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Frequently Asked Questions

I am already working with a catering manager or venue coordinator & he/she is very helpful. Why do I need your help?


Typically, catering managers + venue managers at hotels or venues have the job of overseeing the wedding details that are directly related to the venue (and sometimes the food and beverage as well). It is not in their job description to confirm or oversee the vendors, run your rehearsal, cue you down the aisle at your ceremony, and make sure all of the day’s events are running according to schedule. As professional wedding planners, our services supplement the services offered by your catering manager, banquet manager & staff, venue coordinator and other vendors.




How involved are you in the event planning process?


We can be as involved as you need or want us to be from beginning to end. Ultimately, all actual decisions are made by you but we’re here to be your coach and advocate, and to make the whole process easier and more efficient for you. We are your liaison, timekeeper, + troubleshooter




I am worried that a planner will not listen to my ideas, what if we disagree?


We work for our clients. Certainly, we bring what we have found to be successful to you, but we want your event to be customized and to represent you. Your guests should arrive and think how much the events reflect the bride and groom or client, not who the planner was. In fact, some of our favorite parts of past celebrations have come from our clients’ initial ideas!




What is your pricing?


Our offerings start at $1,650 and can be customized to every client. We love starting with our clients before they find a venue. For these clients, we offer the full planning package for which we can help them secure the perfect spot for their special day and walk through the entire process step by step. Still, we also know that not everyone needs or wants that level of involvement so we can also jump in just for the final months with the supplemental or essential planning packages to help you wrap up the details, confirm the logistics, and be your advocate on wedding day.




This all sounds great, but it also sounds expensive. Are we going to be able to afford all of this?


Having a wedding planner pays for itself! It’s never an extra cost when it is incorporated in your overall budget. And you have to ask yourself can you put a price on peace of mind? There have been several people who opted to plan their own weddings because of “cost”. However, those who invested in a planner have time and time again admitted to us that their day, quite frankly, would have been a “mess” had we not been in the house! We can help you avoid that too. We are professionals that only have your best interest in mind so when you’re looking around for a “deal” remember: You get what you pay for.




What is your billing policy and when are payments due?


We accept cash, credit card, Zelle and cashier’s checks. All contracts include specific individual payment plans. A 35% retainer fee is due upon booking with a signed contract. The remaining balance is divided into two payments. The second installment is due at the halfway point between your initial deposit and your wedding day. The final balance is due 30 days before your wedding day.

Note: If your wedding is within 60 days of service retainment, your balance must be paid in full upon booking with a signed contract.




Can you recommend reputable vendors?


We align ourselves only with the most reliable and outstanding professionals. Our team is constantly reviewing vendors that will enhance your event with fresh, creative talent. We screen for specific criteria in professionalism, reliability, innovation, and value.




How can I determine which package I need?


Not a problem! During our consultation, we will ask a few questions in order to learn more about your upcoming event. We will discuss your vision and your coordination needs, as well as answer any questions you have about event coordination. After that discussion, we will determine which package would be the best fit, or if it may be better to customize something to meet your needs.




Do you assist in negotiating with vendors?


Your vendor recommendations will be tailored to your needs and budget. We will always strive to obtain the best value for our clients while promoting vendors that provide the best service and quality. Miah Luke does not accept referral fees or kickbacks, so those savings are yours when available.




Do you plan events other than weddings?


For sure! We offer services for corporate events, bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversaries, holiday dinners, baby showers, engagement parties, and more.




I am planning a destination wedding in Atlanta, but I live in another city/state/country, can you help me?


Absolutely! We are very comfortable working with clients whom do not live in the metro Atlanta area or other service areas. Technology is our friend and can communicate with ease through varying platforms including phone, e-mail, FaceTime, Google Meet and Zoom.