As a wedding planner the majority of enquiries that I receive this time of year are from couples who require assistance in the countdown to their wedding day. Quite often couples have been able to juggle planning their big day alongside their existing work and family commitments. However, as the day approaches and plans need to be confirmed and finalised bringing everything together can feel like an overwhelming task. Which is often when couples reach out to a wedding planner for guidance and assistance.
My on the day co-ordination and management service is perfect for any bride and groom that find themselves in this situation. In fact, the title of this service is actually slightly misleading as it includes so much more than arriving on the day of your wedding to oversee the days events. Of course, each planner will have their own version of this service. However, today I will explain a little more about what I include and why it can be a godsend for any couple that are feeling slightly overwhelmed at the thought of bringing all their wedding plans together.
Firstly, once you have made contact with me and my availability has been confirmed I would suggest meeting for a coffee or scheduling a Skype call so that we can talk through any plans that you have put into place. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to establish key information about your wedding day and really allows me to understand the wedding that you have planned.
My consultation is always followed up with a proposal which details the information that you have provided as well as key tasks that I will carry out in the lead up to your wedding and on the day itself.
We will next meet approximately four weeks before your wedding preferably at your chosen venue. This meeting is the perfect opportunity to discuss your day in finer detail, and also allows me to review and compliment (if necessary) the plans that you have put into place.
Following on from our meeting I will prepare a schedule of the day which I will share with all the wedding suppliers that you have chosen to work with. It is important that each supplier receives the full schedule rather than the section which is relevant for them, as this allows everybody to understand the flow of your wedding day.
In addition to the above I will also be on hand as your wedding day approaches to answer any questions that you may have and to offer guidance and assistance when required.
Finally, I will be there on your wedding day to oversea the set up of your wedding venue and to make sure that each element of your wedding day is seamlessly brought together. Typically, myself and my team will be on hand for 10 hours. However, this can be extended if required.
To learn more about my on the day co-ordination service and any other planning service that I offer head over to my website, and please do feel free to call me to discuss your requirements.
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