frequently asked questions

Why hire a wedding or event planner?

Planning for a wedding or special event can be a truly exciting time, however there are so many details that go into making a beautiful event run smoothly. With a busy career and personal life it can be difficult for couples to find the time and resources needed for such a task. Simply Stunning Events has the knowledge and experience needed to locate the most reputable vendors, negotiate prices and contracts, handle the myriad of details, and greatly reduce stress throughout the planning process. Most of our clients tell us that hiring a wedding planner was the best investment they made for their wedding.

Can I afford a planner?

Yes! A wedding planner is part of your budget, not an added expense. Whether your budget is $20,000 or $200,000, we will work with you to produce a fantastic event, including the planning fee, all within your budget.

How do you charge?

We offer a range of wedding and event planning and design packages based on the level of involvement our clients seek. Please visit the Weddings, Social Events, or Mitzvahs pages for more detailed information. Fees are never charged based on a budget as that would not reward us for saving you money.

Is this your full time job?

Sure is! This allows me (Kristin) to be available when it’s most convenient for our clients for consultations and vendor appointments and to give our clients the time and attention they deserve. This is not a hobby or side-job, it is my professional career. Frankly, I don’t know how any planner or coordinator can do this part-time, it really is a 50+ hour per week job.

What separates you from other wedding planners?

Simply put, we are experienced professionals who love have fun and create amazing events for our clients. We have planned and coordinated over 90 weddings and events to-date and managed guest lists from 40 to 400 and budgets from $10,000 to more than $300,000. We believe in a detailed, up-front approach to the planning process all while having a good time. Vendors often tell us that they love working with our team because we are on top of every detail and keep everything running smoothly, yet remain calm, enthusiastic and personable. We only take a limited number of events per year so that we can give each of our clients the time and attention they deserve. Simply Stunning Events carries a Tennessee business license and $2,000,000 in general liability insurance. We also have a wonderful team of event assistants that work very hard to help make each event a success.

Do you receive special discounts from vendors?

We work with a variety of talented wedding professionals and over the years have established solid relationships with many of them. Occasionally vendors will pass along an exclusive deal or extra service to our clients only, but it depends on many circumstances. We also receive discounts with many event rental and linen companies which we pass along to our clients. Lastly, we never accept kick-backs or commissions for any of the vendors we recommend as we feel it is an unethical practice.

How soon should I book your services?

It depends on the month of your event. We usually fill dates in the more popular wedding months of May, June, September, and October anywhere from 6-14 months in advance, however your date may still be open. Contact us today to check availability.

Will you bring an assistant to the event?

At Simply Stunning Events we are a team of planners, coordinators, and assistants (I could never do this job alone). Two event assistants are included in every planning package. For larger weddings over 200 guests or weddings with complicated logistics such as large rental orders and large distances between venues we do require additional team members. You can read more about the rest of the Simply Stunning team on the About page.

Are you willing to travel?

Absolutely! Additional fees may apply to cover travel expenses. Warm climates preferred! (we’re kidding, we will gladly travel anywhere you want us to go).

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