Archive for the ‘Coordinating’ category

Military Bases – San Diego

April 27, 2010

Book military venue at least 1 year in advance if not sooner

There are potential savings due to no taxes added to wedding and reception

In order to book a military venue, one must be in the service, or retired from the service or have someone sponsor them who is or has been in the service.


Coordinating a wedding from out of town

April 27, 2010

1.  Hire a wedding planner/consultant in that area 

2.  Check on all references regards vendors and planner

3.   Let them help you gather all the resources

wedding coordinating

November 19, 2009

Question:   I am planning my wedding and coordinating all the details.  So far I have had problems with vendors regards time lines and equipment, bridesmaid’s dresses, menu, location, invitations just to name a few.  What do  you suggest.

Answer:    Invest in a professional wedding planner-consultant-coordinator

Coordinating – catering sales director

November 3, 2009

Question:   I  have tried on numerous occasions to contact the catering sales director at the hotel where I  have booked my wedding and reception.   After about 2 days she answered my calls.  Usually she was more prompt than this.   I  have a lot of items to take care of and she is no help.

Answer:   The catering sales director’s job is to coordinate all the details pertinent to the event within the venue.  In other words, she COORDINATES all information with the head chef and kitchen staff – banquet manager – beverage manager – housekeeping – custodial department – and any other personnel within the venue who will be directly in contact with that particular event.   If you are calling her to help you with your personal items, plus getting in touch with all your vendors, time line, database, setting up appointments with vendors, etc etc etc.   THIS IS NOT HER JOB – THIS IS THE JOB OF A PRIVATE WEDDING COORDINATOR – If you do not have a wedding coordinator then I suggest you either hire one or have someone in your family act as a ‘POINT PERSON’  and let them know that this is work.

I have worked as a catering sales director and believe me you  have no time for a private life.   There were times when I put in as many as 72 hours in one week just keeping up with the changes that I had to pass on to all the departments.  


Coordinating – wedding

November 3, 2009

Question:   I am doing all the planning and coordinating for my wedding.   However, my family feel I should hire a professional wedding planner/coordinator.   I would much prefer to do everything on my own.

Answer:  Do take some time to think about this.  Ask yourself – “Do I want to be floating on ‘cloud nine’or drowning in details gone awry?   You be the judge of a consultant’s services.

Rehearsal Dinner – attendance

October 30, 2009

A bride recently asked who is invited to the rehearsal dinner ?

Answer:   Only immediate families and bridal party  –   However, if you have some very dear friends you feel should be included then by all means do so.   Try not to make the party any larger than 35-40 guests.