We strongly urge all brides and grooms to use either a professional wedding planner or Day-of Coordinator. Your Day-of Coordinator is there on the wedding day to meet with all vendors and communicate your plan for the space. They are ready to solve problems as they arise. Additionally. they will communicate timeline expectations to vendors and your wedding party.
Our Day-of Coordinator service will help happy couples as they refine their timeline and manage the day-of logistics. Plan to arrive at the first meeting with your Day-of Coordinator with a timeline, diagrams for set-up, a list of decor or props that you will bring. You will also want to have a list of key players: vendors, wedding party, important family members or special presenters/presentation details.
You may want someone to handle your day more completely. In these cases we are also happy to recommend colleagues who are planners and offer a higher level of service. Full Service Planners will also offer vendor management and planning and decorating services. Some of our favorite full service planners include: Verge Events, Events By Kiersa, Honey Darling Events, Party Envy, Shay Brown Events, & Smash Events.
Still wondering which service is for you? We have lots of links to great bloggers in our article: Day-of Coordinator Decoded
Coordinator’s Assistants are on hand to take care of the details of an event, allowing Event Managers, Event Coordinators, and Wedding Planners to focus on the bigger picture. A Coordinator’s Assistant will take on specific tasks as set by the Event Manager or Planner. Their task may include the set up of decor, assisting service staff and vendors, assisting with logistical minutia. They are there to be the resource for the Event Manager or Planner to keep things running smoothly.
Event Managers are generally used by fundraisers, festival managers, venue managers and other event professionals. Ultimately, their goal is to ensure the smooth execution of your event. Through planning meetings and site visits with the client, the Event Manager will coordinate staff, vendors and activities. Other duties may include on-site logistics such as overseeing set up, break down, and load out.