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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we hire a wedding planner?

Simply put, a wedding planner acts as a professional consultant who alleviates the stresses that come with planning weddings and most importantly, allows the couple to enjoy their wedding day. We help with developing budgets, securing vendors, curating designs, managing logistics, leading execution and so much more. Not to mention, we fight for your vision, have tons of expertise and are your support system for the big day. Weddings are notorious for having hiccups, so don’t leave yours to chance!

What is your design style?

Romantic. Contemporary. Natural. We believe there is no such thing as too many candles, we enjoy playing with tabletop rentals to achieve a particular look and we love fresh flowers. Did we mention we love flowers?

What is the average number of hours it takes to plan a wedding?

We spend a little over 500 hours planning a wedding from start to finish. Let’s put this into perspective, shall we? That’s about 13 full work weeks! So why not invest in a wedding planner whose full-time job is to plan weddings?

What’s the average cost of a wedding?

The cost of a wedding always varies as it depends on numerous factors such as guest count, venue type and decor, just to name a few. Are you looking to celebrate with 100 guests or 300 guests? Do you want to exchange your vows on a rooftop in the city or in the fields of a winery? It all comes down to what you want for your special day. To make the most of our services, we recommend allocating a budget beginning at $70,000 for 100 guests.

Are you certified?

Yes, we are certified through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

Can we still hire you if you haven’t worked at my chosen venue?

Absolutely! Planners should not be hired based on their experience at your desired location, but instead based on your connection with them and entrusting them with your vision. At SJ Soirée, we constantly enjoy learning and if we haven’t worked at your venue, we are that much more excited to get our hands on a new space. With our creativity and versatility, we will definitely ensure your venue executes the vision you want.

What is the difference between a venue coordinator and a wedding coordinator?

It’s in the name! A venue coordinator is looking out for the best interest of the venue whereas a wedding coordinator is looking out for the best interest of the wedding in its entirety. Venue coordinators deal with aspects of the venue such as food and staff meanwhile wedding coordinators are well-informed of all of your decisions and your entire vendor team from photography to design.

What are your next steps?

We would love to schedule a virtual complimentary discovery consultation with you and your partner to discuss your wedding details and how we can help solve the challenges you are currently facing in your planning journey. Contact us today. We are so excited to meet you!

Do you plan other events aside from weddings?

Yes we do! We are versatile and can provide services for a variety of events such as corporate soirées, brand activations, milestone celebrations and much more.

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