Updated: Sep 13, 2022
When booking a hall some come with what they call onsite planners, and they'll tell you: "you don't need to hire a wedding planner we can take care of everything for you." Let me tell you it's a big difference in what we do.
A few years ago I was booked, but they declined day of coordination, because they were told the venue had an on-site planner. Everything went smooth leading up to the day. Here we are day of, and of course I show up to make sure everything is smooth and the onsite planner is sitting in her office. The bridal party didn't know where to go, how and when to walk in. The guests were roaming around with no help. Vendors didn’t have clear instructions. And that was just the day of. Venues sell you the onsite planners for you to give them the business thinking you're saving money, when in all actuality, you're making them money. They are looking out for themselves. They are going to send you to vendors that they work with only, which most times they get kickbacks for using. They aren't going to work with your budget, or help you find what's best for you. They don't have your best interest at heart like a wedding planner would. Wedding planners help bring your personal vision to life and make it an experience that will mesmerize your guests and give them something to talk about for years to come. I always encourage my couples to let who you are shine through on your big day. Let's highlight those personal elements that speak to who you are. A venue coordinator is not doing that. So beware of a venue who tells you they have an on-site planner. You want someone that's going to help you design and tailor your event to you. Not give you a cookie cutter wedding that everyone gets. Stay Beautiful! #bmeweddings #weddingplanning