Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award 2016 goes to....

2015 was an amazing year of awards and recognitions.  : )  It wasn't too long ago when I started Haute Weddings and I could only imagine and aspire to be like some of the other "big name" wedding companies in San Antonio, and to be an award winning company like them. 

I have had my fair share of ups and downs, trial and errors, and copying other companies business methods, thinking that would catapult me and my company into their premier circle.  But I soon learned that I had to make my own path.  That someone else's blueprint is not going to work for me.  Now, don't get me wrong, I listen and learn from everyone else's mistakes and advice.  I'm not an idiot!  lol  But I did learn that I had to create my own path.

And with this I had to figure out what was Haute Weddings all about?  How am I any different from other coordinating companies?  What values did I want my company to stand for?  Only when I defined this did I feel I was on the right path for me. 

I am so thankful to work with fun-loving couples and good-hearted families.  I am sassy, witty, a tad sarcastic, but I also very methodical, organized, hard working and have a "getter done" attitude.  I will always not only have my clients best interests at heart, but also their friends and guests.  I will always be on the look out for the best vendors at the best value so my couples can have the best wedding.  I base Haute Weddings mission statement on the word SERVICE.  I love being of service to everyone at my events and to my vendors.  And to service everyone with professional, integrity and honesty.  That my friend is what Haute Weddings is all about.  

Thank you to all my couples who have shown their appreciation for my work by writing such wonderful reviews.  It makes my heart happy and makes me smile a Chester Cheetos smile.  I am sincerely appreciative.  

Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award

The Myth Of The "Day-Of" Coordinator

It is often said that a “day-of” coordinator is a must have on your wedding day so that everything runs smoothly. You want to save money or your budget doesn’t allow for a full-service coordinator, so you decide that the day-of coordinator is right for you. Well the truth is...the “day-of” coordinator may not be the best choice or value.  This brings me to the myths of the “day-of” coordinator.

Myth #1: The “Day-Of” Coordinator is enough.

Brides often seek a “day-of” coordinator to ensure all that they have put in place gets carried out accordingly. However, if there hasn't been any informative communication with the coordinator until the day of, the coordinator will not be prepared to oversee vendor responsibilities and troubleshoot problems that may arise. Therefore, the coordinator is not able to carry out the duties you expected.

Myth #2: Your wedding day will be perfect because you hired a “day-of” coordinator.

Often times the expectations you have of your “day-of” coordinator are outside of the scope of what they provide on wedding day.  You may want them to set up your DIY crafts and expect them to know all of the vendors and where everything is supposed to go.  However, if they weren't involved in much of the overall planning process, it may be impossible for a coordinator to jump in and take the reigns.

As coordinators are finding out through their own experiences how a Day Of coordinating service doesn't really benefit the client or their own business, many have chosen to "revamp" their day of and offer logistical meetings beforehand in which they can fully prepare and be aware of the bride's expectations.  

At Haute Weddings, we offer an Event Management service which includes forming a time line, floor plan, looking over contracts, contacting and confirming vendors, a final walk through, ceremony rehearsal and a full day of on-hands coordinating on wedding day.  You will also gain access to our Event Management System in which you can browse our Design Gallery or create your own, schedule appointment reminders, track payment due dates, and lots of other check lists to keep you on track.  Check out a quick summary of our services, here!

Also, check out this blog at Every Last Detail