So who’s going to run to the store and grab extra bags of ice in the morning of your wedding? Or who’s going to keep track of where the groom is so he’s ready for the First Look? Who’s going to tell the grandmother of the bride when to start walking down the aisle? Or who’s going to light the candles on time and signal to the DJ that the bridal party is ready for their Grand Entrance? And who’s going to clean up everything after the party guests have left?
Now how about this one, who’s going to help you design the reception table layout? Who knows who’s who in the wedding vendor world locally and stays up to date on who offers what services?Who can make those important phone calls to set up meetings and finalize details? And who can help you stay under budget and still plan the wedding of your dreams? Who will be there with an extra box of tissues during toasts?
There are a lot of different terms out there, but a here’s a few that come to mind: wedding coordinator, day-of coordinator, wedding planner, event producer, wedding designer, event coordinator, event planner…and perhaps more! But the bottom line is this: you can’t do it alone! You’ll need help!
We recommend hiring a professional wedding planner/coordinator who can smooth away the details and emergencies of the day. Always be sure to know what you’re getting into with who you hire, though, because not everyone offers all the services. Some businesses offer just set-up and tear-down help. Others will coordinate the procession. Some people offer to set up the decor, namely the reception (and sometimes ceremony) details while others are ready at your side all day to help with emergencies and errands. Some coordinators offer packages that help with the wedding month while others will be there from the day of your engagement till the end if you need them. Stop and think abut your needs, your wants, and know who you’re hiring and who you’re not. If you can’t afford to hire out ALL those jobs, be sure to enlist help of friends and family. The last thing you’ll want to do on your wedding night is to be stuck at the venue until 1am in your wedding dress cleaning up the party mess from your guests, not know what rental pieces go to whom and when the deadline is for the tux rental. Yikes! Hire a coordinator and ask detailed questions about what services they provide. Plan everything ahead on paper so there won’t be any unwanted surprises on the day of your wedding. Then, since you did your homework, relax and let your friends, family, and vendors take over and just enjoy the first day being married to the love of your life!
Clint and Stacey knew they needed a Wedding Planner for their special day and they absolutely loved Colleen from Fairy Godmother! Here’s a small snippet of their day, planned with the help of a Wedding Planner…
Starring Actor: Clint
Starring Actress: Stacey
Film Producer: Evermoore Films
Film Director: Joshua Moore
Cinematographer: Joshua Moore
Film Editor: Joshua Moore
Event Producer: Fairy Godmother
Photographer: Boone & Stacie Weddings
Photo Booth: Boone & Stacie Weddings
DJ: Freestyle Entertainment
Catering: Hodel’s Country Dining
Bakery: Rosie’s Cakes
Wedding Venue: Private Residence
Location: Shafter, California
Evermoore Films is a video production company based in Bakersfield, California, providing corporate promo videos and cinematic wedding films to Kern County and beyond.