Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, filled with excitement and challenges. To help couples navigate this journey, we sat down with Coty Good, a seasoned Catering Sales Manager at Hilton St. Louis. With years of experience in the wedding industry, Coty shares valuable insights and advice for couples embarking on their wedding planning adventure.
Q: What common mistakes do you see couples making when planning a wedding?
Coty: The most common mistake I see is that couples don’t ask enough questions. It’s a huge oversight that can make it challenging for their special day to go as planned. Communication is key during the planning process, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and seek clarification.
Q: What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding when hiring a service like yours?
Coty: My best tip is to consider dates when the city is relatively quieter. Avoid scheduling your wedding on days with major events like home games or conventions. This can help ensure a smoother experience for you and your guests.
Q: What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
Coty: Many couples are unaware that as a sales manager, I may not only be dealing with their wedding event but several others as well, sometimes over the same dates. It’s important for couples to understand the demands on our end to manage expectations effectively.
Q: What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
Coty: Couples should always ask about the general timeline, including setup, rehearsal, events, and teardown. Additionally, it’s crucial to inquire about an estimate of charges based on their specific needs as early as possible.
Q: What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Coty: My best piece of advice is to hire a good wedding planner! They are worth their weight in gold and offer much more than what a hotel or venue can provide. A wedding planner can be instrumental in making the planning process smoother and more enjoyable.
Q: What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
Coty: The most unusual wedding I ever worked on was a 90-day fiancé wedding. It was a unique scenario that I hadn’t experienced firsthand before, adding an extra layer of excitement and challenge to the planning process.
Q: What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
Coty: The most memorable wedding I ever worked was this past summer in June. While I won’t disclose the couple’s names for privacy reasons, they were delightful to work with, and the mother of the bride was an absolute joy. Building such close connections with my clients makes the job incredibly rewarding.
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