Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fave Vendor - Tina Molina - Coordinator



I'm sure you've heard it before, wedding coordinators are life savers when planning a wedding. They are like fairy godmothers without the funky clothes and 10 times more efficient. They are the ones that swoop in to make your day come together exactly how you dreamed...even when unexpected things happen.

I'm not even going to get into how much I love coordinators, because I am sure you already know from prior posts!

I am however going to introduce you to one of my very favorite wedding coordinators! If you don't know her yet, please check out her website:

www.tinamolinaevents.com

I honestly don't know where to start with Tina because I think she and her team are absolutely amazing. I've had the honor to work with her at a few weddings. Every time she has helped put together all the amazing details our brides have worked so hard on, the wedding comes together without a hitch. Not only that, but the extra attention to detail adds that extra touch of beauty and thoughtfulness that you couldn't get unless someone is carefully taking care of all the details, a detail at a time. As much as brides would want to take care of all that stuff on the day of their wedding, they can't. They have a little something to tend to that I like to call "getting married!" That's when Tina and her team step in! They each pull at a different string to bring it all in beautifully and tie it with a perfect bow.

It goes beyond details, though. At a wedding it is always a given that unexpected "issues" will arise. More often than not, you will not be there to fix it, won't have the time, or simply don't want to deal with it. That is when a planner/coordinator will become your absolute wonder woman. That is when you will be the happiest bride just enjoying your wedding. Sometimes brides rely on the venue coordinator. Ladies, let me tell you, they are there for the venue. They will look out for the venue first and foremost, so you need someone who is on your court!

Don't get me started about timelines! As much as I love weddings and all that goes with it, I am no coordinator. Sometimes clients look to me to tell them what should be done and at what time, but I am a photo girl. I can give my input as to how long family photos will take, what time is better for portraits, etc., but I can't lay out a timeline for you. That is why, I breathe a sigh of relief when my brides have a coordinator. It lets me focus on what I do best, which is photography. It also liberates our clients from having to oversee everything and lets them focus on their family, friends and of course taking beautiful pictures :) Many times brides will rely on a DJ to take care of the timeline and while that is not a bad thing, I totally believe that you should only focus on one thing to be efficient. I focus on photography. DJ's should focus on music. Coordinators can focus on your timeline because they are pro's at it.

Anyway, sorry I just wrote a whole mini-novel here! As you can tell, I am very passionate about this :) If you are looking for an amazing day-of-coordinator or an all-inclusive planner, Tina Molina is the girl for you! If you are one of my brides/grooms, please give them a call! I can't tell you how seamlessly the day goes by when you have vendors who have worked together before. It's like we can communicate, without having to communicate :P

You can click on the link above to go to Christina's website or you can e-mail here at:
info@tinamolinaevents.com

or call her at:
818-455-6474

Happy planning!
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4 comments:

Meli said...

Nataly, I could NOT agree with you more! I am overwhelm with blessings to have had a wedding coordinator at my wedding, Blessed to have had Mrs. Tina Molina as one my fav. Wedding vendors at my wedding & even Beyond blessed to now be a part of this AMAZING team we call TinaMolinaEvents.

It takes a well communicated Team of vendors for your wedding to run smoothly and go without a hitch.

You are AMAZING for doing this post <3 && I will take this opportunity to THANK YOU, well, again, for being Our wedding Photographer. <3 you guys!

Christina said...

Thank you, Thank You, Thank you Nataly for this post! You are amazing and I couldnt agree with you more about hiring someone as YOUR coordinator, to look out for YOU! :) Whether it is me or someone else... Please ladies... HIRE SOMEONE! Thank you again Nataly - and thank you to Elena, Aimee and Meli for being such an awesome part of TinaMolina Events - I couldnt do it without you girls! ;)

Anonymous said...

I am happy you ar both part of my dream team. I know you will both do a great job!

Jennifer said...

I agree!!!! With everything you said :)

I've seen Christina in action and i have NO DOUBT this lady totally knows what she is doing!!!!

I have complete faith in her and can't wait for our wedding Day!

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