Some Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I hire a Wedding Planner?

Some couples think that it's too expensive or an added cost that is not needed but you can't afford not to hire a Wedding Coordinator.  I will actually "SAVE" you money.  How do I do that?  I have great relationships with professional local vendors that provides my couples discounts when I bring them to those vendors and they book with them.  So in the long run, you are actually saving money by hiring me to plan and coordinate your wedding.  Your friend or family member cannot get you those discounts that we as professional wedding coordinators can get for you because of our great working relationships with those vendors.  But let's not forget the obvious here; we do all the work so that you, your family and friends can relax, sit back and enjoy your special day without any stress or worrying that you will be stuck in the kitchen giving the caterer instructions or constantly going to the DJ table to make sure announcements are done and timelines are followed.  After all, you are the main focus of this event and your family and friends are guests and shouldn't be working at your wedding.  Do you want them to be sweaty and tired from working so hard setting everything up within a 1 hour window and then they are not able to enjoy themselves or are too grumpy and stressed from all the work and more than likely not able to get dressed in time?  No you don't, you want them to have a great time and celebrate your wedding with you.  That's why you hire a Wedding Coordinator; "We Do Everything For You"!


How long is the Complimentary Consultation?

Your consultation will last approximately 45 minutes.


What information do I need to bring to the consultation?

I will need to know of any contracted arrangements that you have made prior to the initial consultation.  This helps me to know what services you are needing and what services you have already contracted so that I can better assist you.  I also need your approximate guest count, the total number of family and friends in your wedding party and any ideas that you have in regards to your wedding.  Pinterest Board link will be helpful as well.


What is a Destination Wedding & A Local Wedding?

Destination Wedding - Any wedding taking place in another state, country or outside of the Hampton Roads area in Virginia.

Local Wedding - Any wedding taking place in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.


Do I need an appointment for a consultation?

Yes, at Baxter's Creative Events we require an appointment, so that we can sit down with you and go over the various aspects of your wedding planning needs.  We want to be able to go over the various services that we offer and to figure out what best fits your needs.  This also gives you the opportunity to meet with me face to face and to get to know me and my personality to see if I am that perfect fit for you and your wedding.


Will you help me locate a venue for my reception?

Yes.  I have worked at several different and unique venues all throughout the Hampton Roads area and can get you into contact with the perfect venue that fits your unique and specific wedding needs.  I will be there with you to negotiate your contract and to ensure you are getting the particular services and more that your wedding needs.  Some couples book their own venue but find later that they should have chosen something different whether it was due to colors, theme, food, guest count or pricing.  That's where I come in.  I have the expertise and the knowledge to get you the venue that is right for you.


When should I contact a Wedding Coordinator?

You should contact awedding planner as soon as possible after getting engaged.  We book up rather quickly.  Also, you want to have the opportunity to select from a variety of wedding venues for your reception and by contractingwith a weddingplanner first, we can start setting up appointments and negotiating contracts for you.  When you hire us first, you will have us by your side every step of the way guiding you through the whole wedding planning process and helping you to save money along the way.  Am I going to take full control of your wedding planning and not let you have a say in anything?  Absolutely not, it is your wedding and I am there to assist and guide you as well as give you advice to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams with as little to no stress at all.  I will do as much or as little as you need, but the more you utilize my services, the less stressed you will be.