Educating yourself about a wedding planner (or consultant or coordinator), and what they do, is quickly becoming a required part of planning a wedding. Many couples these days are planning long distance affairs, or have demanding work schedules that do not allow for endless meetings with vendors and locations for their wedding. Often, couples have to make decisions quickly, and without as many choices of locations, materials, or referrals of vendors as they would really like. This is where the knowledge and practical experience of a wedding planner becomes invaluable.
Perhaps you have already heard or read some reasons why it is beneficial to hire a coordinator. It’s true that we wear many hats in this industry. We must be able to take on a wide variety of duties in order to serve the needs of our clients. We are able to recommend vendors and service providers that we have worked with before. We also help a client stay within their budget, often saving them money, and may advise them on wedding etiquette questions. We can help clients shop for their wedding attire, as well as that of their wedding party. We generally coordinate all of the client’s plans. Of course, the biggest service we provide is to keep your rehearsal, wedding day and reception on track. But I believe the most valuable service we provide is that of stress relief. We are there to lift the burden from the clients’ shoulders, whether it is just making sure that the vendors have all arrived on time and are setting up the party to specifications, to calming any last minute nerves and offering words of encouragement. We take care of any details that our clients wish, from just a sounding board when they are starting to plan, to searching out the best deals on locations, vendors, and materials. We are the people that pick up the ball and run with it, to paraphrase a sports metaphor. Our only job is to make sure our clients are completely happy, and that the event goes off flawlessly!
Even the most organized person will not wish to deal with lots of details on what is the most special day of their lives. They may only want to go with the flow, and enjoy the day with family and friends. That is where a wedding coordinator comes in. We do the worrying for you!
We have been blogged! This time, with one of our videography partners, Joseph Testa Films. We first met Joe on Facebook, chatting on several occasions in different wedding planning and industry-related groups. When the opportunity came up to plan a destination wedding for one of our couples, Azia and Hondo, on relatively short notice, Joe and his wife Peggy happily agreed to assist us with videography for the wedding. They did a fantastic job! We highly recommend Joe for all of your video needs!
Since then, we have collaborated at several bridal shows, and often promote special deals with each other, in order to maximize value, while not sacrificing quality of service, for our clients. We also co-administer several wedding message groups together on Facebook, providing planning advice and resources for brides and vendors.
Recently, Joe sent us a short questionnaire, using the answers to create a feature about our business. Below is the link to the post on Joe’s blog. Enjoy!
Happy Engagement Season Everyone!! We are willing to bet you know someone who is now sporting something very sparkly on the third finger of their left hand – a gorgeous engagement ring! With so many styles to choose from, each ring is a unique representation of love.
So…..we are dying to know……who got engaged over the Holidays? Please share your proposal stories with us! If you give us permission, we would like to post them to share, so all may know of your love story.
There is also still time to create a wonderful proposal with New Year’s and Valentine’s Day just around the corner. We would love to help you set a romantic scene for your once in a lifetime question.
We also would love to assist you in all aspects of planning your dream wedding! From a free initial consultation, to sending you off on your honeymoon, we can cover all of the details, and take the stress and worry from you. That way, you can enjoy your engagement and dream wedding as you truly deserve!
Start the process by contacting us today. We can’t wait to meet you, and share a drink to celebrate with you! Cheers!
Phone: (330) 313-6030
Please come meet us at the Rivercrest Farm’s Bridal Open House!
Friday, December 11th, from 6-9pm. Located in Dover, Ohio.
We will be there along with other great wedding vendors. We will also be offering a great special with Joseph Testa Films for wedding planning and videography! Hope to see you there!
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