If you've got questions, we have answers! See our most commonly asked questions below.

frequently asked questions

How do I know if you're the right planner for me? Why hire us?

The way we look at Compass Rose Coordination is as an investment that invests in you. To our clients, we become confidants, advice-givers, and advocates. We provide an authentic experience for couples who know what they want. Our goal is not to take anything from you, but to help you transform your vision of your wedding day into the color scheme, details, and experience of your thoughts all while hyping you up and leaving you with time to enjoy the truly fun pieces of wedding planning. Bottom line–If you’re hoping to leave the details and logistics with a friendly team that will support you every step of the way, and throw yourself into engagement paradise, we’re the planners for you!

When should we hire you?

Ideally, as soon as you know you want a planner, or when you know your venue requires a coordinator. We have tons of resources made just for couples like you in the midst of all the wedding planning crazy. The sooner we get chatting the better prepared you will be.

Where do you plan events? Do you travel?

Our bags are already packed! Our home base is Virginia, but we love visiting new venues and working with vendors outside of our city. We love designing weddings at new unfamiliar destinations, so contact us today!

Are there any couples you don't work with?

Love is love — period. Compass Rose Coordination is LGBTQ plus event certified and we love celebrating whatever traditions you have planned for your wedding. Old, new, cultural, whatever you want or need we are here for you!

What if my wedding isn't eco-friendly; will you still work with me?

Heck yeah, we will! We’re in it to win it! The way we look at it, we’re here to provide you with the options — when you start talking about table rentals, we mention looking at tables that might not require linens, when stationary is up next we offer sustainably sourced company suggestions, and so on and so forth.

Truly, it happens very organically in our planning process and we won’t be offended if you don’t use any of the options. When the average wedding produces 400 pounds of trash and emits 63 tons of CO2 into the planet per wedding, we see it as our responsibility to provide you with the options you might not have been aware of in the first place.

Do you offer "day-of" or "month-of" coordination?

Technically yes. Here’s the thing, some people refer to this package as “day-of” or “month-of,” but it’s so much more! We hit the ground running at four months out to work on a timeline, floor plan, packing list, and so much more to make sure you have the peace of mind that your wedding day will be smooth sailing. Not to mention, we’ll make sure all your vendors are on the same page and have all the info they need to do a phenomenal job for your big day.

What if we already have a venue coordinator?

Venue coordinators are absolutely essential and add phenomenal value to your wedding planning experience. They know the venue to a T and give excellent advice based on the specific experiences at their location. However, on the day of your wedding, a venue coordinator’s focus is typically on maintaining the venue and upholding the venue’s standards.

Ultimately we work in conjunction with a venue coordinator to make sure everyone has what they need to succeed. Read our full blog post here on the difference between a venue coordinator and a wedding planner and coordinator.

Do you decorate?

We like to call this “Day of Styling!” On the day of the wedding, we place any non-floral centerpieces, your wedding signs (bar sign, seating chart, welcome sign, unplugged ceremony sign, menu cards), layout your guestbook, and prepare your gift table, set up ceremony chairs if needed, and so much more. When it comes to drapery, lighting, floral installations, and anything of the like, we leave that to specialized professionals.

Do you work with a team?

You'll go through the entire planning process with Jenna, and she’ll have a kick-butt team alongside her so that your vendor team is fully supported and we are able to make sure that your family doesn’t have to lift a finger.

How much do your services cost?

Wedding planning ranges from full planning and design to wedding coordination. We like to make sure we are only providing you with what you need so everything is customized. The starting range for our packages is $1500-$5000. You can find all of our services here.

Any more words of wisdom?

The decision to hire a planner is sometimes tough. We recommend choosing someone you truly vibe with. Trust is the key ingredient to working with any wedding vendor, but especially your planner. Everyday we use our values of sustainability, authenticity, intentionality, and collaboration to guide our services and client interactions and we look for these same attributes in potential CR Coordination couples.

Ultimately our goal in working with our clients is excellent service coupled with the peace of mind that every detail will be arranged and managed. For extra measure, we sprinkle in some laughs and maybe an impromptu dance party for a relaxing, stress-free process and to build authentic relationships with our clients. If this sounds like your kind of vibe, shoot us a message!

I want to learn more about you, where can I do that?

We hang out on Instagram and the about page has some info there. We love chatting with people, so the best way to get to know us would be on a discovery call! You can get that process started here.