Last week Nicole shared life as a wedding junkie. This weeks post in Life of an Intern is by Christina Smith. Christina worked as Coordination Assitant to our principal planner Jessica Stevens this season. Christina works in the field of marketing and has her WPICC certification. How does she describe herself? Nice, Outgoing, Passionate, Approachable.
Christina..Wow, what an amazing season filled with love, vibrant colours and joyous people. As the Assistant Coordinator for eventdecorator.com this season, I had the opportunity to see just what it takes to make these extravagant events a success. And all I can say is WOW. Our team really pulls it all together, from multi-day set-ups, minute by minute hands on coordination, to late-night tear downs.
Eventdecorator.com is in some ways your one stop shop to ensure you have the most beautiful, easy flowing wedding you could ever expect. By no means am I meaning to plug the company I work for as much as possible. I just want to explain to Brides from actual experience, the wonderful work we do. For most people, their wedding day is a once in a life time experience. Wouldn’t you want to be reassured that everything is going to run the way you have planned. Here are a few tips I’ve noted that every Bride should consider before they walk down the aisle. Regardless of the size, budget or style of wedding, the following elements should be a least taken into consideration.
1. Have a Plan B: When planning an outdoor wedding you should always have a Plan B in the event of rain. Side suggestion for Brides, have umbrellas made with the date of your wedding as wedding favours. They make for practical gifts that your guests will continue to use.
2. Have Lots of Candles: Regards of the scale of one’s décor, having lots of candles will set the mood of romance for the evening, while leaving guests with a feeling of elegance and exclusivity.
3. Chair Covers are a Must: When choosing a venue that has out of date chairs or chairs that contrast with your colour scheme, then I would say chair covers are a must. Remember ladies, there are going to be a lot of chairs in the room. You don’t want peoples focus to land on the chairs when they first enter the room. You want them to be drawn in by the overall colour scheme that you have selected for the evening.
4. Hire At Least a Month of Coordinator: For most Brides, they didn’t dream about having someone else plan their wedding for them. So I can understand one not requiring a full scale planner. But most Brides also didn’t dream how on the actual day your brain could be running a mile a minute with all the little details that can’t be handled before hand. Such as vendor time tables, flow of guests from one location or area to another, keeping wedding party members on schedule, gift and registry tables being setup, candles being lit, and the list goes on. This is why I advise Brides to at least hire a month of coordinator. It’s their job to manage vendors, handle all last minute details as well as any unexpected elements that arise. So give yourself, your bridal party and family members a little gift on your wedding day. Let a coordinator handle all the elements and let you and your family have peace of mind.
5. Go with the Flow: Finally, remember that even with all your pre-planning something unexpected could always pop up. Rely on the experience and professionalism of the qualified vendors you have chosen. Trust them to get things done the way you want. So sit back, relax, and just enjoy your day.
Cheers to your wonderful wedding! Hope these pointers help you out!
Christina Smith, Coordination Assistant