Frequently Asked Questions

Do you work alone or do you have an assistant?

Every planning or coordination package includes one assistant. Depending on your wedding size and scale, additional assistants are added to help oversee the wedding day needs.

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What is the difference between full and partial planning?

Full planning packages take care of every detail and element of wedding planning from the first time you approach us. We direct you along on your journey as we take care of venue and vendor sourcing, design and decor, logistics, and make sure nothing is missed as we meet monthly to check in.

Partial planning is great for couples who already have their venue(s) booked, wedding theme decided on, and perhaps selected vendors in mind. We consult to make sure we are at the best starting point and direct the rest of the planning.

Is setup or take down services included?

Since every wedding is different, setup and take down are custom quoted as additional charges base on the wedding size, services required, and the time frame allotted for setup/take down. Setup services start at $350 and take down starts at $450.

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Do you have preferred vendors?

Yes! I have affiliated vendors that I work with frequently and some even provide discounts to my clients. During your consultation make sure to ask and I can provide recommendations to you. Preferred vendors are great as I am familiar with their style of work and know that they will be punctual, reliable, and amazing at what they do.

How long does it take to plan a wedding?

Most couples plan their wedding date a year out from being engaged. Having said that, with a planner/coordinator, that time can be cut shorter due to the insight gained from years of experience. At Our Jonrah Events, we’ve planned weddings in a month’s time to 18 months out.

What is the process of booking Our Jonrah Events?

Once a contact form is filled out, we will email you with further information and request a get-to-know-you questionnaire to be filled out. Following, a complimentary consultation is setup in person for you to get to know us and our services! We will discuss initial items such as your wedding day style, size, and budget and provide a custom quote to reflect your wedding day best post-meeting.

If you decide to proceed with us, a contract is drafted for you to sign and an invoice is provided for 50% of the total. Once these steps are completed, the confirmation process is finished.

When do I pay the remaining balance?

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The remaining balance is due a month before your event date and an invoice will be sent at that time.

Why should I hire a wedding coordinator?

With much familiarity and expertise in the industry, wedding coordinators are accustom to working with different wedding vendors, being quick on their feet in fast pace environments, and are always prepared to save a mishap or resolve issues that arise unexpectedly. Besides the experience of the role, it is also great to have someone in a position of authority to manage all the vendors booked, keep the wedding day on schedule, catch any missing details, and best prepare the bride and groom for their momentous day so they can enjoy it without a worry!

What happens if I am out of town during the planning?

If you are not located in Edmonton, frequently out of town, or planning from afar, our main lines of communication will be email and scheduled phone calls. The beauty of having a planner in this case is that we are able to provide site visits and book vendors on your behalf without you having to be present. We accommodate as best as we can and are currently working with out of town couples!

Do you provide destination planning?

Depending on the location you have in mind and scale of your wedding, this will involve an in person consultation and discussion. Please connect with us if you are planning to have a destination wedding!

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What are wedding workshops?

Wedding workshops are monthly workshops created to inspire and educate those in the wedding planning process. Each month a different industry speaker and topic is featured to provide expert advice and insightful pointers so couples can make well informed decisions. These workshops also provide an opportunity for couples to meet potential vendors for their wedding day.

 
Before my wedding, I naively thought that I could do everything. But I’m SO unbelievably glad that I met Sarah for a coffee and chatted about her services. I would’ve most definitely had a break down if not for her! After having had my wedding and finally understanding all the work and nuances that go into making sure everything goes smoothly, I’ve been telling all my friends to hire a wedding planner - namely, Sarah. She’s lovely, professional, experienced and SUCH a hardworker. She made sure our table seating arrangements were perfect, put together the cutest sweetheart table for us (along with florals! What can she NOT do?), coordinated all of our vendors beforehand and took the reins when it came to making decisions (especially when I was overwhelmed). If I could go back in time, I’d probably hire Sarah to coordinate the entire wedding (rather than just the day-of option she offers), but either way, I’m so glad to have hired her. Thank you so much, Sarah! You made our day so special and as stress-free as a wedding can be!
— Alyssa, Ordinary People Blog, 2019 Bride