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Many people wonder they need to hire a wedding planner...well, I am going to give you a few reasons why. Now these reasons come from experience (my professional experience) and experience (attended events as a guest).
Let's get started!
Your invitation states that the ceremony will begin at 6pm. You arrive at 5:45pm, seat yourself, and wait...and wait and right as you are about to leave the ceremony begins promptly at 6:53pm. Not only does this throw off your plans for the rest of the evening but it also interferes with the photographer's timeline, the caterer's serving time, and it rushes the rest of the events because the venue is only booked until 10pm.
After waiting almost an hour to see your friend say "I Do", you walk into the reception hall to find out that all of the seats are taken. What was the point in RSVPing?? So now you are stuck sitting by the restroom door in a chair that was pulled from the venue's office.
Since the ceremony was late in taking place, the meal is now cold. Before you can finish eating it, the servers remove your plate because dessert is supposed to be served at 8pm. What you don't know is that the caterer and serving staff are only booked until 9pm.
Well at least you will get some cake.....or so you think! The final payment was not made to the baker so the cake was not delivered. The mother of the Bride is upset and fussing at everyone who approaches her. The Bride and Groom are embarrassed but they try to go on by preparing for their first dance. The DJ is the Bride's cousin but he has not shown up yet. But never fear, another cousin is there with her iPhone and Pandora app. She finds a microphone and places it next to her phone so that the first dance can commence.
It is now 9:41pm and family of the wedding party are asking you to help clean up the venue. Chairs need to be stacked, tables wiped off, and floors swept. You look to the right and you see your friend, in her gorgeous wedding dress, stacking chairs. You feel bad so you partake in the clean up.
Finally, you get to hug and congratulate your friend while checking your GPS for the nearest Burger King.
My job as a wedding planner is to make sure your wedding starts on time. I provide the timeline for the wedding party and all vendors involved. Guest list management is a service that I provide to ensure that guests who RSVP'd have a seat and warm meal. I check with all vendors at least 2 weeks prior to your event to work out the logistics (final payment due dates, delivery times, set-up/take down times, etc). I have no problem with with working with your family as vendors but my number 1 goal is to act in your best interest. A timeline is set in place so that guests nor clients see the breakdown part of the evening.
No one is perfect and things happen, but it is my job to perfect the imperfections and alleviate your stress.
I will be glad to assist you in planning and executing your big day!!
ANTIPASTO: (“before the meal”) traditional first course of
a formal Italian meal. Unlike hors d’oeuvres, antipasto is served at the table
and traditionally consists of cured meats, marinated vegetables and cheeses.
BUFFET: Casual way to serve a large group of guests; a
variety of dishes displayed on tables that guests can pick and choose from.
Typically doesn’t work for venues with numerous small rooms. FAMILY STYLE: Platters of food are placed at each table.
Wedding guests help themselves and pass the food around to one another. FRENCH SERVICE: This individualized and highly skilled type
of food service is not very common in the U.S. Rather than being plated in the
kitchen, white-gloved waiters prepare food table side from a single large dish
or platter held by another waiter. Each guest is served individually. HORS D’ OEUVRES: (“outside the work” in French). Appetizer
typically served before a meal; food that precedes the mai…
SheQueita and Shedrack,
I wish you two nothing but blessings and happiness for the rest of your lives! Thank you for allowing Kiss and Tell Weddings to plan, coordinate, and execute one of the best days of your lives. Stay kind, keep God first, and love each other always!!!