can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hey, I'm Laura. I'm the sister to the little black sheep and when they saw the need for a wedding coordinator it seemed like a pretty obvious choice for me to put my hand up. I get a kick out of working with other vendors and making sure things come together as they should. From creating timelines, dealing with any unforeseen little hiccups and ultimately making your day run as smoothly as possible. I've had experience seeing how the backend of any wedding runs, right from set up to pack down and everything in between. Away from weddings you'll find me working on our farm with my 4 awesome little helpers in tow.
where are you based?
I live near Creswick just out of Ballarat but my parents live south of Ararat so that means I have very happy grandparents offering to babysit if I head in that direction.
do you travel and if so how far?
ANYWHERE you like! I love nothing better than jumping in the car and going for a drive. Working in new venues and locations is always a thrill!
what do you do?
I am pretty much your personal assistant, your eyes and ears on the day so things happen how you'd want them to and the one point of contact for all other vendors. I come up with a timeline after consulting with you, the caterer, venue etc for the day. I touch base with all vendors (at least 6 weeks prior to the big day) and make sure everyone knows the location (sometimes Google Maps just doesn't cut it in the country) the timeline and I know if I need to chase up any loose ends to help it all run smoothly for all involved. On the day I will be there first things making sure everything comes together as you wanted and I will also be on hand to handle any things that may pop up. I'll be there right til the very end and can even be your Uber driver making sure you both make it home.
can we use you without going through the little black sheep?
Of course you can! Although we work in together we also know some venues have everything you already need or you want to use things from other hire companies and that is totally fine!
do you charge for an initial consult
Of course not! We'll even shout you a coffee (or something stronger if you'd like)
How much do you charge?
Every wedding is different so I don't have a flat rate. Once I know the time frame I am required for (some venues finish up early, others I'll be there to the wee hours of the morning), where abouts the wedding is located and a bunch of other variables I will do up a quote and we can go from there.
our venue already has a coordinator. What is the difference between you and them?
Venue coordinators are great however their priority is making sure everything runs smoothly for them. They aren't too fussed about putting those few extra meaningful details out or running around making sure everything is as you wanted it. I will be there to make sure everything you want happens as you hoped.
Okey dokes, once upon a time I would've thought that is what your Mum or best friend was there for but seriously we make sure EVERYTHING is covered. All the things we see all the time that most people wouldn't even think of. But more than that, wouldn't you rather your best friend or Mum and Dad relaxed, by your side, enjoying this special day with you? I think that covers it.
i have a friend who's offered to do it for me....
I like to meet clients at least twice. Once at the venue to run though things and get a good idea of what is happening where and another time over coffee or cake just to run though any other things. You can have as much email, phone and text time as you like.
how many times will we meet and how much communication will i have?
how soon should i get in touch?
If an on the day coordinator is what you are after then I really only need a month or so to touch base with all your vendors, come up with a timeline and go through the nitty gritty's of the running of the day. If all the sudden you've hit panic stations a week or two out though get in touch and we'll see what we can do! If you need a planner though that's easier if we get cracking right from the start-before you've even selected your venue and all the big stuff is locked in! This is where we help you through creating a budget and seeing how to get the most out of it. Check out our ‘PLANNING’ page for more info regarding this.