more questions about the process

Below are the most common questions we get from our couples. We’ve also provided wedding planning advice in our Ask Amber series. If these don’t answer your questions, feel free to reach out, we’d love to connect!

WHAT ARE OH MY OCCASIONS®?

There are in-between moments that are unscripted, unplanned, raw, and real. Those are the “oh my” occasions we live for. Embrace the moment. Embrace each other. Embrace your unique story.

Above anything else, we want to know your story. Every couple has their own unique adventure and beginning to when they fell in love. We want to make sure your story shines through on your special day. One of our favorite parts of the process is meeting you for the first time. Getting to know what is important to you allows us to create a wedding as beautiful as your love story. When it comes to the event management side, we do much more than coordinate timelines and vendors. We truly go above and beyond to provide an “Oh My” reaction all day long!

From custom sketches that conceptualize your design vision to choosing the best vendors for your style, budget, and personality. Then on wedding day, we make sure your bridal suite is stocked with food and beverages to keep your energy high for the rest of the day, then do a deep clean of your bridal suite to ensure your getting ready pictures are free of miscellaneous items like remote controls and menus.

While making sure our couples are taken care of, we manage the logistics of the event space. We are constantly fielding vendor calls, reviewing floor plans, and triple checking that no detail is left unaddressed.

WATCH how the Oh My Occasions® experience sets your event apart from any other!

The focus on your wedding day should be on you and your fiancé. We’ve handled wrong cakes being delivered, buttons popping off tuxedos, and full out tantrums thrown by flower girls (and sometimes other guests!) Although a wedding planner is a luxury and an investment, we handle all the details, and all of the hiccups. We come fully prepared so you don’t have to! A full service planner, or even a day of coordinator has the job of directing vendors and handling any last minute problems so you never have to know anything went wrong. A wedding planner addresses the issue and fixes the problem while the bride, groom and family enjoy the day.

Venue coordinators or venue-provided planners can be very helpful in your planning process. Their involvement is limited to venue-related priorities. This means that depending on the contract you have with the venue, your coordinator will be in charge of room setup, bar and menu decisions, and specific details involving your servers and banquet staff. Some venues may additionally provide you with a list of their preferred vendors, however these individuals or companies are not selected on your behalf  or with your personality, budget, and style in mind. Ultimately, the venue coordinator works directly for the venue, not for you. A wedding planner provides services beyond venue-specific areas. From styling, design, and logistics coordination, to providing you with the very best team for your specific event details and personal preferences, YOU are the priority of Oh My Occasions.

Yes! For couples who prefer to take an active role in planning their events, we offer Partial Planning and wedding Management collections that allow us to get involved later in the process. When choosing our Management Collection, you can expect to touch base with us about 2 months prior to your event. This allows you to finalize your vendor selections and wedding details on your own with the confidence that everything will be taken care of on your event day!

With our Luxe and Complete Collections, our full service clients are still involved in the planning process. We listen to you when you tell us how involved you’d like to be. Maybe you want to me updated by email every week or you’d rather touch base in person every other month. We adjust our communication to however best suits you.

As a wedding planner specializing in events throughout South Florida, we’ve worked with some of the best vendors in the industry. We work with these vendors frequently, so we know who to contact to work within your budget, style, and venue location. We help you narrow down your vendor selections based on your budget BEFORE you get struck with sticker shock. As a certified, insured, and licensed company, we can also extend our industry discount to clients. We can give advice when a bridesmaid behaves badly or when you’re frustrated with making your table assignments. Since we get to know your personalities early on, we’ll help with menu selections, design concept, and invitation wording that is “so you”! We’re here to help make this planning process easier!

Planners put hours and hours of work into your event. We do extensive research. We negotiate. We budget. We design. We negotiate some more. We drive to and from site visits. We have late nights adjusting your floor plan or weekends away from family. Plus we do it all with a smile. We schedule and attend meeting after meeting to select your linens, papery, menu items, flowers, and more…. then we do it all over again until you are happy. We are certified professionals in the event industry. Your family and friends should be right by your side, laughing and enjoying every minute of your special occasion. A planner is the best investment you can make for your big day.

The answer to this question depends on the type of planner you are looking for. If you need someone to walk you through every step of the process, you’ll need the Luxe or Complete Collection. You can contact us as soon as you get engaged and we will be happy to provide complete guidance. The majority of our full service clients book with us about 10-14 months before their wedding date. If you’d like to book your vendors without a planner, then you’ll best benefit from the Partial or Management collection. 

We have Luxe, Complete, Partial, Management, and A La Carte collections available. You can read more about our services HERE 

A base price is created based on several factors including guest count, wedding party size, event end times, location(s), and more. All collections begin at a base price reflective of specific event logistics and details. Any need for services that go beyond those stipulations including extended hours, additional assistant(s), supplementary services, or multiple locations is subject to a additional charges discussed with you prior to booking. Each collection is created for different phases of event planning and the ultimate custom price is calculated by the time and services needed to execute your event seamlessly. We determine the overall cost based on details you provide to us.

Base Price:
- guest count up to 150
- getting ready, ceremony, and reception taking place at the same location
- event end time before midnight
- venue location within 50 mile roundtrip radius from Oh My Occasions headquarters
- wedding party size no larger than 10 (bridesmaids + groomsman)

We happily take on events with larger guest counts, huge wedding parties, multiple locations, later end times, and even out of state weddings! If you don’t meet the criteria for base pricing, it just means we take into consideration your specific event details when quoting your custom price.

Wedding planning package pricing increases annually, by season, and during holidays.