Monday, October 8, 2007

Organization = Perfection

I'm nearly giddy over my upcoming Saturday bride. She's organized and detailed and I am sitting here at my desk just smiling at it all.

With all my brides that I'm doing Day of Coordination for, I ask for some basics. That includes a timeline of the day, floor plan of the reception site, vendor contact info including times they are to arrive and a To-Do List for me for set-up. Some brides are great and get me everything I request in order to fully complete the vision that they have more than likely spent over a year planning. Other brides just have me wing it, which can be scary and freeing all at the same time. Then there's brides who are somewhere in the middle that provide me with a little of this and a little of that. Then there are brides like Corinne. Brides that I want to be my bride every weekend. Brides that ALL brides should model themselves after.

I opened my email tonight to find an email from Corinne verifying all the vendor info and then attaching the floorplan, timeline and best of all.....actual diagrams done in power point of how each table is to be set up. No, I'm not kidding. And if you're laughing right now it is only because you are NOT a Wedding Planner! I always tell my brides to be as detailed as possible with their set-up/To-Do List for me; remember, THEY have planned it all and it is now up to ME to execute it and make it come together. So, the more details I have the better. Corinne may have set the bar. I have diagrams for guest tables, cocktail tables, guest book table, cake table...you name it. All neatly labeled with enough direction. Seriously, if I get hit by a Mack Truck tomorrow and one of my assistants or friends/family has to do this wedding on Saturday....it will be perfect. Because it's idiot-proof. And I like idiot-proof.

Oh, and I found out one of my blog readers is getting married at Corinne's venue on Saturday and she wants to stop by to see what it looks like all set up. I guess this blogging thing is actually helping people! Kinda cool.

I am going to have a great week with NO stress over this wedding. Thanks Corinne!

4 comments:

Jessie said...

I'm jealous of people who get to hire you as their DOC, and I love reading your recaps of "your" weddings!

Jessie said...

I'm also not sure if you know that Sara has a blog now too, but since your profile pic is one of the two of you together, I thought you might want it...

http://ithinkimdying.wordpress.com

Danica said...

Oooh! Thanks Jessie, I didn't know she had one. :)

I think I'm dying. said...

Hey Danica! Love your picture up there! Great blog- I'm still glad I was one of "your" brides. :)