As I explained earlier, part of the intern process is writing a blog of their first experience with Southern Charm Wedding & Events, so now I would like to introduce to you another of our interns, Kristen Thomas:
“This is a lot harder than it looks”; that was my first thought as I looked at the agenda on
the afternoon of my first wedding with Southern Charm Events. I had NO idea there were
so many intricate details involved. My hats go off to all wedding coordinators across the
board, especially Tanya with Southern Charm Weddings and Events because she doesn’t
miss a detail! A good Wedding Coordinator knows what is happening every minute
of the day on that Wedding Day from the time the vendors will arrive to the time the
bridesmaids will bustle the bride’s dress. If any of those details are missing, it can make
for pure chaos. Thank God, my first wedding went off with out a hitch.
Myself and the other intern for the day had our work cut out for us. We set up the escort
card table, which by the way, definitely made me sharpen up on my alphabetical ordering
skills which I’m glad I paid attention in grammar school. Lol. We set up the center
pieces, put the decal on the dance floor and the doors, set out the favors, brought drinks to
the bridal party, pinned the corsages and boutonnieres on the bridal party, etc. Anything
you can think of, we did. I can honestly admit, I broke a sweat!!!
Once the wedding ceremony began and the beautiful bride walked down the aisle, certain
calmness came over me. It almost felt like I was part of the family because I was so
excited to see her walk down the aisle. I quickly snapped out of it when the ceremony
was over because now it was time to get the guests to the cocktail hour area and bridal
party to the location for pictures. Again, things ran pretty smoothly and the guests along
with the bridal were ready to party!
During the reception, on a few different occasions, some of the guests stopped me to
ask more about Southern Charm Events and to shower us with compliments about a job
well done. I even got a few, “Hey Kristen, High Five!” That definitely gave a sense of
fulfillment, and ultimately, that’s what it’s all about. You cannot and I repeat CANNOT
be a successful Wedding Coordinator unless your main goal is to please the client and
make their vision and dream come to fruition.
I think the universe cut me some slack for my first time around because everything went
really smoothly. I’m sure that my initiation will occur really soon and I will be subjected
to the wrath of Bridezilla. Either way, I’m excited and looking forward to my new life
that I like to call “Becoming a Wedding-ista”!