Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What exactly do you do?
A: Most families would say they felt IMMEDIATE relief after our first visit. You talk. I listen. And you leave with a sense of “There IS a plan and this guy knows what he’s doing.” Some moms tell their husbands, “I just bought Peace of Mind!”
Q: How long does it take for you to coordinate a wedding?
A: Believe it or not, I coordinated a wedding for 400 people in 10 days! As much as I love short engagements, that was really quick!
Q: What makes you better at doing this than most?
A: I have been doing it longer than anyone in Kansas City. Thirty-five years of experience is an incredible amount of exposure to every possible “worst-case” scenario. It also has allowed me to know the best vendors in each category (and know how to assess the potential of new vendors as well).
Literally nothing goes wrong at my weddings. I can predict the problems before they materialize and trouble shoot a surprise with quick authority. The family is kept in a bliss bubble and never even knows there was a hiccup. That only happens when there is an experienced driver guiding the bus.
Q: How many meetings does it take to pull off a nice wedding?
A: Fewer than you would think. Now with text and e-mail, proofs and proposals don’t have to be viewed in person. Lots of communication is handled electronically and our personal visits are reserved for either “Up Date” visits or problem solving discussion. The week of the wedding however, we are together a lot.
Q: Do I have to use only vendors recommended by Nolte’s?
A: Absolutely not. However we do find that for the brides that do….the whole experience goes so much more smoothly. The vendors give a lot more bang for the buck and flexibility with appointments and installations. And selfishly, it is reassuring for me as your planner to know for certain exactly what each vendor is able to do for you.
Q: How much do you charge for wedding coordinating?
A: For full service planning I do a flat fee of $7K if I’m working in town. (Slightly more if outdoors.) $12K if it is out-of-town.There is no additional charge for mileage, hours or extra staff. I don’t like to be nickel and dimed and I won’t do that to my clients.