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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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The Reality of “Day-of” Coordination | Why I Won’t Be Your “Day-of” Coordinator

Event Planning Advice / 05.26.20160 comments

ART Caitlin 1With Santa Barbara going from about 5 or 6 leading professional wedding planners a few years ago to about 52 now (last count), couples getting married in this area who are either required by their venue to have a professional event coordinator or simply those knowing the invaluable investment a professional provides,  find themselves in a quandary with the overwhelming amount of choices listed for them now in our area.

The individual wedding coordinators who make up that (approximate) 52 count range from long-time, well-established professionals who are educated, experienced, work continually and are referred by venues and event partners alike, to those who moonlight on the side as a hobby to those who are simply in love with the idea of being a wedding planner (perhaps they planned their own wedding or a friend’s) and think it’s either about pointing people around day-of and/or just hiring vendors who do “pretty” things and services. 

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