An Interview with Oliva Fata Events

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I want to congratulate you on your engagement! I’m sure you have so many ideas and visions for your wedding. This is where having a wedding planner you can count on comes in. I had the privilege of interviewing Olivia from Olivia Fata Events. You’ll love learning about her and her amazing wedding planning business! She is the wedding planner for you. 

What services do you provide? 

 Wedding Coordination – focused on Wedding Management (Day-of). 

What training & certification do you have? 

Certified Wedding Planner, Certified Event Manager and soon-to-be Certified Destination Wedding Planner.

Why hire a wedding planner?  

All couples should hire a planner/coordinator so they are able to be in the moment and allow their friends and family to be there with them. No matter what, someone will be assigned to worry about the little details and at the end of the day, everyone wants to be their to celebrate, not be in charge to manage the day.

What makes your services unique?

My services are unique because they are customizable. Even my full planning package isn’t xx dollars for xx hours. I prefer to do that based on what is needed rather than the ‘norm’.

Do you offer different packages?

 I do, I have 3 types of packages but my most popular is Wedding Day Management.

How long have you been planning weddings?

 12 years.

Do you have any favourite venues and caterers?

 I do, but I believe there is a certain vendor for each couple.

What is the best way to get in touch with you? 

Email I have a event questionnaire that is super helpful for both of us to review and ensure nothing is missed when we do our initial consultation.

I’ve started planning but feel overwhelmed. Do you offer to jump in and take over? 

100% – I’ve had couples book packages that don’t start until 4 weeks before, but ask to start 6 months to take over vendor communication. A wedding doesn’t need to be stressful, couples need to delegate as soon as it becomes overwhelming.

How far in advance are you booking? 

Prior to COVID 8 months. Currently 12-18 months.

Will you be present on my wedding day? 

Absolutely. I am the first vendor to arrive and usually the last to leave.

Do you have any advice for engaged couples that you can share?

The only advice worth sharing is, make sure you are hiring vendors who make you comfortable. These are people who you are investing in and trusting with one of the most important days of your life (this far). Vibes are everything.

I hope you enjoyed reading more about Olivia Fata Events! I remember all of the stress surrounding my own wedding day and can imagine how relieved my family and I would have felt having a wedding planner doing all of the behind-the-scenes work for us. I highly recommend Olivia Fata Events to plan your own wedding! 

Since you’re reading this article, I would love to share with you own portfolio as a wedding photographer. My husband and I are a wedding photography team based in the Okanagan, but we love to travel too! We have so much fun photographing weddings together and would love to be part of yours. Click here to see our work! 

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