Coordinator vs Event Manager

Is the sales manager the same as your coordinator?

have you hired a wedding coordinator? Many couples will select a venue that has the sales manager, who is going to secure their event date and make sure the right amount of staff is hired for the day. But will they also help coordinate the event?wedding coordinator

This has been a misconception for most brides, even if the the sales manager is around, they are there typically showing prospective clients the layout of the venue.  sometimes they may stick around until the ceremony but then what? who takes over?

The banquet captain is going to facilitate the food and beverage service and if you don’t have a coordinator then the DJ/MC will most likely be responsible for the flow of your event.

Whether you hire a full service coordinator who will help you starting from scratch, finding a venue, securing vendors, managing insurance, payments decor, just to name a few items you can always hire a DAY OF COORDINATOR.   another misconception is that they are only there on the day of event, NOT TRUE….Most day of coordinators will start the preparation process with you at least 3 months out.   Check out a few of my favorite coordinators I work with that will help guide you as to what style of service they offer and packages.

Events by Holly Gray          Ask for Holly

Intimate Gatherings           Ask for Koryn

Tonight’s Gonna be a Good Night    Ask for Deborah

I recently DJ’d a wedding where the couple had hired an outside coordinator, She was pretty consistent throughout the night until it came to the toasts.  She came up to me and asked me to announce for everyone to take their seats as we are ready to begin the toasts, I looked out and said to her “shouldn’t there be champagne in the glasses before I make that announcement”  sometimes it can be those little things, or was it?  having an experienced coordinator that works well with other vendors is always a good formula for success.