Your Ceremony and Reception Are In the Same Location. Logistically, it makes things a lot easier for all the vendors involved. It also makes for better planning and transition/flow into events. If you are looking to have your ceremony at a house of worship, look into options that may be on the same grounds or adjacent to the property where the ceremony will be performed. Great examples are Faith Chapel and near by Crane and Cherokee Cottages at the nearby Jekyll Island Club Hotel, or the Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth by the Sea on Saint Simons Island.
You Trust His/Her Judgment. Yes, we secretly get giddy inside when you say “You can do what you want… I trust you”. We understand it takes a lot to get to that point, but it means a lot when you can trust that we will make the right decision on your behalf. It also means a lot when you take our advice into consideration when making decisions. Being able to see the event from all perspectives, and not have tunnel vision is the perk of being an event producer. We can work best, and in your best interest when we are allowed to do what we do best.
Cake. We love cake. Please give us some. MANY a day has your favorite Terrica sat on the couch the day after a wedding shoving buttercream in her face, while watching FitTV. It’s like a national pastime.
You Stand Up For What You Want…Even With Us. When your planner has been planning your wedding with you from the beginning, we begin to know your likes and dislikes. We know what is important to you, and why. We do get disheartened when family and/or friends talk you out of something that is very important to you. It takes the sheen off your day a bit. Even though it is a community celebration, your wedding should still be indicative of your personalities as a couple.
You Value His/Her Time…Space. Even though your wedding planner strives to make you feel like you’re the only client, in reality, you are not. In fact, the business is not the be all and end all of the planner’s life. We are especially grateful when you make all of your appointments on time, notify us if you cannot, or cancel ahead of time. Try to call or schedule appointments during office hours. This is a heavily logistical job consisting of many details for many people—sometimes your planner may just want to decompress in the bathtub or go to their child’s play. Observe personal boundaries—do not call the planner at home or text him/her if you were not given explicit permission to do so. A well rested (as much as possible) planner is a great planner.