Working With One Of Connie's Associates
With the growth of my business and addition of Officiating Services, I have been *BLESSED* with the problem that is that I can only book myself so often :) Summer Saturdays and long weekends especially are the first dates to go! Hence, I recommend potential clients looking to work with me direct to book 1+ year in advance!
Short of finding a way to clone myself so I can be in multiple places at once; after a lot of deliberation and planning I am *EXCITED* to announce that I have now taken on 3 associates under the Perfectly Planned Parties brand to join my team; effective the 2019 Wedding Season.
If you have been offered one of my associates as an option for your special day, this Blog contains all that you need to know to put your mind at ease that you are still getting the full PPP experience!
HOW IT WORKS
When I am not personally available to service your event; you will be offered the option of working instead with one of my associates for your Day of Event Coordination needs. I currently have 3 associates that work with me: Madison, Marita & Annie. Each of them have a vast portfolio of experience. Rest assured, you are working with professionals!
You will be sent my associates' bios once I have confirmed their availability and interest in your project. You can feel free to persue those as you will and let me know who you would be interested in working with. All of my associates offer a free meet and greet phone call / Facetime call or possibly an in person meeting in their area so that you can be rest assured there is a good CLICK!. At PPP, we pride ourselves on a GOOD FIT and want you to make the most comfortable decision.
You Still Work With Connie!
Leading up to your special day, I will still be your primary point of contact for all the planning of the little bells and whistles. You will still work with me for ongoing consultation, questions, concerns, advice and also for your document creation. This is a FREE service I provide to all my Day Of Coordination only clients so as to ensure that we have the most streamlined plans for your special day. Quick phone calls, emails, facebook messages, texts etc. are ALWAYS WELCOMED!
Approx. 1 month prior to your wedding date, we will finalize all your wedding documents that we have worked on and a complete digest of all details will be transferred in knowledge by me to my associates. Sometimes clients are still working out their details at this point in the planning process. If so, that's ok! We will still get those details to your DOC. It's normal for clients to still be having finalizing meetings with vendors etc. even the week of their special day.
You and my associate (your Day Of Coordinator), will further have a phone / Face Time / in person meeting to rest assure that everyone is on the same page. All documents are shared on a google drive for the group so everyone always has the most up to date version.
The day of your event, your Day of Coordinator is the associate selected. She has contact with me the entire night (as I am generally working a different event). She will run your event as agreed upon; however we have the collaborative benefit of the TEAM knowledge and feedback; should anything unique come up for a second opinion.
Contracting & Billing
Your event contract and agreement is with PPP direct. Not with the associate. The Associates are sub contracted staff under the PPP brand. Bookings are still via my website and payments are direct to PPP. My general policies apply.
Should you wish to tip your Day of Coordinator, we suggest that you do so in cash the night of your event, direct to the associate. Gratuities are appreciated for exceptional service and are entirely kept by your DOC.
The wonderful thing about the TEAM concept is that, should the very unlikely event occur where any of us are ill; we ALL act as a back up to each other! This has literally NEVER HAPPENED where we had to cover each other because one of us was sick; however its great to know that we have each other if needed :)