Planning a wedding can be a very exciting project. It may be even the first time you and your fiance are spending so much time together planning. It brings you closer and perhaps you learn new things about each other. Isn't it fun?
As great as it sounds, there is always another side of the story. A part in which you get tired, frustrated even at the beginning. And it only gets harder. Even if the couples plan their wedding well in advance and have their venues and pastor booked, they still have to find a photo, video, caterer, florist, limo, musicians, bartenders, photo booths and these just vendors. What about materials for decor, accessories, and permits?
A soon as you initiate your communication with EACH of these vendors, you will find that most offer different levels of services, multiple packages that you will have to learn and understand to make a choice. And keep in mind that you are going to compare multiple vendors packages against each other not to mention that you probably will need to do a reputation check and read what others say about them. Sound like a long list? Wait, it gets better...
There will be conflicts in schedules between vendors or other limiting factors you will have to navigate. In many cases, you will have to personally meet with multiple vendors and sometimes more than once to make sure that things are synchronized. And if you can't meet them on a weekday, your weekends for a couple of months will not belong to you but to your wedding vendors. They will OWE your time.
Already exciting, huh? And I haven't even mentioned the frustration things that you imagined don't work: example, your venue cannot operate past 11PM or they only have wine license and you can't bring hard liquors or your bartender suddenly requires $10000 minimum in alcohol purchases or you can't bring your preferred caterer because he is not on the vendor list? Should I go on? No problem. Your venue won't allow putting a tent outside in case it's raining because it wast part of the contract, your lighting person can not work at the venue because they have insufficient power for his lights, your caterer can't get his wide truck on a property because their entrance is not big enough. I can go on but I think you get an idea of what to expect.
I've painted a pretty dark picture, didn't I? If everything I said above makes sense to you, then why couples keep planning their own weddings. The answer is very simple. They think that they will save money and they will pick better vendors.
Here is a true. Couples who prefer to go through the hassles of planning their wedding without professional help have no reasons to believe they can save or at least not to spend more money on a wedding. They probably have little trust in the photographer who came in the package with the venue or a florist who is a friend/relative of a coordinator. And in general, they are right. After all, it's not a secret that businesses that don't have to compete to earn business generally do not offer the best service. Under the different circumstances, the quality will range from average to good but it is unlikely to be a top notch.
In every perspective we are. First of all, we do not work with anyone who does not have a verified multi-year solid 5-star rating and consistently offer a TOP-NOTCH service. That means we are 100% confident that you will be satisfied with the results as well. And I mean AT LEAST satisfied.
Secondly, we are not going to let you get drawn in the per vendor communication and logistics and yet, you will still be in charge. We will listen to you and we will do our best to implement your ideas.
And what is also important, you will be able to go on in your life. Work normal hours, have free weekends to spend with your fiance and family. You will be observing us without the need of micromanagement.
We only need your trust. That's all. We want you to trust our choices for the professional that will be helping you. This been said, we will listen to your preferences for each vendor, the budget, and style. We will hear your inputs throughout the wedding day and will adjust things accordingly.
Meet the team
My name is Tejel and I am professional wedding planner based in San Francisco Bay Area. I've coordinated hundreds of events from simple business gatherings to major celebrations that involve international flights, thousands of participants, remote conferencing, coordination with dozens of vendors simultaneously working on a tight schedule.
This been said, I always loved the simplicity of small elopements and that's why I began coordinating intimate San Francisco City Hall weddings. We've created a group of top wedding professionals that will help you make your special day unique, beautiful and hassle-free.
My job is to coordinate logistics, communications, reservations, permits and everything that required in order for you to enjoy your life prior to your wedding.
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