frequently asked questions


what is a wedding consultant?

A bridal or wedding consultant is a professional whose training, expertise and contacts will help make your weddings as close to perfect as it possibly can be - and let you relax and enjoy your wedding.


do I need a wedding consultant?

A professional wedding consultant will be a distinct asset as you plan your wedding. Wouldn't it be nice to spend time with your fiancé and your families, rather than worrying about all the details of your special day? In addition to helping make your wedding dreams come true within your budget - and perhaps saving you from costly mistakes - we will save you time. With so many brides and their parents working, we can handle much of the time-consuming, detailed planning for your wedding. As an unbiased third party, we can also help smooth all of those complex relationships in a modern family. You save time, reduce stress and concentrate on having fun as your wedding approaches. We will take care of the details, leaving you to simply enjoy the experience. And, on the wedding day, you can shine as the star, while we work behind the scene to make it all happen.  


can I afford a bridal consultant?

A wedding consultant should be part of your budget, not an extra expense. In fact, you often save money because we suggest less expensive alternatives that still enhance your wedding. We can often obtain discounts from suppliers. Above all, we will work with you to produce your dream wedding, all within your budget.


do I need a contract with my consultant?

You should have some agreement in writing. A full contract is always supplied with every wedding we do at The Wedding Planner. It spells out exactly what we will do, as well as fees and a payment schedule.


when and how do we pay the fees?

Packages require a 50% retainer at contract signing, a second payment due midway between contract signing and the wedding day, and the final payment is due before the wedding. Consulting fees are paid in advance at contract signing. The Wedding Planner accepts visa, mastercard and cheques.


won't a wedding consultant want to run the whole show?

We will work with you, handling as much or as little of your wedding as you want. After all, it is your wedding. We are here to help you and your family - and make the day perfect.


why can't I do the planning myself?

You certainly can do the planning yourself, and that sometimes is part of the fun. But, it can also be a hassle, checking out many sources for each vendor, making sure all the details are in place and worrying about whether you're getting the best deal - and whether everything will turn out all right. We have the training and experience to make it all work, while you relax.


how can I tell if a bridal consultant is providing a quality vendor?

Our reputation - and future business - depends on the quality of the services, including vendors, you receive. We are committed to providing the best possible wedding for the lowest possible cost. Besides, you are working with a budget, so our job is to keep you on budget. A satisfied bride is our best advertisement. So, it is to our benefit to recommend the best vendors for your budget.


how can I tell if a consultant is reputable?

The Wedding Planner, inc. is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the International Special Events Society (ISES). All ABC and ISES members agree to uphold a Code of Ethics and Standards of Membership. Be sure to ask any consultant during the interview what kind of education and experience they have. The designation 'Professional Bridal Consultant' is awarded to Association members who have completed the Professional Development Program.


what code of ethics does a member of ISES follow?

   ●promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within

      the profession of the special events industry while maintaining the

      highest standards of professional conduct.
   ●strive for excellence in all aspects of our profession by performing

      consistently at or above acceptable industry standards.
   ●use only legal and ethical means in all industry negotiations

      and activities.
   ●protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and

      promote all practices which bring respect and credit to

      the profession.
   ●provide truthful and accurate information with respect to the

      performance of duties. Use a written contract clearly stating all

      charges, services, products, performance expectations

      and other essential information.
   ●commit to increase professional growth and knowledge, to

      attend educational programs and to personally contribute expertise

      to meetings and journals.
   ●strive to cooperate with colleagues, suppliers, employees,

       employers and all persons supervised, in order to

      provide the highest quality service at every level.


what code of ethics does a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants follow?

   ● represent each client fairly and honestly, providing all agreed-to

        services in a timely and cost efficient manner

   ● use honest, factual advertising

   ● deal with employees and clients fairly, in an unbiased manner

   ● operate an establishment that is a credit to the community

   ● disclose to clients any payments received from suppliers


why should you hire the wedding planner, inc.?

We have 20 years of experience in planning weddings and events - from high budget wedding extravaganzas to hosting intimate small weddings. We have helped create a wide array of events, including inter-faith and multi-cultural weddings. At The Wedding Planner, we are committed to your happiness and ensuring that everything on your wedding day reflects your style, your relationship, your sensibilities, and your sense of spirit.




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