Our wedding will take place in another state or country – will RRE travel?
Absolutely! Inspiration lurks in every corner of the world and love knows no borders. We have passports, love to travel, and can do what we do anywhere! Our work has taken us to California, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, South Carolina, the coastal and mountain regions of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
How many weddings do you handle at any given time?
Rebecca Rose Events will accept and manage no more than 8 full service weddings per calendar year. Our team also works on a small handful of other creative projects including editorial styling work, social events, and a la carte floral design.
How do you determine pricing for your services? What will it cost to hire RRE?
We’d love to give you a straight answer here if it were easy to do so! The honest truth, and the reason we don’t list pricing on our website, is that no two weddings or events are quite alike…and therefore no two RRE projects are alike. In order to create a personalized proposal for your wedding, we take into account a wide variety of factors, including but not limited to the following:
The anticipated headcount
The possible destination(s) and location(s)
Your overall stylistic and aesthetic preferences and the scope of the project
The length of the planning period
The date of the wedding
Any challenging venue parameters which may limit our team’s access time for setup and installation
The level of staffing we anticipate will be needed
Your desired budget parameters (after all, our fee will become a line item on that budget and we need to make sure it will work!)
This sounds expensive. Why do I need to hire a full-service firm?
The simplest answer is this: as with everything in life, you get what you pay for.
Investing in a full-service approach ultimately protects your investment in every other area of your wedding. You would never pay for top-of-the-line building supplies and then hire a cheap (or partial service) general contractor. Why not? Because that's the one person you have to trust to ensure that everything goes according to plan, ensure the supplies are used appropriately and efficiently, prevent dangerous situations by avoiding unprofessional or inexperienced sub-contractors, give you professional guidance, and ensure that your preferred standard of quality is represented in the finished project...within your budget. We're continually surprised at how often prospective clients sit down with us and tell us that they have already hired an expensive band (who will play for four hours at the wedding, do some limited pre-wedding rehearsing, setup and teardown their equipment and conduct a sound check) yet, they are considering hiring a partial-planning firm to cut costs. Consider this... your band will devote 8-14 hours of time to your wedding and your photographer will likely devote 15-40 hours of time to your wedding. These are certainly essential partners and you should be willing to hire talented people to produce photography and entertainment! On average, our team will devote 400+ hours of time to your wedding and anywhere from 5-12 RRE team members will be involved. We shouldn't cost the same as your band or your photographer. And if we did...would we really be a good investment, or would we be the cheap general contractor, who promises you the world and delivers nothing but disappointment at a critically important time in your life? If you haven't done so already, we invite you to read some past client testimonials, and you'll hear it from brides, grooms and parents... not just from us.
What is the average budget of an RRE wedding?
The average budget for a wedding we plan, design, and produce begins at $150,000. Depending on the size and scope of the wedding, we typically advise an approximate minimum range of $1,200-$2,000 per guest in our client’s overall budgets to ensure that we’re able to do our very best work for each wedding.
Because each wedding is so unique, there are exceptions to every rule! In the past we have worked on everything from elopements and intimate gatherings for less than 40 guests and large, extravagant celebrations of more than 500. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your wedding before you jump to any conclusions!
If in the end, we’re not able to work with you in a full-service capacity, we’re happy to discuss options for hourly consulting and/or a la carte floral design.
I don’t need a florist and already have someone else in mind. Can I just hire RRE to plan my wedding?
Aesthetics and design are at the core of our business and heavily shape the way we work with each of our clients. Over the past five+ years, we have found that our very best work is done when we’re serving you as your full creative team, in addition to handling planning and logistics. Our process is unique, unparalleled, tried and true. As artists, we refuse to compromise because we believe strongly that our clients don’t deserve anything less than our best! If you feel strongly about working with another florist, we will need to respectfully decline and wish you all the best for a beautiful wedding and an even more beautiful marriage to follow!
I’ve done all the planning and just want day-of coordination. Why doesn’t RRE offer typical “day-of” or “month-of” coordination packages?
RRE is exclusively a full-service planning, design and production studio. In order to do our jobs well, when our team manages your wedding day, we need to know every single detail about every single thing. This is not something that can be accomplished in a day or even in a month.
I don't live in Winston-Salem or even in North Carolina where your team is based. Can we still work together?
Absolutely! In fact, about 90% of our clients live out-of-state, whether they're planning a destination wedding in another location or planning one here in North Carolina. We're accustomed to serving clients from a distance and have worked with brides, grooms, and families both across the United States and across the ocean.
Do you adhere to a preferred vendors list?
We do not maintain a preferred list of vendors and treat each process for vendor selection like a matchmaking project for our clients. We will thoughtfully consider your aesthetic preferences, budget parameters, and the scope and location of your wedding before ever sourcing or presenting any vendors or particular industry partners to you. This process is heavily grounded in research, and you can trust that we’ll bring the full weight of our expertise to bear as we work to build a team of creative professionals to work together and ultimately serve you on your wedding day.
I’m not sure that full-service planning/design is right for me. Can I book a consulting session first and then decide whether to proceed after that?
If you are not sure that our full-service approach is best for you, we absolutely encourage you to book a full-day creative session! You’ll meet with Becca and Betsy and receive a full day worth of expertise, guidance, and creative direction. Creative sessions are available at a rate of $2,700 for clients available to meet in our Winston-Salem, North Carolina based design studio. Travel fees will apply for other destinations.
Do you offer hourly consulting?
Hourly consulting is offered as scheduling availability allows. Please inquire and we’ll be happy to assist if at all possible!
Planning/design sessions may be booked on Tuesday-Friday pending mutual availability. We understand that you are likely balancing a busy schedule and will make every effort to accommodate your request. However, please understand that we handle event design and production, as well as editorial work many weekends out of the year and on the few that we have off we must reserve for client photo shoots, preliminary consultation appointments, and time with our families. That said, it is one of our highest priorities to ensure that your planning process is enjoyable and easy! We will always work with you to develop a meeting schedule that best serves your needs.