Teamwork and Wedding Planning

 I say it all the time - I love love love what I do.  I have the coolest job, and part of what makes it cool is the collaboration that is part of any wedding planning process.  There's the obvious collaboration between my clients and myself but it's also my goal to create a "team" with the other wedding vendors involved.

Take our last wedding, for example.  The grooms wanted their favorite restaurant to do the catering.  But that restaurant is not a caterer.  They don't have service staff with wedding experience.  They don't manage rental items.  We used that restaurant only for the food.  I worked with a rental company for every plate, every knife, every bowl (and of course the cool decor items).  I worked with another company to provide all the staffing, including the bartenders.  They sent a banquet captain, two bartenders and servers.  Then I worked with yet another company for the alcohol.  All of that was ordered and delivered.  

When it came time for the actual wedding day, I was in charge and had my assistant as my #2.  We started with a team meeting with the entire catering team and went through the entire flow of the wedding, addressed questions and discussed all of the setup needs.  We divided and conquered all the setup (as illustrated in the last post) and the end result was fantastic.  

It's my job to be the leader and to bring everyone together towards a common goal, an amazing common goal, to treat everyone with respect and empower them to do their job.  And that is so much fun, because weddings should be fun.

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