Client Interview with Moniek, Owner of Distinctive Soirees, LLC
I’ve always been the detail-oriented, super- organized person in my family, among my friends and at my previous jobs, I’ve been planning events for over ten years. After coordinating my sister-in-law’s bachelorette party from out of state in 2010 I decided that I need to make it official and start my own planning business. I decided to make our products (backdrops, ceiling draping, red carpet, etc.) available for rent locally to help those people that don’t require a planner per se, but still want to have an awesome event.
Aside from celebrating the oohs and aahs of an event with my clients, my approach to planning is rooted in my years of experience with coordinating a variety of events, my professional training and my project management background. I have a unique ability to manage the structured planning side with the fun creative side. I’m also an Army veteran. My clients benefit from my distinctive skill mix.
Wow, that sounds awesome…and very expensive. Are we going to be able to afford your services?
I don’t believe in charging clients for products or services that they don’t need or want. One of the reasons I went into this business was to make professional event services available to everybody, this shouldn’t be a service that only the wealthy have access to. Everybody wants to celebrate their special event in a special way, and I believe in providing the best value for your money. Therefore, I build customized quotes for every potential client based on their needs. During our “Getting Acquainted” consultation we go over your vision for the event, we discuss the items you need, and you only pay for what you need.
Who do you work best with?
I work best with nice people that actually know (or are willing to be helped to figure out) what they want…if you don’t know what you want and don’t want my help determining what that is, we won’t work well together.
Who isn’t going to benefit from you help with their event?
Basically any person of the –zilla persuasion.
Will I lose control of my event if you’re planning it for me?
You’re the one driving this train, I’m just the gal in the passenger seat that’s helping you arrive at the place where you want to go. If you don’t know exactly where you want to go yet, that’s cool. We’ll figure it out together.
Do you have other planners on staff?
I bring on assistant event managers for larger events to help coordinate the moving parts onsite. This allows the client to be completely hands off and enjoy their event while we take care of the behind the scenes stuff.
Will you work with the vendors that I’ve already found?
Yes. While I’ve been able to build relationships with some vendors over time from collaborating on events together, I welcome the opportunity to get to know those that I haven’t had the pleasure of working with before.
Do you take credit cards? Do you offer payment plans?
Yes and yes.
This sounds like everything we’ve been looking for, what’s our next step?
The next step is to call me at (706)478-7361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your Getting Acquainted consultation. I want to learn about your needs, see if we’re a good match and build a package that suits your tastes and budget.
May we contact some of your former clients to find out what it’s like to work with you?
Yes, of course! You can also read some of our client testimonials here right now.
We have a few more questions before we get started, may we call to chat for a few minutes?
You sure can. In fact I encourage potential clients to call or email (whichever works for them, I’m pretty flexible) so we can address any questions or concerns they have. Feel free to reach out to get your questions answered!