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*live love plan*

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down for tea with wedding coordinator Allison Turner from live love plan.  Along with Allison’s  warm & bubbly personality she has an amazing approach to weddings.  Many of you like myself have had small weddings with your own DIY approach, and I am sure many of you wish that at least at one point of the event you had someone there with you guiding you in some way.  I did everything myself, and it was tough!  Allison can be there for you as much or as little as you need her.   In retro spec I wish I had met her 6 years ago to assist my husband and I with our 41 guest wedding.  In {her own voice} here is exactly what to expect when working together;

Plan your Wedding with Allison Turner, live love plan.
Enjoy the Planning Process which includes the following services:
• Complimentary consultation
• Receive your own Live Love Planner
• Site visit of both ceremony and reception venues
• A face-to-face consultation offering direction and creative ideas for your Wedding (i.e. theme development, décor, etiquette, etc.)
• Three subsequent consultations at 3 months, 6 weeks and 1 week before your Wedding to discuss timeline development and implementation of your Wedding day vision
• Unlimited consultation via phone or email during the planning months
• Vendor recommendations
• Detailed Wedding day timeline
• Final vendor confirmation of services, delivery and outstanding balances
• Distribution of approved timeline to vendors, wedding party and family the week of the wedding
• Rehearsal coordination and instruction
• Distribute hard copies of final wedding timeline to friends and family at rehearsal
• Collection of décor items brought to rehearsal that are to be set up on Wedding day such as guest book, seating plan, photographs etc.
My fresh approach to Wedding Day coordination will give you the peace of mind to enjoy every moment of
your special day:
• Provide you, your fiancé, parents and the Wedding party the attention and service needed while preparing for your Big Day
• Receive all deliveries, greet and supervise all vendors as they load in and set up, etc.
• Distribute hard copies of your complete Wedding Day Timeline to all vendors
• Oversee proper set-up and design of ceremony and reception areas
• Ensure proper placement of all decor items as per your exact instruction
• Provide your guests with directions to the ceremony and reception areas at the appropriate times and answer any questions and concerns graciously throughout the day
• Round up, line up and cue the Wedding Party when it’s time to walk down the aisle, making sure they all look their best
• Let you both know when it’s time to walk down the aisle, make sure you are ready for the big moment
• Ensure all ceremony musicians have appropriate seating and the correct musical selections for guests arrival, family seating, as well as processional and recessional
• Assist the Photographer in gathering your Wedding Party and family members for pictures
• Provide an Assistant Day of Wedding Day Coordinator for the duration of the ceremony and photo shoot (if necessary)
• Have your favourite cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served to you by catering staff during your photography session
• Oversee that all décor items from ceremony which will be reused at reception in the appropriate places
• A watchful eye over the atmosphere and general comfort of your room ensuring aspects such as candles are lit and remain lit throughout the entire reception
• Keeping you informed so that you are never caught off guard
• Assist the DJ / MC in guiding guests through the day and on to the next scheduled event
• Organize the Grand Entrance
• Make certain that dietary needs and requests of guests such as allergies, vegetarian and vegan requests are correctly followed
• Communicate with the chef, banquet captain and catering staff to ensure superb, timely dinner service
• Efficiently handle any emergencies or unexpected occurrences
• Carry an essential Wedding day Emergency Kit
• Guide you through your day and keep things running on schedule
• Distribute final balances and gratuities to the vendors on your behalf
• Collect wedding gifts/envelopes then safely deliver to designated person, room or car
• Offer a calm, steady voice to everyone involved
• Provide peace of mind knowing that months of your hard work and planning is being handled so you enjoy your day
• Comic relief when the people you love are driving you a little crazy!

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