Wedding Coordinating: A Tale of Two Venues Courtney & John - Aug. 2, 2014
Courtney & John's wedding was the perfect example of how professional wedding coordination is the perfect compliment to planning your own wedding, even when you don't need a full wedding planner. These two had a love of the written word and their favorite books (catch the Millinium Falcon ring bearer pillow? Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference on the table name card, or the ee cummings quote on the boozy lemonade bottles at the park?) and had a lot of self-driven ideas about what they wanted for their wedding. But they knew what they didn't want was to have their family and friends working all day at their wedding to make this happen for them, and not getting to be a part of the full celebration!
They also needed their reception at Axis Pioneer Square to be set up and ready for guests arriving aboard the Emerald City Trolley straight from the ceremony at the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden. Revel Rouser Events had them covered the whole day -setting up and then cleaning up each of the two separate venues across town, so the bride and groom could simply be whisked from special moment to special moment, and not have to attend to anything other than enjoying themselves. With just a few meetings with the couple, we helped them find resources and referrals for the services they wanted, handled all the "backstage" elements of coordinating the day-of details of their venues, photographers, DJ and caterer, and ensured that everything they dreamt of came to light, exactly how they imagined.
As wedding coordinators, its also our job to plan for the details you didn't expect - like laying out a clean towel on the park bench for the bride to sit on moments before the ceremony, or handing her a cool water bottle in the middle of hot photos in the sun (with a straw brought along expressly so her lipstick doesn't get messed up!), and being there all night to answer the caterer and the DJ's questions about what the bride would want right then... we know what she wants because we've been a part of her planning, and know how today is supposed to go. So talk to the coordinator first ... because the bride is busy being in love on the dancefloor.