What does a day of coordinator do?
Why hire a day of coordinator? If you're reading this, you are probably planning your own wedding, and love handling all the details of designing and creating your event... from the cake flavors to the flower colors... to the cute succulent wedding favors you're giving your guests. You have Pinterest pulled up on every device you own all day long, and love all the ideas that you run across on all the wedding blogs and in those gorgeous magazines. You have this planning thing down, and that means your wedding is going to be lovely and memorable! But do you really want to be handling the details on the day of your event? Stressing about vendors being on-time and your bridesmaids walking down the aisle at the right time while you're hiding in the wings for your turn to come down the aisle? You deserve a break after all the planning and choosing. THIS is what a day-of-coordinator is for. HERE is another article from Huff Post on day-of coordination.
First things first - Lets straighten out some language. A "day-of" planner is a total misnomer. Your wedding coordinator should be so much more than that! A wedding coordinator usually starts work on your wedding 30 days out from your big day at the walkthroughs. We actually start about 6-8 weeks out at Sweetly Paired - to take more of the stress of planning off of you. See our services page for more detail!
Your wedding coordinator or planner is the person in your day who has your best interest at heart in EVERY decision they make. Your other vendors care about your day, of course, but they have the best interest of their part of the day in the forefront of their mind. The photographer is not worried about your salad being wilty, they want you to have the best photos possible. Your DJ is focused on entertainment. Flowers are not important to him. Your caterer doesn't care if you get that perfect lighting for that bridal portrait... they are focused on making sure your guests eat on time. The venue coordinator has the venue's best interests at heart. That's what they are SUPPOSED to be doing. All of them have their area of expertise, and they excel in that area. You need that day of coordinator to balance all of those experts and make sure things run smoothly and balanced between them.
If you have more questions - reach out! We're happy to help. We coordinate weddings all over Colorado! email@example.com
Wedding Wire announces Couples Choice Awards
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
We had an incredible year in 2017 growing our business and serving all of our wonderful couples. We are so thrilled and honored to be in the top 5% of local wedding professionals serving our community for the second year in a row. Thank you to Wedding Wire for honoring us and showcasing our work on your website and a huge thank you to all the amazing couples we had a chance to meet, work with, hug it out with, and share the love with over 2017. We made so many incredible memories working with each and every one of you and it has only taught us how to better our services so we can help create lasting memories for each and every one of you. We are looking forward to 2018 and have been diving head first since the year started. We can't wait to see what comes our way along with all the couples we get to meet and the love we get to share. Thank you!
-The Sweetly Paired Team
Top Colorado Wedding Planners.
Sweetly Paired's philosophy puts you, the couple getting married, first.
Our philosophy is that our clients are not JUST the host of the event, but they actually feel like guests the day of. This level of service puts ahead of our competitors, because the taken-care-of feeling that our clients end the evening with is such a great experience! We make sure you and your family are not working the day of the event... not even to move decor, handle gifts and personal items at the end of the night, or make sure food and beverage service is flawless for the guests. We work with you throughout the planning process to make decisions that impact guest (and host!) experience the day/week/weekend of the wedding. We've outlined the steps below for ensuring the wedding day is as smooth as possible, and stress-free for the couple and their family, friends, and guests.
Want help planning and not sure where to start? Start with our services page - we describe the different levels of colorado wedding planning and outline our prices.
You don't have to divorce your mom just to marry your love!
Often the Mother of the Bride (and sometimes the groom!) is the most emotional person in the room. Managing her needs not just the day of, but all the way through the planning process is something wedding planners have a ton of experience doing.
How do I manage my 'MOB's at my weddings... Well, here you go. Here's some advice that will help you through it... and let you AND your mother stay sane!
My first bit of advice is simple. COMMUNICATE. Your mom truly wants you to have a fabulous day! She's worried you'll make mistakes, have stress on your big day, and wish you had made different decisions. She IS concerned about your happiness and well being. She is just trying to help you get the most out of the experience in the best way she knows how.
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What do wedding planners do? Why do they cost so much?
Wedding planners are some of the hardest working people in the world! A wedding planner's wedding day starts at the moment the clients open their eyes, and finishes long after they leave the wedding! Our pedometers often read 15 or more miles, walking around the venue, moving from ceremony site to ready rooms, to reception site, back around again, making sure all of the people working to make the event go smoothly have all the info they need to be successful. But it doesn't start or end there! You should expect to spend $1500-2500 on a month-of coordinator, nation wide. For a full wedding planner, you can expect to spend TYPICALLY 10% of your budget... Usually $6000-10,000 plus, depending on your event and its needs!
Is it Scale-able?
An average wedding in Colorado is about $31,000, according to The Knot. Weddings that have a wedding planner are typically $40,000+. Sweetly Paired's average wedding for our full planning clients is about $60-70k. Our Day of clients range from about $30k, to 50k, typically. When the budget is higher than that, you need someone for more help than a day-of typically gives.
Some things we do... just for day of coordination! Wedding planning - That's another level!
Sweetly Paired is a Colorado wedding planning firm, working in Denver, Boulder and (loving to plan in...) the mountains! We work very often as a Vail wedding planner, and even work in Aspen and Beaver Creek. We love working at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail! We offer full service wedding planning, as well as day of and month of wedding coordination. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.995.2867 if you have questions!
Lilli Black is a wedding coordinator, planner and designer in Denver Colorado. She works in Denver, as well as all over Colorado. She has been in the wedding industry for many years, and has planned more than 1000 weddings in Colorado.