about TAYO Weddings and Special Occasions?
Are Service Portfolio prices fixed?
While Service Portfolio prices are fixed at cost effective rates, all
of our clients are special to us and deserve the best possible service
and attention, so a bride-to-be on a smaller budget can always create
Portfolio to meet all of her needs and stay within her financial
Is my access to you limited?
There is no hourly limit within the Service Portfolios. Your TAYO consultant
is always available by e-mail to answer your questions and allay your
concerns; in addition she can be reached by phone beyond standard business
hours (within reason).
How do you select your recommended vendors?
Every vendor TAYO recommends has either worked with us in the past and
proven themselves to uphold the same high standards we abide by or has
been individually interviewed by us and/or has been referred by at least
two other wedding professionals.
How long will you be on site once the reception starts?
Your TAYO consultant and her assistant are on site throughout the event
and until all contractual agreements with the site and/or other vendors
have been met (e.g., room swept clean, deejay received final payment).
What does “TAYO” stand for?
This Ain’t Your
Ordinary. At TAYO, we go above and beyond ordinary
party planners because every occasion is special and every client deserves
to be treated with dignity, respect and professionalism.
Questions about Weddings?
What are some cultural touches I can add to my ceremony and/or reception?
In the African American tradition, you can Jump The Broom at either
the ceremony or reception to symbolize the starting of a new life and
In the African tradition, you can feed your elders a small piece of
bread or a kola nut to honor your connection to them.
In both the Latino and African tradition, you can do a dollar dance
at the reception that allows your guests to further help you establish
your new life and home together.
In the Caribbean tradition, you can provide your guests with a slice
of black cake at the reception.
Do I have to have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen?
Simply put, no. You can have any combination of men and women stand
up with you. You might have them walk down the aisle singly, pair up
everyone except the maid of honor and best man or vice versa.
Do I have to wear white?
It is no longer necessary to follow the tradition of a first time bride
wearing white and, in fact, many brides of other cultures never wear
white opting to wear vibrant red, for example. However, in America the
bride of the 21st century can wear accents of vibrant color or subtle
shades of pink, gold or ivory without upsetting anyone (Grandma’s)
Can we have a religious ceremony without being in a House of Worship?
Yes! TAYO can arrange for a pastor, rabbi, elder or leader of most faiths
to act as your officiant in virtually any setting.
How important is following wedding etiquette?
Wedding etiquette is ultimately designed to let you and your guests
know what to expect of each other, and depending on the formality of
your wedding ceremony and reception, it can be critical to having things
flow smoothly. At the same time, expectations continue to evolve and
new rules crop up, as in when to turn off your cell phone. So if following
etiquette is important to you, TAYO will make it an integral part of
our planning and if it is not, we’ll treat etiquette as a guide
as opposed to the rule.