June 10, 2013
I had a wonderful interaction with a Groom recently who is working on the wedding plans with his fiance. They are having their wedding at a beautiful venue in the area on next year. Early on, they decided to handle the planning process themselves because the “venue coordinator” for their wedding mentioned that they can handle everything for them. Naturally, the light bulb in my head went off because I have heard this from prior couples before. It is really important for Couple’s to make sure they are clear about what the “Venue Coordinator” is really offering. Many venues are confusing Brides with this concept of “taking care of everything.” Therefore, I thought I would share a snapshot of the difference of most “Venue Coordinators” and having a “Wedding Coordinator” work for you!
Venue Coordinators and Wedding Coordinators can work together to make sure every detail is covered and everything runs smoothly. We both have a different job to do for the Bride and Groom. The Venue’s primary focus is execute the venue commitment. As a Wedding Coordinator, my primary job is to execute the direction and needs of the Bride and Groom.
I hope this was helpful information in your planning process when you meet with your venue coordinator. Especially, when it is stated that “We can take care of everything.” To discover something different as you get closer to the wedding day can be extremely stressful, when you should be getting closer to a peaceful and relaxed place.
Happy Wedding Planning Couples!