Jeff + Silvia – August 9, 2018
I’m not going to lie to you… this was the hardest wedding I have done. As a newer coordinator this wedding taught me that I need to learn how to say no. I said yes to setting up their cocktail hour food without realizing that this also meant refilling contents, clearing empty bowls, refilling, and clearing again. I offered to MC using Sacred Mountain’s sound system not realizing how much life the DJ gives to a wedding. Lastly, I obliged to set up all chargers, plates, silverware, napkins, glasses, straws, etc. ON TOP OF the wedding decor. Yes, this was the wedding where I realized how important it is for the bride & groom to secure a strong and helpful Vendor Team. Can I get an Amen?
Silvia is a native Spanish speaker and although her English was great, I communicated mostly with her groom. Jeff is wonderful and did an amazing job corresponding with me to ensure he gave his wife the wedding of her dreams! Being that I communicated mostly with the groom, the amount of decor that they were planning was not expressed. Due to family in town and the bachelor party, I did not meet with them the week of the wedding to go over final decor concepts. Luckily the groomsmen came down to help place straws in the mason jars, run the folded napkins under every charger, and disperse the silverware onto every plate. I was so thankful for their service!
We set up the entire reception area for 130 guests. As the ceremony started, we did a quick head count and realized there were only 70 guests on site. We ran down, cleared away two tables, and found ourselves high five-ing each other. Not only had we set up before the ceremony started, but we had even cleared two tables!
They had a very beautiful and rustic set up with gold chargers, mason jars for drinking cups, and a burlap runner across the tables. All of the bridesmaids wore burgundy dresses with cowboy boots. The plates & silverware were eco friendly bamboo disposable. Each mason jar had a gold straw. The details were planned well. The groom is in the military and many of his friends are, too so it was a perfect American Country theme!