+ What is a day-of coordinator?
A day of coordinator helps to make sure everything runs smoothly on the actual wedding day but isn't really involved much beforehand. Most prefer to begin their involvement 6 weeks in advance to make sure all things are in order and they typically charge a flat fee.
They'll handle all your vendors and schedule on the day of your wedding. They'll also serve as an advocate for the bride and her vision to her bridal party, family and friends.
A day of coordinator is perfect for couples who plan to be very hands-on during the planning process and can handle the contracts and organization but want someone to take care of all the details the week before and want someone to be there the day of.
+ What's the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator?
Which one do you need? It all depends on the amount of work you need done so here is a guide to help you out:
A wedding planner is by your side from start to finish and integral in the planning process. They will help you choose vendors, manage a budget and stay on a timeline. The bride is involved as much or as little as she wants to be.
A wedding coordinator helps only with final details and logistics as she steps in 6 weeks before the event date. The bride is resposponisble for planning the wedding and communicates her vision to the coordinator. Then the coordinator makes sure things run smoothly and stress free on the big day so you can carry a bouquet and not a clipboard.
+ You don't seem to offer the same services other coordinators do. Why is that?
Not all coordinators are created equal. There are a range of professionals that fall under the wedding coordinator/planner title. Not all planners offer design services and not all event designers handle logistics. Some are more vision oriented while others are more schedule and production oriented.
I play to my strengths of organization, logistics, communication, and keeping events on schedule.
+ Is the Coordinator I meet with (at my complimentary consultation) going to be the same Coordinator I work with the entire time, or will I be assigned a different person?
The Coordinator you meet at your consultation is the same person you will be working with during your entire wedding planning process! On your wedding day, your Coordinator will also have a few Assistants to help.
+ How many weddings do you plan per year? Per month? Per weekend?
By choice, I coordinate approximately 10-to-20 weddings per year – a combination of Day-Of, and Custom Coordination clients.
We typically plan no more than three weddings per month each, with no more than one wedding per weekend each. We are firm believers in not over-committing ourselves, so we control our workloads in order to give brides the time and attention they deserve!
+ How do you determine which vendors to recommend to each of your clients?
We tailor all vendor referrals to fit the specific client based on their style, personality, and budget. After meeting with you and getting to know more about you and your wedding, we send you vendor referrals that are selected especially for YOU!
+ Will I lose control of my own wedding after hiring a Coordinator?
Definitely not! Your wedding is YOUR event to plan, not mine. I am there to help and guide you through the planning process, not to take over. I will give you as much or as little help as you want.
+ My friend had a Wedding Coordinator who bossed around the wedding party and vendors on her wedding day – will you be doing that?
Absolutely not. I believe in vendors working as a TEAM with one common goal: the success of your wedding.
I want you to have a beautiful and wonderful wedding and we work together with your other vendors to create it for you. As for the wedding party, we are there to advocate your preferences and vision and to guide them on the wedding day. We are available to help them and answer any questions, not to boss them around. We believe in fun and stress-free weddings for everyone involved!
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