Have a question? Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you don't see your question answered below please feel free to connect with us or give us a ring!
Why should I hire a wedding planner?
It takes roughly 250-300 hours to plan a wedding and for many couples, this is their first time planning a wedding. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and stressful when don’t have the time to dedicate strictly to planning. At D’vine Events understand that so we take that overwhelming feeling and stress from you so you can enjoy the wedding planning process. Planning a wedding is not just only about choosing your colors, flowers, venue, bridal party, and menu. There are so many logistical layers such as the timing of events, vendor management, venue restrictions and room setup, that having a wedding planner by your side, providing guidance and support can make a world of difference in the entire wedding planning process. We are here to guide you and take care of all of those issues. We are here to help you save time, money and most importantly your sanity so you can enjoy your day!
What makes you qualified to be a wedding planner?
For starters, Dorothy Loman your wedding planner has 15 years of event planning experience. Along with experience, Dorothy has a Bachelor of Science in Event Management from the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management. In addition to that, she’s a Certified Wedding Planner through the internationally recognized Bridal Society and a Certified Meeting Professional through the Events Industry Council. All this experience, education and training ensures that you will have professionally trained wedding planner by your side.
I booked my venue and I’m already working with a Catering Manager at the venue and he/she is very helpful. Why do I need you?
When we contact venues and inform them that we’ll be handling the planning/coordination for a wedding at their venue, they’re more thrilled to find out there’s a wedding planner. Typically a Catering Manager’s job is strictly to oversee the details that pertain to the venue only. It’s not their job to help you pick vendors, arrange transportation for the bridal party or guests, help you find a wedding dress, confirm vendors, run rehearsal, oversee vendor arrivals/departures, cue you down the aisle and make sure the event is running accordingly to schedule. On the day of the wedding, we work with the Catering Manager, Banquet Manager, and staff to ensure your day is seamless.
Can I afford a wedding planner?
The question isn’t can you afford a wedding planner but can you afford not to have a wedding planner? When you hire a wedding planner for your wedding day, it’s an investment and reassurance. Reassurance that you will have a professional to handle any issues that arise before, during and even after your wedding so you can focus on the most important thing, getting married!
I see your packages, but how do I know which one is best for me? What if I don’t see exactly what I’m looking for?
Not a problem! We can definitely customize something to meet your needs. Once we connect, we ask some key questions to learn more about your wedding and you. Then, we are happy to meet with you for a complimentary consultation. At that consultation, we’ll discuss more in depth about your wedding, the logistical needs, and other details. After learning more about what you need, we determine what package is a good fit, or we’ll customize something special for you.
Will I lose control of my wedding after hiring you?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! It’s your wedding! That message is never lost during the planning process. We are there to help and guide you through the planning process, not take over. You can have as much or as little help as you want.
Do you have ideas on how to make my wedding unique and memorable?
Yes, we do! One part of the job we love is working with our clients to brainstorm and create special moments in their wedding that’s extra special and tailored to their personalities, style, and likes. This is what makes your wedding not only memorable but one of kind.
Where do you plan weddings?
We plan events in Central and North Florida, mainly Orlando and Jacksonville. But we do wherever the event takes us.
Can you help me with my destination wedding?
Of course, we can! Whether you’re coming to Florida to get married or planning nuptials away from home. We can still help you with the planning process.
What forms of payment do you accept and do you offer payment plans?
We accept all major credit cards, cash, and personal checks. Once we’re hired we can arrange either monthly or bi-monthly installment payments, depending on the package.
What additional events do you service?
We don’t just do weddings. We love to celebrate any occasion such as anniversaries, baby showers, birthday parties, eco-friendly/green weddings, engagement parties, holiday parties, and proms. We also plan corporate events including conference, workshops, seminar, and banquets.
I want to work with you. How do we get started?
Yay!! Head over to our Connect Page and fill some of your event details so we can schedule your initial client consultation and your planning process.