Why should I hire a Wedding Consultant?
Wedding planning is stressful and time-consuming for most couples. Although there are many resourceful websites and apps available these days, you may still feel overwhelmed. Planning a wedding is not only about choosing your dress, colors, flowers, and menu. There are many details and logistical matters to attend to such as the timing of events, parking situations, and knowing which vendors are reputable. We are here to guide you and to take care of all of these concerns. We are able to help save you time and money as well as your sanity so you can actually enjoy your wedding day!
Do you have a business license? Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, In the Clouds Events is a registered business in Los Angeles County. We have general liability insurance coverage for up to $1 million.
What types of Wedding Planning services do you offer?
Full Planning, Partial Planning, Month-of Planning, Day-of Coordinator, Design Services, Consultation by the Hour.
Do you accept commissions or kickbacks from vendors?
No. We do not accept any commissions or kickbacks from vendors and will only refer qualified, reputable vendors who will best suit your needs, style, and budget.
Do you charge for an initial consultations?
Our initial consultations are complimentary. This is a chance for us to get to know each other to see if we’re a good fit to work together. Trust between the couple and consultant is very important to us. We will not be able to execute wedding activities without the couple’s trust.
Do you charge an hourly rate, a flat rate, or a percentage of overall budget? Is there a deposit or retainer fee?
We customize each package and charge a flat rate. In most cases, a non-refundable retainer of $500 is required to secure our services. A fee schedule will be tailored to your needs prior to signing a contract.
Why is the retainer fee non-refundable?
The retainer fee is non-refundable because we’ve blocked off time on our calendar to dedicate to your wedding. This does not only include the rehearsal day and wedding day, but also various meetings and behind-the-scene tasks that we will start working on as soon as the contract is signed.
What type of payment method do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Wells Fargo SurePay, and major credit cards through PayPal and Square.
Do you offer payment plan?
Yes, depending on the service and timing of your booking, we can work out a payment schedule.
What size of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We have coordinated intimate weddings of 50 guests to grand affairs with hundreds of guests.
What other types of events do you service?
Our main focus is weddings, but we offer planning services for current or past clients on social events such as anniversaries, baby showers, children’s birthdays, milestone birthdays, bridal showers, engagement parties, graduations, holiday parties, bar/bat mitzvah, quinceaneras, and, sweet 16’s. We also take on small business and corporate events depending on our availability.
How much communication will we have after booking?
Most of our service packages provide unlimited contacts. But since we’re on the go all the time, we encourage our clients to contact us via email and/or text message. This is usually the fastest way to get a response. If we missed your call, we will return phone messages within 24 business hours, provided you leave a voice message.
How many weddings or events will you coordinate per day?
In the Clouds Events will only take one wedding or event per day per wedding consultant.
Will you be at my rehearsal and actual wedding day?
Absolutely. The wedding consultant you’ve contracted with will be at your ceremony rehearsal and personally be at your event along with at least one assistant.
How many assistants will you have on my wedding day?
One consultant and at least one will be at your wedding. We will have more assistants should you have multiple locations, a large bridal party, and a large guest count.
How do you dress for our event?
For weddings, all consultants and assistants will wear professional black attire.
Will you eat and drink during the reception? How comfortable will you make yourself?
Since weddings can turn into 10, 12, and even 14 hour days, vendor meals during your reception are much appreciated. However, we are there to do a job and will absolutely not drink any alcohol or join your guests on the dance floor.