Filed Under: Planning Resources | Posted December 8, 2022
Sound familiar? Yep. It’s tough to try and balance everything on your plate. We get it! We’ve heard numerous variations of the above statements too many times to count when talking with couples. Whether you’re freshly engaged or you have some wedding planning under your belt, chances are you’re beginning to realize that planning the wedding of your dreams takes thought, money, and TIME. Unfortunately, we don’t have the ability to wave a magic wand and give you more money or time, but we DO have a solution to your pain!
A lot of our amazing couples hire us for some reason related to time. We work with many busy professionals who want to have a beautiful and memorable celebration, but they don’t want to get bogged down in the overwhelming research and details, which *SPOILER ALERT* sucks the fun right out of planning. You deserve to enjoy your engagement and the process of planning your wedding, and the best way to ensure you do just that is by hiring a wedding planner or coordinator. Don’t know the difference between the two? Check out our blog post HERE where we explain the differences between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator!
So, are you ready to know how Creating Joyful Moments helps couples like you save time while planning their wedding when they hire us? Great – this one’s for you!
When we work with couples, we streamline the process so that you’re communicating directly with one of our lead planners or coordinators versus 15-18 vendors on every update or detail. We step in as your main point of contact and communication for your ENTIRE vendor team. So instead of trying to update 14 different businesses, you just need to chat with us and we relay all important updates to your team of vendors.
We have heard countless times from all sorts of vendors (DJs, florists, caterers – you name it!) who have told us that by communicating with us months before the wedding and reviewing our wedding day timeline for our couples, we answered ALL of their questions, as well as provided them with additional information they may not have realized they needed to ask or know about.
Being the main point of contact for your vendor team also looks like us taking over all communication regarding set-up and tear-down. Vendors always have a LOT of questions when it comes to set-up and tear-down, and their questions usually look something like this:
And just think, those are only a handful of the questions you will most likely receive! Now, imagine most of those questions showing up in your email inbox from 15 different vendors. Yikes…
We LOVE being able to save our couples time (and lots of emails and phone calls) by being the main point of contact for their vendor team. From general wedding day timeline questions to specific details regarding each vendor’s services, we’ve got you covered!
I remember what it was like as a bride searching on Pinterest and Google for the best wedding planning checklist I could find and spending LOTS of time researching vendors to hire as my dream team (pre-CJM days). When you don’t have a resource or list you can really trust, that can make it super hard to figure out:
A) what really needs to be done (and when)
B) which vendors would be the best fit for you, your wedding, and your budget
C) what the do’s and don’ts are when it comes to wedding planning etiquette
That’s why we give our couples access to our exclusive CJM Client Resource Folder which contains lots of helpful information. For starters, as soon as we onboard our new couples, we send them our Preferred Vendors List, which gives them access to a list of vendors who we not only love working and collaborating with but who we can ensure will deliver nothing but top-notch, exceptional service on your wedding day. We know without a doubt that all the vendors on our list will serve you extremely well, which is why we make sure the names on our preferred vendors list are the best in the business. Why? Because you deserve it!
Other helpful resources we share with our couples in our CJM Client Resource Folder are:
We’re not the type of vendor you connect with, book, then say, “Bye! See you in X number of months!” We mean it when we say we truly are here for you throughout your entire wedding planning process! *Cue Friends’ theme song* But in all seriousness, you have unlimited email access to us from the time of booking until your wedding day because we want to feel connected with you and a part of the planning process, no matter if you’re a wedding management or a full-service couple.
Can’t remember who the DJ was we talked about on our initial discovery call that I said you NEEDED to book months ago? Email us.
Have a quick question about whether you should add additional hours of wedding day coverage for your photographer or videographer? Email us.
Need to add on additional services from our A La Carte Menu because the wedding planning is more than you thought? You get the idea.
Either way, we will reach out to you throughout the planning process to check on you and see how wedding planning is going. We always want our couples to know we are here and available whenever they need it, and we take pride in being able to be there for our couples from the time of booking to wedding day!