Frequently Asked Questions

Are you available for weddings outside the Salem area?

 

Yes! While we have a soft spot for Salem weddings (since we live here), we are also available for weddings across Massachusetts – feel free to contact us, and we can chat about your location and needs.

Why would we possibly want to hire a wedding planner?

 

According to a recent wedding industry study, the average engaged American will be in wedding planning mode for 11 months – or 44 weeks – and rack up a staggering 528 hours of planning time. Planning a wedding can be hard work and can often feel like a full-time job - and many of us just don’t have a lot of extra time to spare, between our jobs, hobbies, families, friends, and other things that keep us busy 24/7. Hiring a firm like Witchy Woman Weddings - with the knowledge, experience, contacts, and passion to help you plan and execute your event – can afford you the opportunity to focus on your day-to-day life, without wedding planning taking up all your free time! Our job is to work with you to identify your event-related needs and desires, help alleviate stress and anxiety, and tirelessly problem solve to maximize your investment of both time and money. We are going to look after your interests and priorities, offer budget-friendly solutions, raise red flags about potential problems, and be 100% transparent with you at all times.

 

Are you going to force us to do things a certain way?

 

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Our job is to be a sounding board and partner. We will keep it real with you and give you our feedback, but we will NEVER, EVER tell you that you “have” to do anything a certain way. The decisions are always yours! We are here to advise you, empower you, relieve stress, problem solve, and make sure that your ideas are executed as flawlessly as possible. Even how much or how little we do to help is totally up to you. If we are doing our job right, you should feel more in control with us in your corner.

Our venue comes with a coordinator... can we just use them, or just have a family member or friend coordinate?

 

Here’s the thing - a venue coordinator is not the same as an external wedding planner or coordinator. Coordinators or event managers working for a particular venue represent that VENUE - not you as a couple. There are often event-related tasks they can't - or won't - do. So hiring an independent coordinator who is your #1 advocate and who can work WITH the venue coordinator to represent you and your best interests and desires can help eliminate any unnecessary snafus and stress.

 

It is 100% your choice to have a family member or friend coordinate your wedding, of course! But you may not want to delegate too many tasks to your loved ones day-of. They should be able to enjoy themselves, kick up their heels, and have none of the stress of worrying about the details – and leave the work to someone who knows what they are doing and can wrangle details and vendors with the best of them (like Witchy Woman Weddings).