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Dear Jillian

I Have A Question

Here is where I answer common questions (or most important ones you should be asking!).

Have a question? Reach out to me and I will answer your question directly - and it might just make it's way onto my Q + A page.

  • Resort/Hotel
    The Broadmoor Garden of the Gods Resort Brown Palace Four Seasons Denver The Oxford Hotel The Crawford Hotel
  • Mansion
    Grant Humphrey's Mansion Highlands Ranch Mansion
  • Golf Course/Club
    The Club at Flying Horse The Oaks at Plum Creek Sanctuary Golf Course Wellshire Inn
  • Museum
    Denver Art Museum Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • City/Industrial/Modern
    Asterisk blanc CLAY Ironworks Mile High Station Moss Parlur
  • Mediterranean
    The Pinery at the Hill Villa Parker
  • Ranch/Barn
    Crooked Willow Farms Flying Horse Ranch Spruce Mountain Ranch
  • Mountain Setting/Views
    Camp Hale Piney River Ranch Woodlands
  • Vacation Properties
    22 Pyramid Road, Aspen, CO North Spruce Street, Aspen, CO Nighthawk, Aspen, CO 33 Peaks of the Continental Divide, Boulder, CO Estate with Mountain Views, Monument, CO 493 Beaver Dam Road, Vail, CO 29 Aerie Drive, Silverthorne, CO Sky Valley Chateau, Steamboat Springs, CO Thunder Butte Mountain Lodge, Woodland Park, CO
  • Denver Area
    Arrowhead Golf Club Asterisk The Barn at Raccoon Creek blanc Bonnie Blues Brown Palace The Cable Center Coohills The Crawford Hotel Denver Art Museum Denver Museum of Nature and Science The Establishment Four Seasons Denver Grant Humphrey's Mansion Highlands Ranch Mansion Ironworks The Manor House Mile High Station Moss The Oxford Hotel Parlur Ranch Country Club Wellshire Inn Villa Parker
  • Estes Park
    Black Canyon Inn Della Terra Estes Park Resort Grand Lake Lodge Taharaa Mountain Lodge
  • Steamboat Springs
    La Joya Dulce VRBO - Sky Valley Chateau
  • Vail/Avon
    Avon/Beaver Creek Allie's Cabin Beano's Cabin The Charter The Lodge at Beaver Creek Park Hyatt Saddleridge Spruce Saddle Lodge Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Vail The Hythe The 10th The Arrabelle Square Eagles Nest Holy Cross Event Deck Cucina Rustica The Great Room The International Room Camp Hale Four Seasons Vail Grand Hyatt Vail Manor Vail Lodge Piney River Ranch Sonnenlap Club & Harvest Restaurant Sonnenlap Hotel The Donovan Pavilion Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse VRBO 493 Beaver Dam Road, Vail
  • Castle Rock & Larkspur
    Crooked Willow Farms Flying Horse Ranch The Oaks at Plum Creek Sanctuary Golf Course Spruce Mountain Ranch VRBO - The Perry House, Larkspur, CO
  • Boulder Area
    The Boulder Farmhouse Greystone Castle Lionscrest Manor Rembrandt Yard St Julien Resort & Spa The St Vrain VRBO 33 Peaks of the Continental Divide, Boulder, CO
  • Luxury VRBOs
    Pyramid Road, Aspen, CO North Spruce Street, Aspen, CO Nighthawk Drive, Aspen, CO 33 Peaks of the Continental Divide, Boulder, CO Crested Butte The Perry House, Larkspur, CO Sky Valley Chateau, Steamboat Springs, CO Beaver Dam Road, Vail, CO
  • Aspen, Snowmass, & Carbondale
    Aspen Aspen Meadows Resort Cliffhouse - Top of Buttermilk Little Nell T Lazy 7 Ranch VRBO 22 Pyramid Road, Aspen, CO VRBO 737 North Spruce Street, Aspen, CO VRBO 155 Nighthawk Drive, Aspen, CO Carbondale Spring Creeks Ranch
  • Crested Butte
    VRBO Crested Butte
  • Summit County
    Breckenridge Elevations Ballroom The Lodge at Breckenridge The Maggie Mountain Thunder Lodge Sevens Ten Mile Station Keystone Keystone Ranch Ski Tip Lodge Timber Ridge Lodge Silverthorne 29 Aerie Drive, Silverthorne, CO
  • Colorado Springs & Woodland Park
    The Broadmoor Clay Venues The Club at Flying Horse Garden of the Gods Resort The Pinery at the Hill VRBO Thunder Butte Mountain Lodge, Woodland Park, CO
  • Videographers
    A Simple Kendyl Production Ampersand Family Aflatis Films Chris Rasmussen Films Hud Productions JM Photo Art
  • Fun Extras
    Gelato & Co Gelato Trolle GuestCam Online Wedding Album Elgrissy Diamonds Jewelry Rental Pint's Peak Mobile Ice Cream Truck S'mormet Gourmet S'mores and Mobile S'mores Bar
  • Rentals & Décor
    Ann Marie Vintage Rentals Bear Aesthetic Events Charming Chairs Event Rents Have a Seat Colorado Lusha Events Max & Livie
  • Beauty Services
    The Day Colorado Divine Beauty Artists Glowin Co Beauty Freiya Beauty Jessica Faye Beauty Lola Beauty Denver
  • Event Insurance
    Event Helper
  • Bar
    Cocktail Caravan Peak Beverage Sugar Moon Mobile Bar
  • DJ
    All Star DJs Elite Entertainment Hovey Entertainment TH Entertainment
  • Photographers
    Bree Wooliscroft Cassidy Brooke Epic Imagery Jacie Marguerite Jess Leigh Photographer JM Photo Art Kisa Conrad Madison Cotten Mary Ann Craddock Melanie & Tyler Studio JK Tina Joiner Two One Photography
  • Officiants
    Dan Gustad Phil Gallagher Steve Koeppen
  • Florists
    Elizabeth Rose Florals Kind Floral Lusha Events MJM Designs Newberry Brothers Project Floral Southern Charm
  • Catering
    Biscuits & Berries Catering By Design Epicurean Forage Sisters Mangia & Enjoy Mountain Crust Picnic Basket Catering Rocky Mountain Catering & Events
  • Attire
    BRIDAL Colorado Springs Something New Boutique Denver a&bé Anne Bé Emma and Grace Bridal The Bridal Collection Perla Denver LUV Bridal VOW'd Online Rental Dare & Dazzle BRIDESMAIDS Birdy Grey Dare & Dazzle Online Rental Lulu's Revelry VOW'd GROOM & GROOMSMEN The Black Tux Generation Tux Suit Shop
  • Live Music
    Elan Artists Hipster Mama Productions Great Family Artists Mannequin Entertainment Oncue Entertainment Soul X TH Entertainment TopShelf 5280 1st String Quartet led by Cynthia Robinson
  • Can a Wedding Planner save me money?
    I should coin the phrase “You have to spend money to save money.” It’s true! Although you are investing in hiring a Wedding Planner, experienced Planners can save you money. Here are just a few examples: 1) pre-vetting industry professionals including understanding their pricing structures so we can recommend the ones that fit your budget, 2) building relationships with vendors who offer client discounts, and 3) knowing where to spend your money so you get the most bang for your buck.
  • What is the first step to wedding planning?
    BUDGET! 90% of my clients start the planning process with no idea of what their budget is. That’s ok, since education is a big part of my job - but before a couple starts looking at venues or talking design (two of everyone’s favorite topics), they should establish 1) how much they have to spend and 2) a realistic budget. Now for the challenging part - the REALISTIC budget. Most people do not know the costs of things such as the venue, florals, and catering - and it's not always readily available online. You generally need to request a cost proposal from each vendor to get a clear picture of what you should plan on spending - or you can schedule a free 1-hour Chat + Learn with me where I can help you set budget expectations!
  • My venue has a Day-of Coordinator, so I don't need to hire a Wedding Planner - right?
    Maybe yes, maybe no. First, let’s discuss the difference between a Venue Day-of Coordinator and a Wedding Planner. Generally, the Venue Coordinator will develop your day-of timeline, create your floor plan, have some communication with vendors to coordinate logistics, and be on-site to manage the venue side of the event. Now here’s a list of things a Wedding Planner will do (that a Venue Coordinator typically does not): -guide you through the entire planning process from start to finish -develop a realistic budget (and educate you on where to splurge and where to save) -help bring your design ideas to life -review vendor proposals and contracts -be a sounding board (and maybe a therapist at times) throughout the planning process -give you access to a thorough online planning software including a checklist, guest list manager, design studio, and a place to store all vendor information -closely monitor and manage your day-of timeline, including making sure bridal party and family are where they need to be, when they need to be, and photography timeline is on track To further confuse the matter, Wedding Planners offer a day-of coordination service. If you are simply looking at “terms”, then of course you wouldn’t go out and hire a Day-of Wedding Coordinator when you have a Day-of Venue Coordinator. Make sure to ask your venue for a detailed breakdown of what the Coordinator will and will not do so you can make an informed decision on whether or not you need additional support from a Wedding Planner.
  • I am having a small wedding, do I really need to hire a Wedding Planner?
    Even small weddings can benefit from a Wedding Planner! Small weddings still have many of the same needs as a large wedding: vendor selection and booking, design and décor, timeline planning, someone to run rehearsal and ceremony, and a day-of contact for vendors and the venue. Having a Wedding Planner on your side can ensure a seamless planning process and flawless wedding day.
  • Should I hire a Wedding Planner before selecting a venue?
    Yes, yes, yes! This is one of the biggest mistakes I see couples make: selecting a venue and then hiring a Wedding Planner. There are so many questions to ask a potential venue to ensure they are a good fit. There can be hidden costs associated with venues such as having to rent tables, chairs, linens, or tableware. If you hire a Wedding Planner prior to touring venues, they can assist you in the selection process.
Feeling Overwhelmed?

Free 1-Hour Chat + Learn

Yay - you're engaged! Now what?  Wedding planning is both exciting and stressful - and with no shortage of Wedding Planners and online resources, it can be tough to navigate.


I offer a free 1-hour Chat + Learn session to get to know you and your vision for your wedding, answer preliminary questions, and discuss the role of a Professional Wedding Planner.

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