On your wedding day you have two options... (1) a wedding team that works together or (2) unconnected vendors just doing their jobs.
I believe the wedding team should be just that - a team. Not just a bunch of hired hands but a team that values each other's services. Beyond just vendors and more like a group of experts in their own field trying to make your wedding day the best it can be.
The wedding team should run like an expensive watch. It should be made of the highest quality parts that all work together in perfect harmony. If one gear is out of alignment the rest suffer.
A bride's selection of vendors can make or break the team. She should start with an experienced coordinator to help her. A great coordinator/planner can speak confidently about other vendors' quality and team spirit. If the coordinator knows that a particular photographer works well with a particular videographer, she knows they won't be fighting for shots but will instead help one another to get the best shot they can. Think of how a caterer and a baker can work together to create a super-tasty dinner/cake combo. You get the picture.
The coordinator is also the vendor wrangler so to speak. She gets to be the one handling last minute problems and not the bride. The bride doesn't even have to know that the caterer dropped a plate of meatballs. The coordinator is the one calling to be sure the team will all arrive on time. She is a stress-free bride's best friend.
The planning stages are also critical. Here are a few tips we can offer:
When you are on the way to your honeymoon, all the guests are gone, and your vendors have packed up and gone home, you want to look back and know that you had the easiest, most beautiful wedding ever because you took the time to hire the right vendors who worked together to make it happen.
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