Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of working with you, and what sets you apart?

Our primary goal is to save you time and money, while making the event planning process relaxing and enjoyable. Did you know, statistically, the average event takes a non-professional twelve 40-hour weeks to plan? That’s why we are here: to relieve you of that demand and the confusion that goes hand in hand with taking on this new full-time job. Based on our experience, we know the best vendors to suit your unique needs, as well as what the appropriate costs should be for the various services you require. We have established relationships with a wide range of vendors and, therefore, have access to the most competitive pricing available to you since we are treated as valued return customers. Additionally, by hiring us you are not only benefiting from our event planning abilities, but also from our years of design experience. Unlike most event planners who do not have formal design training, we do and can knowledgeably guide you through every aesthetic decision along the way. Furthermore, our in-house floral and decor production services and our paper goods division allow for our client’s visions to remain cohesive by affording them the ability to keep all of their design needs within one firm.

Will I still have control over my event if you are planning it for me?

100%. It’s all about you. Our mission is to make sure your event truly reflects who YOU are and what you would like it to be. We are aware that you are hiring us for our design expertise and organizational skills, and we are simply here to ensure you have the best vendors, the best materials, and the best experience possible.

Do you charge for an initial consultation?

Never. The design and planning process is a time intensive one, so it’s very important that you work with a team you will enjoy spending a lot of time with. For this reason, we encourage you to come in for a free consultation prior to hiring us to make sure that you are comfortable and that we are a great fit for you.

My venue provides an on-site coordinator. Do I really need an event planner too?

Yes! On-site coordinators are responsible for making sure everything handled by the venue runs smoothly on the day of the event, but they are not event designers nor are they event planners. On-site coordinators work for their venues and are busy overseeing hundreds of events simultaneously which prevents them from supplying the same level of help throughout the process as that provided by an event planner. As opposed to working on hundreds of events per year we are focusing on approximately 10-15 events per year, allowing us the ability to provide exponentially more time and planning/design services for our clients.

Will you work with vendors I have already found or people I want to work with?

Definitely. As long as you are working with proficient and skilled professionals to accomplish the job, we are always open to working with your vendors.

Do you travel?

Absolutely! We love traveling to destinations across the United States and abroad!

How can we get started with the event planning process?

Just give us a call at 212.288.7676 or email us at info@tracytaylorward.com. We would love to hear about your vision and collaborate with you to create a stunning and unforgettable event.