Most wedding planners (including myself) are asked this question: What’s the difference between a full service wedding consultant and a day-of-coordinator?
If you’re a busy Bride and want help with pretty much everything-from setting a budget, finding reliable vendors, ordering your custom linens and stationary, assistance with design ideas to match your style and personality, finding the perfect cake, favors, songs and attendant gifts, keep you on track with your custom wedding planning checklist, updating the budget, assistance with seating arrangements and transportation –than this is considered full-service planning. You’ll need to hire a wedding planner 6-12 months in advance. I will work with you from the very beginning, all the way up to the big day, finalizing last-minute details and troubleshooting unexpected problems. With unlimited contact, you keep relaxed, informed and stay focused on what really matters. You’re Getting Married!
If you’d like to handle most things yourself, but want someone to step in when the date draws close, than this is considered a day-of service. In this situation, I will come onboard a few weeks early to meet with you and go over any concerns you may have, or give you additional recommendations for vendors you have not yet contacted. . Next, I will help you create an itinerary for the day and become the point person for your vendors. At the ceremony rehearsal, I will be on hand to direct the wedding party on where and when to make their entrance, where to stand and how to make the best impression for photographs. For the wedding day, myself and my assistant will make sure your ceremony and reception sites are set up to your exact specifications and assist vendors to be ready to make your day run smoothly. You choose how many hours we remain to direct the reception based on your needs or the requirements of the venue.
Again you get to enjoy the biggest day of your life!
Share the moments with your family and friends, and let them be the guests at your wedding, not the hired hands.
Sharon Cole of A Dream Wedding by Sharon