Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an Event Planner?
A: An Event Planner is a professionally skilled person who plans, organizes, arranges and coordinates events on behalf of corporations, associations, organizations, institutions, or private individuals. They are guaranteed to be with you every step of the way to plan the event or wedding of your dreams. They will be there to help plan out as little or as much of the day that you will need assistance with. When it comes to orchestrating an event, professional planners know exactly what needs to be done - and they know the most efficient way of doing it. Utilizing their creativity and resourcefulness, professional planners are able to turn even the most ordinary functions into extraordinary events.
Q: Where are you located? In what markets do you work?
A: We are headquartered in Waldorf, MD but very active throughout the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area. We also travel outside of the region and have planned events for clients in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Miami in the past.
Q: What types of events do you plan?
A: We plan all types of events including weddings, parties, fundraisers, meetings, golf tournaments and networking events.
Q: Whom have you worked with?
A: Over our years we've had the pleasure of working with very powerful and influential people including business people, politicians and professional athletes. We are not always permitted to discuss whom we've worked with because discretion is of the utmost importance.
Q: What size events have you coordinated in the past?
A: I have worked with various event sizes ranging from the most intimate of gatherings with 10 guests to grand scale celebrations with over 700 guests in attendance.
Q: Why should I hire Ms. Em Henry?
A: We are here to make your event perfect and stress-free by guiding you step-by-step through the planning process. From selecting a location for the event to planning the menu, booking entertainment or speakers, issuing invitations, deciding on decorations, and making travel or accommodation arrangements for attendees if required, we will make it happen and when the day of the big event finally arrives, we will be on hand at your event to make sure it all runs smoothly. One of the many benefits of having us assist you with your event is that we understand all the planning and logistics involved with delivering a successful event. Events like weddings, parties, meetings and fundraisers cannot “slip by or just happen.” Once you announce a date, there is almost no turning back. There are months, at times years, of planning, scheduling, negotiating and marketing that have to be done and you must be ready. There are no do-overs!
Q: I have a really tight budget! Are you Expensive?
A: The better question is can you afford NOT to hire us? We have invaluable experience in event planning and can offer creative ideas that are budget friendly. Additionally, due to our strong business relationships with multiple vendors I can save you money. Since everyone has different needs, our rates depend on what you desire. You can choose from one of our many packages, or we can put together an affordable package that meets all of your needs. We understand that everyone has a budget, and we can help you to both stick to it and avoid costly mistakes.
Q: What types of payments do you accept?
A: We accept cash, money order, credit card and Paypal upon request.
Q: The venue included a Coordinator with my package, so why do I need an Event Planner? Isn't it the same thing?
A: You do not have an (Event) Coordinator...you have a Banquet Manager. The venue has hired the Banquet Manager and/or Coordinator to work for them. The Banquet Managers' first priority is the VENUE, whereas I am here for YOU! We will collaborate with the Banquet Manager to ensure your event is everything that it should be. My meticulous attention to details will allow the Banquet Manager to focus on their staff and ensure that your dinner/reception is absolutely perfect.
Q: What if I have already hired all of my vendors? Do I still need an Event Planner?
A: Yes. Who will lead your professional? Who will cue the band? Who will get the stain out of your dress? Who will make sure that the guest speaker is greeted when he/she arrives and that their speaking notes are organized? We will! From the pre-event scheduling to ensuring the place cards are positioned properly, and vendor payments are disbursed, We will relieve the burden on your shoulders by assuring that every detail is executed perfectly on the day of your event.
Q: Will you run the whole event?
A: We're here to help with as little or as much as you need. If you want us to take over your event, We will. If you want the two of us to co- manage your event, We can do that as well.
Q: Do you work with other planners?
A: Yes. We have worked with other planners for prior events. It all depends on the size and level of detail required for the event. Nonetheless, when working with other planners or assistants, there has to be effective collaboration in order to obtain the ultimate goal of delivering the client’s dream event.
Q: Are you able to support or cater to specific religions?
A: Yes. We've worked well with many religious affiliations. Our experience has included multicultural weddings, bar mitzvahs, baptisms and first confessions.
Q: When should we book your services?
A; As soon as possible because our calendar books up quickly! We already have clients booking into 2020!
Q: How do I get started?
A: The first step is to contact us and arrange a personal consultation. Feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org