Why Should You Use At Your Service Events Planner?

March 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Wedding

Lynchburg Wedding PlannerAt Your Service Events Planner is an award-winning wedding and events planner.  Why should you use At Your Service Events Planner is a question that is asked by clients as well as industry professionals. The title Wedding Consultant has been misused so often that it has become confusing for people to truly understand what a professional Wedding Consultant really does.

We all know that professional photographers produce beautiful pictures and present them in elegant wedding albums. Videographers capture all of the colorful emotions of the wedding day in a video. The wedding florist works hard to arrange a picture perfect bouquet for the bride and fill the ceremony and reception area with beautiful flowers. The Wedding DJ (or band) plays the role of Master of Ceremonies and sets the tone with music.

Nearly every professional in the wedding industry has a tangible product that they offer brides. A Wedding Consultant/Coordinator/Planner, however, has a more challenging time trying to sell an intangible service. So what does a Wedding Consultant really do?

At Your Service Events Planner wears many hats.  We call ourselves Jill of all trades–Ninjas!

  • Some of our team handle administrative functions for the bride and groom, taking care of all the paperwork for the couple.
  • We also act as mediator between the bride and groom and the various people and facilities involved in the wedding (Church, reception facility, vendors, family members, minister, etc.).
  • We take the role of financial planners who assist couples in creating a realistic budget and help them stick to it.
  • As Consultants we are teachers who educate couples on wedding etiquette and protocol.
  • We are legal consultants who review contracts before the couple actually signs on the dotted line.
  • We are talent recruiters who recommend the most professional and suitable vendors for each couple.
  • We are designers who make sure everything is presented well and is color-coordinated. We are pleased to have a floral and decor designer on our team.
  • We may also take on the role as mental therapists who work hard to keep everybody sane in the midst of all the stress; we are “fire fighters” who are quick in responding to negative issues and thus quick to put out fires.
  • And lastly, we are the logistics managers who cater to every detail during the planning stages and on the wedding day.

With “wedding planning” topping people’s list as one of the biggest projects of their life, doesn’t it make sense to hire a “project manager” to lead the way?  Fortunately, Connie, the owner of At Your Service Events Planner, has experience as a Project Manager PMP.

Besides allowing brides to focus on preparing herself for the big day, we can also be helpful to vendors making sure vendors are paid on time and helping to convey what the bride and groom really wants. We create logistically brilliant timelines and share them with all vendors.

As team leader on the bride’s and groom’s wedding day,

  • We serve as the point person for everyone involved in the wedding.
  • We want the team of professionals to do a spectacular job so we are constantly communicating with each vendor.
  • We especially make sure that each vendor is up to date on any changes on the wedding itinerary and make certain that vendors receive their meal in a timely manner.

With the presence of a top professional wedding planner, everyone benefits.

  • The bride and groom can focus on being the guests of honor.
  • Having a Consultant frees up all the other professionals to utilize their gifts or talents to the fullest, not having to spend their energy on the time consuming aspects of the planning.

The next time you hear someone comment, what exactly does a Wedding Consultant/Planner/Coordinator do? The better question is what is it they don’t do?
What are some areas that At Your Service Events Planner may be responsible for?

  • Provide resources for reliable and trustworthy vendors.
  • Give guidance in a cost-effective planning approach.
  • Offer etiquette guidance.
  • Provide traditional, contemporary and practical tips.
  • Monitor Wedding expenses and payment.
  • Advise on contracts, bill of sale and proposals.
  • Attend the rehearsal, ceremony and reception to insure a smooth effortless day.

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2 Comments on "Why Should You Use At Your Service Events Planner?"

  1. connie on Wed, 15th Jul 2009 10:59 am 

    I absolultely agree and we want to help make it perfect!!!

  2. event planning on Thu, 9th Dec 2010 2:12 am 

    There are so many different things you need to think about when planning a wedding that it can be quite overwhelming at times. Deciding on the perfect location, caterer, florist, and DJ can lead to some stressful times when you are planning a wedding.

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