Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why should I hire a wedding planner?

A: We will relieve any wedding day worries from the bride, her family and the wedding party by keeping everything running smoothly to create the Bride’s dream wedding.

We have also worked with many of the area’s wedding professionals. It is our job to know all of the low-end, high-end, and medium-end wedding professionals in the area, and are constantly updating those lists. We can save the bride time and money by only scheduling vendor appointments with those that fit her style and budget criteria.


Q: Can I afford to hire a wedding or event planner?

A: Absolutely! Parties A’ La Carte has carefully designed packages that are competitive yet affordable. While hiring another vendor may seem costly, a planner can offer valuable advice to save you time and money.


Q: Do I need a wedding planner even though my family members or friends offered to help?

A: Yes. A wedding professional will provide you with the high quality level of service that you deserve. Even though our family members have good intentions, they do not have as much experience as a wedding professional. Your family and friends deserve to enjoy the day as much as you do and not spend it working.


Q: My reception venue has a wedding coordinator; do I still need to hire a wedding planner?

A: Yes! If you are trying to decide whether you need a wedding planner since the venue offers an in-house coordinator, there is quite a difference between those two. Here are just a few of the many things that a wedding planner can help with that a venue in-house coordinator cannot:

  • Attending vendor meetings with you and asking the right questions
  • Reviewing all your vendor contracts for errors or potential problems
  • Helping you combine all the elements and create an overall wedding style
  • Creating extensive time lines for you
  • Staying in touch with your vendors and making final confirmations
  • Have back-up reputable vendors to contact in case of a problem
  • Assist you with invitations and stationary etiquette
  • Provide you with custom planning resources

There are many venue in-house coordinators who do a great job managing the venue, but it isn’t their job to assist you with all the details, etiquette, time lines, etc. that go along with planning your wedding. When in doubt, just ask them what services they will be providing for you.


Q: How do I choose which wedding planner to hire?

A: The most important thing when selecting a Wedding planner is to find someone that you trust and feel completely comfortable working with. With all of the decisions to be made in the upcoming year and the amount of time you are going to be spending together this is extremely important. You also want to ensure that the Wedding planner is someone who is keeping up with industry trends and has the education and backing of vendors and other professionals in the wedding industry.


Q: What will my coordinator or Event Planner wear to my event?

A: The Parties A’ La Carte Team prefers to blend in with your event. We are there to represent you, not promote our business; therefore, we do not wear uniforms. Typically, our staff will wear dress slacks and a blouse or a simple dress for an afternoon event and a pantsuit or cocktail dress for an evening event.


Q: Where are you located?

A: Parties A’ La Carte is located Belleair Bluffs, FL. We realize our clients have very busy schedules and we will travel to our clients. Parties A’ La Carte serves all of The Greater Tampa Bay Area and Orlando.


Q: Is Parties A’ La Carte a Wedding Planner only?

A: No. Parties A’ La Carte actually does all types of events! We specialize in Birthday Parties, Children’s Events, Corporate Events, Weddings, Charity Events, and much, much more.


Q: Why do I need to hire an event planner for my Child’s birthday party?

A: Although a children’s birthday party may seem simple, Parties A’ La Carte is here to add those special touches that will make any event truly remarkable! Not only will we handle every aspect of your event, but you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your party with no stress!