Vibe Tribe Events wants you to be wedding wise about all things related to the coordination process. Here are a few helpful tips to digest, share with your family, print and mail to grandma, send to friends, or bookmark for a rainy day.
Why Hire an Event/Wedding Planner?
Statistics show that the average wedding takes approximately 250 hours to plan (that is equivalent to over 6 full work weeks!). An event planner can save you time spent researching and planning. They can also help you prioritize your vendors, get your budget in order, provide qualified vendor referrals, accompany you to vendor meetings and know what questions to ask, review vendor contracts, and save you money.
Not to mention, an event planner provides creative décor and design ideas! And that final month prior to your wedding, they will confirm your vendors, make a timeline, run your rehearsal, and be there to make sure that you, your family, and friends enjoy a totally stress-free day!
I am already working with a Catering Manager at my venue, and he/she is very helpful. Why do I need your help?
Typically, Catering Managers at hotels or venues have the job of overseeing the wedding details that are directly related to the venue (and sometimes the food and beverage as well).
It is not in their job description to confirm your vendors, run your rehearsal, oversee the vendors on your wedding day, cue you down the aisle at your ceremony, and make sure all of the day’s events are running according to schedule. As professional Wedding Coordinators, our services supplement the services offered by your Catering Manager, Banquet Manager & Staff, and other vendors.
How can I determine which Coordination “Package” I need? What if I don’t see exactly what I am looking for in one of your Packages?
No worries! We are here to help. Once we are in touch with you, we will ask a few questions in order to learn more about your upcoming wedding. Then, we are happy to meet with you for a complimentary consultation. At the consultation we will discuss your wedding and your Coordination needs, as well as answer any questions you have about Wedding Coordination. After learning more about your needs, we will determine if a certain package is a good fit, or we will customize something to meet your needs.
Yes, we can! In fact, about half of our clients do not live in Santa Barbara. So we are very comfortable with out-of-city/state/country clients and communicating via phone, e-mail, FaceTime, and Skype.
I am planning a destination wedding in Santa Barbara, but I live in another city/state/country, can you help me?
My friend had a Wedding Coordinator who bossed around the wedding party and vendors on her wedding day – will you be doing that?
Oh no, that is not the way we operate! We believe in vendors working as a TEAM with one common goal: the success of your wedding. We want you to have a beautiful and wonderful wedding and we work together with your other vendors to create it for you. As for the wedding party, we are there to guide them on the wedding day, helping them and answering any questions, not to boss them around. We believe in fun and stress-free weddings for everyone involved!
Do you have ideas on how to make my wedding special, unique, and memorable?
Do we ever! One of our favorite parts of our jobs is working with our clients to brainstorm and create whatever is necessary to make their weddings extra-special and tailored to their personalities, likes, and desires. This is one of the main reasons we keep ourselves up-to-date with what’s current in the wedding industry, so we can offer creative and unique ideas for our clients’ weddings and events.