Day Of Coordination – It’s a Myth

Day Of Coordination – It’s a Myth

I know you’ve heard it.  Whether from some Facebook group or somewhere online, you’ve heard it said that you can plan your own wedding, and all you need to do is hire a Day Of Coordinator.  My friend, I’m sorry to break it to you, but there is no such thing.  It’s a myth.  It’s a lie.  Day of Coordination does not exist.

WAIT! Don’t close this window just yet.  You probably think I’m full of it since you know so many who people who hired a Day of Coordinator or who do day of coordination, but just hear me out.  Let me explain. 

The fact is, there is simply no way any decent Wedding Planner would be able to show up on the morning of your wedding & execute your day to the level of perfection that you deserve.  There’s no way they can know you, your vision, your vendors, or even have a timeline or floor plan done.   One day is simply not enough time.  But, keep reading.  I have a solution.

For years, I offered Day of Coordination to my clients, and it never really worked the way I wanted it to. As a Planner, it’s in my nature to be helpful.  I want to help you relax and enjoy your wedding day.  I want to help you be the best possible host you can be for your guests so that all of you can have an amazing experience the entire day.  I want you to be able to focus on marrying the love of your life, not thinking “wait, did we ever go back and order the linens for the tables.”  (True story…I showed up for the tent installation. The vendor had the tents, tables, and chairs…but no linens. The couple forgot, and they were never ordered!)

I eventually started asking all those detailed questions 6 weeks before the wedding, but quickly realized two things.  First, by the time I started asking questions, some clients didn’t have any more money to cover the essential things they missed, like linens and transportation (yep, one couple didn’t consider how they were getting from the hotel to the church & her dress was too big to fit in her compact car).  Second thing I realized was that it made no sense to call myself “day-of” anything, when I’m working weeks ahead of the one day.  It just wasn’t illogical.

So, I made a shift to something that better serves both you and me!  What I now offer is Wedding Management.  The most amazing benefit of Wedding Management is that you have unlimited email access to me from the day you sign your contract.  With Wedding Management, if you have a question, or you want to review a vendor order to make sure it’s thorough, you can ask me when it comes to mind…and not have to wait until 6 weeks before your wedding day, which is when most day of coordinators start communicating with you, and by then, it’s too late!

There are so many more amazing benefits to Wedding Management; I simply can’t list them all here.  However, I would love the opportunity to speak with you to tell you more!  You can check out our services package here and click here to contact me so we can schedule a time to chat.

I can’t wait to hear all about you, your wedding and how we can work together!

As you continue to plan, consider these 3 things that will affect your wedding budget and these 5 things every couple should discuss before getting married.

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