Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Events in a Box?
Events in a Box is a full service wedding and event planning and design company. What does that mean? It means that we can assist you in planning your wedding or event (by finding vendors and venues, creating timelines, speaking to vendors, etc). We also work your wedding or event to make sure vendors are in attendance and their needs are met, the set up of the venue is correct and things run according to predetermined timelines. We also trouble shoot on your behave so that you do not have to worry about any issues that come up (unless you want to!).
2. What does "Wedding & Event Consulting" mean?
The definition of consulting is, "employed or involved in giving professional advice to the public or to those practicing the profession." So "Wedding & Event Consulting" means that you have me, a professional and experienced planner to help you find the resources that you need for your wedding or event and to also provide guidance and advice through your planning process.
Wedding Coaching is an alternative approach to wedding planning where I will provide you direction, instruction, knowledge and a plan to help guide and support you through the process of planning your wedding. It is a great way of stress management and a great way to use a wedding professional as a sounding board for your ideas and help you achieve them.
3. So how does "Wedding & Event Consulting" work?
This service may be provided on a weekly basis or as a monthly basis so you have flexibility in your planning services. You will choose from 4 different planning aspects and choose 1 vendor field (those are in parenthesis below):
Scouting (for venues or vendors; for scouting you may choose up to 2 per week) price point starts at $79 per week
Event Planning (for ceremony, reception, day of, or guest management) price point starts at $89 per week
Planning Phases (Phase 1: You just got started planning; Phase 2: You have already started planning; Phase 3; You are finished planning and are gearing up for the big day) price point starts at $99 per week
Consultants (for design and decor, full service planning)
Concierge (a personal assistant. Included in this package: setting up vendor appointments, appointment reminders, appointment follow-ups, create vendor questions specific to your event) price point starts at $69 per week
Coaching (an experienced planner who is here to listen to you and to help you plan. I will help you identify your goals and create a Wedding Action Plan to help you plan. This is done thru a 2 hour, one-on-one Coaching Session.)
Once that has been decided, you will have full access to me via phone, email, text while (as your hired consultant) I am finding or creating whichever aspect you chose.
4. Why choose"Wedding & Event Consulting"?
If you are planning your wedding on your own and/or do not have the time to call and research all of the logistics for your planning, this service will save you both time and money. You are still working with and still have direct communication with me so you will not be on your own. Also the price points are friendly on your budget and you get to choose when you want or need the assistance. FLEXIBILITY is the key with this package!
5. What is a "Day of" Coordinator?
"Day of" Coordinator service is your "planner" or "director" for your big day. You would have done all the planning and logistics on your own. 4-8 weeks before the wedding or event date, I will take all that information and make sure all ends are connected, that nothing has been overlooked or left out and I'll become the liaison to your vendors. So leading up to your big day, you will be able to just focus on yourself and your personal needs. The day of, I will be there to manage the vendors and timelines and orchestrate the wedding or event so things run seamlessly.
6. What is going on with this Carlson Craft?
Events in a Box is a Carlson Craft dealer. You are able to go directly to the online store and place orders for everything from invitations and save-the-dates to toasting flutes and parking signs. Everything you order will be shipped to you directly. Click Here to check out the Carlson Craft Store.
7. What is your Amazon Store all about?
What is listed on the Events in a Box Amazon Store are not items that I personally sell. These are items that I have come across on Amazon from other dealers that you may find useful. Click Here to check out the Amazon Store.
8. What is you Facebook Group all about?
I created the Facebook group "Life, Love, Laughter=Happily Ever After" as a place for the newly engaged to get advice and tips from vendors and newlyweds. Click Here to join.
9. What is "Our Wedding Workbook"
I have created "Our Wedding Workbook" in order to provide engaged couples a very detailed journal of planning and logistics. Included are some tips and advice. The content in this workbook is the same information I gather for my wedding clients. So if you are planning your own wedding, this workbook will be helpful in keeping your vendors and other information on track. Currently it may be purchased in a PDF form. Click Here for a sample. Click Here to purchase.
10. What is your payment and refund policy?
All of the payments for all of our services are due in full. You will have a 48 hour holding period were if you decide to cancel, you will receive a full refund because no services will have been rendered at that time. After 48 hours and up to 72 hours if you decide to cancel you will receive 25% of you full payment as a refund because at that time we have begun our services. After 72 hours there will be no refunds issued and our services are not exchangeable. State and local taxes, service fees and travel fees will apply where applicable and are not included in the base price.
11. What if I am not satisfied with your services?
The goal I strive for is to provide to you professional and friendly service and to help you how and where I can through your planning process. Each package has a task list that must be met in order for your paid services can be closed. I am not responsible for nor may I force you to accept the tasks, advice or referrals and if you don't no refunds will be given. I will continue for a limited time (based on your paid package and up to my discretion) to try to assist you if you are unable to make use of I have provided you.
12. What hours does "unlimited texts, phone calls, emails and scheduled meetings" occur?
During EIAB business hours Monday - Thursday from 10-4p and Fridays 10-2p est. We do provide extended hours for a nominal fee if these hours do not work well with your schedule.
13. Do you offer other services?
Yes, I offer the following:
Planning and Management (Traditional "Full Service" wedding and event planning. We meet in person, I attend vendor meetings, create timelines, etc. On the day of I am there to run the show) price point starts at $2000
Wedding/Event Director (I perform the pre-planned timeline and logistics on the wedding or event day.) price point starts at $199
Officiant (As a proud member of the Universal Life Church I officiate nonreligious and civil ceremonies of all kinds.) price point starts at $150
Creative Director (I help with planning, coordination, management and/or direction of your design and décor to create your vision in a cohesive and stylish way.) price pint starts at $800
14. What areas do you serve?
I am based in the triangle and I serve all of North Carolina. *Travel fees will apply where applicable. iWEDDINGS (virtual planning) is availlable in most of the U.S.