MY VENUE OFFERS AN IN HOUSE COORDINATOR, SO I DON’T NEED A WEDDING PLANNER – RIGHT?
Venue coordinators are heaven sent. But their roles are exactly what they say. IN HOUSE. Their client is the venue. A wedding planner’s client is YOU. A venue coordinator does not hand walk you through the wedding planning + design process, or style and execute all of the details on the day of. A venue coordinator’s role is to ensure a seamless day from the perspective of operational venue functions. Both of these roles are absolutely necessary but are definitely not one in the same.
WHAT DOES MY ROLE LOOK LIKE ON WEDDING DAY?
It’s game day, baby! I am the first one there & the last one to leave. Think of me as your personal assistant. Whatever you need, I do. My team and I will be there to execute the entire design, style all décor elements throughout the space, floorplan swaps + transitions, oversight and management of vendor arrivals, executions, and seamless timelines. We will execute your entire design concept leaving no detail overlooked. We will be there to tear down and load out + to see you off on your next adventure.
WILL YOU BE ALONE OR HAVE A TEAM ON WEDDING DAY?
This is going to depend on the scope of your dream day. Are you having an intimate celebration with 20 guests or a big blow out with 200? Will you have your ceremony in the same place as your reception? These are some of the factors I consider when determining the scope of my team for execution. There will always be enough support to execute a seamless day, no matter what. My team’s service is at no extra cost to my clients.
WHEN SHOULD WE HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?
This question is not a one size fits all as every individual couple has different expectations for their wedding. If you are a couple who is looking for a full service design + plan, it is best to start your vendor journey with your wedding planner + designer to ensure you get the full scope of all their package includes and ensures a cohesive aesthetic. If you are more so on the hunt for someone to come as the planning process wraps up to tie together the loose ends of vendor finals, timelines, and execute what you have planned, you should consider hiring a wedding coordinator roughly 100 days from your I Do’s.
THIS ALL SOUNDS GREAT, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?
As cliché as it sounds- it truly is so difficult to give out an accurate price until you have a conversation with someone and hear what they are looking for. When you hire a wedding designer or planner, you are buying a service and not a product. I cannot tell you that your wedding with 250 ppl at the Ritz Carlton will cost you the same as the couple who wants to get married at the courthouse. These two events are not apples to apples and neither are my clients. I would say that on average my couples spend $3500 of their wedding budget for wedding design, styling, and planning.
My daughter had a month of/day of planner. As the mother of a bride, it was an awesome gift for me NOT to have to worry about all of the details, especially the day of.
It left me free to enjoy my daughter’s wedding and be in the moment with her.
I would highly recommend it!
Absolutely~ I love the perspective of it being a gift to the mother of the bride!! The day truly does go by in the blink of an eye, so being present and in the moment with your loved ones is so so special!