I get so excited when I hear from new brides; it fires me up. I noticed, lately, that potential couples are concerned about these major things and not sure if these are things that I include in my services. Here are the top 5 things that you didn't know that I do.
Rehearsal - As your event manager or planner, I attend rehearsal to meet your wedding party and to coordinate the processional/recessional plan we came up with.
Coordinate the wedding party- If you are not having a “church” wedding, it’s more than likely that there isn’t going to be someone there to coordinate the processional and recessional. On your wedding day, I work with the venue to make sure all your guests are sat, I Iine up the party according to the rehearsal plan, I’ll coordinate with the officiant about the opening statement and then I work with your MC to cue the processional.
Set out secondary decor such as favors, escort cards, programs, signage, reserved seating and a few other details that would be personalized to your wedding.
Set up linens - Sometimes my brides order specialty linens from Wildflower Linens and may need someone to help with the setup of linens. If your venue allows time for setup, then that is something that I can work into the wedding day timeline. Depending on the number of tables and the time we have to set up, an additional assistant may be required.
Balances and gratuities - During the rehearsal, you’ll hand over sealed envelopes that are labeled and contain final vendor balances and tips. I hand those out as the vendors leave and have them sign off that they’ve received their final deposit. You’ll then receive that form and keep it for your records.
If you’re curious about what I don’t include, here is an entry I wrote on what your coordinator or event manager is not.