May 4, 2015
As I reflect back on the Wedding with LaToya & Terrance from this weekend, I realized that my team and I are primarily the first ones on site and the last ones to go home each and every event. It’s amazing how that always happen! However, there are several reasons why that’s the case. Once the event is planned and designed, the next major component is developing the logistical strategy for execution. In this phase, as the Lead Coordinator it’s my role to establish a detailed event day itinerary/timeline including the set-up and breakdown plan, which involves all the hired vendors/suppliers who will provide a service for the event along with the event flow from beginning to end. Sometimes this can be as long as 3-5 pages or more of details in my case. 🙂 The Lead Coordinator is also the main point of contact, communication liaison, and relied upon to be ready to trouble shoot smoothly through any unforeseen challenges of the day. We are first in to ensure that everything per the plan will be executed. We are last out to ensure that everything per the back end of the plan regarding breakdown and clean up is executed as well. Of course, we keep everything in between running seamlessly and smoothly.
One of favorite reasons, why I love to be the last out is because I get to have that final moment with the Bride and Groom to share a last hug of gratefulness! Plus, I love to personally thank my team, the venue, and vendors for their labor of love too because we are all here to serve the Bride & Groom to ensure that their day is amazing!