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Wedding Planning During

COVID-19

COVID-19
Washington DC
"The District"
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Maryland
"The Old Line State"
COVID-19
Virginia
"For Lovers Only"
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Wedding FAQs

  • What made you want to be a wedding planner?

    • After leaping by faith with my first Winter Wonderland wedding in 2014, I was in love with weddings. Entyse Lyfe does other events, but nothing compares to the beauty of marriage. 

  • Describe the most challenging wedding you planned and how you handled the problems that came up.

    • The most challenging wedding I ever planned landed in my lap just seven days before the wedding. I had to pull together all the final details with no time to spare. With the help of the amazing bride to be, we were able to finalize the music, photography, and catering details in only seven days.

  • How long have you been in business? 

    • Established in January of 2014!

  • How many full-scale weddings have you planned? When was your last one?

    • Entyse Lyfe has planned ten full-scale weddings over the last six years.

  • How many wedding clients do you take on in a year?

    • We only take on 15 Weddings a year. We do host other events but only a limited amount of wedding events. 

  • Is wedding planning your full-time job?

    • Wedding Planning is full-time for me (Andrea), but our team is mostly flexible talent.

  • Have you ever worked at the venue we've chosen?

    • We have worked at quite a few venues in the DC, MD, and VA area. For a full list of sites we have operated, click here.

  • Are we required to book only the vendors you recommend, or do we have the freedom to hire someone even if you haven't worked with them before?

    • No, you are not required to use our recommendations, you can book whomever you like for your wedding day. We do have vendor recommendations available if you should need them. 

  • Do you take a commission or discount from any of the vendors you would refer us to?

    • No, we do not get commissions or discounts from our vendors. We like to recommend vendors that will enhance the experience of your wedding. Our referrals are vendors that we have worked with before and can vouch for their work ethic.

  • Will you be present at all of the vendor meetings, and will you assist us in reviewing all of the vendor contracts and making sure everything is in order?

    • Each of our packages includes Flex Planning Time for you to use for this very thing. If you would like to have us there at your meeting, we can do so under the available Flex Planning Time. We have you forward us vendor contracts for review as a part of the package so we can make sure everything is in order.

  • Will you invoice us for all the vendor fees, or will we need to pay each one of them ourselves?

    • You will need to establish agreements with the vendors on your own. Entyse Lyfe is not responsible for contracting your wedding day vendors.

  • For the vendors who will be onsite the day of our wedding, can I provide you with checks for final payment that you will distribute to them?

    • Yes, as long as you have the final payment sealed and labeled, we can distribute them on your wedding day.

  • If issues arise with the vendors before, during, or after our wedding, will you handle them, or are we responsible for this?

    • Yes, vendor management is a part of every package. We will handle any issues that arise with your wedding vendors before, during, and after your wedding.

  • What kind of planning do you offer?

    • We offer Logistical Planning, which includes a timeline, checklist, referrals, and floor plans. We do not provide Design Planning, which is an entirely different type of planning.

  • Can you refer us to a vendor who can assist us with event design?

    • Yes, we have partnered with some incredible designers that can help bring your vision to life.

  • Will you be the person onsite the day of our wedding, or will it be another planner? How many assistants will you have?

    • More than likely, you will be working with Andrea on your wedding day. However, if scheduling does not permit, you will be working with one of our lead planners—assistance on the day of vary based on your service needs and guest count.

  • In case of an emergency that prevents you from being at our wedding, who will be the backup planner? What are their qualifications?

    • Yes, a backup planner is covered in our agreement. If there is an emergency that prevents Andrea from being your leading planner, you will be assigned to another team member.

  • What time will you arrive and depart on the day of our wedding?

    • We are onsite 3 hours before your Ceremony, and we are there until about 1 hour after you have said Good Night.

  • Will you stay onsite after our wedding to make sure everything has broken down and all vendors have left the location?

    • Yes, we are the last to leave after everything is done. We do a final sweep of the venue to make sure nothing is left behind.

  • Will you provide us with a timeline of the wedding and a floor plan for the wedding venue?

    • Yes, you will receive a timeline and floor plan for your wedding event.

  • How many meetings and phone calls are included in our package?

    • It depends on your package selected. For more details on Flex Planning Time, click here.

  • Is the wedding day rehearsal included in your services?

    • Yes, your wedding day rehearsal is included in all of our packages.

  • How do you charge for your services? Hourly, percentage of the wedding cost, or flat rate?

    • We charge a flat rate for services. Additional services like additional hours are available at an hourly rate.

  • Can you provide a detailed list of all the items included in your fee?

    • Yes, we provide a detailed list in our Wedding Planning Agreement after we have had a chance to chat.

  • What is your payment policy? Do you accept credit cards?

    • We do require a deposit to book, and you can pay online via Credit Card or PayPal. You can save money by paying in cash as an alternative. Checks are not accepted.

  • How much of a deposit is required to book your services? When is the final payment due?

    • Our deposit to book is 30% of your total package price. The final payment is due seven days before your wedding date.

  • Are there any fees that won't be included in your proposal that we should be aware of?

    • No, all fees are included in the Wedding Planner Agreement. Extra charges include travel for locations over 50 miles from our site, no call no show fee for missing scheduled appointments and late fees for late payments.

  • What is your refund or cancellation policy?

    • You can cancel up to 30 days before your wedding. The deposit is non-refundable.

  • Can you provide a list of references?

    • Yes, I have a few of our former brides you can contact. They all have reviews available on our site. Click Here to read reviews from our References.

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AREAS OF SERVICE
The "DMV"
DC, Maryland & Virginia
For wedding planning, we service the following locations.
  • Washington, DC

  • Prince George’s County

  • Montgomery County

  • Charles County

  • Howard County

  • Anne Arundel County

  • Baltimore County & City

  • Frederick County

  • Southern Carroll County

  • Kent County

  • Queen Anne’s County

  • Alexandria City

  • Arlington County

  • Loudoun County

  • Fairfax County

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VENUES WE HAVE WORKED
Serving the "DMV"
DC, Maryland & Virginia
We have experience with the following locations:

Alfred Street Baptist Church | Alexandria

Belle Haven County Club | Alexandria

Billingsley Manor | Upper Marlboro

Blackwall Hitch | Annapolis

Brittland Manor | Chestertown

Celebrations on the Bay | Pasadena

Ceresville Mansion | Frederick

Chantilly National Golf and Country Club

Christ the King Church | Silver Spring

Clipper Mill | Baltimore

Corradetti Glass Blowing Studio | Baltimore

Dock 5 at Union Market | DC

Dorsey Chapel | Glen Dale

DoubleTree by Hilton | Dulles

Embassy Suites | DC

Fairfax Country Club

Granite City Brewery | National Harbor

Harborside Hotel | National Harbor

Holiday Inn | Capital Hill

Le Meridien Hotel | Arlington

Maggiano's Little Italy | DC

Main Street Ballroom | Ellicott City

Martin's Caterers Camelot | Upper Marlboro

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens | McLean

Michael's Eighth Avenue | Glen Burnie

New Life Bible Church | Springfield

Oxon Hill Manor | Oxon Hill

PG Ballroom | Landover

Pinstripes | Georgetown

Pondview Farm | White Hall 

Prosperity Mansion | Frederick

Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards | Brandywine

Silver Spring Civic Building

Smokey Glen Farm | Gaithersburg

Atrium at Society Fair | Alexandria

St. Mary’s Parish | Annapolis

Stanton and Greene | DC

Stone Mansion | Alexandria

Sunset Room | National Harbor

The ARC Theatre | DC

The Grand | Baltimore

The Loft at 600 F | DC

The Mansion at Valley Country Club | Towson

Toolbox | DC

Waterford | Springfield

World Trade Institute | Baltimore

What level of planning do you need?

FULL PLANNING

If you don't have your venue or any of your vendors booked and you have no clue where to start, this is the right package for you. This package is also perfect for couples who don't want to have to plan anything!

PARTIAL

PLANNING

If you have your venue booked but need help finding and booking vendors or with other aspects of planning, this is the package for you!

DAY OF

If you have your venue and most of your vendors booked and you just want someone to handle the final details and be there for you on your big day, this is the right package for you.  

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