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A quick question and answer session with our owner and executive planner,
Sarah Tagtmeyer Farthing

Why spend money on a wedding planner and/or coordinator?

There are many decisions to make when it comes to planning your special day. You might be struggling with prioritizing whether certain features are a necessity or merely a luxury. If so, I'm guessing that one of those considerations is whether a wedding planner is truly a necessity.

I get it. I've been a bride myself. I'll be the first to admit that I felt the same way about my own wedding. Especially being in the industry, I thought it would be only logical for me to do all of the planning and coordination. I was wrong.

While I had every detail in order, I was missing out on quite a lot. I missed out on laughing with my bridesmaids as we assembled items because I was in too much of a hurry to get things done. Instead of having a nice conversation with my relatives on the phone about my upcoming nuptials, I was making hurried phone calls to get rsvps recorded. In order to create positive memories during this special time, I knew I needed to make a change.

In the end, I hired a day-of coordinator and both my husband and I agree it was one of, if not the most, important investment we made for our wedding day. Entrusting someone to take care of pop-up issues, (Reference: bus driver hitting a statue), set-up and teardown, event flow, as well as vendor communication among other things was truly a blessing. While I was more than capable of planning my own day, making this investment granted me the opportunity to truly enjoy my wedding day with not only my new husband, but with the family and friends that had traveled far and wide to be there and celebrate with us.

This isn't about me though, this is about YOU. I want YOU to have that same relief and joy that I was able to experience. That is why I continue loving what I do and why I encourage you to utilize All in the Details for your special day.

Ok, valid point, but my venue already has an on-site coordinator.

That's wonderful! It seems you have chosen, or are thinking about, a venue that is truly client driven. Good job!

I've been an on-site coordinator myself, so I know what this position entails. In general, their job is to make sure the venue meets the level of excellence that you were promised. Sometimes, if you do not have a wedding planner, the on-site event coordinator will also run your rehearsal and your ceremony as well as arrange the arrival and setup of your vendors.

That sounds like a wedding planner to me. What's left?

PLENTY. Onsite event coordinators are wonderful and I highly applaud any facility that offers this perk as well as the coordinators themselves. I do, however, have a few questions for you. Who will be picking up your gifts at the end of the night? Who will make sure that Aunt Ellen gets her nut free meal? What if your college friend bought a plus one on their own; who alters the seat assignments and notifies the caterers? What happens when something is going on with the venue and your onsite coordinator becomes temporarily unavailable? Who gets all your décor to and from the venue and sets it up exactly to fit your vision?

Most importantly, who has established a long professional relationship with you to know exactly how you envision your special day and will serve as your advocate to all other vendors so as to ensure that vision becomes a reality?

Maybe having a wedding planner would be a good investment, after all. Why should we utilize All in the Details for our wedding planning services?

I cannot make you choose us, but I can tell you that should you decide to utilize our services, handling your event is an honor we do not take lightly. We realize when it comes to selecting a planner that you have plenty of options and we appreciate your consideration. We like to think that all of our couples decide to proceed with us for one of the following reasons:

At All in the Details , we want you to be comfortable with all the decisions you make regarding your wedding; selecting a wedding planner is no exception. Let us treat you to a coffee and talk further about your vision.

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