“I’m sure you hear this all the time but you are simply amazing. 😍 I’m in awe of what you have created.
I revised the contract to put my company info so I think that part is good now. Thank you so much for that. What I’m feeling a little nervous about is the ceremony, seating chart, floor layout and also how to start the planning portion with budgeting.
*For the ceremony, is it traditional for the brides side of the family to sit on the left all the time or is it ok not to do that?
*For the budgeting – do you recommend an online program to plug in all the costs to help a bride do the budgeting? I’m not very good at math…so this part scares me but I know once I learn this part it will become easier.
*Is there a special program you recommend to design the floor layout without getting too technical to start?
*Is there a specific way to do a seating chart that you recommend?
*Do you recommend allowing changes to big parts of the event like design, chair style, etc in the days leading up to the wedding? I’m hoping to have a hard deadline for big changes. I’m hoping to avoid unnecessary headaches. I see what happens to the overall stress when changes are allowed so close to the wedding date.
*Another worry of mine is the weather. We live in Hawaii where most weddings take place outdoors. Some planners allow the bride to wait until an hour before start time to make the decision. I don’t believe that is right. I’m a vendor with a company that needs 3-4 hours of set up. Would it be improper for me to say 12 noon is when we make the weather call? These planners leave it in the hands of the bride and I find myself biting my nails, terrified of rain getting on our equipment and even more worried about the liability- if it starts to rain and I say let’s move indoors and then it stops——- do you have a recommendation for this? It’s a constant struggle. I don’t want to be sued bc of the weather situation.
*Do you have a day of coordination checklist for the planner as well as a brides checklist that I could buy or download?
*Do you have a full service coordination checklist I could buy or download for both planner and bride?
*What do you recommend is the first thing to work on for planner and bride for day of?
*How far out before the wedding should a bride send out RSVPS? When should they be requested to be returned?