|Posted on January 23, 2019 at 3:05 PM|
I have noticed in the past few years there had been confusion on what a day of coordinator is vs. an event planner. As of recently this year; I was asked "A day of coordinator is actually like a thing?", and "Sorry I am new to this planning stuff and I have no idea what a planner/coordinator does." Hopefully I can help answer this!
A day of coordinator is a professional planner who helps support and coordinate the day of the event. The day of coordinator takes all the planning the client has done and puts it all together to ensure the day runs smooth. A day of coordinator works behind the scenes with the vendors assisting where needed and taking care of issues that may arise. This also includes assisting with rehearsals, reception, set up, tear down, and assisting guests. All coordinators offer different services so be sure to ask questions!
A wedding planner is a professional assisting the client plan their day. They may help with venue selection, vendors, budget, timelines, organization, invitations, RSVP coordination and follow ups, design, decorating and much more. Some wedding planners offer day of coordination in their packages too. All wedding planners offer different services and packages.
We offer all of these services, and we customize every package to fit your needs! Please reach out to Michelle for your free consultation and quote.
|Posted on January 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM|
We would love to help you celebrate your big day by providing you with excellent service. Our free consultation will allow us to get to know each other before committing to an unknown service. Once we know your expectations, we can customize your price to fit exactly what you need.
Contact us today to set up your free consultation!
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|Posted on January 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM|
Let’s touch base on your design concept and how to work with it! Before you head out to your local craft store or start on-line shopping- there are a few steps to think about first. Please defer back to your budget to see how much money you have. Once you have that amount move to the next step. Next, double check with your venue to see what they offer. Some venues include linens, plates, flatware, lighting etc. Why pay extra if the venue can offer this to you at a lower rate, or sometimes it’s already included. You also want to ask the venue about rules and regulations on what you can and cannot do. You don’t want to purchase hundreds of candles because you got a great deal to find out the venue will only allow battery operated candles… what a waste of time and money!!
Moving onto the next step. Look at the grand scheme of things first. Consider the environment of the venue. Meaning, does the venue have natural beautiful views? Is the interior beautiful? Are you in a barn or a grand hall? All these factors play into the design. If the venue is already gorgeous enough; save some money and let that beauty shine. If you are in a barn, tent, a local hall etc. you may want to look into lighting, and drapery to make your wedding stand out. On a smaller level think about your theme/ colors, and what type of décor you want to include into this concept. I often see on re-sale sites people over buying décor that’s mismatched, not used, bought too many of something they did use but didn’t have to use all of it. This results in hundreds of lost dollars and time you may not get back. If you are having a hard time deciding on what to do ask your partner for ideas, your wedding party and family. They may have an opinion that can be valuable to you!
If you need help getting started on your event, I offer an hourly rate that allows you to control your budget on my design and planning services. Please reach out to me to get started!
|Posted on January 7, 2019 at 1:50 PM|
There will be lots to think about in the coming months, location, vendors, budget, remembering little details, what design should you choose, who should be a part of this planning and what will their duties be???
Don’t stress, those are just some of the things we can help you with! Enjoy your engagement it’s a once in a life time thing!
Happy Planning ~ Michelle
Plan Well| Budget Smart| Think Big
|Posted on January 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM|
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|Posted on December 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM|
Have fun and be safe!!
|Posted on December 19, 2018 at 1:40 PM|
No matter what holiday your family celebrates; LaWoods Events wish you the best holiday with your friends and family!
|Posted on December 5, 2018 at 2:50 PM|
This is a good topic with holidays around the corner!
With all the things to think about when planning your event; sometimes the bar area can be an afterthought. The bar is one of the busiest areas during your event! People coming and going, supplies disappearing fast. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning for the bar when the venue does not supply everything, and the responsibility is on you:
Hire a licensed bartender: most venues that do not have a bartender on staff may require you to hire one if you are serving any type of alcohol.
Behind the bar: Keep plenty of drink napkins, towels and paper towels behind the bar. There is a lot of liquid flying around and spills happen. The bartenders need to be able to clean spills up, so they don’t get hurt. Most bartenders do not supply these materials as they are just there to serve drinks.
Ice: Get with your bartender to figure out the proper ratio of ice for your event. They use a formula based on your guest count and what you plan to serve. It can be stressful if you run out of ice in the middle of your event and must ask someone to run out to get more. On the other hand, it can be just as stressful if you bought too much and do not have a cooler or freezer to store it in; next thing you know it’s melted!
Serving glasses: Get with your bartender to figure the proper ratio with your guest count. If your venue does not supply drinking glasses, you will be responsible to supply your own. You can always rent glasses from a rental supply company or you can go disposable and purchase plastic glasses and cups. Choice is yours. Just be sure to have enough to get you through your event. Keeping in mind guests will get a new glass every time they go up to the bar to get a new drink. It’s rare they will use the same glass for a refill.
Signature drinks: Save some money with signature drinks! The couple (host) can choose a favorite drink of their choice as “their signature drink” making purchasing of hard liquors cheaper and easier to track. Then you can build other alcohol ideas off that; such as beers and wines.
Have questions about hiring a bartender or questions about building your bar? Let us know!
|Posted on November 23, 2018 at 1:15 PM|
We would love to help you celebrate your big day by providing you with excellent service and to guide you through the planning process. We offer free consultations, this will allow us to get to know each other before committing to a unknown service. Once we have a better idea what you need help with we can customize your price to fit exactly what you need. Contact Michelle today to set up your free consultation.
|Posted on November 22, 2018 at 9:35 PM|
I hope everyone is spending quality time with their families!