We have something great to share with you from wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Jeannie Savage, of Details Details Inc.
Coordinator CONFAB is an interactive 2-day seminar designed to educate aspiring and Novice Wedding Planners, Coordinators, and Designers. This seminar is also ideal for those serious Wedding Planners who have creative design capabilities, but have not received hands on comprehensive training in relation to event execution.
Our seminar will cover the fundamentals of Wedding Day Coordination as well as detailed instruction on how to properly execute a wedding from beginning to end, including understanding BEOs, reviewing vendor contracts, and properly drafting an extensive minute by minute timeline. We believe that accurate timeline preparation and communication with all vendors prior to the event date is the key ingredient to executing a flawless event. In addition, we will run through the specifics on conducting a rehearsal, orchestrating the entire wedding day, how to train your own wedding day assistants, and many tips in between. Do you know how to tie a bow tie or handle a French bustle with confidence?
Read more from Jeannie Savage, of Details Details Inc. Here.
The information will be presented in a fast-paced, fun, classroom atmosphere. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn invaluable information about branding, marketing and legal issues from Southern California's top industry professionals whose expertise has been sought out both locally and internationally.
The wedding business is an extremely competitive industry, and it is very common to seek the advice of seasoned planners and be turned down simply because one is looked upon as the competition. Some then turn to enrolling in online wedding planning courses or join local associations that may only leave them with outdated materials and books that they never look at again.
Details Details is an event planning company who has a successful track record and reputation in the industry, and is willing to share our secrets to success. In this seminar we will open the doors of communication between the Novice Wedding Coordinator and the Details Details Event Planning Team, giving everyone the chance to learn from real people and conquer the key essentials of wedding coordination.
When: January 30-31, 2012
Where : SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
When I joined the Wedding Industry I was fortunate enough to have an extensive hospitality resume. Now I am able to combine my previous experience and knowledge with what is pertinent to weddings TODAY. Some of the Wedding Planning course material I purchased when first getting started was old literature, like books, that really didn't provide anything on how to produce weddings in the 21st century. I believe that weddings have greatly evolved as many OLD traditions have been replaced by contemporary and exciting trends.
I am saddened when I hear brides say they feel it's not necessary or a waste of money to hire a Coordinator, or that their girlfriend had a negative experience because her Coordinator was an inexperienced one. I also hear feedback testimony from brides who did not hire one but regretfully wish they had. I truly believe that having a Wedding Coordinator is essential, just as important as having a photographer or hiring a florist.
We receive hundreds of resumes annually from people hoping to become an intern or wanting to learn more about wedding planning as a career. There are many wedding workshops out there but none that gives Coordinators REAL sample timelines and forms that are useful. These documents are what we use on a daily basis, and they will be shared with you. I created this course because I believe it will be invaluable to the growth of your business, and give you more confidence as a Wedding Coordinator. As a more self-assured and informed coordinator, you will gain respect amongst your clients and vendors and ultimately make more money. The kind of program we have created teaches information that can be used anywhere and is applicable to clients of every ethnicity and religion.
For those of you who are currently Coordinators, ask yourself after you've completed servicing a wedding at a hotel or local venue, did they invite you to come back? Did they appreciate what you did and hope that you work there again?
Other Coordinators often ask us what it takes to get on hotel referral lists, or what we do differently than our competition that makes us stand out as Coordinators. All these questions and many more will be addressed at Coordinator Confab.
Join us and lets raise the standards of wedding coordination as a whole, lets support one another in this profession as we all know, it is a complex and challenging one. Photographers have hundreds of support systems and educational opportunities, why not Coordinators? Coordinator Confab is the resource to get answers to all your questions. Utilize our fresh ideas, years of experience, and tried and tested methods to take your business to the next level and beyond.
-Jeannie Savage, President of Details Details Inc.