the invitations – then travel to your location for vendor meetings, the final walk through, rehearsal and wedding day.
And, as a Professional Travel Consultant, Patty can plan your destination wedding whether in Hawaii or the Bahamas or some other far-off locale.
- What sets Every Last Detail apart from other event planners?
Our superior level of service. From quick responses to all e-mails and phone calls to personally handling the various elements of your celebration, you can expect our superior level of service throughout the planning process. Our energy, expertise, knowledge of the industry, high level of integrity, diplomacy, respect and fun attitude also sets us apart. Each of our clients is unique so we love to create unique events for them – no “cookie-cutter” weddings here! We are extremely organized and our clients know that whenever they contact us we know who they are as well as the important details of their event. We have great relationships with our vendors and an impeccable reputation within the industry. From planning fabulous events to working with non-profit organizations and volunteering within our community, we love what we do and truly enjoy helping people. We would be honored to create a special celebration for you.