Where are you located?
Rose Gold Events is based in Northern California, in the East Bay. But, never fear, we serve all of the Bay Area and beyond including San Francisco, the East Bay, Wine Country, and the Central Coast. Note: There may be lodging and/or travel fees for events more than 40 miles outside Concord, CA.
Do you travel for events?
Do we? We LOVE to travel and enjoy nothing more than a good party in a new fun place. In fact, we like to offer special rates for travel, when we can. I find myself in the Pacific Northwest pretty often, so if you’re having an event in Oregon/Washington, let me know! And if you're having a party anywhere else... Worldwide, we will never charge you more than the actual travel costs.
Do you do events other than weddings? What about destination weddings?
Yes and yes. Any kind of party – we’re so there!
Do you work with LGBTQ couples?
Yes, please. We LOVE love.
Can you do a Chinese/Buddhist/Catholic/Interfaith/Secular/Mormon/Jewish/Other Wedding?
Yes to all of the above and so much more. I don’t promise to have all the answers, but with our experience, your knowledge, a little google-ing, and our powers combined, we do promise to help you have a kick ass wedding.
Are you going to make us work with certain vendors? Are you going to make us do or buy things that we don’t want to?
Not at all, not ever. Your wedding is just that… your wedding. I am here to help, to give suggestions, to guide you however I can. I will never tell you that you need something, unless of course it’s a tent and your wedding is in November and you really do need a tent. Otherwise, you should spend your money how you see fit.
I will make suggestions, I can give guidance, and I have tons of awesome vendor recommendations, but I will never force you into a wedding mold that wasn’t made for you.
Do you only work with weddings with specific budgets? What kind of weddings do you do?
I have experience with: $2,000 city hall/restaurant weddings, $15,000 backyard parties, $40,000 hotel weddings, $100,000+ events - and everything in between.
I don’t limit the budget of weddings that I work with because I love all weddings and I want to be able to help as many people as I can. But I will also be the first to tell you that if you only have $7,000 to spend on your wedding, you shouldn’t necessarily spend $2,000 on a planner - you should probably buy more booze. Unless of course you want to spend $2,000 on a planner, and then you should. I will be realistic and honest with you throughout the process - I am here to help your wedding visions come to life.
Do I need a wedding planner? What about a coordinator? My venue has a coordinator. What’s the difference anyway?
I’ll be the first to tell you that it is very much possible to have a wedding without a planner or coordinator. But I will also be the first to tell you that a wedding planner or coordinator could make things easier on you, your partner, your mom, and your cousin from Idaho. And more importantly - you, the couple, should not be the ones bearing the weight of the details/logistics/time checking on the wedding day. So here’s what you need to know:
A wedding planner is someone who helps you with the research, design, planning, and logistics leading up to the wedding. Sometimes this starts as early as a year or two before the wedding, when there isn’t even a venue or date chosen yet. The wedding planner is there to help you through the entire process from day one through the wedding day, to take care of lots of it for you, and to make it all happen. (See ‘Full Planning’ under Services and Pricing.)
A wedding coordinator (often referred to as Day of Coordinator or DOC) is some who steps in toward the end of the planning process, takes over all the information from the couple, wraps up the details, and manages the wedding day. In this case, the couple takes care of researching vendors, hiring vendors, planning the event, any DIY details, and then passes the torch so that their wedding coordinator can handle the rest. (See ‘Month-of-Coordination’ under Services and Pricing - because it really is at least Month-of NOT Day-of.)
Some venues or caterers will include a ‘coordinator’ in their packages. It is important to know the difference between this person and an exclusive wedding planner/coordinator. For lack of a better way to put it, the venue/catering coordinator is on ‘team venue/caterer’ and a wedding planner/coordinator is on ‘team YOU.’ Wedding planners and coordinators are there for you throughout the day to help with timing, ceremony logistics, details, decor, mishaps, fires (literal and figurative), your mom, the DJ who has been sneaking one too many beers, the gifts at the end of the night, and so much more. The venue/catering coordinator is often only present for part of the day, leaving after the meal and not helping with any of those extra intricacies. Don’t get me wrong, venue/catering coordinators are great, I love them - but their duties are different, and they aren’t a full service wedding coordinator, by any means!
What is your wedding philosophy? How did you get into weddings?
Check out the About section!