What does a wedding planner do?

A wedding planner assists a bride and groom to help make their wedding as close to perfect as it possibly can be. The professionals at Gemini Event Planning are trained experts in all things wedding; especially destination weddings. We allow you to relax and enjoy being a guest at your own wedding.

  • Your Gemini consultant knows weddings, from etiquette on invitation formats through vendor selections. We know what is necessary to unveil the perfect wedding; we follow the 5 P’s of Success – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
  • Your consultant will ensure that all timelines and event specifications are met and all aspects of the wedding day are smooth, flowing and effortless.  We turn your wedding dreams into reality.
  • Why should you worry about the wedding details? Your consultant will work with and oversee all the hired professionals to ensure everything is set up and executed according to the plan.
Financial Planning.

If you’re working with a budget (and who isn’t?), your consultant can help you stick to it.  Gemini creates a budget with you, extracting information on your perceived value and goals for each line item.  We provide feedback on local market value, and provide custom vendor selections based on this information. We have vendor options for every budget!


Caught between “ex”-families “step”-families, in-laws and other family issues? Your Gemini planner, as an independent third party, can help navigate any situation. We have been known to smooth ruffled feathers, mediate disagreements and prevent hurt feelings. Sometimes your consultant may be nothing more than a “sounding board” to support you during the entire planning process or “shoulder the responsibility” for a particular decision.

Can’t I do the planning myself?

You certainly can do the planning yourself, and that sometimes is part of the fun. But it also can be stressful, especially for destination weddings. If you have the time to tour venues, research and interview many sources for each vendor category and you aren’t worried whether you’re getting the best vendor for your needs and budget, then you can plan the bulk of your wedding. Once you arrive for your wedding weekend, will you have the time to oversee the details, vendors and ensure whether everything will turn out perfectly? Does the venue you selected require that you have a coordinator? A Gemini wedding coordinator has the training and experience to perfectly orchestrate your vision, while you relax and enjoy your wedding weekend.  Our clients have diversified needs, which is why we have a custom approach.

Do I need a wedding coordinator?

A professional wedding coordinator will be a distinct asset as you plan your wedding. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend time with your fiancé and your families, rather than worrying about all the details of your special day? A coordinator will take care of the details, leaving you to have the fun. And, on your wedding day, you can shine as the star, while your coordinators work behind the scene to make it all happen!

Why should we choose you as our wedding planner?

Gemini Event Planners treat each wedding as if they are their own.  We prides ourselves on creativity, communication and organization throughout the planning process.  Because we get to know our clients on a professional and personal level, we often become friends with our clients after the event is complete.  The Gemini team only wants the best for you, and more importantly, for you to enjoy your wedding day.

We offer clients the widest breadth of experience, with over 20 years in the design and event industry.  Many clients take advantage of these assets and choose to use our talents for innovative décor ideas.  At Gemini, we believe in custom wedding coordinating packages to fit each client’s needs. Every wedding is different and there isn’t a “one-size” fits all package.  The Gemini team may assist with the day-of planning or an entire weekend of events.

Gemini Event Planning is the only wedding planner in Colorado to be published nationally multiple times in Town & Country Weddings, Brides Magazine and featured on television’s Platinum Weddings.

In addition, Gemini is the only wedding planner in Colorado to hold positions as both a group sales manager and catering manager at 4 star hotels in Vail and Beaver Creek.  With our extensive negotiation experience, you will have a seasoned professional as your voice in the Vail Valley.

Who are we actually hiring? 

When you hire Gemini, you are partnering with our team.  We have over 25 years of experience in design, décor, contract negotiation, customized vendor selection and flawless event execution.  The on-site team has assisted Gemini for over 10 years, and each member excels in a different aspect of coordinating and implementation. As experienced coordinators, we handle the details while you spend time with your family and friends.

Can you assist me with the design, décor and details of my wedding?

Absolutely! Our weddings have been published by Town & Country Weddings, Brides Magazine and The Knot and filmed by Platinum Weddings due to the extreme level of interaction we have with clients.  Our years of immersion in wedding culture, fashion and design prompted the development of a design process that creates an incredibly fun milieu for Gemini clients.  It encourages the bride and groom to become creative and uncover what inspires them individually, while discovering their traits as a couple.  This progression leads to cutting edge design elements, thoughtful details and incredible memories.  These particulars are just what our couples cherish forever, the guests recall as their “favorite vacation ever”, and leading publications admire.

How do we determine the cost of your services?

A wedding coordinator is a part of your budget, not an extra expense. In fact, you often save money because your coordinator can suggest less expensive alternatives that still enhance your wedding.  At Gemini every wedding coordination package is custom to produce your dream wedding – all within your budget. We begin by reviewing a list of comprehensive services Gemini Event Planning offers and clients check off the items where they would like assistance.  Gemini offers clients anything from day-of coordination to comprehensive planning, design and event implementation.

How do we move forward with your coordination services?

Gemini Event Planning offers a straightforward contract that includes all the services you wish to incorporate.  The contract does not highlight the exclusions, but rather spells out exactly what you are hiring Gemini to do on your behalf.  A signed contract and 50% deposit is retained to save the date and then the fun begins!