Q: What is the difference between an Elopement and a Micro Wedding
A: Elopements are considered intimate celebrations with a max of 10 people including the couple. Elopements are available midweek only during the peak season of June - September. If you are looking for an elopement in the off-season and would like a weekend, please reach out to us and we can help you arrange this. Our email address is Weddings@TahoeUnveiled.com
Micro Weddings are considered small weddings with up to 30 people including the couple. Micro Weddings are available any day of the week, however vendors and venues will have more availability midweek.
Q: What is the minimum amount of people required?
A: For Elopements the minimum can be as small as the two of you or as large as 10 people.
For Micro Weddings, the minimum can be as few as 10 people or as large as 30 people.
Q: What is the maximum amount of people?
A: At the moment, we are capping our Micro Weddings at 30 people. With the current pandemic situation, we want to maintain caution and safety as much as possible. In the future, we hope to offer a larger guest count.
Q: Why are all services in 10 person increments? If I have 12ppl can't I just pay for 12 meals?
A: Some of the services (food, dining sets, chairs, etc) are set in 10 person increments. If you have 12ppl and order a 3 course dinner, you will need to select 20 as the headcount or the dining set. While it may seem you are paying for more than you need, you are actually paying for exactly what you need. Each vendor has price minimums in order to cover their overhead and make a profit. Chefs may need an additional server, or more tables rented for back of the house cooking; a rental company may need to use a larger truck to deliver all furniture, etc. We have analyzed everyone's pricing and created a system that ensures each vendor will cover their overhead and make a profit.
Q: Why do weekends cost more money?
A: Summer weekend dates are in high demand and book out very quickly. Midweek dates will provide you with more options for your wedding.
Q: Can I choose my own vendors?
A: In order for us to streamline this booking process, we aren't able to offer you specific vendors. You may provide particular requests in the comments section when adding your package to your cart. We will do our best to fulfill your request, but this will come down to the vendor's availability. You can also email us with your requests (email@example.com) after you complete your package.
To get an idea of who your vendors will be, check out our vendor guide. Only vendors on this guide are included in our service.
Q: What are all the wedding venue options?
A: Take a look at the "Venues" section of our vendor guide. In the event all of these venues are sold out, we have a collection of Reserve Venues we work with. All of these venues are vetted by our team to ensure quality service and maintained grounds.
Q: Do I have to pay the entire wedding at one time?
A: Nope! Upon checking out, you will pay just $500 as a non-refundable booking retainer.
15 days later, we will collect a 50% deposit.
60 days prior to your wedding date, we will collect the remaining balance.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Cancel within 14 days of booking your wedding: The $500 deposit is non-refundable, but no further payments are due.
Cancel between 15 days after booking and 60 days prior to your wedding: Tahoe Unveiled will retain your 50% non-refundable deposit as this has been paid to all of your vendors and they have each secured your date for you and likely turned away other business. No additional payments are due.
Cancel less than 60 days prior to your wedding date: No refunds will be provided and any outstanding payments are due. Your vendors are very unlikely to book your date after securing it for you. Their business counts on each client's commitment to follow through with agreed payments.
All cancellation notices must be submitted in writing to Tahoe Unveiled via email -Weddings@TahoeUnveiled.com
Q: What if I need to Reschedule my date?A: We get it, this is a challenging time to plan a celebration. We have created a flexible rescheduling policy to help all of our couples as well as our vendors. Our vendors are all small businesses and have been hugely impacted financially by this pandemic. We created the following with both our couples and our vendors in mind:
- Within 14 days of booking: You can reschedule to any date without penalty.
- Between 15 days of booking and 45 days of wedding: You may reschedule to a date that all of your vendors are available. We can help you contact each vendor and find out everyone's availability. If a vendor is not available on the date you choose, you will lose any money already spent.
- Less than 45 days prior to wedding: Reschedule requests will only be considered under the following terms:
- If the couple tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your wedding date. Please note, family and/or wedding party members testing positive for COVID-19 will not be considered grounds for rescheduling your wedding. Documentation evidencing your positive test result will be required.
- Your venue is subject to a governmentally mandated restriction preventing you from holding your event at the occupancy level stated in your reservation,
If you need to reschedule your event, please notify the Company in writing via email - Weddings@TahoeUnveiled.com, at least 45 days prior to the scheduled event date. You will receive confirmation of the approval of your request. You are permitted to reschedule your event one time; however, the event must take place within one (1) year from the original wedding date. If the event does not occur within one (1) year from the original wedding date, your package and any subsequent agreement for services will become null and void and the Company shall be entitled to keep the fees paid by you for the wedding. All vendors must be available on the new wedding date; if some are not, you agree to forfeit any deposit paid to said vendor(s). The Company is not responsible for refunding any fees paid to vendors that are unavailable on the new wedding date. Postponements requested less than 45 days prior to the wedding will be considered a cancellation, except as set forth in our Covid-19 Policy below.
Q: When do I meet my vendors?
A: After you submit your payment, we will reach out to all of our vendors on our vendor guide to book your wedding. Within a few days, we will introduce you to each of your vendors. You are then welcome to setup a call or email them with any questions.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?
A: If you have questions during the booking process, you are always welcome to reach out to us via Weddings@TahoeUnveiled.com or give us a call - 530-579-4212. We can schedule a time to talk to answer all questions.
If you have specific questions about your vendor services after booking, we recommend reaching out to your vendors. If at anytime you need more information, you are welcome to reach out to us.
Q: Do you create my timeline?
A: No, we don't create your timeline, or manage all vendor services after booking. If you would like this service, we highly encourage you to hire one of the planners during the building process. If you have already built your wedding and then realized you would like the assistance of a wedding planner, reach out and we will connect you with a planner. You can then book their services directly.
Q: Is Full Wedding Planning included in your services?
A: While we are simplifying a huge part of the wedding planning process with our booking tool, we are not your wedding planner. If you would like assistance with creating a wedding day timeline, figuring out event setup, relaying all timing and event logistics with vendors, etc, you will want to book a wedding planner. You can either do this when building your wedding package, or if you already completed your package then reach out to us and we will put you in touch with a planner.
Q: What is the Best Time Of Year to get married in Lake Tahoe?
A: Lake Tahoe is pretty much incredible year round. The following describes the perks of each season:
Summer - warm days (70 - 90 degrees), cool nights (50 - 70degrees), beach days, many outdoor activities and adventure opportunities. This is also the peak season so expect higher rates all around.
Fall - cooler days (70's) and nights (40 - 60 degrees), fewer crowds, many outdoor activities and adventure opportunities. Lodging and activity rates tend to dip after mid-September. Some activity businesses close for the season around October 10th.
Winter - snow ( 10 - 40 degrees), snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, snow tubing, sledding, ice skating, etc). Ski resort lodging is expensive, but all other options are usually less expensive than the summer. Holidays and weekends are often very busy at the ski resorts. Wedding venues and vendors tend to have more availability and flexibility during the winter.
Spring - Crisp days (30 - 50 degrees) and nights (10 - 30 degrees) with few crowds. Snow, rain, and sun are all frequent during the spring in Tahoe. Depending on the snow pack, all snow sports are usually open until beginning to mid April. Ski resorts usually stay open until the end of April, if not later. Wedding venues, vendors, and lodging accommodations tend to have more availability and flexibility during the Spring.
Q: Why do you ask for backup wedding dates?
A: Tahoe is a very popular wedding destination and due to the pandemic, 2021 is looking to be the busiest wedding year known to date. Many couples who planned to get married in 2020 had to postpone until 2021. We want to save you the hassle of going back and forth with vendors on dates so we are doing this time consuming task for you.
Q: Midweek vs. Weekend
A: Midweek pros - fewer crowds, higher chance of booking your ideal vendors, more access to trails and beaches.
Weekend pros - guests tend to all have weekends off, but weekends are busy in Tahoe and there is a chance vendors may be booked up.
Q. Do you book the venue for us?
A: No, because each venue’s requirements and services vary, we will not be booking the venue on your behalf, but rather will connect you with the specific venue that reflects your selected tier.
The price of the venues is explained within the description of each tier. After checking out, we will begin our search for a venue that fits your selected tier. We will then connect you to the sales manager of your venue. He or she will send you the venue’s contract. You will pay the venue directly for all services. Please note that the Company is not liable or responsible for any actions or liabilities associated with the venue or for any agreement(s) entered into directly between you and a venue.
Q: Are you inclusive to everyone?
A: YES!!! Love is love. We celebrate and welcome everyone!!!
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