Events designed with Love

Fees and Payment

We charge a fixed fee for our wedding planning services and our clients sign a detailed contract with Terrasenses & Etica Events for the provision of these services. We invoice clients directly for our wedding planning charges but help clients manage their overall budget and payment schedule using a specially designed wedding budget spreadsheet.

The percentage for A to Z wedding planning & design usually corresponds to approximately 11 % of the overall wedding budget with a minimum fee of 1500 dollars plus Ecuadorian VAT at 12% for either the most basic range of services, a small scale wedding, a mid week wedding (Monday to Thursday) or out of season wedding (November to March). We do have options for on-a-budget weddings with incredible elopements packages!

The fee, which is a fixed fee established before our contract is signed, will depend on the size and scale of your wedding, the number of services we are required to provide (the organization of any events before or after the wedding day in particular have an impact on the rate), the wedding’s logistical complexity, the amount of preparation time we estimate will be required for the planning of your wedding and the time-frame we are required to work to.
We determine our fee in the form of a quote following a consultation during which the needs, expectations and desires of our future clients are discussed in detail.

 

Venue find fee

Visit is charged at 200 dollars plus Ecuador VAT at 12% plus travel costs*. Two days of venue visits is charged at 300 dollars plus Ecuador VAT at 12% plus travel costs*. The fee includes time spent preparing pricing, availability and key information relating to each recommended venue, visiting the venues with the clients (transportation usually provided in Assyah’s car unless chauffeur transport is required), as well as following up after the visits help the couple to confirm their chosen venue. To make sure that a particular venue would be within a couple’s global budget, the venue find service also includes preparing an estimated budget for the wedding day celebrations at one or two different venues. It is possible to arrange for chauffeur driven transportation at an additional cost. Food and drink is not included. As a general rule, we pay for our own food and drink and the client pays for theirs. Generally following the provision of the venue find service we go on to provide the full A to Z service but couples are under no obligation to do so.

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