An opportunity has recently fallen in my lap. At least I hope it turns out to be an opportunity. The owner of a private estate that my work has frequently recommended as an alternate site for private events and weddings has asked me to consider being her preferred event coordinator.
She and I are friends. She's a wonderful woman and she has such great faith in my abilities for some reason. She has had some bad experiences with some other coordinators in the area and she would like to be able to start recommending me instead. In fact she wants me to be the only coordinator that she will allow to work on her property.
It's highly flattering and a little intimidating. I mean yes, I've done some events at work and I'm organized enough to think that I can pull it off, but I would prefer to have some formal training. Actually work for someone who has done it for years so I can learn all the tricks and the things to avoid and the questions to ask and make all the contacts. Just walking in and saying I'm your wedding coordinator and these are my prices seems a little daunting and overly ambitious. What if I mess something up big time. I mean this is someone's wedding day. Despite the fact that I think they can be insane and stupid doesn't mean I don't realize how important they are to people. (and yes that is going to be my advertisement)
Anyways I spent the evening putting together a list of what my services would entail. I'm going to have to do more research. I feel a little sketchy on a few of the things I listed, plus a wedding coordinator is supposed to know all the wedding etiquette. What do I know about wedding etiquette?!
So yea. The owner of this private estate is only looking for 6-8 more events for next year, so it's not like that would be anytime soon or very many of them and she started out with no real experience except the two weddings she organized herself for her daughters at the property and she's has a wonderful little business going, so I suppose why can't I?
Yea. Uh-huh.....still terrifiedPosted by nuala at July 30, 2007 11:29 PM