Due to budget constraints, your do-it-yourself abilities, or simply a desire to achieve your specific vision for your wedding day, you may prefer to plan your own wedding, rather than hire a full-service wedding planner.
This is great! Just remember that on your wedding day you'll need to be able to focus on soaking up the experience, which you can't do if you're busy telling people what they need to do, solving problems, and answering questions. A wedding coordinator can do this for you at a fraction of the cost of a full-service wedding planner.
Although it's called "day-of," my services start well in advance of your wedding day. We will meet twice in person (usually six weeks and one week prior to your wedding) to discuss all the wonderful plans you've made and how you envision your big day unfolding. We'll create a wedding day timeline and your bridal party ceremony lineup. We'll follow up as necessary by text, email, and phone to be sure your day will go off as planned, and I'll attend/manage the rehearsal to know exactly how things should work.
You will spend your wedding day making your vows and basking in the admiration of your loved ones, while I make sure everything is where it needs to be, things happen on schedule, those unavoidable last-minute problems get solved, vendors have someone to communicate with, and your big day is as stress-free as possible!
Consultation and Timeline Creation: nationwide service through Zoom
If you won't be using or already have a coordinator for your wedding day, you may still have concerns like those below:
I need a timeline for my wedding day that I can have confidence in.
I haven't been to many weddings, and I don't know what they're supposed to look like.
I have a unique family situation and I'm not sure how to handle it.
I need some creative ideas to make my day fun and unique.
I have problems that I'm not sure how to solve.
I'm not sure if I've planned too much or too little.
I have the feeling I'm missing something, but I don't know what it is.
I will meet with you for up to two hours in person in my northwest Arkansas service area or on Zoom and collect all the info you have about your vendors, your wedding party, and what you want to happen at your reception. In the days following our meeting, I will create a wedding day timeline for you, as well as a ceremony diagram of your wedding party, a processional and recessional order, a grand entrance order, and a pack-up list for the end of the night that shows what needs to be packed up and with whom it goes home. You will be welcome to give me one round of revisions, and after that I will turn over the editable documents in case you need to make further revisions down the line. This service is a flat-rate of $250.