Why no couple should be without a wedding coordinator.
November 23, 2016
In our consultations, and on our website we go over the essential services, we as day-of coordinators, provide. Such as:
Timeline and Floor Plan creation
Resource for questions
Event set up, decor placement
etc, etc etc,
But, what folks often don't realize is that on top of those essential services, coordinators, at our core, are problem solvers, wing women, advocates, cheerleaders, friends and so much more. We are there to do whatever is necessary to ensure your day goes as perfectly as possible. I thought the best way to illustrate that was to list a few examples of the various things we have done (since mid October) in an effort to ensure beautiful events, and happy clients.
Rain plan support: The day before the wedding, the weather report dramatically changed, and it was forecasting heaving rains. We were able to find two last minute tents and we were able to secure 75 umbrellas for guests to walk in between ceremony and reception.
Mud Patrol: When remnants of a typhoon turned a beautiful yard into a muddy mess, we worked with the client to get gravel, and bark dust to help soak up the water. When the power went out, we secured generators, and when the tables and chairs were sinking into the ground, we built plywood stands for stability, and we used them to create a faux floor for inside the tent. Our biggest accomplishment though was that we didn't saw a finger off as we were figuring out how to use the saw to cut the boards.
Keg Tap Securer: Our client's caterer forgot the taps to the kegs. We were able to call around and located and picked up three taps for their kegs. You can't have a wedding with out yummy Oregon beer!
Wind Tamer: When a wind storm was forcing a rental company to take down the rented tent, we were able to work with the couple to find a new venue, different catering and arrange group transportation to that venue 24 hours before the ceremony
Cake Decorator: Our client's cake showed up naked, when it was supposed to be dripping in caramel, and covered in blackberries and sage leaves. When the bakery couldn't fix the problem, we went to the store and got the ingredients necessary to bring their cake vision to life.
Candle Purchaser and Tear Gas Evacuator: When the votive holders and candelabras the client rented were delivered with out the candles they expected, we ran to the store and purchased a few hundred candles. You cant have a winter wedding without candlelight! This wedding was extra special exciting as the venue was flooded with tear gas due to police action. We were able to evacuate everyone out of the room, and towards better air.
Backdrop Fixer: Unfortunately the backdrop holder the client provided was broken. The backdrop was a beautiful component of the design, so we called up the rental store and rented pipe and drape framework, and zip-tied the backdrop to that. It was stunning, and they didn't know about our plan B until the end of the wedding.
As you can see, a wedding coordinator is the person you can trust who will work tirelessly to ensure your vision comes to life, that your guests are cared for, and that you are able to enjoy every minute of your wedding day. We do this regardless of rain, wind, power
shortages, or tear gas.
We are Your Perfect Bridesmaid and we are here to help. Give us a call if you would like us to have your back for your wedding day. Kim can be reached at 503.984.8652 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org