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NO HAND-HOLDING
" I prefer to work with vendors that
don't require hand-holding, " she adds.
" If we tell a vendor what we need
and they follow through, it's going to
be a good working relationship. "
At other times, often depending on the
experience of the companies, roles need
to be deined. It can vary from company
to company and wedding to wedding,
but the objective is for everyone to be on
the same page.
" Wedding planners tend to be the liaison
for the client, " says Jack Hawkins Jr.,
president of A Classic Party Rental in Indianapolis,
Ind. " A majority of the wedding
planners in Indianapolis work directly
with our representatives on changes,
updates and delivery/pickup for a speciic
event. The wedding planner oversees the
entire wedding process, from hiring all
LEFT AND BELOW: " We look for partners
who are dependable, " says Michelle Leo
of Michelle Leo Events in Salt Lake City,
who produced this event. " They follow
through with their commitments and do
what they say they're going to do.
Credits: Planning and Design by
Michelle Leo Events; photos courtesy
of Cameron Clark Photography
vendors, schedules, organization, payments
and day-of needs/issues. "
" When we work with a very
experienced event planner, typically
they will take the reins, " explains
Duncan Brockbank, director of sales
at Diamond Event & Tent in Salt Lake
City. " They will let us know what they
need in terms of rental equipment,
when they need it, and how much labor
they want us to do in regard to setting
up tables, chairs and other rented
items. Typically with an experienced
planner, they'll say, 'Here's what I need,
get me the price, tell me what you
can do, here's the timeline, can you
meet it?' and we follow their lead.
" We also get customers that want our
opinions, which we are always happy
to provide, " Brockbank adds. " But it
can be a ine line. People will say, 'We
really need you guys to go in and set this
and set that; we'll have this particular
furniture there and we need you to put it
in place for us.' We often have to remind
them that we are only providing our
rentals. We will set up certain pieces of
our equipment, but we are not a fullscale
production company. "
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