Post # 1
I am seriously stressing the eff out right now.
Just sent an email to our venues event coordinator (the woman we’ve been dealing with for 15 months) with our final numbers for our wedding next weekend (11 days!!).
Got an email from the owner ‘Thanks for the update. Unfortunately, **** is no longer with our company. **** will be handling your event. Please let us know if you have any questions.’
Um. YEAH. I’ve got a shit load of questions!!! I have no idea if this person has been working there or is new, what all was she informed of before the other person left, has she ever done a wedding before, will everything be in the right places, are all the things the first person promised still going to happen? Do I need to babysit!?..ugh. I immideatly emailed her back to ask to do a walk through with the new person, but I’m still stressing.
I am freaking out you guys. FREAKING THE FUCK OUT.
Sorry for the language. Kinda.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Dude, that sucks a$$. I am so sorry for all of the stress you must be feeling. Definitely do a walk-thru with the new person and print out all of the correspondence you had with the old coordinator where he/she agreed to do things. And if the new coordinator hasn;t really done weddings before, maybe you could go hire an independent coordinator with experience who works for you, not the venue?
Post # 4
@lovekiss: Thanks for the suggestions! I hadn’t even thought of the emails – great idea! Unfortunately we can’t afford a day of coordinator 🙁
I just got an email from them saying that the previous girl left amazingly detailed notes on our wedding, and that they’d contact me by phone today to set up the final walk-through.
Crossing my fingers it all works out! I am freaking out that things won’t be the way they’re supposed to be. I guess in the long run it doesn’t matter, but it matters to me. I’ve put 15 months into this…it’s my baby!
Post # 5
That sucks but breathe!!! Okay, yes do a walk through with that person for sure. Talk to them about everything you and the other coordinator talked about. Bring a list of questions and concerns. It sounds like the previous person was very organized leaving detailed notes about everything, so that will be a great guid for the other person. Dont babysit its your wedding day. Talk everything out and if you are still not fully comfortable as a good friend or family member to keep an eye on things as well. You dont need to be worrying about what is going that day (at least not the stressful parts) Everything will work out. I know this isnt the ideal situation, but just think what a new person and new perspectives could bring to the table 🙂
Post # 6
It happened to me too. I called the new person immediately and asked them every question I had. I also had a “ryder” from the meetings with my other coordinator. I scheduled a meeting with the new person and we went over everything piece by piece. It all turned out fine. Don’t stress–I’m guessing your venue wouldn’t assign you a completely new person this late in the game. It’s probably a veteran. You’ll get through it–at least it’s not the DAY before!