Q: WHAT DOES "bisous" MEAN?
It means "kisses" in French and pronounced "bee-zoo". It's a common expression in France (where Jessica's husband is originally from) for loved ones, mostly family and lovers, that can replace "bye"!
Q: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIRE A PLANNER?
I always say the sooner the better. You will not be charged more if you book a planning package 5 months before your wedding or 1 year so might as well get as much help as you can early on. The earlier vendors you book tend to be the most complicated and expensive so it's wise to use our experience and contacts to your advantage. However, sometimes couples just need to learn how tricky wedding planning can be on their own before reaching out.
Q: DO YOU TRAVEL?
Destination weddings definitely take a lot more time based on the logistics so please inquire early. But yes, I can travel!
Lately, I've had a lot more bookings for out-of-town or out-of-country clients so if you'd love to get married in Toronto but don't live here, let us help! Or if you live in Toronto and want to take your loved ones on an adventure.
Q: HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING STYLE?
Checking out the Bisous Events portfolio on Instagram is the best and most up-to-date way to see our general style, especially since it's alway evolving (for the better). I love getting inspired by the venue, my clients and trends. Overall, here is how I would describe my wedding style:
We are open to clients from all backgrounds, religions, cultures and LBGT-friendly!
Q: IF WE DO FULL PLANNING, DO WE STILL HAVE CONTROL OVER THE OVERALL STYLE AND DAY?
Absolutely! I'm here to help as an extension of your style and preferences. I will make sure it all flows and is cohesive but at the end of the day, it's your special day. I will always assist in bringing what's important into the event as a reflection of my client.
I'm more a supervisor, you're the boss.
Q: IF I GO AHEAD WITH PARTIAL PLANNING, CAN I UPGRADE TO FULL PLANNING?
Yes, all packages have the flexibility of upgrading, just not downgrading. Feel free to start smaller to lock in your date and upgrade once the planning gets rolling. More likely than not, you'll wish you booked the larger package!
Q: WHEN DOES THE COORDINATION PACKAGE BEGIN? CAN I GET RECOMMENDED VENDORS?
Coordination packages with other companies often begin 2-4 weeks prior the wedding but with Bisous Events, we prefer to start 6 weeks prior. This way, we ensure you are not stressed having to fill us in on everything so close to the wedding date while finishing up at work, hosting guests and finalizing those little details.
Unfortunately, to be fair to our planning clients, referrals and recommendations are for our planning clients. Along with the recommendations, we also follow-up, attend meetings, takes notes, review prices and portfolios... this is no easy task but we want to ensure the recommendations are a great fit and fulfill their role for your wedding.
If you do need an extra guidance along the way, perhaps inquire if we are able to bump up your package to partial planning!
Q: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WEDDING PLANNING?
I absolutely love travelling. I've had the opportunity to travel after university and since then, I've been able to see so many places with my husband including France, Iceland, Mexico, Venice, Havana, Italy, Viet Nam and Halifax.
On a day-to-day basis, there is nothing I love more than hanging out with my dog, Misu, and my husband. If you're also a dog lover... please let's gush over photos of our dogs!