Event Managers are generally used by fundraisers, festival managers, venue managers and other event professionals. Ultimately, their goal is to ensure the smooth execution of your event. Through planning meetings and site visits with the client, the Event Manager will coordinate staff, vendors and activities. Other duties may include on-site logistics such as overseeing set up, break down, and load out.
Event Managers are not the same as Day-of Coordinators, Blue Ridge Event Staffing does not offer this service at this time, but we know some great people who do. Read on for our recommendations.
While we do not offer this service, we strongly urge all brides and grooms to use either a professional Wedding Planner or Day-of Coordinator.
A Day-of Coordinator is there on the wedding day to meet with all vendors and communicate your plan for the space. They are ready to solve problems as they arise. Additionally. they will communicate timeline expectations to vendors and your wedding party.
Is your venue requiring a Day-of-Coordinator? Here are our top six recommendations to keep you sane on your wedding day: Front Porch Events, Verge Events, Events By Kiersa, Party Envy, & Smash Events.
Coordinator’s Assistants are on hand to take care of the details of an event, allowing Event Managers, Event Coordinators, and Wedding Planners to focus on the bigger picture. A Coordinator’s Assistant will take on specific tasks as set by the Event Manager or Planner. Their task may include the set up of decor, assisting service staff and vendors, assisting with logistical minutia. They are there to be the resource for the Event Manager or Planner to keep things running smoothly.