Our Difference – FAQ

Planning the wedding of your dreams is our job.

Based in the Lower Mainland, Glass Slipper Event Planning is a boutique event planning company specializing in weddings, special events, & event styling.

Want to know more about working with us, our process, our packages and our team?  We put together this FAQ below.

  1. Is there a fee for a consultation & what is included in the consultation?
    All couples interested in our wedding planning services receive
    a complimentary consultation. This meeting is typically 60-90 minutes in
    length and an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for me
    to learn more about your wedding planning needs, allow you to ask lots
    of questions and then we can share with you with package or additional
    services will be best based on your needs. Additional meetings depend
    on the package or service you choose.
  2. How many people do you have on your team?
    Our team is made up of 8 people. Stephanie, is the owner and principal planner
    you will meet at your consultation. She manages our partial and full planning clients as well as select month-of coordination clients. Tisha, handles our month-of coordination clients and we have a team of six additional staff who help with everything from day-of
    assistance, set-up and take down and even bartending.
  3. How many weddings do you take on per year?
    In order to build trust and a relationship with our clients as well as ensure quality service to each client, we only take on a select number of weddings per year which ranges from 20-30 depending on dates, team member’s availability and the coordination and time involved in each.
  4. What is the average budget for clients you work with?
    Average wedding budgets for our clients vary but typically in the $25,000-$75,000 range. It really varies depending on guest count, venue and overall vision. Some of our favourite weddings have taken place in a back yard of a family property.
  5. What vendors do you work with? Do you have favourites you work with and will you go outside of that list?
    We have a preferred vendor list of select wedding industry professionals we trust to delivery quality product and service to our clients. However, we are always open to clients sourcing their own vendors and are happy to make recommendations on services off our preferred vendor list as well.
  6. What are the benefits of hiring you to help me plan my wedding?
    We are an established wedding planning company in the Lower Mainland with a team of amazing and passionate individuals who want to help make your day amazing.
    Although this is likely your first wedding, it’s not our first. We have years of experience across our team and each bring unique backgrounds and sets of experience and expertise. We are here to save you time and stress. We are here to lean on for creative ideas or resources. We are logistics wizards who love a challenge. Each package includes meetings to provide guidance
    throughout the planning process and unlimited phone and email communication. We aren’t charging you for every question you have and can be as hands on or hands off as
    you want. There really isn’t much we haven’t done or helped take care of related to the planning process and wedding weekend, so ask away! On the event day, we have your back. Any issues that come up, we do our best to make sure you don’t even know that anything has happened and it’s taken care of before you even notice. We are connected in the wedding industry so can be a great resource for sourcing vendors who work within your budget and
    vision. Lastly, because we love weddings, our clients & what we do, we genuinely want to get to know you and be a friend throughout this process. We are here to listen to you
    about your crazy family member or the bridesmaid that doesn’t like the colour of the dress… we got you! If after this planning process, we go for wine and have a great a laugh about all the fun we had throughout the process we would LOVE that! (oh and we LOVE baby photos, just sayin’)
  7. Will you coordinate delivery, arrival and set up times with the photographer, the florist, the musicians and the caterer/banquet manager?
    Yes, vendor management is included in each of our three planning packages. Communication with these vendors is not just on the day- of but leading up to the event where we reach out, touch base with them, confirm arrival time and also provide them with the wedding day itinerary. Partial planning and full planning packages can even include meetings with these vendors in advance, whether in the booking process or closer to the wedding.
  8. Do you do planning for weddings outside of the Lower Mainland? How do you structure your fees or pricing for Destination Weddings?
    Yes, we plan weddings out of the Lower Mainland and have workedin Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast, Kelowna and Osoyoos. We recommend partial planning or full planning packages for most of our destination weddings as typically more meetings/site visits are involved. However, package pricing is the same, with travel and accommodation fees in addition to the package price.
  9. What are the differences in the types of packages you offer, such as full-planning, partial or month-of? The difference between the three packages is really the amount of hours and level of support and resources needed. If you are a hands-on bride who wants to be completely involved in every step of the planning process, you are organized and can dedicate 3-4 hours per week (and more closer to the wedding) then you likely only need the month-of package. However, if you already have a busy life with work or personal life, live out of town or just don’t know where to start with the planning process then the partial or full planning package is probably better for you.
  10. Do you have any décor items you rent or would you handle rentals?
    We have décor items such as vases, candles, chargers, lanterns and other small décor items. We have a decorator on our team to be able to provide clients with an in-house décor option for linens and chair covers. If there are items not included in our inventory, we can assist with sourcing rentals as part of our décor & design package or in some packages this could be
    included as part of your vendor management services.
  11. How often would we meet to discuss my wedding?
    The number of meetings depend on the package you select. Each package can also be customized to add additional meetings or support if needed.
  12. How far in advance should we book your team?
    Usually 6-12 months out from the wedding date is common for month-of coordination packages and for full or partial planning usually a bit longer like 12-18 months.
  13. What do you require for deposit and payment for services?
    To secure the date, we require a 25% deposit which can be paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer.
  14. What happens if you’re sick or otherwise unable to be there on the day of our wedding?
    While in 8 years of running my business this has never happened, but, you just never know so it’s always good to have a Plan B. We have 3 members on our team who can manage and lead day-of coordination should something happen to one of them the others would step in as a back up. All our clients files including itineraries are saved on our Google Drive so all team members and vendors have access if needed. This is also why we do not book too many weddings in a season to ensure there is always one of our team free to jump in if needed. Finally, in addition to our team, we have great relationships with many other local wedding and events planners who we would be confident to hand over the reigns to if there was ever a problem or issue that came up. The wedding industry is a community and we have seen that more than ever this past year. We are confident there would be an expert able to take on your day if needed.

2022 Wedding Bookings Now Open

Hello Recently Engaged Couples! We are excited to announce our 2022 calendar is now open for new bookings and we would love to be a part of making your wedding day special! We also still have some select 2021 dates available.

The booking process:

  1. Review our list of packages. We also have created intimate wedding packages for 2021/2022 couples with under 50 guests for a reduced rate. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, just send us an email.
  2. Send us an email with your wedding date, wedding details/vision and what your looking for to info@glassslippereventplanning.com and we’ll set up a complimentary consultation.
  3. Complimentary consultation: This is an opportunity for us to find out more about you as a couple, your vision, your style and also for you to find out more about us and if you think we are a good fit.
  4. Following the consultation, should you choose to book with us, we’ll put together an invoice and a contract. A 25% deposit is due to secure your date.
  5. Once we received a signed copy of the contract and the 25% deposit, the services booked can begin. To start, we create a Google Drive folder for you where we upload wedding resources such as our wedding planning checklist, budget planning spreadsheet and important questions to ask when booking wedding vendors. The Google Drive folder is also a place to store important wedding documents you want to share with us such as contracts.

Additional wedding planning resources for newly engaged couples:

Planning your wedding during a pandemic

How to Prep for Wedding Vendor Meetings

10 Things To Do Once You Get Engaged

Our 5 Favourite Lower Mainland Wedding Venues

Ready to schedule a consultation? Email us to book a complimentary consultation.

 

Date Night at Home Packages

We are so excited to announce the launch of our Date Night at Home packages. Make the most of being together at home. Our packages are the perfect way to create something special in the comfort of your own home. Are you a past or current GSEP client? You will receive 10% off your booking.

Date Night Theme Packages

  • Boho picnic
  • Simplistic
  • Festive
  • Luxe (+$20.00)

All date night packages include a small charcuterie board, tablecloth or table runner, accent table décor and small tapas plates.

$90.00 +gst

Delivery within the Lower Mainland is included. Add set up for $50.00.

Upgrade your package by adding dinner for two, bouquet or floral arrangement, wine or craft beer or dessert tray.

Celebration Date Night Package

  • Birthday

Package includes medium size bouquet or floral arrangement, balloons, 2 cupcakes, a small charcuterie board, tablecloth, table runner, accent table décor, set of dinner plates, cutlery and glassware.

$175.00

  • Anniversary

Package includes medium bouquet or floral arrangement, dessert tray, sparkling wine, a small charcuterie board, tablecloth, table runner, accent table décor, set of dinner plates, cutlery and glassware.

$200.00

Delivery within the Lower Mainland is included. Add set up for $50.00.

Upgrade your package by adding dinner for two, bouquet or floral arrangement, wine or craft beer or dessert tray.

Proposal

Wow your fiancé-to-be with a special proposal at home!

We’ll arrange for dinner for two to be delivered to your home and we’ll come and set up the space.

Package includes rose petals and candles, bouquet or floral arrangement, dessert tray, sparkling wine, a charcuterie board, tablecloth, table runner, accent table décor, set of dinner plates, cutlery and glassware.

Add on’s: Live music, photographer, additional decor

Starting at $350.00. Package pricing is dependent on dinner menu and add on’s.

Important: Date Night at Home Set up Details:

The health and safety of our team and our clients is of utmost importance to us. For set up, we ask to be provided with a floor space or dining table to set up the décor. We ask that while we are in your home you keep your distance. Our team will wear a mask while set up is home.

Clean up services are not provided, following your date, we ask you to scrap & rinse any glassware and place in the dirty bin and all other décor can be place back into the décor Tupperware bin. Please place bins outside your front door for retrieval the following day.

Interested in booking? Complete our booking form here .

Planning your wedding during a pandemic

Well there is six words we never ever thought we have to say until 2020. Our clients are at the heart if EVERYTHING we do and we are feeling for them and everyone else trying to navigate planning a wedding during this difficult and uncertain time. We are also feeling for the wedding and event industry and hoping things will recover soon for the many businesses affected.

There are many things to consider when planning your wedding during a pandemic. The health restrictions and guidelines and guidelines seem to change weekly so first thing is to keep up with them or hire vendors you trust to keep you informed as things change. Here are a few key things to consider when planning your wedding for 2021.

  1. Discuss your wedding priorities with your partner (and families). Do you want a big reception with 200 guests, do you have your mind set on a dream venue, do you have guests travelling in? If restrictions are still in place by this summer and look similar to last summer, would you go ahead with a smaller guest list?
  2. Intimate or postpone – Before you cancel all together, consider reducing the guestlist and having an intimate wedding or elopement. If the guest list is important to you and would be above the current guidelines, then you should consider postponing. While we can’t predict what 2021 will bring, at this point, guidelines and travel restrictions/regulations are likely to remain until the spring. If you want a 200 person celebration, you should consider moving to 2022. If you plan to move to 2022, I would recommend doing that soon as many venues and vendors have already opened their calendars for booking.
  3. Discuss plans with your venue and vendors. The wedding industry has been dealing with this since March and your venue and vendors may be able to add perspective that could be helpful. They can also work with you to create a back up plan if needed and by keeping in the loop, you have a better chance of not losing out on a deposit or them being available should your date need to change.
  4. Consider your guest list. Do you have friends or loved one traveling from other countries or do you have loved ones like grandparents who may be more at risk. Is there a way to include them virtually? Also if you already had postponed your wedding from 2020, to 2021, your guests would likely love to hear an update (if Aunt Carol hasn’t already called you 20 times to ask lol)
  5. Finally, I know it’s  shameless plug, but consider hiring a wedding planner who can help guide and support you through this process and help you make decisions looking after your best interest. A wedding planner can also help you work with all your vendors and venue as you navigate the changing landscape and ensure to put your best interests first. Finally, professional wedding planners will be up to date on all the guidelines to ensure all the rules and regulations are being followed.

We are here for you and happy to help you navigate through this! Whether you are recently engaged or have already postponed your 2020 wedding, we’re here to support you.

Looking to plan an intimate wedding in 2021? We have created a special intimate wedding package, email us at info@glassslippereventplanning.com to inquire and set up a complimentary consultation.

Important Update For 2021 & 2022 Couples

Dear Recently Engaged Couples,

We are continuing to closely monitor the province’s COVID health & safety guidelines as they relate to events and gatherings. To ensure we have availability to serve our current clients should their plans have to change for Fall 2020 and 2021, we are only taking on a small number of new inquiries with a focus on referrals and will be holding off on opening new bookings for 2022 until January. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

How to Honour Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is something so special. It can be hard to imagine it without the ones in your life who have come and gone. Today we are going to be sharing with you some ways you can honour your loved ones at your wedding. Just because they aren’t here, does not mean they can’t be there with you on you special day.

 

1. Create a photo board to represent your loved ones with a special message:

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2. Keep them close to your heart on your wedding day:

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3. Find your favourite portrait of them and seat the photo at your ceremony:

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4. Light a candle for all who have passed:

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5. Finally, hold your loved ones close to you:

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Your loved ones may be gone, but they are never forgotten. Celebrate their memory on your wedding day while you celebrate your new love.