I think some people are not sure what to call me, or sometimes, what it is I do – and I think my mother is one of them!
Wedding planner, wedding coordinator, wedding consultant, bridal consultant – we are all of the above. We can be your wedding resource, best friend, personal assistant, advisor and sometimes mother figure – for those of us who are (just a bit) older.
Most venues and hotels have an on-site coordinator, and you may see companies who supply decor calling themselves event planners. Big difference! Please don’t confuse us! They work on behalf of their own company/hotel/venue and are concerned with the sales there. And while they are helpful (I hope I was!), we as professional planners are there for you. We work for you in organizing all aspects of your wedding. (Ask your chair cover company to recommend a reading for your service or advice on invitation etiquette and see the look you get). I am certainly not knocking these people. I have a great respect and need for them and have many on my books providing stunning services, but professional wedding planners/consultants/coordinators are a source of information and knowledge with experience and a well needed sense of calm. We have ideas and contacts and will help you save time, money and stress when planning your wedding.
We will help you budget, manage, brainstorm, keep you on track with a timeline and make your wedding day exclusively personal. Not a cookie cutter program or style.
Bridesmaids, mothers and friends are great for wanting to help but don’t you want to spend quality time with them in days leading up to your wedding and enjoy the party on the day?
We will take care of all of the details so you and your bridal party can relax and enjoy the day, instead of being worried about setting things up before the wedding, or the cake not being there at noon.
So Mom, that’s what I do.
You can call me Annie Byrne, Wedding Coordinator
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