Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What to Expect

What to expect from your Event Planner:

The planner will conduct an extensive initial interview with you to listen to your plans and ideas for the special event.

The event planner will work along with you in securing all of the wedding vendors (such as your ceremony & reception sites, caterer, musicians, photographer, videographer, reception entertainment, bridal salon, transportation, etc.).

The event planner will advise you on etiquette, check lists, budget guidelines, social traditions, and recommended vendor lists.

When selecting a site for your event, your planner will be able to visit venues with you to offer suggestions on room layout and discuss pros and cons to that specific location.

The event planner will offer advice and assistance in regards to planning an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or bridal party lunch/dinner.

Your event planner will assist in locating, pricing, and reserving hotel rooms for out of town guests.

An "Event Day Schedule" will be composed to your specific timeline requests, and will be communicated to all of your vendors prior to event day.

Expect your planner to attend the wedding rehearsal, ceremony, and reception to ensure that everything you have contracted for is done to your satisfaction.  Your planner will also serve as a troubleshooter and allow the client, and their families and friends to enjoy the wedding day fully and spend time with their guests.

Your event planner will work closely with you during the planning months, and will make recommendations that are in your best interest.  There is no reasonable accommodation or request that will be refused when it comes to the planning of your event.  You'll quickly find your event planner to become a friend and confidant, and will act as a neutral force in any conflicts with planning within, or between the families involved.