FAQ

My venue already has an in-house coordinator. Do I need another coordinator or planner?


The short answer is, yes. A venue's in-house coordinator is completely different from a wedding coordinator or planner. A venue coordinator is there to serve the venue. A wedding coordinator or planner offers years of experience as a planner that is there to serve you. A wedding coordinator or planner will know your wedding vision and style, and is experienced in accommodating "emergencies" as they arise.




What is the difference between Partial Service and Full Service Planning?


Our Partial Planning Service is for the couple that wants to plan their wedding but would love professional help along the way. We are there for you as you plan your wedding offering vendor recommendations, making custom to-do list, offering advice, and helping with budget. Our Full Service package is for the couple that wants a professional to take care of everything. We will offer vendor recommendations complete with quotes from vendors that fit with in your vision and style, and make custom to-do list showing what we will be working on next, and showing fun things that you can work on together as a couple or with bridal party. If you are having trouble deciding, contact us and we will send over a questionnaire with a few questions about your big day and what you need the most help with it. This will help us to determine what package we think is best for you.




Will my planner have an assistant with them the day of my wedding?


Your planner will mostlikely bring atleast one assistant with them the day of your wedding. In rare cases a second or third assistant is required to make sure everything goes smoothly, this will be discussed in our initial consultation, before sending your proposal.




Are your packages available for booking on holidays?


There are a few holidays available for bookings that may include an additional fee. This fee will likely cover the higher cost of travelling during holidays, paying staff more for time away from family, etc. We do not increase our rate or charge additional fees for "popular" or "high demand" dates, only for certain holidays.




What happens if I need to cancel?


All payments are non-refundable.




What happens if our planner has to cancel?


Your planner will only cancel in an emergency or family situation. If your planner needs to cancel, CMDesigns partners with other talented and professional coordinators, who can take over at any time at no additional cost to you.




I am not ready to book, but I have a few questions. What is the best way to get in touch with you?


We are happy to answer any questions you may have to make sure you are making the right decision for you and for your families. The best and easiest way to get your questions answered is by scheduling a phone conversation. You can do this via email or by filling out the form on our Contact page.




I am ready to book! What are my next steps to getting you booked for our date?


YAY! We are happy to have you join the CMDesigns Family! If you are ready to book our services, here is what we will do next: 1. Fill out the form on our Contact page, and let us know what service(s) you are interested in booking. 2. Fill out and submit the questionnaire that will be emailed to you shortly after filling out the contact form. (Your answers to these questions will help to make sure we are a good fit, and help us in putting together your proposal.) 3. We will contact you to schedule our intitial consultation, where we will go over the details of your questionnaire, and review your proposal. We look forward to hearing from you soon!




Why should I choose CMDesigns for my planner or Coordinator?


  • Caitlin Delgado, our lead coordinator and planner, has over 10 years of experience as a coordinator.
  • CMDesigns has built solid relationships with many of the other vendors in Central Texas, including many who have been in the industry for 25-55 years!
  • Our timelines, masterplans, design plans, etc., are very user friendly and easy to read. We get many comments about the ease of use and detail of our documents from vendors, and brides.
  • When it comes to the design, we work hand-in-hand with ARC Events, a rental company that has been in Waco for more than 50 years. They offer our customers an exclusive discount on all of their rentals.
  • Fossil Creek is another local company, a venue in China Spring, that offers our clients an exclusive discount.
  • You can rest assured not a single detail will be missed, when it comes to planning or coordinating your big day!