Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About A Daydream Wedding
How long have you been in business? Do you have liability insurance?
A Daydream Wedding was established in 2014. A Daydream Wedding is a professional, full-time business and not an operation that simply runs on the side, as a hobby or after a course we took over the weekend. We are a licensed business in El Dorado County and we are fully insured with a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy.
How is A Daydream Wedding different from all the other wedding planners out there?
A Daydream Wedding is a full-service, award-winning wedding planning company. We love guiding our clients through each step of the wedding planning process while making the whole experience fun, easy, and stress-free. We are experts at creating uniquely designed weddings that evoke emotions, engage the senses, and create everlasting memories. And we are passionate about bringing joy to our clients and every one of their guests on the wedding day.
A Daydream Wedding specializes in providing wedding planning services to busy professionals who are pressed for time.
A Daydream Wedding is also a travel specialist. We partner with hundreds of resorts in Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean to bring our clients luxury destination weddings and honeymoons. We also assist our clients with setting up hotel room blocks and making travel arrangements for out-of-town guests. All travel agent services come complimentary with our packages.
How many weddings do you plan per year? Per month? Per weekend?
A Daydream Wedding produces up to 12 weddings per year. We typically plan no more than two weddings per month, with no more than one wedding per weekend. This is another thing that sets us apart from other wedding planning companies. While researching wedding planners, you may find many wedding planning companies may juggle multiple clients per month and even per weekend. We do not. This allows us to only focus on you, not another couple, in the days leading up to your special day.
What areas do you service?
A Daydream Wedding services the greater Sacramento area and outlying areas including Lake Tahoe, Napa, and the Bay Area.
We are getting married in Sacramento, but don’t live in the Sacramento area, can A Daydream Wedding still help us?
Absolutely, we have helped many couples who live outside of the Sacramento area. Having a wedding planner is quite beneficial in this situation since you most likely don’t have the time to fly in to tour venues and meet with vendors. We assist out-of-the-area clients through the power of Skype/Zoom calls and emails.
Questions About Our Fees & Payment Options
Does A Daydream Wedding accept credit cards?
Yes, A Daydream Wedding accepts credit cards, as well as personal checks and cash.
Are there any extra fees in your packages?
Our Premium Wedding Planning and Design Service is all-inclusive and you will not incur any additional fees. Our Premium Wedding Planning and Design Service fees range from $7,500 to $10,000 with most packages falling within $8,000 to $9,000.
Is there a charge for the Wedding Planning Consultation?
There is no charge or obligation when you book a Wedding Planning Consultation with A Daydream Wedding.
Does A Daydream Wedding offer any payment plans?
Yes, at the time of booking, a non-refundable down payment of 25% is due. The remaining 75% can be split into 2 or 3 payments and is due no later than 30 days prior to the wedding date. However, if this payment plan does not work for you, no worries, there is another option! We partner with Vue who can create a custom payment plan for you with repayment terms that extend out up to 6 months past the date of your wedding.
This all sounds so wonderful, but it also seems expensive. Are we going to be able to afford this?
This may sound like a cliche, but can you afford to NOT have one? You are probably spending quite a bit of money on your wedding day. Investing in a wedding planner to guide you through all the steps, help you stay organized, recommend quality vendors, be your advocate, create a smooth-flowing timeline, manage the details of the wedding day, and so much more, is a small price to pay for your sanity and peace of mind. And no, these are not things your Venue Coordinator will do for you. Quite often our services pay for themselves because we help you to save money on your wedding by using preferred vendors and negotiating on your behalf. Most of our clients have said that our services were the best money they spent for their wedding, as well as the best engagement gift they gave themselves.
Questions About Our Wedding Planning Services
When is the best time to hire A Daydream Wedding?
We don’t want you spending a lot of time stressed out about planning your wedding, so we recommend hiring A Daydream Wedding as soon as you get engaged. If you are interested in our Premium Wedding Planning and Design service, we recommend booking us before you select a venue or any vendors, so we can guide you through those important decisions. However, if you have already selected a wedding venue or a couple of vendors, it’s not too late. We can assist you no matter where you are in the planning process.
This sounds exactly like what we’ve been looking for. What is the next step?
The next step would be to schedule a free, no-obligation Wedding Planning Consultation to make sure we are a good fit and that we can meet your needs. If we find that we are a good fit for each other then we will sign the contract and start planning your fabulous wedding! Most consultations take between 30 minutes and one hour.
May we contact some of your previous clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
Definitely! We highly suggest you do your homework on us before we start working together. You can check out our Testimonials here. And feel free to check out our fabulous reviews on Yelp, The Knot, and Wedding Wire! If you would like more info, I can put you in touch with some of our past clients.
Will you work with vendors we select or only those you recommend?
We will absolutely work with your choice of vendors. And if you need any referrals, we have a great team of vendors we can recommend.
How do you choose which vendors to use?
We don’t have a list of vendors and supplies that we hand out. Instead, we have a team of quality vendors we have spent years establishing relationships with and this distinguishes our service from the rest. If we need to refer a vendor, we recommend the vendors that best match your needs, style, and budget. We also do not take kickbacks or commissions from any vendor. Instead, we ask the vendor to pass them along to you in the form of a discount.
Does A Daydream Wedding offer partial or month-of planning? Do You offer day-of coordination?
A Daydream Wedding offers full wedding planning and design service, which is designed for couples who want help with every step involved in the wedding planning process. With our Premium Wedding Planning and Design Service, we plan, manage, and execute your wedding day, as well as provide all of the creative work and design ideas to bring your wedding vision to life. Our service includes both planning and design for one main reason: cohesion and consistency. Not only are we coordinating all of the vendors that best fit your style and budget, we are also creating the visual direction and communicating these designs to vendors so expectations on the final product are clear, and your wedding day will look cohesive and uniform. If we are only helping you plan parts of your wedding or just stepping in during the last month to help you tie everything together, we cannot guarantee cohesion and consistency, which is why we do not offer partial or month-of planning service. As far as day-of coordination, we truly feel this does not exist. Click here to read about why we believe day-of coordination is a myth. It’s a must-see!
I’m planning a 3-day wedding weekend celebration, which includes my rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and post-wedding brunch? Can you help me?
Yes, we can! In fact, we specialize in multi-day celebrations and wedding weekends. We’d love to take the planning, management, and execution of your multi-day or wedding weekend celebration off your plate! We can assist with your rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, welcome events, and much more.
Do you have ideas on how to make my wedding special, unique, and memorable?
Boy, do we ever! We love creating extraordinary wedding celebrations that stand out from the clutter of all the other weddings. We stay up-to-date with what’s current in the wedding industry so we can offer creative and unique ideas for your wedding. And our processes allow us to get to know you so we can create a special celebration authentic to your personality, likes, and desires.
Will we lose control of the wedding if we hire A Daydream Wedding?
Absolutely not! We are here to help and guide you through the planning process, not to take over. We will give you as much, or as little, help as you would like. We’ll provide advice and feedback to ensure everything goes smoothly, but the wedding will be designed and executed with YOUR vision, style, and personality in mind, not ours.
My Maid of Honor is worried that you will boss everyone around on the wedding day. Is that what will happen?
Heavens no, that is not the way we operate! We want you to have a beautiful and memorable wedding day and we work as a team with your other vendors to create it for you. As for the wedding party, we are there to guide them, help them, and answer their questions, not to boss them around. We believe in fun and stress-free weddings for everyone involved!
You’re going to be busy with engagement parties, wedding showers, trying on wedding gowns, and planning your honeymoon. So let us worry about keeping the planning and details on track throughout the process.
Is there anything else we should know about A Daydream Wedding?
At A Daydream Wedding, we take the time to get to know you, your personalities, interests, and desires. We also help you to define your wedding goals and vision. Then we get to work. We begin by creating a custom task list and schedule to keep you on track during the planning process. We also create a custom wedding budget for you. We work hard to make sure you get the most for your money, striving to come in below your budget. We recommend vendors that we trust, have a history of working with, consistently provide amazing service. Many offer discounts or complimentary upgrades, which we always pass on to you.
We have a few more questions before getting started. Can we call or email you to discuss this further?
Yes. Feel free to call me at 916-320-5080 or shoot me an email at Stephanie@ADaydreamWedding.com at any time. I can’t wait to hear from you!