Our new sponsor Stephanie Gatton spent the better part of her twenties as a theatrical stage manager. Then her friends started asking her to “stage manage” their weddings. Turns out that the organization and laser-focus on minutiae of stage managing prepared her extremely well to become an event planner!
New Yorkers, and New York-adjacent-ers, here's why you need this New York wedding planner even if you have a venue coordinator already, even if you're on the fence about getting one, and especially if you're looking for a wedding planner who loves offbeat couples so much that she's offering you a discount…
I have a venue coordinator, do I need my own planner?
That’s great! Most venue coordinators are great at their jobs. But you know who the venue coordinator has to answer to? The venue, and not you. Or, as Stephanie put it:
It’s like when you’re buying a home — the seller has a broker and the buyer has a broker, and you would never think of combining the two brokers into one service, because they each have very different goals in mind. There’s an invisible line in the sand that venue coordinators won’t cross. But I tell my couples “I’m here for you.”
When do you absolutely need a kick-ass logistical goddess?
…If you'd love someone to take care of the most important parts of your day so that you can, you know, enjoy the most important parts of the day.
…If you just so happen to be getting married in one location and holding your reception in another location.
…If you have no skills when it comes to finding or instructing vendors.
Then you may really want a kick-ass logistical goddess, such as Stephanie, to execute everything flawlessly for you!
Day and freaking MONTH-OF Coordination
Stephanie offers Day-Of Coordination services, as well as general consultation only for those on a more limited budget… but where she can really provide value is her Month-of Coordination Package. With this package, in addition to handling the rehearsal and day-of, Stephanie will come on board four to six weeks prior to the wedding in a consultation capacity — happy to answer any questions you may have, or point you in the right direction if you’re unsure of next steps.
(So you down-to-the-wire couples: Get on that!)
After having been an Offbeat Bride and Tribe member throughout her entire wedding planning process… Stephanie Gatton is pleased to offer fellow readers 20% her Month-of Coordination package for ALL 2017 weddings (January 1 – December 31, 2017). Just mention you found her on Offbeat Bride!
Finally, when you book Stephanie Gatton Events… you get Stephanie Gatton! She runs her business efficiently, (which keeps costs down for you). But that means that she has to be really selective when booking. So you do yourselves a favor, and contact Stephanie ASAP to snag a spot on her calendar!