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We have said it a million times and we'll say it again - we have amazing vendors! And knowledgable ones. So when our readers come to us with their burning wedding planning questions, it's easy for us to find a local professional that can better address the topic.
Today we have a special guest post from Event Solutions
. The owner, Ashley Fuentes, gives some insight into the importance of hiring a coordinator for the day of your wedding.
Hiring a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator
On your wedding day, you should sit back, relax, and enjoy the day. So that means allowing a professional Day-Of Wedding Coordinator to handle all of the details for you. Your mom, wedding party, and other family and friends should also be able to enjoy your wedding; after all this is a special occasion and one to remember for a lifetime!
Hiring a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator is such an important part of planning your wedding because this coordinator should understand your vision and ideas for your wedding. Your coordinator will be there on the day of to ensure that all your hard work of planning your wedding pays off with having a stress free, seamless ceremony and reception.
The most important part of hiring a Day-Of Coordinator is ensuring that your coordinator is involved in more than just the "day-of." A Day-Of Coordinator should meet with you at least two to three times prior to the wedding to go over your needs, wishes, and ideas for your wedding, during the last few weeks before your wedding. They will also need to visit your ceremony and reception site to have a clear understanding of what you want on your wedding day.
This is especially important because on your wedding day, your Day-Of Coordinator should have all the information needed to produce and coordinate your wedding seamlessly! The only way to do this is collect all the details the last few weeks prior to the wedding.
Another important factor to hiring a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator is ensuring that they are from a professional event planning company. Professional event planners and coordinators will have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to handle any and all issues that may arise on your wedding day. This will give you peace of mind that everything will be handled appropriately and in a timely manner!
Many brides don't know the difference between a Wedding Coordinator and a Venue Coordinator; and there is a BIG difference! A Venue Coordinator is there to handle all the things associated with the venue - catering, bar service, room setup, etc. However, they are not involved in the "nitty gritty" of the details of your wedding planning. They also may not work directly with your MC, Photographer, Videographer, or other vendors on the day-of to ensure that the detailed itinerary is followed perfectly. Additionally, most Venue Coordinators do not stay the entire length of your wedding. They may leave right after dinner service.
That is when having a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator is so essential. Your Coordinator will work hand in hand with your Venue Coordinator to ensure all aspects of the day are perfect; plus your Day-Of Coordinator will be there throughout your entire wedding!
About the Guest Author/Event Solutions
My name is Ashley Fuentes and I am the owner of Event Solutions. After years of planning parties and events for family and friends, I decided that wedding and event planning was truly my calling! I wanted to create a company that would include all the things I love about planning weddings and events - being creative, interacting with others, putting my best skills to work, and producing amazing weddings and events for couples just like you! So, in 2007, I created Event Solutions. I have 6+ years experience in the wedding planning industry, plus 10+ years experience working in a bakery, and 15 combined years of experience in customer service.
Event Solutions is a Full-Service event planning company, located right here in Houston, Texas. We service all of The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and more. Our services include Full-Service and Partial Wedding & Event Planning, Final Month and Day-Of Wedding Coordination, Stationery, Rentals & Decor, and Accessories.
Check out our website or call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation! 281-781-7676 EventSolutionsOnline.com