10 Questions with Lynda Gono

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding planners in Pennsylvania, Lynda Gono of Lynda's Perfection Creations. Philadelphia based Lynda is the Founder and Lead Planner of Lynda's Perfection Creations

Lynda's Perfection Creations

Planner - Lynda Gono

10 Questions with Lynda Gono

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hello!! My name is Lynda L. Gono. I'm Founder, and Lead Planner of Lynda's Perfection Creations.

From a young age I've always known that I was destined to be a business owner. I remember when I was about 7 or 8 years old, I used to draw pictures of myself with a briefcase in my hand walking towards a plane, saying "I'm going to travel the world." I'm proud to say that my dream has come true!

Planning and designing has always been a huge part of my life. I can only thank God for blessing me with this gift. In 2008, I was the maid of honor at my best friend's wedding. The joy I obtained while helping coordinate, sparked a flame that has always been within me. My passion intensified over the years as I began assisting my friends and family with their various events. I worked for United Nations and various fortune 500 companies after I graduated with a degree in International Marketing and Business Globalization, at Penn State University. It wasn't until I began planning my own wedding had I realized the wedding industry is where my heart and soul thrive. For most brides, planning a wedding is a majorly stressful event. But as for me, it is the total opposite. I have a heart for pursuing every detail of the planning and décor aspect.

Lynda's Perfection Creations was established to turn dreams into reality. I became a certified Wedding and Events Planner. With that, I am also a Certified Timeline Genius and Florist. I took florist courses at the Temple University Ambler Campus, where I earned my certificate. We plan extraordinary events, with a heavenly touch. I want everyone to experience the same joy and excitement I received after planning my own wedding. Seeing people happy with my work brings me all the satisfaction I need. Our motto is "Beauty Beyond Imagination." We create, you bring the hugs and high-fives at every occasion.

2. What's your experience as a wedding planner? How many weddings have you planned?

Lynda's Perfection Creation's has been servicing individuals and businesses for more than four years. With more than 10+ years of experience in the industry, we have helped numerous people celebrate different occasions. Over the years, I have planned more than 30+ weddings.

3. What sorts of services do you offer (month-of coordination, full-service planning, or à la carte planning)?

Lynda's Perfections Creations is an events, planning, and décor based company. As well as Interior Home & Office Décor, we offer Full & Partial Services, and cater to small and large events. Our services include but are not limited to month-of coordination, Full-Service Planning, A la carte Planning, Décor, Parties, Baby & Bridal Showers, Church Events, Conferences, Quinceañeras, and Graduations.

4. How do payments work (a percentage of the wedding budget, a flat fee etc.)? What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

We offer both percentage of wedding budget and a flat fee. Every package is custom made to fit the needs of our clients budget. Our décor packages and day of coordination are our most popular.

5. Who else is in your team and how many people on your staff will be at the wedding?

There are a total of 10 people who work together to execute every event. The staffed amount of people per wedding are based on the size of each occasion.

6. What happens if you're sick or otherwise unable to be there on the day of the wedding?

In regards to falling sick on the day of a wedding, I have other lead planners on my team who are trained to carry out the day to day function of each event. They have prior knowledge and are capable of handling and managing each event in my absence.

7. How many meetings will you have with the couple and how will they be involved?

Each client is involved in every aspect of the planning detail. They are given a wedding checklist, to guide them on what is expected in the upcoming months leading to the event. The meeting number varies based on the needs of each client. Also based off of the what services have been booked and the time period of your event. Included, is the venue walk-through and rehearsal coordination, if needed.

8. Will you handle the invitations, from wording and ordering to the addressing and mailing? What about guest list coordination and RSVPs?

Yes, forms of wording and ordering to the addressing and mailing is handled by me, along with the guest list coordination and RSVPs.

9. Do you handle rentals? Will you coordinate delivery, arrival and set up times with the photographer, the florist, the musicians and the caterer/banquet manager?

Yes, we handle all aspects of the wedding day coordination. We require a copy of all vendor contracts for all vendors listed, 2 weeks prior to the event, for a smoother transition.

10. Can you create a timeline that tells everyone involved in the planning process (other pros, members of the wedding party, to-be-weds and families) what to do and when to do it? How will you make sure everyone sticks to the schedule?

Yes, we do have a timeline checklist to let everyone involved in the planning process know what to do, and when it should be done. A week before the wedding, there is a general meeting including the bridal party and immediate family members, to go over details of the wedding. This information is also given at the wedding rehearsal.



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