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What DOES a Wedding Planner Do?

There seems to be some misconceptions or confusion about what a wedding planner (coordinator, consultant) actually does. Yes, I plan weddings, but I do so much more than that. I can't even count the number of times I've heard "I don't need a planner, I'm doing it myself". That's great! Of course we don't want to take away the joys and excitement of planning your wedding. But everyone needs a little help now and then.

For starters, did you know that Pink Olive Events offers rehearsal and day-of wedding coordination? This allows you to plan your own wedding, but about one month before the big day, I come in and take care of those final details. I confirm with your vendors and create a detailed timeline for all to follow. I take charge on the night of the rehearsal to make sure that the bridal party processional and recessional flow and that everyone knows their place. Anything that needs to be set up on the day of the wedding is collected at this time so that you are not to worry about a thing that day! Once the big day arrives, I coordinate with all your vendors to make sure everything runs smoothly and I serve as that "go-to" person should any issues arise.

For that couple who needs a bit more direction than this, I have a variety of services that can be customized just for you. I NEVER confine you to a package or make you pay for something you just don't need. Every couple is different and I realize this, so I am only as involved as you'd like me to be.

If you are recently engaged or just don't know where to begin, I can help with this too! The full planning wedding services cover everything from soup to nuts. I will recommend and tour wedding venues with you, set you on the right track with your budgeting, recommend and meet with vendors with you, assist you with your invitations, and so much more!

Speaking of vendors, did you know that I can help you save money in your planning? Many of the vendors that I work with on a regular basis offer my clients discounts on their services.

In addition the all of the above, I also serve as that "go-to" person for you, your family, and your vendors. I act as that neutral third party when there are decisions to be made that family disagree on. And most of all, I like to think that we are a friend to many of our clients. They can call/text/email me at any time for anything!

I ALWAYS offer free consultations, so it doesn't hurt just to come in to sit and chat! Relax with a cup of coffee and come tell us about your dream wedding!

And yes, that is me, pinning the groom with his boutonnière because very rarely does anyone actually now how to do this!