My Venue Has A Coordinator. Why Would I Need A Wedding Planner?
Venue coordinators are solely focused on the activities that are specific to the venue. They are responsible for making sure that the room is set-up according to the terms of the contract and that the banquet event order (BEO) is filled on your wedding day. They may or may not refer you to wedding vendors, via their Preferred Vendor list. They are talented professionals who are focused on ensuring that the venue is protected while providing a space for your wedding day festivities and we will partner with them to ensure everything unfolds the way that it should.
As your wedding coordination team, we have a singular focus: YOU. We are your advocate, your sounding board and your support system. We will be the team guiding you with insight and advice, protecting your interests for every aspect of your wedding, including the venue. Example: Did you discover that the ring-bearer threw his shoes out of the car on the way to the church? Who are you going to call? Certainly not the venue coordinator. You'll call us and we'll take care of it. (note: This really happened at one of our weddings).
Are Rehearsals Part of the Package?
Absolutely! There is no way that we will agree to manage your wedding day and not be part of the rehearsal, nor will charge you extra for performing a necessary function. Rehearsals are typically our first opportunity to meet your bridal party and put names to faces. Rest assured, we'll be there, even if we're just sitting quietly in the back of the room while the church director runs thru required protocols.
Our Church Has Guidelines That Must be Followed. Are You Okay With That?
Yes, I am. My church has guidelines as well, so I can relate. Also, as a Distinguished Graduate of the Association of Bridal Consultants professional development program, it is my professional obligation to respect the traditions of religious institutions and I will always honor the rules and protocols of your house of worship.
I Have Friends & Family Who Have Volunteered to Help You on My Wedding Day. Is That Okay?
We love it when our couples have a strong network of supporters for their wedding day, however, for liability reasons, we cannot utilize volunteers to assist our team with wedding day management and execution. We always recommend that those who want to help you be designated for assisting you with getting dressed, serving as ushers or being the people responsible for transporting any large gifts that you may receive on your wedding day.