Alison Mata has been the Event Manager at Lawley Ranch since they opened their doors in 2014. After she planned her own wedding at her family ranch, the family decided to open their doors to the public. Since 2014, the Ranch has held over 30 events including weddings, birthdays, and graduation celebrations.
Tips from Alison:
Hire a day of coordinator so you aren't stressed out the day of. Let someone else handle the details!
Create a map of where you want everything to go, so someone else can set up for the day of and not have to rely on you to tell them where everything goes.
When it comes to picking your venue, make sure you feel comfortable, and a connection to the space.
Always have a list of vendors on hand, with their cell phone numbers.