(Closed) Freaking out!! Wedding coordinators at veunue quit!!

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 31
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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tinker44:  No, I don’t mean shift change. I mean the nurse who is charge of their care, the one who drafts the care plan with them individually and oversees their care during their entire stay. If that nurse leaves, or accepts another position in the hospital, someone else takes over their job, meets with the patient, reviews the plan, and things go ahead from there.

Ditto with our wedding planner.

Post # 32
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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tinker44:  I was a chef at a country inn near Montgomery County farm country. I worked every day with the catering/banquet manager, event coordinator, dining room manager, and all the kitchen and waiter staff.  From those of us running the show, actually, each role is just as important as the others.   We know how to manage, plan, and most importantly, adapt. You may think that the coordinator is the most important role because that is the person you get to see, but that’s not how the professionals see it. The chef and kitchen manager know your menu when it comes time to plan for it; the dining room staff knows where you want the tables; everything needed to work your event is distributed and shared, and you can remove any three of those staffers and replace them on a moment’s notice, and the guests will never know.

By The Way when I was working at the inn, we would have at least 1 wedding per weekend day from mid-March through October, plus regular dining; and our record I think was 8 weddings (2 sets of 4 concurrent, ranging from a couple dozen people to over 150). Some of the things we survived include the minister not showing up, the baker literally dropping the cake while trying to unload it, three of the kitchen boys getting arrested together the night before, leaving us without anyone to wash dishes,  and a crazy man (a neighbor) wandering onto our property in his underwear then sitting in our goldfish pond.   I can’t even tell you how many event directors we went through during my tenure there. Everything ended up being just fine.  You hired professionals; relax and let them do their jobs.

Post # 33
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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tinker44:  Partof my response was erased.

Your analogy with the surgeon doesn’t work.

If a patient were to show up on the day of surgery and there was a different surgeon, of coure many of them would be upset. But that’s not your situation.

If a patient were to be told by their surgeon that they were retiring in June, and introduce them to the surgeon was as purchasing their practice and would be doing their surgery in October, and the patient had a chance to not only ask questions of the new surgeon anytime, and even meet with them in person when needed,  I think most patients would handle that just fine.

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