The final walk-through with your clients can be fun, informative, and sometimes stressful. The walk through is the last time you are in the wedding reception venue with your clients before the big day. It is a chance to iron out all of the last minute details, get all questions answered, and get all important parties on the same page.
Who Is Involved?
A final walk-through should definitely include the couple, venue coordinator, catering manager, and the wedding planner. Sometimes additional vendors like to come as well, especially if they have not worked at the venue. I have had entertainment companies (band, DJ, etc.), rental companies, and decor companies also attend the final walk-through.
How to Prepare?
As the planner, you want to go into the final walk-through ready to run the meeting. This is really a time to polish the planning you have been working on for the length of your contract with your clients.
To prepare, I do the following:
What to Bring?
To make sure you are totally prepared for any question that might arise, make sure to have the following:
What to Cover?
This is the last chance to get all of your questions answered and make sure your clients feel good about everything.
In the final walk-through for a wedding, I cover the following:
The final walk-through is essential to getting all important parties on the same page and being ready for the wedding day!