A day in the life of a Wedding Coordinator13/02/2019
Are you dreaming of a Beachcomber Wedding? Marisa Marquet - the Wedding Coordinator at Victoria Beachcomber Resort and Spa shares with us how magical and unforgettable weddings are created in Mauritius...
Marisa Marquet started her career as a Guest Relations Officer, providing assistance and acting as the main point of contact for guests throughout their stay. After a year or so in the guest relations team, she was promoted to Wedding Coordinator at Victoria Beachcomber Resort and Spa, a role she says is "totally different to a wedding planner" and the famous romantic comedy film Wedding Planner. As Wedding Coordinator, she has the responsibility of looking after both the couple and their guests. Her job "is not just to organise the Big Day, but the whole process from start to finish; including room requests, table reservations and the honeymoon experience."
Creating unforgettable moments
With a high level of attention to detail, creative flair and forward-thinking approach Marisa likes to keep up to date with wedding trends. "Some days" she says "the job can be emotionally intense at times." but over time she has learned the importance of patience and diligence. Staying organised and motivated in this role is vital, so having a check list helps her to ensure nothing is forgotten "from the flowers, photographer, music, the ceremony, beach dinner etc... there is a lot to remember, so I make sure I never go anywhere without my check list"
One thing is for sure "every day is different, with lots of variety on a regular basis and there is never a dull moment. Each couple has different wishes for their special day which of course bring lots of challenges." Incredibly passionate about "making couple's dreams a reality." Marisa "manages all aspects, helps the couple feel involved and ensures they aren't stressed out by any of the wedding planning." She says this "requires a real understanding that each wedding day is unique and that perfect, special day is a little girl's dream becoming a reality."
"The day was exactly how we wanted it - it was so perfect, we wouldn't have changed a single thing." - Bride
Offering the best natural backdrop with picture-perfect beaches, fringed by palm trees and inviting turquoise waters, weddings in Mauritius with Beachcomber are memorable, with a promise of just one wedding a day. All facilities, staff and attention is focused solely on the bridal couple. Marisa says " I find surprise renewal of vows magical - the wives have organised it as a big surprise and the grooms get so emotional. It's lovely to see."
“Mauritius exceeded all our expectations in reality. Every single member of our group said it was the best holiday experience they have ever had!” – Groom
Inspired to Say I do in Mauritius? Speak to our Reservation team and let us help you create a wedding that's not only stress free from start to finish but an unforgettable holiday experience that you and your guests will cherish forever.