Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of working with you?
Our primary goal is to save you time and money. Did you know, statistically, the average event takes a non-professional twelve 40-hour weeks to plan? That’s why we are here: to relieve you of that demand and the confusion that goes hand in hand with taking on this new full-time job. Based on our experience, we know the best vendors to suit your unique needs, as well as what the appropriate costs should be for the various services you require. We have established relationships with a wide range of vendors and, therefore, have access to the most competitive pricing available to you since we are treated as valued return customers. As a result, we are able to guarantee that you get the best prices and the most value for your money. Additionally, by hiring us you are not only benefiting from our event planning abilities, but also from our years of design experience. Unlike most event planners who do not have formal design training, we do and can knowledgeably guide you through every aesthetic decision along the way.
Will I still have control over my event if you are planning it for me?
100%. It’s all about you. Our mission is to make sure your event truly reflects who YOU are and what you would like it to be. We are aware that you are hiring us for our design expertise and organizational skills, and we are simply here to ensure you have the best vendors, the best materials, and the best experience possible.
Do you charge for an initial consultation?
Never. The design and planning process is a time intensive one, so it’s very important that you work with a team you will enjoy spending a lot of time with. For this reason, we encourage you to come in for a free consultation prior to hiring us to make sure that you are comfortable and that we are a good fit for you.
My venue provides an on-site coordinator. Do I really need an event planner too?
On-site coordinators are similar to day-of coordinators as they are responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly on the day of the event. They are not event designers nor are they event planners. Event planners help you negotiate vendor contracts, escort you to meetings, and assist you with every decision throughout the planning process, which on-site coordinators do not. The bottom line: on-site coordinators work for their venues and are busy overseeing hundreds of events simultaneously, whereas an event planner is only concerned about you.
Will you work with vendors I have already found or people I want to work with?
Definitely. As long as you are working with proficient and skilled professionals to accomplish the job, we are always open to working with your vendors.
Do you have liability insurance?
Of course. In addition, it is our job to make sure that all of your vendors do as well.
Do you travel?
Absolutely! We love to travel.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards through PayPal.
How can we get started with the event planning process?
Just give us a call at 646 820-FÊTE (3383) or email us at info@tracytaylorward.com. We would love to hear about your vision and collaborate with you to create a stunning and unforgettable event.