It’s Wedding Tip Wednesday at NYIAD! Every Wednesday afternoon, tune in to the design blog to hear a new piece of planning advice from NYIAD’s Emily Bauer. Emily has worked in the wedding and event planning industry for nearly a decade, coordinating events with a wide spectrum of budgets and client needs.
Here is today’s tip:
“Include a site visit in your contract! If you're providing a full service, this should absolutely be included regardless. But if you’re not- it’s still important and helpful to offer.
First of all, the client will be thrilled and relieved that you are going to the venue and checking everything out on their behalf. It will make them feel that you are really going out of your way to cover all your bases. Plus, it will serve you well as a planner while you’re trying to coordinate the logistics, and it will provide you with some face time with the onsite coordinator. That is a relationship you want to establish as early as possible, trust me.”