Showing posts tagged with: day of wedding coordination

How We Helped Predict (and Prevent) 4 Potential Wedding Disasters This Week

Blog, Event Planning Advice, Rants / 09.07.20180 comments

Sometimes we have clients who contact us stating that they “just” need us to do what they “tell” us to do and all we need to do is “show up” on the wedding day and “direct”.   There’s a problem with that.  Most do not know what needs to be done… let alone on the level it needs to be done.

While there are some coordinators  who may be willing to take this kind of client on, we do not.  Pointing people and services around  with no advance prep is all about putting fires out that could have been prevented in the first place.  And ultimately is costly to the couple.  You may save $2000 by hiring a day of coordinator who will only charge $300, but the potential disasters that could happen could end up costing tens of thousands of dollars in the end.

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So You Saved A Few Dollars Hiring a Coordinator for a Few Hours Only. Congratulations. It Shows.

Blog, Rants / 12.04.20140 comments

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Photo by Mary Jane Weddings | Location: San Ysidro Guest Ranch

“Oh, I’m really hands on,”  the caller says to me during our initial interview.  “I will do all my own planning. I just need a few things put out and someone to direct vendors,  day-of.”  This is generally where our conversation and interview end or, if they are genuinely interested in the expertise of a professional, I can provide some education that helps to re-direct their thought premise.  The fatal thinking behind this notion is simply this:   the caller is most likely doing wedding planning for the first time and as a seasoned wedding professional, this is my approximate six hundredth.  There is no such thing as a  “hands on” bride who can flawlessly execute her wedding planning solo and have it turn out seamless. It is  because of this: 

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