There are so many professionals that title themselves wedding consultants; and so many brides under the impression that they have someone working for them to assist with every detail. Oftentimes, that is not the case.
This post will help to decipher some of the titles that masquerade as wedding consultants.
Catering Manager aka Wedding Consultant: Your catering manager is there to make sure your menu is correct on the day of your wedding and the venue is properly staffed. The catering manager ensures that your place settings are set up correctly and your food arrives to your guests at the correct temperature. They usually re-fill the buffets, attend to beverage needs and overall, make sure the venue’s rules are followed.
Church Director aka Wedding Consultant: Your church director is there to make sure the rules of the church are followed. They are not required to fix any pre-wedding emergencies (securing hemlines and making sure dresses don’t fall to the floor).
Private Events Director aka Wedding Consultant: The Private Events Director handles the needs of an exclusive club; they make sure their members are treated as VIPs and that events don’t get in the way of the member’s golf game.
Florist/Designer aka Wedding Consultant: They obviously handle your flowers (sometimes rentals, linens, lighting, and design). They are not required to get you down the aisle or handle emergencies and FYI they prefer to do the job that they were hired to do and not every duty of the wedding.
Fashion Consultant aka Wedding Consultant: Sells you a dress, rents you a tuxedo, has amazing taste in fashion and knows what not to wear.
Your Friend aka Wedding Consultant: Can plan one heck of a party; knows where to get the “good” beer and knows exactly how they want things done (could care less about what you want).
None of these are Wedding Consultants; although they can call themselves wedding consultants because they consult the bride…. on very limited topics.
Your personal Wedding Consultant (the person you hired to work solely for you) is there for you through all of these issues, knows the difference between Peonies and Carnations and what time they should be delivered. We are there to organize and orchestrate through the tremendous amount of details and make sure it all happens perfectly.
Rely on the professionals; don’t leave all your hard work to chance!
Keep it Sexy