Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me about Nancy Cotto?

Sure, I would love too.  I am married and live in beautiful St. Pete with my hubs and my sweet Yorkie, Ava. I have been in the wedding industry for 25 years. I was a Catering Director, Venue Manager and now since COVID, a girl-boss doing what I have always loved best…PLANNING!  I am just a fun and friendly soul who has more passion for weddings than anyone I have ever met. I am super honest, down to earth and not afraid to say it like it is. I am also super creative, organized, and have that get it done attitude!  I want us to have a fabulous time planning your special day and take all the stress away from you.  I have planned over 2000 weddings, so I would say I have perfected my craft ;-)

Why hire a wedding coordinator?

Statistics show that the average wedding takes approximately 250 hours to plan (that is equivalent to over 6 full work weeks!). A Coordinator can save you time spent researching and planning. A Coordinator can also help you prioritize your vendors, get your budget in order, provide qualified vendor referrals, accompany you to vendor meetings and know what questions to ask, review vendor contracts, negotiate on your behalf, and save you money. Not to mention, a Coordinator provides creative décor and design ideas! And that final month prior to your wedding, a Coordinator will confirm your vendors, make a timeline, run your rehearsal, and be there to make sure that you, your family, and friends enjoy a totally stress-free day!

I am already working with a catering manager at my venue. Why do I need your help?

Typically, Catering Managers at hotels or venues have the job of overseeing the wedding details that are directly related to the venue (and sometimes the food and beverage as well). It is not in their job description to confirm your vendors, run your rehearsal, oversee the vendors on your wedding day, cue you down the aisle at your ceremony, and make sure all of the day’s events are running according to schedule. As professional Wedding Coordinators, our services supplement the services offered by your Catering Manager, Banquet Manager & Staff, and other vendors

How can I determine which coordination package I need?

No worries! We are here to help. Once we are in touch with you, we will ask a few questions in order to learn more about your upcoming wedding. Then, we are happy to meet with you for a complimentary consultation. At the consultation we will discuss your wedding and your Coordination needs, as well as answer any questions you have about Wedding Coordination. After learning more about your needs, we will determine if a certain package is a good fit, or we will customize something to meet your needs.

Do you have ideas on how to make my wedding special, unique, and memorable?

Do we ever! One of our favorite parts of our jobs is working with our clients to brainstorm and create whatever is necessary to make their weddings extra-special and tailored to their personalities, likes, and desires. This is one of the main reasons we keep ourselves up-to-date with what’s current in the wedding industry, so we can offer creative and unique ideas for our clients’ weddings and events.

How do you determine which vendors to recommend to each of your clients?

We tailor all vendor referrals to fit the specific client based on their style, personality, and budget. After meeting with you and getting to know more about you and your wedding, we send you vendor referrals that are selected especially for YOU!

Will I lose control of my wedding after hiring a coordinator?

Definitely not! Your wedding is YOUR event, not ours. We are there to help and guide you through the planning process, not to take over. We will give you as much or as little help as you want.

My friend had a wedding where the coordinator bossed the wedding party/vendors around - will you be doing that?

Oh no, that is not the way we operate! We believe in vendors working as a TEAM with one common goal: the success of your wedding. We want you to have a beautiful and wonderful wedding and we work together with your other vendors to create it for you. As for the wedding party, we are there to guide them on the wedding day, helping them and answering any questions, not to boss them around. We believe in fun and stress-free weddings for everyone involved!

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes, we are fully insured.

Which areas do you work in?

We work mainly in the St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Tampa Bay Area in Florida. Let us know if you have any more questions. We're happy to help.

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