Frequently asked questions

How do I hire you?


Before signing a contract, and in order to make sure you and I are a good fit, we will have a 30-minute Discovery Call. If you decide to hire me, I'll send you a contract and you'll send me a $1,000 deposit to reserve your date. Services start as soon as both the contract and deposit are received.




Do you work with assistants?


I will be your point of contact for pretty much everything, but since weddings are such a huge undertaking, I'll either have my husband or another well-trained person there to help.




Can I pay you in installments?


Absolutely. Your contract will detail what's due when, but you can pay any amount at any time, so long as the balance is received at least 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.




I don't see what I need in the list of services you offer.  Do you do custom packages?


Yes! If you don't see what you need, shoot me an email and I'll customize a package just for you.




I want it to be my wedding. Won't you just do what you want?


This is a common misconception; in fact, it's so common I wrote a blog about it! Find it here. Bottom line, I'm here to do what YOU want. I'm not here to push my dream wedding on you. I've already had my big day, now it's your turn! I'm simply here to help you define and refine your vision. Plus, with me in your corner, you won't have to worry about the nitty-gritty logistical stuff.




Why do I need a planner?  Can't my mom just do it?


I'm sure she could, but I'm also pretty sure she'd rather enjoy the day than run around making sure bridesmaids are behaving and everyone's staying on schedule. Plus, unless you pay them, a good friend or family member probably won't take it as seriously as a pro will.




Do you have an hourly rate?  What is it?


If you need additional hours for planning or for the day-of my hourly rate is $150, billed every 15 minutes.




How much experience do you have?


I have 4 years of event planning experience! I recently transitioned to the wedding industry after spending time in the pro-beauty industry. I LOVED it but was ready to jump into weddings after planning my own!





Melena Guevara Design

Located in sunny Studio City, CA

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