Urban Vogue Weddings » Blog

Frequently Asked Questions

What can a wedding planner do for me?

As a newly engaged couple, you may be both excited and slightly overwhelmed as you start to plan your upcoming wedding day.  Life is too short and marriage is too special to plan a wedding on your own.  A wedding planner is gift to yourself, as we offer expert recommendations and direction, creative ideas, negotiating power, and keep your party in full swing. We are always looking out in your best interest, to save you time, money and stress. You may have questions on how to stick to a budget, pull together inspiration for a theme, how to choose reputable vendors, or just being a filter and sounding board for all your ideas.  Most people are shocked to learn that it takes an average of 250 hours to plan a wedding!  No longer just for celebrities, it is becoming more popular for Canadian couples to hire a Planner (1 in every 5 couples in 2010 according to WeddingBells magazine), as there are greater demands in our busy lives. Having a certified professional to guide the process can provide you a relaxing and joyful engagement, as well as stress-free wedding day. Let us orchestrate the details, so that you can be a “guest” at your own wedding and most importantly focus on starting your new life together with your loved one.

Why hire Urban Vogue over another planning company?

Just as each couple is unique, we believe each planner has their own personality and style.  At UV, you have the added advantage of TWO lead wedding planners. That means we bring our combined experience, different perspectives and ideas to the table, as we work together to create a vision that suits your tastes. We always recommend meeting with our clients, so that we get to know each other before deciding if we are suited for you and your vision.  So give us a ring or drop us an email, we would be happy to meet you for a coffee and see if we are the right planner for you!

Are you a certified planner?

Both Joyce and Samantha are certified and active alumni members of the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC). All of our Assistants are also WPIC certified and go through a careful screening process, as we work with only the best and reliable in the business. By staying on top of the latest wedding trends in the industry, we never stop learning and endeavor to grow by attending regular networking events, conferences, and seminars, with which we pass our knowledge on to our clients.

Do you have an Emergency Kit?

You bet we’ve got you covered! We carry everything that you may need in an emergency on your wedding day, ranging from quick fixes and extra beauty products or items that may have been forgotten. Ask us about it – we would love to show you!

How do you tailor the vendors you recommend?

All of our vendors are referred solely on merit, based on their professionalism, reliability, and quality of service, and our previous experience working with them. We select vendors most suited to our clients’ budget range and tastes.

Why do you custom quote on services?

While our packages are conveniently classified based on your level of planning needs, we provide a custom quote depending on how much assistance you require. It could be a little inspiration along the way if you get stumped, a specific detail you need advice on, or our comprehensive planning and designing service.

If you become unavailable on our wedding day, do you have a backup?

At Urban Vogue, you can rest assured we have TWO in-house lead wedding planners to take care of all your needs on the big day. Most commonly, one of us assists the other. As a true professional, we are always prepared!  Should the situation arise where one becomes unavailable, we have a go-to network of trusted WPIC certified wedding coordinators in the city and throughout Canada that would be able to fill the assistant role.

What happens if my event is outside of Calgary?

We are more than happy to travel wherever your love takes you! For weddings and events outside of Calgary city limits, we charge a custom quoted travel fee (Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, B.C., and international destinations).