Does hiring Linen + Lilac mean I get two planners?
Yes! Unless we inform you otherwise, we will both be part of your design + planning process. We will also both be on site for your wedding day, giving you two wedding professionals for the price of one!
What is the average overall budget for your clients?
While we love doing a variety of events that range in overall budget, our typical wedding client's budget ranges between $75,000 - $90,000.
How many clients do you take a year?
As a boutique design + planning company, we pride ourselves on providing high quality, personalized service. Prioritizing not only our time with our kids + family, but also providing you with a truly bespoke planning process, we limit our calendar to 8-10 weddings per year. We will also never take more than one wedding per weekend and very rarely take back-to-back wedding weekends. When your special day rolls around, we are truly present and all yours!
How do you determine pricing for full and partial planning?
Every quote is based on the unique logistics of your wedding. Our base price for all coordination and planning starts at $3000 and depending on size and complexity of the event, length of contract, number of vendors, scope of work, and individual requests, we determine your quote. Planning something small? We prorate our fee if you are planning an intimate celebration of less than 30 people or a daytime wedding that ends before 2pm.
How can I find your preferred vendor list?
We have a fabulous list of high quality, trusted industry professionals. We provide suggested vendors to all our our clients, even those who are enlisting us for design only. However, instead of sending you a PDF with a list of names and numbers, we hand pick the best vendors for your event, given the overall event aesthetic, location, and budget. Of course clients are always free to select a vendor that is not on our list- we love meeting and creating relationships with new vendors as well!
Do you only work at specific venues?
We are preferred vendors at the Kunde Family Winery, Claremont Club + Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, + The Ritz-Carlton SF. We welcome the chance to work at those gorgeous + iconic venues; however, exploring new venues helps fuel our creativity and we would be happy to work with you at any venue of your choosing!
Will you negotiate with vendors for me?
We thoughtfully curate the best vendors for your wedding, keeping in mind your event aesthetic as well as your budget. We carefully review contracts and work only with highly trusted professionals so that you know you are getting the best quality product at a fair price.
Where do you do meetings?
We are based in Lafayette but are happy to travel to other East Bay locations or SF for meetings. Occasionally, particularly when in conjunction with site visits, we may meet with you elsewhere. We are also happy to do phone or video conference calls if that works better for your schedule or location.
Do you charge a travel fee or require a hotel room?
For venues 50+ miles away from Lafayette we asses a one-time nominal flat travel fee and request a room for the night before the wedding. For venues 70+ miles away from Lafayette we asses a one-time custom travel fee based on mileage and drive time as well as a room the night before and the night of the wedding.