Tina's Creative Touch Wedding Planners - Frequently Asked Questions - Bethesda, MD
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Important Questions and Answers
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Q) Why Should I hire a Wedding Planner/Consultant?
A) Have you considered hiring a wedding coordinator to help you plan your big day? Are you unsure what a wedding coordinator can do for you? A wedding coordinator is there to work with you and will do as much or as little as you like. 
 Planning a wedding can be very stressful. It takes a lot of time and energy in order to make your wedding day dreams come true. Everything involved in planning a wedding must be brought together to ensure that the bride and groom are able to enjoy themselves without worry. A wedding consultant will be there to help reduce the stress by managing and organizing all of the details.
Our expertise can help to create a pleasant planning experience. A wedding consultant can save you valuable time by providing you with a portfolio of preferred vendors or doing the required legwork including vendor research and selections, venue site inspections, budget management, contract reviews, time line planning from start to finish, and so much more.
Q) Can I afford a Wedding Planner/Consultant?
A) You can't afford NOT to have a coordinator! Coordination is part of the budget, not an extra expense. Based upon our recommendations and expertise, clients experience an overall savings that pays for our services while having with the wedding of their dreams within their budget. One of the largest misconceptions is that a wedding consultant does not fit into the budget. Hiring a wedding consultant can save you money, save you time, and allow for you to relax and enjoy your day knowing that all your expectations are being fulfilled by a professional who has your best interest at heart.
 Q) Won't a Wedding Planner/Consultant want to take control and run the whole show?
A) Some might. But, realistically, your wedding is all aboutYOU! We are professionals and work with our brides in handling as much or as little of the wedding planning as you want. It is your wedding and we would never want to deprive you of the fun of planning and making key decisions. You make all of the ultimate decisions; we make sure that everything is executed according to plan. It's still your wedding, but it's our job!
Q) My mom or a family friend is going to help plan the wedding. Why do I need to a professional?
A) If you think enough of someone to invite them to your wedding, why would you want to put them to work instead of being one of the important invited guests enjoying the day? Even though your friends and family want to help you on your special day, in reality, they don't really feel comfortable taking charge and making decisions that are going to effect the most important day of your life.
Because Tina's Creative Touch Wedding Planners has worked very closely with you throughout the planning, you will have peace of mind knowing that everything will be handled as efficiently as possible by your coordinator. Whether it is a problem with the flowers, a cake that's melting, or a stain on your dress, a coordinator can handle it behind the scenes so that you can enjoy your day stress free, and so can your family!
Q) What if I have already done most of the planning? Can you still help me?
A) Yes. We can assist you in many ways at your rehearsal and day of your wedding. Our Rehearsal & Day of wedding coordination package would be perfect for you. We can help coordinate your ceremony and reception to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Q) How do you charge for your services?
A) Each couple’s needs, ideas, and budgets are different. We have a flat fee per event based upon the typical services required of us, and then we can customize a plan that works within your budget. Under the flat fee rate we will complete all the work that we have agreed to do regardless of how long it takes us to complete, it is like an all-inclusive plan.
Q) Why don’t you charge as a percentage of the wedding?
A) A wedding planner who charges you a percentage of your total wedding budget has no incentive to find you the best deals on the florists, invitations, chair covers, etc. The higher your bills are, the larger the profit for them. Since we charge a flat and/or hourly fee, we work in your best interest to negotiate the best prices for the highest quality products and services.