You should look to select a wedding planner about 18 months in advance of your desired date. Venues begin to reserve dates around 14 months in advance. Vendors such as photographers and entertainment begin booking out a year in advance. A planner should begin your venue search process as early as possible! That's not to say a wonderful wedding can't be planned in less time (our record for fastest planning is 3 months).
Yes, we do. This is because there are elements of planning and design that are greatly impacted by the venue chosen. You'll want a planners expertise with the venue search.
The answer to this question depends on many of the details. The short answer is that we typically work with weddings that can invest at least $1,000+ per guest. Depending on the wedding, we sometimes charged a flat fee or a % of an overall spend.
This is a question that is hard to answer in a text box. The short answer is that we are advocates, investment managers, vendor relationship architects, therapists, expert guidance providers and confidants. The long answer involves taking you through the tedious process of planning one of the largest events in your life with a calm and assured ease.
We used to! We no longer offer this service. Ness Events now focuses solely on full planning and design for our couples, allowing us to truly create an immersive and unique experience, presenting a couple with dedicated and full service attention.