FAQs

FAQs

Q. Seriously – Just the rich and famous hire an event planner – right?

A. Event planners are for everyone and should not be viewed as a luxury. My assistance is for you, one who recognizes your intent is to host a wonderful event, whether personal or corporate. But, you realize, with work, family and all the other activities you’re involved with your time is limited..

Q. Can I afford an event planner?

A. You can’t afford not to hire an event planner. Emotionally spending too much money for your event is easy to do. During my first consult with you, we will discuss and determine what your budget is to host your event. We will frequently review the budget to stay on task and make sensible choices to make the day a memorable one without going over budget.

Q. Do I want a la carte service or full service event planning for a wedding?

A. The choice is completely yours. I can make and attend all, some or none of your venue and vendor appointments. I can assist with the RSVPs of the wedding, or not. I can go dress shopping with you and the bridal party, or not.

Critical are the rehearsal and day of your wedding. I am the glue that keeps the day together when the unintended occur – but keep in mind if the unintended does occur, like a forgotten boutonniere, or sad flower girl, NOTHING will change the fact that you are now Mr. & Mrs.

Q. Is a la carte service an option for corporate events?

A. Absolutely! Keeping track of registration and handling registration the day of the event can relieve the stress for your staff. Picking up the speaker from the airport, and assuring the venue has all the necessary AV requirements in place. Your staff has their daily tasks to complete and may not have the time to give to the event.

Q. I do need an event planner, but Monday is my only day off from work – will that work?

A. As an event planner, my planning hours are very flexible. Coffee on Sunday afternoon with a bride and groom is very common. Tuesday night dinner recaps with the bride and groom and their parents is very common. A  Thursday meeting at 6 p.m. is very common to plan corporate events, fundraisers and employee recognition gathering.  A Wednesday tasting over lunch at a potential caterer is common for corporate and personal events.  And an e-mail question and answer … well we all know that can be almost any time!

Q. What do you mean by Association Management or Managing Director?

A. Some organizations do not have a physical venue, but meet at various locations frequently and need assistance with their events and Board Meetings.

For example, I am the Managing Director for the ACF Chefs of Milwaukee, a chapter of the national organization. I attend their monthly Board Meeting and take and distribute the minutes. I assist with their annual fundraising event of over 200 guests. Monthly, a different chef and venue host a dinner meeting with education. I announce the event through e-mail blasts, confirm RSVPs and orchestrate the registration the evening of the event, along with payments.

KATHY HOPP EVENTS

... because everything is an event!

No two events are alike. Let my expertise guide you through the planning process for an event you and your guests will never forget.

SERVICES

◦ Weddings
◦ Corporate Events
◦ Association Management
◦ Birthdays

CONTACT

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 414.315.8781
Mail to: N29W6601 Lincoln Boulevard
Cedarburg, WI 53012