FAQ: Why should a bride and groom hire a wedding coordinator?
PP: To truly enjoy their wedding day. To invest in their friends, family & guests without worrying about the details themselves. To have a peace of mind that everything will run smoothly. Wedding coordinators are professionals who have experience and industry relationships that will allow the brides wedding vision come to life.
FAQ: As a vendor, what are the benefits to working with a wedding coordinator such as yourself?
PP: So often I am told by other vendors that I am very easy to work with and very professional and friendly. I am flexible and get along with everyone. I don’t see myself as a higher rank than the other vendors, which I am told some coordinators do. We are all there for the best interest of the bride & groom. It’s so important to work as a team on the wedding day with all vendors making sure everything goes well and to ensure a smooth & flawless event. In addition, I also work 1 day a week for a videographer company so I get to see things from their point of view as a vendor; which helps me think in terms of the vendors and support them even more on the wedding day.
FAQ: What makes your service different than other coordinators?
PP: My experience and my friendly personality. I am able to take care of all the details in an organized & business like manner, while maintaining my poise, style & grace. With my past experience as a Corporate Catering Manager, I learned so many aspects on the venue side. Currently, I am the Ceremony Coordinator at another country club running rehearsals & ceremonies almost every weekend that I don’t have one of my own weddings. I gain more experience with every wedding that I do, coming across all kinds of different brides, styles & trends. I truly love what I do and want every wedding to be perfect for my brides.
FAQ: How early should couples start to plan their wedding? Hire a wedding coordinator?
PP: Anywhere from 9-12 months prior to the wedding date is a good time to start planning. You don’t want to wait until the last minute and feel overwhelmed, but you also don’t want to be planning for too long. I do recommend hiring your wedding coordinator right away, even for the ‘month of/day of’ package. You’ll want to get a contract signed to ensure the coordinator is available for your wedding date. I already have weddings booked for 22 months from now!
FAQ: Can we hire you as soon as we get engaged or should we wait?
PP: As soon as you get engaged is recommended. Dates are booked well in advance and the sooner we begin planning, the better! If you are interested in the Signature Package, we recommend booking as soon as you have secured your date & venue.
FAQ: What type of packages do you offer?
PP: We offer 3 packages depending on what type of service the bride is looking for and how much assistance. We have our Signature Package, which is our ‘month of/day of’ package. We have our Premium Package, which is a mid-level package. And we have our Ultimate Package, which is our full service package. We can also customize packages to meet specific needs.
FAQ: What does an Orange County Wedding Coordinator cost?
PP: Since each event is different, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to determine which services will best fit your needs.
FAQ: What areas do you service?
PP: We service all of Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, Riverside & San Diego counties.
FAQ: What payment types do you accept?
PP: We accept cash or checks.
FAQ: There is a lot of talk about the “Day Of Service”. Can you share what your experience has been and maybe the misnomer of the title “Day of”?
PP: There is no such thing as ‘day of’. A coordinator cannot just show up to your wedding day blind with no information or meetings prior. Too many things can go wrong. A coordinator still needs to meet with the couple prior to the actual day to gather information and details so that he/she can be the point person for the bride & groom ensuring that everything goes smoothly as well as be able to properly execute their vision and run a successful event. We call our Signature Package ‘month of/day of’ because we schedule the final detail meeting with our couples 4-6 weeks prior. We are able to really get to know our couples, gather all of their information & details for the big day, confirm times with all vendors, and help to create a timeline. We are in constant communication with unlimited phone calls & emails for those 4-6 weeks prior. You’d be surprised how many things come up that my couples haven’t even thought of or even began to plan at that 4-6 week mark. They are grateful for that meeting as I help them get organized for the things that still need to be done that last month. Yes, they have done most of the planning themselves, but I help finalize everything and ensure that their vision gets executed.
FAQ: Do you offer additional services other than coordination?
PP: Yes, in addition to coordination, we offer Photo Montage Presentations. The bride & groom can submit 75 photos and choice of music and we will create a beautiful photo montage to play during the reception portion of their event.
We also have our Enhanced Cocktail Hour. By using QR Codes, this is an innovative way to invite guests to play a part in the wedding day as well as learn a little more about the bride & groom.
We are also partnered with Sandal & Beaches Resorts and can help guide and assist with honeymoons to the Caribbean. A luxury vacation to celebrate that perfect honeymoon is a great way to relax after the wedding festivities are over.
FAQ: How do I book a date with you?
PP: By emailing, calling or filling out the contact form on our website. We will schedule a free, no obligation consultation with you to make sure we are a good fit and that we can meet your needs. Most consultations take about 1 hour.
FAQ: Will you work with vendors we select, or only those you recommend?
PP: We will absolutely work with your choice of vendors, however we have a great team of preferred vendors that we work with should you need any referrals.
FAQ: A Wedding Coordinator is expensive; can’t my friends or family help out?
PP: A coordinator is an investment in making sure your wedding day is beautiful & flawless while taking that stress & duty off you and your family. Just like you, your friends & family want to enjoy the day and celebrate with you rather than working your event for you.
FAQ: What is the difference in a venue coordinator and a wedding coordinator?
PP: A venue coordinator oversees the on site staff, to make sure they are fulfilling their contractual obligations, serving food on time, etc. A lot of times the venue coordinator is not there for the duration of the event &/or they have other events they are overseeing on property during the same time. A wedding coordinator works only for you to make every aspect run smoothly, greet all your vendors, send out a timeline prior, make sure you are having a great time celebrating and to ensure that your vision has become a reality.
FAQ: Where does most of your business come from?
PP: Referrals are huge in this industry. I get a lot of leads from other vendors such as photographers, DJ’s, florists & videographers that I’ve worked with. I am also referred by several beautiful venues in Orange County. Past clients will also refer friends & family to me which is such a compliment. I do get occasional bookings from advertising online from The Knot, Wedding Compass & Wedding Wire as well.