FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What type of events does CG & Co Events plan?
How long have you been planning events?
Our Founder, Christine Godsey, has been planning weddings and events for over 15 years both locally and internationally. Before starting CG & Co Events, she was the sole South Asian and Multicultural wedding specialist with Engaging Affairs for over 12 years.
How many weddings or events will you coordinate per day?
Each of our planners will only work one wedding or event per weekend and only 2 per week to give our couples and clients individualized attention.
Will you be at my actual event or wedding?
Absolutely. The planner you have contracted with will personally be at your event or wedding. We will also have an assistant or team of assistants to help run the day, depending on the wedding / event logistics as well as how many guests that you have attending.
What payment types do you accept?
We accept bank transfers, via online payment link, and checks.
How much of a retainer is required to book your services? When is final payment due?
In order to book our services, 50% is due at the start of the planning process. The remaining balance is due 7 days before the wedding or event.
What types of services do you offer?
We offer a variety planning packages to suit all of your planning needs.
Our wedding planning packages include Day of / Month of Coordination, Partial Planning, Full Planning and planning for the Full Wedding Weekend.
We think you are exactly what we are looking for. How do we begin?
Simply fill out the form on our Contact page, email us or give us a call. We will set up a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your wedding or event. This is a chance for us to get to know each other to see if we are a good fit for each other.
Do you get a commission from vendors?
We never receive commission checks from vendors for referrals. We believe in recommending vendors based on our past experience with them. We always aim to recommend vendors that will meet our couple or client's vision and budget. You are never required to use the vendors that we recommend.
What types of weddings do you plan?
We plan religious as well non-denominational weddings. Here is a select list of just some of the types of weddings that we have planned in the past: Catholic, Christian, Civil, Covid, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Elopement, Gay, Greek, Jewish, LGBT, Military, Multicultural, South Asian, Pakistani, Persian
I already have a venue coordinator, why do I need to hire an event or wedding planner?
First of all, we love our venue coordinators! Your venue coordinator’s sole responsibility is to look out for the needs and deliverables of the venue. While they can be extremely helpful and will gladly guide you in a general direction of what to think about and what vendors you may want to consider, they are not there to work with you side by side throughout the planning process and direct you to those specific vendors that will fit your specific wedding needs. It is not in their job description to confirm your vendors, run your rehearsal, oversee the vendors at your wedding, cue you down the aisle at your ceremony, make sure all of the day’s events are running according to schedule and that your vision and priorities for the day are represented. Your event planner works tirelessly for you to make every aspect run smoothly, ensures your vendors are properly informed, sends out a final timeline and contact sheet prior to the wedding, makes sure you are having a great time celebrating and ensures that your vision has become a reality. Your event planner will give you unbiased recommendations and opinions specific to your wedding’s budget, style and overall vision.
How comfortable are you planning weddings with over 400 guests?
Do you have an extensive list of South Asian vendors?
Do you have any additional examples of your South Asian wedding experience?
What type of packages do you offer for South Asian weddings?
Have you planned and executed weddings during the Covid pandemic?
We have! While most of our 2020 weddings were postponed to 2021 and 2022, some of our couples chose to continue on with their original wedding date. Modifications were certainly made in order to ensure the health and safety of all of those involved. Visit our Events Restructured / Events Reimagined page to learn more about what CG & Co Events is now offering.