Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
On the Mornington Peninsula
Where do we meet for the initial consultation?
At a location of your choice on the Mornington Peninsula – ie a café, proposed function venue
How many times can we meet during the planning process?
The amount of communication involved will depend on the level of support you require, and you can choose to have your consultations either face to face or over the phone
How much will it cost for me to have an Event Planner?
The cost will depend on your requirements, so please refer to the links to approximate costings provided under the Services tab
How much notice do I need to give to make a booking?
The more notice the better, as your venue and suppliers are more likely to have availability
There is no minimum time, but please note that events planned with minimal notice are more limited in selections and less time may be available to spend on the finer details
Will a contract be required?
A contract will be required
Do you have a cancellation policy?
The cancellation policy is included in the contract
Is a deposit required?
A deposit is required at the time of making your booking
Do you charge GST?
How do I make payments?
Payment can be made via direct deposit or PayPal
Can I choose my own suppliers?
Do you only recommend local suppliers?
The majority of recommended suppliers are local to the Mornington Peninsula, however some are from across Melbourne
Additional suppliers from outside of the Mornington Peninsula can also be sourced at your request
What if I want to hold an event outside of the Mornington Peninsula?
Functioning Together can cater for any event, however there may be additional travel and accommodation costs involved
What are the planning hours mentioned in some of the packages?
Some packages have a set amount of planning hours included in the price. Planning hours can include time spent working through your specific requirements to determine suitable suppliers, preparation of styling suggestions, seeking quotes from suppliers, booking suppliers, ordering place cards and invitations, attending venue inspections with you (at your request if not included in the package), meeting with suppliers with you (at your request), travel time to venues, suppliers and unscheduled meetings, travel time to meetings outside the Mornington Peninsula, preparing your budget, and preparing your floorplan and layout.
Planning hours do not include your initial consultation, scheduled planning meetings (apart from travel outside of the Mornington Peninsula), phone and email communications, attending venue inspections on the Mornington Peninsula (when included in your package,) attendance at your Wedding rehearsal, and attendance at your Event.
The inclusions for each package are flexible, however if the planning hours go beyond those agreed, there will be additional costs applied at an hourly rate.
Do you have public liability insurance?