Frequently Asked Questions

Question: My venue provides a “coordinator”, do I still need you?

Answer: Yes. Venue coordinators are generally in charge of anything that has to do with the venue itself whereas our coordinators are in charge of all of the vendors and the guest experience. If you ask any venue coordinator you will find that they prefer you to hire a coordinator as well to make your day a happy and stress free as possible.

Question: As for the day of coordination package, do I get to meet the coordinator before my wedding day?

Answer: Yes, most definitely! Our day of coordination package includes 6 hours of in person meetings including one venue walk through meeting.

Question: How many coordinators will be at my wedding?

Answer: All of our packages include one lead coordinator and one assistant. If you have a guest count over 175, have your ceremony and reception at two different locations, or have your event at an estate we require an additional assistant. Please email us for more information.

Question: Will you set up our decorations?

Answer: Heck yes! We will setup most things that our couples want to display. Vendors are responsible for their own decor (floral, rentals, etc).

Question: Will you help us with our timeline?

Answer: Absolutely! We will help you create a comfortable and realistic timeline. This is the best way to make sure you day goes smoothly as possible!

Question: Do you run our rehearsal and dinner?

Answer: All of our packages include coordinating the rehearsal. Dinner planning and orchestrating is only covered in our full service package.

Question: How do I know which package is right for me?

Answer: Our day of coordination package is for the couple that is well organized, detail oriented and only need some general guidance and a kick butt team running the day of their wedding.

Our partial planning package is for the organized couple that knows that life is stressful and small details can be forgotten and they will need a little bit of extra help in the last few months before their wedding.

Our full service package is for clients who want a team leader to take them through the entire wedding process.

Question: I am planning my wedding in California but I live out of state, have you worked with someone like me before?

Answer: Yes, all of the time! We often meet clients via skype/facetime! We have worked with many couples from out of state and it’s surprisingly easy!

Question: Can you help us save money?

Answer: Yes, we can definitely help you save money or at least use it smarter. Weddings can be expensive but with experts like us we can help you make better informed decisions.

Question: How early should we hire a coordinator?

Answer: As early as possible! For day of coordination and partial planning clients we do recommend you book your venue first before signing a contract with us though. Full service clients generally hire us right after they get engaged but we can jump in at any moment.

Question: A wedding coordinator is expensive, can’t my family or friends help out?

Answer: Technically, yes. Realistically, no. By having your friends and family do the tasks of a coordinator before or during your wedding they are not able to fully focus or enjoy your wedding day. Also unless they are in the industry there are many small things that can be missed or forgotten.

Question: Why should we choose SBWE?

Answer: Well because we are awesome! We are a fun group of smart, experienced, detail oriented chicks with a knack for making dreams come true!

Question: Are your prices negotiable?

Answer: For our set packages the prices are not negotiable but we always offer the option of creating a custom package that is just right for you!