Frequently Asked Questions

Why hire a Wedding Planner?


A wedding planner has an advanced knowledge of exactly what is required to plan a wedding.  An average wedding takes between 250 and 400 hours to plan. Don’t get over your heads and drown in the details!  You both may have full time jobs and not a lot of free time to plan let alone be able to “work” the event during your wedding day.  Family may have the best intentions but let’s face it, planning a wedding is really hard work and they should enjoy the day too!  We have expert knowledge of local venues and vendors as well as access to industry discounts. Yes, we can actually save you money not to mention time and unnecessary stress!  We are your “firefighters” and problem solvers.  We will be by your side through the entire process.  Hiring a professional planner is worth its’ weight in gold!  There’s an old saying…..”if you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur!”

What should you look for in a Planner?

Based on your needs you should identify an event planner who can offer you a wide range of services and is flexible enough to handle as much or as little as you wish.  A good planner will supply you with ample ideas and overall guidance but most importantly, you should choose someone you feel comfortable with and confident that they have your best interests (and budget) at heart.

The mission at Jewel Events is to establish a personal connection with our clients, allowing us to better to interpret and execute your unique vision.  We work to develop a culture of friendship and respect while still maintaining your confidence in our professionalism and expertise.

What happens during a consultation?

Jewel Events offers all prospective clients a one hour complimentary consultation.  We will provide you with an overview of the company and discuss our planning philosophy and the package options that may work best for your specific needs.  Consults are for your benefit so we encourage you to ask any questions you like!  Under no condition will we pressure you to book on the spot!  Hiring a planner is a big decision so it will take a great deal of consideration.  Relax and enjoy getting to know each other!

When is a good time to engage a Planner?

Ideally you should look into hiring a planner right after your engagement.  Most couples contact us 9 – 12 months out from their desired date, however, a short engagement does not daunt us!  We will always do our best to work within any time frame.  Just know that the shorter your planning runway, the greater the risk of the best venues and vendors not being available.

Why can’t I do all the planning myself?

You can!  Every bride begins the process with wide eyed enthusiasm and idealism.   How hard can it be?  Yes, it’s exciting and fun until you run into the possible road blocks or get overwhelmed with the myriad of emails and options. You have so many questions and suddenly it’s not fun anymore.  You need help!  If you anticipate this might be you, then be honest with yourself and decide early to invest in a planner.  We promise you, you won’t regret it!

Venue Coordinator vs Wedding Planner

A venue coordinator works for the venue and is responsible for the smooth flow of your day as it pertains to the venue specifically.  Their loyalty is ultimately to the venue, not you or overall plan.  They are there to answer questions about the space, provide a floor plan and communicate with the venue event staff on your behalf.

A wedding planner works for YOU and is involved from start to finish.  We have YOUR best interests at heart and will endeavour to work harmoniously with all vendors, bridal party and family/friends.