What Does a Wedding Event Coordinator Do?
Hiring a wedding consultant does not mean that you are handing over all of the power to make decisions about your wedding. If that is what you want, though, you should find a planner you trust and feel confident will carry out your vision when dealing with vendors in your absence.
Maybe you are on the other end of the spectrum and prefer to be completely involved in every step of the planning and would prefer to have a wedding consultant just to be present on the day of the event to oversee the ceremony and reception.
If you fall somewhere in the middle – you want to be involved but also want an expert you can rely on for guidance and expertise – you will take comfort in hiring a professional who is a good listener and who you can develop a good rapport with, in steps Focal Point Planning.
Be realistic about how much planning you can balance while meeting your other regular obligations, such as work and family, and then decide how involved you want a professional planner to be during the planning stages of your wedding. Also, consider the many services a wedding planner can provide:
Handle vendors – Focal Point Planning has numerous connections with vendors in the wedding industry. Based on your budget and personal style, we can suggest, select, and hire the vendors. We can also negotiate all contracts – and hopefully score great deals for you, organize and coordinate the vendors’ schedules, and make sure that all vendors deliver their services as promised.
Schedule – Focal Point Planning will draft a master plan, creating a schedule based on the timeline you and your significant other have established. An established timeline will help everyone involved – wedding party members, family, and vendors – stay on track and on time.
Stay Within Your Budget – Knowing how much you have allotted for your wedding will help your us tailor a wedding that is within your financial guidelines. Focal Point Planning will suggest vendors and services that know will not push you out of your budget.
Invitations – Some consultants take on the task of ordering, addressing, and mailing invitations for their clients. Focal Point Planning works with the best in the industry-graphic designer, printers, and photographers.
Menu – We will help you select a menu that is within your budget and that meets the special dietary needs of your guests. Having over 13 years experience in the event planning industry, Focal Point Planning works with the best caterers and knows how to work with restaurants (for your rehearsal dinner) and get you the best value for your budget.
Orchestrate – On the day of your wedding, it is imperative that you have a professional who is delegated the role of orchestrating the day’s events, from a smooth procession down the aisle to formal photos to your first dance.
Arrange Honeymoon – Focal Point Planning management was actively involved in the travel industry for many years (as a flight attendant and as a hotel clerk). We can make all your travel arrangements, as we work with the best travel agents in the industry.