Are you qualified?
Absolutely. Jess holds a Bachelor of Business (Events Management) and a Diploma in Floristry. We also keep up to date by attending industry networking events and being on top of all the latest trends and new suppliers so that you only get the best and freshest ideas going around.
Do you charge for a first consultation?
No, the first consultation is free and of no obligation. Your wedding or event is a big deal to us and personal for you so we like to meet first to ensure you are comfortable and 100% confident before you commit to anything. Having the right ‘fit’is so important in choosing the right event planner. We like to get to know you as equally as you would like to know us. We would love to meet you (and anyone you bring along for the ride). Give us a call or drop us an email to arrange a time and place suitable to discuss how we can help.
Why should we engage Cherry Soda Events?
We live and breathe events, we’re professional, we know our stuff, we love what we do but most importantly, we want to make your event stress free and bring all your visions to life. We go above and beyond the standard and think outside the box. Check out our testimonials to hear from some of our happy couples.
Are we restricted to using certain suppliers when we engage you?
Absolutely not! Every wedding and event is unique and we personalise it to be just that. While we have great relationships with our preferred suppliers we know that they won’t always fit with every event we manage. Every wedding or event we plan we tailor it to suit you and research, source suppliers and create ideas specific to your brief.
Is a wedding or event planner an added expense?
You should think of a planner as an investment! So many clients dismiss the idea of hiring a wedding planner, event planner or stylist as they think it will be out of their budget. This is a big misconception. A planner will not only save you time but they know the industry and what suppliers are trustworthy, can negotiate amazing deals saving you money, manage your budget so you don’t blow out, plus making sure the whole process runs smoothly leaving no stone unturned and overseeing the whole event.
Do you do floral design in-house?
Yes we do! We love our floral pretties. As well as having a team of stylists to help make your event awesome we are also florists and do everything in-house ourselves. The stylist that you work with for your event is the one that will manage and create all the florals to make sure they come together as planned.
What are your terms and conditions of hire?
- We have a $100 minimum order for hire items
- A $100 deposit is required for hire items with the balance due one week prior to your event
- Delivery/pickup and setup costs are additional. Cost varies depending on the location and restrictions and are charged on the required labour.
- Damage waiver fee is applicable on all hire items and calculated based on the total hire cost.
What is your cancellation policy?
We understand sometimes that you may need to change the date of your event or even cancel. We will accommodate for any changes of date if it is available. Upon cancellation you will forfeit any deposit or progressive monies paid.
My venue provides a wedding coordinator. Do I still need a wedding planner?
Your venue coordinator will only provide assistance specific to their venue, such as a floor plan, creating the reception run sheet for food service, menu choices etc. The venue coordinator does not provide assistance with all the other details of your wedding. A Cherry Soda Events wedding planner will be there with you from the very start of your event right through to the end to ensure every element comes together as it should. As your wedding planner we will be the point of contact for all suppliers and manage enquires so that you don’t have to worry about anything (or forget any important details). We will also be there on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly including the little details like making sure you and your bridesmaids walk down the aisle on cue, helping grandma to her VIP seat, nudging the MC when it’s his time to speak and generally overseeing the running of the event.
Do you have a minimum spend with weddings or events?
No. Every wedding and event is so different from the next. You may be having a small intimate event or a lavish wedding, and we love to work with everyone. We find it a little silly when wedding planners and stylist demand a minimum spend before they will work with you. We will work with your budget or help you work out what a realistic budget is with your vision.
Do you destination and interstate weddings?
Yes. We love destination weddings! Whether it be Sydney, Bali, London or beautiful Santorini we will travel anywhere. Organising a destination wedding is daunting and very time consuming. Contact us for a chat and we will design a package around you.
Do you charge for expenses or travel?
With the exception of hire items and costs for destination weddings, all travel expenses and costs for emails, phone calls etc are all inclusive in your chosen package and provided quotation. This ensures there’s no nasty surprises at the end of your event and you can be at ease knowing we will have unlimited communication. Send us as many emails as you want – we’re here to help!