What I Do.
What is a wedding coordinator?
Unlike a wedding or event planner, a day-of coordinator is for couples who intend to do most of the planning themselves, but come the day of their event, they need a hired professional to execute all of their hard work and preparation.
All too often, couples rely on their family, friends, and wedding party to organize, manage, and perform various tasks on the day of their wedding. By asking a friend or family member to take on such stressful “favors”, they will not be able to truly enjoy the event as a guest, but feel as if they are “event staff”.
Quite frequently, wedding day “volunteers” have little to no experience in the role of an event coordinator. They are likely to feel insecure and overwhelmed as they attempt to keep on top of everything that must be done to guarantee the day runs smoothly.
What is to be expected?
As a wedding coordinator, I will manage the logistics of your wedding day to ensure that everything you have spent months planning runs exactly how you envisioned. From the arrival times of the florist, DJ/musicians, caterers, limo pick-up and drop-offs to packing up all your gifts and decor at the end of the night – I will take care of it all! Please see the Services page for a full description of coordinating assistance available to be provided.
A few words of caution…
Some couples choose to forgo a day-of coordinator because their ceremony and/or reception location includes a venue coordinator, event/catering manager, etc. Although this may sound similar to a day-of coordinator, beware – it is not quite the same. It’s important that you specifically identify what your needs will be on wedding day and know ahead of time exactly what your venue coordinator is able and willing to do. Keep in mind that they may not be able to assist with last minute/emergency situations such as cautioning the photographer that family photos need to wrap up before the ceremony, assisting the groomsmen who can’t find his shirt, organizing the hectic change-out of the ceremony space for the subsequent reception, or calling the limo driver who is running late.