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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we hire a wedding planner?

The main reason why you should consider hiring a wedding planner is to save time and money. Did you know the average wedding takes 250-500 hours to plan? Most of our couples are busy people leading busy lives and simply do not have time to plan a wedding. We are there to take care of the nitty gritty details allowing you to make easy and informed decisions. You can focus on the fun parts of planning and leave the less fun logistics to us! In most situations, it’s our couples first time planning such an important and detailed event like a wedding and it can get confusing if you’ve never done this before.

We are there to support you throughout this lengthy process by acting as your sounding boards when you need to bounce ideas off and being your cheerleader who will champion the proper execution of your vision. That being said, we are there to appease your stress levels by providing our knowledge, insight and experience gained while coordinating our past events.

Finally, on the day of your wedding, we will be your eyes and ears as you are getting pampered and relaxing ahead of your big day. We will ensure all your vendors, family members and friends are in the right place at the right time and the day runs as smoothly as possible. You will have complete peace of mind knowing that we got your back and all you need to do is walk down the aisle and marry the love of your life.

What is the difference between a wedding planner and the event coordinator provided by my venue?

Wedding planners and event coordinators are both there to ensure your wedding runs smoothly. While they may seem like similar roles, it is important not to confuse the two as they are in charge of coordinating different aspects of your wedding. The coordinator provided by your venue is mostly there to assist with the venue-related items. For example, they will ensure the setup of tables and chairs, manage the venue employees and ensure that they abide by the details of your contract.

On the flip side, a wedding planner will assist you with all the items that are related to YOUR wedding. Your wedding planner will be your new best friend for the months leading up to your wedding. They are integral during the entire planning process and will provide their professional insights and knowledge that they have gathered throughout the years of planning events. They will manage vendors, help you create a timeline, assist with budget management, and ensure your vision is executed as smoothly as possible so you can forget about the details and simply be in the moment. Having both professionals working together to make your event a success would be the ideal situation!

Do you provide decorations?

No, we do not provide decor. We liaise with trusted decorators, florists and rental companies to help your vision come to life. Over the years we have started collecting small decor items such as gorgeous cake stands, wedding signs, and much more! Reach out to MINT events if you’d like to see our collection.

Do you travel?

Although we are primarily based out of the National Capital Region, we are available and willing to travel for your event. Please inquire if you are planning on having an event out of our primary location.

What types of events do you plan?

We are available to plan all kinds of events, such as weddings, birthdays, proposals/engagements, bridal/baby showers, business launch parties and much more! Please fill out the form on our contact page and we’ll get back to you to schedule a consultation meeting.

Nous sommes plus à l’aise en français. Êtes-vous bilingues?

Oui nous sommes bilingues! Étant donné qu’on a été élevé dans le cœur d’Ottawa et que notre première langue est le français, nous sommes bien à l’aise de discuter en français avec vous, si vous le préférez. De plus, nous comprenons et pouvons nous débrouiller dans les langues maternelles de nos parents, soit le somali et le créole haïtien.