- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Let me start off by saying that we are having a destination wedding, and all of our guests are coming from out of town & no one is local. So pretty much the only people that we were able to invite are family and super close friends (aka the bridal party) . Essentially everyone that we have invited has already committed to coming and we have verbally confirmed with them that they are coming And wouldn’t miss it for the world. We are the first and youngest of our family to get married so we are guessing that everyone will show up so our #s are pretty much guaranteed. Our wedding is in November & coming fast. Im currently working a full-time job on top of running my 6 horse farm, and home life. So needless to say, time wedding planning is few and far between. We went way over budget on the venue, therefore I am DIYing literally all of the decor to cut costs. So far it has gone so good, and I have literally almost everything for our reception. Our venue was nice enough to provide us with a personalized reception layout , So with that, I was able to calculate how much Decor was needed and what rentals & linens I needed for the reception. Great! huge check mark!!!
Unfortunately for some odd reason they were unable to provide me with a layout for the ceremony. And due to the location of our ceremony( there is a Fountain with big columns Where our ceremony is going to be held, & Unfortunately the columns set up the seating slightly different and in somewhat awkward rows in the atrium. I’m trying to calculate how the rows are going to be only set up so I can make the decor. I am making Teal Pommander balls from fabric and hanging them from every other chair and also on any other chairs on the outside of a row, Along with an endless list of other DIY projects.
More importantly, I need a plan for my ceremony because at the moment, I have no idea how many guests can even fit in ceremony space! The venue says that it differs with every bride , that they have and everyone like to, set it up differently, and that they have not saved any previous wedding layouts for a ceremony. Considering the ridiculous amount of Money we are spending on this freaking venue, I emailed back requesting she draw up an approximate layout for ceremony with my guest count incorporated. I am in the process of waiting for them to draw one up, but the last time I requested the reception plan, I took her five months to get back with me!! I am not kidding. That was the venue representative!
Now Onto my dilemma with my day of coordinator.
Let me give you a quick background on her. I suppose what is included with my more than day of coordination package includes a little bit more than typical DOC, which means that she has to help me with everything from picking out my vendors, Cutting costs, to any question i have on Etiquette, etc. Then, She picks up total wedding planning six weeks prior to the wedding. I have been engaged since October 2011, And booked her August 2012, and ever since then she has been helping me out here and there was little pieces of advice, great, but Nothing major at all. So when I was unable to get a layout from my venue for the ceremony, I totally thought that she would definitely Just pull the one up from the wedding there she did the day before, since she works with this venue all the time (and they’re almost the only wedding planner that works with the venue, Besides like two others!).
so After emailing her and asking her about the ceremony layout, this is the response I got from her: