As an experienced Wedding Planner, I understand the journey to your dream wedding will involve questions. To assist you, I’ve compiled expert answers addressing the most common questions from couples. If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for, please click on the link below to reach out to me directly.
Are you available on my wedding date?
This is a great initial question to a Wedding Planner, particularly if you have a specific date or some possible dates in mind. If your wedding date is flexible or if you’re in the venue selection phase, reaching out early enables me to explore potential dates and assist you in finding your dream wedding venue.
What kind of services do you offer?
I specialise exclusively in Full Wedding Planning & Management. I only accept a limited number of events in each Okanagan wedding season. This intentional approach guarantees an unparalleled focus on your wedding.
Who would we be working with?
From the initial decision to work together, to pinpointing your dream wedding venue and curating the best vendor team, I am personally involved every step of the way. On your wedding day, I am the first on-site and the last to depart, ensuring that every detail aligns seamlessly with your vision, and that you and your guests have an unforgettable experience.
Describe your style of wedding?
My style is not pre-determined – it’s not about me. This is YOUR wedding, your love, your big day. By genuinely listening and understanding what you both love, my team and I will curate an experience that reflects your unique vision. I’m not about chasing trends – instead, dedicated to showcasing the two of you, in a wedding that feels authentically yours. A timeless celebration that tells your love story in detail.
When should we book Jenny McAlpine Weddings?
I recommend booking at least 12 months in advance. However, some couples will reach out soon after they’re engaged, often 1-2 years before their preferred wedding date. This not only guarantees availability, but also allows ample time for planning and securing the very best venue and vendor team.
We live outside the Okanagan. Do we need to make regular trips there during the planning process?
Visiting the Okanagan is never a bad idea – and I welcome you to visit before your wedding if you’re able. But I understand the constraints of distance and time. My couples typically live outside of B.C. or Canada and trust me to be their dedicated on-the-ground expert. That said, you’re a partner in the process, and I prioritize keeping you in the loop with regular updates and open communication, always ensuring decisions are made with your preferences in mind.
Where do you plan weddings?
Kelowna has been my home for over two decades. I have a deep connection to the Okanagan Valley that has inspired me to focus exclusively on planning weddings here (most of which are between Lake Country and Oliver). My local knowledge and familiarity with the area’s venues and vendors is unmatched, and I stay continuously updated in both established and new venues and vendors in the Okanagan.
How much does a wedding cost?
Ah, the classic ‘how long is a piece of string’ question!
A quick Google search will throw out some numbers, but it doesn’t break down location, guest count, or what’s included. I recommend starting out by having a conversation with your fiancé (and family if they’re graciously contributing) and decide on a budget range that aligns with your financial comfort zone.
We know how much you ‘should’ spend on each area of your wedding, and we know what things cost here, so we allocate your budget across the different categories (eg; ceremony, reception, décor, florals, photography etc) based on your vision and what’s most important to you and for your guest experience.
Do you plan weddings for all budgets?
Our expertise is with weddings tailored for 75-150 guests, with budgets from $75,000 and beyond yet our passion extends to creating stunning experiences for more intimate wedding celebrations also.
I love planning events and parties, so why hire a Wedding Planner?
A professional Wedding Planner brings a unique set of skills, experience, and expertise specifically tailored to weddings. I understand the unique and intricate nature of planning a wedding and have an extensive network of professionals that you’ll select from to ensure the best venue and vendor team for your vision and budget.
I’ll liaise with your entire team to ensure a seamless collaboration from set up to take down. My goal is for you to be able to experience and enjoy every moment of your wedding day with your most favourite people – leaving the details and logistics in my capable hands.
“Jenny – we would have been lost without you! Your incredible organisation, empathy, and compassion made the process a breeze! You and your team were brilliant on our wedding day and people are still commenting about how seamlessly the day flowed (and how on time it all was!).”
“Jenny – we cannot express the gratitude we have for you! Your attention to detail, your calming presence, and your commitment to what you do is what makes you truly phenomenal.”