Brooke and her amazing Bees at Bee for the Day are so on top of things and an absolute must as part of your wedding day! They are the premier Toledo wedding coordinators and so great at what they do. They are prepared for ANYTHING. Whether it’s helping us coordinate and prepare a couple for a First Look and not see each other prior to, helping us organize and arrange bridesmaid dresses for a photo while we are on a shorter timeline and running out of time, or knowing every major person within a wedding and gathering them all for a photo easily and quickly, they know their stuff! With everything they help us with behind the scenes, think about what all they can do for you on your wedding day!
We loved our interview with Brooke, owner of Bee for the Day. A wedding with Bee for the Day always puts a smile on our faces and lets us know we are in great hands and everyone will be well taken care of!
Name: Brooke Lauber-Cobb
Yeas in business?: Since 1994 – so 23 years this summer!
Title/Company: Bee for the Day
What services do you offer?: We offer assistance with wedding planning. both full day and partial. We work based on an hourly rate so brides can use us as much or as little as they want. We do not offer rental items but can connect a bride with preferred vendors who do offer products for rent. We can consult, coordinate, manage their day of and weekend of the event which includes the execution of the rehearsal, wedding and reception.
Why should a bride/groom hire a coordinator?: Everything runs smoother when there is a manager of the event. A coordinator is just that, a manager. This is the most popular reason that brides hire us. We serve as a liaison between the bride and all of the rest of the vendors. She selects and hires the other vendors, and then hires us to allow the vendors to focus on exactly what the bride hired them for. There is someone there picking up all of the pieces or holding all of the elements of the day together when you have a coordinator.
Can you help a bride/groom choose other wedding vendors?: Absolutely. We base it on the many years of experience in this business. We cut to the chase with the other vendors and can weed out the bad from the good so the bride doesn’t have to.
Current trends you are seeing?: I feel like there are so many things that single out each bride…specific tastes and details vary from bride to bride. Each bride sees something different as the “most important” thing for her wedding day. I like to see them include details that represent BOTH the bride and groom, not just the bride.
Do you travel?: Heck yes!!! We go where the bride goes. You need us there with you, that’s the most important thing. You have a confidence and trust level with us and we are flexible in our travel schedule to make it work…..efficiently as well as economically.
Do you coordinate destination weddings?: We will travel to destinations and coordinate them. However, we don’t call this one of our selling points, other than the fact that you know exactly what you are getting when you take us with you. You may not know what your venue or your flowers, food or band will be but you will know your coordinator will kick butt because we can do that no matter where the wedding is held.
When should a bride/groom book you?: We book up VERY early. Brides should put us on their 1st 5 things to book just to reserve the date. It doesn’t cost them any more to have us any earlier, but they KNOW they will have us when they get us booked earlier rather than taking the chance that we don’t have the date available because they waited too long. Each weekend is its own schedule. We can book up to 7 weddings per weekend, however, not every weekend. Bees are only allowed to work 3 wedding weekends in a row. If a bride calls on a weekend that the Bees are not available we have no alternative to offer them. There’s really no one else in TOWN that offers the level of service and specific billing options that we do at Bee for the Day.
Anything you want to add that I am missing?: Why is our hourly rate higher than any other coordinator? We’ve been doing this the longest, have the most experience and have the largest trained team of coordinators in the area. The hourly rate covers 2 Bees on the Day of the wedding and reception. We do not have any limits to what we can do to help make your day flawless…unless it’s illegal or immoral
Darn, nothing illegal! 😉
You can visit the Bee for the Day website here for more information: http://www.beefortheday.com/
You can also give them a call at 419-270-4359