QUESTIONS + ANSWERS
Q: What is the difference between a full service Design client and a Design rental?
A: A full service design client entails hiring a designer and event crew. The designer will help come up with the concept, create a design board, make suggestions, shop, source, etc. The event crew will arrive to your venue at the agreed upon time to set up and decorate your space. The crew will return at the end of the event to remove all of the items Bliss Events provided. A rental client is typically looking to hand pick a few items from our website or showroom, pick them up the week of the event, and returning the items to our offices on the following work day. If you find yourself in between these two services, let us know and we will see how we can help!
Q: On the day of the event, will you oversee the entire event by supervising vendors, troubleshooting emergencies, and soothing nerves?
A: We are always on site and present for our full service coordination clients! For these clients, we have helped with the planning process for upwards of a year, and we have been communicating with your vendors during that time to ensure a smooth event day. Each planner arrives with her emergency kit and is supported by a team in case of any need! We are accustomed to holding hands, dresses, and bouquets for our clients, and we can’t wait to be there for you.
Q: Can you explain the difference between a “Day of Coordinator and a Full Service Planner?”
A: A Day of Coordinator is for a special type of client who prefers to take care of all of the planning leading up to the event day. This client will hand over all information just prior to the event, so that a Day of Coordinator can execute those wishes on the event day. A Full Service Planner meets with clients anywhere from 3-18 months prior to the event, and will guide the client through the planning process. This process includes meetings to discuss vision, budget, vendors, timeline, contracts, design, etc. as well as executing your event day. Full service clients can expect to spend their wedding day focused on getting married, with the confidence to know we can make decisions and allow you to be the Bride.
Q: Can you name the best and most original locations or vendors in the area?
A: Yes! We want to understand your personality, style, price point, unique needs, date, so that we can make the best recommendation for YOU. Our extensive list of professional vendors covers every category and includes a variety of price ranges.
Q: How will you help me to stay within my event budget?
A: We understand that each client has a different amount they are comfortable spending on their event, and we are committed to working within the financial boundaries you set. We base our referrals, ideas, and suggestions on your budget and the desired outcome of your event.
Q: How much does it cost to book with Bliss?
A: Bliss offers a variety of services and packages that cater to a wide range of client needs. The largest factors that impact pricing are guest count, venue choice, and the vision for your event. If you begin planning with Bliss Events in the early stages, we can help to ensure that each dollar is spent wisely so you can have the celebration of your dreams at a price you determine. No matter your budget, we promise to always be honest and creative to make each dollar count.
Q: Will Bliss travel?
A: YES! We love to expand our network and work with vendors in other towns. Bliss services weddings and events throughout the greater Treasure Valley area and beyond. We specialize in Boise, Sun Valley, and McCall; however, we will gladly discuss your event’s location and see how we can accommodate you!
Q: How far in advance can I meet with Bliss to discuss my upcoming event?
A: As soon as possible! If you are even CONSIDERING a date, give us a call to see if we are available for you! We book over a year in advance but limit the number of events we take so we can give our clients the undivided attention they deserve. If you are only looking to rent décor items, we will meet with you up to six months before your event date; however, you can create a Wishlist in our Rental Gallery at any time to help get the process started!
Q: How do I book with Bliss?
A: Call, email, or visit our Contact page. Once we have a few details about your event, we are happy to schedule a complimentary “Meet & Greet” appointment. This is an opportunity to get to know one another and ensure we are a good fit for your event. At this appointment, we want to hear all about your vision for the big day. Following this meeting, Bliss Events will put together an estimated proposal for our services (based on your venue and guest count). This budget is a starting place to discuss scale and services and helps you know how each dollar is spent. From here, we will sign a contract and proceed with the fun part: designing and planning! We can't wait to hear from you!
Q: How soon can I expect a response from Bliss?
A: We do experience a high volume of phone calls and emails (and we love it, so keep them coming!). We promise to get back to you as soon as possible; even if your date is already booked, we will let you know. If you have not heard back within two business days (we are closed on Mondays due to working weekends), try an alternative method - sometimes email is stuck in a spam filter or we couldn’t catch your number on a voicemail. We want to hear from you!