If I Owned A Wedding Consulting Business

1.  If I was a full service wedding coordinator I would stop taking a week of coordination in the high season even if your date(s) are currently available.  Weeks or months later you will regret it when a top dollar client has to be turned down.

2.  Explain the difference between a venue coordinator and a certified wedding planner in a way the couple can understand

A venue coordinator’s primary role is protecting the venue that they work for and delivering the contracted services that have been ordered. 

Examples of a venue coordinators responsibilities:

– Regulating sound levels to stay in compliance with the home owners associations

– Making sure underage guests are not served alcohol

– Regulating fireworks or candles to make sure they are used within fire code

– Communicating the details of their properties to the wedding professionals that serve there

 A wedding planner’s primary role is protecting the wedding couple and serving as their advocate.

 Examples of a wedding planners responsibilities:

-Help choose reliable wedding professionals

– Negotiate contracts that serve in the best interest of the wedding couple

– Confirm wedding professionals setup times and ending times

– Keeping the wedding couple within their budget

– Turn their wedding vision into a reality by acting as a liaison between wedding professionals

3. Recommending other planners

Create a network of planners you trust in your areaMost planners are 1-2 person operations; if your date is booked you should get credit for sending business their way.Hopefully, they will return the favor.

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