When it comes to your big day, you will need someone to step in and run the event smoothly as planned. All those friends and family members coming in for the wedding may offer to help you, but remember, you want them to enjoy each moment of the day, too. You don’t want your loved ones to feel like “staff,” besides, do they really want to commit to making things go according to your plan? You will want to choose to have an event director or a Day of Coordinator.
A wedding planner assists you leading up to the wedding, helping you with the plans you’ve already put into place – rehearsal and wedding timeline, making sure all parties involved have all the information they need. Your wedding party may be great, but a wedding planner makes sure those last-minute tidbits get done and will keep you relaxed and stress-free, and that is the purpose!
After you’ve said the “I do’s,” a wedding director continues to make sure the reception goes smoothly by directing when each dance will take place, when toasts are given, when the cake is cut, etc. The wedding director will help send you down the aisle and keep your reception timeline moving.
Q&A With Jessica LaBozzetta
To help you find the perfect person for this role, we interviewed one of our favorite event planners, Jessica LaBozzetta, from Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis. She was kind enough to share her thoughts about her business, favorite memories, and more. Keep reading; there is so much to learn!
1. What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Our best tip to planning a wedding is to focus on what is most important to you! Do you want an amazing experience? Do you want spectacular food? Do you want something for people to do while you’re taking pictures? Make sure that you focus on what is most important and then source vendors that will help you make that happen.
2. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
Most couples don’t realize that we can provide a venue for the ceremony and reception as well as a unity ceremony kit that allows for a unique element in their service and THEN the creation of a piece of art for their home during the glass blowing demonstration utilizing their unity ceremony pieces. It’s a very cool and unique element to add in.
We can also provide glass centerpieces for the reception as another way to surround their guests with glass. But we’d also mention that most couples don’t know we used to be an old car showroom, which explains the exposed brick and approachable Industrial feel.
3. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
Make sure you understand all the elements of the contract. You should know the cancellation fee and what exactly the venue is providing. If they don’t provide food, understand the rules for their catering vendors.
4. What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
See the above tip! It’s our favorite.
5. What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
We’ve hosted a ton! But one of our most memorable wedding was the goth wedding in October 2021! They walked down the aisle to My Chemical Romance and had a skeleton cake topper. Black candelabras and all dark decor/linens/napkins. It was haunting and stunning! She wore a black veil.
When it comes to choosing who to hire to help organize the big day. You’ve got Wedding Planners, Wedding Directors, and Day of Coordinators. We know having the right person in this role can make your wedding — be it formal, rustic chic, or casual — go as smooth as silk.
Award-winning Third Degree Glass Factory offers as much or as little assistance as you require, providing exemplary service to couples making a lifetime commitment to one another.
If you enjoyed reading this interview and would like to have a chat with Jessica LaBozzetta, you can contact her at https://thirddegreeglassfactory.com/ | Follow her on Twitter @stlglass | https://twitter.com/stlglass
Thank you so much, Jessica, for your time and for the insights!