Mary Salbador Events

Did you start your business from scratch?

Yes, for years I have planned events and wedding for family and friends. After realizing how much I enjoyed this work I decided to pursue my love and became a Certified Wedding Planner.

Did you receive any formal training to become a wedding and event planner?

Yes, I am a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S. in Horticulture. After leaving this field of study, I decided to become a wedding and event planner. I became a Professional Certified Wedding Planner through The Wedding Planning Institute, and have taken event planning classes from a local college.

Do you bring assistants to help manage wedding and events?

Yes, the size of the event or wedding determines the number of assistants.

Do you personally attend every wedding and event?

Yes, I take a personal interest in all of the wedding and events we are hired for and personally attend each of them. Due to the personal nature of this business, and the attention to details each wedding or event receives only one wedding or event is booked per weekend.

Do you charge for an initial consultation?

No, the first meeting is complimentary. This meeting usually lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. Details on this meeting and what is discussed at it can be found in the wedding packages section of this website.

Do you accept professional discounts from vendors that you recommend?

If a vendor offers a discount, that discount is then passed directly to the client.

How many hours do you spend on site the day of the event?

I will be there as early as needed, but for most events 6-12 hrs.

Are you present at vendor meeting?

I am available to attend vendor meetings. I will attend the number of meetings that correlates to the package you have booked.

Who signs vendor contracts?

Mary Salbador Events will provide recommended vendor lists, arrange appointments with venues and vendors, and review contracts; but it is ultimately the responsibility of the client to sign contracts and make payments directly to those vendors. Mary Salbador Events will however provide you with a checklist and payment reminders as needed.

Do you provide a wedding emergency kit?

Yes, you have access to a wedding emergency kit. The kit contains a multitude of items that is sure to handle most wedding day mishaps.

Do you charge by the hour or by a flat rate?

By a flat rate.

What is your payment schedule?

We have two payment plans

1) 50% deposit due with signed contract, balance due two weeks prior to the wedding or event.

2) 1/3 deposit due with signed contract, 1/3 due midway through planning process, and balance due two weeks prior to the event or wedding.

What is your refund policy?

All payments to date are non-refundable

Can you assist with out of town guest accommodations?

Yes, I can book blocks of rooms at a hotel convenient to the wedding or event festivities.